DIY Food and Cocktail Recipes


DIY Food and Cocktail Recipes

A wholesome meal and a scotch cocktail to go with it from the comfort of your own home. What else can one ask for? Here’s a chef’s special Goan fish curry and rice recipe to try at home. To compliment this meal, a beautiful Black & White cocktail that makes for a great brunch [or lunch] serve.

Black & White Spritzer


  • Black & White Scotch whisky 45 ml
  • Orange juice 20 ml
  • Fresh lime juice 15 ml
  • Ginger ale 90 ml


  • Add fresh lime juice, orange juice & whisky into the glass
  • Add ice stir well and top t up with ginger ale
  • Garnish it with orange zest

Tomato Rice

This is an ideal recipe to use leftover rice in a delicious manner, with the most minimal and basic ingredients.

Ingredients -:

  • Refined oil: 2 tablespoons
  • Black Mustard seeds: 1 tsp
  • Methi (fenugreek) seeds: 1/2 tsp
  • Whole dry red chilies: 3 pc
  • Curry leaves: 10 pc
  • Chopped tomatoes: 4 nos.
  • Red chili powder: 1/4 tsp
  • Whole black pepper: 1/2 tsp
  • Salt: to taste

Method -:

* Heat oil well for 2 to 3 minutes.

* Add the mustard seeds and let them splitter

* Now add Methi seeds, whole red chilies and curry leaves and sauté for a minute

* Add chopped tomatoes, salt, black pepper and red chili powder and sauté well for 3 to 4 minutes on low flame

* Add the rice. Sauté well. Check seasoning and serve hot.

* You can serve this with dals, or light curries.

* Stay safe. Stay home and wash your hands.

Goan Fish Curry


  • Fish: 1 kg cut into pieces (I used bekti). Marinate this with the juice of one lime, salt and a pinch of turmeric for 15 minutes.
  • Kashmiri red chilies / ordinary red chilies: 10 pc. (Soaked in water for 15 mins).
  • Red chili powder: 2 tsp.
  • Turmeric powder: 1 tsp.
  • Chopped fresh coconut: 1/2 cup.
  • Coriander seeds: 4 tsp.
  • Chopped onion: 1 pc.
  • Sliced onion: 1 pc.
  • Cumin seeds: 1 pc.
  • Sliced garlic: 5 cloves.
  • Tamarind water: 1/2 cup.
  • Tomato purée: 2 pc.
  • Green chilies slit: 1 pc.
  • Coconut milk: 1 cup.
  • Salt: to taste

Method -:

  • Take a blender and grind the chilies, red chili powder, fresh coconut, Coriander seeds, chopped onion, turmeric powder, garlic, cumin seeds and water to make a smooth paste.
  • Heat oil in a pan and sauté the sliced onions till they are golden brown.
  • Add the spice paste and sauté for 6 to 8 minutes.
  • Once the oil begins to separate from the paste add 5 cups of water, salt, tomato puree, green chilies and cook for another 6 to 8 minutes.
  • After 6 minutes, add the fish and let it cook for 4 minutes.
  • Taste and see if you want to add coconut milk or not. I add the coconut milk according to how tangy I want my curry to be.
  • Add the coconut milk and let the fish cook for another 4 minutes.
  • Check seasoning and serve.

DIY Food and Cocktail Recipes

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