Guacamole, a Yummy Mexican Dip

Guacamole is an easy Mexican dip with avocados. Ripe avocados, jalapeno or serrano peppers, lime and cilantro are the key ingredients to make guacamole and it is a crowd pleaser at any party. Jump to recipe or Pin It for later. Update – First and third images updated in Jan 2018. For the last day […]


For day 6 of the marathon, it is Fattoush, a Lebanese bread salad. Pita bread is deep fried or oven baked, as I did, and added to the vegetables to make the salad. The magic ingredient for this salad seems to be Sumac, a spice from the Mediterranean. It supposedly has a lemony flavor and […]

English Muffin Pizza

Today is the fifth day of the marathon and the recipe name starts with “E”. Coming up with a dish that starts with letter “E” was quite challenging. I always had egg recipes; egg curry or egg fried rice as backup recipes but I was not keen on posting either of those. All I could […]

Dondakaya Gutti Masala

For day four of the marathon, cooking with alphabet “D” is Dondakaya Gutti Masala eka Stuffed Tindora Masala eka Stuffed Ivy Gourd curry. I found this recipe almost a decade ago on Back then, there were very few Indian recipe websites and this is one of the sites I use to refer to very […]

Chili Rubbed Roasted Chicken

For the third day of the marathon, coking with alphabet “C”, I have chili rubbed roasted chicken. I tweaked this recipe to suite my taste. Her roasted chicken was so tempting that I could not wait to try it. I made this chicken 4 times (including today) in the last couple of weeks. WE liked […]

Badami Murgh

For the second day of the marathon, cooking with alphabets, I made Badami Murgh or Almond Chicken Curry. This curry is prepared by making a base with onion, tomato & almond paste and then cooking the chicken in this base until the chicken is fully cooked. This curry pairs well with Vegetable Pulao, Naan, Rotis […]

Chenna Poda ~ Paneer Cake for Indian Cooking Challenge

For this month, recipe for Indian Cooking Challenge (ICC) is Chenna Poda. Chenna Poda is a dessert or sweet from the state of Orissa, India. Chenna is paneer, Indian cottage cheese and chenna poda is a paneer cake. Paneer or chenna is seasoned with sugar, cardamom powder and a few nuts, and is baked for […]

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