Tuna Fish Cakes

Tuna fish cakes are easy to prepare and can be served as a snack, starter or as part of a meal along with salads, boiled rice or cooked vegetables. Ingredients Tinned tuna fish 150 grams Potatoes 2 nos Butter 1 tablespoons Mayonnaise 1 tablespoon Spring onions finely chopped 2 tablespoons Lemon zest from 1 Lemon Bread crumbs 2 tablespoons Egg 1 nos Salt and pepper to taste Preparation Peel and slice the potatoes into medium sized pieces. Heat water in a deep pan and add some salt and cook the potatoes until they become tender and cooked. Drain the potatoes … Continue reading Tuna Fish Cakes

Chapati

Chapati is a low fat flat bread made up of wheat flour.  In north India it is the main food item of the common man.  They use it from breakfast over to supper.  It is served with a wide variety of vegetables as well as non-veg curries. Ingredients Whole wheat flour 250 gram All purpose flour 250 gram Luke warm water as needed (200 ml) Vegetable oil 2 tablespoon Salt to taste Preparation Mix flour and salt in a vessel. Add vegetable oil, water and mix well into a smooth dough. Knead the dough until it becomes soft. Make small … Continue reading Chapati

Potato Egg Omelette

Potato Egg Omelette It is a simple and tasty preparation which can be made within a few minutes.  It can be used for breakfast, as lunch tiffin, or for a 4 Ò clock snack or as a light dinner. It can be made with the minimum ingredients such as potatoes, egg and a bit salt. Here how to prepare potato egg omelette. Peel and wash a medium sized potato and grate it using a grater into a bowl. Now add a pinch salt to the grated potato and mix together. now break an egg and mix with the potatoes. Heat … Continue reading Potato Egg Omelette

Medhu Vadai / Uzhunnu Vada

The crispy uzhunnu vadas which was served along with Masala dosa was a delicacy we enjoyed during our college days.  Later away from home, I yearned for it.  And on holidays back at home I got the simplest recipe and managed to make it for my friends.  Here the recipe. Ingredients Urid dal (Uzhunnu parippu) 250 gram Green chillies chopped 4 nos Ginger chopped 1 teaspoon Salt to taste Oil to fry. Preparation Soak urad dal in water for 3-4 hours and drain. Grind the dal, chillies and ginger together adding a little water using a mixer grinder to a thick paste. … Continue reading Medhu Vadai / Uzhunnu Vada

Aloo gobi masala

Aloo gobi masala belongs to the North-indian kitchen and the Hindi name translates itself as potatoes (Aloo) and Cauliflower (Gobi) cooked with anIndian spice mix (Masala).  The first time I tasted it was in the 1980`s on my first trip to north India.  I found it delicious and here is the recipe. In the well-known Indian cuisine aloo gobi, potatoes and cauliflower are cooked with onions, tomatoes, and spices. There are various different methods to prepare this meal. You can use only onions, only tomatoes, or neither onions nor tomatoes at all. The aloo gobi recipe I’m presenting today is … Continue reading Aloo gobi masala

Zucchini Fritters

Zucchini Fritters Zucchini is available in the market fast all the year round.  At first I was not clear what to do with these green veggies.  But during the years we have found out various preparation methods for zucchini, from friends, from internet, from experimenting with this vegetable with other traditional preparation methods and the like.  I must say that many of these preparations are tastier than the steamed zucchini which we tasted for the first time from a take away. Here is the preparation method for Zucchini fritters. Ingredients Zucchini 2 large ones Eggs 2 nos Bread crumbs 2 … Continue reading Zucchini Fritters

Aloo Kachaloo Chat

Aloo Kachaloo Chat Aloo kachaloo is an easy to make spicy north indian  dish of which potatoe forms the main ingredient. Ingredients  Potatoes boiled 750 gram Tamarind chutney Green chutney Sev mixture 100 gram Preparation Slice the boiled potatoes into pieces of even thickness and arrange in a plate. Sprinkle tamarind chutney evenly over the potatoes. Put the green chutney on top of it. Garnish wit mixture and coriander leaves and serve hot. How to make Tamarind chutney. How to make green chutney. Continue reading Aloo Kachaloo Chat

Karela Fodi, Bittergourd Fodi

One of the nine basic tastes, bitterness of bittergourd gives a special touch to Inidan dishes.  Bittergourd is very esteemed in Indian kichen due to its medicinal properties.  There are a lot of ways to prepare bittergourd to a delicate food or side dish the fried varieties are my favourites. Bittergourd Fodi is a Goan preparation.  I am presenting a special preparation using rice flour as marinating paste. Ingredients Bittergourd 250 grams Chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric Powder 1/2 teaspoon Rice powder 2 tablespoon Salt to taste vegetable oil to fry Preparation Wash and dry the bitter gourds. Now slice … Continue reading Karela Fodi, Bittergourd Fodi

Beetroot Rice the simple way

Beetroot Rice the simple way Formerly, in older days beet root or simply beet was called the poor man`s vegetable.  But it is used in several ways as a delicious side dish.  Here is a tasty and simple recipe for beetroot rice.  Ingredients Rice 1 cup Beet root chopped 1 cup Onion sliced 1 nos Green chillies slit 3 nos Salt to taste Oil 2 tablespoon Preparation Cook the rice adding enough water and a pinch of salt. When half cooked remove from heat, drain and keep aside. Heat oil in a thick-bottomed pan and saute the chopped onion and … Continue reading Beetroot Rice the simple way