Western Indian

  • Garlicky Field Beans Rice

    November 7, 2022peppercook

      This rice dish – garlicky field beans and coconut rice- from my Mom’s old 1952 cookbook, is perfect for evening meal. Flavoured with onions, coconut, chilies, garlic (not browned) and cumin, it’s unusual and filling. Served with yoghurt or kadhi (tempered yoghurt), and a side of mango pickle, its perfect for a weekday meal…

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  • Prawns in Tamarind Coconut Curry

    June 23, 2021peppercook

      Cooking doesn’t get any easier. A simple, Goa-inspired prawn curry flavoured with garlic, onions and coriander. Prawns are easy and quick to make, and always impress guests. This curry, cooked with tamarind and coconut milk, is ready in a jiffy. Light, not too spicy, tart and creamy, it’s lovely for brunch or dinner! Ingredients:…

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  • Goan-Inspired Eggplant with Vinegar

    June 1, 2021peppercook

      A simple, yet delicious Indian eggplant recipe with Goan roots. This mildly spiced makes a great vegan lunch or dinner dish with rice. The cubes of eggplant readily soak up a spicy tomato paste marinade and soften, making them an ideal vegetable for any kind of Indian bread, or a topping on crusty bread!…

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  • Quick Stir-Fried Indian Chicken

    November 28, 2020peppercook

      If you’re new to Indian food, this recipe of Quick Stir-Fry Indian Chicken is super-easy. Most of the flavor comes from cumin and turmeric and the rest from the vegetables; and you don’t have to wait for the water to dry! Ingredients: 300g chicken breast, about three halves of chicken breast ½ teaspoon salt…

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  • Easy Asian Pan Fried Chicken

    September 22, 2020peppercook

      With four children, one in college, and three feeding themselves full-time, I have realised there is definitely a need for easy, quick Asian recipes. And while the kids want to eat familiar food, they definitely don’t want the labour of familiar food! So I’ve gone back to the reason I started my blog –…

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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…

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  • Buckwheat Khichadi

    January 20, 2020peppercook

    This buckwheat khichadi is a savoury porridge, akin a pulao, made with the gluten-free groats of buckwheat, and is delicious. Flavoured with chilies, cumin, potatoes, peanuts, coconut as well as other spices, it’s a one-dish wonder for lunch or dinner when served with fresh yoghurt. Ingredients: ½ cup buckwheat groats (whole kuttu) Buy my favourite buckwheat now…

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  • Kutchi Farali Potato Curry

    March 28, 2018thepeppercook

      A delicious potato curry made on days that Indians fast and do not eat cereals, nor onion or garlic. A simple recipe, it is a favourite in our house even on days that no one is fasting! Perfect with puris or rice for a Sunday lunch! Looking for an easy Indian “curry”?  Here’s one!…

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  • Easy Fresh Fenugreek Rice

    June 25, 2017thepeppercook

      With the fresh, green bitterness of fenugreek balanced by the nuttiness of roasted dals, chilies and coriander seed, and the fragrant aroma of basmati, Fenugreek Rice is a healthy meal in one needing accompaniments of only yoghurt, papad, and pickles. Ingredients: 2 cups cooked rice/ leftover rice 1 tablespoon urad dal (skinned black gram)…

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  • Mango and Lentil Dip

    June 6, 2017thepeppercook

      An easy and delicious summer dip that combines the quick-cooking lentils with the fragrant flavour of fresh, ripe mangoes and Indian spices. Ingredients: ¼ cup split moong dal (yellow lentils) Click here to buy ¼ teaspoon turmeric ¼ teaspoon red chili, ground ½ teaspoon salt 1 garlic clove, finely chopped 2 tablespoons fresh coriander…

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