Spicy Beef Curry

Home made beef curry is the best. Also home because it is where I can cook and eat my beef in peace. (Read Bombay beef ban) :p I love making this particular dish because it is really simple to make and also because it is devoid of the usual Indian masalas / spices. Preparation time:…

Baked Chicken Leg

This chicken I’d made looks very similar to chicken tandoori but alas its not. I actually wanted to make chicken tandoori at the time but didn’t have the right ingredients so I made this recipe which is almost a replica except without the tandoori masala. Ingredients; 2 chicken leg pieces 1 spoon turmeric powder 2…

A Vegetarian Affair

Okay guys this is what I just had for lunch. Its nothing lavish or anything close to a thali plate but something I had spruced up in my kitchen. It took me all of 30 minutes to prepare all of these.. (alot of multitasking :P) I had really been craving for dal and rice since…

Garlic Butter Tiger Prawn

Today was a good day. I woke up early, reached the market and did some grocery shopping. I love the fish market here at Four bungalows, Mumbai. You get the freshest and just about any kind of river or sea fish. The stench is hard to bear at times but you get over it after…

Buckwheat Japanese Noodles 

Here are my noods 😉 I made this very simple Japanese noodles yesterday for lunch! Had used the authentic Japanese buckwheat Soba noodles. It usually refers to thin noodles made from buckwheat flour or a combination of buckwheat and wheat flour. To be honest this time around I thought it would be lighter and I…

Thai Green Fish Curry

This fish curry is made with an aromatic Thai green curry sauce which I made from scratch. This time around i didn’t add any vegetables not for lack of want but lack of it when i was cooking at the time! 😦 Thai food is really so easy to make and doesn’t even take that…

Crawford Market 

Crawford Market In South Mumbai has got to be one of my favourite places in the city! The never ending hustle and bustle, great street food and people rushing about like there’s no tomorrow! This market has been at the centre of market life in South Mumbai since it was built in the days of…

Poha- Classic Maharashtrian Breakfast

Poha is comfort breakfast food and one of the best Maharashtrian breakfast ever! Poha is basically rice which is flattened into flat light dry flakes. This easily digestible form of raw rice is very popular across India, Nepal and Bangladesh, and is normally used to prepare snacks or light and easy fast food in a…

Sea Salt & Pepper Grilled Chicken

Hey guys! 🙂 I posted this picture on my Instagram handle yesterday and was asked the recipe by many. So here is the step by step way to make this healthy and tasty meal! Serves;  1 person Ingredients; 150 grams chicken breast 2 medium sized potatoes 100 grams button mushrooms 1 medium sized carrot 5-6…

Mixed Zucchini Salad

Salad making has become my favourite activity in the kitchen now thanks to the scorching heat! Nothing better than that cold, wet and crunchy feeling in your mouth as you take the first bite. A step by step recipe isn’t required for this salad since its actually that simple. For this one I used strips…

Banana Flower 

While the advantages and health benefits of eating a banana is common, many of us do not know the benefits of the banana flower or even know what it is! It is also referred to as banana blossom. It is the purple-ish flower that hangs at the end of banana clusters. This plant is common…

Beat The Heat 

It’s summer time again ! And there’s no better way to beat the heat than by eating fresh fruit or drinking it’s juice. I’ve stocked my refrigerator with tons of fruit especially my favourite watermelon. The better and healthier option is to always eat the fruit but drinking the juice is too is fine so…

Roasted Chicken + Mustard Salad

Hey guys! I’m experimenting with salads again and I particularly love this one so am going to share the simple recipe with you all. I love mustard leaves and is one of the most eaten leafy vegetables in my home town Shillong. The crunchy leaves went perfectly with pepper garlic roasted chicken- so much flavor…

Homemade Strawberry Jam

I definitely enjoy my breakfast more now after making this strawberry jam. 😀 I’ve been taking orders as well. Do mail me if you want some for yourselves. You aren’t going to regret this one. 🙂

Fried Eggplant

This one is for my vegetarian friends and readers. Are u a fan of the eggplant ? or just bored with the usual baingan bharta (Indian mashed eggplant curry). If you are then you can try making this item which really takes very little of your time. I bought white eggplants for the first time…

Rayse The Bar @Pune Farmers Market

After a good run at the Vh1 Music Festival in the second week of February, I had the opportunity to be part of the prestigious Pune Farmers Market in Pune. Was really looking forward to this one and boy did it do justice to the anticipation. I’d made a variety of meat pickles, spreads and…

Garlic Pepper Roasted Pork

Made this one nice and easy. Good thing about pork is you don’t have to do much. All you need is some salt, pepper, garlic & ginger paste,lemon and you’re good to go. For the marination; In a bowl pour 2 tbs of refined or olive oil. Add 2 tbs of fresh garlic and ginger…

