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

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)

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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)

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)