Canape Puffs

  Makes about 25 puffs.   ½ cup water ¼ cup (1/2 stick) butter ½ cup flour 2 eggs   Heat water and butter to boiling; reduce heat and stir in flour all a once.  Stir about 1 minute until mixture forms ball around spoon.  Remove from heat and beat in eggs, once at a…

Buttery Black Beans

Buttery Black Beans   1 cup Indian black beans 1/3 cup red kidney beans 1 tbsp minced green chillies, preferably serranos 1 ½ tbsp mined peeled gingerroot ¾ cup plain non-fat yogurt, at room temperature ¾ tsp cornstarch 1 ½ tsp salt or to taste ¼ cup butter, softened   Clean the red beans several…

Marinated Grilled Prawns

    Prawn Shells are usually eaten in this recipe but shells can be removed before adding prawns to marinade, if preferred.  This recipe is not suitable to freeze or microwave.   1 Kg uncooked king prawns 1 medium onion, chopped ½ cup plain yogurt ½ teaspoon ground turmeric ½ teaspoon chilli powder 1 tablespoon…

Cauliflower Pea Curry

  1 ½ lbs ripe tomato (about 6) 2 onions, quartered 5 cloves garlic, cut in half 2 tbsp minced gingerroot 1 tbsp turmeric 1 tbsp ground coriander 2 hot green chilies, chopped ¼ cup ghee (clarified butter) 1 tsp black mustard seeds 1 tsp whole cumin seeds 1 tsp whole fennel seeds 1 tbsp…

Rawayya

    ½ cup corn flakes 3 large brinjals 1 onion 1 tsp salt ¼ tsp turmeric ½ tsp crushed dhunia ½ cup oil Juice of a lemon 3 cloves of garlic (slivered) 2 tomatoes (medium) 250 g or more prawns or shrimps 1 tsp red chilli ¼ tsp crushed jeero (cumin) 1 egg ¼…

Orange Saffron Pudding

Orange Saffron Pudding 2 cups milk, divided ½ tsp saffron threads 1 tbsp butter 1 tbsp slivered almonds 1 tbsp raisins 1/3 cup cream of wheat cereal ¼ tsp crushed cardamom seeds 1 tsp grated orange rind ¾ grated orange rind ¾ cup granulated sugar ½ cup freshly squeezed orange juice 1 can (10 oz/284…

Carrot and coconut salad Recipe

Carrot and coconut salad Recipe  225g/8oz carrot 2 tbsps desiccated coconut 30g/1oz finely shredded onion 1 tbsp lemon juice 2 tbsps freshly chopped coriander leaves 1 fresh green chilli, seeded and roughly chopped (optional) ½ tsp salt   Peel and grate the carrots, then combine all the ingredients except the salt in a bowl.  Stir…

Dry Fried Shrimps Recipe

Dry Fried Shrimps Recipe   Ingredients:  1 kg 3 tablespoons 2 2 cloves 2 teaspoons 1/2 teaspoon 2 teaspoons 1/4 teaspoon 2 teaspoons 1/2 cup 2 teaspoons 1 tablespoon Raw shrimps Oil Large onions, finely chopped Garlic, finely chopped Salt Chili powder, or to taste Paprika Ground turmeric Dried shrimp powder Water Sugar Tomato paste…

Chicken Meat with Double Beans

Chicken Meat with Double Beans    250g chicken meat (cut in small pieces) 500g shelled and peeled double beans 1 tsp ginger/garlic ½ tsp turmeric 1 tsp salt 1 tsp red chilli ¼ cup oil 2 fresh chillies(red or green) 1 onion 2 tomatoes ¾ tsp dhunia/jeera powder 1 tblsp chopped dhunia   Shell beans…

Braided Loaf

1 package active dry yeast 1 teaspoon honey 1 cup lukewarm milk 4 tablespoons butter, melted 3 cups flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 egg, lightly beaten 1 egg yolk beaten with 1 teaspoon milk, for glazing   Combine the yeast, honey, milk, and butter, stir, and leave for 15 minutes to dissolve.  In a large…

