Fish Tawa Fry

Fish Pan Fry in Indian style

Chicken Tikka

Tasty Chicken Tikka Oven recipe

Prawn Sukka

Mangalorean Style Prawn recipe using grated coconut

Orange Chicken

Delicious Panda Express like Orange chicken using orange zest.

Chilly Paneer

Chilly paneer(cottage cheese) IndianChinese style

Friday, February 24, 2017

Fish Masala Roast

Preparation time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 40 mins
Total time: about 1 hour
Serves: 2-3

1 tbsp kashmiri chilly powder
1 tbsp red chilly powder
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tbsp of ginger garlic paste
1 tsp garam masala powder
1/2 tsp turmeric power
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp water

3 Fish fillets,
(I used Tilapia fillets, you can use any)
4 tbsp oil (divided)
1 tbsp cumin seeds
1 finely chopped medium sized onion
1 finely chopped tomato
1 tsp red chilly powder
1/2 tsp turmeric power
1 tbsp coriander powder
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp garam masala powder
salt according to taste
6-7 curry leaves for garnishing

  • Mix all the ingredients under marinade and make it a paste, Coat fish fillets with this and marinate for about an hour.
  • In a pan heat 2 tbsp of oil, and shallow fry marinated fish fillets, both sides till its cooked.
  • Remove the fish and keep aside.
  • In tha same pan, add 2 tbsp of oil if needed, then add cumin seeds.
  • When it splatters, add finely chopped onion. saute till it turns brown, then add chilly powder, coriander cumin powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder and saute for about a min.
  • Add the remaining marinade if any.
  • Then add chopped tomatoes, cook till it becomes soft. Add salt to taste.
  • Separate half the masala in the pan, and place fried fish fillets over it, and coat it with rest of the masala(such that masala coats both sides of fish)
  • Turn the pieces gently and cook for sometime closing the lid.
  • Garnish with curry leaves or coriander leaves.
Marinate the fish and shallow fry
Heat oil, add cumin seeds, Saute onions, add the masalas and then tomatoes.

Place the fish fillets, coat with the masala, cook with lid closed. Garnish with curry leaves.

Please leave your comments and suggestions in the comment box below

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Pineapple upside down cupcakes

Preparation time: 20 mins
Cooking time: 20-25 mins
Makes 12 cupcakes

1 and 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup sugar
a pinch of salt
1 and 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 and 1/2 cup butter (divided)
2 tbsp vegetable oil
2 large eggs
2 tsp of vanilla extract
1 cup of finely chopped pineapple
12 tbsp of light brown sugar
1/2 cup pineapple juice

  • Preheat oven to 350 degree centigrade.
  • Sieve together all purpose flour, baking powder and salt.
  • In other bowl, melt 3/4 cup butter to room temperature, add oil and sugar. Mix well. 
  • To this bowl add whipped eggs 1 at a time, mix it and also add vanilla extract. 
  • Then add the flour mix to this spoon by spoon, keep on mixing while doing this. 
  • Add pineapple juice and mix again.
  • Grease 12 cup cupcake tray with butter. Add 1/2 tbsp butter and 1 tbsp brown sugar to each cups.
  • Place cherry at the center and add pineapple chunks to surround the cherry
  • pour the cake mixture to this till its 2/3rd filled.
  • Bake for 20-25 mins till the toothpick inserted comes out clean. 
  • Allow it to cool to room temperature. Decorate with icing.

  • Always set timer for 20 mins, and then see if its done. If toothpick does not come out clean, bake for 5 more mins.
  • You can add more sugar if you are a sweet person.
  • Mixing butter and oil actually gives a very good taste and texture
  • Using this recipe I prepared 6 pineapple cupcakes and 6 pineapple upside down cake.
    Here's the recipe for Pineapple Cupcakes.
Please leave your comments and suggestions in the comment box below

Monday, June 20, 2016

Chicken curry is a common delicacy in South Asia, Southeast Asia, as well as in the Caribbean. A typical South Asian curry consists of chicken stewed in an onion and tomato-based sauce, flavored with ginger, garlic, chili peppers and a variety of spices, often including turmeric, cumin, coriander, cinnamon, cardamom and so on

Preparation time: 15 mins
Cooking time: 45 mins
Total time: 1 hour
Serves: 8-10

1 kg chicken cut in to small pieces,
(marinate with salt and chilly powder for 2 hours: not mandatory)
2 tbsp oil
2 cinnamon stick
whole pepper 6-7
3 cloves
bayleaf 2
2 sliced onions
1 tbsp of ginger garlic paste
3 sliced green chillies
4-5 tbsp tomato puree
1/2 tsp turmeric power
2 tbsp coriander powder
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tbsp chilly powder
1 tbsp kashmiri chilly powder
2 tsp garam masala powder
salt according to taste
1/2 cup water
coriander leaves for garnishing

  • Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a dutch oven. Add whole spices(cinnamon stick,whole pepper,cloves and bayleaf) and saute.
  • Add sliced onion and cook till its golden brown. Keep stirring in between. Then add sliced green chillies and ginger garlic paste.
  • After about 5 mins, add tomato puree. When the mixture becomes thick, add chilly, turmeric,kashmiri chilly, coriander & cumin powder. Mix again. Add salt to taste & 1/2 cup of water and stir.
  • After about 2 mins add chicken pieces. Mix well so that the mixture coats all the chicken pieces. Cook with lid open for about 10 mins with occasional stirring. Then add 1/2 - 1 cup of water according to your preference of gravy, close the lid and cook in medium-high flame until the chicken is cooked.
  • Then lower the flame, add garam masala powder and cook for 5 more mins. Garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Serve hot with rice, roti or naan.
Heat oil in dutch oven, add whole spices, onion , green chillies , tomato puree and ginger garlic paste. Mix well
Add all the powders mentioned above, except garam masala, mix well then add 1/2 cup water and salt. Finally add chicken pieces. Cook for 10 mins.

