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Bhindi Kurkure – Crispy Spiced Okra

View my step-by-step video I hope you’re excited, because today I’m going to share a recipe for Bhindi Kurkure. Bhindi is Okra in Hindi and Kurkure translates to crunchy and is also the name of a popular commercial snack in India so the name is synonymous with something you know and expect to pack a …


Fluffy Pancakes

View my step-by-step video Many many years ago, a coworker and a close friend Laurel McGregor, bought me a Donna Hay magazine. At that time, I didn’t even know who she was but was fascinated by the magazine and the recipes in it. I decided to try my hand at Blueberry pancakes that promised to …


Bloody Mary Linguine

View my step by step video Inspired by a Gordon Ramsay recipe, I’m going to prepare a delicious Bloody Mary Linguine. Linguine is tossed with a delicious tomato based sauce flavoured with Celery salt, Worstersire woosterchire sauce and Tabasco. It’s finished off with tomatoes and Olives and garnished with fresh Parsley. Print Yum Bloody Mary …


Mushroom 65

Mushrooms are battered with beaten egg and cornstarch, sautéed and cooked in a delicious 65 masala that is typically made with the popular Chicken 65. Suggestions to make a vegetarian/vegan version is included.

Chicken 65 is a very popular dish in India. With it’s strange name, it’s origins are debatable. Some people think that it was named for it’s 65 ingredients, other think the chicken had to be 65 days old. The story I choose to believe is the old British Canteen that simply had a typesetting boo boo and the name just stuck.

Mushroom 65


  • 1 red onion finely chopped
  • 2 tbsps chopped garlic
  • 2 tbsps chopped green chillies
  • 1 cup(approx) fresh curry leaves
  • 2 tbsps ginger and garlic paste
  • 2 tbsps red chilli paste or Sambal Oelek
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • salt
  • red food coloring with a little water
  • oil
  • 7-8 Mushrooms
  • 1 beaten egg
  • cornstarch


  1. Dip the Mushrooms in the egg mixture and add cornstarch. Mix well and keep aside
  2. Heat some oil and saute the onion, followed by the garlic and chillies and cook till the onion is soft
  3. Add curry leaves
  4. Add the ginger and garlic paste and cook for a few minutes, till the rawness is gone
  5. Add the chilli paste and powdered spices and mix well
  6. Add some salt and the food coloring
  7. Add more water if too dry
  8. Add the mushrooms, coat well in the masala and serve