Chicken Chettinad

 It’s been a lovely weekend full of sunshine and relaxation, getting back from a road trip the need to have some spicy home cooked meal was strong. So settled into making this elaborate and authentic Chettinad Chicken from the land of the Chettiyars of Tamil Nadu, a southern state in India. Their cuisine is globally…

Chicken Bhuna

The  sidewalks and the grass on the lawn was still covered in snow, as I walked our pet this morning. The air was fresh, the sidewalks slippery, a few people were  walking their pets too, there was a gentle calm about the morning, the kind where poets and writers get their inspiration from , or…

Chicken Ghee Roast ( Exclusively Mangalorean Style)

Everyone is cooking up a storm in their kitchens for the upcoming Thanksgiving meal tomorrow, I did my part ! 😉   The big bird “Turkey” always scared the heck out of me, so I settled for the ever friendly chicken……Yes, good things always come in small packets! Thanksgiving is all about celebrating in gratitude…

BAKED CHICKEN DRUMSTICKS

BAKED CHICKEN DRUMSTICKS Had some DIY projects lined up on the “To Do List” before summer ended, what better way to go ahead with your projects, while your chicken is marinating ??A quick & easy, no fuss recipe,perfect for busting up the usual chicken routine, so I mixed all the ingredients, rolled the cleaned chicken…

CHETTINAD CHICKEN ROAST

CHETTINAD CHICKEN ROAST Summer has been a mixed bag, this season the blowing hot, blowing cold kind……somehow, trying out new recipes has taken a back seat, let’s blame it on the heat index for now. Who wants to get into that elaborate cooking when all you want is to just rush in & out of…

Glazed Honey Lime Sriracha Chicken

Glazed Honey Lime Sriracha Chicken Sweet, tangy, spicy finger licking good !! …yup, that’s” Glazed Honey Lime Sriracha Chicken” for you. The bright red Sriracha sauce is a spicy versatile sauce which is made from red chili peppers, garlic, vinegar, salt, and sugar. The sauce is hot and tangy with just a hint of sweetness,…

CHICKEN KARAHI ( Lahori Version)

Chicken Karahi (Lahori version) A week ago, when we were at the garden store hunting for herbs to grow this season, bright sunlight soaked my kid’s hair as he hopped & jumped amidst the plants I was choosing, I reached out & gently ruffled his hair playfully & said, “Did you know, I had the…

TEX MEX CHICKEN CHILI

Tex- Mex Chicken Chili ‘Fall’ back into the edible adventure once again this autumn.There is nothing that celebrates the taste of Fall more than a simmering pot of Chili,the ultimate comfort food on a crispy cold day. Weekends are filled with children’s games & activities, so as I sat in the bleachers, last weekend almost…

SWEET N’SOUR LYCHEE CHICKEN

Sweet n’ Sour Lychee Chicken My neighbor returned from her weekend swim holding a bag of “Chinese Takeout”, laughing loudly said,”I make up for all the swimming”, waving her hands at me,I smiled, telling her “Wait till you hear my ‘Chinese Takeout’ story, you will have more reasons to laugh .Thoughts flew back to student…

SPICY CHICKEN FRY (THAI STYLE)

Ayam Paprik/Spicy Chicken Stir Fry (Thai Style) After long days of Winter & Spring playing hide and seek, finally today it looks like its time to crack the windows open and dust the patio furniture.The days of gloomy weather of darkness & cold is behind us now, time for some bright colors that lighten your…

METHI /FENUGREEK CHICKEN

Methi/ Fenugreek Chicken After days & days of seeing endless snow, my heart did a somersault when I saw this fresh green methi/fenugreek leaves in the Fresh Market aisle.Wonder which state in the US they came from, because they looked fresh and right out of the farm, not a leaf wilted & I was sure…

MINT N’CHICKEN

Mint n’ Chicken ( with a Bong twist) The winter storms are becoming a rage here in this part of the globe, wind chills below zero have become a common phenomenon, yet in-between all these forces of nature the human psyche can find its own place of comfort in a well cooked home meal .Its…