Butter Chicken

  1cooked tandoori chicken (click here for tandoori)   SAUCE   ¼ cup cashew nuts 50g/2 oz salted butter, 1 tbsp oil 1 bay leaf 3 tbsp ginger-garlic paste 500 g/1 lb tomatoes –  pureed 100g/3oz thin fresh cream (1/2 cup) ¼ tsp paprika 1 cup water, or as required, 1 cup milk ½ tsp…

Creamy Shrimp Curry

Creamy Shrimp Curry   ¾ in (2 cm ginger, sliced 6 cloves garlic ½ teaspoon cumin seeds 3 tablespoons mustard or vegetable oil 1 bay leaf 4 cloves 1 cinnamon stick (2 in/5 cm) 4 green cardamom pods, bruised 1 large onion, diced 4 green chillies, deseeded and minced ½ teaspoon salt ½ cup (125ml)…

Safforn Chicken

How to Make Safforn Chicken 1 Lb chicken 1/2 cup coconut oil 3 small cinnamon stick 5 cloves 4 green cardamoms 2 tbsp minced garlic 1 1/2 onions sliced 4/1 tsp nutmeg 1 tbsp minced ginger 1 tbsp garlic paste Salt to taste 1/2 tsp red chili powder 1 1/2 Safforn,crushed and soaked in 4…

Carrot Sambhar Recipe

Carrot Sambhar   ½ cup toor dal ¾ teaspoon turmeric powder 2 tablespoons corn oil 1 whole dried red chilli powder ¼ teaspoon asafetida powder 4 to 6 curry leaves (optional) ¼ teaspoon fenugreek seeds 1 teaspoon black mustard seeds 1 teaspoon urad dal ½ cup chopped onion ¼ cup chopped tomato 1 cup peeled…

Brown Rice Recipe

2 tablespoons ghee 2 (1 inch/ 2 ½ cm) cinnamon sticks 2 star anise 6-8 whole cloves 2 large red onions, sliced 2 teaspoons sugar 1½ cups (300 grams) basmati rice, soaked 1 teaspoon table salt   Place a non-stick saucepan over medium heat and add the ghee.  When the ghee melts and small bubbles…

Almond Rice Custard

Almond Rice Custard   2 ½ tbsp almond meal ¼ cup rice flour 2 ½ cups whole or 2% milk ¼ tsp saffron threads 5 to 6 tbsp granulated sugar ¼ tsp ground cardamom 2 to 3 drops almond extract 2 tbsp chopped unsalted pistachios 1 tbsp slivered or sliced almonds   In a bowl,…

Apricot Chutney Recipe

Apricot Chutney  450g/1lb dried apricots, finely diced 5 ml/1 tsp garam masala 275 g/10ozsoft light brown sugar 450ml/ ¾ pint/scant 2 cups malt vinegar 1 tsp ginger pulp 1 tsp salt 75g/3oz / ½ cup sultanas 450ml ¾ pint/scant 2 cups water  Put all the ingredients into a medium-sized saucepan and mix together thoroughly.  Bring…

Soji Puri(Cream of wheat puri)

2 cup flour (minus 3 tablespoons) 2 tsp oil ½ cup milk/water 3 tablespoons soji (cream of wheat) ½ tsp salt   Boil milk/water. Sift flour, soji and salt.  Rub in ghee and make dough with hot milk/water.  Roll out and fry like puris.

Walnut Date Burfi

Walnut Date Burfi 8 inch (2L) square cake pan, greased with ghee 3 cups whole or 2% milk 8 oz chopped dates 2 tsp ghee or oil 1 cup finely chopped walnuts, divided, optional   In a heavy saucepan (do not use a non-stick pan), bring milk to a boil over medium to medium-low heat. …

Zucchini with Yellow Mung Beans

Zucchini with Yellow Mung Beans   1 cup yellow mung beans (yellow mung dal) 2 tbsp vegetable oil 1 tsp mustard seeds 1 tsp cumin seeds ½ tsp fenugreek seeds (methi) ½ cup sliced green onions (2 to 3) 2 tsp minced garlic 2 tsp minced peeled gingerroot 2 cups chopped tomatoes 4 tsp sambar…