Easiest Pan-Grilled Chicken Tikka

When one generally thinks of north Indian food, the first things that come to mind are butter chicken, tandoori chicken, chicken tikkas, dal makhani and naan. These seem to be the stereotypical food impressions that have been embedded in most people’s minds, and though the cuisine is vast and varied, there’s also a reason why these seem to be the first things…

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Japanese Milk Buns

I don’t think I’ve inhaled as much bread as I have these past few months so gleefully and willingly as I did in my teens and early 20s. Before the virus turned our lives upside down, there was a slight inclination to control my diet at times to keep the excess pounds off (Herculean effort seeing as my devotion to food can…

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Spicy Thai Basil Lamb

This Thai basil dish is most commonly made with chicken and it seems to be one of the most popular chicken preparations in Thai cuisine after the ubiquitous red and green curries. However, in keeping with my tradition of changing things up most of the time, I did it differently and I must say, it’s just as delicious, if not better.  My…

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Simply Delicious Potato Paranthas (Indian flatbread)

I’ve been making chicken tikka rolls pretty frequently these days since it’s quite a hit with the family and suddenly chanced upon the idea of making a potato dough, and the result is a soft and delicious parantha that goes with everything. This, combined with the flavourful, succulent spiced meat is a gastronomic wonder and the best part, you’re controlling the oil…

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Prawn and Mango Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing

Annnndddddd my obsession with mangoes continues. After indulging myself with all the heavy and junk foods like pizzas (after discovering yeast) and kebabs and desserts in the past two months mostly because I knew I was not going anywhere, I thought it would be nice to get some salad into my system. And by salad it needed to be fruity, meaty, have…

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Fudgy, Gooey Dark Chocolate Brownies

  In my quest to make a super fantastic brownie, I must have made at least eight batches, averaging two a week in the last two months. Do you know how many permutation-combinations there are in one simple dish with just seven ingredients? Tweaking any ingredient will give you a different result. Mixing ingredients in a certain way will give you a…

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Eggless Vanilla Pancakes With Honey Lemon Syrup

Pancakes have been around forever. There must be more than a million pancake recipes on the internet and here comes someone with yet another one. Gawd. Rolling my eyes at myself. But I still will post these because they might be slightly different from most since they’re eggless and I’ve managed to make them fluffy and tasty. Two weeks ago I threw…

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Raw Mango Lassi – Fantastic Summer Cooler

Mango season is upon us again with a bang and what better way to beat the heat than with healthy cooling drinks which add fruits to probiotics yeah? I first drank raw mango lassi in an Indian restaurant in Hanoi, Vietnam in 1997. The restaurant’s name was Tandoor, run by a very pleasant Indian gentleman. I wonder if it’s still open. It…

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Apple and Pear Crumble

What can one say about apple crumble? It’s one of the most easy, frequently made sweet treats and will most likely have been a part of the dessert menu in almost every second restaurant you would have eaten at. It’s certainly a part of every buffet in a five-star hotel. Made well, it’s delicious and hits all the right spots. However, it…

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