Apr 112017



  1. Eggplants/Aubergine (cut lengthwise into 2“ piece) – 3
  2. Garlic(chopped) – 3
  3. Red Chilly Flakes – 1 tsp
  4. Thai Basil – a bunch of leaves /10 leaves
  5. Soy Sauce- 1 tsp
  6. Fish Sauce – 1 tsp
  7. Brown Sugar – 1 tbsp
  8. Oil

Thai Basil Eggplant


  1. Heat oil in a pan.Saute garlic and once it is light brown, add eggplant pieces and saute well.
  2. once it is cooked and soft , (for 4-5 minutes) add red chilly flakes, soy sauce,fish sauce and sugar.
  3. Finally add basil leaves and toss well for a minute to get mixed.
  4. No need to add extra  salt as there is already salt in two sauces.
  5. Serve with Thai fragrant  Rice.
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Posted by prajusha Tagged with: , , ,
Mar 102016

This is a indo-Chinese  spicy chicken dish that goes well with fried rice or roti as side dish or as an appetizer during birthday parties.

Dragon Chicken (2)


  1. Chicken  breast (boneless,cut into small cubes) – 1/2 kg
  2. All Purpose flour/Maida- 2 tbsp
  3. Corn flour – 2 tbsp
  4. Egg white – 1
  5. Soy sauce – 1 1/2  tbsp
  6. Chilly sauce – 1 tsp
  7. salt
  8. Dry red chilly flakes – 1 tbsp
  9. capsicum(cut lengthwise,green red,yellow) -
  10. Onion(chopped) – 1
  11. Ginger –garlic paste – 2 tbsp
  12. Dry red Chilly – 4
  13. Cashew nuts – 6
  14. Pepper powder(white) – 1 tsp
  15. Red chilly paste – 2 tbsp
  16. Sugar – 1 pinch
  17. spring onion – 2
  18. Vegetable Oil

Dragon Chicken (1)


  1. For preparing batter,In  a bowl, add maida,corn flour,1 tbsp soy sauce.1 tsp chilly sauce ,1 tbsp ginger garlic paste,egg white and salt.marinate  the chicken pieces in batter for sometime .Fry in oil till golden brown.Use only vegetable oil for frying.don’t use coconut oil as it will spoil the taste of the dish,;-(
  2. Heat oil in a pan.Add dry red chilly,chopped onions,ginger garlic paste, cashewnuts and saute well.
  3. Add capsicum ,1/2 tbsp soy sauce,chilly paste,and white pepper powder to it and mix well.
  4. Finally add fried chicken pieces,sugar and spring onions. Mix well.
  5. Dragon chicken is ready to serve with fried rice or Roti.
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Posted by prajusha Tagged with: , , , ,
Apr 242015

This is a signature dish of Chef Vikas Khanna and I had read in news long time back that this dish  was being served to the President of United states specially for dinner by chef .I was looking for the recipe and finally got it from my blogger friend Mareena.In this recipe, she did some changes to the original one.I followed her recipe and the final outcome was yummy and delicious.This dish is prepared by cutting cauliflower like a tree,then deep fry in oil and serve on top of spicy masala. This is a must try and can be served during parties to surprise the guests.

Tree Of Life (2)



1.Cauliflower cross section cut in thickness (should look like a tree) 1"

For Marination

  1. Ginger-garlic paste -1 tablespoon
  2. Chilly powder-  1/2 teaspoon
  3. Turmeric powder – 1/4 teaspoon
  4. Salt – to taste
  5. Oil – 1/2 teaspoon
  6. Oil – for deep frying

For the masala

  1. Onion (cut into slices) -1/4 cup
  2. Fennel seeds – 1/2 teaspoon
  3. Mustard seeds -1/2 teaspoon
  4. Fenugreek seeds -1/2 teaspoon
  5. Nigella seeds(Kalonji) – 1/2 teaspoon
  6. Cumin seeds – 1/4 teaspoon
  7. Asafoetida – 1/4 teaspoon
  8. Ginger-garlic paste – 1/2 teaspoon
  9. Green chillies(chopped) – 1/2 teaspoon
  10. Turmeric powder – 1/4 teaspoon
  11. Chilly powder – 1/4 teaspoon
  12. Garam masala – 1/4 teaspoon
  13. Dried mango powder (Amchoor) – 1/2 teaspoon
  14. Salt – to taste
  15. Beaten Curd – 1/2 cup
  16. Cream – 1/4 cup
  17. Coriander leaves – to garnish

Tree Of Life (3)

Tree Of Life (4)


  1. Marinate the cauliflower with the ginger-garlic paste, turmeric powder, chilly powder, oil and salt. Keep aside for 15 minutes. Heat  oil in a pan and fry the cauliflower piece wholly, till golden brown. Drain onto an tissue paper and keep aside.If you want, you can bake in an preheated oven at 180 degree c for 15 minutes.
  2. Heat another pan with 1/2 tablespoon oil. Add the fennel seeds, mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, nigella seeds, cumin seeds and asafoetida. When they start to crackle, add the onions followed by ginger-garlic paste and chopped green chillies. Saute till the onions turn translucent.
  3. Add the turmeric powder, chilly powder, garam masala, amchoor powder and stir for a minute. Add curd & cream and mix well. Cook for 3-4 minutes.Remove from fire.

For Presentation

  1. Take a plate and spoon the gravy to the centre of the plate forming a round shape. Carefully place the fried cauliflower tree in the centre.
  2. Garnish with  coriander leaves
  3. Serve hot with Roti or Rice.

Recipe Source:Mareenas Recipe collections

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