Chicken Jalfrezi is such a delicious chicken curry that it’s hard to believe it’s a leftover chicken recipe dating back over a hundred years. Ever wondered what to do with that left over rotisserie chicken or the extra chicken breasts you cooked for dinner yesterday? Take a note from the British Raj and make chicken… Continue reading How to Make Chicken Jalfrezi
Happy New Year everyone! What are your designs for 2015? Puja and I are jumping into the weight loss thing. It seems like every year we gain a few more pounds over the previous year, lose it, then over the course of the year gain it back with a couple of extra pounds to boot.… Continue reading Indian Spiced Roasted Sweet Potatoes to Welcome in 2015
One of the things I miss most about living in Mumbai is the pav bhaji. It was one of the foods I ate so regularly when I lived there. You can get great pav bhaji on the streets of Mumbai anytime you want. I know many people who make pav bhaji at home, and sadly,… Continue reading Pav Bhaji, A Quintessential Bombay Street Food
Puja and I got married three years ago, on June 4th, in a mostly Indian-style wedding. For the ceremony we dressed in Indian garb. Puja had mendhi (henna) on her hands and feet and I rode in on a horse with a baraat– a groom’s procession led by a dhol drummer. It was so much… Continue reading Pani Puri, An Indian Streetfood Favorite
I accidentally spilled some fresh cranberries on the kitchen floor as I was opening the package. Our dog, Xaxi, ran into the kitchen (her superpower is the ability to instantly appear in the kitchen as soon as something falls to the floor) like she does and licked up all the cranberries in seconds.
One of my favorite things about food is how closely it’s attached to memories. Egg burjhi is one of those special dishes that transports me back in time. The second I see or taste the simple flavors of it memories of boarding school come flooding at me. When I was in 9th grade, my boarding school… Continue reading Spicy Scrambled Eggs with Tomatoes (Bhurji)
Eating healthy lunches just got a lot easier for me. Lunch is always such an issue. Over time Steve and I somehow accidentally divided up breakfast and dinner duties. But lunch isn’t so simple. Neither of us has claimed “lunch duty,” so it tends to get ignored until the second that I’m hungry. I am… Continue reading Healthy Curried Quinoa with Spinach and Avocado for Lunch
My brother hated pretty much all food except Indian-Chinese when we were younger. Every time we were home alone for dinner, he’d call the local Chinese place for delivery. We’d happily eat our fusion meals together in front of the TV…not something we could do if our parents were home.
My last two posts were about chai masala and chai, so I thought I’d round it off with a post on Khari biscuits. Khari biscuits are simple puff pastry bites. They can also be made the way I like them, sprinkled with spices for extra flavor. They are perfect dippers for a cup of chai.