Beetroot and Bottle gourd with Lentils

This is one of my goto vegetable dishes. It needs a lentil, I used yellow Mung beans. a gourd, I used bottle gourd. a sturdy vegetable, I used beetroot. aromatics, I used onions, garlic, chilly and so on. a healthy fat, everyone must use ghee. some spices like cumin, fennel etc. Soak the lentils inContinue reading “Beetroot and Bottle gourd with Lentils”

Garlicky Pomfret Fish Fry

I find people who don’t like fish as being very fishy…in other words, my cat does not like them. Take a whole garlic. Remove all the pods. Pulse them in a mixie and you have this wet paste that smells awesome. But you can’t really fry anything in it. So we start a balancing act.Continue reading “Garlicky Pomfret Fish Fry”

Red Mullet Grilled

Fishes come in all colors and shapes. But one of the prettiest fishes is the Red Mullet. Its called Nagarai Meen in Tamil. It has a lovely color and soft white meat. It does have quite a few bones but they are manageable. With fishes that have such delicate flavors, I prefer using minimal spices.Continue reading “Red Mullet Grilled”

Lemon Butter Prawns

Fresh prawns are such a delight to cook and serve. Prawns. Coarsely ground black pepper. Grated Garlic. Olive Oil. Lemon Juice. Salt. Butter. Marinate the prawns in olive oil, pepper and garlic for about 30 minutes. Add salt and mix well just before you cook them. Melt butter in a pan. Add the prawns andContinue reading “Lemon Butter Prawns”

A Simple Prawn Masala

A break down of this simple recipe to make it uncomplicated. 15 Prawns, shelled and de-veined. Curry leaves. Mustard Seeds. Cumin Seeds. Fennel Seeds. One onion, chopped fine. Capsicum, chopped. Garlic chopped. Chilly powder. Coriander powder. Turmeric powder. Salt. Oil. Fresh Coriander. Heat oil. Add in curry leaves, cumin, fennel and mustard seeds. A minuteContinue reading “A Simple Prawn Masala”