Indian Fried Chicken (or Paneer) #65

Indian Fried Chicken (or Paneer) #65

They say you can’t please everyone. I inadvertently road-tested this theory recently only to find that they weren’t lying. I believed in the deliciousness of a recipe so much that I tried several options to make it as adaptable as possible – just so it Read more

Coriander & Red Chilli Chicken Fry

Coriander & Red Chilli Chicken Fry

Do you take recipes at their face value? Or are you curious about their provenance, their history and the paths they’ve taken to reach you? Me, I belong in the second camp. I find it fascinating how recipes travel, moving either vertically through generations (usually Read more

Lighter Sticky Sesame Chicken

Lighter Sticky Sesame Chicken

My children love all kinds of ‘Chinese’ (or perhaps Americanised Chinese is a more accurate description) dishes where the chicken is deep-fried or even double deep-fried to achieve a crunchy exterior and a juicy interior and then dunked in a sticky sauce. Personally, I am Read more

Baked Sriracha Chicken Wings

Baked Sriracha Chicken Wings

If you think these look good, just wait till you taste them. But that’s not even the best part. They are baked, yes, but thanks to a nifty little trick, get as crisp in the oven as when deep-fried. Sounds too good to be true, Read more

Store Cupboard Sticky Orange Chicken

Store Cupboard Sticky Orange Chicken

One summer holiday in Florida, my children discovered the Americanised Chinese dish that is Orange Chicken. Almost as if in a fitting tribute to the state famous for its oranges, they chose to eat it at as many meals as they could. Even I, who Read more

No-Cook Summer Tofu/Paneer/Chicken Curry

No-Cook Summer Tofu/Paneer/Chicken Curry

Too hot to cook? This is the genius recipe you need.  You can go into the kitchen and emerge with this cooling, refreshing curry 15 minutes later. And you wouldn’t even have turned the hob on (except to cook the rice and the chicken, if Read more

Red Hot Chicken & Potato Traybake

Red Hot Chicken & Potato Traybake

Traybakes have been all the rage for a while but I was reluctant to jump on that bandwagon. Mainly because apart from breads, cakes, cookies and the like which need to be baked in an oven, I prefer to use my hob. That way, I Read more