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…

My free range trip

The Ride I was in an auto-rickshaw on my way to a dinner with friends on a rather hectic ‘city’ evening. The driver and I struck a conversation, as most of us do when caught in the doldrums that is Bangalore traffic. Our general dissatisfaction of city-life became the crux of our conversation. I come…

Yogurt: The marinade essential

When it comes to the conjugation of meat and marinades, there is hardly a precursor, so to say, in the culinary scheme of things. Whether it is a few chicken thighs to be thrown on the grill, or a hunk of meat to be barbequed on a hickory altar, or an everyday simple sauté, or…

Why meat is every woman’s superfood

A woman’s health is intrinsically tied to what she eats on a daily basis. Eating meat in moderation has huge benefits and a direct impact on a woman’s health, helping achieve significant balances that will help you handle every day like a superwoman! Why meat for women? We function best eating both plants and animals but…

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…

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…

Will You Marinade Me?

It’s a great marriage of fabulous flavours and succulent meat. Nothing infuses wonderful and magical flavours to a piece of meat like a marinade. It results in an exciting explosion of flavours in your mouth, floods your bloodstream with endorphins and takes you to a state of sensory overload. The verb “to marinate” used to…