CatFish And Potato Curry


Hello  friends.Welcome to my corner again. Usually, I try to make healthy dishes for my family and friends for every occasion. Today my blog is on Catfish. It is also called Shingi and in my region, it is called Magur. It is eaten in many parts of the world and preferred in  Assam. It is found in ditches, ponds, small lakes and is black in color. It is a fish having a lot of medicinal value. It is a fish which is helpful in making blood in the body.It also has a lot of omega-3 fatty acids and no mercury.So today, I want to share the recipe of catfish with potatoes in mild spices. I hope you will like it. So this is the recipe—–


  1. Catfish or Magur Fish—250 gms
  2. Potato—2
  3. Onions—2
  4. Green Chilly—1
  5. Ginger-Garlic Paste—1 tsp
  6. Turmeric Powder—1 tsp
  7. Coriander Powder—1 tsp
  8. Cumin Powder—2 tsp
  9. Red Chilly Powder—2 tsp
  10. Fish Masala—1 tsp
  11. Tomato Puree—1 tbsp
  12. Vegetable Oil—1 tbsp

For garnishing-–Chopped Coriander(optional)


Step 1

IMG-4919.JPGWash and clean the fish. Marinate it with salt, turmeric powder, and garlic paste.Make a paste of onion and green chilly.Peel and cut the potatoes.Shallow fry them till browned.

Step 2

Take a thick bottomed kadhai and add vegetable oil to it. Add the onion and chilly paste. Fry for three minutes. Next, add the ginger-garlic paste. Fry again. Now add the masalas, salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, coriander-cumin powder, fish masala and tomato puree and fry everything for five minutes.

Step 3

Add in water to make the gravy and let it simmer on medium flame for ten minutes. Now add the potatoes and cook for two minutes. Lastly, add the fish pieces in and cook for a minute before switching off the gas.

IMG-4920.JPGOur Catfish And Potato Curry is done. Serve it over steamed rice and lemon-onion rings and some green chutney.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a  great week everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!







Jackfruit Subzi


Hello friends. Welcome to my corner again. Today is a Sunday and I had plenty of time on my hand. I had some jackfruit in my fridge from yesterday. I wanted to make the day special and so decided to make jackfruit curry, my husband’s favorite veggie. This dish is in league with the other ones which I have made earlier. I wanted to share this recipe with you all and I think that you guys too will like it just to give it a try. Let’s start with its making—–

Ingredients:-For the jackfruit tikkis

  1. Jackfruit -250 gms
  2. Gram Flour – 300 gms
  3. Whole Wheat Flour – 100 gms
  4. Nigella Seeds – A pinch
  5. Carom Seeds – A pinch
  6. Salt – According to taste
  7. Red Chilly Powder – 1/2 tsp
  8. Coriander Powder – 1/2 tsp
  9. Garam Masala – 1/2 tsp
  10. Lemon Juice – 1 tbsp

For the gravy:-

  1. Onions – 2
  2. Ginger-Garlic Paste – 2 tsp each
  3. Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp
  4. Salt – According to taste
  5. Coriander Powder – 1 tsp
  6. Cumin Powder – 1 tsp
  7. Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp
  8. Garam Masala – 1 tsp
  9. Tomato Puree – 2 tbsp
  10. Dry Mango Powder – 1 tsp

For the tadka or tempering:-

  1. Vegetable Oil- 2 tbsp
  2. Cinnamon Stick – 2
  3. Green Cardamom – 2

For the garnishing:-

  1. Kasuri Methi – 1 tsp
  2. Chopped Coriander-Optional


Step 1

Wash and cut the jackfruit in pieces of 2 inch. Blanch it well.Grind the onions.

IMG-4913.JPGStep 2

In a bowl take the gram flour. Add salt, turmeric powder, nigella and carom seeds, red chilly powder, coriander powder,garam masala and lemon juice. Add water in to make a batter with a thick consistency. Coat the jackfruit pieces in it and shallow fry these on medium flame till lightly browned.

Step 3

IMG-4914 (1).JPGTo make the gravy of the curry, take a kadhai and add vegetable oil. Now drop in the cinnamon sticks and green cardamom. Add the ginger-garlic paste. Fry for a minute. Next, add the onion paste and saute again for a minute or two. Now add tomato puree, salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder,coriander-cumin powder, garam masala, dry mango powder and saute everything for two minutes. Now add water and let the gravy come to a boil.Then simmer for five minutes. Lastly, add the jackfruit tikkis and simmer again for three minutes before taking it off the flame.

Note points—1.The jackfruit should be cut and blanched properly and also shallow fried well so that it is crispy and cooked at the same time.

2.Add 1 tsp of dry mango powder also along with tomato puree because it will give a better taste.

