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Jun 29

I got this recipe of Ricotta Kebab with Zucchini Carpaccio from Chef Sumeet Priyadarshi when I attended Four Seasons Wine Love, Cook and Learn event in The Pink Poppodam in Hotel Ista  and he showed us how to cook this dish. This ricotta kebab is very delicate, mild and cheesy, and it’s easy to make. Ricotta Kebab on a bed of Zucchini Carpacio Serves 4 Ingredients For the Kebab 200 g Ricotta Cheese 300 g Hung Yoghurt 200 g Fresh Paneer 2 tsp Roasted Chili Flakes 1 tsp Fennel seeds 1 tbs Fresh... 

Feb 24

Last weekend was fried food night, says who? says me :D, and since I got squid from the market that day I decided to cook calamari and french fries. I added some beer in the batter for the calamari since I saw a left over beer in the fridge. Here’s the recipe for my crispy calamari: Squid (cleaned and cut in ringlets ) salt and pepper for seasoning For batter: In a deep bowl, whisk till fully combined the following: 1 egg, 1 cup beer, 1 cup flour, salt and pepper, dried herbs. Add beer or... 

Aug 1

Another vegetarian dish that is favorite of mine is the Chana Masala or Chole Masala or Chickpea Curry. I love it with roti or with hot boiled rice. Preparing Chana Masala needs planning since the chickpeas must be soak for overnight, if not, it will not be cooked. In outside India though, canned chickpeas are available, so in this case, there’s no need for soaking. Below is the recipe of Chana Masala. Ingredients: 1 cup chick peas (if using canned, skip #1 & 2) 1 Onion 1 Tomato 1Green... 

Jul 16

Matter Paneer – Cottage Cheese Green Peas Curry Every week, I would buy a pack or two of paneer. Paneer or cottage cheese is a typical ingredients in Indian cooking. Paneer is like tofu but has a silky and creamy taste because paneer is made from milk. Uncooked paneer should be stored in the refrigerator. Mattar Paneer (Paneer Green Peas Curry) is one of the common dishes using paneer and mostly cooked and ordered in a restaurant. It is a vegetarian dish but non-vegetarian eater like me loves... 

Apr 26

India is known for rich vegetarian dishes. Millions of Indians are vegetarian and they are not being deprived of food, delicious food. Although I am not a vegetarian, during holy festivals and whenever  I have health problems, I opt for vegetarian dishes. Last week, for several days, I was on vegetarian diet. One of the veg dishes I prepared was the mushroom and potato curry. One thing that I like using mushroom in my vegetarian dish is that mushroom substitutes for meat that you will not miss... 

Mar 3

As promised from my last post of the pan-grilled fish fillet with mashed potato and coleslaw, I am sharing my recipe of this healthy meal.   Pan-Grilled Fish Fillet Basa Fish Fillet   1 fish fillet (any fish you prefer, I had basa fish from Mathsya Mela event) lemon juice olive oil salt and pepper butter Procedure: Wash the fish and pat with kitchen paper. Rub with salt and pepper. Mix olive oil and lemon juice and pour over the fish. Leave for 15 mins. Heat the pan, put a tablespoon...