Kumari’s chicken

On a visit to Chennai last week, Mum’s helper, Kumari, brought this steaming dish of chicken to the table. It was delicious with a paratha and a pat of ghee ! Chicken, in pieces 1 big onion, diced fine 1/2 (or more, as per taste) tomato, diced 1 tsp or so ginger-garlic paste 1/2″ cinnamon…

Elizabeth’s Sardine Curry

David and Elizabeth have been endlessly kind, preparing different kinds of food to entice Mum into eating. Sardines, suggested David, a curry of sardines, the easiest thing to make. I had not heard of sardine curry, and the next thing I knew was Elizabeth had made and sent across two versions, one spicier than the…

Mulled Apple Juice

During Lent, and for those who abstain, this one was googled off the net and went down a treat. Dinner for 10 and many refraining from alcohol, so it was chaas (spiced buttermilk) or fresh tender coconut water with chia seeds and mint or mulled apple juice. 1 liter apple juice strips of orange peel…

Murgh Methi Malai aka Chicken with Cream and Methi

This chicken dish was done in a very short time. The fresh fenugreek leaves made all the difference, I think, compared to the dried ones. Whatever the reason, this one is a winner. 500g chicken breasts or thighs, cubed 3 big onions, on the smaller side 6 cloves garlic 1 inch knob of ginger 2…

The May 8 Dinner : For the support group …

When its a small sit-down dinner, one that is formal, and one seeks to choose, cook and serve with care … in the menu and the presentation, for flavour and ingredients, for the new and the interesting; this, then was how it went (sourced from the net), plated, assembled, tested, tasted and modified at the…