3.Add kasuri methi at the time of serving to enhance the taste.

Our Jackfruit Subzi is done. Garnish it with kasuri methi or chopped coriander. Serve it with roti, naans, paranthas or anything you wish like.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great weekend everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!



Mashed Brinjals With Flaxseed

Mashed Brinjals With Flaxseed

Hello dear friends. Welcome to my cozy corner again. As we all know flax seed is considered one of the most powerful plant foods on the planet. It helps to reduce diabetes, cholesterol, stroke, breast cancer, heart disease and contains rich amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, lignans, and fibers. Today I am sharing with you all a very uncommon, unique and traditional recipe of my hometown, Mashed Brinjals With Flaxseed.It is simple, healthy, totally oil free and I hope you will like it and make it sometimes in your kitchens. So the recipe is as follows:—-


  1. Brinjal – 2
  2. Homemade Flaxseed Powder – 150 gms(refer to my blog on pumpkin and flaxseed curry)
  3. Green Chillies – 2
  4. Lemon Juice – 3 Tsp
  5. Salt – According to taste
  6. Mustard Oil – 2 Tsp
  7. Coriander Leaves – Optional


Step 1

IMG_4903.jpgWash and slit the brinjals in half without cutting them. Pressure cook the brinjals for five minutes and two whistles.

Step 2

Now drain the brinjals very properly ensuring there is no water left in them and mash them with a masher. Chop the green chilies and coriander leaves.

Step 3

IMG_4901.jpgTake a bowl. Add the mashed brinjals. Next add in the salt, green chilies, lemon juice,  mustard oil and coriander leaves and give all a good mix.

Our Brinjal With Flax Seed Bharta is done. Serve it with steamed boiled rice and some fried or shallow-fried veggies.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great week everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!


Semolina Gujia


Hello friends. Happy Holi to all of you. Every year I make Malpuas, Dahi Bhalle, and Mutton Curry as my Holi special menu but this time I decided to do Semolina Gujias. It is a savory sweet of India and is mostly made in households on the occasion of Holi. So today I am sharing this recipe with you all. Hope you like it. Wish you all a very colorful happy Holi. The recipe is as follows:-

Ingredients:-For the dough:-

  1. Maida – 1/2 kg
  2. Refined Oil – 4 tbsp
  3. Baking Powder – 1 tsp

For the filling:-

  1. Khoya – 150 gms
  2. Sooji – 250 gms
  3.  Sugar – As required
  4. Green Cardamom Powder – 1 tsp
  5. Shredded Dry Coconut(khopra) – 10 pieces
  6. Raisins – A few
  7. Vegetable Oil – For deep frying


Step 1

IMG-4884Take refined flour or maida. Add vegetable oil to it. Knead a harder dough from it.

Step 2

To prepare the gujia filling, take a non-stick pan and dry roast the semolina on a medium flame for three minutes. Add the required amount of sugar, cardamom powder, shredded coconut, khoya, raisins and fry all these again until two minutes without adding oil. Our gujia filling is done.

Step 3

Now to make the gujias, take small portions from the dough and make balls. Next, make small pooris out of it and fill the above made filling in them.  Hold one side of the poori and stick it to the other end using little water on the edges as adhesive. When the gujia shape is formed, seal the edges giving it the shape as shown in the picture.  Do so for all the gujias.

IMG-4881Step 4

Heat oil in a kadhai. When it is hot drop the gujias in it one by one and fry them out. Keep on tissue paper.

Our Semolina Gujias are done. Serve them as a delicacy sweet on the occasion of Holi.

NOTEPOINTS:-1.Khoya is a dairy product made of either dried whole milk or milk thickened by heating in an iron pan.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great weekend everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!! And happy Holi to all of you. Have a color blast and may this Holi fill your lives with joys, health, prosperity, and luck. Wishing everyone the best of lives. Enjoy well. Take care.


Samosa Chat


Hello dear buddies. How have you been? After the chilly winters receding now, spring has entered in India. The weather has become awesome with mild breeze, sunshine and lots of cravings to eat something spicy, tasty and fun. In Delhi, it is quite normal watching people especially ladies going for shopping and enjoying chats and golgappas. So today I am making this samosa chat recipe for my daughter, Ambika.The recipe is as follows—–



For making the pea gravy—

  1. White Peas – 250 gms
  2. Onions(big) – 1
  3. Ginger-Garlic Paste – 1 tsp
  4. Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp
  5. Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp
  6. Roasted Cumin Powder – 1 tsp
  7. Garam Masala – 1 tsp
  8. Tomato Puree – 1 tbsp
  9. Salt – According to taste
  10. Vegetable Oil – 1 tbsp

For the samosa chat-

  1. Samosas-3
  2. Onion(chopped)-1
  3. Green Chillies-2
  4. Green Chutney-1 tbsp
  5. Red Chutney(dry mango chutney)-1 tbsp
  6. Black Salt – 1 tsp
  7. Lemon Juice-2 tsp
  8. Fresh chopped coriander-For garnish


Step 1

IMG-4874.JPGTo make the white peas, wash and soak them overnight. Boil them the next day.

