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Ayeesha

About Ayeesha

Love to explore different cuisines everyday and I never get tired of cooking and blogging

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Spanish Tortilla

Spanish Tortilla or Spanish omlette is something completely different to Mexican Tortillas. Mexican tortillas are flatbread made using flour, whereas Spanish tortillas are omlette cooked with potatoes. This simple omlette is an ideal filling breakfast on a lazy sunday morning or you can also pack these for your picnic, since they are good even when […]

Thalaserry Biryani

Although Biryani is said to be originated from Iran to India through merchants and travellers, in India it has many different versions. It took it’s own version according to the local region. Each one has it’s unique flavour. Thalassery Biryani is a popular version from Kerala Cuisine. Thalaserry is a city named in Malabar,Kerala. This […]

Paneer Mutter Masala

Paneer Mutter Masala is something which you can find almost in all the Indian restaurants. Paneer is an Indian cheese which is very similar to ricotta cheese. This creamy and soft cheese when cooked along with peas in a spicy and rich gravy,it’s heavenly. You can serve this gravy with naan, roti’s and pulavs. Special […]

Prawn Biryani

Authentic South Indian version of prawn biryani, this one pot meal would fit perfectly for your dinner partly. Special Instructions: Serves 4, Time required: 45 minutes Ingredients: Rice- 2 cups Prawns- 1/2 kg Ginger garlic paste- 2 tsp. Onion- 1 big sized ( finely sliced ) Tomato- 2 medium sized ( finely chopped ) Green […]

Coconut Ladoo

Coconut ladoo is nothing but Indian coconut truffles, flavoured with cardamom. You can easily wow! your guests with this simple and delicious. Next time if you are planning for any special occasion, remember this sweet. I’m sure you won’t get dissapointed by trying this. Special Instructions: Preparation Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 15 minutes Makes […]

Ennai Kathrikai

Ennai Kathrikai is a tamil name. In tamil Ennai means oil and Kathrikai means brinjal. So when brinjals are fried and cooked in a tangy and spicy gravy, it’s known as Ennai Kathrikai. This is a popular South Indian dish which is normally served with briyani’s or pulavs. From the original site: To spice up […]

Chocolate and Pistachio Biscotti

This is a recipe which I tried from Joy Of Baking. Joy of Baking never fails. Try this crunchy and yummy biscotti’s, you’ll just love it. Special Instructions: Recipe Source: Joy Of Baking Preparation Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 45 minutes Ingredients: All purpose flour- 225 g Egg- 2 Sugar- 135 g Vanilla essence- 1 […]

Ragi and Banana Muffin

This is a simple muffin modified from banana muffin. My first experience with muffins was when we were in UK, it my earlier days there. After a tired long day walk in a big shopping mall (Oracle), we went and sat down for some coffee in bb’s, I think I remember the name right. My […]

Prawn Gravy

Prawns are the best of seafood to me, being born and brought up in a coastal area, I was always lucky enough to have the fresh and best seafood. When it comes to prawns, it’s simply irresistible for me. I wonder if there is anyone who doesn’t like prawns. Even if you hate prawns, once […]

Neythili Meen Aviya l(Anchovies in Spicy Coconut based Gravy)

I know you might be wondering what is Neythili, Neythili is the Tamil(language) name of Anchovies. This is a popular dish in South India, particularly Kerala. This is one of the best dish which I loved from childhood to now. This can be enjoyed with hot steaming plain rice and fish gravy. Special Instructions: Preparation […]

Multigrain Poundcake

Multigrain Atta is nothing but atta with 7 grains like wheat, oats, chana dhal, barley, ragi, maize and soya. You can find this atta in any Asian grocery store, if not you can go for normal atta or all purpose flours. Also instead of sugar, I have used jaggery which is nothing but unrefined cane […]

Baklava Rolls

This time Daring Baker’s are challenged to make Baklava with their own home made phyllo sheets, that’s quite challenging isn’t. As we know Baklava is purely a Mediterranean delight made with layers of phyllo pastry and assortment of nuts, soaked in cinnamon honey syrup. I tweaked the recipe a bit and made an Indianized filling […]

Moroccan Harira

Harira is a Moroccan soup served during Ramadhan and any special occasions. It can be served as a meal by itself or you can also serve it as a starter. Moroccan Cuisine is extremely diverse, mostly influenced by Arab and Mediterranean cuisine. When I think of Moroccan Cuisine the first thing which comes to my […]

Nongu Paal (Palm Fruit Drink)

Nongu is nothing but palm fruit which is something similar to jelly like consistency. The abundant water content in the fruit soothes and cools your body. This is found mostly dry dessert areas. You can read more about palm fruit from here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palm_tree Special Instructions: Preparation Time: 30 minutes Cooking Time: 15 minutes( Chilling time […]

Orange Ricotta Cake

Among all the cheese, Ricotta cheese is the one I love the best especially when it comes to sweet. I believe that ricotta cheese have some wonderful flavours, when it marries with tangy orange flavour in a cake form, it’s a bliss. You’ll definitely enjoy this with your afternoon tea. Special Instructions: Preparation Time: 10 […]

Croissants

I never imagined I would make my own croissants. Like all homemade cakes, breads and cookies, home croissants are also the best. The buttery smell when you bake these croissants and the flaky croissants straight from the oven to your plate is just amazing. Well this is not my first attempt in making croissants, I […]

Chicken Shawarma

Mediterranean sandwich filled with chicken, salad and tahini paste. From the original site: If you haven’t come across this word Shawarma in your life, here is the explanation for that. Shawarma is a type of sandwich made with meat and salad. The special element in this sandwich is the meat, the way how it is […]

Curried Pumpkin Soup

I always love to have soup, since it’s the easier and healthier option to includes veggies in your diet. This spicy soup is made with lentils and pumpkin. From the original site: The type of lentils which I have used is moongdhal. In India Moongdhal is generally used for making dhal soup, kootu curry( dry […]

About Ayeesha

I  was born in India and lived there for 20 years.  After getting married I moved to UK, that’s when I first started exploring different cuisines… actually the whole of cooking world .  So after getting married, my cooking totally relied on online, television and recipe books. And now after 4 to 5 years of […]

Vegetable Cutlet/ Patties

This good old cutlet recipe is not too technical to make and it also includes very simple ingredients which will be available in almost any Indian kitchen. These cutlets taste delicious just on it’s own, or served with ketchup. You can also enjoy these cutlets also as a burger with cheese melted on top. Special […]

Goulash

Goulash is a very simple stew, traditionally it’s kept as simple as possible, with just meat, garlic and onion. A few vegetables like carrot, leeks and celery adds much more flavour. Don’t try to add any spices and transform this simple stew into curry( I’m saying this for people like me, who tries to add […]

Baked Oatmeal

My family always say no when it comes to Oatmeal until I discovered this recipe. I found this recipe from foodgawker and I made a few variations to the original recipe, now it’s the star of our breakfast table. Special Instructions: Preparation Time: 10 minutes, Cooking Time : 20 minutes, Serves: 4 Ingredients: Oats- 150 […]