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Mayo Chicken in Phyllo Cups

Mayo Chicken In  Phyllo Cups At time I have these weird thought of finding myself debating with myself- and this time with my brain. Trust me it happens when I tend to be too stressed out. Myself: Do you think it's a blessing being a housewife  Brain: Huh!! You asking me after 15 years.   Myself: Oh come answer me - " Yes or No". Brain: Well it's a blessing in disguise.   Anyway I'm not sure whether it's a blessing or not but it's a matter of perd "unmotivated," but what's it like to actually be one?    Since we own a restaurant back in my hometown    I was like going in between run the restaurant and pursuing my career job. I end up managing the restaurant when my dad got health issues. After my marriage I found myself hopelessly bored to tears, watching way too much television, and not knowing what I was supposed to be doing as a housewife but -A favorite parts of being a housewife are being able to be my

South Indian Style Mutton Kheema

South Indian Style Mutton Kheema I just can’t believe how fast the days are zooming past. Feel like I just returned from my vacation and can't help but wish time move little slower. Getting back to routine after vacation is always challenging, especially when it was spent with family and being pampered spoilt to roots hahah!! but life goes on rite. Ever since I'm back - I have been trying to prepare healthy food during the weekdays and weekends definitely deserve something special. Normally my weekend table will be filled up with different kind of cuisines with a twist as I have habit of creating my special touch in some ways as weekends are always a good break to charge up our batteries for life , and the meals also plays a crucial role in it , somehow we indulge in some spicy, tangy and rich food And this Mutton Keema is an absolute favorite! It’s spicy, loaded with flavor and impossible not to ask for a second helping. Relish the divine taste of th

Spicy Minced Chicken With Egg Tofu

Spicy Minced Chicken With Egg Tofu Cooking a meal is one of the most personal and intimate things you can do for someone.The special thing about a home cooked meal is the feeling of abundance it provides, everything you have and need is right in front of you and within arms' reach. Watching my dad cook was always something I wanted to try. Now that I can, I cannot get enough. There are so many different things to try and no matter how I feel, I want to cook.  If there is one thing that will not make me stressed, its cooking. I love just going over to the my kitchen and making something that not only will take my stress away, but eat some delicious food as well. There are so many different types of food out there that there are endless possibilities of what one can cook. Whether it may be a different style, type, or even just a different version - up to your creativeness and patience. I just love to cook as well as to eat. I have always love Chinese Cuisine so much an

PF Chang's Coconut Veg Curry

PF Chang's Coconut Veg Curry During holidays we can live our life as we want.  There are no rules for getting up in the morning and going to school, coming back home, having lunch, playing for a short while and then completing the home work. as sleep is necessary for our body similarly holidays are important for relaxation and change – they provide relief from the monotony of our daily routine. They are important for our mental and emotional well being. To be frank we came to Dallas to enjoy my kids summer with my hubby who is stationed for a short project  and now here we are - Back to Dallas once again!! When we return back to India for good I never image that we will back again. The kids were young when I return back and don't really have clear vision of how it was like here in Dallas.   A few minutes before we landed at the airport, I looked at the screen in front of me and it showed ‘33°C’, As the plane began to slow and turn into terminal, I could hear peopl

Sambal Fried Rice (Malaysian Style)

Sambal Fried Rice ( Malaysia Style) Yeah believe me it's spicy and yummy but there will be no tears !!! The fragrance is so inviting and beckons you to follow the scents dig in to explore the notch of spicyness.   Here's a brilliant and addictive way to use up leftovers that comes together in about 20 minutes. It can accommodate practically any vegetable languishing in your refrigerator, and adding leftover cooked chicken, shrimp or tofu or vegetables isn't a bad idea either. This nasi goreng is a pretty simple, but quite a delicious and satisfying dish.  It takes a Chinese classic and spices it up a little bit.  The magic of this Malaysian-style fried rice lies in the flavorful base, a spice paste of chiles, garlic and shallots.  Leftover rice usually works best as it is drier and fries up better.  Her e is my version of this classic dish – not that I have any claim to being an authority on what is “authentic” Malaysian food. I am an authority, however, on w

Chocolate Almond Biscotti With Walnuts and Raisins

 Chocolate Almond Biscotti With Walnuts and  Raisins When was the last time you were so excited about something that you couldn't sleep because all you wanted to do was tell the world everything about the incredible experience you just had?  That was me last night. I just had my own domain for my blog " Taste of Saras" and mind was screaming -" What are you waiting for ??? Start your cooking sphere again lady!!!". Haha my mind can be hyper like this once in a while 🤣 As I have mentioned in my earlier post- the climate is pretty unpredictable these days. I was feeling very gloomy and disturbed as I was sipping my coffee. A quick flash capture my mind and it's being quite a long time since I baked something  I was actually forced into was in secondary school back home in Asia and Home Economics was a compulsory subject for the first two year. There was no way around it and soon I started cooking and baking. I had my hands


Panipuri When the gentle wind knocks at every corner of my apartment and drags each one of us curling back to our comfort nest- a likely indication telling me to prepare something special to be whipped up in the kitchen. A perfect snack to enjoy - good food and warmth with the touch of friendly hand to grab something and pop into the mouth. What else "Panipuri" - loved by my family members. As all know Panipuri -This popular street food doesn’t need any introduction! Potato, onion, chickpeas, sweet    chutney stuffed crispy puri drenched in sour and spicy mint flavored water easily fills one’s mouth and takes taste buds on a journey of heaven and it is no wonder that it’s a popular street snack along the length and breadth of India. The crispy dough balls, the tangy spice water and the stuffing will make your tastebuds dance with joy and you will be seen enjoying Panipuris non-stop. Trust me it will happen  Preparing pani and masala for panipuri at ho