Category Archives: Seafood

August 15, 2014
Prawn Vindaloo - Key Ingredients

Vindaloo style recipes come from the Goan region and was adopted from the Portuguese. However, in the Indian preparation we use vinegar with Kashmiri dry red chillies. The dish is slightly on the hotter side with the addition of chillies but it is just perfect for the Indian taste. It can be served hot with white rice and goes well in any of the main meals. I made Prawn Vindaloo for the weekend and I’m [...]Read More

November 15, 2013
Tava Fish Fry

I’ve always longed for some good starters and although there are many options, there are only few that I like. One of the awesome non-vegetarian or sea food options is Tava Fish Fry. You can use any of the fish that you like. Get them cut in flat pieces, wash and marinate them for some time and then fry them in oil over a tava. It is fairly easy to make this at home and [...]Read More

Tandoori Prawns

Prawns are a well-known sea food and are found in good numbers in the seas surrounding India and in many lakes and rivers. They are also known by the name of shrimps, although the name prawns is more famous in India while shrimps is used more commonly in countries like the United States. They are really delicious to eat with a distinctive and unique flavor and give non-vegetarians a choice of regular chicken, fish or [...]Read More

Kerala Fish Fry

Fish is extensively consumed in India. It is used much more in the coastal states, where it is considered a staple. The southern Indian state of Kerala is famous for its extensive water bodies including lakes and back waters, bearing fish for its local fishermen which is consumed locally and also distributed across India. Fish in Kerala is called meen and fish fry is commonly known as meen varuthathu. The distinct flavor comes from the use of coconut [...]Read More

Chingri Macher Malaikari - Prawns in Coconut Milk

Prawns enjoy a special status amongst seafood aficionados. I have my favorites: Grilled Garlic Prawns Barbequed Prawns (New Orleans Style) Prawn Ravioli in Seafood Bisque Bean Sprout  Prawn Salad (Vietnamese style) Javanese Prawn Curry Karavali Prawns (Prawns in Konkani style) Prawns in Mustard & Coconut Milk Curry or Chingri Macher Malaikari (Bengali Style) I personally do not fancy Kadhai Prawns and other compulsive dishes like Methi Prawns and Prawns Kachalu. Chingri Macher Malaikari is a [...]Read More

February 28, 2013
Fish Cutlet Recipe - Indian

  Fish and chips, fish cutlets and fish rolls, sound so English, that many with taste-buds tuned to Indian flavors ignore them altogether. Here is a take on Fish Cutlets which look English but taste 100% Desi. Ingredients: Steamed Cat fish or White Indian Salmon fillet (200 grams per person) Cornflour 1 tbsp per 100 grams Spring Onions Olives Green Peppercorns Chopped Garlic Ginger, thin slices Brown bread slices 1/4 / cutlets Potatoes 1/4 of [...]Read More

Do you wish your fish is full of flavor and still cooked so light that it can fly? Try this or any other recipe for fish en papilotte. En pappilotte is a common name for pouch cooking, essentially ensuring that food is not directly exposed to heat and the juices do their job. The pouch can be of parchment paper, which traditionally was, or a paper bag or, as in this case a home made [...]Read More

January 15, 2013
Grilled Tilapia – Tandoori Chicken Style

  Being a Punjabi has its own advantage, one of them is the basic understanding of what adds to the wow factor in food. If you understand two extreme taste pulls, you can’t go wrong. Tandoori Chicken and Butter Chicken both are popular Punjabi staples, definitely consumed more than Makki Di Roti and Saron da Saag. Tandoori Chicken and Butter Chicken define two very different cooking schools. While Tandoori Chicken gets the flavour of chicken ooze out, [...]Read More

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