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 56: Chicken fajita

As my half term break starts, I have slightly more time on my hands before the final exams start. Thought I might as well make new dishes while I still can! Here’s one which is simple enough but really yummy and hearty. Makes about 3 medium size tortillas Ingredients 1. 250g chicken breast boneless 2.Continue reading “Day 56: Chicken fajita”

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 53 : Simple stir fry

This is a simple quick and easy to make meal. Perfect for a busy day. Very colourful and lightly flavoured, you can have a bowl full just like that! This is good for 4 people Ingredients 1. 1/2 large red capsicum * 2. 1/2 large yellow capsicum 3. 1/2 large green capsicum 4. 1 boxContinue reading “Day 53 : Simple stir fry”

Day 52: Pumpkin curry

I never really liked pumpkin until I had it in this form. It took a bit of convincing for my sister to try it too but she loved it as well! Ingredients 1. 500g kaddu (pumpkin) 2. 1 onion 3. 1 tomato 4. 2 cloves garlic 5. 1/2 tsp dhania (coriander) powder 6. 1/2 tspContinue reading “Day 52: Pumpkin curry”

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 51: Beetroot and mango salad with black rice, spinach and walnuts

It’s mango season! Dad loves mangoes and so do my sister and I. What better way to use it than in a hearty and delicious salad? Black rice gives it a bit of nuttyness, roasted beets provides texture and colour and works well with the brightness of the mango. Adding spinach gives it an extraContinue reading “Day 51: Beetroot and mango salad with black rice, spinach and walnuts”

Day 50 : Celery and cumin soup

Start of a weekday (is it?) and what better way than to start with a healthy large bowl of soup! This recipe uses no flour to thicken. Instead I have used one small potato. Also I haven’t used any butter, instead I opted for olive oil. The dollop of yogurt in the end is aContinue reading “Day 50 : Celery and cumin soup”