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Easy Moussaka Recipe

Recipe for Moussaka, with Tasty Layers of Eggplant , Potato , Meat sauce and Bechamel Sauce inspired by Greek Moussaka.

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Easy Moussaka Recipe

Eggplant – 1 Large Aubergine – 1 cm Slices – Brush Olive Oil – bake –  Oven  200 C -20 mints.

Potato – 3 medium – Peel – 1 cm Slices – Overlapping on plate – Microwave  -7 mints

Saute –  Large Pan – 1 tbsp. Olive Oil – 1 chopped Onion – 1/2 Kg Minced Meat – Fry  +/-5 Mnts – 1/2 tsp. each – dried Oregano – Parsley – Cinnamon – Pepper – Salt – Mix – 1  Cup Tomato Puree –  Boil – Low Flame – Cook 8 – 10 mints – Meat Sauce

Bechamel sauce – Pan – Knob Butter – Low Flame – 1 tbsp Flour – Stir till Paste – 1/2 Cup Warm Milk – Whisk till Sauce thickens – Turn off Stove – Add 1/2 Cup grated Cheese

Bake – Baking dish- Oil  bottom – sides – Layer the Potato Slices –  Meat sauce…

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Stove Top Tortilla Pie

tortilla Pie

Stuffing –  heat –  1tbsp. Oil  – 1 chopped onion – 300g Mince meat –  minced  ginger – garlic – garam masala – 1tsp. each –  1 chopped Tomato  -1 chopped cooked Potato – Salt – Pepper – to taste –  7- 8  mins

Whisk  –3/4 Cup Yogurt  – 1 egg  +/- 1 mnt

Dip – 6 Tortilla’s in Yogurt Egg Mix

Arrange –  Pan – Tortilla – 4 overlapping  – 1 in centre – fill with stuffing – Final tortilla on top – close edges – Pour leftover Yogurt-Egg  on top  –  spread few cubes butter

Cook – Low fire – 2-3 mins on One side – Turn Carefully to another frying pan –  cook 2 – 3 mins – Done

Note : Make stuffing of choice – adjust Salt and Spices to taste.

Recipe for Stovetop Tortilla Pie for a Quick Lunch or Dinner. A  very versatile and Speedy  recipe you can make with Fillings of choice.

 

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Salted Banana Caramel Tarte

 

Salted Banana Caramel Tarte Tatin

Caramel – Melt 100g Brown Sugar  – 75g. Butter  – Low heat without Stirring – 4 – 6 mnts. — Spread Oven Proof dish.

Slice – 4 bananas – 2cm-thick slices –  arrange  circular pattern on Caramel –  sprinkle  a little sea salt.

Cover – Circular Puff Pastry – top of Banana slices – Tuck Edges around Slices

Bake – Preheated Oven – 25-30 mnts till done –  Cool 5 Mnts

Serve – Turn upside down on a plate  –  Sprinkle Dry Coconut Flakes

Total time to make 30 mnts.  Total time to eat 3 mnts.  Enjoy!!

Recipe for Yummy and  delicious Tarte Tatin inspired by French classic Dessert – Caramelized Banana on layers of Flaky, Buttery Puff Pastry, Garnished with Coconut Flakes.

 

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Chicken Mince Skewers

Recipe of Chicken Skewers

Combine  – 500g Chicken Mince – 1/4 Cup Coriander leaves – 3-4 Garlic Chives or Spring Onions – 1 tsp Ginger paste – Salt – Pepper to Taste – 1 tsp Chilly Sauce

Skewers – Damp hands – Shape  mixture – long sausage shapes-  Thread onto skewers.

Grill – Skewers for 5 minutes  – each side – until chicken is cooked through and golden brown. Or in AirFryer +/- 10 Mnts

Serve – With Chilli Sauce and Salad of Choice.

Recipe for chicken mince skewers a perfect Starter  to Serve with a simple salad or some green vegetables.

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Air Fried Asian Chicken Wings

Air Fryer Asian Chicken Wings in a delicious homemade Asian sauce with toasted sesame seeds for More Flavour.  A Delicious recipe Via –  In Dianes Kitchen.

