Easiest Dhaaba-style Karahi Chicken

     I must admit my Desi recipes on this blog are few and far between, but I only share the ones I really believe are a true palette pleaser. Chicken Karahi is a real Pakistani favorite, whether it’s ordered at a dhaaba, a fancy restaurant or whipped up at home. It’s honestly so easy…

The Most Delicious Lasagna Recipe

From Scratch… I’ve been thinking of including this family and friends’ favorite dish (and mine too!), lasagna recipe on the blog for a long long time.  I can only attribute the extensive delay to general inertia (how many times do I remind people of that? :D) and to my personal confusion related to quantifying how…

Easy-Peasy Crowd Pleaser Butter Chicken

Making butter chicken at home is not as difficult as it may seem. With a few key ingredients, you can make a winning dish, that’s ideal for entertaining.

Veggie Alert: Roasted eggplant & mushrooms

My dear vegetarian friends, I have not forsaken you! I’m often stumped by how to make non-meat meals taste good, but when I discover one, it’s like striking gold. This roasted eggplant recipe is a great way to toss up a weekday dinner that is not only healthy but very tasty as well. I started…

Reshmi Kebab – Silken Kebabs

  Yes, I know I’ve been a little missing in action. I hope you missed me. I’ll try to make it up to you with the next recipe. How about a time-honored succulent Mughlai treat to warm the cool winter days? I’m talking about our very own silken kebabs: Reshmi Kebab. They get their name…

Madraasi Khatti Daal – (Sour Lentil Soup a la Madras?)

So while I was in college in sunny ‘ol So Cal (sigh, I miss SoCal) away from family, well my sister lived over an hour away so away for most of the week at least, I would often find myself spending weekends or evenings at a friend’s place. My friend Reshma was married and didn’t…

Savory Tomato Feta Mini Tarts

I believe the time has come again to make a savory post, or two or more. I know I was under the radar during Ramadan, when some of you must have wondered what tasty eatables I could suggest for Iftar (or so I hope). The truth is, I am an essentially lazy person who experiences…

Souper Soupe à l’oignon – French Onion Soup

  Baby, it’s cold outside!.. and the oven is not as cooperative because of gas load shedding issues. I’m abstaining from baking until the situation improves or else I will lose my mind. Something that requires an hour to bake ends up remaining in the oven for 2 hours or more, and I am not…

Step Aside Colonel – Crispy Fried Chicken

  When I started this blog, I had decided that I would share both sweet and savory recipes, despite the obvious dessert-like name. You’re cool with that, right? Anyway, over the weekend I made some pretty bomb crispy fried chicken, good enough to put your local fried chicken franchise to shame. I say this because…