Masala Chicken (Chicken with Whole Spices)

Masala Chicken is quite simple to make and has a delicious gravy to serve with rice. I like to use drumsticks for this recipe, cutting the bone tips off for a rounded shape and richer gravy.┬áMincing the onion gives body to the gravy and the whole spices give a subtle flavor to the sauce with […]


Butter Chicken (Murg Makhani)

I love the buttery, tangy, smoky flavor of Murg Makhani or Butter Chicken. It is popular with kids and adults alike and I receive many requests from my guests for this recipe. Fenugreek leaves deliver a very unique flavor to Butter Chicken; dried leaves are available all year round and fresh fenugreek is available during […]


Chicken Biryani (Chicken with Rice)

Biryani is one of the popular dishes introduced to India by the Persians. This rice dish can be made with any meat and/or vegetable. I grew up in Lucknow where this signature dish is prepared by cooking rice and meat separately and combining them toward the end of the cooking. I like to save time […]


Tandoori Chicken

I have made this recipe for many years and it is always a hit! As the name suggests, Tandoori Chicken is cooked in a very hot clay oven but turns out just as well in the home oven. The secret is in the marinade which helps tenderize the meat. I prefer to use chicken drumsticks […]