96 posts tagged spice

Chilli Chicken

Chilli chicken is a lip-smacking Indo-Chinese takeout dish in which batter fried chicken is coated in a sweet, savory and spicy sauce. It is one of those dishes that no one knows the origin of but while I was growing up there was a huge craze for ‘Chinese’ food in India with restaurants and even the roadside fast food joints offering ‘spicy Chinese food’. The recipe is easy and very addictive. Continue Reading

Velvety Tomato Basil Soup (dairy free)

It has been raining on and off here and the temperature is falling. This prompted me to make my favorite fall soup of the simplest kind. This is definitely not your traditional tomato soup with cream, coconut milk. soy milk or almond milk. It is fresh, untainted, delicious, and uses lentil for a luxurious base. Continue Reading

Moong Daal Stuffed Aloo Tikki Chaat

Aloo tikki chaat is a scrumptious snack with an astounding mix of flavors and textures. Crisp on the outside, soft in the middle the main element of this chaat is a delicious potato-y goodness on its own but stuffing it with mung daal mixture take it to a whole new level. It is delicious in a sandwich or burger or as a side with meat. However, when you transform stuffed aloo tikki into chaat, it tastes even better slathered with chutneys and other stuff. It is a perfect party starter and never fails to get one's taste buds going. Continue Reading

Grilled Okra

Okra is a summertime culinary pleasure and grilling turns into something super special and irresistible. It takes away all the sliminess and adds a delicious toasty flavor. Tossed with salt, pepper, and sumac okra makes a perfect finger food or a hearty side with meat instead of French fries. This is what I making these days with my home grown okra because it is the best! Continue Reading

SriLankan Style Fish Curry

I gave a well-deserved rest to lentils and vegetables for one day and cooked fish on father's day. My daughter has planned to go for hike with her dad and me but rain messed up all her plans. So, we chilled out at home instead. For lunch I made Sri lankan style fish curry. I don't make fish curries all that often because I am not good at that. However, when I think of special meals for my husband I often think around fish or lamb because these are his choicest foods. I could have baked the fish which I love to do but sometimes I get in the mood for something different and lately I've been wanting to make fish curry for quite some time. This turned out a fantastic dish, spicy and delicious. Continue Reading