Empanadas & L ‘aqu’arium

16 Jun

Empanadas is a Spanish Stuffed pie. Usually stuffed with Meat,  Chicken, Seafood potatoes and other vegetables. It is also spread over other countries like Argentina, chile, Mexico, US to name a few.

I have done this empanadas with complete variation from selection of flour for dough, to the stuffing.


For Stuffing

  1. Chicken – 250gms , cut in to small bite size pieces
  2. Ginger paste – 1 tsp
  3. Garlic paste – 1 tsp
  4. Onion – 1 medium ,finely chopped
  5. Tomato – 1, finely chopped
  6. Bell Pepper – 1 cup , cut in to small bite size pieces
  7. Mushroom – 1/2 cup, cut in to bite size  pieces
  8. Oil – 1 Tbs
  9. Garam Masala – 1/2 tsp
  10. Chilli Powder – 1 tsp
  11. Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  12. Turmeric – 1/4 tsp
  13. Coriander leaves – 2 Tbs finely chopped
  14. Salt for taste
  15. Cheese – to add it with  stuffing while assembly

For dough

  1. Wheat flour – 1 cup
  2. Water – 1/2 – 3/4 cup
  3. Salt a little
  4. Baking powder – 1/2 tsp
  5. Margarine – 2 Tbs

Stuffing                                                                                                                                              & Assembly


1. For the stuffing add oil to the hot pan. Add the Onion and saute it till golden brown color. Add Ginger garlic paste followed by chicken.

2. After adding the chicken saute it for 2 min. Add the spice powder turmeric, chilli, coriander and garam masala powder. Add the salt and mix it up.

3. Add the tomatoes and cook for 5 minutes or until it becomes soft and mashable. Add the vegetables and cook for 5 more minutes.

4. Add the chopped coriander leaves and the stuffing is done.

5.  Now make the dough. Add all the ingredients under dough and mix it well to make a soft dough.

6. Dust a little of flour to the rolling board and roll the dough in to approx 2 -3 cm thickness of desired shape.  In the center add the stuffing and cheese.Finally fold it at the edges.

7. Preheat the oven at bake it for 20 min at 180 C in the medium rack.

8. When it is done cut in to pieces and serve it warm.


L Aquarium – Europe’s Largest Aquarium.

This is one of the famous attractions of Barcelona. Located in the Port Vell and has a 80m long underwater tunnel with different sea water species. When you travel with kids this is the amazing place to take them and make them enjoy. The entrance fee is 22Euros fo

Some pictures of the Aquarium.

I don’t know this guys name.This was one among many fishes.

Cuttle Fish also called as Sea Chameleon. It has the capability to change its color when needed.

Sea Horse. The female deposit the eggs to the males pouch, and the male seahorse fertilize the eggs .(wikipedia)

Anemones. There were different colorful ones. A few of them……..

Dont eat me, I am poisonous. (This was the tag on the information board for this fish)

Sting Ray.

This guy was the main attraction there. There were 3 of them I could count, really large ones.

The very next building to this aquarium is the IMAX 3D. As we have already watched IMAX 3D movies many times in our place, we did n’t visit this time in Barcelona.


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  1. Priya

    June 16, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    Tempting empanadas, droolworthy dish..Beautiful clicks, thanks for this virtual treat..

  2. Suman Singh

    June 16, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    hi sridevi, pie looks wonderful and delicious…love all the photos…superb…

  3. praniskitchen

    June 16, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    really delicios to see these kind of international dishes..good one da. u made it in indian style with garam masala and all..
    aquarium pics looks superb..hope u had a wonderful time.

  4. arthi

    June 17, 2010 at 9:30 am

    Hi Sridevi,
    yummy empanadas, nice presentation dear!!

  5. Sushma Mallya

    June 17, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    Beautiful pics again and dish looks very tempting, new and yummy

  6. tasteofbeirut

    June 18, 2010 at 4:27 am

    wonderful post! the empanadas look delicious; I love aquariums and this one is wonderful!

  7. Malar Gandhi

    June 18, 2010 at 8:15 am

    Looks delicious.

  8. Treat and Trick

    June 18, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    Amazing pics and this is so delicious, love the skin, it’s almost fatless…

  9. Suja Sugathan

    June 18, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    Looks wonderful and tempting..nice recipe and superb pic dear..