Category Archives: Indian

Growing up I was not fond of Biryani, chicken or vegetarian. I don’t know why but the only rice based dish I liked was rajma chawal. Nothing else. So I avoided biryani and the likes. Of course later things changed but my true love for biryani started on one of my trips to Goa. My brother was posted there. He still is. I know, its awesome! Everyone should have a family member in Goa. It should be the norm.

About 6 years back, my parents and I went to visit my brother and his wife and they kept talking about the Biryani from a place called Anantashram.

They make handi biryani and the biryani is served in the clay pot/ handi that they make it in. One bite and I was in love. I don’t remember how many times I ate the biryani on that trip but I had countless dreams of it when I was back, and every biryani I ate was compared to the biryani from Anantashram. Sadly, over the years their quality has gone down. On a recent trip I tried it and it was a let down. My brother and sister in law resonated my feelings, and had also told us beforehand that it might not be the same as the first time we had it.

Besides the biryani disappointment our Goa trip was a huge gastronomical success. As you can see in this post. We all came back with our clothes a little tighter. And I came back in search of a new Biryani as my yardstick.

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Dahi Ke kebabs (Hung Curd Kebabs) | The Novice Housewife

On a recent trip to Delhi, I was served these really delish Dahi ke kebabs (kebabs made from hung curd) and a reminder photograph on one of the food related facebook groups I am a part of gave me the nudge to try making these kebabs at home.

These kebabs are vegetarian kebabs and are made from mixing hung curd with onions, garlic, ginger and green chillies. Bread crumbs and roasted gram flour are used to bind the dough together. You could deep or shallow fry them and once eaten they melt in your mouth. It makes a great appetizer to serve at your dinner party.

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Our companion on our trip.

If you have been following my facebook or instagram page, you must have seen a picture or two of my trip to Kasauli recently. Since I have not entered the kitchen to make anything Indian in the longest time, I thought I will just share my experience and pictures from that recent day trip I made with my family and family friends.

Kasauli is a small town located in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Its a hill station about two hours drive from Chandigarh (where I am presently staying). Our family friends were planning to spend two nights in Kasauli and asked my parents to come along as well. Since I was free (kind of) for a day I tagged along.

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