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

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

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

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)

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

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

Chicken Pakoras/Pakodas (Fritters) – Shack Saturday Special

Crispy Chicken Fritters coated with refined flour (maida). An absolutely delicious starter. It’s sure to make you win a lot of hearts. 🙂 This evening folks at home were deciding to go out for dinner. What occurred to me was why don’t have the restaurant style food at the comforts of home with a nice drink and a classic movie. Sounds interesting, ain’t it! Okay, then it … Continue reading Chicken Pakoras/Pakodas (Fritters) – Shack Saturday Special