Recipes

A casserole full of fresh biryani

Mutton Biryani-2

Mutton Biryani is already up on Kitchen Rings. Then “Why another South Indian version?” you may very well wonder. Well, the story is that I spent a couple of days with a very talented young cousin, who confidently made this Biryani. And I fell in love with the aroma and […]

 
Tandoori chicken is placed in a platter with a lot of greens and other vegetables

Tandoori Chicken

Tandoori Chicken hold a special place in my heart. It is linked to one of my favourite uncles and the food memories that cling on to us though life moves on. ⁠ When we lived in Mumbai, this uncle visited and stayed with us now and then. He enjoyed my […]

 
A pleasantly coloured chicken gravy is cooking in a black pot.

Chicken Gravy (without coconut)

Chicken gravy is a multi-purpose side dish and this one, in particular, caters to all kinds of palates. The colour is pleasing and it almost looks like a stew. Traditionally, I add coconuts to my gravies. You might have tried the one with paneer in it… so delicious and full […]

 
Paneer gravy in a pretty bowl, garnished with coriander

Paneer in Tomato Gravy

Paneer in tomato gravy is one of the go-to, quick and easy way of cooking up a side dish for the day. And this one is extra quick as you are about to find out! Indeed, there are many hundreds of recipes for paneer, and the beauty is that by […]

 
The vegetable is dispalyed in a pretty bowl with a napkin on one side

Karela Mazedaar

Karela or bitter gourd used to be a dish I ran from when I was a kid. Who am I kidding? Even for half my adult life! (Some also call them Bitter Melons. It’s called paagakaai in Tamil.) And then I mastered the vegetable! I can now confidently serve varieties […]

 
The green thuvayal in a pretty blue bowl

Thuvayal/Ridge Gourd Peel Chutney

Thuvayal is a scrumptious addition to any south Indian meal. And this one is made all the more special because the main ingredient is ridge gourd (English)/ turai (Hindi)/ peerkangai (Tamil) peels! ⁠⁠Indian food is made up of many different styles of cooking. What also makes it special is the […]

 

Mutton Cutlets

Mutton cutlets are the luscious, golden brown discs that can bring in cheer to any meal. Honestly, this claim is true! We eat mutton cutlets with rice and daal/sambhar. It goes with rasam, curd and of course it can be eaten with gravies and stews. It is yum with bread […]

 

Gnocchi ⁠— My Way!

So what is Gnochhi? Believe me, when I first made Gnochhi, I had no clue that it is going to be a super hit. I made it for a lark, as a make-ahead breakfast, inspired by a very old cookbook gifted at my wedding, called Virtue’s Colourful Cooking. You can […]

 
A blue oval shaped bowl with creamy orange carrot soup

Carrot Soup

Carrot soup is gorgeously satisfying. You will find it creamy, tasty and it’s so, so good for health. The story behind this is so interesting! I had been on a recipe developing spree. My aim was to focus on raw, fresh turmeric. After the most obvious choice, mango smoothie, (which […]

 
Platter full of noodles, garnished with cherry tomatoes, herbs and chilli flakes

Paneer Steak Noodles

Paneer Steak Noodles is perfect for times when you need an all-in-one dish that has to look spectacular and yet take only minutes to prepare. All you need to do is to get the ingredients sorted, and the dish is almost ready!