Add water, close the lid and cook till the chicken is done. Finally garnish with coriander leaves.

Please leave your comments and suggestions in the comment box below

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Pasta is a staple food of Italian cuisine. Here's a simple recipe for yummy pasta with few ingredients.


2 cups bow tie pasta
5 cups water ( divided)
2 tbsp butter (divided)
1 tbsp oil
3 cloves minced garlic
2 chicken breast ( cut in to small rectangular cubes )
* add salt and pepper powder, mix and keep aside.
1 cup of chopped spinach
1 seeded and chopped tomato
1 cup finely grated parmesan cheese
1 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup milk
1/2 tbsp of chilly flakes
salt and black pepper powder according to taste
  • Get 4 cups of water to boil in a saucepan.
  • Add Farfalle Pasta and a tsp of salt. Cook pasta as mentioned in the package.
  • Drain pasta and keep it aside once its cooked.
  • In the meantime, heat a medium sized skillet, add 1 tbsp of butter and oil. When its hot, add the chicken cubes. 
  • When the chicken is half cooked, add chopped tomatoes. Cook until done. remove from flame and keep aside.
  • In the same skillet, add 1 more tbsp of butter if required, then add minced garlic, saute for a minute, then add 1/2 cup of water. Let it boil for 2 mins. Add a cup of heavy cream, 1/4 cup milk and let it boil.
  • Add parmesan cheese 1 tbsp at a time, keep on mixing so that no clumps are formed. Add salt and pepper.
    *be careful while adding salt, cos we have already added salt for the chicken and farfalle.
  • If you want pasta sauce to be thin add little more water.
  • When the sauce is ready, add cooked Farfalle, chicken and spinach.
  • Close the lid and cook for 5 mins.
  • Finally add chilly flakes and serve hot.

    Stepwise pictures :
Boil water and add Farfalle and Salt

Heat oil and butter in skillet, then add chicken and tomato.

Heat butter, add garlic then add water, heavy cream, milk, salt and pepper.

Finally when the sauce is ready, add cooked Farfalle, chicken and spinach. Close lid and cook for 5 mins.


Sunday, April 3, 2016

Who doesn't love cheesecakes?!!! Me and my sister in law prepared this delicious cheesecake for a friends birthday. We saw a few videos online on how to make perfect cheesecake, and finally got settled with this recipe with few alterations from the original one.

Serves: 15-20
Preparation time: 6 hours
You need 9 inch springform pan for this recipe.


For the Crust:

Graham cracker powder: 1 cup
Unsalted butter: 1/3 cup
Sugar: 1 tbsp

For the Cream cheese filling:

Philadelphia Cream cheese: 5 (8oz each)
Eggs: 5 large
Sugar: 1 cup
Vanilla extract: 2 tsp
Lemon juice: 2 tbsp
All purpose flour: 2 tbsp

For the Sour cream topping:

Sour cream: 1 cup(8oz)
Sugar: 1/3 cup
Vanilla extract: 2 tsp
Lemon juice: 1 tsp
And few strawberries or cherry or blueberries for decoration.


Cream cheese, eggs and sour cream should be in room temperature.

  • Heat oven to 325 F.
  • Wrap the bottom of springform pan with aluminum foil, just to make sure any liquid doesn't spill.
  • Combine all the under the crust ( graham cracker, sugar and butter) ; press on to a 9 inch springform pan.
  • Bake in the oven for 10 mins and remove it out to cool.
  • Beat 5 cream-cheese, add 1 cup sugar, vanilla extract and lemon juice. See dat no lumps are formed.
    * this might be a little difficult if you don't have a electric mixer.
  • Add eggs , one at a time while mixing on a low speed. You will get a smooth mixture once all the eggs are added.
  • Then add 2 tbsp all purpose flour. Mix again.
  • Pour the cream cheese mixture over the baked and cooled crust. Place in the oven and bake for 1 hour. 
  • When the cheesecake is in the oven , lets prepare sour cream topping.
  • For this, combine sour cream, sugar, vanilla extract and lemon juice. Whip the mixture till it becomes a little thick.
  • Remove cheese cake from the oven after 1 hour, center will be a little jiggly. Allow it to cool for 10 mins, then add the topping over the cheese cake, spread it evenly and then bake in the oven for 10 more mins at 325F. 
  • After 10 mins, switch off the oven , open the door a little bit and let the cake stay in there for 30 mins or so, and then take it out and allow it to cool.
  • Once its cool, refrigerate it for at least 4-5 hours. Overnight is better. 
  • Usually when you remove it from the refrigerator, the sides of the cake might have loosened. If its not, then dip knife in hot water and wipe it and the run knife around the rim of pan to loosen the cake.
  • Slowly remove the rim. Decorate with strawberry, cherries and blueberries.
Just want to show you guys how the cake looked when sliced. I added whipped cream topping and caramel syrup here.


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