Sunday, 26 May 2013

Coconut Buns


  1. Coconut Milk (250 ml) / Coconut Milk Powder (250 gms)
  2. Maida - 500 gms
  3. Baking Powder - 10 gms
  4. Baking Soda - 3 g
  5. Salt (To Taste; Not required if making it sweet)
  6. Warm Water (If required)


  1. Take a glass bowl and mix Maida, Baking Powder and Baking Soda
  2. Add Coconut milk and knead like a dough. Add water if required.
  3. Oil your palms and knead it one last time to take it off the walls of the container
  4. Cover with a cellophane sheet or Butter Paper and keep aside for 1 hour for it to rise
  5. Take a double boiler and keep it to heat 
  6. Make balls of 1-2 inch in diameter and place them in small cupcake containers or inside butter paper cups meant for pastries
  7. Place these cups into the double boiler and let cook for 10 minutes
  8. Remove and serve with Chicken Curry / Veg gravy / Tomato Chutney / Yellow Dal

NOTE: The Coconut Buns can be made with following fillings to make unique dishes
  1. Precooked Chicken / Mutton Kheema / Fish / Egg Bhurji
  2. Grated Mixed Vegetables
  3. Boiled Potatoes
  4. Grated Apple with Cinnamon Powder (Dusted on top with powdered Sugar)
  5. Simply dusted with Powdered Sugar

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Microwaved Grilled Fish (Without Oil)


  1. Fish Slices  4 nos (Salmon, Pomfret, Halva (Black Pomfret), Mackerel, King fish..
  2. Garlic and hot pepper paste 6 tsp
  3. Cumin powder 2 tsp
  4. Red chilli powder 4 tsp
  5. Turmeric powder 1 tsp
  6. Salt to taste
  7. Finely chopped coriander for garnishing
  8. Lime slices

  1. Clean fish slices and make slight cuts on surface for marination to seep in
  2. Marinate the fish with garlic pepper paste, cumin powder, red chilli and turmeric powder,and salt
  3. Keep the fish for 4 hrs to marinate
  4. Place the fish pieces on a microwave dish and keep the dish in the microwave
  5. Set the timer to 4 mins  and start the microwave
  6. Open the microwave and pierce a fork into the fish to check if its done
  7. If the fish sticks to the fork, then microwave it for another half a min
  8. Once done, serve it in a platter
  9. Garnish it with finely chopped coriander
  10. Squeeze lime before serving

NOTE: Tastes yummy with plain yellow dal and rice