Bacon and Leek Quiche

A easy Flaky, Buttery Quiche recipe with Creamy Savoury filling of leeks Bacon and cheese a great addition to any lunchtime, Dinner or a Picnic.

Slice – Leeks to form Circles

Saute  – 1 tbsp. Olive Oil  – Brown 250 g Diced Bacon – Add Leeks – Saute 5 Mnts.

Preheat – Oven 180 Deg Celcius.

Beat – 5 Eggs – 1 cup Cream – 1 handful Parsley – Handful grated Cheese – Salt and Pepper to taste

Spread  – Line Baking Tin – Circular Puff Pastry – Spread  Sauteed Bacon – Veg mix – Pour -Egg Mixture.

Decorate – Pickled Sweet Pepper Slices –  Sprinkle Grated Cheese to Taste

Bake – 30 Minutes – Preheated Oven.   Check and Bake 5 Extra mnts. if needed

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Dal Makhani – Lentils in Cream Sauce

Dal Makhani a Popular Lentil recipes from North India Punjabi cuisine made with Whole Black Lentils Or Urad dal and Kidney Beans or Rajma.

  • Soak – 1 cup  Urad dal, 1/2 Cup Red Kidney Beans – 3 -4 cups water – Overnight – Pressure Cook / or Instant Pot – 20 mnts – till soft and done
  • Saute – Heat -2 tbstp Ghee / Butter – 1 chopped Onion – 1 tsp Ginger – Garlic paste – Add – 1 tsp Chilli – Pinch Turmeric – Pinch Garam Masala – Salt to taste – Low flame – Add 2 tbsp Tomato paste
  • Mix – Cooked lentils with Sauce – Bring to Boil – Add – Half Cup Cream – Simmer on low flame – 5 mnts.
  • Garnish – Coriander Leaves. Serve – With Rice or Naan

Packed with the goodness of whole lentils and Spices, this Creamy Dal is super easy to make, flavorful Protein-rich, loved by all.

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Tomato Soup with Dumpling – Supă de roșii cu găluște

Boil – 2 Onions – 3 Bell Peppers – 1 Kilo Tomato – till Soft – Strain To remove seeds

Add – 1 Bunch Chopped Parsley – Salt to taste – 1 tbsp. Olive Oil – Bring to Boil – Soup Ready

Mix 2 eggs – 1 cup Coarse Semolina – rest -10 Mnts – large pot – salted water to a boil – reduce heat to medium low.

Dumplings – Use 2 spoons to form Oval Shape – Boil low flame few minutes – pour 1cup cold water – Bring to boil again – Strain and remove Cooked Dumplings

Serve – Cold – Tomato Dumplings with Soup

Recipe for Romanian Tomato Soup With dumplings Shared by my Romanian Friend Gina who dealing with Tomato abundance this Summer. Huge Sun-warmed tomatoes dreaming of ways to serve them.

Thai Fish Cake

Thai Shrimp cakes Recipe

Chop – 1/2 Cup Long green beans  – Handful  Thai Basil Leaves

Blend – 500 g  white Fish –tbsp. Thai Curry Paste – 2 tsp fish sauce – 1 tsp Rice Vinigar – 1 Tbsp. Coconut Flakes   – 1 egg  – 1 tsp Cornflour (optional)

Mix  – Fish Paste – Chopped items

Fry –  1 tbsp Mix  – Flatten to Form Patties – Shallow fry  – low Flame – Both sides – Till Done.

Use Red or Yellow Thai Curry Paste. Adjust quantity to taste. Serve with  Chilli Sauce. Enjoy!!

Recipe for Asian Thai Fish Cake with  Long beans and Coconut Flakes served with sweet chili sauce.

A popular Thai Snack wonderfully delicious and Yummy  you just can’t get enough of it.

 

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Kaddu Ka Saag – Creamy Lentil Spinach

Kaddu Ka Saag - Creamy Lentil with Pumpkin leaves

Boil – 1/2 Cup Yellow Lentils (toor Dal) – 1 tsp.  Turmeric Powder –  Until – cooked

Saute – 1 tsp. Oil – 1 knob butter –  1 tsp. each Mustard seeds – cumin – 1 chopped Onion -2 cloves Garlic –  2 green chillies  till translucent.  Add 1 tomato  and cook 3- 4 minutes.

Add – to above – Chopped Young Pumpkin leaves and flowers (4 -5 cups) – salt to taste –  bring to boil – Add Cooked lentils –  boil for 2 mins – Done.

Enjoy with Rice or Naan

Note :  Adjust Salt and Spice to taste. Use Spinach instead of  Pumpkin / Squash  Leaves.

Easy Vegetarian recipe with Indian Spices combined with  Creamy Lentils and Spinach of Choice.

 

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Wisdom of Cooking

 

No one who cooks, cooks alone. Even at her most solitary, a cook in the kitchen is surrounded by generations of

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via THE GREAT BLOGGERS’ BAKE-OFF 2020 — Caramel (Learner at love)

 

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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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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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