• Fragrant Pineapple Rice

    November 7, 2022peppercook

      I had started posting my Mom’s recipes from what is now termed “Mom’s Golden Recipe Book.” It’s actually a notebook from her college days when she had taken home science classes at the age of 16. It’s fun because the terms are so outdated and lots of ingredients or steps are missing in recipes.…

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  • Spicy Korean Chicken Wings

    December 1, 2020peppercook

      These spicy, addictive chicken wings are made with my favourite Korean ingredient, Gochujang red chili paste. Seared without oil, then cooked in beer and topped with sesame seeds, these are a hit as a starter at any gathering! Ingredients: 500g chicken wings, wingettes, and drumettes only (with skin) 3 cloves garlic, minced ½ tablespoon…

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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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  • Mom’s Recipe # 15 – Chicken Shami Kebab

    June 12, 2020peppercook

      These are super easy kebabs – made with chicken breast, spices, garlic, ginger and onions (the whole North Indian shebang!) They are tender and delicious, and easy enough for even a novice cook! Perfect as a starter for guests at dinner. Ingredients: 250g boneless chicken breast halves  (about 2-3pieces) ¼ cup chana dal, about…

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  • Candied Ginger Cookies

    December 17, 2018thepeppercook

      Ginger snaps – from a tall can Mom brought home from the supermarket – were always a favourite of mine growing up. These spicy ginger cookies- made with both fresh and candied ginger- are a more mature version of my childhood favourite! Try this easy recipe for the holidays and all year round as…

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  • Raw Carrot Bliss Balls

    June 26, 2018thepeppercook

      A no-cook recipe for delicious and very more-ish bliss balls made of raw carrots, fresh coconut, and dates. Perfect for a school lunch box or after-dinner snack, with no effort at all! Ingredients: 1 cup grated carrots 1 cup fresh shredded coconut 6 dates soaked in water for a half-hour (about 70g) ½ teaspoon…

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  • Easy Masala Sausages

    October 1, 2016thepeppercook

      Masala Sausages is a Spicy and quick sticky sausage with bold Indian fusion flavours. Ingredients: 250g cocktail sausages Click here to buy 4 cloves garlic, minced ½ a small onion, finely chopped ½ a teaspoon garam masala Click here to buy ½ a teaspoon red chili, ground 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce 1 tablespoon ketchup…

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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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