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

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

Cherry Tomato and Buffalo Mozzarella’s Marriage – Valentine’s Day Special

Cherry Tomato and Buffalo Mozzarella’s Marriage were exactly the words that came out of my mouth while I was assembling this dish. You will experience a blast of flavours in your mouth when you will have these bite size hearts stuffed with fresh buffalo mozzarella cheese, habanero chilli and mint. Surprise your Valentine with these incredibly easy to make beauties! Here’s the recipe for you … Continue reading Cherry Tomato and Buffalo Mozzarella’s Marriage – Valentine’s Day 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

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

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)

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

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

Cocktail Sticks (Mozzarella and Cherry Tomatoes on Spaghetti Sticks)

Wishing A Very Happy Singapore 50th National Day To All! Get together and celebrate with these absolutely flavourful Cocktail Sticks (Mozzarella Cheese and Cherry Tomatoes on Fried Spaghetti). The freshest cherry tomato and soft mozzarella cheese when combined with fried spaghetti gives a wonderful burst of flavours and crunch in your mouth. Not to forget that the fried spaghetti also makes up for your toothpick or … Continue reading Cocktail Sticks (Mozzarella and Cherry Tomatoes on Spaghetti Sticks)

Aalu Gobhi (Spiced Potato and Cauliflower)

Aalu Gobhi (Spiced Potato and Cauliflower) brings back a lot of fond lunch memories. I loved Aalu Gobhi and Paratha in my tiffin box and so did my friends. It has been a family favourite too. The recipe I am sharing today is Punjabi style and has a prominent ginger flavour. You may or may not add onion to this. Give it a try it’s … Continue reading Aalu Gobhi (Spiced Potato and Cauliflower)

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)

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)

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

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