North Indian

  • Mom’s Recipe #27 – Lavang Latikas (Indian Sweets)

    April 23, 2018thepeppercook

      A delicious North Indian sweet stuffed with coconut and raisins and made on celebratory holidays. Ingredients: 1 cup flour 1 tablespoon ghee 9 tablespoons water –divided 6 tablespoons coconut, lightly roasted 2 tablespoons khus khus (poppy seeds), lightly roasted 50g khoya (dried Indian milk product) 1 tablespoon raisins, chopped ½ cup plus ¾ tablespoons…

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  • Mom’s Recipe # 26 – Gajar Halwa (Carrot Halwa)

    March 18, 2018thepeppercook

      An easy recipe for a traditional Indian carrot-based dessert – a favourite across North Indian households. Ingredients: ½ kg carrots (preferably red carrots) 1 black cardamom, powdered 3 tablespoons almonds 3 tablespoons pistachios 100g khoya 150g sugar (about ¾ cup) 12-15 raisins (yellow) 6-8 strands saffron 3 tablespoons milk 3 green whole cardamom, powdered…

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  • Mom’s Recipe # 2 – Basic Moong Dal

    March 13, 2018thepeppercook

      An easy, healthy recipe for a basic staple of North Indian meals – yellow lentils flavoured with cumin and turmeric. Ingredients: 1/2 cup yellow moong dal (about 120g)  Click here to buy 5 cups water 1/2 teaspoon turmeric Click here to buy 1/2 teaspoon chili, ground Click here to buy 1 teaspoon ginger, sliced…

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  • Mom’s Easy Sweet Potatoes

    December 17, 2017thepeppercook

      A super-simple recipe of healthy sweet potatoes that can either be served as a side dish or a dessert. Ingredients: ½ kg sweet potatoes, scrubbed and cut into ½ cm slices (with the skin) ½ liter (2 cups) water 6-7 whole cloves Pinch of salt 3 tablespoons grated or powdered jaggery 2 teaspoons ghee…

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  • Basic Potato Curry in Yoghurt

    September 30, 2017thepeppercook

      A delicious, healthy basic curry made with potatoes, yogurt and just four other ingredients. Need a quick dinner dish with Indian flavours and just one spice? Here it is! Ingredients: 3 medium potatoes, about 250-300 grams ½ cup yogurt Click here to buy 1 teaspoon salt 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 green chilies split…

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  • Sweet and Spicy Watermelon Curry

    May 31, 2017thepeppercook

    This watermelon curry meets all my requirements of a good recipe! It’s easy, quick, beautiful, and delicious! It’s also a low-waste dish, as you can cook the tougher white inner rind of the watermelon as well. A sure hit at any dinner party! Ingredients: ½ a large watermelon (about 800g) 1 teaspoon nigella seeds (kalonji)…

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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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  • Ripe Fig Curry

    October 25, 2016thepeppercook

      A delectable North Indian vegetarian recipe for a fruity, healthy curry made with ripe figs, and just a few spices. Ingredients: 6 large ripe figs, about 250g-300g a pinch of asafoetida click here to buy 1 cup water ½ an onion, sliced ¼ teaspoon nigella seed (kalonji) click here to buy ½ teaspoon ground…

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  • Lotus Seeds in Yoghurt

    October 6, 2016thepeppercook

      A delightful, healthy side of spiced yoghurt with popped lotus seeds, also known as fox nuts or gorgon nuts. Ingredients: 1 cup popped lotus seeds (also known as fox nuts or gorgon nuts) Click here to buy fox nuts 1 cup milk 1½ cup plain or greek yogurt Click here to buy greek yogurt…

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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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