Simple Dinners: Seared Salmon over Spinach and Mushrooms

I really enjoy cooking as is probably evident to any one who knows me or reads my blogs. But I also like to get in and out of the kitchen as fast as I can because I have another love – TV, Netflix, just sitting on the couch 🙂 This is a simple recipe that…

Shrimp in a Charred Hatch Chile Salsa

Hatch chile refers to varieties of species of the genus Capsicum which are grown in the Hatch Valley, an area stretching north and south along the Rio Grande from Arrey, New Mexico, in the north to Tonuco Mountain to the southeast of Hatch, New Mexico. The soil and growing conditions in the Hatch Valley create…

Spicy, Sweet and Sour Eggplant

This dish takes less than 15 minutes and I made it yesterday, frankly because the eggplant had been laying around and calling out to be cooking instantly. You can use any type of eggplants for this dish – Globe, Japanese or the small purple ones. Saute the eggplant in the oil of your choice –…

Spicy Shredded Chicken Pasta (using leftover chicken curry)

I wasn’t planning on posting this recipe but due to the many requests – here it is. This is what I call a cheat meal or repurposing left overs. I had left over chicken curry and I shred the chicken off the bone.  I boiled the pasta – penne in this case, heated the chicken…

Chicken curry with Potatoes

Originally posted on Indianculinarycenternyc:
I make chicken curry often and there are many many ways to make it. It depends on my mood and what I have around. This is a simple version where I tried something new – I will tell you about it. First thing I did was use lamb fat that I…

Turkey Kebabs with Pickled Red Onions

I didn’t really intend writing a post on this dish but there were a lot of requests for the recipe – and so here goes. Minced Turkey Chopped Onion Chopped Cilantro Stems and also the leaves 1/2 crushed whole coriander sees 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper or to taste 1 tsp. cumin powder salt to taste…

Flame Charred Corn – a childhood favorite

I grew up in New Delhi, India till I was 16 and often think fondly of all the snacks that I loved. One could buy corn on the cob from a street vendor who was set up with a clever contraption of coals over a wire mesh.  You would point to the juiciest corn and…