• 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 50g 1 ½ teaspoon salt…

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    • Peanut Butter Chicken

      June 10, 2020peppercook

          This is a great recipe for a novice cook or even a pro one! This peanut butter chicken is packed with flavour from peanut butter, chiles, and sesame oil. It is easy and quick to make and is ideal for college cooking or young professionals who want to make a simple, tasty meal. Delicious as a starter, or as…

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      • Goa-Inspired Prawn Curry

        June 5, 2020peppercook

            I love cooking seafood because it’s easy, quick, and absorbs so many favours. I had lots of fun last year creating this recipe and collaborating with the team from Cambay Tiger to shoot this video  (not to mention that the prawns were plump and delicious!) The red chili paste in these prawns is inspired by the spicy Recheado masala…

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        • Mushrooms in Yoghurt Cream with Dill

          June 3, 2020peppercook

              These mushrooms in yoghurt are quick and easy to make and are a wonderful filling for pita bread with falafel, or in a sandwich.  This dish also works as a dip, but is yummy enough just to eat as is! Dill and mint add tremendous flavour to the mushrooms, and I find I can just warm up the leftovers…

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          • Sri Lankan Inspired – Sweet Potato Curry

            May 27, 2020peppercook

              One of my favourite vegetables is the humble sweet potato – which tastes the best in this Srilankan-inspired sweet potato curry.  Key flavours in this curry come from cinnamon and coconut milk.  Srilankan cinnamon is of course the world’s best, and those fragile rolls of cinnamon have a far more subtle flavour than the rough, dark cassia bark we use…

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            • Mediterranean Chicken with Garbanzo Beans

              May 19, 2020peppercook

                  During the COVID-19 lockdowns across the world, every Mom wants to make a “one-dish-wonder.”  Food that is flavourful, easy, and tastes great, with a few dishes to wash as possible! With four grown children at home, this hi-protein nourishing chicken stew is really popular with my family.  It is ideal for lunch or dinner served with just a salad,…

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              • Spinach Rice with Truffle Butter

                May 15, 2020peppercook

                  When we all want to be gluten-free, this is my family’s go-to rice dish.  A rice dish with basic ingredients and one that is the show stopper – truffle butter!  Since all the ingredients are available, I have been making my spinach rice with truffle butter during the lockdown as well!  Easy, quick, and delicious, it is tasty both with and without the…

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                • Mom’s Recipe #1 – Cheese Puffs

                  May 13, 2020peppercook

                      These are my favourite childhood cheese puffs and they’re super easy to make! My friends who popped by from school loved them!  Mom would whip them up in just a few minutes and we would eat them with Delmonte ketchup. And that’s what my kids did today when these hit the table! Looking for an easy snack with everyone…

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                  • Mom’s Recipe # 4 – Potato and Coconut Kachories

                    May 6, 2020peppercook

                        Stuck at home during the COVID19 crisis, I’ve been trying out a lot of my Mom’s recipes.  This is the perfect situation in which to try the more time-consuming ones, as, on some mornings, the day just stretches out timelessly. With the whole family at home, enticing aromas emanating from the kitchen keep everyone’s spirits high! These kachories make…

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                    • Sweet Rice with Saffron and Nuts ( Zardah Pulao)

                      March 4, 2020peppercook

                          The word “zarda” is Persian for yellow, and this yellow rice gets its colour both from saffron as well as food colouring. Fragrant with the aroma of saffron, cinnamon, cloves, and cardamom carried through by the buttery ghee, and rich with almonds and pistachios, this is an easy traditional favourite! One of the simplest Indian sweets to experiment with.…

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