Healthy and Spicy Thai Fish Curry

A delectable Malaysian fish curry is cooked with goodness of your fav veggies, infused with lemony fragrance. This curry makes a perfect dinner for the chilly weather. It is spiced enough to prompt a dizzy drowsy appetite and keep you warm. The best part is that the curry not only works with all kinda fish such as snapper, warehou, ling but also with seafood, from crabs to prawns, lobsters etc. For now, I have tried the fish recipe using my fav tuna fish.

Spicy Thai fish Curry

Spicy Thai fish Curry

Fish sauce provides the essential savory flavor that is typically found in traditional Thai cuisine. I just love the aromatic amber-coloured liquid. I have also used homemade orange sauce. Believe it or not, it can be made in a jiffy using few ingredients. I’m sharing my homemade sauce recipe too. Coconut cream is similar to coconut milk. It contains less water. It has a thicker and paste-like consistency. This is a lite recipe with very low calories. I have therefore chosen it to get rid of heavy meals, that we had in abundant on Christmas and New Year holidays.

Ingredients for Fish Curry:-

3/4 cup Water,

1/2 teaspoon Salt,

Handful Curry Leaves,

1 teaspoon Fish Sauce,

3/4 cup Coconut Cream,

3 chopped Garlic Cloves,

500 grams firm Fish Fillets,

1 teaspoon Orange Sauce,

Handful Coriander Leaves,

1 tablespoon Tomato Paste,

2 tablespoon Grated Ginger,

3 tablespoon Extra-virgin Olive Oil,

Red pepper and Mushrooms (Optional).

Preparation Method:-

  1. Heat the oil in a large pan. Add onion, garlic and cook over a high heat, stirring occasionally, until the onion begins to brown. Stir in grated ginger and cook for 2 minutes.

  2. Add the fish sauce and orange sauce. Cook, stirring for another minute. Add tomato paste, 1/2 cup of water, the coconut cream and salt to taste. Mix well. Allow the sauce to come to the boil.

  3. Stir in the fish cubes into the sauce. Then cover the pan and cook for 3 minutes, or until the fish is just cooked through, adding the extra 1/4 cup of water. Remove from heat.

  4. Take another pan and add oil. Add curry leaves. Sprinkle them over the curry just before serving. Also add coriander leaves. Enjoy with steamed rice or tortillas. 

Tangy Orange Sauce

Tangy Orange Sauce

Ingredients for Orange Sauce:-

3/4 cup orange juice,

2 tablespoons sugar,

1 teaspoons olive oil,

1 teaspoons cornflour,

1/4 teaspoons lemon juice,

2 teaspoons orange squash.

Preparation Method:-

  1. Take a pan. Add oil. Add orange juice, squash, sugar and cornflour. Cook until thick, by stirring continuously. Allow it to cool.

  2. Add the lemon juice. Now mix gently.

  3. Taste the sauce before you use. Enjoy!

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!

Homemade Gluten-free Vegan Carrot Cake

Holidays are over but the spirit of the festive season is still on. Though I am not a gluten-free or vegan by nature, I wanted to try a recipe for my friends. So I tried Gluten-free Vegan Carrot Cake. I chose a beautiful cake tin to flaunt my recipe to the fullest, though the cake making procedure is extremely simple. Any celebration is incomplete without dessert, especially cake.

Gluten-free Carrot Cake

Gluten-free Carrot Cake

Hope you liked the dessert that I had recently prepared, Low Calorie Lattice Christmas Cherry Coffee cake recipe. Yesterday, I invited my newly married neighbors for evening tea. I prepared very lite snacks coz everyone was tired of fritters and other heavy snacks that we had during the Christmas and New Year holidays. This carrot cake is very lite. I never allow desserts to finish at my home, as I’m very fond of them, my blog trail must have told you by now. So let’s go ahead with the recipe.

For the Cake:-

2 cups Sugar,

4 grated Carrots,

1/2 cup Cashews,

14 oz. Coconut milk,

1/4 teaspoon Ginger,

1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg,

1 teaspoon Cinnamon,

1/2 cup White Rice Flour,

1 tablespoon Molasses,

1/3 cup ground Flax seed,

1 teaspoon Baking soda,

1/2 cup Buckwheat flour,

2 teaspoons Vanilla extract,

2 teaspoons Baking powder,

3/4 cup Garbanzo Bean Flour,

1 tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar,

1/2 cup unsweetened Coconut Flakes.

