“Indian Appetizers are one among the best and nothing can beat it . ” Says me and my husband. 🙂 And of course, you won’t deny it too. Especially when it comes to hot and spicy kebabs, or tandoori. Whenever we visit any Indian restaurants, my son’s first choice of appetizers is Tandoori chicken which is loved anytime in my family. Nothing can beat the hot and smoky flavors of tandoori chicken.
But, have you ever tried out fish tandoori? Trust me, it is equally as delicious as chicken tandoori. Normally, tandoori is prepared in tandoor oven, but I normally prepare it in my convection oven.
Right from childhood, ladu is one among my favorite Indian sweet and especially if it is prepared at home with exotic flavor of homemade ghee, then I can finish about 5-6 of them in one go. Same with my son. He always reminds me of me when I was of his age especially when it comes to eating. Same fussy eater and same choice of food.
Being a Goan and a hardcore fish eater, I always am happy when I cook my traditional styled fish curry. My grandpa taught me how to make fish curry when I was in my teens. His was a authentic Goan style curry. My father in law is from Karwar and my mother in law is from Goa. But her fish curry has Karwar touch. So, after I got married, I learnt the Karwar style fish curry.
Pomfret( we call it paplet in Goa) is one of my favorite fish. Though Indian pomfret is difficult to get here in USA , I prepare same Goan Karwar style paplet curry(We call it Hooman in Goa) with any kind of fish we get here , except for prawns and mackerels. Pompano fish is bit closer to pomfret , so whenever we crave for Goan pomfrets, we buy those and you get variety of pompano fish here.
Whenever I prepare any Indian vegetarian main course, two items are always on menu , paneer or mushrooms. And preparing gravy makes my cooking job a less tedious , because , gravy can be prepared within a short span of time and my bread dough is always ready in the refrigerator. So, I don’t have to worry about other things . Just the simple curry with Indian naan makes a complete meal.
Yesterday it was raining here, and my husband was in a mood to eat something spicy , crunchy Indian snack. Actually I was planning to make pakodas(Indian fritters) but I am a health freak and always keep a distance from deep fried items.
Appetizers or snacks is my plus point , and if it is non vegetarian, then I can make just anything out of it. Normally I use minced chicken(also called ground chicken) to prepare some quick recipes , which goes well with Indian bread. Continue reading →