Chicken Tikka (Starter) - My style!


1. Boneless chicken thigh - 1 lb.

For marination:

1. Lime juice - 1 tbsp
2. Thick Yogurt - 2 tbsp
3. Turmeric - 1 tsp
4. Shan Chicken Tandoori Masala - 1 1/3 tsp
5. Dry Kasoori methi leaves- 1 tsp
6. Olive/ vegetable oil - 2 tbsp
7. Coriander powder - 1 tbsp
8. Crushed garlic - 1 tsp
9. Crushed ginger - 1 tsp
10. Salt - 1 tsp

Method of Preparation:

1. Cut, cleaned boneless chicken thigh, into very small cubes.
2. In a big mixing bowl, add the marinating ingredients and mix well.
3. Add the cut chicken pieces, mix well and keep it aside for 1/2 hr.
4. Broil the over and add a foil paper lining to your baking dish.
5. Broil the marinated chicken, for 10 mins.
6. Remove it outside after 10 mins, flip it up side down and broil it for another 10 mins.
7. After the second round of 10 mins of broiling, move the chicken into another bowl and remove the foil paper with the excess gravy.
8. Add a new foil paper to the baking dish and brush the dish with oil.
9.  Move the chicken back into the dish and broil it for another 7 mins.
10. Transfer it to a serving dish.
11. Serve it with cilantro mint chutney! Hope you enjoy cooking and eating it! Please share your comments after trying this dish!

Strawberry cake

We went Strawberry picking this weekend to Danverport, California, with some great friends. The Swanton Orgainc Berry Farm  - , A beautiful berry farm by the water!! Extremely windy but mouth watering large ripe strawberry $3 a pound! Was worth picking!
1) Multipurpose flour- 1 cup
2) Strawberry Puree – 1 cup
3) Baking powder- 1 tbsp
4) Vanilla essence- 1 tbsp
5) Egg – 3
6) Granulated sugar- 3/4 cup
7) Cashew nut/ almonds - 1/4 cup
Method of Preparation:
1) In a bowl, take one cup of self rising multi purpose flour, to this add 1 tbsp baking powder, and keep it aside.
2) In another large bowl, separate the egg whites from the egg yolks, beat the egg white to fluff it.(Right consistency – fluffed egg white shouldn’t fall off the bowl, if the bowl were to be turned upside down!).
3) Once fluffed, add the egg yolk followed by granulated sugar, keeping the beater at medium speed.
4)This would be a good time to preheat oven to 350degree F.
5) Continue adding the vanilla essence, followed by the flour and baking powder mixture.
6) Beat until the flour has mixed well.
7) Now add the strawberry puree and beat until it is mixed well.
8) Toast thinly sliced almonds and cashew nuts in a pan, until they slightly golden brown.
9) Coat the baking pan (I use 9″ round baking pan), with vegetable oil and pour the mixture into it.
10) Top it with toasted almonds and cashew nuts.
11) When the over is preheated, place the baking pan and set the timer for 30 minutes.
12) After 30 minutes, turn off the oven, and keep in there, for another 3-5 minutes.
13) When the pan has cooled down, turn the cake into a plate which is easy for slicing.
14) Icing on the cake would be a treat if it is for an occasion, but for an evening snack, I would keep it as it is or might top just it with some cold strawberry ice cream – the CPK style!

Chocolate Brownies

A perfect tea time snack!


  1. Self rising multipurpose flour - 1 cup
  2. Eggs - 3
  3. Cocoa powder - 2 tbsp
  4. Nutella - 2 Tbsp
  5. Vanilla essence - 2 tsp
  6. Sugar - 1/2 cup
  7. Milk - 1 cup (should be room temperature!)
  8. Baking powder - 2 tsp
  9. Baking pan - 9'' round pan (Any that you have, will do)
  10. Oil - just to brush inside the pan.
Method of preparation:
  1. In a large bowl, separate the egg whites from the yolk. Beat the egg white until it fluffs using a beater. (right consistency: The fluff should not drop when the bowl is tilted)
  2. In another bowl, mix the flour, baking powder and cocoa powder and keep it aside.
  3. To the fluffed egg whites add the egg yolks as you continue beating. 
  4. Follow it with sugar and vanilla essence .
  5. Add the Nutella and milk, beat till it mixes well.
  6. Now is a good time to preheat the oven at 350 degree F.
  7. Finally add the Flour,baking powder,cocoa powder mixture, gradually as you continue beating it into a fine mixture.
  8. Pour it into the Oil brushed baking pan.
  9. When the oven is preheated, bake the brownies at 350 Degree F for 30 minutes.
  10. Off the oven and take the pan out after a minute or two.
  11. Serve the brownies with a cup of coffee or tea :) enjoy!