June 2015

Lumpiang Togue

Lumpiang togue or beansprout spring rolls are one of my favorite snacks in the afternoon. Many hawkers sell lumpiang togue because it is delicious and great appetizer. The combination of fried togue and spicy vinegar with garlic and peppercorn is amazing. If you are looking for a new snack or main dish for your family, try this dish. Lumpiang togue are easy to cook and inexpensive as you will need

Corned Beef Hash

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. A good meal in the morning can fuel us and make us ready for the day. People who eat breakfast have more energy and do better at work or at school. This is true, when I don’t eat breakfast or have only bread and chocolate milk for breakfast I easily get restless, irritable and tired. But when I have


Meen mulakittathu is a tasty Kerala style fish curry also called as nadan fish curry which can be served with rice.  Meen is a general Malayalam word for all kinds of fish.  But it tastes great when served with kappa puzhungiyathu or Kerala style mashed tapioca.  It is also called as meen mulagu curry.  It is very easy to make and makes use of very few ingredients. Nowadays, cleaned and cut

Hariyali Chicken Recipe / Hariyali Murg Recipe

Hello, foodie buddies. Today’s recipe is a chicken recipe, and an easy one. It is Chicken Hariyali. Not to mention, a one-pot chicken recipe. Hariyali because it has the goodness spinach, and a little bit of mint and cilantro. It goes well with both roti and rice. Since the chicken we get here takes long to cook, I made this dish in pressure cooker. The key to a well-made chicken

Chocolate Ganache Recipe

Hi again. After the recipe of cake doughnuts, I am sharing the recipe of easy chocolate ganache that I used to glaze the doughnuts. It gets ready in a few minutes and tastes heavenly. The key to making a good ganache is using good chocolate. Usually, I use Callebaut’s callets that have 53 percent cocoa. I didn’t have it today. So I used Amul Dark chocolate that has the same

Cake Doughnut Recipe / Donut Recipe

Hello, foodies. Today’s recipe is a special one. It’s a cake donut recipe. You can make these doughnuts without yeast because it uses baking powder as a leavening agent. Also, people who do not have ovens can make this. Since, these aren’t baked doughnuts, but these are fried doughnuts. Also, I made chocolate ganache to glaze the donuts. You can find the recipe of chocolate ganache here. This is a step-by-step,


Ingredients 1.  Yam (Chena) – 100gm 2.  Cucumber (Vellarikka) – 250gm 3.   Snake Gourd (Padavalanga) – 100gm 4.  Brinjal – ½ 5.  Drumsticks – 1 6.  Raw banana (Ethakka) – 1 7.  Runner beans (achingapayar) – 5 8.  Green chillies – 10 9.  Curry leaves – 4 sprigs 10.  Turmeric powder – ½ tsp 11.  Red chilli powder – 1 tsp 12.  Whole jeera – ½ tsp 13.  Desiccated


  Ingredients Fish, cleaned and cut into pieces – ½ kilo Ginger garlic paste – 2tbsp Red chilli powder and Kashmiri Chilli powder – 2 tbsp (mix them together to form paste in a table spoon of water) Green chillies sliced – 4 kokum – a few pieces soaked in water (Kudam puly) Curry leaves – a few sprigs Coconut oil – 2 tbsp Salt – to taste   Seasoning

Sinigang Na Bangus

Sinigang na bangus (milkfish) is a well known filipino stew or soup. This is a popular dish because of its savory and sour taste that comes from sampalok or tamarind. My daughter loves sinigang, all variations of siningang from pork, hipon (shrimp) and chicken. As said awhile ago, sinagang has many variations across the Philippines. Some regions uses calamansi, guava or balimbing as based for the stew or soup. I

China Grass Pudding Recipe

China grass is a type of gelatin extracted from seaweed, refined through scientific method. It is available in the form of strands and powder.it is a coagulant and densifying agent. It helps to clear rheumatism . It is a best body coolant in summer. This is my sister in law’s recipe. She used to make this and garnish with roasted cashew and grated coconut. Today i am going to make

