• Green Pea Hummus

    February 1, 2021peppercook

    A delicious healthy yet easy green pea based dip – an alternative to making hummus with chickpeas, which are so much more work! Also serves as a nice sauce for roasted vegetables when thinned! Ingredients: 1 cup green peas (fresh or frozen) 2 tablespoons sesame seeds click here to buy the quality sesame seeds  A…

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  • Mom’s Recipe # 12 – Vegetable Samosas

    November 3, 2020peppercook

      Simple yet delicious Indian potato and pea samosas!  Samosas might be time-consuming to make, but the end product is always worth the effort. They really aren’t that difficult to make, and they freeze really well, so try them out!  The trick is in making a fragrant, spicy filling and a stiff pastry dough. The…

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  • Simple Cumin Breakfast Peas

    May 31, 2017thepeppercook

      The perfect mildly spiced North Indian breakfast dish or afternoon snack with cumin and chili adding freshness to green peas. Ingredients: 200g green peas (fresh or frozen) ½ teaspoon cumin 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion 2 green chilies, slit ½ teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons water chopped coriander for garnish (optional) a squeeze of lime…

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  • Banana in Yoghurt with Roasted Coconut (Raita)

    August 21, 2016thepeppercook

      A sweet and savoury tropical yogurt delicious with the flavours of banana and roasted coconut. A great side dish that goes well with any meal, and makes a great breakfast as well! Ingredients: 1 cup plain, unflavoured yogurt 2 ripe green bananas, about 200 grams 2 tablespoons milk ½ teaspoon rock salt or regular…

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  • Green Mango and Fresh Peas

    April 26, 2016thepeppercook

      Green peas with tangy raw mango and crunchy roasted lentils is a typical South Indian vegetarian recipe, perfect for breakfast or an anytime snack. Ingredients: 250g fresh peas or frozen peas (about 2 cups) 1 small raw mango, peeled and chopped fine (about 40g) ½ a green chili 1 teaspoon whole cumin ½ teaspoon…

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  • Coconut Sambol

    April 26, 2016thepeppercook

      A Sri Lankan staple “chutney”  made of fresh coconut and chilies! A recipe for a delicious side with hopper, idlis, and everything else! Ingredients: 1.5 cups fresh grated coconut Juice of one lime 1 green chili, roughly chopped 1 tablespoon coriander, chopped 3 tablespoons onion, chopped 1 teaspoon Kashmiri chili, ground 1/2 teaspoon salt…

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  • Spicy Coconut and Corn Bake

    March 7, 2016thepeppercook

      A one-dish wonder Indian recipe, with a great combination of corn, coconut, and yogurt. Ingredients: ½ kg frozen corn kernels or two 250g tins of corn Click here to buy Corn Kernels 1 green chili, roughly chopped 1” piece fresh ginger, peeled and roughly chopped ½ cup grated coconut 8 plain tablespoons, unflavored yogurt…

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  • Boiled Egg Akuri with Potatoes

    February 18, 2016thepeppercook

      I love eggs – they are easy, quick, and nutritious! Fortunately, my family loves eggs as well.  One of my faves is an “akuri” – a Parsi scrambled eggs with spices. This recipe is a take on azure using boiled eggs and potatoes.  While traditionally it is made with fried potato strings, I prefer…

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  • Fig Chili Jam

    January 14, 2016thepeppercook

    A deliciously spicy recipe made of fresh figs and red chilies. Ingredients: 500g of washed and dried fresh figs 1 fresh red chili pepper or 1 fresh Hungarian pepper, finely chopped 1 cup sugar ½ teaspoon salt, or to taste ¾ cup white vinegar Click here to buy 1 teaspoon paprika ½ teaspoon red chili,…

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