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 A unique & interesting soup which can be had cold or hot – a perfect start to any meal – taught to me by Shef-the-Chef of the ‘Tiramisu’ recipe fame!       PrepTime 10mins – Serves 3-4 – CookTime 10mins       Ingredients: 1 cup chopped celery 1/2 bunch coriander 2 cups sour cream 2 tbsp butter salt to taste 1/4 tsp oregano or basil 10 asparagus sticks – tinned or boiled 2-3 crushed garlic pods 1 chopped [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Oct - 2 - 2011 Add Comments READ FULL POST

A quick-n-easy, super-nutritious Thai veg Stir-fry, the way my Sis-in-Law, Venus makes it. Betch’ya gonna luv this!! PrepTime 10mins – Serves 2-3 – CookTime 12mins           Ingredients: Use the vegetables you want – use your imagination; Venus used: 1. cauliflower- cut into little florets(not too small) 2.carrots – cut into slanting roundels 3. Peas 4 .Bell Peppers(capsicum) yellow & red – sliced long You can also use baby corn ( which takes longer to boil), some spring [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Oct - 2 - 2011 2 Comments READ FULL POST

I’ve always wanted to know how Tiramisu is made! My friend, Shef-the-Chef showed me how… For pictorial step-by-step instructions, go to my Gallery:  http://lilchefsworld.com/ImageGallery.php PrepTime 20mins – Serves 8-10 – CookTime 30mins     Ingredients: 8 eggs 1 lb. Mascarpone cheese 2 tbsp Espresso ground coffee powder 1/3rd cup Tia Maria 2-3 packs Lady Fingers (NOT the vegetables! Chk out pics in the Gallery) 4-6 tbsp cocoa pwd 1 cup sugar Dark chocolate slab for deco. Cooking Instructions: 1. Blend [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Oct - 2 - 2011 Add Comments READ FULL POST

Fiona’s version of Maggie Noodles – Try this out: Its fast, its delicious & its innovative enuf to pleasantly surprise people with!     PrepTime 5mins – Serves 2-3 – CookTime 15mins     Ingredients: Maggie 2 Packets: 1 Glass Water- If you like it soupy add extra water. 1 tspn Pav Bhaji Masala 1 Bowl of mixed vegetables (Carrots, Beans, Lima Beans, Peas) Chinese Chilli Sauce- 1/4 tspn depends on spice level Soy Sauce- 2 tbspns Tomato Ketchup-1 tspn [...]

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

Another recipe customized by Venus with some changes to suit her family’s palette; She says its ‘Delicious”     PrepTime 10mins – Serves 2-3 – CookTime 30mins       Ingredients: 1.400 gm paneer 2.1/2 green capsicum diced finely 3.1/2 red capsicum diced finely 4.1cup shredded cabbage 5. amul cream cheese (dont know its equivalent your end of the world) For the marinade : 1. 1 youghurt (400g) hang in cloth for 20-30 minutes till water drains 2. 1- 2tbsp green [...]

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

My twin married a Mangalorean & has learnt some interesting traditional recipes from his native state; Here’s her super-aromatic and deliciously-spicy dry chicken dish.     PrepTime 10mins – Serves 4-5 – CookTime 20mins Ingredients:   1 large chicken, cut into small pieces 1 onion, chopped finely A sprig curry leaves A small lemon sized ball of tamarind 3 tablespoon ghee(clarified butter) Salt to taste For the masala powder: 6 kashmiri chillies( or dry red chillies) 1 tsp coriander seeds [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Sep - 30 - 2011 4 Comments 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

Here’s how my lovely twin Pearl makes a “Yum-mo” Mutton Biryani.. I am SO proud of her & her cooking skills!!       PrepTime 2hrs – Serves 6-8 – CookTime 30mins     Ingredients: Mutton 1kg shoulder Potatoes 2 medium peeled and cut into quarters Onions 2 large thinly sliced Cashewnuts 6 Oil 1 cup Salt to taste For the marinade: Ginger  1″ piece Garlic about 20 flakes Green chillies 6 Tomatoes 1 medium Red chilli pwd 2 tbsps [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Sep - 30 - 2011 4 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

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