Chicken 65 (Baked version)

 

Chicken 65 is a popular dish in South India, mostly served as an appetizer/entrée. Bone in or boneless chicken chunks are marinated in a flavorful and spicy marinade and deep fried. Of course anything fried HAS to be tasty!! Period! In most cases, red food color is added in the marinade, which gives this dish an even more appetizing look. Continue reading →


Chicken cafreal

Galinha cafreal aka Chicken cafreal, is a Portuguese influenced dish popular in the Goan cuisine! No festive occasion is complete without cafreal on the menu along with the popular sorpotel, vindalho’s, xacuti and the likes. But who really needs an occasion to indulge on some cafreal? I prepare it quite frequently, mostly for our Sunday meals, coz weekend meals are meant to be special, at least that is what I remember since my childhood. Pulao, biryani’s and rich curries were mostly reserved for Sunday’s! Continue reading →

Mackerel croquettes

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Croquettes and kebabs top my list when it comes to appetizers/finger foods. Like these mackerel croquettes which I happen to love a lot! Unfortunately we do no get good, fresh mackerels here unlike we do in Mumbai and Goa. So whenever I crave for these, I make do with the canned mackerels. So I always have a can or two in my pantry. I, sometimes also make these fish croquettes with fresh salmon/ tuna. Those are delicious as well.

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Murgh malai kebab/Chicken malai kebab

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Murgh malai kebab or Reshmi kebab is a rich, creamy and insanely delicious kebab from the royal Mughlai cuisine. What makes it so rich, is the use of cream of course, along with some cheese and yogurt. The resultant marinade spiked with ginger garlic and green chillies along with aromatics like nutmeg and the floral cardamom results in a luxuriously rich and scrumptious end product. It’s commonly featured in most restaurant menu’s as a popular appetizer.  Continue reading →

Healthy chicken salad sandwiches

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I love a quick meal, and if it’s healthy then it is surely an added bonus, like these chicken salad sandwiches. There are so many variations to a chicken salad, the various add ons like  green apples, almonds, walnut, scallion greens, cranberries , celery ,so forth and so on. You can also add some chilli powder for heat. This time I ran out of walnuts, so substituted it with cashew nuts , I must say it complemented the chicken salad sandwich quite well 🙂

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