Jaintia Dinner Spread

So this picture was taken from one of the dinners I made last month for the fam. So there’s black sesame curried pork, black sesame yam, fried mackerel, smoked fish salad, boiled chicken salad, fried beans, steamed broccoli, naga king chilly and dried fish chutney and of course fresh lettuce and cucumber! Wish i clicked…

Organic Greens

So my aunt sent us all these vegetables from her kitchen garden.. really.. how sweet of her! All are purely organic. Look at the cabbage there. It made for such a super yummy soup as well as salad. Another favorite are the mustard leaves. Just boil them with some salt and you’re good to go….

Hotpot Beef Stew

#latepost If you are a beef lover but yet conscious of the calories then perhaps you can try making this simple beef stew along with baby potatoes and carrots. The steamed cabbage used here was from our farm which is organically planted. The pleasure of eating your own homegrown vegetables cannot beat any other. Do…

Baked Herbed Garlic Mackerel

I’ve always been a sea food and meat person but this new year I want to replace my meat with more fish greens. Since the time I’ve blogged the calories had only been piling up and thats not a good thing. I love mackerel but its not easily available here in Shillong. But I make…

Sausage Scrambled Eggs+Baked Beans On Toast

Who doesn’t love a good breakfast? Eggs are a must for me every breakfast and usually eaten in boiled form but sometimes I make them like this, tossed with sausages and some pepper. Am not too big a fan of baked beans though since I am not really fond of the sweet sauce but made…

Traditional Salad Bowl

This bowl of vegetable salad is one of the easiest things to prepare. You don’t have to do much but rewards are great! The wonders it can do for your body and mind. This vegetable bowl consisting of fresh cucumber, tomatoes, lettuce and onion  is made almost daily in our household and serves for a…

Homegrown Organic Oranges

One of my most favourite things to do  when Im home is accompany my Dad to the farm and winter season gets even better well.. because ORANGES!!  This time I even climbed the trees on my own so I could pluck a few of these Oranges and trust me they taste much sweeter when you…

Black Coffee – A Winter Favourite

Nothing like black coffee this winter season. Keeps me going in this cold weather along with the lazy vibes in Shillong, it being a small town.

Chicken Sausage &Egg salad 

I am one who cannot do without my meat but being conscious of the calories at the same time, I try to find to keep the balance. I’m aware sausages aren’t the healthiest of food with it being processed but I love them so hence I incorporate them in a salad. Also to avoid added…

Fruit plate- Dragonfruit & Kiwi 

These fruits aren’t just good looking 😃 but super delicious, healthy and all things good. Definitely makes your day a tad bit better. Only downside is that they’re expensive and that’s because they’re usually imported. The dragonfruit or pitaya is exported from South East Asian countries such as Thailand and Vietnam. Dragonfruit is rich in…

Fish Chilly Fry 

I was still awake at 4.00 am today and was getting the munchies badly. All it took me was less than 10 minutes to make this item. The funny thing about cooking is sometimes you don’t know what you’re gonna be making even when you’ve already started. I added the chillies and garlic as an…

Paneer Curry

This paneer ( cottage cheese)  dish was especially made for my Russian flat mate who has been in India for over a year and lover of all things Indian ranging from Salman Khan to Shahi Paneer😀 I had never really made paneer before. I do eat it from time to time and I do like…

Chicken Hariyali Biryani

So till now all my posts have been of my culinary experiments in the kitchen but today for the first time I am going to feature something that I haven’t made. And it’s gotta be my favourite biryani in town. The chicken Hariyali biryani in Prithvi Cafe, Juhu is unlike any biryani yet so so…

Dal makhani and Rice  

You just cannot do without the comfort of rich Indian food. I hadn’t eaten dal makhani in a while and so today I opted to make this. Also it’s the end of the month and being terribly broke,  I could only find dal and rice at home today. So I had to make do with…

Chicken Momos 

Momos Momos Momos!! I can live on momos literally! It’s sad that you don’t get authentic good ones here in Mumbai. Momos remind me of my school days in Shillong. The canteen sold these amazing mouth watering pork momos. Hence started my great love for momos. Also best part was it didn’t leave a hole…

Beetroot Salad 

Beetroot is truly one versatile modern day vegetable. You can toss it up as salad, blend it in for some soup or just pump it for some Juice too. It’s super nutritious and super rich in iron, calcium and vitamins A and C and anti-oxidants and is of extreme nutritional value. Take a look at…

Hot and Spicy Lamb Chops

I made this particular dish quite sometime back and this picture is a reminder that I need to make this again soon. Gotta love lamb chops!

