Fish Batter Fry

Bengali style fish fry.

Egg Devil

Bengali recipe to prepare egg devil or dimer chop.

Shukto

Bengali recipe to prepare shukto.

Hilsa In Mustard Gravy

Prepare Bengali style Hilsa in yummy mustard gravy.

Gambus Pil Pil

An easy prawn recipe with garlic flavour.

Kadai Chicken

Easy kadai chicken recipe for home cooking.

Chicken Roast

Chciken roast with butter tossedvegetables.

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Prawn is one of the most favourite non-veg item at our home. Though I do not normally cook with wine, this time I thought of trying out wine in prawn recipe. This turned out so yummy that I just can't wait to share with my friends. If any one one of you try, please do not forget to let me now how it turned out at your end.

Ingredients:

Medium size Prawn – 15 pcs
Chopped garlic – 1tbsp
Chopped onion – 1tbsp
Lemon zest – 1tsp
Chopped parsley – 2 tbsp
Red chilli flakes – 2tsp
Salt
Olive oil – 3tbsp
Cream – 2tbsp
White wine – ½ cup

yummy lemon garlic prawn easy recipe
Lemon Garlic Prawn

Recipe:

Clean the prawns very gently and devein it.
Now marinate the prawns with salt for 5 minutes.
Heat 2tbsp oil in a pan and fry the prawns.
When it starts to change the colour remove from the pan.
Add another 1tbsp oil in the pan and put garlics.
Just wait for getting aroma and add chopped onion and sauté it.
Add red chilli flakes.
Add white wine and keep it in high flame.
Add prawns and chopped parsley.
Add salt as per taste.
Add cream and keep it in medium flame.
Allow to boil and add lemon zest.
Now gently put the prawns and cook for two minutes. After 2 minutes take off the prawns from the pan otherwise they will be hard. Prawns need very less time to cook.
Allow the gravy to thicken like sauce.
Switch off the gas and pour gravy on the prawns. All the prawns should be covered with sauce.
Serve hot with rice, pasta whatever you like.

You can see my other prawn recipes also. Happy cooking J

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Zucchini Fritters is one of my daughter’s favorite snacks. She is always ready to eat it. And I am also ready to make this because this is very healthy, tasty as well as low calorie. It is really very easy to make with very few ingredients. If u r vegetarian u can avoid the egg. If you are not calorie conscious you can make it deep fried but as per my recipe it is pan-fried because me and my family like it.

Ingredients:

Zucchini -1 large
Chopped garlic – 1tsp
Olive oil – 1 tbsp
Egg – 1
Black pepper – crushed
Corn flour _ 2 tbsp
All-purpose flour – 2 tbsp
Salt
Grated cheese – 2 tbsp
Herbs – as per your choice

Zucchini Fritters healthy evening snacks
Zucchini Fritters

Recipe:

Grate the zucchini first and keep in a large bowl with pinch of salt. Keep aside for 15/20 minutes.

Now squeeze out the water from zucchini with your palms.
In a mixing bowl put the zucchini and add an egg, salt, crushed pepper, chopped garlic, 1 tsp olive oil, any herbs and mix it.
Then add corn flour and all-purpose flour and make a dough, consistency like cookie dough.

Grease your pan with remaining oil and heat it. Take small portions of the batter and put it in the pan while giving a circular shape like fritters. Cook for 2/3 minutes. Then flip off and cook the other side.

Serve hot with mayonnaise or English mustard sauce.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Me and my family is in love with anything grilled - be it chicken, fish, broccoli or pineapple. Today I made grilled chicken in pan and prepared white sauce to spread over it. Along with this I made vegetables tossed in high flame to accompany with chicken. I also cooked spaghetti to make it a complete meal. Let me know if you like the recipe. Happy cooking J

Ingredients:

 Chicken breast – 250 gms
Spaghetti – 100 gms
Yogurt – ¾th cup
Chopped garlic – 1 ½ tbsp
Chilli flakes – 1 tsp
Herbs – as per your choice
Ginger- garlic paste
Flour – 1 tbsp
Milk – ½ cup
Black pepper (crushed)
Lemon juice – 1tsp
Salt
Carrot
Red and yellow bell pepper
Broccoli
Green beans
Zucchini
Black olives
Olive oil
grilled chicken made in pan with vegetables and spaghetti
Pan Grilled Chicken With Vegetables And Spaghetti

Recipe:

Marinate the chicken breast piece with salt, crushed black pepper, ginger garlic paste, lemon juice and keep aside for 30 minutes.
Boil the spaghetti as per packet instruction and reserve the boiled water what you will get from spaghetti.
****Always reserve the water after boiling pasta. It enhances the taste if used in cooking.
Grease a nonstick pan and heat very well.
Cook one side of the chicken in high flame for 4 minutes, then flip off and cook the other side for same time.
Place your grilled chicken in a serving plate.

