Sunday, April 23, 2017

Machchi ki Dhaniya Curry

The recipe is made from Pomfret & Coriander or Cilantro.

What you need?

1. Pomfret: I used three pieces cut into halves. Make slight cuts on the fish for better marination.
2. Coriander or Cilantro leaves: 1 cup, cleaned and washed
3. Tomato: 1 large, chopped
4. Onion: 1 medium
5. Garlic: 2 big cloves
6. Chili: 1-2 green chilis
7. Spices: 1 teaspoon red kashmiri powder, 1 teaspoon coriander powder, 1 pinch of turmeric powder, 1/2 teaspoon amchoor
8. Salt to taste & white oil 1 tablespoon
9. Lemon for marianation

How to make it
1. Wash your fish & mariante it with salt & lemon for more than two hours.
2. Chop the onion & garlic, keep it aside.
3. Make a fine paste of coriander & tomato & keep it aside.
4. Heat the non-stick fry pan & pour the oil. And slightly toss the fish in the oil, don't deep fry. Once it is slightly cooked remove it from the pan.
5. Add the onion & garlic & fry till golden. Add the green paste with all the spices and mix well. Let it cook well. When the oil starts separating, add the fish & let it cook for around 10 min.
6. When almost done add the green chilis & a few drops of lemon juice.
7. Cover it & let it stand for 5 min. Serve it with rice.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Vegetarian Recipe: Sukto

Sukto is a Bengali recipe made with a mix of vegetables with least number of spices and has an amazing flavour. Mostly the prime vegetable in the recipe is bitter gourd or karela,stop making the faces and try this at home.


2 medium sized Bittergourd or karela, cut into chips
1 cup cubes of pumpkin
1 brinjal or eggplant cut into cubes
2-3 drumsticks cut into 2inch pieces
Other veggies which can be used are raw papaya, potato, bottlegourd etc.
1 teaspoon Panch phoron (a mix of whole cummin seeds, mustard seeds, kallonji or kalo jeera (nigella sativa), saunf, fenugreek or methi seeds)
1/2 teaspoon asfoetida or hing
milk 1/2 cup
1 teaspoon flour
Mustard oil
Salt to taste

1. Pour 1 tablespoon mustard oil in a heated frying pan, once the oil is heated add the cut bittergourd in to the pan, cook till it iss light golden in color, take it out and keep it aside.
2. Pour a little more oil & add a teaspoon of ghee. Add the panchphoron and hing to it and later add the rest of the vegetables to the pan. Cook for sometime covering the pan.
3. Add the salt after the vegetables are little softer & add some water to it, let it cook for some more time. Add the bittergourd also after some time.
4. After the vegetables are fully cooked around 20 min later, add the mix of milk and flour (can be whole wheat or refined).
5. Once the mixture boils properly, you can turn off the gas.

The dish is best served as the starting item in the menu with rice.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Recipe: Dahi Prawns

Have a good Saturday night with my new recipe!

Dahi Prawns:


200 g DVC prawns (de-veined and cleaned)
200 g Dahi or yogurt
1 medium onion
2 cloves of garlic
Green chilli
Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon
Kashmiri Chilli powder 1 teaspoon
1 green cardamom
An inch of cinnamon
Salt and sugar to taste
Mustard oil to cook


1. Chop the onion, garlic & chillis and keep it aside.
2. Wash the prawns and put some turmeric powder & salt. Mix it well & fry in mustard oil till golden in color.
3. Keep the fried prawns aside, in a frying pan pour a tablespoon mustard oil. Heat it & add the crushed cardamomand cinnamon with chopped onion, garlic & green chilli.
4. Once the onion is light brown in color add the yogurt. Mix it well & add a little turmeric powder and the chilli powder. Let it cook for a few minutes before adding the prawns.
5. After adding the prawns add salt and sugar (just a few crystals if you like). Let it cook till the gravy is semi-dry.
6. The dish is ready to be served with rice or roti.

