Buttered Corn

A great source of dietary fiber and vitamin B6, corn provides incredible taste and pleasure even in it’s simplest form. We love the easy peasy Buttered Corn at home. It’s a great alternative to binging on junk food during an untimely hunger. You can either take out corn kernels from the cob, boil and spice them or simply have a packet of frozen corn kernels handy in your refrigerator, … Continue reading Buttered Corn

Basil Chicken Popcorn – Shack Saturdays Special

Our friday or saturday evenings usually start with chicken popcorns alongside some other starters and drinks. We bring the frozen chicken popcorns from the supermarket and fry them and relish with our homemade Red Chilli Garlic Chutney or Mint & Coriander Chutney. Last weekend, I thought of making chicken popcorn from the scratch. The beauty of making it from the scratch is that you can adjust the taste to … Continue reading Basil Chicken Popcorn – Shack Saturdays Special

Baked Eggplant Sticks

Here’s a snack that seems decadent and yet delivers a healthy crunch. Baked Eggplant/Brinjal Sticks can be delectable starters for your get togethers or just relish them hot while watching a game on television alongside a chilled beer or your favourite fizzy drink. Below are the steps for you all; Preparation Time 10 minutes Baking Time 12-13 minutes Makes 24 sticks (depends upon the size of the eggplant/brinjal) Main Ingredients Eggplant/Brinjal … Continue reading Baked Eggplant Sticks

Crispy Chicken – Chinese New Year Special

The most-anticipated event in China’s calendar ‘Chinese New Year’ is over the weekend. This year is the year of the Fire Rooster, which last fell in 1957. Staying in Singapore has added CNY as a time of festivities for us too. The celebrations here go on for around two weeks, involving the traditional lion dances, ringing bells and lighting firecrackers. Everyone at the workplaces are at a lighter … Continue reading Crispy Chicken – Chinese New Year Special

Roasted Portobello Mushrooms

Hi there! Add a new dish to your next barbecue party ‘Roasted Portobello Mushrooms’. These cups taste incredible both when hot or cold. We had this for our last barbecue party and it was a hit. Everyone loved the burst of flavours in their mouth when they had these beauties. Here’s the step by step recipe for you all; Preparation Time 15 minutes Inactive Time 60 minutes Cooking … Continue reading Roasted Portobello Mushrooms

Bruschetta (Italian Starter)

Bruschetta is a starter dish from Italy consisting of grilled/baked bread rubbed with garlic and topped with olive oil and salt. Variations may include different toppings like chopped tomatoes, onions, beans, cheese, basil, etc. I am sharing my homemade version with you all today. It’s inception in my kitchen was completely co-incidental. Better half got Buffalo Mozzarella Cheese and we planned to have tomato and buffalo … Continue reading Bruschetta (Italian Starter)

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)

Aioli (Dip/Sauce)

Aioli is a French Sauce made with garlic, olive oil, egg yolk and lemon. There are many variations to this sauce. You can add different kinds of seasonings or exclude egg yolk or lemon juice. The recipe I am sharing today is inspired from Mario Batali’s ‘Tomato Aioli’ recipe. It goes extremely well with Baked Zucchini Sticks (the recipe I uploaded last time). Below are … Continue reading Aioli (Dip/Sauce)

Baked Zucchini Sticks

Have you been to any of Mario Batali’s (one of the most recognised chefs worldwide) restaurants? Well, if you are in one of the cities where he has his restaurants and haven’t been yet, I would highly recommend you to go there. Slightly on the expensive side, but if you are an Italian food lover then you can’t miss his restaurant. Better half and I went … Continue reading Baked Zucchini Sticks

Sev Puri – Shack Saturdays Special

Wishing you all a very Happy 69th Indian Independence Day! Today’s recipe is a lip smacking street food of India ‘Sev Puri’. Nowadays, it has become so popular that not just the street vendors but even big restaurants serve it. The base of this dish is the Puri (Fried Flour Crispies). The basic ingredients of Sev Puri are Puri, Sev (thin strands of gram flour which are deep-fried and … Continue reading Sev Puri – Shack Saturdays Special

Bread Pizza – Shack Saturdays Special

Lip-smacking breakfast recipe ‘Bread Pizza’ is here this weekend. It was never so simple to make pizzas at home. Busy moms be ready to delight your kids. Below are the simple steps for you all; Preparation Time 10-15 minutes Baking Time 12-15 minutes Servings 4 Main Ingredients Bread Main Equipment  Oven Course Breakfast/Snack Level Of Cooking Medium Ingredients                             … Continue reading Bread Pizza – Shack Saturdays Special

