Archive for August, 2011

There’s nothing easier, faster & more delicious than frying fish this way as a side to your seafood meal or even some daal/ lentils, especially if you get the fish cleaned & sliced at the market like we did earlier this week.       PrepTime 10mins – Serves 5 – CookTime 10mins Ingredients: 1kg fish – a large black pomfret/ 4 small white pomfrets/ 1 medium kingfish – cleaned & cut into 1/2″ slices (skin on). 1 tsp salt [...]

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This is something I like to make to surprise people – it appears to be extravagent & rich, but in fact, its simple, uses 2 basic key ingredients – yam & okra, and has a luring aroma with strong pepper notes. Fit for a Maharaja, I say!       PrepTime 10mins – Serves 4 – CookTime 15mins Ingredients: 1/2 kg chopped okra (I take off the ends, cut them once lengthwise & then into 1/2″ slices widthwise) 2 medium [...]

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I’ve put up a dhansak recipe before, but this is a tad different, in the sense – I had some leftover chicken curry from last night & turned it into an awesome dhansak worthy of posting to this site today – An excellent leftover-makeover recipe!     PrepTime 15mins – Serves 4 – CookTime 25mins.       Ingredients: 1 chicken cut to medium pieces 1 tsp garlic-ginger paste 1 tsp salt 3 tbsp olive oil 1 large onion – [...]

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A good friend of mine, Ajit, recently got married & it was, and STILL always is, such a pleasure meeting his lovely wife, Aarohi – a warm, kind, simple & smart girl, who intro-ed me to this unique Fruit Salad – with ICE CREAM.. u guys will LOVE it!       PrepTime 10mins – Serves 5 – CookTime 10mins.     Ingredients: 1 pack Strawberry Icecream 2-3 Tbsp Sour Cream 2-3 Tbsp Sugar (add/reduce as per liking) Fruits as [...]

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This is one of the best dishes Fiona makes – its simple to make, has an excitingly delicious flavor & an alluring aroma.. People, u do NOT wanna skip this one!         PrepTime 10mins – Serves 3 – CookTime 3mins.     Ingredients: Chicken Thighs- 1.5 lb Green Chillies Slit1-4-5 Cumin Seeds-1/2 tspn 1 Egg Chilli Powder-1/2 tspn Curry Leaves-1 strand Salt to taste Cumin Powder- 1/2 tspn Ajinomoto- 1 tspn Chilli Garlic Paste- 2tspns Corn Flour- [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Aug - 28 - 2011 Add Comments READ FULL POST

Got this idea from a friend’s mom – She made some ‘aloo sabzi’ or potatoes & mixed vegs, stuffed them into the samosa shells she made with tortilla halves & then deep-fried them! She didn’t have to knead the dough for the samosa shells, so she saved a lot of time!   PrepTime 13mins – Serves 4 – CookTime 2mins. Ingredients: 1 cup of cooked potatoes (& peas), mixed vegetables or minced meat, chicken or shrimp (cooked/ left-over). 2 whole-wheat [...]

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When you don’t wanna have shrimps in a curry, rice, salad, bbq or fried variety, you wonder – IS there another way?!?! I got an idea – I’ve had Goan beef chili-fry before, so I adopted its base for my shrimps & voila!       PrepTime 10mins – Serves 5 – CookTime 15mins   Ingredients: 1 cup deveined & cleaned shrimps cut in half. For the marination: – 1/4 tsp turmeric pwd – 1/4 tsp cumin pwd – 1/4 [...]

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I find this to be a novel way to make a simple yet exotic dish with something as simple as okra! U can make it dry or like a gravy – ur call. Just made some for friends this weekend & it was quite a hit!       PrepTime 15mins – Serves 5 – CookTime 15mins       Ingredients: 1/2 kg medium size okras (not big, slender & firm, with no seeds) 2 handfuls peanuts (w/o the skin) [...]

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Now here’s an interesting variation to your normal pizzas – This one’s for all of you out there that LOVE spicy Thai food; I’m putting all those amazing tongue-teasing flavors into one of the world most popular dishes – a pizza!!       PrepTime 10mins – CookTime 30mins – Serves 4 Ingredients: 1 ready-to-bake pizza base (I use the wheat-free, yeast-free, gluten-free, dairy-free 6″ ones from Clark’s) For the Thai pizza sauce: 3 tsp soy sauce 3 tsp rice [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Aug - 11 - 2011 Add Comments READ FULL POST

In case you’re wondering what Ridge-gourd/Touraii is, I have a picture for you.. Here’s how I make it with some daal & spices; pretty easy & verrry delicious..     PrepTime 5mins – CookTime 15mins – Serves 4     Ingredients: 3 medium-length ridge-gourds (toraii in Hindi) – cubed 1/2 tsp cumin seeds 2 tbsp olive oil 1 chopped medium onion (optional) 1/4 tsp crushed garlic/ginger 1/2 cup red masoor daal 1 large tomato – cubed 1-2 chopped green chilies [...]

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