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 54: Pasta in marinara sauce with roasted pumpkin and burrata

Tomatoes are in abundance now and what better than to make a nice hearty meal of pasta after a long hot week? Sit in lounging chair and watch some tv while devouring this delicious bowl of pasta! It takes a while to make a good Mariana sauce so while it’s gently simmering in the pot,Continue reading “Day 54: Pasta in marinara sauce with roasted pumpkin and burrata”

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 45: Baked falafel with roasted vegetables and hummus

For this works nicely as a wholesome, healthy and well balanced meal. If you like, you can also have the falafel and hummus as a snack. It’s baked and not fried and it tastes delicious! Though the fried version looks far better, the taste is just as good. Ingredients 1. 1 cup chana (chickpeas) 2.Continue reading “Day 45: Baked falafel with roasted vegetables and hummus”

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 43 : Garlicky mushrooms with courgette and eggplant

My sister’s go-to recipe when she’s short of time but wants to have a healthy and filling meal. Put these delicious garlicky vegetables on nicely toasted sourdough bread!! I never thought of using yogurt in western cooking so it’s a new learning for me. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did! Ingredients 1.Continue reading “Day 43 : Garlicky mushrooms with courgette and eggplant”

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 38 : Simple pasta sauce

This is a basic pasta sauce recipe which freezes very well. It’s very versatile as you can use it for different types of pasta like bolognese or arrabiata, or dishes like yesterday’s moussaka or even pizza. Ingredients 1. 8 medium tomatoes 2. 1 medium onion 3. 4-5 pods garlic or 1 tsp garlic paste 4.Continue reading “Day 38 : Simple pasta sauce”