INDIAN KERALA MEEN ACHAR

fish Pickle Indian Recipe

Wash – Clean – Cube – Fish  – Tuna 250 g.

Marinate – 1 tsp Pepper  – 1 tsp. Turmeric – 1 tsp Salt – 15 mnts – Deep Fry – in Oil   – in Batches – Drain

Crush – 2 inch Pch Ginger – 8 -10 cloves Garlic   – 3 Dates – 1 tsp. Salt

Saute – 1/2 Cup Hot Oil – 1/2 tsp. Mustard – 1/2 tsp – Fenugreek Seeds – Crushed items  – Handful Curry Leaves – Low Flame – 2 mnts – turn off stove.

Add – Hot Oil – 2 tbsp. Paprika  or Kashmir chilli Powder – Mix well – 2 tbsp. Apple Cider Viniger – 4 tbsp water – Bring to Boil – Add fried fish – Boil – 3 -4 mnts  – Done

Cool and Serve with Rice or Chapati.

Store in air tight Jar in the refrigerator for upto 2 weeks.

Note :  Adjust Salt and Spice to Taste.   Oven Fry Fish till dry if less oil preferred. Use fish boneless fish of choice.

Indian Recipe for Tasty fish Pickle – Kerala seafood delicacy to be enjoyed with Rice or Chapati.

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Bombay Halwa – A Nutty Treat for Sweet Lovers

Karachi Halwa - Bombay Halwa - Corn Flour Halwa Recipe

Syrup – 2 Cups Sugar – 2 Cups Water – 2 tbsp. Lemon Juice – 1 tsp. Cardamon Powder  –  Boil  – till sugar melts – Turn off  Stove

Mix – 1 Cup Corn Flour  – 2 Cups Water –  Pinch Food Color –  Stir till No lumps – Combine with above

Cook –   Stir continuously –  Boil till Thickened  – Lump Free –  Mix  1/2 cup Ghee – Keep stirring till  Transparent  Thick Paste  – Mix in Handful chopped Nuts

Halwa – Transfer To Greased Tray  – Cool +/- 2 hrs – Cut in Triangles  and Serve .

Easy Indian Recipe for Karachi or  Bombay Halwa a Delicious Dessert for Festive or Special occasions to share with Friends and Family.

 

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Plăcintă cu iaurt – Yogurt Pie

Plăcintă cu iaurt - Yogurt Pie

Whisk –  5 Egg whites  – 100g sugar – Drop Vanilla – Stiff Meringue.

Creamy Yolk  – 5 Egg Yolks – 100 g Sugar   – Pinch Salt – Whisk – Add  – 40g Cornflour  – Whisk  – 500 g Greek  Yogurt –  Combine till Creamy

Pie Mix – Combine  – Meringue slowly – To Creamy Yolks

Layer – Lined Baking tray  – First Layer –  4 Filo Pastry Sheets – Brush  with Butter  – Sprinkle  Pinch Lemon Zest – Handful  Raisons – Spread 1/5 Pie Mix

2nd Layer  – Single Filo Sheet – Brush  with Butter  – Sprinkle  Pinch Lemon Zest – Handful  Raisins – Spread 1/5 Pie Mix

Repeat Layers as Above – Total 5 Layers –   Last layer – Pie Mix –  No Raisins.

Bake –  170 C –  25 mnts – Lower Temp -160 C for another 25 – Done

Serve –  Let Cool – Slice – Dust – Icing Sugar

Note : The First Layer overlaps  sides of the baking tray and to be folded  just before last layer.  Raisins are Optional. Fresh or frozen fruit such as Pineapple can be added instead.

Simple and Easy Dessert Recipe for Traditional  Romanian Plăcintă cu iaurt – Yogurt Pie .

This recipe was shared by my Romanian Friend Gina who is a queen of Desserts.  I think she can bake a cake sleeping.   Thank you Gina for sharing this lovely  Dessert and the recipe and pictures.  Andy your  Barbeque was perfect too as  always.

Ingredients Yogurt Pie

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Pistachio Panna Cotta

Boil – 1 cup heavy cream – 1/4 cup  basil, chopped – 1/4 cup  pureed pistachios –
1/2 cup sugar  – simmer 5 mins –  cool  – Strain.

Heat  – 1/2 cup milk –  3 tsp. powdered gelatin –  2 min – Back on heat  -Simmer 2 mins.

Set – Pour in Mould – Refrigrate 3-4 hrs.

Recipe for Italian Panna Cotta with of a handful of ingredients that transcribe into a beautiful and silky dessert that’s hard to resist.

