Biryani – The ultimate ode to meat

Hyderabadi Dum Biryani Cooking this is bound to make you feel a strong sense of heritage and lineage. This dish of the Nizams is nothing short of royalty at its best. Chicken 1 kg Cardamom 5 nos. Bay leaf 2 nos. Star Anise 2 nos. Basmati Rice 1/2 kg Fennel Seeds 2 tsp. Clove powder…

Cheat sheet to fabulous meals

Barring those who despise carrying lunch to work, the rest of us are faced with the daily drudgery of answering the question ‘what to make for lunch today?’ and the even worse universal question ‘what to cook?’, thrice a day. There is only so much one can rely on restaurants and their ever so delicious…

Cooking turkey minus the oven

When you hear turkey, you might immediately think, baking in the oven. If you do have an oven, you will need one big enough for a turkey and so on and so forth. The following are some recipes to cater to any turkey eater’s mood depending on whether they prefer a whole turkey, turkey curry…

For the love of heat

Spicy food more often than not is the gourmand daredevil’s lifestyle choice. Whether it is the sweat-inducing Habaneros, the grim and scorching Carolina Reaper or the veritable fire breathing Bhoot Jolokias, when it comes to the true aficionados of the ‘righteous hot’ the mouths don’t care about the math. Cultures across the globe have long…

When life gives you lemons, squeeze them over meat

The lemon is said to have originated in the Indus Valley because of a lemon-shaped earring from 2500 BC found by archaeologists in the area. Since those days of yore, this wonderfully juicy and nutritious fruit has written Tangy Tales of terrific proportions. It has saved thousands of sailors’ lives from scurvy and re-energised millions…

The Fascination with Marination

If you want to grill a tasty and healthy meal you need to plan ahead. Sure, one of the great things about grilling is that you can come home and throw a couple of chops on the grill and have a meal in minutes, but there are very good reasons why you should take the…

Toasting To Roasting

Having a ravishing roast for dinner with family is one of the best possible ways to enjoy a non-vegetarian lifestyle. With every bite oozing with intoxicating flavours and juicy goodness, it’s hard not to fall in love with a great lamb or chicken roast. Let’s explore the process of roasting today. Roasting is a dry…

Chilling N’ Grilling

Summer is generally the season for grilling in the minds of most people. For another good many of us, grilling happens year ’round.  Whichever group you belong to, it’s time to get off the lighter fluid! First of all, some basics. There’s a big difference between a ‘cookout’ and a ‘BBQ.’ A cookout is literal,…

Kebablicious

It’s the weekend again. Time for the immensely pleasurable act of cooking outdoors. Fire up the old grill and toss these wonderful, unique and nutritious Kebabs on her! Lamb and Pea Kofta Kebabs with Mint Yogurt – Kofta kebabs are usually minced meatballs and herbs grilled on a skewer. Extremely nutritious, the kofta kebabs are…