Hot Garlic Herbed Bread with Green Tea

Its raining cats and dogs in Mumbai and what can be more perfect than endless cups of green tea! The hot herbed garlic bread serves as a great accompaniment. I’m a green tea addict and mostly consume Organic India’s variety of green teas and another favourite is Eco valley’s Dandelion Mint Green tea. It not…

Beef Noodle Soup

It’s monsoon and it’s been pouring cats and dogs here in Mumbai. Such weather calls for such food- Beef noodle soup. This has got to be my favourite food I made over the week. I added some vegetables to the soup too. I love my veggies as much as I love my meat. I didn’t…

Roasted Pork Salad

I had some leftover pork and came up with this simple and quick fix meal. The crunchy stir fried french beans added to the flavour along with the the roasted sesame seeds. Best part is you don’t require any oil for this dish. Even for the beans I fried them in the natural oil that…

Chilly Cheese Eggplant-Rayse The Bar Special

So last week I decided to experiment with vegetarian dishes and bought some eggplants/brinjal on one of the days. I decided to give the usual fried Brinjal a twist- something i hadn’t seen or eaten before. It was so simple and easy to make. I wish had them baked but unfortunately my oven wasn’t functioning…

Spaghetti Alle Vongele

 Spaghetti Alle Vongele, Italian for spaghetti with clams, is a dish that is very popular  throughout Italy, especially its central regions, including Rome and further south in  Campania (where it is part of traditional Neapolitan cuisine). I made this item over the weekend and it was so good, i’ll definitely make it again soon. Sharing a…

Chilly Herbed Fried Potatoes

Try making this butter chilly potatoes – The perfect vegetarian party starter for your friends over the weekend. Ingredients: 3 medium sized potatoes 1 spoon of butter Chilly flakes Herbed seasoning Grounded Pepper Salt Oil Method: In a bowl, add the potatoes, a spoon of butter and salt. Mix them well on all sides Heat…

Herbed Fish Salad

Trying to cut down on the calories? Try making this simple fish salad. Full of protein and guilt free as well :)) To avoid any usage of oil, I’ve steamed the freshwater fish which is called Baikar in India, very similar to the Rohu species. Ingredients 100 gram steamed fish 1 cup of Iceburg lettuce…

Chow Pow Wow- Shillong style fried noodles

I must tell you all the noodles back in my hometown Shillong is to die for. When we were younger, eating out was a rare affair and when we did it was always Chow- as it’s commonly called there. I remember going to this restaurant called Broadway and Mom asking the usual..chow or fried rice?…

Thai Panang Pork Curry

I’m currently going through an obsession with Thai food and of all of them I like Panang curry the most. Earlier this year I had a Panang curry Duck dish and i loved it! it was perfect for my taste buds-the right amount of sweetness, tanginess and yet spicy! Panang, when made according to Thai tradition,…

Crispy Fried Pork Belly. 

Sunday’s are for making my favourite items and today it’s Crispy Fried Pork Belly. It serves as a great starter item. Learnt making this from my mom. So simple yet delicious. Pork lovers, take note. Ingredients 200 grams of pork belly 1 cup gram flour(besan) 1 tbs chilly powder 1 tbs ginger paste 1 tbs garlic…

Home style Chicken Masala

Chicken Masala is a simple and very easy recipe and one of the many basic items I make. I try not to add too much of spices in the food I make but once in a while and especially if it is Indian food then i tend to let go. But then still I cut…

Mutton Masala with Jeera Rice

Today I’m back to cooking one of my favourite items and one I’m most confident of. I’ve been making Mutton curry or Mutton masala for years now and is reminiscent of my good old Pune days where I would cook it for my dinner parties for friends at home. Felt like quite an achievement when…

Food for the soul-Burmese Chicken Khao Suey

Khao Suey is a one-dish soup meal made of egg noodles and curried chicken or beef with coconut milk served with a variety of contrasting condiments or toppings. A squeeze of lemon also adds tanginess to Khao Suey. The toppings are the best part of the meal, because you can fix the soup according to your taste. it is relished world…

Pomfret curry and Steamed Rice

Its turning out to be a love affair with Sea food this week. This is the 5th time Im gorging on fish over the past few days. I clearly cannot get enough. Sharing a very simple and easy recipe which requires very little time for all you sea-food and Indian food lovers. All your need are…

Meat lovers delight. 

Craving meat for breakfast ? Sharing some pictures of my Sunday breakfast for you guys. Lots of sausages and bacon sans any cheese or butter! Not only is this omelette full of protein but hearty and healthy too!