Category Archives: What’s for Dinner

Cajun Rice and Grilled Chicken Burrito

This Mexican boy is popular among the foodies all across the globe with many names – Tortilla, Burrito, Wrap or Roll but as someone well said “What’s in the name”, this is a quick, easy and super delicious way to use up any leftovers turkey from your fridge – with the holy Cajun trinity of […]

Chicken Salami Club Sandwich

These traditional Clubhouse Sandwiches are most often made with turkey, bacon, eggs and loads of mayonnaise, thin slices of roasted turkey topped with crispy bacon and onions over the crusty bread slices. My version of Club Sandwich features crispy Chicken Salamis and hard-boiled eggs, but keeps all the authentic taste. Ingredients: 4 slices whole wheat […]

Paneer Jalfrezi

In recent years Paneer Jalfrezi or Mixed Vegetable Jalfrezi has gained quite a rank in popularity charts of vegetarian dishes in India but like me most of the Paneer Jalfrezi lovers does not know what does the word “Jalfrezi means”, earlier I use to think Jalfrezi is some kind of special spice used to season […]

Pineapple Cream Cheese Salad

I love fresh fruits in salad, that sweetness and citrusy juices of fruits give flavors of salad a punch; Pear, Pineapple, Apple, Globe Grapes and Raw Papaya are few fruits that always make a delicious salad. Cream Cheese or Sour Cream has a zingy taste, which compliments sweetness of Pineapple perfectly, and crunchiness of vegetables […]

Punjabi Malai Paneer – Cottage Cheese in White Gravy

This typical Punjabi dish can be found in menu at most of the restaurant serving Indian food though sometimes name could be different like Safeed Paneer, Paneer Kesarwala or Cream Paneer but the soft and mouth melting curry with delicate flavors and subtle spices is always the same. Ingredients: 250 Gm Paneer, cut into cubes […]

Chipotle Chicken and Noodles Slow Cooker

Good things come to those who wait. This especially holds true when creating this slow cooker Chipotle Chicken and Noodle recipe. Personally, I like to put everything into the cooker when I wake up, so I have a delicious hot dinner waiting for me when I return from a long, hard, cold day of work. […]

Chinese Chicken Salad

This recipe of Chinese Chicken Salad is one of my favorite recipes of Chinese Salad, it has trucks of fresh greens, and vegetables and grilled chicken served with fried wonton wrappers. Now in India also, at Gourmet Food Stores you can easily find readymade Wonton Wrappers or Spring Roll Pastry, it is one must item […]

Apple – Sprout Salad

Sprouts are the best way to consume legumes in a healthy manner, a fistful of sprouts in salads increases nutritional values of salad, with each bite tons of Vitamins and Proteins entering our body. The whole process of Sprouting turns legumes and grains into living plants with more vitamins, such as Vitamin C, B and […]

Spicy Honey Chicken

Spicy Honey Chicken Wings are quite a popular street food in Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore, there honey glazed chicken wings are charred over grill and served satay style along with Peanut sauce, OMG!!! I am drooling. When it comes to Street food nothing can beat Asian Street Food Stalls, the air is filled up with […]

Thick and Chunky Chicken Stew

Autumn comfort food at its finest: This a hearty, delicious stew filled with vegetables, chicken and mushrooms in a thick, gravy-like broth. Ingredients: * 2 and 1/2 pounds of skinless, boneless, thinly sliced chicken breasts, cut into bite sized chunks (You can always pound them out thin yourself) *1/2 cup flour * 1 Heaping teaspoon […]

Red Beans Burger

This Red Beans Burger are perfect vegetarian version of Turkey/Ham Burger and full of healthy ingredients, now I indulge myself in this junk food once in a week without any guilt about the calories I am consuming. Sometimes I use these patties instead of Falafel in my wraps, topped with loads of salad dressing and […]

Ashley’s Meat Pies

These meat pies are ridiculously simple to make, but packed with plenty of flavor. A savory beef filling and a thick, onion gravy are tucked into a crust that’s impossible to mess up. Perfect for on the go lunches or little kids, these meat pies are just delicious! Ingredients: 2 to 2 1/2 lbs of […]

