Couch Movie List – from us to you …

Here is a personal list of movies we would recommend that you can watch and enjoy, especially while you are bored at home.

It is a list we have personally made over time and will look to keep it updated. It is just not any list, there is definitely an element of quality and hence you will see mostly 6 and above IMDB for each our suggeestions. We have enjoyed these movies. Hope it suits your taste.

Prisoners (2013)


When the police take time to find Keller Dover’s daughter and her friend, he decides to go on a search himself. His desperation leads him closer to finding the truth and also jeopardises his own life.

Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)


Queen, a British rock band, sets out to achieve musical superstardom. At the same time, lead singer Freddie Mercury faces personal struggles pertaining to his ego and sexuality.

Four Lions (2010)


A group of young Muslim men living in Sheffield decide to wage jihad, and they hatch an inept plan to become suicide bombers. Omar (Riz Ahmed) and Waj (Kayvan Novak) have a brief, disastrous run at a Pakistan training camp, while Faisal (Adeel Akhtar) works on an unlikely scheme to train birds to carry bombs. Their ill-conceived plan culminates at the London Marathon with their bumbling attempts to disrupt the event while dressed in outlandish costumes.

Billu (2009)


The people in a village discover that Billu, a poor barber, is a childhood friend of the superstar Sahir Khan, who has arrived for a film shoot. They shower him with favours to introduce them to him.

Shor in the City (2010)


In the city of Mumbai, an NRI businessman, a small-time crook and a budding cricketer grapple with life-changing choices during the chaotic period of the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi.

Do Dooni Chaar (2010)


The Duggal family wants to raise their standard of living. Now, it is up to the head of the family, who is a school teacher, to make the most of the opportunity that comes knocking at his door.

Two Popes (2019)



Behind the Vatican walls, Pope Benedict and the future Pope Francis must find common ground to forge a new path for the Catholic Church.

Extraction (2020)


A black-market mercenary who has nothing to lose is hired to rescue the kidnapped son of an imprisoned international crime lord. But in the murky underworld of weapons dealers and drug traffickers, an already deadly mission approaches the impossible.

Kaamyaab (2018)


An actor rethinks his planned retirement after realizing he is on the cusp of completing his 500th film.

Bala (2019)


Bala, a young man, suffers from premature balding and struggles to measure up to social beauty standards. When his insecurity threatens his marriage, he seeks the help of a dark-complexioned lawyer.

The Lift Boy (2019)


When a lazy young man replaces his father as the elevator operator of a posh residential complex, what he sees as menial work soon takes on new meaning.

Bulbbul (2020)


Bulbbul is fashioned as a sharply relevant fable. It is a powerfully feminist, revisionist tale of a woman wronged, and it is told with economy, precision, style and feeling.

The Intern (2015)


Ben Whittaker, a 70-year-old widower, realises that he is not cut out for retirement. He then applies to become a senior intern for a sceptical boss at an online fashion site.

The Life of David Gale (2013)


Professor David, who is against capital punishment, finds himself convicted in a similar case. In order to prove his innocence, Bloom, a journalist, decides to investigate his case.

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Mangalorean Pork Chilly Recipe

Mangalorean Pork chilly is a spicy and typical side or starter dish which sends the taste buds racing. Much to my amazement, this dish is a signature manglorean / goan dish and the google search reflects that. There are definitely other references to Chinese and Bong variations. Chinese was a more sweeter variation. Sweet and meat do not go hand in hand for me.

One of the first time I tasted this amazing dish was my last trip to Mangalore and would highly recommend visiting Managala Bar, Mangalore. It serves and amazing pork chilly with a chilled beer with an amazing ambience. For more details there is a helpful zomato link below.

You’ll Need:

  • 1 kg Pork
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper or Capscicum
  • 2- 3 medium onions
  • 6 green chillies
  • 3 tablespoons of ginger & garlic paste
  • 6 flakes garlic
  • 1 tsp bafat powder
  • 1 tsp pepper powder
  • 2 tablespoons soya sauce (Preferably Dark Soya Sauce)
  • 1 tablespoon chilli sauce / schezwan sauce
  • Salt
  • Vinegar (1 tablespoon)
  • Optional : Garnish with spring Onion

What to do:

  • If you have the luxury of a friendly butcher ensure the meat pieces are cut into small chunks or use the favourite words “curry pieces” and wash. (Some butchers will magically know what you need)
  • After washing the meat, ensure the excess water is drained in the colander.
  • Transfer it to a glass vessel and add add ginger garlic paste, salt and vinegar and let it marinate for 30 minutes at the max overnight. Marinating some food too long can result in tough, dry, or poor texture.
  • After marination boil for 20 minutes adding very little water. 
  • Optionally, once the meat cools down, if needed slice pork further into thin slices and keep aside.
  • In a pan with 3 tablespoons of oil, fry the thinly sliced onions, green bell pepper and green chillies and the flakes of garlic for 2 minutes. Once done keep aside.
  • Now in the same pan, add sufficient oil for a shallow fry, (for those who are little lost – shallow fry means the oil / fat covers only the lower part of the food in contact with the vessel.). Fry till the meat slices are light brown on both sides.  Ensure the meat is cooked while wrapping up this stage.
  • Now it is time to bring everything together, in a seperate non stick vessel add the vegetables followed by the bafat powder, pepper powder and soya sauce and chilli sauce.  Mix well. Cook on medium flame for 2 mins.
  • Add the fried meat to this saucy mixture and let it cook for 5 more minutes. 
  • Optionally garnish with spring onion.

Enjoy !

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