Chiken Dum biryani

FeaturedChiken Dum biryani

Indians are crazy for their Biryanis; and I am no different . I have a weak point though, I have an affinity only for biryanis which are moist, with melt-in-your mouth pieces of chicken!! Slurrp..

So the other day, my friends were coming over for the India Pakistan match and I wanted to have a quick fix dinner, and not spend a lot of time in the kitchen preparing chicken , rice and an accompanying dish separately. So I decided to go for biryani. Husband asked me how do I expect a biryani to be a quick fix, inspite of having cooked it before, and I’m sure you have the same question. So I’m sharing with you a recipe which doesn’t involve too much labour ,and can be prepared within 1 hour.

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Honey Soy Chicken

FeaturedHoney Soy Chicken

Some days back , there was an impromptu dinner plan at our place with a few school friends.

For such parties ,  I swear by the KFC style chicken which I learned from my super talented friend Sayantani . But with no time to marinate the chicken, I almost ordered some starters from a nearby takeaway, when I decided to take a look into my fridge once more.

And the soya sauce caught my eye. I settled for my version of honey soy chicken, which is an easy breezy pan seared chicken dish, and you can cook it up in no time.

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Time flies

Exactly 7 years ago since yesterday, I had joined my first job, an IT giant Infosys , as a Software Engineer. I was 2 months shy of 22 then.

Totally mesmerised by the huge campus and the lush greenery around, me and my friends from college found ourselves at a loss of words.  The training centre made me feel like I was in Hogwarts 😀

We were assigned hostels that looked no less than 3 star hotels. The bathroom was a two compartment one, separated by a glass door and the floor was adorned by towels. There was a french window that opened into a terrifically green garden. The campus swimming pool was surrounded by poolside chairs and the gym complex also had a bowling arena.

swimming pool

There was a huge rotunda of a building, which was the auditorium and doubled up as a cinema hall for us, which was of course, free !!!

bowling

Had Instagram been around then, my followers’ feed would have been flooded. 😀

The staff cleaned our room everyday, filled the tea and milk sachets.

Male and female employees stayed in the same campus. We had our training during the day, from 8 A.M to 4 P.M. The course was known for being hectic, and exams followed every other week. That didn’t stop us from having fun; we roamed the streets inside the campus till late nights, ate and drank at the few food courts that were open till late nights, went for runs in the running arena, had bike races, etc etc.

oasis

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running

It was a different world altogether, a township within boundaries, full of dreams, old and new friendships made and broken, heart breaks, and of course the exams.

Infosys mysore training was a second college for us, where we were paid to study and use their world class facilities. We finally left this safe and secure abode after 6 months and placed ourselves in the actual corporate world.

Its been 7 years since then, 7 years of working in various projects, with various managers, team members of all kinds, the journey continues and parts of the journey fades away from my memory, but the memories of the beginning remain intact, now and I hope, forever!’

P.S: All the photos are downloaded from google.

 

Assamese style mixed vegetables

Assamese style mixed vegetables

I like to call Assamese cuisine minimalist. We believe in letting the food items bring in the flavors rather than the spices. I’m not saying we don’t love our spices. We are Indians after all, and nothing is complete without spices in it, but we use less spices than usual.

Today  I will share with you a recipe for mixed vegetables, that we fondly call as ‘laabra’ or simply, mixed veg.

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Mushroom cooked in curd

Mushroom cooked in curd

Sunday without something special seems incomplete. Having gorged on a lot of meat Saturday night, I decided to go veg . So I got a few button mushrooms from the nearby store, got hold of some curd and cooked the easiest mushroom dish I have cooked till now.

Ingredients:

  1. A can of Mushrooms
  2. Butter
  3. 2 large onions
  4. 1 cup yogurt (I had plain and sweet curd, so I mixed equal portions of both )
  5. Coriander leaves, or any other herb you prefer.
  6. Capsicum

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To opine or not

I was at home the other day and me and my sisters wanted to order dinner. The youngest one, Poppy asked us if we want Chinese , Indian or Italian. Ponkhi was all for Indian while Poppy was trying to direct us towards Chinese. I said I’m fine with anything and it really doesn’t matter.
This irked Poppy and she reprimanded me, asking how can I not know what I want to eat, as this is the most basic instinct one has, especially a foodie like me. Being a philosophical one, she further told me that either I’m not caring enough to look into my own wish , or I’m being a pushover . Continue reading “To opine or not”