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…

Mackerel with Cherry Tomatoes over Quinoa and Spinach 

Mackerel is an oily fish and unfortunately an underutilized fish. I enjoy it for many reasons. One, it has a meaty consistency and stands up to bold flavors. It’s doesn’t fall apart in cooking and also the oils are healthful oils. Like many of my dishes, this is quick, delicious and the bonus is that…

Fish Filet over Asparagus, Tomatoes and Black Eyes Peas

Cooking delicious meals that are quick, look beautiful and are healthful is the key to weight loss as far as I am concerned. While I have not conquered the weight loss battle, it is something that I strive to do and if nothing else – I like to share some tips and tricks. I am…

An Ode to Asparagus

Today is the first day of spring and I have been trying to will spring into my life for days.  While I have no control over the weather, I can surely use spring vegetables to ease myself out of winter. Asparagus is one of those vegetables. It can be cooked in so many ways, tastes…

Tandoori Spiced Turkey over Baby Zucchini and Asparagus 

I enjoy turkey very much and am sorry it only comes in favor around Thanksgiving. I try to make it often year round. I decided to make a Tandoori mix – I also like the one that Whole Foods sells Tandoori Mix 2 tbs paprika 1 tsp cayenne pepper 1/2 tsp turmeric 1 tbs cumin…

Shrimp scampi- a healthy, quick dish

I enjoy cooking very much and like dishes that are quick, delicious and healthy. Shrimp scampi is one of those dishes that I make often and the payoff for the amount of time spent in the kitchen is so great. Buy the largest shrimp you can find/afford 1lb shrimp Remove the shell and the vein,…

Being Mindful about eating Mindfully

Mindful Eating is not a new concept for me – which is not to say that I follow the concept religiously, but I sure know about it. This is something new I read today – it makes so much sense.  But since it is such a new concept for me, I need time to digest…