Indian Tomato Soup – Rasam

Spices – Crush – 1 tsp. Pepper  – 1 tsp. Cumin Seeds – 6 Cloves Garlic  – 1 tsp. Turmeric – handful curry leaves.

Boil  – 4 tomatoes – 2tsp. Salt  – 1 inch Pc. Tamrind – 4 cups water 5  – 7 mnts

Saute – Heat 2 tsp. Oil  –  1/2 tsp. mustard – Crushed Spices –  1 mnt – Add to above

Garnish  – Coriander Leaves

Serve –  Hot with 1 tsp. Butter (optional) with rice or as Soup

Recipe for Simple Rasam  a South Indian Clear Soup  tangy and spicy with Pepper Turmeric Garlic and Cumin  either served as soup or paired with rice for main course.

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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

 

 

Cabbage Thoran – Spiced Sautéed cabbage

Recipe for Cabbage Thoran a favourite side dish of Kerala Cuisine. A Stir Fry with Cabbage and Grated Coconut

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cabbage-thoran-2Garnishes play an important role in food presentation. It can be defined as “Food items placed around or on top of a principal dish for a relish”. A careful selection of garnishes that have flavour, colour, and eye appeal is appreciated and is accepted as a finished dish.

In this post we are doing cabbage thoran/ mild spiced sautéed cabbage in an arc shape. Arcs add fluidity and a sense of motion to a presentation.
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Cabbage Thoran is one of the favourite side dish of Kerala Cuisine. Any Kerala Sadhya is incomplete without Cabbage Thoran. Cabbage Thoran is a stir fry made using cabbage and coconut.

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Serves: 3 – 4

Preparation time – 15 minutes

Cooking time – 20 minutes

Ingredients:

Cabbage : 500 gm finely chopped
Grated coconut : 1cup
Green chillies : to taste
Turmeric powder : 1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds : 1tsp
Curry leaves : 2 sprig

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Dalia Bulgar Fish Pilaf

Quick and Easy One Pot Recipe for Broken Wheat  Dalia Bulgar Fish Pilaf 

Marinate –  1/2 Kg Fish Pcs – 1 tsp. Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp. Salt – 1 tsp. Pepper – 1 tsp. Ginger Garlic Paste  – 20 mnts

Soak – 1 Cup Bulgar – 2 Cups Water – Half Hour Soak – Drain

Chop –  3- Red Pepper –  3 Cups of Kale (or Spinach) – 3 Tomatoes in Pcs

Heat – Wide Pan – 1 tbsp. Oil – 1 tbsp Ghee – Fry Fish 2 mnts Each Side – Move to one Side of Pan (or on Plate)

Saute – Red Pepper – Kale –  2 Mnts-  Add Tomatoes – Stir well –  5 Mnts

Cook – Fry in above  Soaked Bulgar – 3 mnts – Mix with Fish  – 1 1/2   Cup Boiling Water (or Chicken Stock)  – Low  Flame till water is absorbed – Low Flame

Garnish – Spring Onions and Corriander Leaves – Drizzle  1 tbsp. Lemon Juice – Turn off  Stove

Serve With Dates Chutney and Salad or Just eat Plain.    Delicious Easy One pot Dish. 

Note – Adjust Salt and Spices to taste.    Use Rice instead of  Bulgar if preferred.

I will post the Dates Chutney Soon.   Running out of Time now.  Sorry.

Quick and Easy One Pot Recipe for Broken Wheat  Dalia Bulgar Fish Pilaf

As Promised Here is the link to dates chutney friends.

https://livinginleuvenbelgiumeurope.com/2018/09/24/khajoor-ki-chutney-dates-chutney/