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.

 

 

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.

 

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.

Sundal – Mixed Dried Beans Salad

Sundal - Mixed Dried Beans Salad Navaratri Recipes

Soak –  Brown Chick Peas – White Chick Peas –  Grean Peas – Overnight – Cook Till Soft

Mix – Cooked Beans – 2 tbsp. cooked Corn – 2 tbsp – Pomegranet Seeds – 1 tbsp. Lemon Juice – 1 Tsp. Salt

Saute – Heat – 1 tsp. Oil – 1/2 tsp. mustard Seeds – 2 Red Chilli – Mix – 3/4 cup Grated Coconut – Stir 1 mnt – Mix with above.

Serve –  Garnished with Coriander leaves. Enjoy.

Wish You  All Happy Navaratri.

Note: Use beans of choice.  Salt and Chilli to taste.

Recipe for quick and Easy Sundal – Mixed Dried Beans Salad.   A recipe inspired by Navaratri Golu Festival.

 

Luscious Leeks in Tomato Sauce

Leeks and Bacon in Tomato Sauce recipe

Wash – 4 Leeks – Discard Roots and Outer leaaves

Chop – Green tops of Leeks  in  Small pcs. ;  Cut –  Stem in 2 cms. pcs.

Saute – 1 tbsp. Olive Oil – 200g Bacon pcs – 1-2  mnts. – Add chopped Pcs  stir – 1 mnt – Add Stem – Saute – 1tsp. Salt –   Low Flame  –  5-6 mnts.

Sauce – 1 tsp. Sweet Chilli  Powder  to above – Mix well – 1 cup Tomato Puree  – 1 cup water  – Bring to Boil – Cook on Low Flame – 5- 6 mnts –  Till Leeks are Soft.

Garnish  – With Dill or Parsley.

Serve Delicious Leeks in Tomato  Sauce with Pasta or Rice. Enjoy!!

Note :  Adjust salt and Spices to taste.  Use herbs of Choice.   Skip Bacon if vegetarian Version preferred.

Recipe for Slow and Gently  cooked Leeks and Bacon in Tomato Sauce.  The best way to cook Leeks to release its Sweet Luscious Flavours.