Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
1 large piece of Cucumber (about 10.5 Oz).
1 teaspoon salt
1 3/4 cups yogurt
1/2 teaspoon yogurt
pinch of ground cumin
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro or mint.
chili powder (garnish).
Lay a clean dish towel flat on the counter.
Wash the cucumber and coarsely grate the unpeeled cucumber directly
onto the dish towel.
Sprinkle with half a teaspoon of the salt, gather up the dish towel
and squeeze until all the excess moisture is removed from the
Pour the yogurt into a bowl and beat in the remaining salt, together
with the salt and cumin.
Stir in the grated cucumber.
Taste and add extra seasoning, if necessary.
Cover and chill until ready to serve.
When ready to serve, stir in the chopped cilantro (or mint) and
transfer to a serving bowl.
Sprinkle with chili powder and serve.
1.5 tablespoon of Oil
2 cups long grain rice (Basmati)
3 Cardamons, 3 cloves and 1" Cinnamon( or use 1 teaspoon of "Garam
Masala" available in stores)
Salt to taste
Heat Oil on medium.
Add the cardamons, cloves and cinnamon and fry for a few minutes.
Add the sliced onion.
Brown the onion, do not burn it.
Add the chopped half tomato.
Wash the rice separately (Wash and drain the rice several times,
stirring rice with your fingers until the water no longer clouds up)
and add it to the vessel.
Throw in some water so the water is 1/2" above the rice in the dish.
If you are using a pressure cooker, one whistle will do.
Else, you will have to check it after about fifteen minutes. Stir
gently to avoid breaking the grains.
Minced meat with Vindaloo paste
1 lb ground lamb (or beef)
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 lb green peas.
Grind to a paste -
6 red chillies (or 1.5 teaspoon chilly powder)
1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (or 3/4 teaspoon cumin powdered)
1/2 inch turmeric (1.5 teaspoon turmeric powder)
1/2 pod garlic
Grind the paste with the above mentioned ingredients and keep aside.
Fry the sliced onions in 2 tablespoons oil. Add the ground curry paste.
When fried, add mince with salt.
Keep stirring every couple of minutes and let the water dry out.
Add potatoes and peas with 1/2 cup water.
Simmer on medium-low heat till the vegetables are cooked.
Add vinegar and remove from fire after five minutes.
Garnish with fresh Cilantro and serve.
1 medium Red Onion
1/2 lb Chicken cut into bite-sized pieces (I used breast meat)
1/2 inch Ginger and 1/2 pod Garlic chopped up fine (alternatively 1
tablespoon of ginger garlic paste)
1 tablespoon of Bottle Masala.
Method - Heat 2 or 3 tablespoons of Oil and brown the onions. Do not
burn the onions. Add 1 tablespoon of Ginger Garlic paste OR chopped up
1/2 inch ginger and 1/2 pod garlic. Heat for a few minutes. Add 3/4
tablespoon of Bottle Masala and fry for another five/seven minutes.
Add the cut up chicken. Add salt to taste (about 1 teaspoon).
Cook on medium heat for about 18 minutes. Midway, check the gravy and
add a little 1/4 water if desired.
Monday, July 27, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Zabaione with Strawberry (4 Pers.)
Wash 500g strawberry, cut them in small pieces and add 70g sugar, a glass of red wine and 2 spoons of coarsely grounded green peppercorns. Mix well and marinate all together for at least 1h. Warm carefully 2 yolks and 10g sugar in a pot. Add 1 glass of white wine and mix it quickly until the zabaione gets solid. Make a layer of strawberries, then the zabaione and on top another layer of strawberries. Delicious!
Thanks Tobi - this was fantastic!