Monday, August 17, 2015


If you're not an Indian or someone from Asia and can't handle a bit of spice this isn't for you. Orrrrrr....mayyyyyy-be you've been waiting for this recipe all your life to change your opinion on spicy food. I'd just read the other day that eating spicy food triggers endorphins in our system. Is that true? I don't really care. I've only got proof of one thing.

This right here is ah-mayyy-zing.

And don't worry, if you're really all that concerned of steam escaping from your ears then you could tone down the heat. For Indians, this is our regular spicy. I live amidst a sea of Arabs and a lot of my pals just cannot handle even a tiny bit of heat and before they finish even a bite, rush to the basin to gargle it all out.

I mean, c'mon. This shouldn't be spicier than hot buffalo wings though if you're into that sort of thing. Everyone is, right, right?! Enough droning on and on at the intro now. Let's dive into it! :D
Quick and Easy Spicy Fish Fillet: Crusty outside and juicy inside by Craft A Doodle Doo #food #easy #seafood #recipes

Growing up, mum made this hundreds of times on popular demand. Always with a side of tomato chutney and white rice. Bread works wonderfully as well and I prefer mine with bread. Dad and I love ours with freshy squeezed lemon on top of the fish's crusty exterior. Yum. You'll want to make sure you have good quality fish fillet for this otherwise it would ruin the whole experience. That's always the case with fish, isn't it?This dish would be made exclusively on Fridays at our place. I think that made it more special. Heck, I could eat this non-ceremoniously past bedtime and it would still feel special. Want to be made felt special? Here's how:

Succulent bites with a kick

Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 4


-500g fish fillet
-1 tsp red chili powder
-3/4 tsp green chili paste (or blend up a paste of 3 tbsp coriander/cilantro leaves and 2 green chilis)
-1/4th tsp turmeric powder
-1 tbsp ginger garlic paste. (You can also sub 50:50 of finely grated ginger and garlic)
-1 tsp coriander/cilantro powder
-1/2 tsp garam masala powder
-A pinch of ajwain (Carom seeds in English. You can sub oregano instead)
-Salt to taste
-1 tbsp lemon juice
-Vegetable oil for deep frying

For garnishing:
-1 tbsp chopped coriander/cilantro and mint leaves + Lemon wedges

How to:
1. Wash the fish fillet and cut it up into medium sized chunks (2-3 in.)
2.Marinate the fish in all the ingredients except the oil and set aside for an hour in the fridge.
3.Heat the oil in a non-stick pan and fry the fish on medium heat until golden-brown on either side.
4.Drain on a paper towel and serve hot garnished with coriander, mint and lemon wedges.

And there you have it. Congratulations. You've just pampered yourself like the true princess (prince?) that you are.

Quick and Easy Spicy Fish Fillet: Crusty outside and juicy inside by Craft A Doodle Doo #food #easy #seafood #recipes

If you liked this recipe don't forget to pin and share. Thank you for staying with me in this little rave session. And oh oh, I'm doing a new DIY round up of some of the prettiest room decor projects I've been curating. Stay tuned for that (it's taking longer than I thought) and if you're curious, you can follow along the behind the scenes of those on my Instagram page. It's a lively little place to visit. :D

Have a look at my other recipes here. Biryani anyone?

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015


Ah, a mega-edition of beauty product reviews! If you've ever read half a dozen reviews in one post this is the mother of them all and they are especially helpful to those like combination skin like mine.While scanning my earlier blog posts I've noticed how I haven't done a product review in ages which is mental because I think I'm in love with all the great deal of things I've gotten recently either as part of a haul or some awesome people in my life gifting them with reckless abandon, haha. You'll be delighted to know that none of these products are sponsored and my honest head-over-heels in love reviews. So let's start darling, shall we? ;)

10 Beauty Product Reviews MEGA-EDITION -Products combination-skinned girls will love! #beauty #skincare #products #combination #skin #reviews

Here's an overview of the products (in order of how they appear in the post) reviewed:

   1.1 Base Makeup
       -Mac Studio Fix Powder Foundation
       -Maybelline Dream Satin Skin Powder Foundation
       -Lakme CC Cream
       -Mac Studio Finish Cream Concealer

   1.2 Lip products
      -Forever 21 Love&Beauty Lipstick

   1.3 Eye Products
      -Dior 5 Colors Eye Palette in 566 Versailles
      -Barry M Eye Pencils in Bronze and Green
      -Bourjois Contour Clubbing Eye Pencil

   1.4  Makeup Palettes and Tools
       -Forever 21 Makeup Brush Set
       -Lancome Absolu Voyage Travel Palette

   2.1 Bath and Body Works Moroccan orchid and Twilight Woods body mist
   2.2 The Face Shop Real Nature Face Masks
   2.3 The Face Shop Aloe Gel
   2.4 Beesline Face Masks and Scrubs

Thursday, July 16, 2015


A quickie for a post today. I know we're all delightfully busy prepping our homes for the big day tomorrow and you'll be having tons of guests coming over or may probably be going as a guest yourself. Here's to showing that little extra affection all our loved ones deserve; print this out and gift it alongside that lovely box of chocolates and you're all set for a beautiful time!

Free Printable Eid Card by Craft A Doodle Doo #eid #printables #free #cards


If you're looking for envelopes to download or more pretty prints don't forget to check out my Freebie Gallery.

If you wish to share the printable digitally, please be a darling and credit back to Craft A Doodle Doo.

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A very blessed Eid to all my dear brothers and sisters worldwide and lots of love,



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