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 […]


Bhindi Tamatar (Okra with Tomatoes)

Bhindi is also known as Okra or Ladies Fingers in India and is a delicious and nutritious vegetable. A relative of the hibiscus family, it is high in fiber, calcium and vitamins. Because of its mucilaginous property, Okra gets slimy when added to water; it is best to saute Okra in a non-stick pan or […]


Shahi Lamb Curry

The word Shahi means royal and this dish is indeed fit for a king! The use of tomato paste and cream gives the gravy a smooth, velvety texture. I like to chop the raisins to keep their flavor subtle and use coconut to give body to the sauce. The gravy is finger-licking good! Make Shahi […]


Instant Mango Achaar (Pickle)

The most popular fruit for pickling or making Achaar in India is the Mango, the king of all fruits. During early summer you can buy raw (green), sour mango called ‘cairy’ and preserve it by pickling, making relishes and chutneys. After mixing with spices and oil, the Achaar is cured by putting it in the […]


Fried Fish Indian Style

Growing up in Lucknow, I enjoyed eating the fresh water fish called ‘Rohu’, a fish of the Carp family. My favorite dish was my mom’s fried fish! It always turned out crispy because she used rice flour in the batter. I have tried using other batters but rice flour works the best. Since Carp is […]