Now it’s time to make the sauce.
Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan and put chopped garlic.
When you get the nice aroma from garlic switch off the gas and add herb (here I added fresh parsley), chilli flakes, salt, crushed black pepper and mix.
Then add yogurt and mix it well.
Your sauce is ready.
Just pour it in the grilled chicken.

In the grill pan, put the vegetables and toss it in high flame with herbs, salt and pepper.
After 2 minutes place it in serving plate.

Now make the spaghetti.
Heat oil in a pan and put chopped garlic and stir it.
Add 1tbsp flour and stir it occasionally.
Add the water that you reserved from spaghetti and continuously stir it, don’t allow to form lump.
Add spaghetti, salt, pepper and mix it very well.
Add cream and mix well in low flame.

Add chopped black olives and serve with grilled chicken.

Sunday, 11 June 2017

This wrap or roll whatever you can say, me and my husband is ready to eat any time. This is a Mediterranean food and is like one pot meal. One roll is normally enough for a meal.
Shawarma, doner kebab, durum, gyro are all same thing with very minor differences in how they are served. This is believed to be a Turkish way of making kebab which spread around different countries in Europe and Middle East and got different names. It is very interesting to know the history of this food and how it got different names in different countries based on their style of pronunciation and way of serving this. I found an interesting article in the following link:
https://www.quora.com/Whats-the-difference-between-gyros-shawarma-d%C3%B6ner-kebab

Doner is derived from the Turkish word “dön-mek” which means ‘spins’. That is why traditionally it is cooked in a rotisserie either vertically or horizontally.
At home, it is quite difficult to follow the original style of stacking up meat slices one above the other and then shred them as they are cooked in vertical cooking element. This is primarily served in pita bread, but I used wrap. So I followed a simple recipe as follows:
Chicken Shawarma -durum-doner kebab-chicken roll home recipe
Chicken Shawarma Wrap

For Doner Kebab

Ingredients:
Chicken minced – 200 gms
Garlic minced – 1 tsp
Ginger paste – ½ tsp
Red chilli powder – ½ tsp
Garam masala powder – ½ tsp
Cumin powder – 1tsp
Salt
Milk – 3 tbsp
Black pepper crushed
Chopped coriander leaves
Corn flour – 1 tbsp
Egg – 1 (optional)
Oil – 2 tbsp
Recipe:
Take a mixing bowl and mix all the ingredients except milk, corn flour and oil.
Mix very well and now add milk and mix it.
Then add 1 tbsp oil and mix.
Now add corn flour as per your necessary to bind the dough.
For 1 hr keep aside this dough.
From this dough divide two portion and make 2 kebab because this proportion is for two wraps.
Grease the grill pan or whatever you have with remaining oil and grill the kebabs.
You can do in microwave.

 Garlic Sauce:

Ingredients:
Yogurt – 150 gms
Crushed garlic – 1 ½ tsp
Salt
Lemon juice – 1tsp
Water – 1 tbsp
Sugar – 1 pinch
Crushed black pepper
Recipe:
Take all the ingredients in a bowl and mix very well.

 Salad:

 Here I have used tomato, cucumber, sliced onion, carrots and lots of lettuce.

For Roll

Ingredients:
Wrap
French fries
Recipe:
Take a wrap and sprinkle some sauce with spoon.
Cut the kebab into bite size and keep on the sauce,
Put some French fries and salad.
Again sprinkle some sauce and wrap it.


Your Shawarma Wrap or Durum is ready to eat.

Friday, 2 June 2017

Ingredients:

Broccoli florets – 1 hands full
Baby spinach – 2 hands full
Spring onion – 2/3 full
Chopped onion – 1 tbsp
Butter – 2 tbsp
Nutmeg powder – 1 pinch
Cinnamon powder – 1 pinch
Salt
Crushed black pepper
Fresh cream – 2 tbsp
Roughly chopped walnut – ½ cup
Milk – ½  cup (optional)
yummy crunchy broccoli soup with walnut easy recipe
Crunchy Broccoli Soup












Recipe:

Take a heavy bottom pan and heat 1 tbsp butter.
Add chopped onion and sauté it.
Add all green vegetables and occasionally stir for mixing.
Add 1 cup water and let it boil for 7-8 minutes.
Let it cool down and put this in blender and blend it.
Take a nonstick pan and put the remaining butter and fry the walnuts till golden, here you can use any types of nut like almond, cashew whatever you have. This nuts will give crunchiness.
Now remove nuts from the pan and pour the blended broccoli in it.
Time for seasoning, add salt and pepper.
Add nutmeg and cinnamon powder for nice aroma.
Let it boil for 2 minutes, in this stage if you feel the need to make it thinner, you can add milk.
Switch off the gas. Add cream and mix it well.
Add fried walnuts and serve in a bowl.
Your broccoli soup is ready.

