A Mutton Khichda to Mark Muharram

The first ten days of the holy month of Muharram are a commemoration of the battle of Karbala. In the first century of Islam, there was a brutal war between the grandson of Prophet Muhammad, Imam Hussain, and the Umayyad ruler, Yazid I, a tyrannical and un-Islamic leader. At Karbala, (a province of modern-day Iraq)…

How to Cook Vindaloo

In my last post I told you all about the history of Vindaloo and I discussed, the word vindaloo is a jumbled pronunciation of the Portuguese dish carne de vinha d’alhos (meat marinated in wine-vinegar and garlic), which was introduced to Indians in 15th century by Portuguese explorers. I received many mails and messages on…

Kachay Gosht Ki Biryani (Raw Meat Biryani)

In the good old days people used to cook biryani with raw meat on a prolonged slow steam cooking. Kachay Gosht Ki Biryani is something I learnt during my Master Chef season by the amazing Chef Kunal Kapoor and when I was trying it at home, I also follow Chef Ajay Chopra’s recipes.  So in…