Prawn Masala Recipe | Flavour Diary | Non Veg Curry

Prawn Masala Curry Recipe Non veg curry

Today's recipe is simple, easy and quick curry made out of prawns. This curry goes well with rice and side for roti/chapati.If you are beginner and want to make mouthwatering prawn curry then this would be one good option.You can also try my Prawn and drumstick curry, Prawn Parda BiryaniandPrawn Pulao .
If you like watching how prawn masala is made then simply click below.

Level: Easy
Total Time: 30
Serves: 2-4
1 cup: 250ml
1 tablespoon: 15ml
1 teaspoon: 5 ml


Prawns: 300gm(washed and cleaned)
Oil:2 tablespoon
Curry leaves:3 twigs 
Tomatoes: 2 medium chopped
Onion: 1 Large
Green chilli: 2
Chilli Powder: 1 teaspoon
Coriander Powder:1 teaspoon 
Turmeric powder:1/2 teaspoon 
Ginger Garlic Paste:1 tablespoon
Chicken Masala Powder: 2 teaspoon(or Garam Masala Powder : 1 teaspoon)
Salt to taste
Chopped coriander for garnish


In a pan add oil, once hot add  onions, and green chilli.
Cook until onions turn transparent and then add ginger garlic paste. Cook until all raw smell from ginger garlic is gone ad onions change colour.
Now add tomatoes, turmeric powder,chilli powder and salt , and cook until tomatoes turns mushy.
Now add prawns and mix well. cook cover for 3 mins on low flame.
Add curry leaves, mix well and cover cook the prawns and stir in between.
Add coriander powder, chicken masala, mix well and cover cook for another 2 mins and garnish with coriander leaves and enjoy with rice or roti.

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Dimer Pitha Recipe | Flavour Diary | Bangladeshi Recipe | Fried Biscuit Recipe

dimer pitha recipe bangladeshi cuisine

Today's recipe is all the way from Bangladesh. This is called Dimer Pitha and if translate in English its called egg sweet snack and these tastes like biscuits. These uses up very few ingredients from the pantry. Pitha recipes are famous in east india and bangladesh and Usually are made in different shapes and can be made in both sweet and savoury version and uses Rice flour or Wheat flour as a base ingredients. 
Dimer Pitha is inspired recipe from  Rownak's Bangla Recipes , i have changed a bit after watching few other sources. It turned out awesome and best for munching if you are sweet tooth or can be served at teatime.

Level: Easy
Total Time: 45
Serves: 4
1 cup: 250ml
1 tablespoon: 15ml
1 teaspoon: 5 ml
Adapted from here


Plain Flour/Maida - 3/4 cup (add more if required to form a dough)
Milk Powder - 1/3 cup
Egg - 1 large
Sugar - 1/3 cup (add few table spoons if you like more sweet)
Cardamom Powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Salt - 1/8 teaspoon(a pinch)
Oil for frying


In a bowl crack egg and whisk.
Add sugar and whisk well until sugar dissolves.
Add milk powder and mix well and now add little by little plain flour to form a dough. Use hand it make it a soft dough. Knead well and keep it a side.
Now divide the dough,grease hands and rolling pin.
Roll the small balls and keep 3cm thick chapati and cut them in desired shapes.
Heat oil in a pan and drop the pithas and fry on both sides until golden brown on medium low heat.
Take it out on kitchen towel to remove excess oil and serve along with tea or have it just like that. You can store in air tight container for few days and enjoy later.

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Okra/Bhindi/Ladys Finger Fry with Onions Recipe | Flavour Diary | Video Recipe

Okra/Bhindi/Ladys Finger Fry with Onions Recipe

Today's recipe  Okra/Bhindi/Bendakaya fry is cooked along with onions and some spices and is very simple, quick and easy recipe and goes well with both Rice or Roti. 
I love Bhindi and so i do try different versions of recipes, you also check few of my recipes in blog like Crispy Bhindi Fry , Shahi Bhindi , Bendakaya Vellulli Karam(Okra with garlic spice mix) .

If you like watching how its made , click on pic below.

Level: easy
Total time: 30mins

1 cup:250 ml
1 tablespoon: 15ml
1 teaspoon:5ml

Okra/Bendakaya/Bhindi: 15-20
Onion - 1 large
Cumin Seeds: 1/2 teaspoon
Turmeric: 1/4th teaspoon
Garlic Pods: 3 big ones
Chana Dal: 1 tablespoon
Red Chilli Powder: 1 teaspoon (to taste)
Salt to taste
Oil: 2 tablespoons


Wash, tap dry and set aside the okra's/Bhindi .
Cut the front and back edges of okra and cut in 1/2 inch length.
In a pan add oil and when hot add cumin seeds,chana dal, garlic and Okra.
Fry for 2 mins and add turmeric,salt and on medium low flame fry the okra until all sticky nature of okra is gone.
Now add finely chopped onion and cook on medium low flame until onion turn soft, frequently stir in between.
Once onions are soft add chilli powder and cook for another minute and then add chopped coriander and mix well.
Serve hot and enjoy with roti or rice.

