If you love seafood I'm sure you love crabs at least most of them do..I am die hard fan of Crabs I just love Crabs..This Crab Curry is my favourite and its simply mouthwatering .The roasted coconut and spices gives this curry a nice kick to the curry .Have it with Hot Rice or Bhakris/Rotis it goes well with bread /kadak pav too..Try this recipe and you will definitely love the flavour and taste.

6-7 Crabs
1/2 cup fresh grated coconut
1/4 cup dessicated coconut
4-5 green chillies
1 tbsp coriander seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
6-7 pepper corns
1 tsp heaped bottle masala/malvani masla/fish masla
4-5 cloves
7-8 garlic cloves
1 inch ginger chopped
2 onions sliced
tamarind paste


  • Clean the Crabs but don't throw away the small legs/fangs this is to be ground fine and the juice is to be added in the masala ,it will bring out real flavour.
  • Dry roast the spices and chillies till nice aroma comes
  • Dry roast the scraped coconut and fresh grated coconut on low flame till it turns light brown.
  • Remove in a plate and allow to cool ,then add 1 tsp oil and add sliced onions and roast till the onion turn light golden.
  • Grind together coconut,spices and onions and ginger garlic by adding little water to a smooth fine paste.
  • Heat oil in a vessel ,add ground masala and the ground paste of the legs/fangs 
  • Now add the bottle masla/malwani masala/fish masla
  • Saute on med flame for 5-7 minutes till the oil separates.
  • Add the crabs and mix well.
  • Add about 2- 3 cups water depending on the consistency of the gravy you want.
  • Cover with a lid and bring it to a nice boil.
  • It will take 10-12 mins till the crabs cook well.
  • lastly add tamarind pulp and simmer for 3-4 mins
  • Switch off the gas ,curry is ready to be served Enjoy it with rice/rotis/bread.

The most gooey and chocolaty cake i have made till date I rather call this a pudding its a cake poked then filled with chocolate pudding ,melted chocolate and then covered with ganache..though its time consuming but worth every effort..A treat for Chocolate lovers...

For the cake
3/4 cup flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
2 eggs
1/2 cup hot water  1 tsp coffee
1 tsp lime juice
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup oil

For the pudding layer
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/3 cup sugar
1  1/2 tbsp cornflour
1 cup + 1 tbsp milk
1 tbsp butter

second chocolate layer (optional)
100 gms chopped chocolate (melted over double boiler

for the frosting/final layer
1/2 cup fresh cream( i used amul)
50 gms chopped chocolate ( i used dark )
 chocolate chips to decorate


  •  In a bowl sift together APF/Maida ,Cocoa powder,Baking powder and baking soda
  • Add lime juice to the milk and keep aside
  • Add in eggs and mix well
  • Then add milk,oil and  Hot water mixed with instant coffee.

  •  Mix all well with a whisk then pour in a prepared pan greased well and lined with parchment paper/butter paper.
  • Bake in preheated oven at 180 degree for about 40-45 min or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • Once done ,allow it to cool for 10 min then poke holes in the cake with back of a spoon or knife.
  • Mix the ingredients under pudding layer and place it on the gas on low flame let it boil for a minute the mixture will start to thicken ,switch the gas off and remove the pan from the flame and add butter .
  • Pour this on the cake .let it seep into all the holes
  • Then Pour in the melted chocolate (optional)

  • Let it cool at room temperature then keep it in the fridge for 3-4 hrs.
  • Make ganache by putting the cream in a saucepan and place it on low  flame,you will see bubbles at the edges ,add the chopped chocolate and let it sit for 2-3 min then mix well till the chocolate is melted.
  • After 3-4 hrs ,pour the ganache over the cake .
  • Sprinkle chocolate chips and let it set for 2-3 hrs before cutting the cake and enjoy

the cake is moist and gooey so don't try to invert it..just cut it and enjoy

If you want to make it eggless simply skip eggs and proceed.
The cake may take 45 to 50 min depending on the oven  make sure the toothpick comes out clean .
If you dont want to cook the pudding you can add 1/2 cup condensed milk and about 50 gms melted chocolate and fill the holes..i didnt do as i ran out of condensed milk and I didnt want it to be very sweet.

A very tasty dish which is very easy to prepare the cashews give this dish a nice crunch I have tried this many times but had not taken pics so finally made it last week to post it here.It goes well with herb rice/fried rice.I served it with Chicken Fried rice .

