Archive for August 11th, 2011

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 [...]

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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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This has always been my go-to recipe when I have some minced meat & very litle time to do something with it… Its quick, easy & yummy enough to save for later, to make samosas, puffs, cutlets or pies with.. hmm!!     PrepTime 5mins – CookTime 20mins – Serves 4 Ingredients: 1/2 kg minced meat 2 medium potatoes – cubed 1 chopped medium onion 1″ cinnamon stick 1/2 tsp garlic-ginger paste 2-3 bay leaves 2-3 dried red chilies 1/2 [...]

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Yet another recipe I tasted at this lil’ hole-in-the-wall Thai resto here in CA.. LOVED IT!! So, here I was planning my next day’s snack, holding on to the flavors these delectable crab-cakes left on my pallate.. and now I’m sharing it with you all!       PrepTime 15mins – CookTime 15mins – Serves 4   Ingredients: For the mango sauce: – 1/2 cup mango puree – 1 cup Thai chillie sauce For the mango chutney/salsa: – 1/4 cup [...]

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Wonder if you ever thought about this – we know of certain spinach gravies like Murg-saag [chicken in spinach], Lamb-saag or Paneer-saag [cottage cheese in spinach, a.k.a. Palak Paneer], but have you thought about EGGS in spinach gravy??? I must say – its simply WOW!!       PrepTime 5mins – CookTime 20mins – Serves 4   Ingredients: 4 hard-boiled eggs 1 large bunch of organic spinach 1 medium onion – chopped 1/2 cup chana-daal or masoor daal (optional) 1 [...]

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I’ve switched things up a notch & turned my kurma (basic curry) into THE Kurma – As in my Xacuti recipes, I roasted the spices before grinding them to accentuate their flavors & while some people make tangy tomato-based kurmas, mine is more creamy & nutty in texture – quite Moghlai actually!       PrepTime 10mins – CookTime 35mins – Serves 4 Ingredients: 1 chicken of 1kg/ 2.2lbs – cut into 8-10 medium pcs – washed well & salted. [...]

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Rechad masala is the famous vinegar-based red-hot spicy masala from Goa – the same one we used in my other ‘Rechad’ recipe – the Rechasd-Masala stuffed Mackrel.         PrepTime 15mins – CookTime 25mins – Serves 2   Ingredients: 4 medium size white pomfrets salt & lime juice for marinade 4-6 dried red chillies 1/2 tsp cumin seeds 1/2 inch cinnamon stick 2 cardamom pods 1/2 tsp cloves 1 Tbsp peppercorns 2 tbsp coriander seeds 2 Tbsp bright [...]

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I remember a cold windy evening in London, we stumbled upon a lovely French cafe.. Looked like a postcard or painting – SO beautiful & romantic.. I had a great time there & took the taste ‘To Go’.. came home & experimented till I got it!!     PrepTime 20mins – CookTime 25mins – Serves 12   Ingredients:   For the crepes: 3 eggs 3/4 cup flour 1/2 tsp salt 3/4 cup milk 5 tsp melted butter For the Chicken Curry: (Skip the [...]

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There was a Food & Groceries store outside my building in India & they made this dish I’d never tasted before & I carry a delicious memory of it even today, over 10yrs since I last had it there. Give this easy, quick one a try!       PrepTime 10mins – CookTime 10mins – Serves 4     Ingredients: 4 medium sizde beetroots – cubed. 1 small onion – chopped 1 green chili – chopped 1 sprig curry leaves 1/4 tsp [...]

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This is by far, my favorite dish to order at Thai restos – I love EVERYthing about it – the basil, the chillies, the peanut bits, the smooth ribbon noodles, the soft cooked chicken or tofu soaked in a magical sauce.. Every bite teases your tastebuds for more! OK, I’m going to make some right now!!       PrepTime 15mins – CookTime 15mins – Serves 4   Ingredients: 8 Oz. flat rice noodles 2 tbsp soy sauce 1 tbsp oyster sauce [...]

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