Day 60 : Biryani (The last day!)

Today is the last day of the Lockdown Chef. 60 days of cooking has been a long yet rewarding journey. I have decided to end my series of lockdown recipes as the reason why I wanted to start this blog has been fulfilled – lockdown rules are easing and Dad has become quite a proficientContinue reading “Day 60 : Biryani (The last day!)”

Day 59: Glazed Moroccan chicken with pomegranate molasses, pickled beets and lemon parsley couscous

Since this is the second last day of my journey as the Lockdown Chef, I thought of doing something simple yet extremely flavourful! The Moroccan spiced chicken with Ras al Hanout is fragrant and tastes amazing with pomegranate molasses glazing which elevated the dish completely – its a trick that my mom learnt from myContinue reading “Day 59: Glazed Moroccan chicken with pomegranate molasses, pickled beets and lemon parsley couscous”

Day 55 : Chicken keema on a bun

I was born in Mumbai, and we moved out when I was only a year old. In the past 15 years, I’ve only visited once and so don’t have many memories of the city. I do, however, know that the people of Mumbai have the unwavering resolve and kindness to welcome a stranger and treatContinue reading “Day 55 : Chicken keema on a bun”

Day 51: Katsu curry

I have to admit, it’s great to have an older sibling who can cook well! My sister was missing her college and her friends and was reminiscing about how they would make this curry at least once week. So I just thought it will be nice if somehow we could replicate the experience here underContinue reading “Day 51: Katsu curry”

Day 48: Sukka chicken

Perfect for Sunday or a holiday when you need a lot of pampering for all the hard work you’ve put in during the week. And of course, when you have lots of time! While it’s not a quick recipe, it’s not very difficult to make – you just have to be systematic! It’s certainly worthContinue reading “Day 48: Sukka chicken”

Day 44 : Pad Thai

After a long day of classes, I needed some hot comfort food. And what better than some Thai food. Not only exotic to look at but just so so delicious! Recipe for the chicken – please refer here We like cooking the chicken this way because it gives an extra crunchiness. Alternatively you can useContinue reading “Day 44 : Pad Thai”

Day 41 : Chicken pakora chaat

Another day to experiment with chaat! This time I’ve made it using chicken. Ingredients 1. 200 g chicken thigh boneless 2. 1 tsp lemon 3. 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste 4. 1-2 tbsp hung yogurt 5. 1/4 tsp chilli powder 6. 1/2 tsp salt 7. Pinch of ajwain/ carom 8. 3oz besan / gram flourContinue reading “Day 41 : Chicken pakora chaat”

Day 40: Taro root and chicken with roasted coconut

Ingredients 1 medium sized onion chopped 1 1/2 tbsp oil 200 g chicken thigh boneless. 200 gms arbi/ taro root 2 cloves of garlic 1 small piece of ginger 1 tsp coriander powder 1/2 tsp haldi 3 tbsp grated coconut 1/2 tsp fennel 1/4 tsp chilli powder 1 whole red dry chilli Two stems ofContinue reading “Day 40: Taro root and chicken with roasted coconut”

Day 34: Chicken malai tikka

This is definitely the first thing people think of when Indian cuisine comes to mind. Marination is the key for this dish, and patience. I took a bit of a shortcut yesterday to save time and effort. I marinated the chicken at the same time as for the Chicken Barley Kichdi. There are two stagesContinue reading “Day 34: Chicken malai tikka”

Day 33: Chicken Barley Khichdi

Khichdi was made in our house when we had fever or any illness as such, so I’ve always associated it with being unwell. A few years ago we visited a restaurant in Delhi which had mutton khichdi on its menu. My Dad being adventurous as always ordered it and it turned out to be theContinue reading “Day 33: Chicken Barley Khichdi”