Home-made tandoori roti

For many weeks, I wanted to make tandoori roti at home, in the same way as my mother made once upon a time. For all those familiar with this kind of Indian flatbread, it’s normally (at least these days) available only in restaurants and made in traditional, under the ground, clay tandoors (ovens). As a…

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…

Hot Favourite

“Aloo Paratha” – spicy mashed potato-stuffed Indian flatbread – is an all-time favourite with Indians anywhere in the world – and it’s now even caught up with others, if the numbers of such offerings globally is any indication! We make these occasionally at home – and today was one such time. No, I am not…

Gobhi Gazab Ki

Last week I finally found what I was looking for – garden fresh cauliflower. And, finally, again, I managed to get garden fresh potatoes. Both are rather scarce commodities in Bahrain since most of what we eat here is imported. Bahrain grows very less of its ow so it’s a blessing when we come across…

Methi Chicken

This chicken dish is, once again, my trademark. Quick, simple and healthy! Looks very appetising as well – and it is! A medium-sized chicken, two onions, a large tomato, a generous amount of ginger garlic paste, some chicken masala, salt, turmeric and red chilli powder is all you need , besides, of course, Methi (Fenugreek) leaves….

Grill and eat

This is dinner – home delivered – from a Syrian Arab restaurant near our home. We once home ordered meals frequently but have now started to ‘behave’ ourselves – cooking most of the time. That said, quick grilled meals are extremely cost-effective and popular here. Hundreds of restaurants – most being take-away places – are…

Thepla fusion

This is thepla, the traditional flatbread made primarily in the Western Indian state of Gujarat. However, variants are made all over the country, most famously in Punjab, where it is called the missi roti. I, however, made it in a combined Gujarati, Punjabi way and gave it an Arabic twist. Ingredients: Wheat flour: One small…