1/2 kg chicken cut in  strips/cubed
1 1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste
1/2 tsp pepper crushed
1 egg beaten
1 tbsp cornflour
1.5 tsp chilli sauce/chilli paste/ as needed

1 Capsicum
4-5 spring onions both the green and onion chopped
3-4 green chilli chopped
6-8 cashews
1 tbsp chilli paste/as needed
1 tbsp soy sauce
2-3 tbsp tomato ketchup
2-3  tbsp oil


  • Wash the chicken pieces and pat dry.
  • Marinate chicken with ginger garlic paste, chiili paste,salt ,pepper ,cornflour and egg and keep aside for 20 mins.
  • Mix the chilli paste/chilli sauce ,soy sauce and tomato paste/sauce in a bowl and keep aside.
  • Shallow fry the chicken pieces over medium flame till done.
  • Heat a pan add oil then add cashews fry and keep aside
  • Add green chillies,chopped garlic and saute
  • Mix in capsicum and onion and saute for 3-4 mins
  • Then add the mixed sauces
  • Add the fried chicken and toss well till the chicken pieces coat well with the sauces.
  • Add in the fried cashews .
  • Serve hot with Fried rice or Noodles

If you don't have chilli sauce soak 5-6 kashmiri red chillies for 10 min in hot water then grind with vinegar to smooth paste thats what i do.
You can adjust the amount of chilli sauce and tomato sauce as per your taste.
This dish is usually served dry but if you want make a gravy ,add 1 tbsp cornflour on 1 1/2 cup mix well so that no lumps are formed then add this slurry to the chicken after you add sauces and cook for 2-3 mins..the gravy will thicken .
I just can't believe its 2 years since I started this little blog.. It has been a roller coaster ride indeed there were  days when I thought of quitting blogging but somehow manged to go on..I must admit I feel lazy and loose interest in blogging when i don't post anything fro long ..so i have decided from now to  be persistent in blogging by posting atleast thrice in a week ..let see how it goes with gods grace..
I would like to thank all my blogger Friends and readers with their support i have reached so far..special thanks to all who comment and boost my morale by their support...
Thanks a lot for showering your love by commenting and trying the recipes..continue to shower your love and blessings in the blogging journey ahead.
Coming back to today's post here's a delicious dessert a  Fruit Custard which is enjoyed by both adults and kids.This is a simple and easy to make Fruit custard using custard powder and milk .You can add whichever fruits you wish to.Serve it chilled and I'm sure you will love it.

2 1/2 cup/500 ml/half litre milk
5-6 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp vanilla custard powder
2- 3 tbsp milk
2 -2 1/2 cup mixed fruits

Chop fruits and keep aside I used apple,chickoo,grapes strawberry and banana.

Bring milk to boil .

In a small bowl mix 2-3 tbsp milk with 2 tbsp custard powder to a smooth paste.

Add the sugar and Custard powder to the boiled milk stirring all the time .

The milk will begin to thicken ,switch the gas off once custard is thick.

Let the Custard cool completely.

Take mixed fruits in a serving bowl ,add nuts if you want ,pour the cooled Custard over.

Serve Chilled.

This is the most simplest and yummy fried prawns which I love to have always.The recipe is very simple and there's nothing fancy .It goes well as a side dish with rice bhakri or chapati .I enjoyed this with Prawn curry and rice. Do try this you will love it.

12-15 Prawns deveined
1.5 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 tsp bottle masala/fish masala
8-9 curry leaves
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
Clean the prawns and wash well
Drain the excess water and pat dry
Apply salt turmeric powder ,ginger garlic paste ,masala and lime juice.
Leave for 15-30 mins.
Heat 1 tbsp oil in a frying pan and add the curry leaves followed by the marinated prawns.
Fry on medium flame till done.
Serve as a side dish with rice curry or bhakri.

Vermicelli/Seviyan  kheer is one of most popular dessert made on festive ocassion in India.Its my  fav dessert I often crave to have something sweet after dinner .This is when Imake this delicious kheer which is very easy to prepare and gets ready in a jiffy .I use milk powder and homemade mava to make this even more rich and yummy.You can use condensed milk as well./

1/2 cup vermicelli /seviyan
1 lt full fat cream milk
1 tbsp heaped milk powder
50 gms mava/khoa/khoya
1/4 cup + 1 tbsp sugar/as needed
dry fruits as needed
 1.5 tsp ghee
1 tsp rose water
1/2 tsp cardamom powder

Heat ghee in a vessel fry the nuts for few minute I used charoli/chironji ,raisins and cashews
Remove the nuts and keep aside for later use
In the same vessel add the vermicelli and saute for 3-5 mins If using non roasted ones fry till vermicelli turn brown.
Then add the milk ,sugar milk powder and khoa/mava.
Cook on med flame the milk will begin to thicken as the vermicelli is cooked.
Add cardamom powder and dry fruits and  add sugar only if needed.
Lastly add rose water and serve warm/chilled.

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