This is one of my child's favourites. Another favourite soup of my daughter is Pumpkin soup. Both these soups are yummy and healthy. These are completely home made, so no added flavour or preservatives. Let me know how it turned out at your end. Happy cooking J

Friday, 26 May 2017

Potato smiley….yppee; what a mouthwatering tentative snacks for kids, rather to us also. And it is very much available as a frozen ready to cook item in any grocery shop. But these are not healthy and we have to say them good bye now. I tried it at home to make fresh smiley and it is very easy and off course very healthy. So this is the perfect time to say no to frozen food and enjoy  your healthy life.

 Ingredients:

Boiled potato – 2 large
Corn flour – 3 - 4 tbsp
Egg – 1 (optional)
Salt
Bread crumbs – 2 tbsp
All-purpose flour – 2-3 tbsp
Black pepper powder
Oil – for deep fry
Straw
Round cookie cutter
 
homemade easy potato smiley recipe for kids
Potato Smiley

Recipe:

At first smash the boiled potato.
In a mixing bowl take the boiled potatoes and smash them. Take egg (optional), salt, pepper powder and mix very well with smashed potatoes.
Add bread crumbs, it will give crunchiness.
Add all-purpose flour and corn flour both as per your need for binding to make a dough.
Now keep it in fridge for 15-20 minutes.
Keep on a butter paper and cover with one more paper.
Roll out like roti but it should be thick like 1 cm.
Take a round cookie cutter or whatever you have to make the cut out of a face.
Take a straw and make both eyes and with spoon edge make smiley face.
Now your smiley is ready for frying.
Heat oil in a pan and fry the smiles.

Serve hot with tomato ketchup.

Monday, 15 May 2017

Nowadays my child keeps saying mamma I want to have soups. Instead of making preparing soups using ready to make powders available in any grocery shops, this time I thought of trying my hand in pumpkin soup. This is easy and yummy at the same time which attracted me. My daughter and hubby both loved it instantly and my daughter said she wants to have it tomorrow again. J

Ingredients:

Pumpkin – 250gms
Sliced onion – 1 medium
Tomato pulp – 2 tbsp
Salt
Sugar
Crushed black pepper
Parmesan cheese – 2 tsp
Cream – 1 tbsp
Butter – 1 tbsp
 
pumpkin soup
Pumpkin Soup

Recipe:

First cut the pumpkin into cube size.
Put butter in a heavy bottom pan or pressure cooker (I used pressure cooker).
When it starts to melt add sliced onion and stir for 1 minute.
Add pumpkin and tomato pulp (here I used canned pulp. You can use fresh tomato. In that case use 1 tomato) and mix it.
Add 2 cups water and wait for 2 whistle.
Take out from fire and release the steam and let it cool down.
After 10 minutes when it will be in room temperature put it in a blender and blend it well.
Now take a nonstick pan and put this blended pumpkin.
Now it’s time for seasoning - add salt, sugar (optional), crusher black pepper.
Add herbs as per your choice, parmesan cheese 2 tsp (you can avoid it if you want) and let it boil.
If you like creamy texture of soup then no need to add water otherwise you can add half cup of water. Let it boil 2-3 minutes.
Add 1 tbsp cream and stir it well.
After 1 minute take out from fire and serve hot with some of cream.

Enjoy and let me know how it turned around at your end. Happy cooking J

Saturday, 10 September 2016

Wow….malvani food………one of my favourite cuisine. Malvani cuisine belongs from Konkan belt of Maharashtra and Goa, and some northern part of west Karnataka. Mainly malvani food is dominated by non-veg food, but you will get many famous veg dishes.
You can get here different types of uses of coconut and this is very common ingredient in this cuisine. Many dry masalas like dry red chillies, pepper corn, poppy seeds, cardamom, cumin and coriander seeds are generally used to make different types of spices for different dishes.

Ingredients:

Surmai fish (king fish) – 4 pcs
Ginger-garlic paste – 2 tsp
Lemon juice – 1 tsp
Turmeric powder – 1 pinch
Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
Rice flour – 2 tbsp
Semolina (suji) – 2 tbsp
Oil – 2-3 tbsp.
Salt
picture of a malwani fish fry
Malvani Fish Fry

Recipe:

Marinate the fish with lemon juice, salt and 1tsp ginger-garlic paste.
Keep aside it for 10-15 minutes.
Now take a bowl and mix remaining ginger- garlic paste, turmeric powder and chilli powder.
Rub this mixture gently on the fish and keep aside for 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes take a plate and put the rice powder and semolina.
Now coat the marinated fish with it.
Heat oil in a fry pan and just shallow fry the fishes till golden.

Serve hot with salad.

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