Carrot – The root vegetable

The carrot is a root vegetable, usually orange in colour, though purple, black, red, white, and yellow cultivars exist.

Here I share two recipes of  this root vegetable: PEPPERY CarrotBhurji Carrot sticks (with Rice & Yogurt)

In this recipe of carrot bhurji I have merged the benefits of black peppercorns and coconut cream – black peppercorns have an appetizing warm flavour and are known to treat and heal many ailments; and coconut cream is highly nutritious.

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Carrots are especially rich in anti-oxidants, vitamins and dietary fibre, Yogurt comes from milk – providing animal protein and several other nutrients (calcium, vitamin B-2 & B-12, potassium and magnesium) and Rice is one of the few cereals that is free from gluten … I have refreshingly combined these three foodstuffs for a healthy meal.

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Flavourful Potatoes

The flavour of garlic, cumin seeds and vinegar blended with potatoes is warm and delicious.

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The Recipe:

Quantity of baby potatoes: About ½ kg

¤ Marinate sliced pieces of baby potatoes in — ¼ tsp. of turmeric powder, ½ tsp. of kashmiri chilli powder, ½ tsp. of garam masala, 2 to 3 tbsp. of chilli vinegar and salt – according to preference of taste.

¤ In adequate quantity of any mild-flavour vegetable oil –  sauté mashed pieces of an entire small garlic bulb, when the garlic husk turns a tad brown in colour – add 1 tsp. of cumin seeds, followed by marinated potatoes, add a little quantity of water, when the water completely evaporates and potato pieces are cooked – relish the flavourful potatoes.

Serving size: Approximately 4

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The Rich Macaroni-Pasta

Macaroni Pasta merged with butter, cheese, paneer and spinach is splendid.

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The Recipe:

Quantity of macaroni pasta: About 250g = 4 cups of dry pasta; cook the pasta according to the package instructions.

¤ In adequate blend of warm, any mild-flavour, vegetable oil & about equal quantity of (pasteurized salted) butter  — add mashed pieces of about 10 garlic cloves,  finely sliced pieces of 4 medium tomatoes, followed by finely sliced pieces of a handful of spinach leaves; and add salt – according to preference of flavour,

¤ Add a pinch of turmeric powder and sliced pieces of paneer (200g – cottage cheese) to the melted blend,

¤ After a little while – combine the warm, cooked macaroni pasta with the warm mixture,

¤ Blend two slices of cheese to melt in the warm combination.

Serving size: Approximately 3

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Fish Curry Recipes

Fish curries are irresistible, and here are four such recipes …

surmai-king-mackerel-fish-curry

 

ghol-jew-fish-curry

 

dhoma-croakardodyarohodki-in-piquantcurry

 

the-south-indian-fish-curry-with-salmon

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Chicken & Cabbage

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The amalgamation of chicken and cabbage blended with mustard seeds, coriander leaves and Guntur chillies is magic, very certainly delicious and healthy too.

The Recipe:

  • In adequate quantity of any mild-flavour, warm vegetable oil – add ½ a tsp. of mustard seeds  to crackle,
  • Add mashed pieces of about 10 garlic cloves; followed by finely sliced pieces of 2 medium tomatoes, a handful of finely chopped pieces of coriander leaves, pieces of two Guntur chillies (these are small, sundried chillies and are plum red in colour; with a likable flavour along with high level of spiciness); add salt – according to preference of flavour,
  • Add ¼ tsp. of turmeric powder, and ½ a tsp. of garam massla to the melted mixture,
  • Meld boneless chunks of ½ a kg chicken with the warm mixture,
  • When the chicken pieces are par-cooked – combine the mixture with finely sliced pieces of a small cabbage (about 250g),
  • When the chicken pieces are cooked – relish the blend.

Serving size: Approximately 4

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Chicken WINGS

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The Recipe:

  • For the marinade: Prepare a mixture of these ingredients, and by adding a little quantity of water whisk the mixture into a thick and creamy marinade –
  1. About 100g of gram flour
  2. 80g of thick yogurt
  3. A pinch of turmeric powder
  4. ½ tsp. of garam masala (Garam masala is a roasted powder mix of spices such as coriander, cumin, black pepper, chilli, cassia leaf, cassia, clove, black cardamom, anistar, fennel seeds etc. The flavour of garam masala varies according to the composition of different spices and ingredients in it; every brand of garam masala available in the market is dissimilar in taste, you may also find different varieties of garam masala of the same brand.)
  5. 1 tsp. of kashmiri chilli powder (Kashmiri chilli powder has a very mild pungent flavour and gives food soft red colour.)
  6. Salt – according to preference of taste
  • Add 1 kg of chicken wings/lollipop pieces (these pieces are usually prepared using the middle segment of the chicken wing, and are easily available at the meat shop) to the marinade, and marinate these chicken pieces for about 15 to 20 minutes before frying them.
  • For frying: Gentle drop the well coated marinated chicken pieces into a shallow pan of warm (adequate quantity of any mild-flavour) vegetable oil, to deep fry the pieces by frequently rotating them, in medium to low heat, for about less than 5 minutes.

Serving size: Approximately 5

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Nutritious PASTA

IMG_3203 - CopyPasta is mostly made from dough of durum wheat flour which is rich in proteins; the other fact about this foodstuff is that it can be melded with a variety of ingredients according to one’s whims—and the result is sure to be wonderful.

The Recipe:

Quantity of dry fusilli/ Rotini pasta: About 250g = 4 cups of dry pasta; cook the pasta according to the package instructions

  • Sauté mashed pieces of about 10 garlic cloves in adequate quantity of warm soybean oil,
  • Add finely sliced pieces of 7 small tomatoes and finely sliced pieces of 2 hyderabadi green chillies (these chillies are about palm length and slender, they have mild but distinctive pungent flavour) to the blend; and smidgen the mixture with salt – according to preference of flavour,
  • Meld 500g of chicken mince with the melted mixture; add finely sliced pieces of 3 small orange carrots and ¼ tsp. of turmeric powder to the mixture,
  • Add 4 cheese slices to meld with the warm, cooked mixture,
  • Amalgamate the cooked fusilli pasta with the warm mixture.

Serving size: Approximately 3 to 4

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