Chicken Lollipop – Crispy Chicken Wings in a Lollipop shape

View my step-by-step video       Chicken Lollipops are Chicken wings turned into a lollipop shape by scraping all the meat from one side to another. It’s marinated in spices and then deep fried in a crispy gluten free batter. This snack, starter or appetizer is very popular in Mumbai, former Bombay, India and … Continue reading Chicken Lollipop – Crispy Chicken Wings in a Lollipop shape

Gourmet Hot Dogs

View my step-by-step video Happy National Hot Dog Day!           Summer screams for Hot Dogs and this year I’m giving these humble Hot Dogs a gourmet spin. Just using toppings, I made a Thai Red Curry Dog, Nacho Dog and a Shawarma Dog. I used Chicken Franks in these recipes, but … Continue reading Gourmet Hot Dogs

Lahmajoun – Turkish Pizza

View my step-by-step video           This delicious recipe brings back my wonderful memories of Istanbul, Turkey! Lahmajoun is a meat flatbread pizza. All the ingredients are ground up together and spread over a thin pizza base and baked till crispy. Cheese is not added typically to this pizza. In Istanbul, you … Continue reading Lahmajoun – Turkish Pizza

Tangdi Kebab – Kalmi Kebab

View my step-by-step video     Tangdi in it’s simplest translation means leg and refers to the leg of a Chicken. This BBQ Chicken preparation is either marinated in a cream base(Kalmi), Red spice blend(Tandoori) or a Green spice blend(Hara). Sometimes, just the drumstick is served and other times you will get the drumstick and … Continue reading Tangdi Kebab – Kalmi Kebab

Smoked Salmon Vietnamese Rolls

View my step-by-step video       I first tried Vietnamese Spring Rolls more than 10 years ago when one of my Asian co-workers brought in a large platter for a potluck. It was a very traditional filling with Shrimp and it was love at first bite. Since that day. I always have rice paper … Continue reading Smoked Salmon Vietnamese Rolls

Kheema Samosas

View my step-by-step video           Do I even need to explain why Samosas are a phenomenon? Crispy flaky pastry encases a delicious filling in a triangle shape. In other cultures it’s also known as a Sambusa or Samboska, different names for a similar concept. The early history of this delight can … Continue reading Kheema Samosas

Dahi Vadas – Dahi Wadas

View my step-by-step video             This is a pretty incredible concept … we take all the trouble to make a crispy vada and then we soak it in water and douse it with Yogurt! While it sounds strange, the results are stunning. Vadas are a crispy lentil dumpling deep fried … Continue reading Dahi Vadas – Dahi Wadas

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

View my step-by-step video                     We’re going vintage with the ever popular Pineapple Upside down cake. Around the 1920’s ovens were just getting introduced and prior to this, most homemakers make their cakes in a skillet. In 1925 the Hawaiian Pineapple company ran a contest and … Continue reading Pineapple Upside Down Cake