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Cream Kadai Chicken

Cream Kadai Chicken

Anecdote Sharmita and I are actually quite poles apart. The main difference is that she is slim and trim, ahem, let’s not go that way about yours truly. We almost never agree on movies. We also most often disagree on food as we almost always like different restaurants. We dress quite differently, of course with […]

Chicken in balsamic vinegar

Chicken in balsamic vinegar

College buddies were coming over and I had some really beautiful pasta from Rome. Most of them were vegetarian and the only meat I could cook was chicken. I really wonder how we all lived in the pre-internet days. I found this recipe and made it once before the final day. Both times, this very […]

Potato & Dill salad

Potato & Dill salad

Mahesh is Shirin’s childhood buddy and therefore an acquired friend. We all look forward to August now as Mahesh visits us for a day or two. He lives in Bologna, teaches English and is drop dead gorgeous. Recently in one lovely lush monsoon day we met up at the Talwar country home in Karjat. We […]

Mango salad

Mango salad

This summer I discovered this recipe on the internet. One evening we were meeting up for a ladies potluck and I wanted to make a salad and carry it along with some quesadillas. Since then I have made it about ten times and my friends Aarti, Shirin, Kavery and Sarbani have also tried it. Every […]

Aubergine Pizzas

Aubergine Pizzas

Italian food like the men and women is very chic, original and sumptuous. I first ate an authentic slice of pizza in our one hour bus stop over at Milan. That taste lingered on since 1999. Last evening, some friends were over. A few of them choose to be vegetarian. I decided to try aubergine […]

Egg & Cabbage salad

Egg & Cabbage salad

I read this recipe in a book by Nita Mehta. It is unique in the way this salad is dressed. The tamarind as dressing is what gives this salad the zing! So here goes. Take 4 hard boiled eggs, 2 potatoes. 4-5 and cabbage leaves which are fresh and green, 1 deseeded green chilli, 1 […]

Grilled chicken with cayenne pepper

Grilled chicken with cayenne pepper

I call this in-a-jiffy chicken. Shalina makes this chicken and serves it with different crunchy salads. If you are on a diet and/or you want to cook a chicken in a jiffy, this is a super-easy recipe. The chicken tastes succulent, zingy and cool salads on the side are a perfect accompaniment. Marinate about half […]

Chicken Sandwich Spread

Chicken Sandwich Spread

My sis-in-law is a great cook.  She shared this yummy easy-to-do and great-for-kids recipe. It is brilliant when you have growing kids at home who are perennially hungry. And if you have a social kid who is always having friends over, this is your life-saver recipe. Boil a kilo of chicken. Keep the stock after […]

Full Gobi Roast, Indian Style

Full Gobi Roast, Indian Style

My mother’s food is very high on flavours and balance. She has never gone wrong in her cooking especially in Indian food. This is her recipe and she has made it at home zillions of times and now this has become of of my favourites. You take a whole cauliflower and marinade it with salt, […]

BBQ chicken salad

BBQ chicken salad

Kavery gave me a lovely book on salad recipes. Till I realised that i was allergic to chicken, I ate it almost every night and I would always look around for good chicken recipes. This one is a superb one and you just must try it. Place 1 tbsp olive oil, 4 tbsps tomato sauce, […]

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