I am an amateur and self-taught cook. I started in my post-college days when I had to cook for myself and couldn’t stand doing the basic stuff over and again. I’m used to preparing in small volume (4-8 people or meals). My mother is used to preparing for 20-40 people.

Day at The Beach (Lobster & sausage paella, image: Rawn Shah)

Day at The Beach (Lobster & sausage paella, image: Rawn Shah)

Mostly I cook from what I understand about a recipe. If it is something I’ve never made before, I do look at recipes but generally adjust them to what I think would be better. I remember and decipher tastes quite decently. On the other hand, I try to vary things almost every time. This has made my cooking inconsistent and no recipe has been the exact same multiple times. In the last few years never really made my own recipes until my wife asked me to write them down. I decided to post some of my recipes here since folks keep asking. It’ll grow slowly as I write down more of what I remember.

The Uncategorized


  • (Indian) generic Curry Chicken
  • (North Indian) Mughlai chicken curry
  • (Thai) Green Curry Chicken
  • (Jamaican) Ox-tail curry
  • (Ethiopian) Doro-wat chicken
  • (Malaysian) Beef Rendang
  • (Bengali) Sweet Macher Jhol (Fish curry)
  • (Bengali) Keema

Pastas & Noodle dishes

  • (Thai) Pad Thai
  • (French/Italian) Crab & seafood linguini in a garlic sauce
  • (French) Crab & sausage linguini in a cream/alfredo sauce
  • (SE Asian) Breakfast noodles (w/ egg, chicken, veges)

Rice & Casseroles

  • Not-so-simple white rice
  • Festive rice
  • Biryani chicken
  • Pulao (chicken)
  • Paella Valenciana
  • Paella with mixed seafood
  • Paella with rabbit
  • Jambalaya – chicken, shrimp, sausage
  • (Korean) Bibimbap – beef and vegetables on rice

Eggs, Omelettes, Scrambles, Quesadillas

  • Simple Egg & shallot
  • Simple Onion, serrano
  • Breakfast burritos – Sausage, potatoes, onion, green peppers, muenster or cheddar cheese
  • Chicken, spinach, serrano, cheddar
  • Sausage, potatoes, onion, green peppers, cheddar, malagueta peppers
  • Sriracha Deviled eggs
  • Quesadillas
  • Indian quesadillas – Paratha quesadillas

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