Savoury, Creamy and Succulent, what is it about Lasagna that always leaves us craving for more? Here is an easy dinner date idea with endless possibilities for variation. In this recipe tender lasagna rolls are filled with a ricotta-spinach-prawn mixture, and baked in a special sauce. Combine these roll ups with a classic salad and some garlic bread on the side and you have got an amazing meal that has date night written all over it. Ok Ok… if you don’t have a date… do make it for the family dinner and if you are single, just pack them in individual portions and pop them in the freezer.
Let me tell you making Lasagna is fairly easy, but making Lasagna Roll-Ups is FUN! Add your favorite meat or sea food and explore an all new dimension altogether. Let your imagination wander….
Here is my recipe for Prawn Lasagna Roll-Ups… Continue reading
You know what is pure bliss?…for a food enthusiast like me walking into a food establishment and being surprised and enchanted by the flavours and aroma that an eatery offers. Same was the case when my sojourn took me to a small eatery called Makrana in Primerose Mall, Baner. Trust me when I tell you don’t go by the looks of it, flavours from this small eatery sure pack a punch, that will surely make you go back for the seconds. Here you can gorge on delectable non-vegetarian preparation spanning across North India and so this is how my bellydriven chronicle goes…
If you have been following my blog, you would know by now how much my family loves fish, that includes my 3 year old little one. This recipe is a nostalgic one, one that was an integral part of my life as I grew up. Though we moved around and changed cities a lot, all thanks to being an army brat, my mother made sure that odia cuisine was a staple at home, she always said that never forget your roots and odia food was her way of making us keep in touch with ours. And even though I don’t live in Odisha anymore, my parents do, and being married to a punjabi, this is my way of making sure that my little one is exposed to the food culture of both the worlds. I beam with pride when my little one now demands for fish curry. All thanks to my mother who with her efforts made me and my brother always tuck in food with utmost gusto, exposed us to multiple cuisines and now she does the same with my little one.
Macha Tarkari / Macha Aloo Jhola is the one that my mother used to prepare for lunch. Macha in Odia means Fish; and Jhola means to a light gravy. So, if you are looking for a light, simple and flavor packed fish curry, then this odia fish curry recipe is definitely a keeper and worth a bookmark. Continue reading
Your search for a super easy dinner ends here. Be prepared to wow your family and friends with this delicious combination of prawn curry and rice crepes. I can eat these delicate, lace textured crepes anytime of the day. All you need is a bunch of basic ingredients and a squeeze bottle, you are good to go. If you’re into DIY, you could always use an old water bottle, and nail three holes onto the cap. You can enjoy these crepes with the curry of your choice, such as vegetable, chicken or fish curry. Continue reading
Going to the fish market is never a chore for me, thanks to my father who made me a part of all those Sundays when he went on a fish buying spree. Being in the army made us change towns often but with every new city we moved to, we looked forward to go around hunting for the best fish available. A lot of hits and misses happened till Papa settled for his favorite fish guy. We just moved cities and one of my first posts in a forum on Facebook was “Where can I get good fish?” and with each new suggestion I went around Pune looking for the best fish that I could get. A visit to a fish market, although a smelly and a noisy experience can be worthwhile especially for fish lovers. Being an Odia, I love the hustle bustle, aroma and the chaos of a fish market but for my Punjabi husband, the opposite holds true. But he eats fish with as much gusto as me… Continue reading
Amritsari Fish Fry
No doubt. there is something deeply satisfying about the fried stuff. Native to Amritsar in Punjab (Northern India) this spicy and tangy deep fried snack is made by coating fish in a spicy chick pea flour batter and then deep frying in oil
This recipe is usually served as an appetizer or a side, just add some freshly cut lime wedges, lachha onions and a generous sprinkle of chat masala and you are then good to go… Continue reading