  1.  Over medium heat combine the soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, ginger and onions. Bring to a boil and boil for one minute.
  2. Cook chicken wings in air fryer at 400 degrees for 25 minutes.
  3. Remove Wings from air fryer and place  in a large pan.
  4. Pour the sauce on top of the wings  Mix till well coated.
  5. Place  wings back in air fryer and cook at 400 degrees for 5 minutes.
  6. Serve Garnished with sesame seeds

via Air Fryer Asian Chicken Wings — In Dianes Kitchen

 

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Fish in Mustard Sauce

Fish in Mustard Sauce Shorshe Illish 2

Marinate –  Fish –  Bite Size Pcs – 1/2 Kg – 1/2 tsp.  Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp. Salt  – 10 mnts

Chop – 1 Onion  – Slit – 3 Green Chillies

Saute – 1 tbsp. Oil –  Chopped items – 1 mnt –  – 2 tbsp. Dijon Mustard Paste – 1 tbsp. Tomato Paste – mix well – 1 cup Water – bring to Boil

Add  – Fish – Cook +/- 10 mnts till done. – Garnish Handful Coriander Leaves – Done

Serve with Steamed Rice.

Note : Adjust Salt and spices to taste.

Recipe for Fish inspired by Indian Bengali cuisine Shorshe Illish.

A Simple and easy version of  Traditional Bengali dish made with Sliced  Fish  slowly simmered in a thick broth of ground mustard seeds and green chili peppers and nigella Seeds  in mustard oil.

 

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Palappam Or Appam / Coconut Rice Pancake

Appam - Rice Pancake

Blend – 2 cups Rice Powder – 1/2 cup Cooked Rice – 2 tbsp. Grated Coconut  – 1 cup Coconut Milk –  1  tsp. Salt – Smooth Consistancy – Batter

Mix – 1 tsp. Yeast – 1/4 Cup Water -1 tsp. Sugar –  15 mnts – till Frothing –  Mix to above

Ferment – Batter mixed with Yeast – Overnight.

Garnish – Chop – Bell Peppers – Mixed Colors – Small Pcs – Wash and Drain – 1 Cup (Optional Step).

Heat – Grease Pan – Pour Ladelful  Batter – Spread – thick middle – Thin Sides – Sprinkle  Garnish.

Cook – Close it with a lid and cook on low heat +/- 1 mnt – Done. Continue – with rest of Batter.

Serve – Appam with Spicy Vindaloo Or Chicken Korma or Stew or Egg Curry.  For sweeter version serve with Coconut milk and Sugar.

Note :  Adjust consistancy of Batter with more water or Rice powder as necessary.

Recipe for Kerala Indian Appam.   Pancakes with Crisp Lace Sides and Soft Centres.  Gluten Free and Vegan Pancake from India.

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Indian Kadai Paneer Recipe

Kadai Paneer Recipe

 

Marinate –  300 g Paneer Cubes – 1/2 Cup Yogurt – 1tsp. Salt – 1 tsp. Garam Masala – 1tsp. Ginger Paste – 1tsp. Red Chilli powder  –  20 mnts

Spices –  Dry Roast –  1 tsp. each  Coriander Seeds  – Cumin Seeds –  Fennel Seeds –  Pepper – Low flame till Aroma – turn off  Flame – Mix  2 tsp. Dry Methi Leaves 

Puree – 2 Ripe tomatoes  – Mix  2 tbsp Cream

Saute  – 1 tbsp. Butter –  1 Onion – 1 Green Bell Pepper  – Add Spices  – Add Puree – bring to Boil – Add Marinated Paneer – cook 2- 3 mnts.

Serve  – With Chapati or Naan or Paratha.

Note : Adjust Salt and Spices to taste.

Kadai (Wok) Paneer – Paneer (Indian cottage cheese) and Capsicum  cooked in a spicy masala. Recipe for Delicious and  flavourful Paneer made by cooking Paneer and Bell peppers with fresh ground spices.

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