Mutton Lahori

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Mutton, when cooked well can give you such a high! The soft succulent pieces of meat that melts in your mouth can bring a satisfaction like no other. I can live in its memories for the next few days!

Here I present to you my most favorite mutton recipe, second only to the Assamese style mutton curry (Recipe for which will be uploaded soon).

Ingredients for mutton lahori:

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Pan fried chicken in mushroom sauce

I love french food, well who doesn’t. The rich creaminess, the slight acidic flavour of the wine, and of course the cheese!

So yesterday when a friend was visiting for dinner, I prepared some chicken in mushroom sauce and served it with mashed potatoes and garlic bread.


This is one recipe that I can swear by ! Please go ahead and give it a try:

Here goes the recipe:

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Banana yogurt cake/pie

The last Sunday was a stay at home day for me and my husband.  While my husband can spend his entire day sleeping or slouching on the bean bag watching TV, I can only manage a few hours like that. I need to do at least something other than resting the whole day (laborer syndrome, maybe ? 😛 )

While mulling over whether to read a book or finish a series I started, I saw some ripe yellow bananas and decided that I’m craving a banana cake, yes decided 😀

That’s how I baked this very very moist banana cake (Sorry for the bad picture quality):


Here is the sweet and simple recipe for this:


  1. 1 1/3rd cup flour . I used 1/2 cup wholewheat flour, 1/2 cup all purpose flour and then again 1/3 cup all purpose flour .
  2. 75 gms butter.  (Take the small Amul butter packet and cut away most of the block and use it)
  3. 1 cup sugar
  4. 3 bananas , mashed
  5. 1/2 cup Yogurt/plain curd at room temperature
  6. 2 tea spoons Baking powder
  7.  Two eggs
  8. Vanilla Essence


  1. Melt the butter.
  2. Mix the butter an sugar with a whisk/spoon
  3. Crack two eggs in the mixture and keep whisking.
  4. Fold in the flour into this mixture and add baking power.
  5. Into this mixture, add the mashed bananas and the yogurt.
  6. Mix well and make sure there are no lumps.
  7. Add the vanilla essence and mix some more.
  8. Preheat the over to 180 degrees C and bake for around 35 minutes.
  9. If you do not have a convection oven, you can microwave it for around 8-10 minutes (check with a fork if the inside of the cake has cooked) .

Relish it with a hot cup of tea 🙂

Chicken Dum biryani

Chicken 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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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 !!!


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.




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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