Moroccan Chicken


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The most inundating question every morning is what to cook ! Is it that anything will do kinda day ? or should I really get into masterchef mode and prepare something masterchefy or well its a  day for good food and let’s just do that.

I must be the only person , who rejoices when the cook announces that needs 4 days off. Like I have never answered someone in the affirmative that quick. She too gave me a second glance with that äre you gonna replace me “kinda look. The only reason I’m happy is that now I can cook . For hubby! And that’s just what happened. I was like a kid in the candy store when I entered the supermarket.

And after much deliberation and tons of cooking videos later I chanced upon a recipe from Sanjeev Kapoor – Moroccan Chicken. I liked that it had familiar Indian flavours. So I was like “Why not

It’s basically chicken breasts marinated and grilled with the following spice mix

Coriander Seeds
Cumin Seeds
A little Cinamom
Lime Juice
Tumeric Powder
Paprika Powder
Handful of Coriander Leaves
Garam Masala ( this is my little variation for that extra kick)

Grind the above to a paste and marinate the chicken breasts for a minimum of 30 minutes  and grill . I served it with stir fried bell peppers –  It’s a side dish that I rustled up with Bell Peppers , Onions , Ginger , Garlic Powder , Worcestershire sauce , Orange juice and ofcourse salt . Garnished it with coriander ( which by the way happens to be my favorite herb!)

Waiting for the mister’s review.  You guys should give it a go too ! Go on now …

Love , M


Restaurant Review – Jai Hind – Bandra


Eating at restaurants is my thing. I love going out with folks I love to hang out with , but solo trips are something that i dig. A sudden eating instinct led me to a rather familiar eating joint – Jai Hind.  I visited their Bandra branch. Located on Hill Road,  Jai Hind is famous for its sea food among other specialties such as Biryani. But I usually like to eat the sea food.

I tried their Fish thali – Opted for Surmai ( which is essentially king fish) I love it for its meaty delicate flavour and whether its in a curry or fried , it tastes divine. The thali comprises of a portion of fried fish , gravy , sol kadi and rice. You can opt for Roti or pay a little extra for neer dosa. I went for the neer dosa and it paired real well with the gravy.  Good portions , light and tasty and oh so satisfying.  A touch of homemade goodness. It’s a meal that brings a sense of contentment at the end . Staff is courteous , service is quick and  you get value for money . No frills here , just good food . well thats what you want right. Highly recommended for sea food lovers !

I am definitely going back here!