Chicken Tikka Masala

To be honest, i tried the butter chicken recipe but later it ended up like this . I grilled the chicken ,did all stuff  from the enormous recipes i got for butter chicken and finally i felt this is same as Chicken Tikka Masala. So i opted out the last butter part and this was a perfect match with chapathi. Actually what is the difference between butter chicken and chicken tikka masala ? I think i have to do some research on this .Anyways this dish was good and im happy with the response from BJ & Malu.

Prawn Roast

My husband likes this sea food items very much and thats why i see my posts are mostly related to fish, crab, squid etc. And for all curries i have a roast/masala recipe too :) Anyways Prawns are very good to roast and luckily Malu also likes this. She doesnt eat fish /crab, but prawn is her favourite.Thank God, i dont have to think about other menu for her whenever i make prawns at home. Its very difficult to decide the menu with seperate item for each. Father is happy with fish while daughter is very unhappy, prawns make everyone happy. Long live Prawns :)

It's nice to have some cocunut slices in this gravy, but i didnt have that.

Crab in coconut gravy

My recent explorations are again with Crab. This time i was fed up with the usual roast/masala recipes so tried the regular coconut gravy and this was a hit. BJ liked it better than the roast one , but i like the other version. This goes very well with chapathis, kuppose or even with some plain rice.

Crab Masala

Crab came into our house menu very recently, not more than 6 months. In my childhood or till i got married i never came across a single crab dish in any of my/relatives house. Pappa had a strong dislike for these stuff like crab, squid etc and i also considered them as some dirty creatures.

After coming to Kuwait we stayed for sharing accommodation with one Telugu family. They used to cook crab every now and then and i had to run out of the whole house due to this stingy smell and i stayed away  from the crab section in the fish market. To my horror BJ was interested in these items, but he never forced me to buy and try. Last year when we went to Dubai, i told my sister about this Crab Mania and then she ordered Crab masala from some hotel, i tasted a little and it was amazingly delicious. It was more to the sweet end and i liked it. But the cleaning part made me hesitant to make a try. Recently i learned my maid is an expert in Crab. Wow, so here starts the explorations!!

I bought crab 2,3 times now and she cleaned it very nicely , the cooking part is not that much tough, but i felt the eating part is much more difficult. Still i havent tasted the good crab flesh taste because i take long time to break all these shell and after a few minutes i gets irritated and chew all the stuff together. Anyways BJ is having a good time , thats enough for me .

I followed Mishmash's Crab Roast  with some instincts from myself and it turned out really good .