For the Frosting:-

60 grams Honey,

2 tablespoons Lemon Juice,

1 tablespoon Vanilla Bean Paste,

200 grams Thick Coconut Cream.

Preparation Method:-

1. Preheat oven to 350 D.F. In a bowl sift flours, baking soda and baking powder. Now take a large measuring cup and combine coconut milk, vinegar, molasses and vanilla. Pour this liquid into the dry mixture. Add sugar and flax seed. Blend until smooth.

2. Now add grated carrots, chopped cashews and shredded coconut. Mix well. Pour into greased cake pan. Bake for 45 minutes.

3. Cool for 15 minutes. While cake is cooling, make the frosting. Blend the ingredients under frosting.

4. Add frosting on the cake when cool. Sprinkle with additional shredded coconut or nuts of your choice.

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!

Low Calorie Lattice Christmas Cherry Coffee Cake

Hey friends, how was your Christmas eve? Well, juz to add on lemme tell you that mine was awesome. Hope you liked my nutty cake as I’m very fond of preparing cake recipes. This Low Calorie Lattice Cherry Coffee Cake is an all-time favorite recipe of my family. The latticed surface showcasing the cherries is so vibrantly that the cake is too pretty to be eaten. Isn’t it? The cherry sauce within is where the real fun is. I prefer sour cherries while making the sauce. I have used sugar-free sweetener here, taking into consideration the craving plus health of everyone. A bit time consuming, but trust me, the cake is a rich delicacy. Whether it’s Christmas or New Year, holidays are definitely incomplete without this yummzz!

Cherry Lattice Coffee Cake

Cherry Lattice Coffee Cake

Ingredients:-

1 egg,

1 teaspoon salt,

1 cup sour cream,

1/4 cup warm water,

2 tablespoons butter,

1 pinch active dry yeast,

3 cups all-purpose flour,

3 tablespoons Sugar-free Sweetener.

Preparation Method:-

1. In a bowl, dissolve yeast in water. Let it stand for 5 minutes. Add sour cream, egg, sweetener, butter, salt and 2 cups flour. Beat until smooth. Add enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.

2. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic for 8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.

3. Punch dough down. Reserve 1 cup dough. Divide remaining dough in half. Roll each portion into a 9-in. circle; place in greased 9-in. round baking pans. Combine filling ingredients; spread over dough to within 1/2 in. of edge.

4. Roll out reserved dough to 1/4-in. thickness; cut into 1/2-in. strips. Make a lattice top over filling. Fill in the cherry sauce. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes.

5. Cover the top with foil. Bake 20 minutes longer or until browned.

Quick and Easy Cherry Sauce

Low Sugar Cherry Sauce

Sugar-free Cherry Sauce

Ingredients:-

1 cup Water,

1/4 cup Lemon Juice,

2 tablespoons Cornstarch,

20 ounce frozen pitted Cherries,

2/3 cup Sugar Free Sweetener.

Preparation Method:-

1. Bring cherries, sweetener and 3/4 cup of water to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir often.

2. Stir 1/4 cup water and cornstarch in a small bowl until smooth. Add into the boiling cherry mixture.

3. Return to a boil, stirring constantly. Cook until thickened for 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice.

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Tangy Pork Skewers with Yogurt Dip

Hey pals! It’s crazy Christmas month and I have not prepared pork since a long time. Last time I prepared Sweet and Sour Pork, and I’m glad that everyone appreciated it so much. So a big thank you. This time I thought of including a marinade recipe, coz it has a unique flavor of it’s own. Skewers add on to the party mood. Tangy food on the stick make a great appetizer. Everyone loves preparing skewers for their utmost ease and versatility.

Tangy Pork Skewers

Tangy Pork Skewers

A well prepared marinade not only keeps the grilling food flavorful and moist, but they make it healthier imbibing the citrus agent within. The best part is that this is a flexible recipe where in you can grill or fry pork as per choice. Nevertheless, they are a great addition to a buffet table. An appetizer is incomplete without crazy Christmas dips. Isn’t it? More than these tangy pork skewers, I’m excited about the cucumber, dill and yogurt dip. The winning dip would definitely score big at any gathering. This is truly a party dip. So, ready for the party fun with some real tasty yummzz?

Ingredients:-

2 cups Plain Yogurt,

8 small White Onions,

4 minced Garlic Cloves,

900 grams Pork Cubes,

1 diced Red Bell Pepper,

1 diced Yellow Bell Pepper,

2 tablespoons Lemon Juice,

1/2 teaspoon Ground Cumin,

1/2 teaspoon Ground Coriander.

