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Irish Shepherd’s Pie – Minced Lamb Meat | Exotic Wednesday with Madraasi


Shepherd’s Pie is one such delicious and yum recipe from Irish Cuisine. As I have been sharing exotic recipes on wednesday’s, I love to go for this Shepherd’s Pie for this week. Shepherd’s pie is commonly prepared with minced beef, fish, lamb and chicken. My first attempt of shepherd pie with Minced meat, we all liked it to the core. Let me share the recipe…

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  • Minced meat (lamb) – 300 gms
  • Onions – 100 gms
  • Carrots – 50 gms
  • Lamb Stock – 1 cup
  • Worcester sauce – 1 ½ tbsp
  • Cheese – 100 gms
  • Boiled and mashed potatoes – 3 cups
  • Butter – 2 tbsp + 2 tbsp (for mashed potato and tempering)
  • Oregano – ¼ tsp
  • Rosemary – ½ tsp
  • Chilli powder – 1 ¼ tsp
  • Salt to taste

Making of Shepherd’s Pie –


  • Peel and finely chop the onions and carrots,
  • Mash the potatoes to a paste by adding salt.
  • Heat 2 tbsp of butter in a heavy bottomed vessel, add onions and cook for few mins.
  • Add the carrots, cook until they turn soft.
  • Add oregano, rosemary, chili powder, salt and cook until the raw smell goes off.
  • Add the minced meat, pour the Worcester sauce and lamb stock, cover and cook until the gravy thickens and the meat becomes soft.
  • Meanwhile preheat the microwave to 180-degree C.
  • Take ramekins or a baking tray, add a spoonful of minced meat to the bowl, layer it with a spoonful of mashed potato, level it with the spoon.
  • Top it with the grated cheese and bake for 10 10 15 mins at 180-degree C or until the cheese turns golden brown in color.
  • Remove the ramekins from the microwave.

Serve hot.

Fish Muffin – April Fool Recipe


Want to fool your kids, then try out this recipe. I gave my son this as muffin, he had it and told me, “Mom, where does your innovation takes you, why you want to make a spicy muffin which is salty. Really too bad”. My daughter laughed out and told him, “It’s fish cutlet, we shaped it as muffin and gave you and shouted APRIL FOOL”.

As it’s Friday, I am taking it Fiesta Friday #113 hosted by Angie@thenovicegarderner.

Let us move on to the recipe…

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Fish Muffin

Fish Muffin


  • Sheer Fish – ½ kg
  • Potatoes – 2 nos
  • Green chilies – 1 no
  • Black pepper powder – 1 tsp
  • Cumin powder – ½ tsp
  • Eggs – 3 nos
  • Olive oil – 2 tsp
  • Salt to taste


  • Boil the fish in water with salt, once boiled, drain the water, separate the fish from bones. Keep it aside. Mash them well.
  • Boil potatoes, peel the skin and mash them well (no lumps should be formed).
  • In a wide mouth bowl, take the mashed fish, mashed potato, sprinkle little salt, pepper powder, break 2 eggs and cumin powder.
  • Mix them well with your hands (no lumps should be formed).
  • Pour in 2 tsp of olive oil and mix them.
  • Divide it to small portions and roll them to a ball and shape them like muffin or buns.
  • Beat the leftover egg with a fork until fluffy.
  • Preheat the oven to 180 degree C.
  • Grease the muffin tray, with little oil and gently place the fish pieces and grease them with the beaten egg.
  • Bake until it turns golden in color or for 5 mins.
  • Remove from the oven.

Cut it to two pieces and serve hot.



As the most of us (India) gearing up for Diwali, let me do something unique – It’s our HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION.

Taking it to Fiesta Friday #194 hosted by Angie@thenovicegarderner.

Halloween is known as Allhalloween or All Hallows Eve or All Saints Eve, it is a yearly celebration observed in a number of countries on 31 October. It is an ancient festival celebrated by Celtic People over 2,000 years ago.

Straddling the line between fall and winter plenty and paucify, life and death, Halloween is a time of celebration and superstition.

Actually this day is marked as the end of the summer and the harvest and the beginning of the dark, cold winter, and they believed that the ghosts of the dead would come to the world on this (October 31) night and so people would light bonfire, dress up themselves as ghosts, left treats on the door steps, lit candles along the roads to help loved ones find their way back to the spirit world.

Above information collected from Wikipedia and few sites.

Just like that in our home, we loved to watch some horror movies and when kids came across this Halloween celebration through CARTOON Channels, they wanted to celebrate a home. So, we have trying out some crafts works for decoration and few foods for Halloween.

Stayed tuned for our Halloween Celebrations and click on the below link for the recipes and the procedure for making the paper crafts.

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