BBQ Tofu

I love tofu, or some call it tahu, in any form and my all time favourite is tahu sambal. Tofu is bean curd and I have some friends in UAE who are my hardcore fans when it comes to tahu sambal. I so enjoy making it for them and I am sure they are missing…

Prata Goreng aka Kothu Prata

I came across this recipe in the Straits Times a long time ago. I had made it couple of times, but unfortunately I have misplaced the recipe. At that time, I felt it was a nice twist to the usual mee goreng (mee is for noodles and goreng means fry) and only later on did…

Puttu

Puttu or some call it pittu, is generally a breakfast dish and in my house it’s a dinner dish. Traditionally you have puttu with kadala (chickpea, the smaller & darker variety) curry, green moong dal curry, or my personal favourite which is with butter, sugar and banana! You must have it while it’s still a…

Seeni Sambol & Pol Sambol

Last week, I had posted the recipe for Kiribath and as promised, here is the recipe for both Seeni Sambol and Pol Sambol. It’s easy to make and if you have any leftovers, you can spread some on your bread and put that in your sandwich maker. Don’t forget to butter your toast on the…

Kiribath (Milk Rice)

Kiribath is a traditional Sri Lankan dish usually prepared for all special occasions like Avurudu (Sri Lankan New Year), first day of each month and for any auspicious occasion like birthday, wedding, anniversary, etc. This dish is prepared by cooking rice with coconut milk. Kiribath is best served with lunu miris, which is made from…

Chicken Masala

I was craving for chicken masala and I wanted it to be spicy and very “masalafied”. I love all that masala which you can just have with plain rice, bread or even with dosa. So, when I searched the net for something good, I came across this Chettinad Chicken Masala recipe from a blog called…

Bee Hoon with Carrot & Coconut

Bee Hoon is basically rice vermicelli which is a thin form of rice noodles. There are so many recipes using the rice noodles, so I’ll start off with my all-time favourite which is my mum’s recipe and she learnt it from some relatives in India. Of course, by now, she has modified it a bit…….

Matar Paneer

This is a very simple and easy dish to make. Matar is peas (you may use the frozen ones) and paneer is cottage cheese. There are various ways to make  this dish, as you can have the base rich and creamy or just use fresh tomato paste. As my in-house Executive Chef is not particularly…

Crispy Fried Fish

Over the weekend, I was looking to fry fish a little differently. My usual marination would be just turmeric powder, chilli powder, salt and loads of freshly ground black pepper corns. I would not bother to see how much crushed black pepper I would throw in the marinate, as most of the black pepper and…

Shahi Paneer

Hi All, This dish was contributed by my dearest friend Sushma. She’s such a good cook and her father too! Whenever he comes to Dubai, he cooks up a storm for us and as usual I have a list for him. There is one particular chicken curry dish of his which I simply love. I…