Green Pea Rice

Ingredients– 1 cup rice A marble sized tamarind ball 1 cup shelled green peas 1 small potato, peeled and chopped fine 2 small aubergines , chopped fine 1 capsicum, chopped fine 1 tsp turmeric powder Salt to taste Spice Paste – 2 tsp oil 3 tbsp coriander seeds 2 tbsp urad dal 3 tbsp Bengal…

Palak Kadhi

Ingredients– 250 gm spinach, cleaned and chopped 1.5 cup curd 1/2 cup besan (Gramflour) 2 tbsp oil 1/2 pinch asafoetida powder 1/2 tsp ginger paste 1/2 tsp cumin seeds 1/4 tsp turmeric powder 1/4 tsp red chilli powder 2 finely chopped green chillies Salt to taste Method – Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan…

Mutton Biryani

Ingredients– For the Korma – 1 kg mutton on the bone, cut into 2” cubes 1 1/4 cups oil 5 cloves 5 green cardamom pods 4 pieces of 1/2” cinnamon sticks 3 large onions, finely chopped 1/2 cup finely chopped mint leaves 1 cup finely chopped coriander leaves 4 tbsp ginger garlic paste 1 tbsp…

Sardine Salad Sandwich

Ingredients– 200 gm oil packed skinless, boneless sardines, drained 1 medium onion, finely chopped 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice 1 tsp Dijon mustard Salt and freshly ground black pepper 8 slices multi grain bread, toasted Lettuce, tomato, cucumber for topping Method – Combine the sardines with all ingredients and mash well with…

Aloo Baingan ki Sabji (Potato Eggplant Stirfry)

Ingredients– 2 medium eggplants, diced 2 medium potatoes, diced 1 tsp cumin seeds 1/4 tsp turmeric powder 1/2 tsp red chilli powder Salt to taste 2 tbsp oil Method – Add oil to a kadhai When the oil gets hot, add cumin seeds As soon as the seeds sizzle, add potatoes and cover with lid…

Shrimp and Bok Choy Stir Fried Noodles

Ingredients– 75 gm egg noodles 2 tbsp sesame oil 3-4 cloves garlic, minced 1 medium onion, sliced 1 cup cabbage, shredded roughly 1 cup Bok Choy, torn roughly 1 medium carrot, julienned 1 cup shrimps, cleaned and drained 1 tsp light soy sauce 1/2 tsp fish sauce 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper Salt to…

Moong Dal Tadka

Ingredients– 1 cup moong dal (yellow lentils) 3 cups water 1 medium tomato, chopped 1/2 tsp turmeric powder Salt to taste For the Tempering– 1 tbsp ghee 1/2 tsp cumin seeds 1/2 tsp mustard seeds A pinch of asafoetida powder 5-6 large garlic cloves, sliced 1-2 dry red chillies 6-7 curry leaves 1 tsp lemon…

Aloo Matar Bhaji (Dry Peas and Potatoes)

Ingredients– 2 tbsp mustard oil 1/2 tsp cumin seeds 1 medium onion, chopped 1 tbsp finely grated ginger 2 green chillies, finely chopped 1/4 tsp turmeric powder 2 1/3 cup peas, parboiled and drained if fresh/defrosted if frozen 150 gm potato boiled and diced Salt to taste Freshly ground black pepper Directions– Put the oil…

Goan Prawn Curry

Ingredients– 500 gm prawns 1/2 tsp cumin seeds 1/2 tbsp coriander powder 1 tbsp red chilli powder 1/2 tsp turmeric powder 1/2 tsp pepper powder 4 garlic cloves 2+3 green chillies 1 cup scraped coconut 1/2 cup shallots, sliced 2 tbsp ginger, sliced 1.5 cups coconut milk 1/2 cup tamarind water from a ball of…

Egg Sandwich

Ingredients– 4 slices soft white bread 2 boiled eggs 30 gm softened butter Freshly ground black pepper Salt to taste Method– Trim the edges of the bread and set aside Chop the hard boiled eggs finely Whisk the butter in a bowl Add the chopped eggs Add pepper and salt Put this mixture between the…