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Crispy Spinach Using 5 Spice Powder

Looking for yummy, crispy and quick snack for kids using some healthy greens ? Then, check out my today's post which is prepared using Spinach leaves. This simple snack is a perfect party snack and can also be served as an evening snack for kids along with any varieties of dipping sauce. I have included 5 spice powder in this recipe along with all purpose flour to give a lovely taste and flavour to the snack. Including cold water rather than the regular one gives a crispy texture to the dish. Alternatively, the batter can also be refrigerated for few minutes before frying.

This recipe goes to a monthly event "Ssshh Cooking Secretly" and fried snacks is the theme of June month. I was paired with a fantastic blogger Amrita Iyer who blogs at She gave me Spinach and any flour of my choice as my secret ingredients. And I chose, maida / All purpose flour as my choice of flour to prepare this crispy and tasty quick snack.

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Seer Fish Curry Leaves Kuzhambu Using FishANDMeat Product

After series of Fish recipes, here comes a flavourful and aromatic kuzhambu prepared using Seer Fish. Seer fish is also called as King Fish which is popularly known as Vanjaram in Tamil, Ney Meen in Malayalam and Vanjiram in Telugu. Apart from kuzhambu, these slices are perfect for fish masala fry or tawa fry. In this recipe, I have used freshly ground masala using fresh curry leaves and pepper corns which enhances the flavour and gives a lovely aroma. Adding coconut milk gives an excellent taste to the kuzhambu and also it is optional. This kuzhambu goes perfect with hot plain rice or Idly or Dosa. Especially, one day prior kuzhambu gives a lovely flavour and pairs up excellent with hot and fluffy idlis. Nothing can beat the taste of this combo and its so heavenly.

                                             Fresh and clean slices from FishANDMeat !

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Ingredients :

500 gms Seer Fish / Vanjaram Fish

Cheesy Haleem Toast

If you are in Hyderabad, Haleem is a must try dish during Ramadan season. Haleem is a delicious dish prepared using meat, wheat and spices along with a generous amount of ghee. It is usually served with lemon wedges and fried onions. A small bowl of Haleem will make your tummy full and gives an instant energy. Lots of vendors are famous here in selling Haleem in their unique flavour but my personal preferences are Pista house and Shah ghouse haleem. Every year, my leftover Haleem turns into Haleem Egg Dosa for breakfast and this year, tried an interesting cheesy toast using Shah ghouse Haleem. No doubt that as such the haleem gives a delicious rich taste but the richness got enhanced, when it was served as a toast along with Mozzarella cheese. This toast can be served as a breakfast or starter or evening snack along with Tomato sauce. Adjust the quantity of cheese and haleem according to your taste bud and being generous on both the ingredients will make your toast heavenly for sure …

SailFish Biryani / Olameen Biryani using Pressure Cooker Method / Product Review on "FishandMeat" - 2

Here comes an another interesting recipe using Sail Fish / Olameen....

In my previous post, I had mentioned that the Sail fish / Olameen which I bought from "FishandMeat" looked like a boneless meat, so reserved few pieces after preparing Srilankan Spicy Fish Curry. The taste and texture of fish in a Srilankan curry made me to use the second batch of Sail fish in preparing a delicious and flavourful Biryani using Pressure cooker method. And I was not wrong, the biryani tasted so delicious and my family members loved the fish too.

As I had already mentioned about the service and quality of the "FishandMeat" product in my previous post, I would love to share few things about their webpage which I had missed earlier.

FishandMeat has wide varieties of fresh Seafood and Meat which are handpicked by them. It is then processed and stored in the most hygiene conditions.  Live chat section is also provided on their webpage to guide and assist their customers.

Apart from webp…

Srilankan Spicy Sailfish Curry / Thalapath Mirisata / Spicy Olameen Curry & Food Product Review on "FishandMeat"

After 2 months of fasting for our Temple function, the past couple of weeks was filled with Non - veg delicacies. Seafood holds a special place in my kitchen, especially Fish is my family's most favourite food. Our Sundays will be mostly like, getting up early to travel almost 6 kms to get some fresh catch. Though we have a market nearby, the bitter experience on the taste and freshness of seafood made us to skip it. Being a foodie family, only a tasty food gives happiness, satisfaction and makes our weekend the BEST :)

The worst part is when we can't travel to our favourite market or when we get craving over seafood on weekdays. We being in a place where no super markets are nearby, my most of the grocery list is being purchased through online including non veg at times. Nowadays, buying online meat and fish products is a common thing but it spoils the mood of cooking when the product is received in a improper way. Once it happened for me so as to make me return the meat for…