February 12, 2016

Kerala Fish Curry


Kerala fish curry is absolutely divine, as the addition of coconut milk and coccum gives distinct flavour and taste great with hot steamed rice.


Ingredients :

  1. King fish / Seer fish - 250 gms
  2. Coconut oil
  3. Onion - 1 no
  4. Tomato - 1 no
  5. Garlic - 7 nos
  6. Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  7. Fenugreek seeds - 1/2 tsp
  8. Curry leaves
  9. Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  10. Chilly powder - 2 tsp (to taste)
  11. Coriander powder - 2 tsp
  12. Small onions - 10 nos
  13. Coccum - 1 - 2 large pieces
  14. Thick coconut milk - 1  cup 
  15. Salt to taste

Method :

1.   Make a paste of onion, tomato and garlic.  Clean and cut the fishes.  Keep aside.

2.   Heat oil in the pan, add mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds and curry leaves.  Add chopped small onions and saute till tender.

3.   Add onion paste, turmeric powder, chilly powder, coriander powder, salt, coccus and enough water.  Stir well and bring it to boil.


4.   Add fish pieces and coconut milk and simmer for 10 mins.

5.   Heat a tsp of oil and fry some curry leaves for garnishing.



Serve hot with rice.

February 10, 2016

Nutella Mug cake (Eggless) - Just 2 mins !!!


I have been experimenting with different mug cake recipes and this was beyond amazing.    This is the perfect decadence to fulfil a chocolate craving after lunch / dinner.  The best thing about this cake is that it's quick and easy and ready under 5 mins totally.  



Ingredients :
  1. All purpose flour - 3 tbsp
  2. Cocoa powder - 1 tbsp
  3. Baking powder - 1/8 tsp
  4. Bakin soda - a pinch
  5. Condensed milk - 3 tbsp
  6. Melted butter - 2 tbsp
  7. Milk - 4 tbsp
  8. Nutella - 1 tbsp
Source : Rajshri 


Method :

1.   Combine all the ingredients in a large coffee mug.  Whisk well until smooth.  Microwave on high for  1 1/2 - 2 mins (Depending on your microwave).

Note :

I divided this portion into two cups.


Serve with whipping cream or ice-cream.

February 8, 2016

Brown Black Eyed Bean | Karamani | Lobia masala Curry


This is a recipe that I adopted from my Punjabi friend which taste fabulous with rotis. A small twist in recipe is Chole masala powder.  I am adding it in the end which enhances the flavour more.


Ingredients :
  1. Karamani / Lobia / Black eyed bean (Brown) - 1/2 cup
  2. Oil - 1 tbsp
  3. Onion - 1 large sized
  4. Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp
  5. Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  6. Tomatoes - 2 nos
  7. Potato - 1 large sized
  8. Chilly powder - 1 tsp
  9. Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
  10. Coriander powder - 1 tbsp
  11. Salt to taste
  12. Garam masala - 1 tsp
  13. Chole masala powder - 1 tbsp
  14. Coriander leaves for garnishing

Method :

1.   Soak the black eyed bean overnight and pressure cook them with salt.  Keep aside.

2.   Heat oil in the pan, add finely chopped onions.  Saute till tender.

3.   Add ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder, chopped tomatoes and salt to taste.  Saute.

4.   Add cubed potatoes, chilly powder, cumin powder, coriander powder and chole masala powder.  Cover and cook for few mins.

5.   Add cooked karamani and garam masala.  Cook till done.

6.   Garnish it with coriander leaves.


Serve with rotis.

February 4, 2016

Bharwan Bhindi / Stuffed Okra


Bharwan bhindi is most popular Gujarati dish made by stuffing okras with aromatic spices.  Tender Okra's are used for this preparation.  Addition & quantity of spices can be adjusted depending upon our family preference.  I like to use small onions which makes this dish finger-licking!!!


Ingredients :
  1. Ladies finger - 500 gas
  2. Oil 
  3. Ginger - 1 tsp
  4. Garlic - 1 tsp
  5. Coriander leaves 
  6. Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  7. Small onion - 15 nos (or onion - 1 no)
  8. Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
  9. Red chilly powder - 2 tsp
  10. Coriander powder - 1 tbsp
  11. Cumin powder - 1 tsp
  12. Salt to taste
  13. Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
  14. Dry mango powder - 1 tbsp
  15. Chaat masala - 1 tsp
  16. A pinch of hing
Method :

1.  In a bowl, mix together turmeric powder, red chilly powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, salt, garam masala, dry mango powder, chaat masala & hing.  

2.  Clean and dry the ladies finger.  Slit them lengthwise and stuff them with the above mixture.

3.   Heat oil in the heavy bottomed pan, add cumin seeds, ginger, garlic and small onions.  Saute.

4.   Add the ladies fingers & cook them over them low heat till done.  Garnish it with coriander leaves.


Serve hot.