Here’s the recipe of Stir Fried Prawns, a simple and easy recipe that happens to be D’s most favoured one. (more…)
Posted in All Recipes, Non-Vegetarian, Quick to Make Recipes, Seafood, South Indian, tagged Kerala Recipes, Non Vegetarian, Quick to Make Recipes, Seafood Recipes, Side Dish, Squid Recipes, Squid Thoran on May 2, 2013 | 2 Comments »
Once we reached ISB, our first outing was to Hypercity in Inorbit Mall to check out grocery items. I was looking around checking out stuff, when D came running and said, “Mama, they have squid here.” The excitement of seeing Squid, his favourite was written all over his face. Needless to say, after a while, we were headed home with a packet of squid in our shopping bag. Squid thoran was the first idea that popped in my mind for the next day’s lunch. (more…)
Posted in All Recipes, Fish, Gravies, Non-Vegetarian, North Indian, Quick to Make Recipes, Seafood, tagged Finger Food, Fish Curry, Fish Recipes, Gravies, Non Vegetarian, Quick to Make Recipes, Seafood, Side Dish on April 28, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
I was really missing fish back in Agra and tried to make the most of my vacation by making varieties of seafood dishes. One such dish was a simple fish curry using onions and tomatoes. The first time I was introduced to this preparation was by a good friend Mrs Gordon. I was indeed surprised to see that fish could be prepared in similar way as chicken masala. The only difference was tamarind pulp is added for the sourness. (more…)
Seafood…That was one of the must have’s in our list before heading home. Back in Agra, the chances of getting fresh fish of our choice was next to none. So, the trip to Kerala was double whammy. We get to meet our near and dear ones and eat seafood to our heart’s content. Another aspect for me was the fact that I get to prepare and put up some Fish recipes for my readers. The moment I decided to cook, I knew what I wanted. Mangalore Fish. A recipe that has moved into “My favourites” list ever since I tried it the first time some years back. (more…)
Posted in All Recipes, Bakes, Bread, Chicken, International, Non-Vegetarian, Pork, Quick to Make Recipes, tagged Bakes, Bread, Non Vegetarian, Salami-Bread Roses, Snacks, Starters, Teatime on March 11, 2013 | 1 Comment »
It was during one of those internet browsing sessions, that I came across Salami-Bread Roses. Though the idea did ring a bell, I was too preoccupied to give it a second look. Nevertheless, the thought stayed in my mind, and while preparing the dough for Cinnamon Rolls, it popped out. So I took out a bit of the dough and made two roses. Voila!! It was a beauty !! Hats off to the person who came up with this amazing idea.
Posted in All Recipes, Chicken, Gravies, Non-Vegetarian, Quick to Make Recipes, South Indian, tagged Chettinad Recipes, Milagu Kozhi Chettinad (Chettinad Pepper Chicken) on March 3, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
My sincere apologies to all my readers for not updating the site as often as you all would expect me to do. Being in the midst of packing our household for the next relocation, I was hardly getting any time to sit down and write the recipes. So, yesterday when I made Milagu Kozhi Chettinad aka Chettinad Pepper Chicken, I took time off from my packing to bring you this recipe. This recipe was taken from Jiggs Kalra’s collection. (more…)
Posted in All Recipes, Gravies, Lamb/Mutton, Non-Vegetarian, North Indian, tagged Gravies, Kadai Gosht Hussainee, Kadai Recipes, Mutton/Lamb, Non Vegetarian, North Indian, Side Dish on February 25, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in All Recipes, Beef, Chicken, Gravies, Lamb/Mutton, Non-Vegetarian, North Indian, Pork, tagged Chicken, Gravies, Mutton Korma, Mutton/Lamb, Non Vegetarian, Side Dish on February 17, 2013 | 4 Comments »
Posted in All Recipes, Chicken, Gravies, Non-Vegetarian, Quick to Make Recipes, South Indian, tagged Cashewnut-based Chicken Curry, Chicken, Gravies, Hyderabadi Murg Korma, Non Vegetarian, Quick to Make Recipes, Side Dish, South Indian on February 12, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
I finally managed to grab a copy of Jiggs Kalra’s collection of recipes named ‘Prashad, Cooking with Indian Masters’. This book contains recipes from different parts of India, that too narrated by the Chefs themselves. I would definitely recommend this book to all those interested in trying out varied Indian cuisines.
