Fried Mackerals (first appeared in iDiva.com)

Fried Mackerals (first appeared in iDiva.com)   Pan-fried mackerel coated with masala is one of my specialities and I can prepare it in no time. If you are craving for homemade seafood after a long and tiring day at work, this dish will be your saving grace. It might help to make the masala in advance and store it…

Chicken Ghee Roast (First appeared in iDiva.com)

Chicken Ghee Roast (First appeared in iDiva.com) Since chicken is the choice of meat for many, we have discovered various ways to enjoy this staple. Chicken ghee roast involves a bundle of spices that add a tinge of Indianess to this otherwise westernised dish. The recipe uses traditional signature Mangalorean spices. It is popular at weddings in…

Pork Indad (first appeared in iDiva.com)

Pork Indad (first appeared in iDiva.com) When you want to eat pork bur run short of ideas and patience to make the Goan Vindaloo, why not try the Mangalorean Pork Indad?  This is a sweet and spicy dish that my father makes and reminds me of summer vacations in Mangalore. Every summer Sunday would be…

Fish cutlets (first appeared in iDiva.com)

Fish cutlets (first appeared in iDiva.com) Sometimes experiments with food give birth to excellent dishes that soon become new favourites. This fish cutlet recipe prepared by my aunt Helen is one such successful result of the amalgamation of a few ingredients. On her recommendation, I tried these too. They taste fantastic and are super simple to…

Gavin’s Beef Chilly Fry Recipe (First Appeared in iDiva.com)

Gavin’s Beef Chilly Fry Recipe (First Appeared in iDiva.com) Preparing beef for that perfectly tender texture is an art that every meat-loving chef tries to master. This rough and stringy meat, although very popular, can be hard to digest. Therefore, one needs an elaborate process to soften the meat. But, some recipes work like magic to make…

Clams Sukkha (first appeared on iDiva.com)

Clams Sukkha (first appeared on iDiva.com) Seafood lovers will vouch for that fact that clams, a shell fish variety, makes for a delicious dish when seasoned with spices and herbs. A heat-y food just like chicken, clams too need to be cooked in ghee. Clams are best when bought after a full moon when they…

Spiced Kheema in a jiffy (first appeared in iDiva.com)

Spiced Kheema in a jiffy (first appeared in iDiva.com) Are you caught up between your desire to lay a few more minutes on the bed and the inclination to cook up an elaborate lunch? Well, here is a meal which you can prepare in a jiffy and can be called a ‘good lunch’.  This is…

Mutton Sukkha (first appeared on iDiva.com)

Mutton Sukkha (first appear on iDiva.com) Mutton is a rarity in our house. It is even more rarely cooked than pork. Essentially, it doesn’t fit the bill of a meat that is cooked for festivals and nor does it qualify for a chicken dish which is usually a Sunday special. Although, I like mutton when…

Pumpkin and prawn curry (first appeared in iDiva.com)

  Pumpkin and prawn curry (first appeared in iDiva.com) When I am too tired to cook a fish curry and a vegetable for dinner, but yearn to eat both, this is the ideal dish to prepare. It especially comes in handy when you have to eat that mandatory vegetable in your food for a balanced…

Bacon and Potatoes (first appeared in the iDiva)

Bacon and Potatoes (first appeared in the iDiva) While we are on the subject of bacon (have you read my recipe on Bacon Carbonara), there is a whole lobby out there who wants to make bacon a food category. Back bacon is my favourite, and the earliest recipe using bacon that I know of is quite…

Home Style Bacon Carbonara (first appeared in iDiva.com)

Home Style Bacon Carbonara (first appeared in iDiva.com) Noella Goveas is my little sister. She is taller than I am by a foot and half, and inspires me in more ways than one. She is my best critic and brings me back to reality when I lose myself.  This is because she is a very…

Helen Aunty’s Shammi Kebabs (first appeared in iDiva.com)

Helen Aunty’s Shammi Kebabs (first appeared in iDiva.com) When I was a kid, people would often mistake my aunt to be my mother. As I grew older, there were multiple situations in my life where she did take the place of my mother. Apart from the motherly love she showers on me, my aunt Helen is also…