Archive for the ‘Curries’ Category

Here it is – my special Thai Green Curry recipe – SO MANY of you have been waiting for it & I know you’ll make me proud by trying it out soon with chicken, prawns or tofu and some freshly steamed jasmine rice.. I’ve had my dinner already but man, I’m SO hungry just typing this!         PrepTime 20mins – Serves 4 – CookTime 40mins Ingredients: 1/2 kg or about 1lb skinless, boneless chicken – cut into [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Jan - 23 - 2012 Add Comments READ FULL POST

I’ve always loved Thai food and I have my favs like Pineapple fried-rice, Chicken Satay, Drunken Noodles & above all – the red/yellow/green curries & this peanut-based red curry with coconut milk – SO smooth ‘n creamy!     Prep Time: 10 minutes, Cook Time: 25-45 minutes, SERVES 3-4 (with rice)       Ingredients: 1lb chicken pieces OR cubed beef (vegetarians can use paneer/cottage-cheese cubes or fried tofu cubes) or shrimps 1-2 potatoes, chopped into bite-size chunks 1/2 green capsicum – [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Oct - 12 - 2011 Add Comments READ FULL POST

Put this together this weekend, in a bid to make a unique fish curry with the fresh black pomfret that I’d just bought – something different from my usual Goan red or Kerala white fish curries.. Let’s just say the experiment paid off, BIG time!       PrepTime 15mins – Serves 5-6 – CookTime 15mins.   Ingredients: 2lbs or 1 large black pomfret cut into 1/2″ slices (or white pomfret, salmon or surmai/kingfish) 2 tomatoes – chopped 5 tbsp [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Oct - 4 - 2011 Add Comments READ FULL POST

 Ok here goes.. I’m gonna narrate this recipe in 1 sentence, and in just 1 breath!             Fry a cup of tomato paste in 3tbsp oil before adding 1 tsp each of garlic paste, salt, red-chili, turmeric, cumin & pepper pwds, a tbsp each of vinegar & coriander pwd, followed by bringing 2 cups coconut milk to boil in it, adding a sprig of curry leaves, a cup each of mango cubes & cleaned prawns [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Oct - 2 - 2011 1 Comment READ FULL POST

I’ve had lunch at Sumedha’s once & I must say, her daal-makhni was simply  out-of-this-world; Seems like I can taste it just as I think of it!     SoakTime 6-8hrs – Serves 3-4 – CookTime 25mins     Ingredients: 1 cup Whole urad dal 1/3rd cup kidney beans (rajma a tiny cinnamon stick 2-3 cloves 2-3 garlic cloves 2-4 spoons of oil 1/2 tsp cumin seeds a pinch of hing 1/2 inch ginger – finely chopped 1 dried red [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Sep - 30 - 2011 1 Comment READ FULL POST

A good friend of mine here in California, Fiona, shares her take on a South-Indian fish curry – A medium-spicy gravy with a coconut-milk base.  Me thinks this is SO-YUM Thanks, Fi!!   PrepTime 8mins – Serves 4 – CookTime 20mins       Ingredients: Oil- 1 Spoon( the fat ones) Small Sambhar Onions-12- slice them 1 Kg Fish- about 12 pieces-Only Sea fish Fenugreek-6-8 Curry Leaves- 10+ 5 Garlic-1 whole clove- peel it and put it in as whole [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Sep - 30 - 2011 Add Comments READ FULL POST

This recipe is from my SIL’s SIL, Damandeep, who shares my passion for cooking. Its her version of Punjabi Channa/ garbanzo beans, which she describes as easy & yum!     PrepTime 10mins – Serves 4-5 – CookTime 20mins   Ingredients: 1 can chickpeas/ garbanzo beans (or soak a cup for 6-8hrs/overnight & boil with 1/2 tsp salt) For the dry masala/spice mix: 6-7 Dry Red Chilies 6-7 5-6 Green Elaichi (cardamom) 2  Black elaichis 1/2 tsp black peppercorns 1″ [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Sep - 30 - 2011 2 Comments READ FULL POST

This is my SIL, Venus’ very own ‘Lazedaar’ Chicken – The name, she says, has been coined as this was her husband’s first word after he tasted this dish! Quite simply delicious. PrepTime 3-4hrs – Serves 4-5 – CookTime 25mins       Ingredients : Chicken – 1kg For the marinade : 1. 400g Yoghurt 2. Garlic 3-4 medium flakes 3. Ginger 1inch 4. 1 green chilli (you could increase depending on your taste). 5. 1/2 an onion 6.Salt 1.5 [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Sep - 30 - 2011 Add Comments READ FULL POST

If you know what Daal-Palak is, then you know how this idea came about.. Its quick & unique and very nutritious!       PrepTime 5mins – Serves 3 – cookTime 20mins   Ingredients: 1 bunch spinach – washed & chopped 1 large can (2 glasses) garbanzo beans (or soak a cup of it overnight & boil with some salt) 1 medium onion – chopped 2 tbsp ghee/ clarified butter 1/2 tsp garam masala 1/2 tsp mango pwd/ Amchur pwd [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Sep - 29 - 2011 Add Comments READ FULL POST

An interesting, quick way to make a good Thai yellow curry – u gotta make a quick stop at ur local Asian/Oriental market for some key ingds or replace the paste ingds with a tbsp of ready yellow-curry paste.. U can make it with fine pieces of boneless chicken or shrimp too!     PrepTime 10mins – Serves 4-5 – CookTime 20mins     Ingredients: For the sauce: 1-2 red/green chilies or 1 tsp. cayenne pepper 1 small onion or [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Sep - 29 - 2011 Add Comments READ FULL POST

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