Cabbage Chana Dal Recipe

  ¼ cup (50 g) chana dal (split Bengal gram) 1 tbsp vegetable oil ½ tsp brown mustard seeds 10 to 12 fresh curry leaves 4 dried red chiles, stemmed and broken 1 inch (2 ½ cm) pieces fresh ginger, chopped 1 medium head cabbage, shredded ¼ tsp ground turmeric ¾ tsp table salt 1…

Lamb meat balls

Lamb meat balls in a spicy sauce FOR THE KOFTAS; 1/2 Lb minced lamb 2 medium onions, chopped 1 tbsp minced ginger 1 tbsp minced garlic 1/2 tsp chili powder 1 tsp ground coriander 1 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro 1 egg, beaten salt to taste FOR THE SAUCE; 3 tbsp tomato paste 2 tbsp plain…

Crispy Spicy Fish Fillets

4 fish fillets (a flat fish such as lemon sole is ideal) 5 tablespoons vegetable oil ½ teaspoon red chilli powder ½ teaspoon ground turmeric ½ teaspoon coriander ¼ teaspoon ground fennel 1 teaspoon miced garlic 1 teaspoon minced ginger Juice of ½ lime ½ cup semolina Salt and pepper to taste Red chilli powder,…

Crab Puffs

   1 cup water 1 stick margarine 1 cup flour 4 eggs   Bring water to boil and add margarine, return to boil.  Add flour all at once.  Remove from heat and beat in 1 egg at a time.  Then add all the following ingredients:    3 scallions, chopped 1 teaspoon dry mustard 1 (6…

Vegetable Curried Rice (Vegetable Biryani)

Vegetable Curried Rice (Vegetable Biryani) Serves 4   11 oz vegetables, diced or chopped 2/3 cup croutons 3 oz cottage cheese (Panir) 1 ¼ cups water (I) 2 onions, finely sliced 3/8 cup/ 75mL cooking oil 11 oz basmati rice ¼ cup ghee 2 5/8 cups / 600mL water (II)   Singe-fry Masala  1 tsp cumin,…

Green Duck Curry

Serves 4   400mL can coconut cream 2 tablespoons green masala paste No. 20 duck 400mL can coconut milk 1 cup water 8 dried lime leaves 1 tablespoon sugar 1 tablespoon dried basil leaves 3 small fresh red chillies, seeded 3 small fresh green chillies, seeded    Combine coconut cream and paste in large saucepan. …

Kohlrabi Sambhar

Kohlrabi Sambhar   1/2 cup toor dal 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder 2 tablespoons corn oil 1/4 teaspoon asafoetida powder 1 whole dried red chili pepper 1/2 teaspoon fenugreek seeds 1 teaspoon black mustard seeds 1 teaspoon urad dal 1/4 cup chopped onions 1/2 cup chopped tomato 1 cup peeled and thinly sliced kohlrabi 1 teaspoon…

Madras Fish Curry

Madras Fish Curry  1 onion, coarsely chopped 3-4 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped 2.5 cm (1 in) piece of fresh root ginger, chopped 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 4 tablespoons olive or groundnut oil        ¼ teaspoon cumin seeds ¼ teaspoon fennel seeds 12 fenugreek seeds ½ teaspoon ground coriander ½ teaspoon ground cumin ¼ teaspoon ground…

Biryani With Onions

  Biryani With Onions   Scan 1 cup basmati rice, rinsed   Scant ¼ cup red lentils, rinsed   1 bay leaf   6 cardamom pods, split   1 tsp ground turmeric   6 whole cloves   1 tsp cumin seeds   1 cinnamon stick, broken   1 onion, chopped   8 oz/225g cauliflower florets…

Blue Cheese Mushrooms

1 pound mushrooms (1- 1 ½ inches in diameter) ¼ cup green onion slices 2 tablespoons butter or margarine 1 cup (4 ounces) crumbled blue cheese 1 small package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened  Remove stems from mushrooms; chop stems.  Saute stems and green onion in margarine until soft.  Combine with cheeses, mixing well.  Stuff…