Preparation Method:-

1. Prepare the marinade. In a bowl combine the yogurt, lemon juice, garlic, cumin and coriander. Mix well. Add pork, cover and refrigerate for about 6 hours.

2. Cut bell peppers into squares. Add pork, onions and peppers onto the skewers. Preheat the grill.

3. Grill for about 35 minutes or until pork is cooked properly. You can also fry incase you are fond of fried pork yummzz. Serve with your favorite dip.

Cucumber, Dill and Yogurt Dip

This is my favorite dip. The best part of this dip is that it can be made a day before the Christmas. Keep it in refrigerator and serve when the skewers are completely ready.

Yummy Dip

Yummy Dip

Ingredients:-

2 cups Yogurt,

1 tablespoon Salt,

1 grated Cucumber,

1/2 cup Sour Cream,

1 tablespoon Olive Oil,

1 minced Garlic Clove,

2 tablespoons minced Dill,

2 tablespoons Lemon juice.

Preparation Method:-

1. Take a bowl. Place yogurt in sieve. Cover with plastic wrap. Allow to drain in the refrigerator overnight.

2. Mix cucumber and 1 tablespoon salt in small bowl. Cover and chill 3 hours. Transfer drained yogurt to another bowl.

3. Mix in sour cream, lemon juice, dill and garlic. Squeeze out excess liquid from cucumber. Stir cucumber into yogurt.

4. Season with pepper. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours. Enjoy with skewers 😀

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Merry Christmas!

Christmas Colors Chilli Fish

Sweet and chilli flavored food is always welcomed on fests and occasions. For many of us, appetizers are the favorite part of the Christmas feast. Isn’t it? And on top of that tangy-spicy appetizer is something you can’t resist. So, I decided to prepare tangy fish. Yummzz! Hope you liked my recipe, grilled fish (cod), it is Cristiano Ronaldo’s all time fav. I am very fond of varieties of fish especially pomfret as it is rich in vitamin A, vitamin B3 and vitamin E. It also helps in fighting wrinkles and skin redness. It adds moisture to your skin.

Sweet and Chilli Fish

Sweet and Chilli Fish

Soy sauce is an awesome ingredient to flavor recipes. It’s the most common in Asian cuisine. Most dishes don’t specify the type of soy sauce that we use, but they vary wildly as per flavor, texture and appearance. I have used a strong one here to imbibe the Asian flavors. I have used homemade green chilli sauce here to add-on extra spice to the recipe. Tomato Sauce that is a bit sweet is recommended.

Ingredients:-

1 cubed Onion,

1 cubed Capsicum,

1 teaspoon Honey,

3 tablespoons Flour,

Olive Oil for deep frying,

1 teaspoon Tomato Sauce,

1 tablespoon Soya Sauce,

31/2 tablespoons Cornflour,

1 teaspoon Green Chilli Sauce,

1 bunch chopped Spring Onions,

250 grams cubed deboned Fish,

2 teaspoons Ginger-garlic paste,

1 teaspoon Black Pepper Powder.

Preparation Method:-

1. Make a thick batter of 3 tablespoons cornflour, flour ,1 teaspoon ginger-garlic paste, salt, pepper powder and water. Dip the fish pieces in this and shallow fry in oil until golden brown.

2. Drain and set aside. In the same oil, add the onions and capsicum. When the onions start to turn pink, add the ginger-garlic paste. Stir until fragrant.

3. Turn the heat to high. Add the soya, chilli and tomato sauce. Mix well and reduce heat. Add the fried fish pieces. Again mix well and cook on low heat.

4. Mix well the 1 teaspoon cornflour in 4 tablespoons water. Add to the fish mixture and cook until the sauce thickens and coats the fish completely. Add chopped spring onions and honey. Serve hot with your fav drink.

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Merry Christmas!

Gala with Gluten-free Chocolate Christmas Muffins

Christmas is here and as I promised, I have something for everyone, so here are special muffins for the people allergic to gluten. Hope you liked my Strawberry Marshmallow Cake. I’m trying something out with cherry now. Cherries are wonderfully delicious and a full fledged package of health nutrients and unique antioxidants. These are low in calories and ultra rich source of vitamins and minerals. Cherries heal fibromyalgia (painful muscle condition), gout arthritis and sports injuries. 

