Recap of Cooking Carnival – BM # 68

26 mouthwatering protein rich ingredients featuring eggs, moong dal, chicken, yogurt and shrimp! Here is the recap of last month’s blogging marathon named Cooking Carnival. The theme for the Cooking Carnival had two options. Cooking with one ingredient or one category for 26 days OR cook with one ingredient or one category every week for […]

Shrimp Pakoda ~ Fried Shrimp

Today is the last day of the month and also the Cooking Carnival. For the finale of this mega blogging marathon, I have a crispy fried shrimp or shrimp pakoda. These pakoda or fritters are perfect snack and great to serve with some drinks. This recipe is from New York Times food section and saved […]

Barbecue (BBQ) Shrimp, New Orleans Style

Though the title says barbecue (bbq) shrimp, the shrimp is not cooked on the grill. It is cooked on stove top in butter, garlic, red hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice and creole seasoning. This is an easy and addictive shrimp which is served with some bread. Whole shrimp; with shell and head on is […]

Methi Chili Garlic Shrimp

Methi chili garlic shrimp is a variation of chili garlic shrimp I posted this day, last year. The recipe from last year evolved over the months and today’s recipe is what I make regularly, with or without methi leaves. When I made it couple of weekends ago, I warned Mr U lunch was going to […]

Beerakaya Royyala Koora ~ Ridge Gourd Shrimp Fry

Beerakaya royyala koora is a popular curry from coastal Andhra. It is prepared with both fresh and dried prawns. It is not a common preparation in Telangana and in my family circles, we do not cook non veg curries with vegetables, few vegetables being an exception. The exceptions being tomatoes, green bell peppers, some leafy […]

Shrimp Dum Biriyani

We are in the final stretch of this Cooking Carnival. My theme is Cooking with Protein Rich Ingredients and the ingredient of the week is Shrimp. For the next five days, I shall post recipes with shrimp. It is so strange how our taste and likes changes over a period of time. When growing up, […]

Labneh

Labneh is a popular spread/dip in the Middle East, prepared with yogurt. It is thick yogurt which looks like cheese. Yogurt is drained overnight or longer by hanging it in a cheesecloth. It is served as a dip with pita or with vegetables. It also makes a great spread for sandwiches. Labneh is usually prepared […]

Fenugreek Flavored Buttermilk ~ Menthi Majjiga

I am a procrastinator! This week was suppose to be the easiest and a relaxed week in this marathon. I had first 3 days of posts drafted and scheduled long ago. All I had to do was proofread before publishing them. The other three recipes are easy ones and could have breezed through the week, […]

Rose Flavored Yogurt ~ Rooh Afza Shrikand

Rooh Afza is a brand that manufactures a concentrated sugar syrup with rose and few other ingredients. It is used in milk based beverages and desserts in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and a similar concentrated syrup is available in many South Asian countries. I bought a bottle of Rooh Afza couple of years ago when we […]

Potlakaya Pachadi ~ Snake Gourd in Yogurt Sauce

Potlakaya is snake gourd and is a long vegetable belonging to gourd family. It is a fruit which is eaten like a vegetable. Since it is very long, it is called snake gourd. I used small to medium sized gourd and you can see how long it is. I had to cut the gourd into […]

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