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…….

Butter Cake

I was in the mood to bake and thought why not bake a good ole butter cake the way my mum used to bake for us when we were kids. She was taught baking by her aunties in Singapore and I guess you could call this a pound cake cos the measurement was the same…

French Toast – 3 variants

I prefer having French toast for breakfast if I’m planning to skip lunch, as I feel it holds my hunger a tad bit longer. And all I have to do is tell Madu the various ways I would like to try making French toast and she beats me to it! The Nutella French toast and…

Ramadan

Ramadan started a week ago and I am sure those in the GCC countries, must be enjoying themselves, as it’s the most favourite time of the year. Firstly the shorter working hours and secondly the ‘goodies’ galore on offer! Office hours are shortened, so you get to be home around 3ish or 4ish in the…

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…

Carrot Beetroot Cutlets

As promised, here is the recipe from Savi. She used to make these cutlets often and bring it to the office for us to try. I feel that not very many people like beetroot and this is a perfect way to camouflage the taste as everyone loves cutlets! From Savi: Here goes my carrot-beetroot cutlets!…

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…

Vishu

Vishu is the Malayalee New Year and is celebrated on the first day of the Malayalam month in Kerala. The ‘Vishu Kani’ is the most significant aspect of Vishu. The Malayalam word ‘kani’ means “that which is seen first”. It is believed, good things seen on the New Year day brings good luck and prosperity…

Cutlets

There’s such a huge variety in making cutlets that you’ll be literally spoilt for choice. From plain potatoes, veggies (all kinds), tuna, egg (stay tuned for recipe….), paneer and the list goes on. Initially I used to get frustrated when the cutlets used to break when frying. Well, not completely disintegrate but it kinda used…