Mushroom Stuffed Potato Cakes

This recipe is from my friend Sushma, who had previously given the recipe for Shahi Paneer. I have not tried this dish before and if I were to make it, I think I will substitute something else for the mushrooms, as I am not a huge fan of it. Perhaps some mixed veggies would be…

Varutharacha Mackerel Curry

Ayala (Mackerel) is a type of fish most commonly known here as Ikan Tenggiri. Varutharacha – Varutha means roasted and Aracha means ground. Basically, we would fry/saute or dry roast the shredded coconut (together with other ingredients like coriander seeds, dried chilli etc.) till it turns golden brown, depending on the recipe. In this recipe,…

Spinach Pasta

I’m not a pasta fan and that’s why you’ve not seen any pasta recipes from me… ha ha. But I have here Minu’s Spinach Pasta recipe. It sounds delicious and I may just give it a try 😉. But I’ll need to try this using gluten free pasta. Can’t wait to try it! Ingredients Pasta…

Vege Rolls

This recipe is from one of my dearest friend who is a great cook. She’s shared with me one of her favourite recipes and what’s good about this is that you can cook and prepare the roll and stock in the refrigerator for about 10 days. Note: It’s good for an emergency and when you…

Fried Ice Cream

I know that the concept of fried ice cream may be intriguing for some. Ice cream, fried, really? How would one do that? Well, it’s quite simple and most important is getting the oil hot when you’re about to fry the ice cream. This will brown the coating of the ice cream very quickly and…

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…

Quinoa Fried “Rice”

Hi All, this quinoa (pronounced “keen-wah”) recipe is from my sister, Shyamala. I have only tried it once in a salad form and liked it very much. I plan to try the below recipe and hope you will try it out as well and let me know how it goes. I was introduced to quinoa…

Pear Upside Down Cake

This recipe is from my dear friend, Rochelle’s mum. I got to know Rochelle in Dubai when we worked together. Needless to say, that we bonded together over food and shopping! More so over food, ‘cos she loves the local food of Singapore and anyone who loves the Singapore local cuisine is my bestie! 😉…

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…