Archive for November, 2009

Brinjal/ Eggplant slices dusted with a medley of spices & pan-fried, grilled or roasted.   PrepTime 5mins – CookTime 12mins – Serves 4       Ingredients: 1 large long brinjal/ eggplant 1/4 tsp turmeric pwd 1/4 tsp cumin pwd 1/4 tsp pepper pwd 1/4 tsp red-chili pwd 1/2 tsp salt olive oil   Cooking Instructions: 1. Cut the eggplant into 1/2cm-thin slices 2. Dust them with all the powders, salt & drizzle with 2 tbsp olive oil – toss [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Nov - 29 - 2009 2 Comments READ FULL POST

Okra cooked in a curried medley of ground spices.   PrepTime 20mins – CookTime 20mins – Serves 4 Ingredients: 1/2 kg medium size okras (not big) 2 handfuls peanuts (w/o the skin) 1 cup dessicated coconut 2 green chillies 1/2 tbsp pepper corns salt to taste 1/2 tsp turmeric pwd 2 chopped large onion 1/4 -1/2 cup curry leaves cooking oil 2 ripe medium tomatoes -chopped 1/4 tsp cumin pwd 1 tbsp corriander pwd 1 tsp sugar   Cooking Instructions: [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Nov - 29 - 2009 Add Comments READ FULL POST

A minty biryani with paneer & a host of fresh vegetables)     PrepTime 30mins – CookTime 30mins – Serves 4     Ingredients: For the masala: 1/2 bunch pudina/mint 1 bunch coriander (mint & coriander in 1:2 ratio) 2 tbsp dessicated coconut 1 handful roasted peanuts 1 tbsp coriander seeds 1/2 tsp jeera/cumin 5-6 peppercorns 1/2 tsp haldi/turmeric pwd 1/2 onion 2 red chillies or 2-3 green chillies 6 cloves garlic 1/2 inch ginger. 500g paneer cubes 3 small [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Nov - 28 - 2009 Add Comments READ FULL POST

Bell-peppers stuffed with a flavorful mix of paneer/cottage cheese & vegetables like carrots, peas & potatoes.     PrepTime 20mins – CookTime 20mins – Serves 4       Ingredients : 4 medium bell peppers of any color 200g paneer cubes (small) 100g grean peas 1 medium finely chopped onion 1 medium size potato – cut in small cubes 1 carrot – cut as the potatoes 2 green chilies – chopped 1/2 bunch coriander leaves 1/4 tsp red-chili pwd 1/4 [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Nov - 28 - 2009 Add Comments READ FULL POST

Heavenly if grilled by the beach, this Goan style green-masala grilled fish is easily one of my most FAV recipes of all time!   PrepTime 20mins – Cook Time 20mins – Serves 4     Ingredients : 4 small white pomfrets or 2 big ones salt, pepper & lime-juice to marinade For the masala: 1 bunch mint leaves 1.5 bunch coriander leaves 2 large onions chopped 1 tsp garlic-ginger paste salt to taste oil to cook 1/4 cup tamrind extract [...]

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

Super-yummy deep-fried cigar-shaped chicken starters for any occasion       PrepTime 10mins – CookTime 10mins – Serves 5           Ingredients : 1.5 cups minced chicken 2 tbsp minced onion 1 cup chicken stock or 1/2 cube chicken stock dissolved in 1 cup hot water 1.5 tbsp flour 1/2 tsp chili pwd 2 cups bread crumbs 1 tbsp fresh thick cream 1 beaten egg juice of 1 lemon 1/4 tbsp butter 2 cups ghee salt & [...]

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

Meatballs in a healthy vegetable stew with a tangy-peppery taste that hits the soul!     PrepTime 20mins – CookTime 20mins – Serves 5         Ingredients : For the meatballs: 1/2kg or 1lb minced meat/chicken 1 tsp garlic-ginger paste salt & pepper to taste 1/2 tsp each of haldi/turmeric pwd, garam masala (all spice) pwd n coriander pwd 1 finely chopped green chili or 1/2 tsp red chili pwd optional 1 tsp vinegar 1 medium onion – [...]

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

A flavorful dish of boneless chicken cooked in a tomato-based creamy gravy. This is such a world-famous dish – a staple at ALL Indian restaurants worth their name. I often get people asking me for this recipe as its their most fav Indian curry.. Here it is!   PrepTime 30mins – CookTime 30mins – Serves 4       Ingredients : 750 gms boneless chicken cubes 2 cups tomato paste 1 cup cooking cream 1/4 tsp haldi 1 tsp chili [...]

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

An indo-chinese dish of cottage-cheese dumplings in a mild-spicy soy-sauce gravy. PrepTime 20mins – CookTime 10mins – Serves 4           Ingredients : 200 gms paneer/cottage cheese 1/2 cup chopped coriander 1/4 cup chopped parsley 1/4 cup crushed cashewnuts or almonds 25 gms cornflour 100 gms flour 1/4 cup spring onions – chopped 1 clove garlic – flaked 4-5 green chilies – chopped 100 gms tomato sauce 1/4 tsp pepper pwd 1/4 tsp chilli sauce 1/4 tsp [...]

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

A Goan meat curry made of either lamb, beef or pork in a spicy dark-brown gravy made from freshly roasted spices       PrepTime 20mins – Cook Time 35mins – Serves 4       Ingredients : For the stew: 3/4 kg beef/mutton pieces – medium size with some bones. 1 medium onion – chopped 2 dry red chillies 3 cardamoms One 1″ stick of cinnamon 1 bay leaf 1 tsp garlic ginger paste 2 ripe tomatoes – chopped [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Nov - 14 - 2009 Add Comments READ FULL POST

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