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This is something I just came up with out of the blue – It came out SO fantastic that its quite a common dish at my place now. Basically, I stuffed some fine chicken breast slices with some of my fav condiments, sealed them into pockets (with toothpicks) & baked them!     PrepTime 10mins – Serves 3 – CookTime 25mins       Ingredients: 3 fine slices of chicken breast 3 tbsp of fresh chopped avocado 3 tbsp of [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Jun - 4 - 2012 Add Comments READ FULL POST

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

This is clearly one of India’s most popular dishes, served as tikkas (small bite-size chunks) or in a curry/gravy called ‘chicken tikka masala. You’ve probably had it in an Indian Restaurant or visiting Indian folks for a meal & thought – Gosh, I’d LOVE to make that! Well, now you can! PrepTime 5mins – MarinateTime 2-3hrs – Serves 4 – CookTime 20mins Ingredients: 1 kg chicken (breast or thigh) skinless and cut into 2″ chunks 1 cup fresh yoghurt (should [...]

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

A vibrant quick dish of shrimps, that’s light on the palette yet so rich in flavor!  Lemongrass adds to the lemony taste, while lime leaf and lime zest add that extra zing!     PrepTime 5mins – Serves 2-3 – CookTime 20mins       Ingredients: 1 lb. (460 g.) raw shrimp, shells removed (tails can be left on if desired) 2 shallots OR 1/4 cup purple onion, finely chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced or finely chopped 1 fresh red [...]

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

Its funny how I’ve always marveled at this delightful little Roman breakfast dish, but only recently got down to making some myself – And what a treat it was!! This is easily one of the simplest things you can whip up for a quick snack or appetizer, even for a party or a potluck.. and they look adorable too!     PrepTime 10mins – Serves 2 – CookTime 10mins.     Ingredients: 4 eggs 1/2 tsp mustard pwd – yellow [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Oct - 9 - 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

A veggie kabab made with all GREEN vegs, hence the part, ‘hara’ in the name (hara = Green in Hindi) – different, delicious, delectable!     PrepTime 10mins – Serves 5-6 – CookTime 10mins. Ingredients: 3-4 medium potatoes – boiled, peeled & smashed 1 cup green peas – boiled/cooked/canned/frozen 2 chopped green chilies 1/2 cup chopped coriander leaves 1 inch piece ginger – finely minced 1 cup spinach – blanched in boiling water & a tsp of salt, then cooled [...]

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

Sweets for my sweet.. Sugar for my honey!! Yeah baby, this ones perfect for Valentine’s day, complete with romantic-rose & seductive-strawberry notes…Mmmm!!     PrepTime 30mins – Serves 2 – CookTime 15mins Ingredients: 4 tbsp rice a handful of nuts (cashews, almonds &/or pistachios) 5 cups full cream milk 3/4 cups sugar 1/2 tsp cardamom pwd 1/4 tsp nutmeg pwd (optional) 12-15 ripe fresh strawberries a cup of whipping cream 3-4 drops rose essence pink/red food color a handful of [...]

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

 An Arabic snack  – deep-fried dumplings of a batter of chickpeas, parsley  & mild seasoning, served with the famous Arabis dip, hummus.     PrepTime 15-40mins – Serves 5-6 = CookTime 15mins.           Ingredients: 1 tin boiled chickpeas (or soak a cup of chickpeas over night & then boil with water & salt) few sprigs of coriander leaves – chopped few sprigs of parsley – chopped a few green stalks of spring onions – chopped 2-3 [...]

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

 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

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