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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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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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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Papanasi – Romanian Cheese Doughnut

 

Papanasi Doughnut

 

Dough – Mix 300g self raising flour – 450g Crumbly Cottage Cheese – 2 eggs – Drop Vanilla –  Lemon Zest – rest 30 Mnts in Fridge.

Roll and Cut – Roll thick 2-3 cms – Cut  to make circles and rounds

Deep Fry –  Hot Oil – Medium flame  – Till Done – Drain on Paper Towel

Serve Hot  Papanasi topped with  Sour Cream and Jam.

Recipe for Traditional Romanian Fried Doughnuts Papanasi made with Cottage Cheese and Topped with Sour Cream and Jam.

 

This recipe was shared by my Romanian Friend Gina who is a queen of Desserts.  Thank you Gina for sharing.

 

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Parsley Chutney Rava Dosa

Parsley Chutney Rava Dosa Recipe

Mix –   1/2 Cup Rice Powder – 1/2 Cup Semolina – 1/4 Cup All Purpose Flour- 1 chopped Onion – 1/2 tsp Salt – +/-2 cups water  – Rest  30 mnts

Soak – Marble Size Tamrind – 1/2 Cup Hot water- 10 mnts – Extract Tamarind Juice

Grind – 1/2 Cup Each – Peanuts – Parsley – Grated Coconut  – 1/2 Small Onion – 1/2 tsp. each – Chilli Powder –  Ginger Powder –  Tamarind Juice  – Chutney

Heat – Grease Pan – Spread Batter  – Drizzle Oil – Flip to cook both Sides – Low Flame. – Dosa Ready.

Serve Hot Dosas with Chutney and Sambar for Breakfast or Lunch.

Note :  Adjust Salt to taste. Use Dried Parsley or Coconut if preferred.

Recipe for Quick Easy Delicious South Indian Savoury Rava Dosa Pancakes with Parsley Peanut Chutney  or Pesto.

 

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Pineapple Chicken — Finger licking Flavours

Marinate –  1 Kg Chicken – Juice 1 lemon – Salt  – Pepper – 2 tbsp Oil  – 1 hour – Grill till done.

Saute  – 1 Onion – 1 tsp. each Minced Garlic and Ginger – 2 Bell Pepper – 3/4 cup chopped Pineapplle – in Oil

Sauce-  Blend 1/4 cup Pineapple – 1/4 cup Orange juice  – 1 tsp. each Salt – Sugar and Chilli flakes – 1 tbsp. Corn Starch  add to Saute. Simmer 3-4 mnts.

Serve – Grilled Chicken with Sauce – Garnished with Coriander leaves.

For Detailed receipe with beautful pictures see link below.

via Pineapple Chicken — Finger licking Flavours

 

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Oven Roasted Cauliflower Florets

Quick and Easy Recipe for  Delicious Roasted Caulflower flavoured with Garlic and Lemon as Side dish. 

Preheat – Oven 200°C

Cut- 1 Head Cauliflower –  in florets  Mince – 4-5 cloves Garlic

Drizzle  – 2 tbsp. Olive Oil – 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice

Mix – Handful Parsley – 1 tsp. Turmeric Powder – Salt and Peper to taste.

Toss – in Roasting Pan – Spread Single Layer  – 25-30 mnts until Slightly Brown.

Serve Hot.

Note – Use Rosemary instead of Parsley. Sprinkle Garam Masala for additional flavour.

Quick and Easy Recipe for  Delicious Roasted Caulflower flavoured with Garlic and Lemon as Side dish.

 

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Keema Mutter – Ground Meat and Peas Curry

Keema Matar Recipe

Crush – 1 Medium Onion – 2 inch Ginger pc.  – 6-7 Cloves Garlic –  Handful Curry Leaves

Spice – 1 tsp. Garam Masala – 1/2  tsp. Pepper – 1 tbsp. Coriander –  1 /2 tsp. Cumin -1/2 tsp. Turmeric – 1/2 tsp Chilli – 1 tsp. Salt – Spice Mix Powder

Chop –  3 tomatoes  – 1 Carrot  – Small Pcs.

Saute  – Pan – 2 tbsp. Oil -Heat –  Crushed items  – Stir fry 1 mnt – Add Spice Powder – Saute 1/2 mnt. – Add Chopped  – Fry 1 to 2 mnts.

Cook – Add 1/2 kg Ground Meat – Stir Fry 2 mnts – 1/2 cup Water – Bring to Boil – cover and cook – 10- 12 mnts  – Add  Peas – cook  +/- 5 mnts till Done

Garnish – Chopped Coriander Leaves or Parsley.

Serve  – Delicious Keema Curry with Rice or Naan and Raitha

Note :  Use Beef or Any Ground meat of choice.  Use Sweet Chilli Powder instead of Spicy and adjust Salt to taste.

Quick and easy Keema Matar Curry Recipe with Green Peas and Carrots.  Delicious Indian curry to serve with Steamed Basmathi Rice Or Naan Or  Pita Bread.

 

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Spicy Prawn Skewers

Grilled prawn sticksSpicy Prawn Skewers

Peel – Devien- wash 16 large Prawns

Grind – 4 cloves garlic – 1 inch Pc ginger – 2 green Chilli – Pinch Salt – 1/2 tsp. turmeric – handful coriander leaves – 1tsp. Olive Oil – juice half lemon –  Paste

Marinate –  Prawns in above Paste  – 15 mnts.

Soak  – 8 mini wooden skewers –  bowl of water – 15 mins

Cut  – 1 Red Onion – 8  Pcs.

Skewer – 2 prawns per Stick – 1 pc of Onion in between

Fry – Heat Flat Pan – Spread 1 tbsp. Oil – Fry Prawn Stick +/- 2 mnts on each Side. –  Done

Serve Delicious Prawn Skewers as Starters with lime wedges

Note  – Adjust Salt and Chilli to taste.  Use Pesto or Thai Curry Paste to Marinate instead.

Recipe for Easy to make and really yummy, Prawn Skewers on the Pan or  BBQ as Starter 

 

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