Archive for the ‘Indian Subcon food’ Category

Medu wadas are one of my most favorite South-Indian snacks – There savory ‘donuts’, crisp on the outside and spongy inside, are served dunked in sambhar (south Indian daal) or with the sambhar on the the side, along with a white coconut &/or a red spicy-tangy chutney. All these textures & flavors come together to awaken the senses & cheer you up, esply on a rainy day!     PrepTime 10mins – Soaktime 8hrs – Serves 3-4 – CookTime 15mins [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Jun - 4 - 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

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

A quick-n-easy, super-nutritious tangy b’fast or evening snack made of gramflour, mixed vegs & tomato paste.       PrepTime 5mins – Serves 2-3 – CookTime 12mins   Ingredients: 1 cup tomato paste 1 cup gram flour (besan) 1-2 chopped green chillies 1 small onion – finely minced ½ cup mixed cooked vegs – peas, carrots, capsicum – minced (optional) 1 tbsp chopped coriander 1/2 cup grated cheese 2 tbsp milk 1/4 tsp turmeric powder salt and pepper to taste [...]

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

Creating a riot of flavors that tantalize your tastebuds, this spicy-tangy dark paav-bhaji masala is an instant hit with hot butter-roasted paavs.     PrepTime 10mins – Serves 2-3 – CookTime 15mins     Ingredients: 1 large chopped onions 1 chopped capsicum 1.5 cups cubed brinjals/eggplant 2-3 medium chopped potatoes 1 cup chopped carrots (for a sweetish-spicy taste) 1 cup of chopped beetroot (optional; Good for color!) 2-3 drops red-orange food-color (if beetroot is avoided) 1/2 cup green peas 2 [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Oct - 2 - 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

Marinated & roasted beef chunk sliced & served as a starter or side-dish or even in salads or in sandwiches with Mayo.   PrepTime 30mins – Serves 4-6 – CookTime 45mins     Ingredients: 1kg beef silver roll 2 large onions chopped 5 large dried red chilies 2 thin cinnamon sticks an inch each 6 cardamoms 1 tsp pepper pwd 2 tbsp garlic ginger paste 1/4 cup olive oil 1/2 tsp peppercorns 1 tsp cumin pwd 2 tsp salt Cooking [...]

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

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