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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Chicken Tikka Masala

 

Marinate –  2 tbsp. Yogurt – 1 tsp. Salt – 1 tsp. Garam Masala  – 1 kg Boneless Chicken – Bite Size Pcs – 30 mnts. (or overnight in Fridge)

Chop –  4 medium Onions – Small pcs.   Grate –  6 cloves Garlic – 2 Inch Pc. Ginger –  2 Bell Pepper bite size pcs

Spices –  1 tsp. Chilli Powder – 1 tsp. Cumin Powder – 1 tsp. Coriander Powder – 1 tsp. Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp. Salt  – 1 tbsp.  Dry Kasuri Methi leaves

Heat –  Pan – 2 tbsp. Butter (ghee) – Saute Onion -Ginger -Garlic – Low Flame till brown – Bell Pepper saute  -1-2 mnts – Add Spices  –  Stir – 30 Secs.  – 1 Cup tomato Puree – Bring to Boil.

Cook –  Add Chicken to above – Bring to Boil – Lid on – Cook on low flame +/- 25 mints.  till done

Garnish  – 1 tbsp. Full Cream  – 1 tbsp. Crushed Cashew Nuts and a twist of Lemon Juice

Serve Delicious Chicken Tikka Masala with Rice or Naan.

Note –  Grill Marinated Chicken and add to sauce if preferred.   Or Cook Chicken in Oven with  Sauce.   Adjust salt and spices to taste.   

Recipe of Anglo Indian Chicken Tikka Masala.  Quick and Easy recipe with Chicken to serve with Fried Basmati Rice and Raitha 

 

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Seaweed Soup with Mussels

Seaweed Mussels Soup

Soak  – 2 Dried Kombu Seaweed – 15 mnts – Chop bitesize pcs.

Boil – 6 cups Water –  Seaweed –  1 cup Frozen Mussel Meat – 2 tsp Fish Sauce – 1 tbsp. Sesame Oil – 1 tsp. Chilli Powder – Boil – 3-4 mnts 

Cook – Add 100 g Noodle to above – Boil 2 mnts

Garnish  – Add – Chopped Green Onions to above – Done

Enjoy Delicious Soup for a quick Lunch.

Note – Use herbs instead of Onions.   Use Seaweed of Choice.  

Recipe of Easy delicious Seaweed Soup with Mussels and  Noodles  for quick lunch or dinner inspired by Korean Birthday soups.

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