Gluten-free Chocolate Muffins

Gluten-free Chocolate Muffins

A person on paleo diet prefers lean proteins that support strong muscles, healthy bones and improves immune function. Quinoa flour, coconut flour, amaranth flour, teff flour and chia flour are very friendly for paleo diet. These flours can be used in bakery products especially muffins and cake and that is what I have done here. You can also use the mixture of four flours in equal quantity. You will definitely not mind baking the bakery-worthy muffins for the people of all age group in your family. Will you?

Ingredients:-

150 ml Yogurt,

2 beaten Eggs,

1 teaspoon Soda,

100 grams melted Butter,

250 grams Gluten-free Flour,

140 grams dried sour Cherries,

100 grams chopped Dark Chocolate,

100 grams chopped White Chocolate.

Preparation Method:-

1. Heat oven to 200 D.C and place a 12 hole muffin tin, with some paper cases. Sift the flour and soda bicarb in a large bowl. Add in the thawed cherries, chocolate and sugar.

2. Then add beaten eggs, yogurt and butter. Stir to combine. Don’t over-mix as the muffins will turn out tough.

3. Fill the paper cases and bake for 20 minutes, until risen and golden brown. Cool them. Garnish with chocolate and cherries as shown. Enjoy!

Santa Wishing You

Santa Wishing You

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas Food Ideas

Food ideas for any party is all about smart cooking and great presentation. Isn’t it? Nevertheless, whatever looks good tastes delish. Indulge yourself in the spirit of Christmas with yummy, quick and easy recipes. It is certain that you would like to spend maximum time with friends and families and not in the kitchen. I am going to disclose some swift fun food ideas right away!

Yummy Christmas Wreath

Yummy Christmas Wreath

Christmas Wreath (Ham-Veggie Crescent Wreath) – Grab some fresh bruschetta from the market, arrange on a plate in form of a wreath as shown. You can also use homemade garlic and cheese bread, if time permits. I prefer cheese and garlic bruschetta bread. Add on it, the topping of your choice. Spicy mayo and honey cream form a great topping. To it add diced ham and roasted veggies. Just bake the bread for 2 minutes before adding the topping. Get an eye-catching and sumptuous party appetizer.

Christmas Muffins

Christmas Muffins

Snowy Deer Muffins (Chocolate/Vanilla Muffins) – Any party is incomplete without desserts, isn’t it? Make the muffins of your choice. They can be simple, raisins or berry muffins. The game here is only the way you present it. Prefer a smooth base and spread chocolate evenly. You can also add vanilla cookie on the top, as shown. Add pretzel to make horns of the deer. Decorate eyes with berries/small candies. Enjoy the cute treat with lots of goodies within.

Mini Pizza

Mini Pizza

X-Mas Tree pizza (Mini Veggie Pizza) – Prepare the pizza base beforehand. You can make variant of shape using special baking cutters eg. Christmas tree or Star-shape. Ah! kids are gonna love it. Just bake with your favorite cheese and veggies. The taste will be doubles seeing these mini cheesy pizza bites. Even a novice cook can master the art of preparing pizza. So let the fun begin with this veggie and cheesy treat.

Cheers to all of you!

Cheers to all of you!

Merry Christmas!

Spicy Christmas Mini Meat Pies

Hi pals! How are you doing? It’s the Christmas month and we all crave to have goodies on the weekends. Isn’t it? So here I present before you, the cute yummy bites of flaky dough stuffed with spicy ground beef/turkey mixture. These are very filling and best to be served with tomato and chilli sauce.

Meaty Treat

Meaty Treat

The best part here is that you can enjoy the meat of your choice. You can also use any kind of low fat cheese instead of cheddar cheese. The hotness quotient (usage of sauce) of this meat recipe can be made flexible. I have only combined the best of rich Christmas flavors to make a pie that both children and adults will adore.

Ingredients

For Filling:-

1/2 cup Chilli sauce,

2 tablespoons Onion Soup Mix,

1 pound ground Turkey or Beef.

For Dough:-

3/4 cup Milk,

1 teaspoon Salt,

1 cup Shortening,

1 tablespoon Vinegar,

3 cups All-purpose Flour,

3/4 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese,

1 tablespoon Sesame seeds (Optional).

Preparation Method:-

1. Cook beef over medium heat until done. Stir in chili sauce and soup mix. Set aside.

2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sesame seeds and salt. Add shortening and cheese until crumbly. Mix milk and vinegar. Slowly add it to the flour mixture. Knead the dough.