Full details

via Pistachio and Basil Panna Cotta | Recipe — The Food Fanatic

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Gözleme – Stuffed Turkish Flat Bread

Dough  – 2 1/2 cups  flour – 1/2 cup water – 1/2 cup yogurt – Form Dough

Filling – Spinach –  Lamb – Spices – cheese – herbs

Roll – Stuff – Fold Edges – Fry on Medium heat.

full details via Gözleme (lamb) — Wife of a Turkish Life

Recipe for Gozleme a traditional savoury Turkish flatbread or pastry filled with meat, spinach, feta milk or anything else you desire. To be honest the possibilities are endless. There are many variations of gözleme but as you know I always tend to put my own spin on recipes and create my own versions due to my taste, […]

 

 

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Vishu Katta – Coconut Rice Cake

Vishu Katta - Coconut Rice Cake

Soak – 1 cup white Rice 1/2  Hour

Boil  – Soaked rice  – 2 cups Water – 2 cups Coconut Milk – Vanilla powder – Pinch salt Simmer till all liquid is absorbed – Creamy texture

Mix  – 1/2 Cup Grated Coconut   – Mix – turn off stove – tight lid – 5 mnts.

Spread –  Flat Plate – cool – Slice – Garnish with nuts.

Syrup – 1/2 cup Jaggery – 1 cup Water – Boil – simmer  – till melted – pinch of Cinnamon – done – 5 mnts.

Serve – Rice Cakes with Syrup.

Note : Flavour with Cumin instead of Vanilla or Serve with Maple Syrup.

Serve Delicious Vishu Katta or Rice cakes with Syrup.  Easy delicious and Traditional dessert for Vishu Feast  

Happy Vishu Feast my Friends.

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Mango Mastani — Indian and Indian Fusion Cooking in America

Nectarous, trendy dessert from Pune, India. Check out the easy recipe! The invigoration of spring never ceases to amaze me. The freshness of the crisp spring morning, the chirping of birds and the spring bulbs bravely pushing their way through the still snow patched ground …it all lift our spirits and puts a ‘spring’ in […]

via Mango Mastani — Indian and Indian Fusion Cooking in America

Moussaka Recipe My Way

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 – Eggplants – Meat Sauce – Repeat Layers –  Top  Bechamel sauce – Bake 200 C +/-30 mnts

Note : Boil and Slice Potatoes if preferred.  Pan Fry or Airfry Aubergine instead of Bake.  Add extra mixed vegetables in meat sauce for additional flavour . Add cheese of choice.   I  used mozzarella and Airfried Aubergine.

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

 

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Prawn Pilaf – Flavoured Rice with Prawns

Biryani Rice Prawn Pilau or Pilaf

Slice – 3-4 Carrots – 2 Tomatoes – 2 Onions

Marinate  –   600g Prawns  – 1 tsp. salt – 1 tsp. Chilli Powder   –  ½ tsp  Turmeric powder – 30 mnts.

Shallow Fry  –  Heat  5 tbsp. Oil  –  chopped Onions –  1 Tbsp. Ginger – 2 tbsp. Garlic Paste  – Marinated Prawns -5 mnts.

Saute –  To above – 2 tsp. Coriander Powder – 1 1/2 tsp Garam Masala powder –  Stir – Chopped Veg –  3-4 Mnts – Turn off Stove –  2 tbsp.  Ghee

Cook – Soak  ½ kg Rice – 30 mnts –  Cook  70%  – 1 tbsp. Lemon Juice – 1tsp. Salt – Drain.

Layer –  Broad Dish – Spread a layer of Rice –  Prawn Masala -Pinch Garma Masala –  Garnish –  Repeat Layers  till  Done. – Garnish –  Mint  Coriander Leaves

Dum –  Seal Dish with Foil  – Leave on Hot Skillet or in Hot Oven for 15 Mnts.

Recipe for Prawn Pilaf or Prawn Biryani Serve with Salad or Raitha 

via Prawn Dum Biryani Recipe — Indians Abroad Desi Videsh Me

Homemade Crescent Bread Rolls

crescent

Mix – 1kg  Flour – 600ml lukewarm water – 100ml oil –  50g Fresh Yeast –  1tsp salt, 1-2 tbsp.  Sugar

Knead  – Sticky Dough – Rest +/- 2 hrs – Till Doubled

Divide – Oil Worktop – Gently Roll  – 16 Triangles  – Roll to Form Cresent – Rest 15 mnts – Egg wash

Bake – Preheat 185 deg C – Bake 35-40  mints till golden.

Enjoy with favorite filling.  A delicious recipe shared by my beautiful friend Gina.

Recipe for Soft homemade crescent rolls! Made with just a few simple ingredients. Eat them with a meal or as a delicious appetizer. 

 

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