Black Pepper Chicken

It’s been a while since I tried any new recipes. This recipe was not planned. I wanted to do the crispy chicken fry today and then, in the morning, I realized that I did not have enough oil for doing a shallow fry (Leaving for India in another few weeks, so no more stacking the pantry). So, I thought I could whip up something on my own. I have been loving the black pepper chicken I get from Bawarchi’s Indian Restaurant here in Irving. That is one Indian place that I enjoy when I miss home food. That led me to invent my own version of pepper chicken, spicy and all. I just went with my instincts (never knew I had one in cooking), added a little of this and a little of that and voila, black pepper chicken. That is one of the reasons the measurements mentioned below are just approximations.

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Chicken Patty

I am a foodie. I love trying out new recipes (i.e if my laziness does not get in the way). I have been trying to discover a recipe for making chicken patties for burgers. After browsing around and reading a lot of recipes, I made one of my own tonight combining little bit of all. So, before I forget, I have to jot down the recipe, while its fresh in my memory.This is my twist to make chicken patties. Read more of this post

French Toast Sandwich

I had tried French Toast sometime back. It’s an easy alternative when you are tired of eating plain old bread and plain old omlette. Earlier I had posted a recipe for spinach-mushroom omlette. I am using the same stuffing to give a twist to French Toast.

French Toast Sandwich

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Spinach & Mushroom Omlette

I got this idea from IHOP. It is one of our favorite restaurants and this omlette is too good. As usual, I added an Indian twist to the American dish. Spinach and mushroom make a lovely combination.

Spinach and Mushroom Omlette

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Crispy Chicken Fry

I have not tried cooking a lot of non-veg recipes. I come from a home where half the population contains vegetarians. I belong to the other half. But since my mom never ate or cooked non-veg dishes, I was used to eating it outside. Anyways, now I am taking baby steps in learning to cook, mainly, chicken and shrimp. 🙂

In this recipe, I use the term fry as in shallow fry. I watch food network every now and then. This recipe is adapted from Giada’s list. Giada added some herbs and cheese whereas I modified a it little to add an Indian twist to it. 🙂 I kept the cheese though since it adds a very nice flavor to the chicken.

Crispy Chicken Fry

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Dal Palak

Currently, the only thing new in my life is food. I keep on trying new recipes. Being a new cook on the block, anything that comes out good lands in my facebook album. But the blog felt neglected, so here I am.

I have always loved Palak. I am not a big fan of Palak Paneer, but I do enjoy many other forms Palak is used in. Growing up, when my mom got Palak in her hands, it was either soup or Palak Ambat. Dev does not like the soup and as for Ambat, I did not like making coconut curries that often (considering how far and rare Indian stores are near our house in US).

Dal Palak

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Mom’s Special – Masala Puri

Running out of topics to write in my blog, I never thought I would resort to writing a recipe (me, of all the people) on my blog. I have never cooked anything before my marriage ( I don’t think making Maggi would be considered as cooking :P). Anyways, I am a foodie – be it a sweet pudding or a spicy curry. I remember one of my friend asking me once “Tell me one food item which you hate” and I was literally blank for 5 min. Yet, I did not have any answer. Now, after being in US, I think I am capable of naming a few (hopefully :)).

I love Chaats – all types, Dahi puri, Sev Puri, Pani Puri, Samosa Chaat, the list goes on. My mom has made most of the Chaats at home. The easiest one, I think, is Masala Puri.

Masala Puri with a Twist

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