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Carrot Cake with cream cheese frosting | Flavour Diary | Cake Recipe

Carrot Cake is one of my favorite cake, which i love to have a cafe shop along with my coffee. Each cafe has its own spices used, some with hint of orange/lemon or pineapple and some loads of dry fruits stuffed in and i love all the versions of it. 
Back in India when we were kids we were familiar with chocolate or vanilla or butterscotch, but when we moved to UK few years back i was exposed to all different tastes of i am sweet tooth person i tasted most of the desserts in world cuisine available here. 
Today's recipe is one of the recipe which i regular use for my carrot cake with few variations every time according to the availability of resources.This cake is easy to make and uses regular baking ingredients....Check the ingredients and steps below for detailed recipe.

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Serves: 12
Level: Moderate
Prep time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 40-50

Adapted from here


For Cake.....
2 cup + 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour (300 g)
2 medium carrot, grated (240 g)
3/4 cup brown sugar (150 g)
1 cup vegetable oil (120 ml)
4 eggs
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
Chopped Nuts ( as desired - i used Almonds)
1 teaspoon vanilla essence

For cream cheese frosting...
1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, at room-temperature (90 g)
1 cup confectioner’s sugar (120 g)
1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons cream cheese, softened (142 g)
1 teaspoon vanilla essence

  • Preheat oven to 350°F / 180°C .
  • Grease the pan(i used 8inch square) and line the parchment paper.
  •  In a bowl, Add egg and beat well until its liquidy and then add in brown sugar and vegetable oil. Whisk to combine.
  • Now shift in  flour, ground cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in to egg mixture.Fold until well combined.
  • Finally fold in grated carrot, roughly chopped nuts, Vanilla essence and fill in the baking pan.
  • Bake for 45 to 55 minutes, or until an inserted wooden stick comes out clean.
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Daal Pitthi |Dal ki Dulhan | Bihari Cuisine | Vegetarian | Flavour Diary

Dal-Pitthi is one of the comfort and famous food in eastern part of India mainly Bihar, UP and Madhya pradesh. Dal Pitthi is Basically Indian style Lentil soup with pasta in it. Dal mean lentils and Pitthi is Pasta made of whole wheat flour. Typically dal pithi is served with chokha which is mashed potatoes fried with some onions, green chillies and pickle masala. 
In today's recipe i have used red lentils (masoor dal) but you can use other lentils like toor dal, moong dal too.Check out the ingredients and steps below.
This month i have a participated in Shhhh cooking club where your partner gives two ingredients to work on it and cook for one particular regional(this time its bihar) and all other members in the group start guessing the ingredients and my secert ingredients were Lentils and Flour and my Yummy Dal Pitthi is what i made. I loved the challenge and hope to participate in many more challenges.This time i have been paired with Priya from Priya's Menu....dig in to her blog for other yummies and a recipe to find out what my secrete ingredients to her.

Level: easy
Total time: 40mins

1 cup:250 ml
1 tablespoon: 15ml
1 teaspoon:5ml


Masoor Dal /Red lentils : 1/2 cup
Water:3 cup
Turmeric: 1/4th teaspoon
Red Chilli Powder: 1 teaspoon (to taste)
Garam Masala Powder: 1/4 teaspoon
Salt to taste

Wheat flour: 1/2 cup
Salt: 1/2 teaspoon
Oil: 1 teaspoon
Water for making a stiff dough

Oil: 2 tablespoon
Cumin Seeds:1 teaspoon
Dry Red Chillies: 2 
Bay leaf : 1 or 2
Garlic chopped: 3
Onion Chopped: 1 small


  • Wash and soak Massor dal for 20mins.
  • Mix the ingredients under pasta and make a dough a keep a side for 15 mins
  • In a pressure cooker add water, soaked masoor dal, turmeric,chilli powder, garam masala powder. Bring the mixture to boil and keep it boiling for 5 more mins on medium flame.
  • While dal is boiling make pasta. Make 3 parts of the dough and Roll each part in big circle with 2 to 3 mm width. Now cut the small circles using cookie cutter /lid.
  • Take each small circle and pinch opposite sides of the dough to make flower shape and keep aside. And repeat the same for the rest of the dough. Your pasta is ready to go in dal.
  •  Now add pasta to the boiling dal and Close the lid and pressure cook for 1 or 2 whistles.
  • Once pressure is released,open the lid and check whether pasta and dal are cooked. Do the taste test and adjust the seasonings and add  water for desired consistency and tadka and bring the dal to boil and add chopped coriander and serve hot.
  • Tadka: In a small pan , add oil and once oil is hot add cumin seeds, Bay leaf, red chillies ,Chopped garlic and chopped onion and fry until onion turns golden brown.

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