Readers, are you a little bewildered at this vegetarian-for-a-year posting about chicken curries? Well first, this was not for me, it was for my extremely carnivorous maternal uncle, who thinks anything vegetarian put on his plate is meant for the pig farm (thats where the food waste in our apartment complex goes to, you see). So this morning he peeked into my apartment and asked if I could at least make the non vegetarian stuff even if I wasn’t eating it, in this bribe with God (the vegetarianism was a payoff for getting both sides of the R&r families to stop warring like maniacs about the wedding). When I assured him that I was cool to cook the chicken, he sauntered off to get the stuff.
Cravings work funnily, don’t you think? Your tummy demanding something so utterly specific, that it is highly likely that either your mom or one restaurant ten miles from your home are the only people who can make it. And this is just a normal craving, mind you. Not one of those pregnancy cravings that your better half is waiting to satisfy! The only person I can moan to about my stupid body’s specific demands are my laptop.
Grilled Orange Chicken With assorted Vegetable Stir Fry: A Guest Post By Subhasmita Panigrahi of The Flavours of KitchenBy Ramya Menon on December 2, 2015
I’m sure you all have heard about the Laws of attraction, right? Not the silly movie, the concept that if you wish for something hard enough, you will get it? Yeah, those laws of attraction! For the past few days I have been having the most persistent craving for Orange Chicken. So much so that I caught myself daydreaming about it with a glazed look on my face while drooling at pictures of said chicken on Pinterest.
There are some days when you love everything about everything. Do you know what I mean? When the sun is shining just the right amount of bright, when the wind makes your hair fashionably tousled and not like you have survived a storm and when everything simply falls into place. This was one of those days.
I love cooking. I know, stating the obvious, considering I have a food blog and all.
But on some days you don’t want to do the whole grind, rinse, blend repeat thing, do you? You want to put everything in a bowl, mix the ingredients around a little and wolf the whole thing down in under 5 minutes.
There are some days when you just have a stroke of luck with your experiments. And then it gets even better when that stroke of luck becomes a trusted recipe. I’m sure you guys know the feeling, eh?
I have never been a big Pork eater. I have only condescended to eat it on Pepperoni Pizza or Ham sandwiches. Currys, never!
But all that changed when a dear uncle of mine introduced me to some spicy, yummy pork, ‘shaap style’. I have messed up several attempts to make it. But this recipe from the Nadan Kerala Cuisine FB group and Matthew Alexander is a huge hit 🙂 !
Ever since I saw this recipe on Indu’s blog, I have been dying to try it out. Of course my pic looks nowhere as yummy as Indu’s but hey, it was yum! And so easy.
Instead of the store bought pasta sauce I used Pandara’s homemade pasta sauce, which, by the way, is one of the easiest pasta sauces ever!
There are so many types of biryani that it becomes hard to keep track of what you like best. Hyderabadi, Ambur, Zafrani, Mughlai, and so many others. But I have a soft corner for my mom’s Chicken Biryani.
There are two kinds of people in the world. One kind relishes the heat, taking pleasure in soaking up the scorching rays of the sun and enjoying the rivulets of sweat covering their bodies. Then there are the heat haters, showering themselves with liberal quantities of SPF, sporting mandatory sunglasses and wearing an expression of utmost disdain for the heat and constantly muttering about sweat, stickiness and all things sultry.