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Kang Kong Stir-fry

Posted by Kroocrew on Saturday, April 30, 2011, In : Timor Leste 


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Ingredients:
  • *kangkong (you can substitute many leafy greens)
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 piece ginger
  • 1 chillie
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon sweet soy sauce (kecap manis)
  • sesame seed
  • basil leaves, fresh
Method:
  1. Wash, trim and drain kangkong.
  2. In a wok or skillet, heat a tablespoon sesame oil over medium-high heat.
  3. Add chopped onion, chopped garlic cloves and a peeled and minced ginger.
  4. Stir-fry for a minute or so until the onion begins to turn translucent.
  5. Add the...

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Aloo Bhaji (Potato Curry)

Posted by Kroocrew on Tuesday, February 1, 2011, In : India 




This is a low fat, no gravy curry. Fast to prepare and open to other side dishes.




Ingredients:
  • 4-5  potatoes, boiled and peeled
  • 1 teaspoon red chillie powder
  • 6-7 curry leaves
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of Asafoetida powder
Method:
  1. Submerge potatoes in a pot of cold water and bring to the boil. Boil for approximately 10 minutes. Drain the hot water from the potatoes and allow to cool until manageable.
  2. Peel the potatoes. Cut into 2.5 cm (1-in) ...

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Besan Cheela (Scallion Pancake)

Posted by Kroocrew on Tuesday, November 30, 2010, In : India 


Besan Cheela (also called chilla, puda, pudla) is a traditional  snack item often served for breakfast.  They are usually served with chutney.



Ingredients:
  • 2 cups Besan (gram flour)
  • 5 stalks Green Onions
  • 1 finely chopped Green Chilli
  • 1 bunch leaves finely chopped Coriander/Cilantro
  • 1 tsp Carom seeds
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chillie Powder
  • 1 tsp Chat Masala
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 - 1.5 cup water to make batter
  • Oil for cooking
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
Method:
  1. Put all the ingredient...

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Curried Okra and Shallot

Posted by Kroocrew on Thursday, November 25, 2010, In : India 





Ingredients:
  • 1 cup - shallots, peeled
  • Okra
  • Salt
  • 1/2 tsp - chillie powder
  • 1/2 tsp - turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp - mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp - cumin
  • 2 tbsp - oil

Method:
  1. Heat oil in a pan and temper mustard seeds and cumin.
  2. Add shallots and fry for a couple of minutes.
  3. Add chopped okra, salt, turmeric powder, chilli powder and fry till okra gets roasted.
  4. Serve with rice or roti.

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Mattar Ke Kachori (Pastry Fritters of Spiced Peas)

Posted by Kroocrew on Tuesday, November 16, 2010, In : India 





Ingredients:

For crust
  • 1 cup All Purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • Approximately 1/2 cup chilled water
For filling
  • 1 cup green peas
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 1 tablespoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seed powder
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon shredded ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon mango powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (personal pref)
  • Oil to deep fry
Method:

Pastry Crust
  1. Add the flour, salt and oil in a bowl and mix it well.
  2. Add the chilled water slowly, mixing with your fingers as you pour the water.
  3. Do not...

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Carrot Raita (Gajjar Raita)

Posted by Kroocrew on Tuesday, November 2, 2010, In : India 



Ingredients:
  • 480 ml (2 cups) plain yogurt
  • 240 ml (1 cup) grated carrots parboiled
  • 1 green chilli-finely chopped (optional
  • 1/2 tsp. black salt available in our store
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. coarsely ground, roast cumin seeds (dry roast in microwave or in a wok or frying pan
Method:
  1. Mix all ingredients and transfer to a in a serving bowl.

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Yogurt and Onion raita (Dahi Kachumbar )

Posted by Kroocrew on Tuesday, November 2, 2010, In : India 



Ingredients:
  • 3 medium onions
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 240 ml (1 cup) yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger
  • 2 medium tomatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 3 fresh green chilies, seeded and chopped
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro or coriander
Method:
  1. Cut the onions into thin slices, sprinkle with the salt and set aside for 20 minutes.
  2. Squeeze out as much liquid as possible.
  3. Mix together the yogurt and ginger, then fold in the onions and the rest of the ingredients.
Cover and chill thoroughly b...
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Spinach Raita (Palak Pachchadi)

Posted by Kroocrew on Tuesday, November 2, 2010, In : India 



Ingredients:
  • 1 large bunch spinach
  • 2 teaspoons ghee or oil
  • 1 teaspoon black mustard seeds
  • l teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
  • 1/8 teaspoon chili powder (optional)
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 480 ml (2 cups) yogurt
Method:
  1. Wash spinach thoroughly in several changes of water. Remove any tough stems and put the leaves into a saucepan with very little water. Cover and steam over low heat until spinach is tender. Drain and chop finely.
  2. In a small pan heat ghee or...