3. Divide the dough in 2 halves. Make 2 rolls out of the dough, which should be thick enough to hold the filling. Cut circles with the help of a mini meat pie cutter.

4. Top each with a tablespoonful of meat mixture. Cover with remaining circle (dough). Moisten edges with water. Press with a fork to seal. Cut a slit on top of each as shown.

5. Bake at 425 D. F for 15 minutes. Serve hot with tomato and chilli sauce!

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Merry Christmas 😀

Sizzling Sweet and Sour Rich Fish Balls Recipe

Sizzling Sweet and Sour Rich Fish Balls Recipe

Sizzling Sweet and Sour Rich Fish Balls Recipe

The Feast of the Seven Fishes was amazing. Christmas Eve started with the quick and crispy fish balls with little variation this time. The easy to make appetizers are every ones all time favorite and can be fried in batches. Fish balls can be prepared instantly or in advance. Since there are lot many preparations for Christmas and New Year’s Eve, one can prepare fish balls in advance to save time.

Preferably Salmon or Pomfret fish is used. Oyster sauce enhances the already tempting flavor. With the sesame seeds, the tangy appetizers become more crunchy and crispy. The most loved snack is definitely going to increase the taste of the New Year. So welcome the New Year with Sizzling Sweet and Sour Rich Fish Balls with your favorite drink.

Ingredients:-

12 fish balls,

1 1/2 tablespoon tomato sauce,

1/2 teaspoon chili sauce,

1 teaspoon sugar,

1/2 teaspoon cooking oil,

1/2 teaspoon oyster sauce,

1/2 teaspoon oil,

Sesame seeds

Preparation Method:-

1. Deep fry the fish balls until they turn golden brown. Dish out and set aside.

2. In a saucepan, add in cooking oil, ketchup, chili sauce, sugar, oyster sauce and stir until the sauces are well blended.

3. Toss in the fish balls and coat them well with the sauce.

4. Dish out, top with sesame seeds, and serve hot with your favorite drink and salad.

Double The New Year's Celebration with Crispy Fish Balls

Double The New Year’s Celebration with Crispy Fish Balls

Enjoy Rich Fish Balls ,This New Year & Every Year!!!

Sweet Snowy Strawberry Ice Cream Cake Recipe

The rich and creamy strawberry cake gets more mushy and enticing, with the ice-cream blend. Home baked strawberry sponge cake, filled with strawberries, and at last covered by vanilla ice-cream plus garnished with even more strawberries, gives ultimate satisfaction to the sweet tooth.

Strawberry flavor itself lights up the festive spirit whether it’s Christmas or New Year. The dreamy spongy ice cream cake is gonna be like a dream come true with addition of raspberry jam. So here we go with the savory recipe of Strawberry Ice Cream Cake.

Sweet Snowy Strawberry Ice Cream Cake Recipe

Sweet Snowy Strawberry Ice Cream Cake Recipe

Ingredients:-

10 tablespoons unsalted butter,

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour,

1/2 teaspoon salt,

1/4 teaspoon baking powder,

1/4 teaspoon baking soda,

1 cup sugar,

3 large eggs,

1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract,

1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk,

1 cup fresh chopped strawberries,

1 tablespoon raspberry jam,

3 pints vanilla ice cream softened.

Preparation Method :-

1. Preheat oven to 350 D F. Apply melted butter and sprinkle flour an 8-inch round cake pan.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, chopped strawberries, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.

3. With an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

4. Mix in vanilla extract. Combine all the mixture and whip well with hands.

5. Add mixture to the pan. Bake for 40 minutes until a toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean.

6. Cool 15 minutes in pan, turn cake out and let cool completely. Using a long serrated knife, halve the cake horizontally.

7. While cake is cooling, combine strawberries and jam in a medium bowl.

8. Add the jam mixture in between the cake halves with butter knife. Cover the entire cake with vanilla ice cream.

9. Spread remaining jam strawberry mixture on the cake. Again add ice cream scoop if desired.

10. Smooth top with the butter knife, and freeze until firm, at least 6 hours.

11. Cover with plastic to avoid the cake from frosting. Garnish with sliced strawberries.

12. To serve, remove plastic from pan, unmold cake. Cut slices in triangular shape.

Little girl munching cake on New Year

Little girl delighted by “Strawberry Cake” on New Year

Enjoy the New Year Treat!!!