Chicken Tikka Masala

I was never a fan of Chicken tikka masala because most times Ive tried it in restaurants the chicken is way overcooked and tasted like rubber to me. The reason behind this is tikka masala uses Chicken breast meat and it being a lean meat tends to dry out if not cooked correctly. The Chicken... Continue Reading →

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Amaranth Tomato Curry

Amaranth leaves are also called Thotakura in Telugu and Chauli in Hindi.Although we find the red amaranthus in asian stores regularly, the green one is hard to come by and I absolutely relish these in the spring season when they are available in stores.I am a strong believer in seasonal eating which warrants adding more... Continue Reading →

Green Mango Charu

Charu in Telugu means a soup made from an extracted juice of vegetables.There are many versions of charu like pappu charu(made with dal), nimmakaya charu(made with lemon), majjiga charu(made with buttermilk) etc.In case you are wondering what is the difference between a charu and a rasam is, in rasam we add spices in addition to... Continue Reading →

Opera Milkshake

Opera Cake is a French cake which is layers of almond sponge layered with coffee buttercream and chocolate ganache. When I was in culinary school , one of our chefs made this every other week for the open house events and demoes conducted at the school and guess where we hanged out after the demoes... Continue Reading →

Saag Jeera Aloo

Potatoes were like a banned item in our house while growing up.My dad was an extremely health conscious person and would only allow potato dishes on special occasions.That feeling somehow continued with me post marriage in that I don't cook potatoes that often except for special occasions at home, not for any reason but just... Continue Reading →

Avocado Toast

Me, My husband and my two dogs just got back from a lovely weekend getaway for our 5th wedding anniversary. It was a lovely, private, cozy vacation home down south in Malibu, CA.My dogs had so much fun running around the property without a leash, while me and my husband enjoyed the lovely views, star... Continue Reading →

Lemon Mascarpone Mousse

If you read my previous post on Chai Panna Cotta, I had posted about a party I hosted where I served just appetizers, desserts and drinks. The second in the dessert menu was a Lemon Mousse with a Blueberry Compote.I love lemon, I mean I can just keep drinking lemon juice all day long.And when... Continue Reading →

Chai Panna Cotta

The recipes for Chai vary widely all over India- the country of its origin.Now in the US Chai flavors are very popular with variations of cardamon, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, black pepper etc. Now a days these Chai Latte mixes are readily available in the super markets where you can steep into water or milk directly... Continue Reading →

Cumin Cauliflower Soup

  I usually do not like the cauliflower soups served at restaurants, it has a raw cauliflower flavor ¬†and raw cruciferous veggies are notorious for causing gas and bloating and are to be completely cooked before eating. I love cauliflower in our Indian preparations with tomato, peas or potato.All of these recipes are flavored with... Continue Reading →

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