Archive for October, 2009

A snack of fish tikkas cooked in a hot oven/tandoor.       PrepTime 10mins – Marinate 1hr minimum – CookTime 15mins – Serves 5       Ingredients : 600gm boneless fish 200 gm yoghurt a pinch of red chilli powder 1/2 tsp garam masala or 1/4 tsp each of red chili, cumin & pepper powders juice of 1 lemon 2 cloves garlic 1/2 inch ginger salt to taste pinch of chaat masala   Cooking Instructions: 1. Wash and [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Oct - 26 - 2009 Add Comments READ FULL POST

A traditional Parsi dish with Persian & Gujarati influences; A time-consuming preparation of meat cooked with spices, lentils & vegetables.     PrepTime 10mins – CookTime 45mins – Serves 5     Ingredients: 500g mutton pieces 2 large onion, chopped 2 chopped tomatoes 2 bayleaves 1tsp turmeric 1/2 cup fresh coriander – chopped   Daals soaked for 1 hour: 1/4 cup.val dal 1/4 cup masoor dal 1/4 cup moong dal 1 cups tuvar dal   Vegetables (as available): 50 gm [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Oct - 25 - 2009 Add Comments READ FULL POST

Spicy cutlets of minced prawns – a traditional Parsi snack.   PrepTime 5mins – CookTime 20mins – Serves 5       Ingredients:  300g shelled & deveined prawns 1 egg 1tbsp Worcestershire sauce 1 chopped green chilli <!–[if gte mso 10]> /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:”Table Normal”; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:””; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:”Times New Roman”,”serif”;} <![endif]–>1 large onion – chopped finely 6 garlic pods – crushed 1/2 tsp turmeric pwd [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Oct - 25 - 2009 Add Comments READ FULL POST

An Indo-Chinese recipe for Cauliflower dumplings in a traditional Chinese Manchurian sauce.       PrepTime 15mins – CookTime 30mins – Serves 4     Ingredients : 1 small cauliflower clean and broken into big florettes. 1 small bunch spring onoin finely chopped 2 tsp. ginger finely chopped 1 tsp. garlic finely chopped 1/4 cup plain flour 3 tbsp. cornflour 1/4 tsp. red chilli powder 2 red chillies, dry 3 tbsp. oil 1 1/2 cups water 1 tbsp. Milk   [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Oct - 25 - 2009 Add Comments READ FULL POST

A spicy yoghurt-based gravy which contains fried chickpea-flour-dumplings called ‘pakoras’, eaten with rice/ roti. PrepTime 5mins – CookTime 20mins – Serves 2           Ingredients: 6 cups curd 5 tsp Gram flour 1 tsp Mustard seed 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder 2 Green chillies chopped 1″ piece: Ginger (finely chopped) 1/2 tsp Asafoetida powder 6 tsp Oil 3 cups Water 1 tbsp sugar Salt to taste For Pakoras 1 cup Gram flour 2 Onions (medium sized) – finely [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Oct - 25 - 2009 Add Comments READ FULL POST

A light fluffy/ spongy Spanish Omelette stuffed with spinach & cheese.         PrepTime 5mins – CookTime 10mins – Serves 4       Ingredients: 2 tbsp olive oil 3 medium potatoes – peeled, sliced and lightly dusted with salt 1 white onion, minced. 4 minced garlic cloves 1 ripe tomato – finely diced 5 eggs Salt to taste 1 chopped green chili 1/2 cup chopped fresh spinach leaves 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese/ any grated cheese you favor. [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Oct - 22 - 2009 Add Comments READ FULL POST

A spicy recipe for lamb chops cooked in vinegar & wine and a rich assortment of traditional Goan whole spices       PrepTime 30mins – CookTime 30mins – Serves4       Ingredients: 8 flat lamb ribs (bone along 1 edge/side) 4 whole red dried chilies 1/2 tsp peppercorns 1 tsp turmeric pwd 1/2 tsp red chili pwd 4 tbsp lime juice 1 tsp cumin pwd 1 inch cinnamon stick 6 cardamoms 1 large chopped onion 6 garlic cloves [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Oct - 22 - 2009 Add Comments READ FULL POST

A creamy North Indian black lentil gravy with cottage cheese/ paneer influences topped with a generous dollop of butter       PrepTime 5mins – CookTime 15mins – Serves 2     Ingredients: 1 cup kaali daal/ whole masoor daal – soaked overnight or for 1 hour if you have a pressure cooker. 1/2 kg paneer/ cottage cheese cubes 2 cups fresh cream – beaten salt to taste 2 tsp sugar 1/2 tsp red chili pwd 1/2 tsp turmeric pwd [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Oct - 21 - 2009 Add Comments READ FULL POST

A creamy sweet-spicy North Indian gravy of fenugreek leaves (methi), cream (malai) & green peas (matar).         PrepTime 5mins – CookTime 10mins – Serves 2       Ingredients: 1 cup fresh cream 1 cup frozen peas 2 tbsp ghee 1 tbsp butter 2 cups methi (fenugreek) leaves salt to taste 1/4 tsp pepper pwd 1/4 tsp turmeric pwd 1/2 tsp cumin pwd 1/2 tsp cardamon pwd 1/4 tsp cinnamon pwd a pinch of asafoetida 1 chopped [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Oct - 21 - 2009 Add Comments READ FULL POST

A spicy potato dish from the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh with strong tones of pepper, garlic & coconut. PrepTime 2mins – CookTime 15mins – Serves 4   Ingredients: 2 large potatoes 2 medium chopped onions 1 sprig curry leaves 1 tsp cumin seeds 1 tsp mustard seeds half a garlic – about 8-10 cloves – chopped. salt to taste 2 chopped green chillies/ whole dried red chilies 1 tbsp freshly ground pepper 1 tbsp sugar 3 tbsp dessicated [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Oct - 21 - 2009 Add Comments READ FULL POST

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