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)

Oats Uthappa or Uttapam (Indian Pancake) – Shack Saturdays Special

The very healthy and tasty Oats Uthappa or Uttapam (Indian Pancake) is here this weekend. Oats have the highest amount of soluble fibre amongst all grains and support healthy digestion. This nutrient-dense food can be had in so many different ways. Beyond the breakfast bowl, these can be added to cookies, breads, pancakes and more. It is great as a snack or main-course. I learnt … Continue reading Oats Uthappa or Uttapam (Indian Pancake) – 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

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

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)

Ghugni (Kala Chana/Black Chickpeas) – Shack Saturdays Special

The very tasty and nutritious black chickpeas in the form of Ghugni (saucy preparation of black chickpeas) is here this weekend. It is very popular in almost all Indian homes. A must during Navratri Pooja (ritual) when it is cooked without onion and garlic. Can be accompanied by Poori (deep-fried and puffed wheat bread), Steamed Rice or simply topped on a slice of bread with … Continue reading Ghugni (Kala Chana/Black Chickpeas) – Shack Saturdays Special

Veg Lasagna – Shack Saturdays Special

Last weekend, I tried my hands on the very delicious Lasagna (pasta in the form of sheets or wide strips baked with meat or vegetables, red or white sauce and cheese). I made the veg version with onions and mushrooms in red (tomato) sauce and we relished it. 🙂 Here’s the recipe for you guys to try and enjoy! Preparation Time 15-20 minutes Baking Time 45-50 minutes Servings 4 Main Ingredients Lasagna … Continue reading Veg Lasagna – Shack Saturdays Special

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)

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)

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

Pita Bread – Shack Saturdays Special

Pita or Pitta is a soft and slightly leavened flatbread baked from wheat flour. It is used in many Mediterranean and Middle  Eastern cuisines. Pita can be used to scoop sauces or dips such as hummus and taramosalata, or to wrap kebabs or falafel like sandwiches. It can also be cut and baked into crispy pita chips. Traditionally, the Pita Bread is baked. But, here’s the very … Continue reading Pita Bread – Shack Saturdays Special

Paneer Paratha (Indian flat bread stuffed with Cottage Cheese) – Paratha Series #2 (Shack Saturdays)

Hi Friends, I am back from my fantastic India trip. Visited the not so cold Mumbai and the very cold Delhi and enjoyed every second. But no thanks to the bad internet connectivity during travel I am bringing to you all a belated Shack Saturdays. But, but, but today what I have is one of my favvvourite recipes ‘Paneer Paratha’ which is a variety of Indian … Continue reading Paneer Paratha (Indian flat bread stuffed with Cottage Cheese) – Paratha Series #2 (Shack Saturdays)

Lasooni Palak (Spinach with a prominent Garlic flavour)

I’m Popeye the Sailor Man. I’m Popeye the Sailor Man. I’m strong to the finich, cause I eats me spinach. I’m Popeye the Sailor Man. Well, not only for Popeye but Spinach is an excellent source of vitamins, magnesium, dietary fiber, potassium, calcium and other nutrients for all of us too. Fantastic to boost our strength. Bringing today for you all is a bowl of … Continue reading Lasooni Palak (Spinach with a prominent Garlic flavour)

Hummus – Shack Saturdays Special

Today’s Shack Saturdays brings a very interesting and tasty Middle Eastern recipe ‘Hummus’. It is a thick paste or spread made from ground chickpeas, tahini (or powdered sesame seeds), olive oil, lemon, and garlic. Simply serve as an appetizer with pita bread or breadsticks. It’s also a great spread for sandwiches. I absolutely love the taste of olive oil in Hummus. Here’s the easy recipe for you. Preparation … Continue reading Hummus – Shack Saturdays Special

Chilli Paneer – Shack Saturdays Special

Whenever I make a Paneer (Cottage Cheese) dish here, I go down the memory lane to Mumbai as we used to get the best paneer out there, trust me, the best paneer I’ve had till now. Punjab Sind was the dairy and we used to get the freshest paneer there, which was so soft and flavourful that we could have it just as is. After … Continue reading Chilli Paneer – Shack Saturdays Special

Puff Pastry (Day 2) – 7 Days of Christmas

Perfect for parties and sure to win a lot of hearts. Puff Pastry is made in layers that expand when cooked. It is quite versatile so feel free to add a filling of your choice or serve flaky as is. The incredibly light flakes are enough to make it Oh So Special! 🙂 The most important thing in this recipe is the dough. You need … Continue reading Puff Pastry (Day 2) – 7 Days of Christmas

Aalu Tikki (Spiced Potato Patties) – Shack Saturdays Special

All Hail The Potato! Here’s the very popular and versatile Indian street food. Made with spiced potatoes. Serve with Mint & Coriander Chutney and Natural Yogurt. It’s also perfect for fasts if you use Sendha Namak (Rock Salt) instead of the usual salt. Preparation Time 20-25 minutes Cooking Time 10-15 minutes Servings 4 Main Ingredients Boiled Potatoes Course Snack Level Of Cooking Medium Ingredients                                                             … Continue reading Aalu Tikki (Spiced Potato Patties) – Shack Saturdays Special

Masala Sandwich

Here’s the good old Masala Sandwich. Made with spiced potato stuffing. Serve with Tomato Sauce or Mint & Coriander Chutney. It has been a favourite breakfast or brunch recipe at home. It’s so easy to make and so delicious. Preparation Time 20-25 minutes Cooking Time 10-15 minutes Servings 4 Main Ingredients Potatoes & Bread Course Breakfast/Snack Level Of Cooking Medium Ingredients                                                                   Boiled … Continue reading Masala Sandwich

Black Pepper-Garlic Sauce (Shack Saturdays Special)

It’s that time of the year again and it’s snowing in my blog too. 🙂 Enjoy hot Black Pepper-Garlic Sauce with your choice of roast meat or Steak. It’s our all-time favourite and exceptionally easy to make. Preparation Time 10-15 minutes  Cooking Time 15-20 minutes Servings  2-3 Main Ingredients Black Pepper Corns & Garlic Course  Condiment Level of Cooking  Medium Ingredients             … Continue reading Black Pepper-Garlic Sauce (Shack Saturdays Special)

Steamed Rice

Aromatic Steamed Basmati Rice. Completes the curry dishes. Preparation Time 5 minutes Cooking Time 15-20 minutes Servings 4 Main Ingredients Basmati Rice Course Main Course Rice Level Of Cooking Medium Ingredients                                                                   Basmati Rice (long grains) 1 1/2 cups … Continue reading Steamed Rice