Green chicken

This is the Green Chicken!  A kilo of chicken, chopped into small pieces, green chilli, coriander, some mint, green onions and the usual salt to taste. Of course, to give it some more spice, I threw in half a teaspoon of black pepper powder as well. Chop a bunch of onions, the green chilli (a…

Sitting stew

This classic once again appeared last night on our dinner table. The weekend is always lazy, particularly in this extremely hot weather, so one has to try and manage with the ‘easy cook’ options. And what better way to do it than use the ‘slow cooker’! Just get as many vegetables as possible, chop them,…

Mini burgers, maximum taste

The well-extended weekend, thanks to the Eid holiday in Bahrain, means that we are in the kitchen very often – and trying out new things. Yesterday was burger day – rather, mini burger day – and we had plenty of them. Preparing these is easy – with the usual tomato and onion and lettuce, topped,…

Bottle gourd fritters curry

A Punjabi favourite, this is a dish we do not frequently made since it involves a lengthy process. However, thanks to the Eid Holiday, the bottle gourd fritters curry finally saw light of day. Take a medium-sized bottle gourd and finely grate it in the shredder. Then squeeze the water out of the shredded gourd and…

No Eid for these birds, is there?

Originally posted on MANDEEPSINGS:
It’s festival time in Bahrain. The Eid Holiday is ongoing. People are out in their hundreds of thousands, meeting relatives and friends, greeting one another, shopping, going to malls, parks and eating – generally having a great time. But as I wandered into the Old Suq in Manama, I saw these…

The layered paratha

The typical Punjabi weekend breakfast, though we do not do this very often. The ‘lachcha’ (layered) paratha, the pachranga (mixed) pickle, maah ki daal and fresh curd. No, it isn’t a healthy meal (plenty of oil or ghee) but awesome in taste and looks. And, yes, I do not make it any differently from anyone else…