Spinach Salad with Salmon and Warm Sweet Potatoes

Recipe for Warm Sweet Potato and Spinach Salad with Poached Salmon  with Honey Mustard dressing

 

Wash – Drain – 100 g Baby Spinach – Cut  – Cherry Tomatoes in Halves.

Poach –  1 cup Water – Pinch Salt – Boil – Lower Flame – 200g Salmon Filet – Simmer -10 Mnts – On a Plate – Flake into pieces and set aside.

Microwave  –  Peel -Dice – 2 medium Sweet Potatoes  – Coat 1 tbsp. Olive Oil – 1 tsp Garlic – Pinch Salt – Microwave – +/-6  Mnts.   – Till done

Dressing –  1 tbsp. Honey – 1 tsp. Mustard –  2 tbsp. Lemon Juice – 1 tbsp. Olive Oil – Pepper –  Salt to taste – Mix well

Serve – Spread Spinach and Tomato  on Plate –  Top with Sweet Potatoes and Salmon – Drizzle Dressing

Delicious Easy Salad for Supper ready to be Served.

Note – Use Smoked Salmon instead of Poached.   Roast Sweet Potatoes in Oven or Pan if preferred – Use Dressing of Choice.  

This Recipe was  Made and Shared  by my daughter Tina for dinner yesterday.

 

Recipe for Warm Sweet Potato Spinach Salad with  Poached Salmon  and Honey Mustard dressing

 

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Chemmeen Vada – Prawns Patties

Prawns Chemeen Vada Recipe

Salad cucumber

 

Peel –  2 cups Raw Prawns – cut small pcs.

Skin –  4 Shallots – 1/2 inch pc Ginger – 4 Cloves Garlic

Spices –  1/2 tsp. Each – Chilli – Pepper – Turmeric Powder – Salt to taste- Handful Curry Leaves

Grate – 1 Cup Grated Coconut  ( Fresh or Dry)

Blend – Above items  – Rough Paste.  –  Make small Patties.

Fry – Heat Pan – 2 tbsp. Coconut Oil –  Shallow Fry Prawn Patties – Low Flame – +/-2 mnts each side.

Delicious Chemmeen Vada ready to be Served as a Starter or Side dish.

Note – Adjust salt and spices to taste.   Make a small doughnut hole in the middle of Patty for even cooking.

 

Easy Indian Recipe for Chemmeen Prawns Vada  | Kerala  Style Shrimp Cutlet or Patties . Chemmeen Vada can be Served as a Starter or Side dish.

 

 

BEEF URULAKIZHANGU CURRY

Recipe for Quick and Easy Kerala Style  Beef with Potato Curry - Beef Urulakizhangu Curry

 

Cut – 750 g  Beef  –  small pieces    Chop –  1 Onions – 1 inch  pc. Ginger – 4 Cloves Garlic – 2 Green Chillies

Cube  – 4-5  Potatoes   Slice – 1 Onion  – 1 Tomato

Spices – 1/2 Tbsp. Red Chilli powder – 1 tbsp. Coriander powder – 1 Tsp. Pepper Powder – 1/2 Tsp.  Garam masala

Cook –   Mix Beef with Chopped items – +/- 1 cup water – 1 tsp  Turmeric Powder –  Salt to Taste –  Pressure cook till soft.

Saute – Heat – 2 tbsp Oil – Sliced Onion –  Handful Curry Leaves – 1-2 mnts – Add Spices –  Stir Fry -Low Flame – 1 mnt –  Add Tomatoes –  1 mnt.

Add –  Saute to Cooked Beef –  Bring to Boil – Add Potatoes  – Add water as needed –  Cook till potatoes are soft.

Delicious Curry ready to be served with Rice or Chapati.

Note – Adjust Salt and Spices to Taste .   Use Coconut Milk instead of additional water for milder taste.  

Recipe for Quick and Easy Nadan Kerala Style  Beef with Potato Curry – Beef Urulakizhangu Curry flavoured with Indian Aromatic Spices and herbs.

