Pages Menu
TwitterRssFacebook

So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.~ 1 Corinthians 10:31

Categories Menu

Posted by on May 9, 2013 in NonVeg | 0 comments

Skillet Roasted Chicken

Skillet Roasted Chicken

One of my go-to meal to cook when i really don’t want to spend lot of time in a kitchen is roasted chicken.So  was the case yesterday.I decided to do so in cast iron skillet.Why?Simply because i LOVE the  rustic charm of cast iron skillet ,that’s why of course :-). Roasting a whole bird was intimidating to me in the beginning but it was so easy one pot meal that i had to get it right. I tend to buy whole chicken and cut it in smaller pieces to save few bucks .To the very least,i split the chicken open and freeze it like that.I use the giblet to make stock. I almost always brine chicken,if i can, with salt and water to the very least.It not only moistens the chicken,it also adds flavor.If you are  brining the chicken,you do not want to add as much salt to the seasoning, as you would have otherwise.You can always sprinkle more salt once it is cooked. As far as seasoning the chicken,it...

Read More

Posted by on Apr 18, 2013 in Indian, NonVeg | 2 comments

Murg Shahjahani

Murg Shahjahani

Couple of weeks ago,at the time of Easter I asked each one of my love,”What would they like to have for special Easter dinner?”.Abby immediately said “pasta” and her brother joined in.My hubby said,”The Indian dish that you made couple of days back”,I knew he asked for “Murg Shahjahani”.So i made each one of these dishes over that period of time. Now the name,if i were to translate, it will be “Chicken in rich cashew cream gravy”.Chicken is called Murg/Murga in Hindi-Urdu.So what about “Shahjahani”?Here is a problem.I don’t know why the dish is labeled “Shahjahani”.However,i have a hypothesis.Take it or leave it. Shah Jahan was a famous Mogul Emperor.Most of you know “Taj Mahal”.Well,Shah Jahan built this mausoleum in the memory of his beloved wife,Mumtaz,as a expression of love. Now the dish.Do you know how expensive Cashews are here?I have found them equally expensive in India as well.So making a dish, rich with cream of cashew, is not something  family can afford. Back in the time,these rich array of food were reserved for the “nawabs”{king in Urdu}.I...

Read More

Posted by on Feb 20, 2013 in NonVeg | 1 comment

Swedish Meatballs

Swedish Meatballs

Of late,I have started  making these Swedish meat balls regularly.I didn’t think i even like them.Funny how taste buds changes.My family prefers it over the traditional meat and red sauce  kind of meatballs. This time i experimented and added bit of twist to the previous version. These are made of ground chicken.I don’t think Swedish make these with chicken.You can choose the meat you like. Instead of breadcrumbs , i used cooked quinoa. Used only egg whites with apple butter and milk.It added touch of mild sweetness to the meatball which we like. These are not perfectly well rounded meatballs.Mixture is not stiff  but these are very moist,that i can say. I was out of half and half,sour cream.I used regular milk and it worked fine. Nutmeg ,Cardamom adds touch of fragrance to these meatball.Don’t overdo these spices. And when i found out that Swedish prefer their meatball with Lingonberry Jam,i thought hmmm..weird combination.Now after tasting it with this Jam,i have a very good reason to keep it around.My daughter said,why is there...

Read More

Posted by on Feb 13, 2013 in missions, NonVeg | 2 comments

A Compassionate Meal – Kolhapuri Tambda Chicken

A Compassionate Meal – Kolhapuri Tambda Chicken

I was telling you earlier about our compassionate meal.We make the meal from the state where our girl,we are sponsoring in,is living.It is also one of our way to remember her and let our family connect with her. So in an effort to do so,i prepared chicken  Kolhapuri .Now, Kolhapur is a name of city in a state of Maharashtra.It is famous for the  footwear around the world.If you ever visit India,you have to get some “Kolhapuri sandles” 🙂 I have spent a month or longer in Maharashtra more then a decade ago and i  hardly recall eating non-veg meal.I get the impression that Marathi meal is very simply prepared.As i was researching i found out  Tambda means red.So the dish is suppose to be red in color.It is generally prepared using mutton. Dish is also spicy hot.Color red comes from the native chili pepper used in prepping this dish. Marathi also use peanut oil.Its called groundnut in Indian english.Which imparts red color.My dish was rather yellow but i...

Read More

Posted by on Jan 8, 2013 in NonVeg | 0 comments

Green Chicken Tortilla Soup

Green Chicken Tortilla Soup

It is another wet and cold day here.I am not complaining about the rain.Here we hang at stage 5 constantly,blame it on our shallow aquifer .Despite of the hassle that it creates in my routine,i am all for getting as much rain as we can get here. So what are you feeding your family in this cold wet – wet day?Sounds like reading Cat in A Hat is in the order too ! Hmm…we are having soup.Chicken Tortilla Soup..No..green Chicken Tortilla Soup precisely 🙂 It seems to be popular choice of soup around.I had made a version of it couple of days ago for lunch while one of our friends were visiting.It was hit among the kids and adult alike,despite of zippy kick of pepper it has.So i tried again. This soup contains handful of Collard greens.It is totally optional.It is certainly not a part of chicken tortilla soup but this is one of my way to feed greens to my family.Other then the color and hidden nutrition,no weird...

Read More

Posted by on Jan 8, 2013 in NonVeg | 0 comments

Five Spice Wok Roasted drumsticks

Five Spice Wok Roasted drumsticks

Have you done wok roasting? Or so it was called.The process looked like braising.Nonetheless it is one of my favorite way to cook Chinese inspired non-stir fry dishes. We are back into the routine. And i have to say,i am ready for it. Crazyness has yet to catch up.I am trying to stick with the new strategy.I am cooking dinner way before the dinner time. It has many advantages.Best is ,i don’t have to deal with evening stress of cooking dinner,getting cranky kids to listen to me,homework and all those routine fun stuff. We had playdate planned yesterday with one of our friend,followed by gymnastics.It meant that we will be out from the home half of the day.So i wanted to finish cooking before we leave and it had to be easy without being a crock-pot meal. I love wok roasting.It is not only easy.Chicken gets seasoned so well during the cooking and does not dry out.You basically char the meat(suitable for drumsticks and whole chicken) at high heat in the wok on both side.Then add the Chinese infused braising...

Read More
Page 3 of 1212345...10...Last »