Aug 02 2014

Thai Fish Curry

Thai Fish Curry

Thai Fish Curry

A Thai delicacy, Thai fish curry has captured the heart of many Thai cuisines fans…. including me. The only problem for the people who are living out of South East Asian countries, we don’t really find the proper ingredients to cook these delicacies, such as lemon grass, lime leaves, etc. Even if they are available, they are normally come in dried forms and they are quite expensive. In Kolkata itself, these dried ingredients are imported from Thailand and we can find them in hypermarkets or supermarkets.

But thanks to modern time, the curries now are also available in ready made. They came in packages or jars, and they already contained the spices and herbs required to make the good Thai curries.

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Jul 29 2014

Sweet and Sour Vegetable

Sweet and Sour Vegetable

Sweet and Sour Vegetable

 

This recipe was created as the vegetarian version of fish sweet and sour. Instead of putting the deep fried fish as the main ingredients, I have replaced it with the vegetables.

Optionally, you can add pieces of tofu which is already dipped in flour and deep fried.

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May 08 2014

Chicken Strips

Chicken Strips

Chicken Strips

Confused on what to prepare for your afternoon tea party or your kitty party?? well… not anymore… here is one suggestion to light up your afternoon party… the chicken strips!!  it’s hot… it’s crunchy… it’s yummy… perfect snack and finger food to accompany your favorite tea.

And what more??… it’s a very easy to make finger food, you can prepare it anytime for your kids. It’s a much healthier food than feeding them fast food from outside eatery. Use little oil to fry instead of deep frying it.

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Apr 27 2014

Easy Tips # The Easy Way to Deseed Watermelon

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Deseeded Watermelon

Deseeded Watermelon

And yes!! the summer is here… And what is the best way to beat the summer heat than munching this fresh and juicy watermelon?? Don’t worry, if you are watching your figure and weight, eating so much of this fruit will not make you gain weight, because it has low calorie and rich with vitamins (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watermelon), beside it also has so much health benefit to our body (http://news.nationalgeographic.co.in/news/2013/08/130820-watermelon-nutrition-health-food-science/)

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Apr 22 2014

Palak Paneer / Cottage Cheese in Indian Spinach Gravy

Palak Paneer / Cottage Cheese in Indian Spinach Gravy

Palak Paneer / Cottage Cheese in Indian Spinach Gravy

Palak paneer or cottage cheese in Indian spinach gravy is an Indian dish which is very popular among the Indian vegetarians. Some people believe that this dish is originally from Punjab or North India. In many homes in India, there are different versions on cooking this dish. In some homes, people also add some vegetables into it such as carrot, french beans, cauliflower, sweet corn.

When the first time I came to live in India, it was quite difficult for me to adjust with the heavy curry of Indian food. Palak paneer was my one of the first few favorite foods beside the tandoori. In this dish, the spinach is pureed first before adding in the cooking, this gives the soft gravy textures and really a wonderful combination with the paneer which is soft and creamy.

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Apr 14 2014

Stuffed Capsicums / Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed Capsicum

Stuffed Capsicum

 

There are a lot of way of making stuffed capsicum. From the Spanish style, European style, American style and to the Asian style. Whether you love using the red bell pepper or green pepper, there is no denying the wonderful smell when this dish goes in the cooking. The spicy smell of the pepper or the capsicum filling the whole kitchen and sometimes the whole house, really increase your appetite. Beside, who doesn’t like spicy food? Well…. honestly, I don’t like too much spice, but I would love to have a dash of spiciness in my food. Being born and grew up in South East Asian country, we are used to have the non-spicy food, but we do have additional to it, we always have the sambal or the chili sauce to accompany our dishes.

And the pepper/capsicum is just about right, it’s not spicy but it is enough to give you a little kick which you are looking for.

I have made my own version of Stuffed Capsicum. I know there are a lot of Indian style of stuffed capsicum dish in the internet, but I love simple food. I just feel that sometimes you have to leave the original taste of an ingredient. We don’t want to overpower a beautiful flavor of an ingredient with so much of spice and curry.

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Apr 10 2014

Veg Paneer in American BBQ Style

Panner / Cottage Cheese BBQ in American Style

Paneer / Cottage Cheese BBQ in American Style

Got bored with an old style of Indian BBQ or grill?? This could be a good idea to give a variety in your dish.

It started in one afternoon in the weekend about six year ago, when I was planning to cook Veg – Paneer BBQ for the afternoon snack for my hubby. Then it came to my mind, why don’t I make a little twist to it by replacing the Indian spices with the American style BBQ sauce. I happened to have a bottle of American BBQ sauce in my refrigerator at that time which I have bought during my last visit to Indonesia.

The result….. this dish was finished in no time… :)

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Apr 01 2014

Paneer Fritters (Paneer Pakoras)

Paneer Fritter

Paneer Fritter

This could be the easiest recipe so far :) … it is easy, it is fast, it is healthy and most of all…. it is yummy!!!!  If you’re on diet, watch out, because you cannot stop eating after the first two pieces… well… at least until all the fritters are finished … ha..ha.. :D

If you are vegetarian, this could be the snack dish which you have been looking for. Paneer or cottage cheese is full with protein and it has been a part of Indian vegetarian diet for centuries.

In fact, paneer fritter or paneer pakoras can be served in kitty parties where finger foods are mostly served. You can cut the paneer/cheese and the vegetables according to your taste.

At last, your kids will love this dish so much…. and what more, you can make them eat vegetables if they don’t like to eat them,… you can add or replace any of the ingredients with any vegetables you like, such as broccoli , etc…

Paneer / Cottage Cheese

Paneer / Cottage Cheese

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Mar 31 2014

Indonesian Style Jackfruit Curry (Sayur Nangka)

Jackfruit Curry

Jackfruit Curry

Three days ago when I went to Spencer, I couldn’t hold my excitement when I saw the jackfruit. It took me a while to decide whether to buy it or not. I really miss eating the Indonesian jackfruit curry which most of the Indonesian eat with ketupat (rice cooked in woven palm leaf pouch) and beef/chicken curry.

jackfruit

Jackfruit

In the meanwhile, I was really not sure if I can really cook the jackfruit curry well. And I also wasn’t sure if I could find all the ingredients which are required to cook this dish. Anyway, I finally decided to try and cook this dish using the ingredients which are available in my home. The result is really not bad… it is quite good and I do love it :)

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Oct 18 2010

Mixed Potato

Some of you might be wondering why I have many recipes which contain potato :) , well… my husband is the biggest fan of potato. He loves anything which are made from potato, there wouldn’t be a day when we don’t have potato in our menu :)

Many people think that Indian food is all about curry and lot of spices, well… it is not all true. In this recipe, I will show how to create a simple Indian dish without using a lot of spices. Continue Reading »

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