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…

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…

Creamy Chicken Masala

Today I wanted to make Pepper Chicken, but lo…. had run out of the whole black peppers and was feeling lazy to make a trip to the supermarket. So I made do with whatever was available at home and made Creamy Chicken Masala instead. This is a huge change from my usual heavy masalafied spicy…

Aloo Karela

Aloo is potato and karela is bitter gourd. A simple recipe of my mum’s which she learned from her sister-in-law who is no longer with us. Here again, there are many ways in which you can make this dish. This is my mum’s version and mine will be slightly different as I would add tomatoes…

Fish Curry

This recipe is courtesy of my aunty in Australia. She and her husband were in Dubai for a short stint and we were invited over for lunch one day. She made this fish curry which we freaked out on and I asked for the recipe immediately. I am one of those who still refers to…

Biryani

I love biryani; any kind and from anywhere though I’ve been told that Hyderabadi biryani is the best. It is believed that biryani originated from Persia and made its way to India. When I was in the UAE, there were couple of biryani joints we used to frequent. One was in Sharjah called Morning Star…