Step 2

To make the chole, take a pan. Add vegetable oil. Add the chopped onions and stir for three minutes. Next add the ginger-garlic paste. Saute again for a minute or two. Now add the dry masalas, salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, roasted cumin powder and garam masala. Add the tomato puree and fry everything for three minutes. Add the boiled peas and water and let it cook for five minutes on medium flame.The final gravy should be thick.

Our Peas are done. Keep aside.

Step 3

Now to make the chat let’s assemble the ingredients together. For that, firstly chop the onions, green chillies, fresh coriander and prepare the two chutneys, one is the green chutney made from coriander, mint, green chillies  and the other is red chutney, made from dry mango or amchur powder both of which I have made in one of my earlier blogs.Please refer the recipe from there.

IMG-4873.JPG Break the samosas into halves. Pour some pea gravy on them. Now drizzle the two chutneys on tops of the samosas. Next sprinkle the onions, green chillies, coriander all over them. Lastly squeeze some lemon juice to get that zing!!

Our Samosa Chat is ready. Have it as a funky snack.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great week everyone. Till then healthy cooking,happy living!!!




Masala Keema With Potatoes



  1. Chicken Keema – 200 gms
  2. Potatoes – 2
  3. Onions -2
  4. Ginger-Garlic Paste – 1 tsp
  5. Curd – 1 tbsp
  6. Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp
  7. Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp
  8. Chicken Masala – 1 tsp
  9. Garam Masala – 1 tsp
  10. Sugar – 1/2 tsp
  11. Salt – According to taste
  12. Curry Leaves or Dried mint – 4
  13. Vegetable Oil – 1/2 tbsp
  14. Coriander –  For Garnishing


Step 1

IMG_4866Wash, cut and blanch the potatoes. Finely chop the onions.

Step 2

Take a pan. Add oil. Now add the finely chopped onions and fry for two minutes. Add the ginger-garlic paste and saute for three minutes. Next add the masalas, salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, chicken masala, garam masala and saute for a minute. Now add in the keema and stir again for three minutes after which add in the curd. Next  add some water and let it cook on medium flame for two-three minutes. When the water starts to dry add the blanched potatoes, dried mint or curry leaves and sugar and saute it for one minute and remove from gas. You can squeeze some lemon juice too if you want.

IMG_4868 (1)Our Masala Keema With Potatoes is done. It is an instant recipe so can be made anytime.

Friends do try the recipe. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great week ahead. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!


Jack fruit And Potato Kebabs


Hello friends, welcome to my site again. Happy Saturday to all of you. From yesterday I was in search of a new recipe and there was some jack fruit in my fridge so I decided to make these jack fruit and potato fritters in the evening. I think you guys will definitely like it as well. So let’s get started. Here is the recipe —


  1. Jack fruit – 250 gms
  2. Potato – 2
  3. Onions – 1
  4. Green Chillies – 2
  5. Gram Flour or Besan – 3 tbsp
  6. Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp
  7. Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp
  8. Garam Masala – 1 tbsp
  9. Asafoetida – A pinch
  10. Coriander Powder – 1 tsp
  11. Dry Mango Powder – 1 tsp
  12. Salt – According to taste
  13. Sugar – 1/2 tsp
  14. Lemon Juice – 1 tsp
  15. Chopped Coriander – A small bunch
  16. Vegetable Oil – For frying


Step 1

Wash, cut and boil the jack fruit and the potatoes. Peel the latter. Finely chop the onions, green chillies, coriander.

IMG-4833.JPGStep 2

Take a bowl. Add to it the jack fruit and potatoes. Mash them. Keep aside.

Step 3

Take a pan and add the chopped onions and green chillies in it. Also add the pinch of asafoetida. Saute it for a minute. Now add the gram flour, salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, coriander powder, garam masala,dry mango powder and dry roast them on medium flame for two minutes.Add the sugar. Take care not to burn them.

IMG-4836.JPGStep 4

Now add this roasted spice mix in the mashed batter. Also mix in the chopped coriander and squeeze some lemon juice in. You may also add cashews and raisins but it is optional.

Step 5

Make out patties from it of any desired shape you want. And then fry it.

Our Jack fruit and Potato Kebabs are done. Serve them with mayonnaise and  freshly cut salad.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great weekend everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!