Prawn/shrimp biryani | Hariyali jhinga biryani

This Prawn Biryani is a delectable rice dish, prepared with an uber delicious green masala consisting of cilantro/coriander leaves and warm spices. It is hearty, wholesome, aromatic and just what you need for a satisfying seafood meal!

I love all kinds of biryani! A delectable rice and meat/veg preparation seasoned with aromatic spices and condiments infused with fragrant saffron and brown caramelized onions! As daunting as it looks, it’s not really very difficult to prepare a good biryani at home. You may need a few trials, to get all the proportions right.


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Chocolate peda | Chocolate mawa peda (Chocolate flavored Indian milk fudge)

Chocolate peda/chocolate mawa peda is perfect to grace your festive sweet platter this Diwali! Make some and spread the love & sweetness with friends and family through these delicious Chocolate Indian milk fudge.

This chocolate peda is just a variation of the regular peda made with mawa ( evaporated milk solids) with the addition of cocoa powder. It is creamy, chocolaty, rich and just melts in the mouth. You can use the same recipe to make burfi instead, simply spread the mixture in a greased plate up to 1/2 inch in height. Let it cool and cut into pieces. Continue reading →


Egg-free Red velvet cake | Eggless Red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting

Moist, light and delicious red velvet cake in perfect harmony with cream cheese frosting is an evergreen classic, that’s the right fit for any special occasion! Here’s an eggless Red velvet cake recipe for your guys!

It was my DH’s birthday couple of weeks ago and I had made this eggless Red velvet cake with tangy cream cheese frosting. We absolutely love that combination for cake and frosting, they just compliment each other so well, don’t you guys agree too ?


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Paneer tikka

Paneer tikka is a delicious appetizer, popular in the menu of most restaurants all over India. It is a great vegetarian alternative to its non-vegetarian counterpart – chicken tikka! I love paneer and happily enjoy having it whenever we dine out! Besides, I often cook with paneer on days when we just have veg. I love how paneer draws in flavors of anything you add to it, so one can add so many different and exciting flavors!

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Goan sorak curry ( Spiced and tangy coconut curry)

This Goan Sorak curry is a mildly spiced and slightly tangy coconut carry, that is perfect with some steamed rice!



Sorak curry is the most basic of all Goan curries. It is also a great base for most fish curries, but can also be enjoyed as is or along with some veggie and fried fish preparation. It is mostly prepared during the monsoons in Goa, when there is a dearth of fresh fish, as the fisherman avoid fishing due to the rough seas. Most folks have this with some dried fish that has been stocked up for the monsoons. I don’t know of any Goan who does not like their Xit kodi ( xitKonkani for rice and kodiKonkani for curry)

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