Papdi (Fried Flour Crispies)

A tea time classic and a very popular Indian Snack. Papdis (Fried Flour Crispies) are very versatile. These can be had as is or can be turned into Papdi Chaat, Sev Puri, Dahi Bhalla Chaat or more. It is so delectable and easy to make. Needs just 3 ingredients and oil for deep frying. Here’s the step by step recipe for you all; Preparation Time 10-15 minutes … Continue reading Papdi (Fried Flour Crispies)

Dahi Vada (Lentil Dumplings Dunked in Yogurt)

Dahi Vada has been a family favourite yogurt dish for any festival or special occasions. It is loved by most of the Indian households. The hot deep fried vadas are first put in water and then transferred to thick whipped yogurt and soaked. They are then topped with sweet and spicy chutneys and spices. The vadas can be made in advance and stored in a refrigerator. … Continue reading Dahi Vada (Lentil Dumplings Dunked in Yogurt)

Plain Dosa (Rice and Lentil Crepe) – Shack Saturdays Special

We have always relished Dosas (Rice and Lentil Crepes). If you go to a South-Indian restaurant you will find a variety of dosas in the menu. From plain to masala to mysore masala to cheese and the list goes on. The recipe I am sharing today is that of a Plain Dosa. It is crispy and tastes divine with Coconut Chutney and Sambhar (Spicy Lentil Curry). It … Continue reading Plain Dosa (Rice and Lentil Crepe) – Shack Saturdays Special

Chicken Ki Tikki (Spiced Chicken Patty) – Shack Saturdays Special

My better half wanted to eat Chicken Ki Tikki (Spiced Chicken Patty) last week when we were travelling. The other day when he got back from work I surprised him with Chicken ki Tikki with Red Chilli Garlic Chutney/Dip and he was super excited. We completely loved the patties and I am so sure these are going to tickle your tastebuds too. So here’s this Shack Saturdays Special … Continue reading Chicken Ki Tikki (Spiced Chicken Patty) – Shack Saturdays Special

Tandoori Prawns – Shack Saturdays Special

Roasting can be so much fun. You can try with seafood, corn, chicken, lamb, paneer (cottage cheese) and the list goes on.  Tandoori Prawns are marinated in lemon juice, yogurt and spices, then grilled or broiled. Plan ahead. This recipe needs to be marinated for at least 6 hours or overnight. Here’s the step by step recipe for you all; Preparation Time 30-45 minutes Cooking Time 25-30 minutes … Continue reading Tandoori Prawns – Shack Saturdays Special

Assorted Vegetable Fritters (Pakoras) – Fiesta Friday

Defining divinity this Friday with Pakoras (Fritters), Hot Chai (Tea) and the very timely rain in Singapore  🙂 This indeed is the best combination my better half and I could ask for on a rainy evening. While he is enjoying his pakoras (fritters), I am doing multi-tasking…eating and blogging… difficult isn’t it? 😉 So guys, relish these fritters with your family and friends and be … Continue reading Assorted Vegetable Fritters (Pakoras) – Fiesta Friday

Besan Ka Cheela (Gram Flour Pancakes) – Fiesta Friday Special

Have you tried Besan Ka Cheela? If you have then you know what I am referring to but if you haven’t then you are definitely missing a delectable item from your menu. You can make these Cheelas (pancakes) in two simple steps. In some places in India it is also called ‘tomato omelette’… yes, I was also amazed when I heard tomato omelette for the first time, I … Continue reading Besan Ka Cheela (Gram Flour Pancakes) – Fiesta Friday Special

Bread Rolls (Shack Saturdays Special Recipe)

Crispy bread rolls made from mashed potatoes, mozzarella cheese and water soaked bread. An absolutely delicious starter. Preparation Time 20-25 minutes Cooking Time 20-25 minutes Servings 4 Main Ingredients Potatoes & Bread Course Snack Level Of Cooking Medium Ingredients                                                                   Boiled Potatoes  4 medium Bread Slices  8 crustless Mozzarella Cheese  1 1/2 cup grated Onion  1 large finely chopped Coriander Leaves  2 tablespoons chopped Green Chillies 2 chopped Chaat Masala or Black Salt  1 … Continue reading Bread Rolls (Shack Saturdays Special Recipe)