Indonesian Chicken Curry

A taste that lingers in your mouth. Take a break from the regular chicken curry and try this absolutely flavorful version ‘Indonesian Chicken Curry’. The addition of lemongrass gives it a lovely aroma. Coconut cream enhances the taste manifold. Just get a few key ingredients and get cooking. If you can’t find those ingredients then get an Indonesian Curry Paste (I love the brand ‘dancing … Continue reading Indonesian Chicken Curry

Mushroom and Cottage Cheese Stew

Quartered Mushrooms and Cottage Cheese Cubes cooked with Onions, Capsicums/Bell Peppers and Soy Sauce make a fabulous stew. Relish alongside steamed rice or plain paratha. This recipe was created when surprisingly I had more people for lunch than I anticipated. To start with, I was making Mushroom Stew but for more people I needed more body to my stew with limited amount of mushrooms. Cottage Cheese … Continue reading Mushroom and Cottage Cheese Stew

Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli (from the scratch)

This is one dish which was waiting to be a part of my repertoire for a long time. I’m happy that I bring to you all today the recipe of homemade ‘Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli’. Simply put, Ravioli are a type of Italian Dumplings composed with a stuffing sealed between layers of thin pasta dough. These are usually served with a pasta sauce. The Ravioli in … Continue reading Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli (from the scratch)

Laal Saag Aalu (Spiced Amaranth Leaves and Potato) – Shack Saturdays

Laal Saag (Amaranth Leaves or Red Spinach) Aalu (Potato) brings back a lot of fond childhood memories. We used to have it with dal and steamed rice for lunch. Last evening, we brought Laal Saag from the Indian Supermarket here in Singapore. I decided to cook it for lunch today. Cooked with a lot of love and nostalgia, Laal Saag Aalu came extremely appetising. We had it with … Continue reading Laal Saag Aalu (Spiced Amaranth Leaves and Potato) – Shack Saturdays

Stewed Chicken with Mushrooms

Chicken and mushrooms are a delight when had as a stew. This is a great recipe for  a quick lunch or dinner. Ready in a few simple steps. Preparation Time 15-20 minutes Cooking Time 25-30 minutes Servings  3-4 Main Ingredients Chicken Breasts & Mushrooms Course  Main-course Cuisine  Chinese Level of Cooking  Medium Ingredients                                 … Continue reading Stewed Chicken with Mushrooms

Deep-Fried Fish Fillet – Shack Saturdays Special

  Deep-Fried Fish Fillet gets me to drools even on a mention of it…Haha! Fancy having a fish with zero hassle of deboning or getting rid of pricks while eating? Dory Fish Fillet is the answer. Deep-Fried Fillet Fillet also reminds me of the very famous Fish & Chips. The recipe I am sharing today is that of Fish (from fish and chips). I am … Continue reading Deep-Fried Fish Fillet – Shack Saturdays Special

Chicken Sausage Aglio Olio (Spaghetti)

A super comfort food for your weeknights. Chicken Sausage Aglio Olio (Spaghetti with olive oil, garlic, red chilli flakes and bite-size pieces of Chicken Sausages) is extremely easy to make yet each bite is so delightful. Here’s the step by step recipe for you all; Preparation Time 8-10 minutes Cooking Time 15-20 minutes Servings 4 Main Ingredients Spaghetti, Chicken Sausages, Garlic & Chilli Flakes Course Main-course Level Of Cooking Medium Ingredients                                                                   Chicken … Continue reading Chicken Sausage Aglio Olio (Spaghetti)

Gnocchi – Shack Saturdays Special

A great way to use up baked or boiled potatoes. You can make Gnocchi (Italian dumplings) with just flour and eggs, but potato gives it a beautiful, light, fluffy texture, while the ricotta cheese adds a rich creaminess. This recipe is inspired from Gordon Ramsay’s Homemade Gnocchi. Here are the steps for a beautiful meal; Preparation Time 15-20 minutes Cooking Time 10 mins. (boiling) + 15 mins. … Continue reading Gnocchi – Shack Saturdays Special

Malai Paneer (Cottage Cheese in Cream Sauce) – Jain Style

I never imagined how a savoury dish would taste delicious without onion and garlic. But it wasn’t too late when I found that out,  as my Mom cooked some dishes with no onion or garlic at home and they tasted divine… to the extent that I took extra servings. Here is the recipe of a full of flavour dish Malai Paneer (Cottage Cheese in Cream Sauce) … Continue reading Malai Paneer (Cottage Cheese in Cream Sauce) – Jain Style

Dal Moradabadi (Tempered Lentils Moradabad Style) – Shack Saturdays

Dal Moradabadi is a very popular street food of a North Indian city Moradabad. My recipe here is the same Dal in a fusion form, that is, served with the Middle-Eastern Pita Bread. It is made with skinned and split mung bean/yellow split lentil which is very rich in protein and relatively easy to digest. In this recipe, we will cook lentils and temper with salted butter, … Continue reading Dal Moradabadi (Tempered Lentils Moradabad Style) – Shack Saturdays