Tilapia with Fermented Black Beans

Are you wondering about what to do with fermented black beans or tausi? Or tired of serving just deep fried tilapia to your family? Well, tilapia are one of the inexpensive fish that are great for steaming and frying. I always buy tilapia at our local supermarket because my husband loves fish. But, I don’t want to serve just deep fried fish every time he wants fish for lunch or

Split Cake Recipe

Split cake or vettu cake is a deep fried sweet cake. Crispy and delicious. It was commonly displayed in glass cabinets of  most tea shops. In childhood i keep looking for this in tea shops. I just love it. Once i visited my friend she gave me freshly prepared one.  It was tasty no words to say about that. She tought me how to make it. It looks like baked

White Beans Recipe: Ginisang Bitsuelas Beans

Are you looking for white beans recipe? Well, if you are then you have come to the right page. My white kidney beans recipe are healthy and tasty. I learned this recipe from my mom who always cooked it for my dad who loves white beans. So, I grow up eating bitsuelas beans. I often make this dish because like my mom, I want the best for my kids. But,

Chicken Afritada

Chicken afritada is a popular Filipino tomato based dish. In the Philippines, there are several tomato based dishes that you can prepare for birthdays, wedding, fiesta and special occasions. But, if you want your party to be remembered then it is important to serve a special dish like afritada. Chicken afritada is one of the dishes that your guests and family will remember. I love cooking different dishes and afritada

Pineapple Jelly Recipe

Pineapple is an edible fruit which contains lots of minerals and vitaminsfor optimum health. It is low in calories. It is a rich source of dietary fiber. Recently i got one green coloured pineapple jelly from philippines. So i thought of making it. Easy to make with very less ingredients. I enjoyed eating this because i like pineapple too much. Ingredients Pineapple jelly-2tsp Sugar-2tbsp Water-2 cups Pineaple pieces-1 cup Tutty

Chicken Caldereta Recipe

Caldereta or kaldereta is a staple food of filipinos. Caldereta is a type of meat stew that is very popular in Luzon or tagalog region of the Philippines. The history of this dish is unknown, but since the word “kaldereta” is taken from a Spanish word, caldereta which means cooking pot or cauldron. So, it seems this dish has a Spanish origin. Anyway, I’m a lover of good food and

No Bake Lasagna

Are you wondering about how to make lasagna without an oven? I don’t have an oven but it didn’t stop me from making my favorite food, lasagna. I’m no Garfield, but I really do love lasagna. I often eat at Greenwich to satisfy my cravings as they do served good lasagna. But eating out is expensive for a family of 6, so I decided to just make this pasta dish

Chicken Inasal Recipe

Chicken inasal, an authentic filipino grilled chicken dish. This ilonggo dish are done by marinating the chicken pieces in a special blend of spices before grilling them. Grilling chicken are easy, no doubt about it. But this grilled chicken dish are not as simple as it sounds. Chicken inasal are very popular dish because of its unique taste. In order to make the best chicken inasal, you need to marinate

How To Make Kadai Chicken

Hello foodies. Today’s recipe is a special one. It’s Kadai Chicken! When we often visit restaurants for enjoying Indian, non-vegetarian food, Chicken Kadai is one of dishes on the list of our favorites. I often make this restaurant-style chicken kadai recipe at home. It has a thick gravy. Making it drier is up to you. But a thick gravy makes it easy to be relished with both rice and rotis.

Egg Roast

Ingredients Bold egg gashed – 4 Nos  Onion sliced (thin long slices) – 4 Nos Ginger garlic paste – 1 teaspoon Green chilly (whole slitted) – 4 Nos Curry leaves – a few springs Oil- 4 tbs For Masala Chilly powder – 1 table spoon Coriander powder – 1 table spoon Garam Masala– ¼ teaspoon Pepper powder – ¼ teaspoon Salt – taste. Make the powdered masalas and salt in