Paruppu Masiyal

Paruppu Masiyal   ¼ cup toor dal ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder 2 cloves garlic, crushed ¼ teaspoon salt ¾ teaspoon cumin powder 2 too 4 curry leaves, chopped   Boil 3 cups of water in a tall saucepan.  Add toor and turmeric powder.  Reduce heat to medium and cook, uncovered, for about 30 minutes until…

Sweet Saffron Rice

225g/8oz basmati rice 570 ml/1 pint hot water 1 cinnamon stick, 2 inches long,     Broken into two pieces 4 whole cloves ¼ tsp saffron strands 45g/ 1 ½ oz ghee or unsalted butter 1 tsp ground cardamom ¼ tsp ground nutmeg 120g/4 oz caster sugar 60g/2 oz raw cashews, split into halves 40g /1…

The Wonders of Chocolates to Your Health

The Wonders of Chocolates to Your Health  Who doesn’t love a hot fudge sundae or a chocolate cake?  Everyone loves chocolates.  If you’re one of those people who have sweet tooth, you probably love chocolates.  People must have commented negatively on your constant craving for chocolates, especially because you do not just crave them, but…

Masala King Prawns

    750 g uncooked king prawns 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger 3 cloves garlic, chopped 1 teaspoon chilli powder ½ teaspoon garam masala ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 1 teaspoon coriander seeds 1 tablespoon tomato paste ¼ cup brown vinegar 1/3 cup oil 1 tablespoon oil, extra 2 large onions, sliced…

Thannir Kulambu

How to Make Thannir Kulambu   2 1/2 tbsp corn oil 1/4 tsp asafoetida powder 7 curry leaves 3 dried red chili pepper 1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds 2 tsp urad dal 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/2 cup chopped tomato 1/2 tsp turmeric powder 1 tsp sambar powder 1/4 cup tomato sauce 4 cloves garlic crushed…

Roasted Bell Peppers

  2 each, red, yellow, and orange bell peppers 4 tomatoes, halved 1 tbsp olive oil 3 garlic cloves, chopped 1 onion, sliced in rings 2 tbsp fresh thyme Salt and pepper   Halve and seed the n ell peppers.  Place them, cut-side down, on a cookie sheet and cook uner a preheated broiler for…

Spicy Fried Tomatoes

Spicy Fried Tomatoes 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin 1/2 tsp crushed black pepper 1/4 tsp turmeric 1/4 tsp cayenne 1/2 tsp sugar 2 tsp salt 6 tbsp vegetable oil 20 fresh curry leaves 2 cups sliced onions 1 1/2 tsp minced garlic 4 large tomatoes ,sliced into 1/2 inch -thick cross sections   Method:  …

Fish Brochettes with coconut dressing

  Angler-fish (monkfish) is ideal for this Thai-inspired fish dish, or try orange roughly.  The brochettes are spiced up with red chile-chiles are considered by herbalists to stimulate the appetite, increase blood flow and help with digestive problem.     Contains beta-carotene, iodine, protein and vitamin C   1 teaspoon coriander seeds 1 teaspoon cumin…

Mom’s Blue Ribbon Ice Cream

  Makes 1 gallon   2 -1/2 cups sugar 4-6 eggs 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon flour 1-1/2 tablespoons vanilla ½ teaspoon lemon flavouring 1 quart cream   Beat sugar and eggs until very thick.  Mix all remaining ingredients with the creamed sugar and eggs.  Pour mixture into chilled gallon freezer cylinder.  Pour in milk…

Chicken Tikka

Chicken Tikka Ingredients: ·        3 lbs. Chicken ·        1 cup Yoghurt ·        1 tablespoon ·        1 tablespoon ·        2 tablespoons ·        2 tablespoons ·        ½ tablespoon ·        Chicken ·        Yoghurt ·        Pressed Garlic & Ginger ·        Lemon Juice ·        Red Chilli Powder ·        Olive Oil ·        Salt Direction: Skin & bone the chicken. Cut into…