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Vegetable Momo (Vegetable Dumplings)

Posted by Kroocrew on Sunday, September 19, 2010, In : Nepal 





Ingredients:
Wrappers: (Standard frozen dumpling wrappers from your Asian food supplier may be used for this dish)
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • Water as required
  • Pinch of salt  
  • Filling:
  • 3 cups assorted vegetables (potato, spinach, cauliflower, carrot, green peas, daikon, capsicum, mushroom, napa cabbage, squash and water-chestnuts), finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup paneer cheese, roughly crushed
  • 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
  • ½ cup ripe tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup green onion, finely chop...

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Gobi Manchurian (Spicy Battered Cauliflower)

Posted by Kroocrew on Thursday, September 16, 2010, In : Bangladesh 





Ingredients
  • 1 small Cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 2 tbsp garlic paste
  • 2 tbsp ginger paste
  • 2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tbsp green chilli paste
  • 1/2 bunch coriander leaves, chopped finely
  • A pinch of saffron (or red coloring), dissolved in milk
  • 2-3 green onions (scallions), chopped finely
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon of garlic, chopped
  • 2 tsp light soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon of cornflour , dissolved in water
  • 1 tablespoon chapati atta(wheat flour)
  • 1/2 cup rice flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup of cornf...

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Cholay Bhaturey ( Curried Chick Peas with Fried Bhaturas)

Posted by Kroocrew on Wednesday, August 4, 2010, In : India 





Ingredients:
{Ingredients for Cholay}
  • 1 cup of Chick Peas (Kabuli Chana) (soaked overnight in warm water)
  • 1 Onion (finely chopped)
  • ½" piece of Ginger (Adrak) (grated)
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Paste
  • 1 Tea Bag (optional - this is to give the black colour)
  • ½ tsp. of Cumin Seeds
  • 2 tsp. of Red Chilli Powder ( to taste)
  • ¼ tsp. of Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tbsp. of Coriander Powder
  • 1 tsp. of Cumin Powder
  • Salt (to taste)
  • 2 tsp. of Chana Masala
  • 2 tsp. of Dry Mango Powder (Aamchoor Powder)
  • 2 tbsp. of Cooking Oil
  • 1/2 cu...

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Indian Mixed Vegetable Pickle

Posted by Kroocrew on Wednesday, August 4, 2010, In : India 





Ingredients:
  • Mixed, finely chopped vegetables - 4 cups
  • Lemons - 6 large
  • Red chilli powder - 1/2 cup
  • Salt to taste (gen requires a large amount)
  • 1/2 cup Oil
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp.
  • Fenugreek - 1/2 tsp.
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp.
Method:
  1. Dry roast and powder the fenugreek and cumin.
  2. Wash and scrape the outer skin and dice vegetables into small pieces. Pressure cook vegetables till one whistle, or steam cook until just soft. Allow to cool. Pat dry with toweling to remove any excess moisture.
  3. Mix toget...

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Tamatar Ka Achaar (Tomato Relish)

Posted by Kroocrew on Friday, July 16, 2010, In : India 






Ingredients:
  • Tomatoes - 1 Kg( ~2 1/4 lb)
  • Haldi (turmeric) - 2Tbsp
  • Ginger chopped finely - 25 gm(~1 oz)
  • Red chilli powder - 2 Tbsp
  • Whole dry red chillies - 4
  • Lemon juice - 240 ml (1 Cup)
  • Sugar - 240 ml (1 Cup)
  • Mustard oil - 240 ml (1 Cup)
  • Salt to taste
  • Jeera (cumin seeds) - 2 teaspoons
  • Methi daana (fenugreek seeds) - 1 teaspoon
Method:
  1. Dry roast and coarse grind the cumin and methi.
  2. Clean tomatoes and cut into small pieces.
  3. Chop ginger finely.
  4. Dry roast jeera and methi seeds and grind coarsely.
  5. Heat...

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Curried Squash

Posted by Kroocrew on Saturday, March 27, 2010, In : India 

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An great filling for fuchka.