Bharwan Bhindi (Stuffed Okra)

Bharwan Bhindi (Stuffed Okra) brings a bag full of childhood memories. Especially the summer vacations. This was a must dish in our food boxes along with Poori (Puffed Indian Wheat Bread) whenever we used to go on a long journey. It stays fresh for over a day at room temperature. Bharwan Bhindi is a traditional North Indian dish and is made with some or the … Continue reading Bharwan Bhindi (Stuffed Okra)

Chole Bhature (Chickpeas Curry and Indian Puffed Bread) – Fiesta Friday

Here’s a very delicious platter of Chole (Chickpeas Curry) and Bhature (Indian deep-fried and puffed bread made with plain/refined flour) for you all this Friday! It is a very popular North Indian delicacy which you will find in the menus of most of the North Indian restaurants. It is a favourite combination at home as well and we relish Chole Bhature with lemon pickle and sliced onions. If you … Continue reading Chole Bhature (Chickpeas Curry and Indian Puffed Bread) – Fiesta Friday

Bhature (Deep-fried and Puffed Plain Flour Bread)

Chole Bhature is a very popular North Indian delicacy. You would find it in most of the North Indian restaurant menus. It is a favourite combination at home as well and we relish Chole Bhature with lemon pickle and sliced onions. If you haven’t tried this incredible dish yet, go ahead and give it a try. I had uploaded the recipe for Chole (chickpeas curry) earlier … Continue reading Bhature (Deep-fried and Puffed Plain Flour Bread)

Chicken Curry – Shack Saturdays Special

Hello People! Here’s a belated Shack Saturdays for you all. As some of you might know from my previous post that we are travelling. I am still not back home and having a fabulous time in Europe. Today, I am writing from the very very beautiful Switzerland. We are in a small town in Switzerland called Grindelward Grund near Interlaken and staying in a Chalet overlooking … Continue reading Chicken Curry – Shack Saturdays Special

Noodle Soup – Shack Saturdays Special

Hi Guys! I am bringing this week’s Shack Saturdays to you all from the breathtakingly beautiful Greece. Yes, we are on a trip to Greece and I can’t wait to give you all a glimpse of this  fabulous place. My better half and I along with our friends are having an amazing time here. We have taken an apartment and staying just like at home… When … Continue reading Noodle Soup – Shack Saturdays Special

Poori (Deep-fried and Puffed Wheat Bread)

Don’t we all like to have those cheat meals once in a while… 😉 Being an ardent foodie, my happiness quotient is at the highest level when I have those… Haha! Poori is a variety of Indian deep-fried and puffed bread made with whole wheat flour. It goes fantastically with veg and non-veg curries. I love it with ghugni (black chickpeas/kala chana curry) or kadhai chicken. A … Continue reading Poori (Deep-fried and Puffed Wheat Bread)

Kanjak Bhog – Ghugni, Sooji Ka Halwa and Poori (Navratri Special)

I remember how my sisters and I used to get excited during Kanjak (the ritual performed on Ashtami or Navmi mostly in North India) as we were worshipped on this day, fed with delicacies and were given gifts or money. Ghugni, Sooji Ka Halwa and Poori are the very popular and must dishes for this ritual. These are such delightful dishes that the whole family enjoys … Continue reading Kanjak Bhog – Ghugni, Sooji Ka Halwa and Poori (Navratri Special)

Butter Garlic Prawns – Shack Saturdays Special

This weekend relish a super delicious starter ‘Butter Garlic Prawns’. I am very excited to post this recipe guys… becaussse I am a new prawn-eater and as new as yesterday and today is the very first time that I cooked prawns. 🙂 I am happier because my better half loved it. I did not use to eat prawns earlier and still don’t eat any other sea-food. But, … Continue reading Butter Garlic Prawns – Shack Saturdays Special

Dal Tadka (Restaurant Style Tempered Lentils)

The very popular and amazingly tasty Dal Tadka or Dal Fry is here. Very simple to make yet so delectable. Just like you would get in a restaurant. ‘Dal’ is the hindi word for lentils and ‘Tadka’ for tempering (heating oil or ghee and adding spices to it and frying). In this recipe, we will cook lentils and temper in the end with oil or ghee … Continue reading Dal Tadka (Restaurant Style Tempered Lentils)

Spinach and Mushroom Quiche – Shack Saturdays Special

Make any dinner party, supper or afternoon tea special with these scrumptious triangles. Quiche is a baked open-topped pastry or tart with a savoury filling thickened with eggs. It is very versatile so feel free to add a filling of your choice to the eggs. Serve with Tomato Sauce, Tabasco Sauce or any other sauce of your choice and be ready to win a lot of hearts 🙂 … Continue reading Spinach and Mushroom Quiche – Shack Saturdays Special