Posted in All Recipes, Beef, Non-Vegetarian, Quick to Make Recipes, Snacks, Starters, tagged Beef Recipes, Crispy Sesame Beef, Finger Food, Non Vegetarian, Quick to Make Recipes, Snacks, Starters on February 2, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
It was during our Dubai trip that I tasted Crispy Fried Beef, for the first time, at a Chinese restaurant, ‘Nanking’. The beef was crunchy and the taste was amazing, unlike any beef preparation I had till then. I must confess that my favourite Chinese restaurant in India is the Nanking at Secunderabad and for a moment thought it to be part of the same chain, which it was not.
Posted in All Recipes, Chicken, Non-Vegetarian, North Indian, Quick to Make Recipes, Snacks, Starters, tagged Chicken, Chicken Kathi Rolls, Finger Food, Non Vegetarian, North Indian, Quick to Make Recipes, Snacks, Starters, Teatime on January 22, 2013 | 2 Comments »
Coming up with something different as evening snacks, almost on a daily basis, when D comes back after his play is one of my constant worries during the day. The boy would be all tired n hungry and if I don’t put something worthwhile on the table, he might even eat me up. I am sure this dilemma is felt by many mothers around the world. Kathi Roll is an ‘easy to make’ snack, which can come to your rescue on such occasions. It is nutritious as well as very filling too. (more…)
Posted in All Recipes, Chicken, International, Non-Vegetarian, Quick to Make Recipes, Sauces/Dips, Snacks, Starters, tagged Chicken, Chicken Momos, Chilli Sauce, Finger Food, Non Vegetarian, Quick to Make Recipes, Sauces/Dips, Snacks, Starters on January 20, 2013 | 2 Comments »
Momo is a type of dumpling native to Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan, Sikkim and other Himalayan states of India. My first rendezvous with Momos was during our stay in Sikkim. It was another ‘Love at first bite’ for me. Though there are fried as well as steamed versions of Momos, my personal favourite is the steamed version. Shaping a Momo is an art in itself and it takes some experience to shape them beautifully. I just love watching those experts make Momos so deftly. Wish I were so quick !!!
Posted in All Recipes, Chicken, Gravies, Non-Vegetarian, North Indian, Quick to Make Recipes, tagged Cashew Chicken, Chicken, Gravies, Non Vegetarian, North Indian, Quick to Make Recipes, Side Dish on January 13, 2013 | 5 Comments »
Cooking was the last thing on my mind when we embarked on the Dubai trip. But when my cousins, with whom we were staying, indicated their eagerness to taste one of my creations, I decided to take time off, in the midst of our hectic trip. The biggest challenge, when cooking in somebody else’s kitchen, is figuring out where the ingredients are. Moreover, I had to make do with whatever was already there. Spotting some boneless chicken in the fridge and some cashew nuts on the shelf, my decision to make Cashew Chicken was instantaneous. So by the time my cousins returned from work, the Cashew Chicken was ready to be devoured, which sure they did. My sister-in-law gave a ‘thumbs up’ with the remark, “Chechi, this tastes just like the ones you get in a restaurant.” Phew…another jackpot.. (more…)
Posted in All Recipes, Beef, Chicken, Lamb/Mutton, Non-Vegetarian, Pork, Quick to Make Recipes, Snacks, Starters, tagged Chicken, Chicken Liver, Finger Food, Fried Chicken Liver Chilli, Indo Chinese, Non Vegetarian, Quick to Make Recipes, Side Dish, Snacks, Starters on December 16, 2012 | 1 Comment »
During my college days, I used to stay in a hostel near our college in Mangalore. Sometimes on Sundays, a sudden plan would take shape in someones head, to eat out. The next moment, we all would be out of our rooms, ready to head to ‘Hao Hao’, our favourite hangout for Chinese cuisine. I used to love their Fried Chicken Liver Chilli. This dish was so tasty that some of my friends who were not very fond of Chicken liver, ultimately ended up being the first ones to dig into this dish, when served. (more…)