Ingredients:
  • 1 tablespoons mango powder
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1 litre (4 cups) of sliced squash
  • 3 tablespoon oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon asafetida (hing)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
  • 1 tablespoon coriander powder
  • 1 tablespoon coarsely ground funnel seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon chillie powder  adjust to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 whole red chillie
  • 1 tablespoon shredded ginger
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

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Ala Badun (Devilled Potato and Onions)

Posted by Kroocrew on Monday, March 15, 2010, In : Srilanka 




Ingredients:
  • 500 gm (~1 lb)Potatoes
  • 250 gm (~1/2 lb) Onion (sliced)
  • 1 tsp Salt (adjust to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric
  • 1 tsp Chile powder
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 100 ml (3 1/3 fl oz)Oil
  • 1-2 Curry leaf
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard seed (ground)
  • 1 cm (~1/2 in) Cinnamon stick
  • 1 tsp Lime juice   

Method:
  1. Boil the potatoes, peel and cut into bite size pieces
  2. Place the potato in a bowl and and add the salt, turmeric, chile powder and paprika powder
  3. Heat the oil and when hot add the curry leaves followed by the onion, mustard and cinnamon...

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Mixed Vegetable Stew with Mustard

Posted by Kroocrew on Monday, March 15, 2010, In : Srilanka 

A hearty vegetable stew featuring vegetables in season. Make a selection of 4 or 5 varieties and if any need longer cooking than the others, blanch them briefly in a little water first and use the cooking water for the liquid in this dish. Serve with rice.




Ingredients :
  • 1 tablespoon Black mustard seeds
  • 250 ml Water or vegetable stock
  • 2 tablespoons Ghee or oil
  • 2 Green chilies, split
  • 2 teaspoons Chopped fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon Nigella seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon Fennel seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon...

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Samosa

Posted by Kroocrew on Wednesday, December 30, 2009, In : India 




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Makes 8 samosas.

 
Ingredients:

Dough:
120 ml (1/2 cup) all purpose flour
1/2 Tbsp sooji (semolina flour)
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 Tbsp oil
1/4 cup minus 2 tablespoon lukewarm water


Filling:

3 large boiled potatoes, peeled and chopped into very small cubes
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
2 chopped green chillies
1 tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp garam masala
1 tsp amchur (mango powder)
1 tsp salt
2 Tbsp oil
120 ml (1/2 cup) green peas (fresh or frozen)


Method:


Dough:

Mix the flour, sooji (semolina flour), salt, oil and salt togethe...
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Nepali Aloo (Potato Kebabs)

Posted by Kroocrew on Thursday, November 5, 2009, In : Nepal 






Ingredients:

  • 6 medium potatoes
  • 1 tbsp cumin powder
  • 1 tbsp corriander powder
  • 1 cm (1/2 in) ginger, chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic ground to paste
  • 1 cup yoghurt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper powder
  • chillie powder to taste
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • salt to taste
  • 4 small bay leaves (salem leaves)
  • 1/2 cup oil
Method:
  1. Peel potatoes and cut into 4 to 6 equal sized pieces.
  2. Mix all ingredients except potatoes, oil, chopped ginger and bay leaves into a smooth paste.
  3. Marinate the potatoes in this mixture for at least 4 hours. Don't leave the...

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Vegetable Pakoras

Posted by Kroocrew on Thursday, October 8, 2009, In : India 


Pakoras are made with different vegetables, akin to tempura but the batter is part of the flavour as well as the texture


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Ingredients:

•    1 cup besan (gram flour)
•    3 tablespoons rice flour (optional. This lightens the batter somewhat and produces a crispier pakora)
•    1 tablespoon of coarsely ground coriander powder
•    1 teaspoon cumin seeds
•    2 chopped green chilies
•    2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
•    salt 
•    3/4 cup of water
•    cooking oil 
•    assort...

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Aloo Masala

Posted by Kroocrew on Thursday, October 8, 2009, In : India 


Can be served banquet style as a dish of many or used as a filling for a dosa (dal pancake). It's a savoury spicy potato dish.
 
 


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 Ingredients

•    2 large potatoes
•    1 tablespoon oil
•    Pinch of asafetida (Hing)
•    1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
•    1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
•    1/2 teaspoon turmeric
•    1 finely chopped green chili (adjust to taste)
•    salt
•    1 teaspoon lemon juice
•    1 tablespoon chopped cilantro (corriander)


Method:

1.    Boil the potatoes until they...

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