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Singapore Chilli Crab Style Prawns

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Singapore Chilli Crab Style Prawns

I deliberately stayed out of the kitchen and end up cleaning the house instead . Hurrah!!! Finally I managed to clear off my laundry-all neatly washed , ironed and folded. I spent the rest of the afternoon rearranging photo albums and looking at  pictures . Then, I found the album of my previous Singapore holiday and guess what, the sudden creeping, conniving craving  takes over!  I gave in and started digging out our pantry for things I need for preparing Singapore Chilli Prawns. I am replacing the crabs with prawns today, which is equally as good.
As you probably already know that both myself and my daughter are a bit of a shrimp fanatic and I am always looking for tasty new ways to enjoy shrimp. Singapore chilli prawns is my gluten free version of a Singaporean seafood gastronomy amazingly popular in Singapore and Malaysia where Sri Lankan crabs are most frequently used, followed by prawns, stir-fried in a special sumptuous, sweet and savory sauce m…

Grilled BBQ Chicken Legs

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Grilled BBQ Chicken Legs



Cookouts, picnics, and backyard barbecues are always a great way to gather friends and family, while enjoying the amazing summer weather. Some of our best family memories are when we gather with friends and family for a big grilling fiesta! I also love this because its also a chance to show others just how easy it is to turn the day into an explosion of laughter, games and heart-felt memories! It’s also a great time to enjoy the amazing flavors of summer food!  These delicious Grilled BBQ Chicken Legs are the ultimate cookout dish for any summer gathering. Summer is peeking tru my doorstep and stumbled upon these forgotten snaps while clearing my files few days ago. 

The following recipe have being laying in my draft for very long time. Time travels back to my first grilling experience in Owasso Tulsa with my hubby's colleagues in 2009. We really had great friends circle and enjoyed to the max whenever we have chance. The kids were to young to remember but i…

Kara Kollukattai

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Kara Kollukattai
Just as sleep is necessary for our body similarly holidays are important for relaxationand change – they provide relief from the monotony of our daily routine. They areimportant for our mental and emotional well being.Holidays! Holidays! Holidays who does not wait for them? Holidays give us a break fromour routine and help us to refresh ourselves and go back to work with renewed energy. Yeah summer vacation is here and the kids are uncontrollable- jump up and down with delight giving me creeps. Time for me to spend more time in my kitchen. My kids happens to love these soft savory rice dumpling steamed and it's the right moment to prepare. 

Kara Kollukattaiis one of the popular tiffin items in most South Indian household. These are nothing but steamed rice or rava dumplings. They taste great with sambar and chutney.Kara  Kollukattai is made using par boiled rice and not the regularly used rice flour. This is a very light and super tasty kollukattai. This is a childh…

Mayo Chicken in Phyllo Cups

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Mayo Chicken In  Phyllo Cups

At time I have these weird thought of finding myself debating with myself- and this time with my brain. Trust me it happens when I tend to be too stressed out.
Myself: Do you think it's a blessing being a housewife 
Brain: Huh!! You asking me after 15 years.
Myself: Oh come answer me - " Yes or No".
Brain: Well it's a blessing in disguise.

Anyway I'm not sure whether it's a blessing or not but it's a matter of perd "unmotivated," but what's it like to actually be one?Since we own a restaurant back in my hometownI was like going in between run the restaurant and pursuing my career job. I end up managing the restaurant when my dad got health issues. After my marriage I found myself hopelessly bored to tears, watching way too much television, and not knowing what I was supposed to be doing as a housewife but -A favorite parts of being a housewife are being able to be my own boss and to set my own schedule. I don’t like fe…

South Indian Style Mutton Kheema

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South Indian Style Mutton Kheema

I just can’t believe how fast the days are zooming past. Feel like I just returned from my vacation and can't help but wish time move little slower. Getting back to routine after vacation is always challenging, especially when it was spent with family and being pampered spoilt to roots hahah!! but life goes on rite.
Ever since I'm back - I have been trying to prepare healthy food during the weekdays and weekends definitely deserve something special. Normally my weekend table will be filled up with different kind of cuisines with a twist as I have habit of creating my special touch in some ways as weekends are always a good break to charge up our batteries for life , and the meals also plays a crucial role in it , somehow we indulge in some spicy, tangy and rich food

And this Mutton Keema is an absolute favorite! It’s spicy, loaded with flavor and impossible not to ask for a second helping. Relish the divine taste of this warm curry mopped up with …

Spicy Minced Chicken With Egg Tofu

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Spicy Minced Chicken With Egg Tofu

Cooking a meal is one of the most personal and intimate things you can do for someone.The special thing about a home cooked meal is the feeling of abundance it provides, everything you have and need is right in front of you and within arms' reach. Watching my dad cook was always something I wanted to try. Now that I can, I cannot get enough. There are so many different things to try and no matter how I feel, I want to cook. 
If there is one thing that will not make me stressed, its cooking. I love just going over to the my kitchen and making something that not only will take my stress away, but eat some delicious food as well. There are so many different types of food out there that there are endless possibilities of what one can cook. Whether it may be a different style, type, or even just a different version - up to your creativeness and patience. I just love to cook as well as to eat. I have always love Chinese Cuisine so much and always lookout…

PF Chang's Coconut Veg Curry

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PF Chang's Coconut Veg Curry

During holidays we can live our life as we want. There are no rules for getting up in the morning and going to school, coming back home, having lunch, playing for a short while and then completing the home work. as sleep is necessary for our body similarly holidays are important for relaxation and change – they provide relief from the monotony of our daily routine. They are important for our mental and emotional well being. To be frank we came to Dallas to enjoy my kids summer with my hubby who is stationed for a short project and now here we are - Back to Dallas once again!!
When we return back to India for good I never image that we will back again. The kids were young when I return back and don't really have clear vision of how it was like here in Dallas.A few minutes before we landed at the airport, I looked at the screen in front of me and it showed ‘33°C’, As the plane began to slow and turn into terminal, I could hear people around me start to…