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…

Slow – and tasty!

Tried my hand at making the traditional Punjabi Chicken Curry – in a slow cooker, and with a tangy twist! The deal is simple. For a full (1000 gms) chicken, take two large onions, two large tomatoes, four large green chilli, three cloves of garlic and a table tennis ball size of ginger. Coarse chop…

Revival

I am now in the process of reviving this blog that I began three years ago but stopped somewhere this time in 2015. However, in addition to putting in an occasional recipe, I will also have pictures of food, mostly cooked at home, along with some reviews of restaurants we eat at.

Coconut Vegetable Stew

This is the classic vegetable stew. But there was the usual twist. I added coconut! First take some vegetables – the more the merrier – but I had carrots, capsicum, beans spinach, onion and tomato. Chop all the vegetables into small pieces and lightly fry in two tablespoons oil using a medium sized pan. As…

Onion and red jalapeño chicken

It was one of those nights when we needed a quick meal. And what better way to toss a chicken into the oven to defrost, chop some onions in the meantime and put the two all together into the pan. Yes, that” what I did and came up with this rather delicious, and very simple,…

Raraa Alooo Wala

This is not the way mutton curry is ordinarily made but, with me, cooking is different. It is certainly not about stereotypes and it’s certainly not many of us would admit they would like to eat and dub it bland! The dish is incredibly simple to make with just a little masala, onion, tomato, garlic and…

Spiced crispy prawns

This is more of an evening snack than  a regular lunch or dinner meal. But since it is so simple to make, I decided to ‘complicate’ it a bit and make gravy and rice also. Ir 500 grams of prawns, put half a teaspoon of red chilli powder, a little turmeric powder and salt (to taste)…

Kadi Gujarat Di

This is Kadi, a traditional Indian dish, prepared with yogurt in several different ways all over the country. I decided to give the Gujarati version a try. Here is how it went: Ingredients: Yogurt: 250 ml; Besan (Gram flour): 5 tablespoons; Jaggery: 1 very small piece (1/2 inch cube); Green chillies: 5-6; Garlic: 4 pieces; Onion: 1; Curry leaves: one blade; Peanuts: Handful; Split chickpeas:…

Cherry gravy Sheri

This was the last of the fish in the freezer – so it had to end up on the plate just before we made our fortnightly trip to the Manama fishmonger’s this Saturday. And, yes, it had to be different. I had planned to grill the whole fish – all five pieces – but decided…

Golden prawns kabsa

Today I tried my hand at Kabsa, a traditional chicken or meat dish made with rice in the Gulf and Middle Eastern countries. In Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, however, it is almost a ‘national dish’ made all the time, everywhere, and almost always with chicken. These dishes are mainly made from a mixture of spices,…

Drunken crispy chops

I took a day off work today and, to make the most of it, decided to give this dish a try. In Punjabi households, mutton chops are traditionally cooked in a lot of oil and over a slow fire and in a pressure cooker, so that the meat gets tender on its own accord. But…