EASTER SPECIAL: Spicy Roast Chicken

We are less than a week away from Easter, and in the the UK we have a 4 day long weekend to celebrate Easter. My to-do list is almost sorted. Plans have been made to visit church, time for long distance calls to family, friends to get-together, sharing of home cooked meals, drinks, more meals, more drinks, and […]

Boiled Eggs in a Mangalore Style Hot, Sweet and Sour Gravy without Coconut.

Well we are well into the Lenten season, and for the past couple of weeks our diet has been mainly Vegetarian with the odd Seafood, Chicken or Eggs. (Meat is so hardwired into our systems, don’t think any Mangi Catholic can actually abstain from any form of meat 😉 but for those who do…Kudos 🙂 […]

Pork Pepper Fry

We Mangi’s ( Mangalorean Catholics) love Pork and for us there is no celebration without Pork 🙂  You will find Pork served at most Mangalorean Catholic Weddings, Birthday parties, Anniversaries, Christmas parties or any happy occasion.  This tasty Pork Pepper fry is a much loved family recipe. Hubby loves it. A very simple dish that requires no […]

Mangalore Bafat Powder

This is my Mom’s recipe for the Mangalore Bafat/ Baffat/ Baffad powder. She uses it to make her famous Pork Bafat which is very well appreciated, loved, and a BIG HIT at many parties!! This powder is so versatile, will help you dish up many a chicken, mutton, fish or vegetable curry in a jiffy without […]

Utterly Butterly Delicious: Davangere Benne Dosa.

Dosa or Dosé or Dosai is a fermented crepe or pancake made from rice batter and black lentils. I am not much of a Dosa fan, and thats probably why you will find only 2 recipes for dosas in my collection, one being Mangalorean Panpole (Neer dosa), and other being Appams, but being a Foodie, I am willing […]

Goan Pork Ribs and a Free CookBook??

Well a lot has happened since my last blog post.    My Cookbook Giveaway which began early this week is well underway. (If you missed my last post I am giving away “Annabel Karmel’s 100 Family Meals Cookbook” to one lucky reader. Simply enter to win here.  Also “Tickle My Senses” has been Nominated in the “Best Food Blog […]

Simple Hot and Sour Fish Curry without Coconut/ Amshi Tikshi Fish Curry-3

Mangalore owing to its Coastal location is known for its bountiful fish and Mangaloreans for their love of making and eating fish.  Every Mangalorean Catholic household has its own set of recipes for making fish curries, and believe me each one’s curry will vary in taste and flavour based on the permutation and combination of […]


I cannot believe my blog has been around for over 3 years. It surely has gone by quick!  There has been over 150 recipes published, over 350 facebook followers and 90 blogger members, with 1.5 lakh page views from 151 different countries…….I feel happy and blessed to have had this opportunity and platform to meet so […]

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Oreos and a Nutella Cream Cheese Frosting.

Well to celebrate Valentine’s Day ( yes I celebrated early to bring this recipe to you in time for Valentine’s),  I baked these delicious Red velvet cupcakes, and must say they are truly magical. The rich deep red colour of ‘love’ in a cupcake, with the ‘not to miss’  ‘divine chocolate’ lusciousness in the Nutella […]

Prawns Fried with Crushed Mustard Seeds.

Presenting a refreshingly new style of enjoying prawns. Prawns in a brand new avatar, fried in a freshly ground paste of mustard seeds thats gives you a lovely nose tingling pungency. Flavours brought to you from Bengal in a recipe by the ‘Queen of Curries’ “Madhur Jaffrey”. Very easy to prepare, and if you do like the flavour […]