Shrimp Taco Salad

Ingredients Shrimps ….small to medium sized ….. 8-10 Tortilla chips …………………………………….1 cup; diced Onion ………………………………………………1 medium; chopped Tomato …………………………………………….1 medium; diced Coriander / cilantro leaves ……………….1/2 cup; chopped Avocado ……………………………………………1 medium; diced Romaine Lettuce ………………………………2 cups; sliced Red Kidney Beans ……………………………..1/2 cup; boiled/ steamed Black Olives………………………………………..1/2 cup; sliced Green Bell Pepper (Capsicum) ……………1 medium; diced…

Oreo Cream Cheese Chocolate Truffles

It is not everyday that you turn 30. Today is that special day for me. After having constant “surprises” every year on my birthday and getting a cake from my loved ones, I had to do something non-conventional for the big 3 – O! I decided to make my own cake. It is not fancy,…

Cake Mugs

Any one craving for a quick sweet treat at home? Then you have got to try this recipe out. Call it what you want … Cake-in-a-mug, microwave cake, or just cake mugs. It tastes good. I got this simple idea from another website. It has a list of a variety of cakes. I am giving you…

Malai Chicken Kebab

Malai Chicken Kebab is also known as Reshmi Chicken Kebab. It is one of the many types of Indian kebabs that are made through out the country. The word malai  in literally means cream in Hindi which is the national language of India and Reshmi means silk.  This kebab got its name because of how juicy and succulent these…

Chicken Fajitas

It was a slow week in Cookathon’s kitchen. It was time to take a small break after the Eid holidays. After all the festivities and the impromptu get-togethers of family and friends, I must say, it was a much needed break from all the cooking. All week long I have been surviving on light sandwiches….

Double Desert

Eid Mubarak to you all! It is Eid in Dubai!! The festive season of the middle east is on. And festivals only mean one thing. Sweets and deserts. I personally do not have a sweet tooth, but I sure can appreciate the cravings my loved ones have for sugar.  Many of you might be aware of…

Tiramisu

Tiramisu literally means pick me up in Italian, metaphorically suggesting make me happy. Its simple to make but requires some time to get the dessert to set. Marsala wine is mixed with espresso coffee in the authentic recipe. But I have left the wine out since I refrain from drinking alcohol. As the name suggests,…

Diner Styled Burgers

Recently my brother came home with premium quality minced beef shaped into burger patties that were bigger in size than any burger I have seen … be it on TV or for real. In my mind all I could think of was how I could get into my ‘Cookathon Mode’ and create something flavour filled…

Diner Style Burger

Ingredients Minced Lamb/ Beef ………..250 grams Onion …………………………1 medium; thick slices Cheddar Cheese singles ….2 Jalapeños …………………….3-4 pieces Parsley ………………………..10-12 leaves Sesame Burger Bun ………..2 Ketchup Worcestershire Sauce ……1 tablespoon Olive Oil ……………………..1 tablespoon Cabbage Salt and Pepper …………….seasoning Method Caramelize the onions on the electric grill by adding olive oil and Worcestershire sauce and…

Apple Sauce

This is a simple home made sauce that can be used to compliment our  cereals, pancakes or waffles or pound cakes, ice creams and milkshakes. A small pinch of salt brings out the earthy flavour of the cinnamon and nutmeg spices in this sauce. And using fresh apples and sugar helps keep the sauce for long…