Gordon Ramsay Style Leek And Mushroom Pasta

In one of the episodes, Gordon shared ‘Quick TV Dinners’ – Mushroom and Leek Pasta, Farfalle with ricotta, pancetta & peas, Tagliatelle with quick sausage meat bolognaise, Spaghetti with chilly, sardines & oregano and Sweet corn fritters & yoghurt dip, for his Mushroom and Leek Pasta he used Lasagna sheets and I loved the way […]

Classic Vegetable Cheese Pizza

Pizza or Pittsa, what Italians called it, has bowled over the whole world with bready, cheesy and spicy flavors. The origins of Pizza can be traced back to Romans, when they baked flat bread called Focaccia(see recipe here) and called it Picea, yes you read it write Focaccia is the inspiration for Pizza. The modern […]

Paneer Makhani – No Onion, No Garlic

Paneer Makhani in taste is very much similar to Butter Chicken with rich and creamy gravy slightly on a sweet side, this time while cooking Paneer Makhani I decided to give it a twist by not using onion and garlic, I feel we should keep on challenging ourselves than only mind can come up with […]

Butter Chicken

Butter Chicken has it’s roots in Delhi, when Delhi was aka Dilli during the Mughal period, from the different stories I have heard about the Butter Chicken, the current version of Butter Chicken is the gift of restaurant called Moti Mahal, in Delhi. Ingredients: 700 gms raw chicken, with bone and skin out Marinade: 1 […]

Thai Stir Fired Vegetables

Stir Frying is a Chinese technique to cook food in wok on high flame, it induces smoky flavor in food and prevents food from getting over cooked. Stir fried dishes has a crunch in them and too much oil is not used to achieve that crunchiness. Ingredients: 5 – 6 button mushrooms, each cut into […]

Grilled stuffed zucchinis

It is a great alternative to the ground meat version my mom used to make when I was a kid! Ingredients: 6 zucchinis 1 cup (250ml) of organic red lentils 1 1/2 cup (375ml) of water 1 cup (250ml) of cooked organic rice 1/2 cup (125ml) of organic raisins 1 tsp. (5ml) of curry powder […]

Coconut Okra

“Vegetarians, and their Hezbollah-like splinter faction, the vegans … are the enemy of everything good and decent in the human spirit.” ― Anthony Bourdain, Kitchen Confidential I’m going to forgive Anthony Bourdain his hatred of vegetarians because he’s so good looking and because people with a sense of humour are so easy to forgive. Mostly […]

Falafel

I lived in Kuwait for a few years and had the opportunity to taste some authentic Arabic food. Out of all, hummus is my favorite but I am also a huge fan of the falafel wrap or sandwich. The Arabic food varies throughout the Middle East. Lebanese food is different from the food that I […]

Balsalmic Roasted Carrots

Cooking takes time, is easy to screw up, and can’t be healthy or easy to feed to my kids. Wrong, wrong, wrong! Looking for a recipe that is fast, simple, healthy, kid-friendly, and, oh yeah, yummy? Look no further than this delectable roasted carrots recipe. Any carrot, cut any style, tastes great in this delicious, […]

Breakfast Pizza

“Those pizzas I ate were for medicinal purposes.” ― Amy Neftzger Happy New Year! May our new year be as simple, satisfying and stress free as this breakfast pizza recipe. Ingredients: What you’ll need: Pre-baked pizza base 4 tbsp tomato puree ½ cup cheese (grated) ½ cup spinach (washed and chopped) 1 egg 1 ½ […]

Roast Chicken with Brown Sauce

We are what we repeatedly do. [Barbecue], then, is not an act, but a habit. – Aristotle* Even though this recipe isn’t a barbeque let’s start with a short history lesson, the word barbecue has attracted several inaccurate origins from folk etymology. The word is derived from the French language, the story goes that French […]

Cube 1 Loaf of Bread
Portuguese Stuffin Muffins

Here’s a quick and easy dish for some variety in your dinner plans…  It would be a great make ahead meal too, for easy weeknight dinners. Cube one loaf of sweet bread and toast in oven Brown one pound of chorizo with one cup of onions and celery, two eggs, Italian spices, salt, pepper, garlic […]

Yoghurt Chicken

I recommend this recipe for the reasons I recommend any recipe – it’s easy, it tastes good, you don’t need to raid a gourmet store to find the ingredients and mostly (though we don’t think about this enough) because it’s good for you. Ingredients: What you’ll need: 1 kg boneless chicken (there’s no reason for […]