A classic salad, this Chicken Macaroni Salad is perfect as an appetizer, starter or even as a picnic salad. It is very simple and easy to make. Ingredients: Macaroni – 1 cup, cooked Chicken – 1/2 cup, cooked, diced Capsicum – 1, small, chopped Green Peas – 1/2 cup Onion – 1, finely chopped Mayonnaise…

Shami Kebab (or Shaami Kabab) is a popular dish from the Mughlai/Awadhi cuisine. A popular recipe during Ramadan month, it is often served as a starter/appetizer. Ingredients: Mutton – 500 gms, boneless, minced Chana Dal – 2 tblsp Onion – 2, medium, sliced Eggs – 2 Dry Red Chillies – 8 Coriander Leaves – handful…

  Corn Frittata is a simple and easy to make weeknight dinner or a weekend brunch dish. Ingredients: Corn on the Cob – 1 Cheese – 1/4 cup, grated Milk – 1/2 cup Maida – 1/2 cup Black Pepper Powder – 1/8 tsp Baking Soda – a small pinch Spring Onions – little, chopped Butter…

Mutton Brain Masala is a popular South Indian delicacy. Ingredients: Goat Brain – 4 Shallots (Sambar Onions) – 20, chopped Tomatoes – 2, chopped Green Chillies – 4, chopped Ginger Garlic Paste – 2 tsp Red Chilli Powder – 4 tsp Pepper Powder – 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp Coriander Leaves – handful…

Mango Burfi is a delicious Indian sweet especially for those who love mangoes. Simple, delicious and easy to make, it makes for a great dessert after a meal. Ingredients: Mango Pulp – 2 cups (not too thick, you can add little water) Milk Powder – 1 cup Ghee – 1/4 cup Coconut – 1 cup,…

Mango Kesari (Mango Sheera) is a popular dessert/sweet made especially during the summer season when mangoes are in plenty. Yummy and flavorful, they are served as a snack to kids or as a dessert after a meal. Ingredients: Mango Pulp – 1 cup Rava – 2 cups Milk – 2 cups Sugar – 2 cups…

Chilli Chicken is a very popular Indo-Chinese dish often served as a starter or as an accompaniment to a main dish. Ingredients: Chicken – 500 gms Capsicum – 2, medium, diced Green Chillies – 4 to 5, chopped Garlic – 4 cloves, chopped Shallots (Sambar Onions) – 20, chopped Soy Sauce – 2 tsp Chilli…

Kothu Parotta is a very popular South Indian street food with numerous regional variations. Leftover parathas are shredded and cooked with spices, vegetables, eggs and meat (typically chicken or mutton). The vegetarian version is without eggs and meat. Ingredients: Minced Mutton – 500 gms Shallots (Sambar Onions) – 20 Green Chillies – 2 Ginger Garlic…

Chicken Kal Dosa is a popular dosa variety for those who love non-vegetarian food. Dosa topped up with minced chicken mixture and served with either chicken curry or side dish of choice. Ingredients: Minced Chicken – 100 gms Shallots (Sambar Onions) – 6, chopped Tomato – 1, small Ginger Garlic Paste – 1/2 tsp Turmeric…

Nimona is a popular dish from Varanasi and Lucknow made primarily during winter. It is best served with rice or rotis. Ingredients: Green Peas – 2 cups Curd – 2 cups, thick Bay Leaf – 2 Cardamoms – 2 Potatoes – 2 Green Chillies – 4 Sugar – 2 tsp Black Pepper Powder – 2…

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