Halwa


An age old recipe for traditional halwa for those looking for a super sugar rush Ingredients 1 cup whole wheat flour 1 tsp cardamom powder 1/2 tsp saffron 3 tbsp ground gum 4 tbsp ghee or butter Syrup 1 cup sugar 1 cup water Boil together to make a syrup Method Heat butter and lightly…

Kachori


Ingredients 1 loaf of sliced bread, slices cut in circles with cookie cutter Oil for deep frying Filling 1 potato, boiled and mashed 2 tbsp green olives, sliced 2 green chillies chopped 1/4 cup or more of your favourate cheese 1 tsp black pepper 2 tbsp coriander leaves 1 tsp chaat masala 1/2 tsp salt…

Potato Chaat


Ingredients Samosa leaves cut in strips and deep fried 1/2 kg diced and boiled potatoes Handful of curry leaves 1/4 cup oil 1 tsp mustard seeds 1 tsp garlic paste 1 tsp red chili flakes 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp cumin powder 1 tsp chaat masala 1 tsp sugar 1/2 cup tamarind paste 2 green…

Radish and bean salad


1/2 cup olive oil 2 tbs capers 2 anchovy fillets 2 bunches parley leaves 1/2 cup white vinegar salt and black pepper 6 red radishes sliced thinly 2 spring onions sliced 15 oz white kidney beans (cannellini) 1/2 cup sliced black olives Blend anchovies, oil, capers and 1 cup of parsley in a blender till…

Ceasar Salad


Summer is round the corner so fetch your dressing shaker and enjoy a hearty classic salad Dressing: 1 garlic clove salt 3 anchovy fillets 2 egg yolks 1 tspn mustard 2 tbsp lemon juice 2 tbsp olive oil 1/2 cup vegetable oil 3 tbsp grated parmesan ground pepper Croutons 1 1/2 cup white bread torn…

Herbed Roast Chicken


Ingredients: 1 whole chicken (about 6kgs) 2 tbsp salt 1 1/2 tsp black pepper 6 tbsp butter, soft 1 tbsp lemon rind 1 tbsp chopped rosemary 1 tbsp chopped sage 1 tbsp chopped thyme 1 onion quartered 1 lemon quartered 1 orange quartered Method Rub the chicken with salt and pepper. Mix all the herbs…

Whipped Potatoes with Horseradish Sauce


Ideal side dish with roasted meats Ingredients 2 tbsp butter 1 kg mashed potatoes 4 tbsp cream cheese 2 tbsp horseradish sauce 1/2 cup milk salt and pepper 1 spring onion, chopped Method In a bowl whip the mashed potatoes with butter. Add milk and continue whipping till fluffy. Stir in cream cheese, horseradish, spring…

Cardamom Cookies


Ingredients 2 1/2 cups flour 1 1/4 tsp cardamom 1 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature 1/4 tsp vanilla extract 1 cup sugar 1 tbsp lemon or orange rind 1 egg Method Beat the butter till light and fluffy. Add sugar then vanilla then egg. Beat in three batches of flour till well incorporated and…

Balls of Fire


simple but rich in taste and flavour Ingredients 2 boiled and mashed potatoes 1/2 cup cheddar cheese cubes 2 chopped green chilies Salt to taste 1 tsp bizar, curry powder or your favorite mixed spices 1/2 cup boiled noodles 1 egg for egg wash Mix all the ingredients together with the exception of last two….

Tangy Guacomale


Ingredients 2 green tomatoes coarsely chopped 1/2 bunch coriander 2 small garlic cloves, peeled and coarsely chopped 1/4 cup coarsely chopped white onion 2 fresh chillies chopped 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 small ripe avocado, halved and pitted Place all ingredients in a food blender to make a smooth paste….

Potato pizza


Ingredients 1kg boiled potatoes, mashed 500g chopped tomatoes 1/4 cup olive oil 300g mozzarella cheese, shredded 8 anchovy fillets 1 tsp oregano Grease a pizza pan with 2 tbs olive oil and spread the mashed potatoes (to resemble a pizza dough base). Sprinkle mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, anchovies and oregano on top. Drizzle the rest of…

Caramel Brownies


Ingredients 1 recipe My Famous Brownies (omit the nuts) 1 teaspoon baking powder pinch of salt 1/4 cup ready caramel sauce 1/2 tablespoon instant coffee Directions Follow the directions for my famous brownies. Add the baking powder and salt to the flour. Add the coffee to the eggs. Pour the batter into a greased and…