Note: If allergic to sea-food please don't try this.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Recipe: Mutton Kofta Curry

Hi! Today I am sharing the recipe of Mutton Kofta Curry an Indian delicacy. I would just like to share a few health benefits of Mutton or Goat meat.
  • Improves blood cholesterol levels
  • Reduces the risk for atherosclerosis
  • Reduces the risk of coronary heart disease
  • Contains Vitamin B which helps you burn fat
  • Reduces the risk of obesity
  • Helps you have a healthy skin
  • Helps beats stress and depression
  • Rich in calcium and helps in bone building and teeth strengthening
  • Enhances producing new body cells thus delay the aging
  • Helps in maintaining the functioning of thyroid gland
Let's start with the preparation of this simple recipe, which is going to be super delicious.


Mutton or Goat Meat minced: 400 g
Ginger garlic paste: 4 teaspoons
Onion: 1 large
Tomato: 1 large
Chili: 1-2 as per taste
Clove- 2-4
Green cardamom: 1
Cinnamon: 1 inch
Turmeric powder: 1/4 teaspoon
Red Kashmiri Chili Powder: 1 teaspoon
Coriander powder: 1 teaspoon
Kasoori methi: 1 teaspoon
Mustard oil: 1 tablespoon
Salt: to taste


1. Take the minced meat in a bowl, add 2 teaspoons of ginger garlic paste, and mix it well. Keep the marinated meat in the refrigerator for half an hour.
2. Dice the onion into small pieces, and make a paste of  tomato, the ginger garlic paste,, turmeric powder, coriander powder and the chili powder.
3. Heat the oil in a frying pan, add the crushed, cloves, cardamom & cinnamon and the diced onion. Fry till it turns golden in color.
4. Add the tomato paste and mix it well add water as per requirement & let it boil. Add salt to taste.
5. Once it reaches boiling point add small balls of the marinated meat giving shape with the help of your hand.
6. Cover the pan & cook on low flame for 10-15 min. Check whether your meat is cooked in this time.
7. Now add chili cut in small pieces and sprinkle the kasoori methi. In a minute turn off the flame, let it stand for 5 minutes. 

Your dish is ready to serve, Serving is suggested with steamed rice or hand made Indian breads or roti.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Post Pregnancy-Weight Loss

Pregnancy is a beautiful thing to happen to a woman's life. It also adds weight to the beautiful figure you had before. Getting back to shape & looking like a sexy Mom surely is on the top of the list. Just to help out all those women I'm writing this post.

1. Breastfeeding: It is good for you & your baby both. Breastfeeding helps burn around 500 calories.

2. Drink Water: Drinking water helps you keep hydrated & during breastfeeding the body has a tendency to dehydrate.

Post Pregnancy
3. Eat smaller meals, many times a day: Eating small meals are related to weight loss & helps weight maintenance. Skipping meals is not a good idea, as then the body tends to store carbs for future use. Eating lots of vegetables, fruits & fiber filled foods help you feel full for longer.

4. Avoid craving: Eat only when hungry & keep tempting foods out of sight. This will not only help you reduce the excess weight but also help the baby get the right nutrient share. You are the source of nutrients to the baby when you breastfeed.

5. Exercise: Do not hit the gym! Light exercise including walking, aerobics & yoga can be of great help in this phase.

If the above steps are taken care of especially taking care of the diet will surely help.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Saturday Brunch- Pasta!!!

Happy Saturday to all! Lazing around & eating good food is all I want to do. So thought of sharing a brunch recipe, Chicken Pasta in Red Sauce.

Chicken Pasta in Red Sauce

Penne Pasta: 200 g
Chicken: 1 cup small cubes
Broccoli: 1 small
Peas: 1 cup
Baby Corn: 5-6
Onion: 1 medium
Vinegar: 1 tablespoon
Red sauce (tomato based): 1 tablespoon
Oregano: 1/2 teaspoon
Fresh Grounded Black Pepper: 1/ 2 teaspoon
Salt: as per taste
Olive Oil: 1 tablespoon

1. Boil the pasta, till it becomes tender. Strain the water & keep aside.
2. Dice the vegetables in 1 inch pieces. Marinate the chicken in vinegar, salt & pepper for 10 min
3. Toss the vegetables till golden in a little oil. Keep it aside in a bowl.
4. Toss the marinated chicken on low flame, cover it till it is cooked & the chicken secretes the fats. Add the vegetables to it & let it cook for some time.
5. Add the pasta to the mix & toss it well, add salt & freshly grounded pepper.
6. Add the sauce & mix it well. Sprinkle the oregano over the recipe & it is ready to be served hot.

A Happy Saturday with a happy brunch....