Tandoori spiced grilled chicken salad with avocado.

Since childhood, okay may be teenage-hood the thought of devouring a well marinated, amazingly spiced TANDOORI chicken brings tear to my eyes. For my “unfamiliar with the concept of tandoor” friends, it is basically a form of Indian barbecue which renders amazing smoky flavours. Anything cooked in that is a “Tandoori”. Obviously, i do not have a tandoor here in Paris but I do have an oven and Liquid Smoke. Do not start rolling eyeballs. Yet. Liquid smoke is the bomb alongside marinated grilled chicken (works great with tofu for all the vegetarians too!)
Usually, the Tandoori Chicken gets over way too quick and we are left hungry and wanting for more. So, I decided to make it a bit more healthier and wholesome by making a salad out of it.

Jewish style Potato Latkes

Hanukkah is far away so let’s do it for Rosh Hashana. Potato Latkes for all my Jewish friends! Also I cannot insist any stronger that Potato love is real love.   Also, that crunch when you take that first bite. OMG!
To keep it fashionably edible I served it with a side of Horseradish cream cheese.

A spicy Egg and Spinach Tacos

One fine evening I invited a few friends over for dinner. Nothing abnormal about that. Then I made a truckload of Taco Shells to serve some Prawns and Mango salsa tacos. We ate them all too quick and no photos were taken. The twist in this sensational story starts now. Although I made 2 dozen taco…

Smoky Pork chops with pumpkin purée

After some quick meals, the last few days I  felt like creating something a bit more complex with different elements. (Basically just didn’t want to leave the kitchen :P) So thought about Pork Chops with a nutmeg pumpkin purée, buttered cauliflower, carrot and tzatziki. This is for all my carnivore friends who will probably get the benefits of…

Sea-bass in tomato and kaffir lime sauce

You can take away the fish from a Bengali but you cannot take the Bengali away from fish. 🐟 So, usually on Sundays, I wake the human up or maybe he wakes me up to run to the farmer’s market at Bastille (yes same place in Paris with a huge pillar and golden angel re-instating your…

Truffle Fries

Sundays need Truffle fries. And Love. Oh, maybe some Stranger Things on Netflix too. I am going to keep making these until my truffle collection is taking its last breath. Since you are already investing yourself in some groundbreaking, mouth-watering fries, why not turn up the fashion quotient a notch up and plate it with some…

The Jumbo 3-cheese Calzone

My husband man loves calzone and he cannot lie. Throughout our entire Italian honeymoon days across the beautiful Amalfi, all he was looking for was THAT calzone which takes you straight to Calzone heaven. Now, that got me to re-thinking about my wife duties 😛 I had some pizza dough hanging in the freezer and…

A Chicken Burrito/Kathi Roll

My city in India – Kolkata is famous for this amazing street food called Kathi Rolls. Kathi rolls are basically Indian burritos without any beans or rice stuffing. During our recent trip to California, we grabbed Burritos whenever we were hungry and I decided to make a Burrito version of the Kathi roll (also saved…

An Indo-Italian style Lasagna

No, this is NOT my 5-ingredients lasagne.You can’t have it easy every day, please but🙄 this one has a Crispy top and is loaded with Parmesan. For the filling, I used grilled tandoori spiced vegetables (yes, my Indian ghost leads me to the Tandoori spice jar somehow), a Spinach ricotta cream and marinara sauce. This…

A Pakistani style Pomegranate Raita

What is Biryani or tandoori chicken without some Raita? In India and Pakistan, this is generally served to tone down the heat of the spices but I refuse to let it just have one purpose in life 😛 I think it makes for an excellent dip for your fritters or falafels and works amazingly in…

A Lebanese roast pumpkin Hummus

I edited Ras-el-hanout from the name given how scary it sounds. But, this IS a Roast Pumpkin and Ras el Hanout hummus. This is an excellent dish when you have 10-12 people over and you do not want to slog in the kitchen forever! Make a big batch and serve it with some SUMMER –…

Anglo-Indian style Bread-Potato rolls

Growing up I had a lot of Anglo-Indian teachers in my school (The Oxford Dictionary, suggests Anglo-Indians being “Of mixed British and Indian parentage or of British descent or birth but living or having lived long in India”) and they used to make these bread and potato rolls every time we had a “fete” to raise…

Kolkata style Chicken Biryani

Apparently, the Mughal Kings rose up from the dead to eat Biryani. I, after a 10-day break in India and eating all the delicious Mom made food, was not ready to settle for anything less in Paris. Yet. So, I ended up spending my entire morning and some afternoon to make the super famous and…

A mushroom lasagna in créme à la truffle.

During my business school days of rotting away between Futures & Options, I ONLY wanted Lasagne every time I was hungry. While others settled for MAGGI instant noodle, I used to slog away in the kitchen 😦 A while back I realised how versatile Lasagne sheets are and how easy it is to incorporate them…