 

 

Tangy Tomato Hummus Chutney

Easy Recipe Tomato Hummus Chutney

Boil – Wash Soak Cook Chickpeas – Till Soft – 1  Cup

Toast –  1 tbsp. Sesame Seeds – Pan – Low Flame – 1 -2 mnts. – cool  – Grind – to smooth paste.

Chop – 1 Cup Soft Sun Dried Tomatoes – Small Pcs.

Spice – 1 tsp. Chilli Powder – 1/2 tsp Garlic powder – Salt to Taste

Blend  – Chickpeas – Sesame Powder – Chopped Tomatoes – Spices – 1 tbsp. Oil –  +/- 2 tbsp. Water – Juice of 1 small Lemon – Smooth Paste  – Ready

Enjoy Spicy Tangy Tomato Hummus Chutney as a Spread or Dip or a Side Dish.

Note :  Use Tinned Chickpeas if available.  Adjust Spice to taste.   Soak Sun dried tomatoes to make soft.

Recipe for Spicy Tangy Tomato Hummus Chutney ready to Serve with Chapati  or Pita Bread or as Spread for Sandwiches or as a Party Dip with Carrot – Cucumber Sticks.

 

Mani Puttu Rice Dumpling in Coconut Sauce

 

Rice dumplings Maniputtu Coconut Milk sauce Dry Fruits Berberry
Mani Puttu Dry Fruit Garnish

Dough – 2 cups water – 1 tsp ghee – Pinch Salt – Boil – Stir – +/- 2 cups rice powder –  turn off  stove

Dumpling – Roll to form cherry sized ball

Cook – 2 -3 cups  Water –  pinch – cardamon powder/ Salt -Sugar to taste – Boil – add Dumplings – 5 mnts

Finish – Add 1 cup thick coconut milk – Boil 2 mnts – Dried Berberry to Garnish – cool 2 mnts. – Done 

Enjoy Delicious – Gooey – Coconutty – Traditional comfort food.

Note : Steam  balls if preferred. Use regular Milk instead of coconut milk. Add more Milk if preferred. Use Raisons instead of Berries.  Enjoy without Garnish too.

Mani Puttu in Coconut Sauce Recipe.  Traditional Breakfast receipe from kerala India.

Homemade Aromatic Garam Masala

Recipe Easy Homemade Garam Masala

Spices – 2 Bay leaves – 3 -4 Cinnamon Sticks – 1 tbsp. Each – Coriander seeds – Cumin seeds – Cardamom seeds – Cloves – Fennel Seeds

Optional Spices – Pepper – Dry Red Chilli – Turmeric – Nutmeg – As per taste

Dry Roast – Spices – Low Flame – 2 -3 mnts.

Grind – Roasted spices – Coarse Powder

Store – Cool – Store in Airtight Container – Use 1 to 2 tsp.  to Flavour dishes.

Use  Garam Masala to Flavour Rice, Sautéed Vegetables, Stews, Curries and Marinades.  Garam masalas recipes differ region to region, home to home.

My European Friend Gina who is an Indian food Fan made Homemade Garam Masala last week and shared her Pictures with me.

Easy Recipe for an aromatic mixture of spices.  Homemade  Aromatic Garam Masala to Flavour Rice, Sautéed Vegetables, Stews, Curries and Marinades.

 

Meen Peera – Scrambled Fish with Grated Coconut

Meen Peera My Way - Scrambled Fish with Grated Coconut

Steam –  300 g Fish – Debone – Shred.

Chop – 1 cup Spring Onions  – 1 inch pc Ginger – 4-5 Green Chillies – Handful Curry Leaves

Grate – Coconut  – 1 Cup

Spices – 1/2 tsp. Turmeric + 1/2 tsp. Pepper Powder – 1/2 tsp. Amchur Powder – 1 tsp. Salt

Saute –  Heat Pan – 2 tbsp. Coconut Oil –  Fry Chopped items- 2 – mnts -Add Spices –  mix-  Add Fish –  Stir Fry  – 2-3 mnts  – Mix Grated coconut – Stir fry 1  mnt.   – Turn off stove.  Done

Delicious Meen Peera read to be Served with Rice or Chappati.

Note – Adjust Spices to taste.  Use fish of choice or Drained Tinned Fish.

Recipe for Meen Peera a Traditional dish made in Kerala  India with Sardines or Anchovis and Coconut.  This recipe made in a Non-Traditional way with Amchur and Spring Onions instead of Shallots and Cocum or Tamrind.

 

 

Shepherd’s Pie  Casserole

Easy Shepherd’s Pie Recipe Microwave

Chop – 1  medium Onion –  1-2  cups Mixed Veg  Carrot – Tomato – Peas

Mash – 3 large Potatoes – 7-8 mnts – Microwave (or Boil till Soft) – Peel and Mash

Spices  – Pepper – Salt – Garlic Powder – 1 tsp each

Saute – 1 tbsp. Oil –  Onions – till Translucent –  600 gm  Ground Meat -3-4 mnts – mixed Vegetables – Add  Spices – 5 -6 mnts – till done

Arrange –  Most of  Saute  – Ovenproof  Dish , Top with Mash and Ruffle with a fork.

Garnish –  Decorate with left over Saute – Sprinkle Grated Cheese – Parsley

Microwave – 3-4 mnts till Cheese melts.

Delicious Easy Quick Shepherd’s Pie ready to enjoy.

Note – Use Spices Herbs and vegetables of Choice.   Adjust quantities to taste.

Quick  and Easy Recipe for  Shepherd’s Pie  Casserole with Ground Meat  and Vegetables Topped with Mashed Potatoes and Garnished with with Cheese and Herbs

 

 

Eggless Blueberry Cake

Recipe for Eggless  Blueberry Rava Sooji  or Semolina Cake - Light Fluffy and Tasty -Quick and  easy to make.

Combine – 1/2 Cup Yoghurt –  1/2  Cup Warm Milk – 1/2 Cup Melted Butter (Ghee) – Few Drops  – Vanilla Essence – 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar

Mix – 1 Cup fine semolina – 1/2 Cup Dried Grated Coconut – 1 tsp. Baking Soda to Above

Garnish – 1/2 Cup Frozen Blueberries  – Stir Gently – Pour in Lined Baking Dish

Bake – Preheated oven 180°C – About 25 – 30 mnts

Enjoy Delicious Easy Eggless Blueberry Cake Light Fluffy and Tasty

Note Use Fruit of Choice.   Add  more or less milk depending on Juiciness of Fruit.  

Recipe for Eggless  Blueberry Rava Sooji  or Semolina Cake – Light Fluffy and Tasty -Quick and  easy to make.

Mattanga Parippu – Pumkin Dal Curry

Recipe for Easy Simple Delicious Indian Vegetarian Lentils.  Savory Indian-spiced red lentils simmered with chunks of pumpkin .

Chop – Wash – Peel  – Cut in Chunks – 3 cups Pumkin  –  Slice – 3 fresh Red Chilli (mild long)

Spices – 1 tsp. Chilli Powder – 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder – 1 tsp. Salt

Cook– 1 cup Red Lentils – 4 cups water – Boil – Skim off and discard  foam –  low flame – 12- 15  mnts – Add Spices  – Pumpkin – cook 6-8 mnts – till Pumpkin is Soft.

Garnish – Heat Pan –  1tbsp. Coconut Oil –  1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp.Cumin Seeds -1 tsp.  Crushed Garlic – Handful Curry  Leaves – 1 mnt –  Add to cooked Above. – Done

Enjoy Delicious Mattanga Parippu Curry with Rice or Chapati

Notes : Adjust salt and Spices to taste.  Add more water if required for cooking lentils. Add tsp. of white lentil to Garnish for thicker consistance. 

Recipe for Easy Simple Delicious Indian Vegetarian Lentils.  Savory Indian Mildly Spiced Red Lentils Simmered with Chunks of Pumpkin.