Monthly Archives: June 2014
Chicken & corn soup
1 tbsp vegetable oil
100 g boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into small pieces
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 cm piece ginger, finely chopped
1 tbsp cornflour
600 ml hot chicken stock
100 g sweetcorn
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
shredded spring onions, shredded, to garnish
dark soy sauce
toasted sesame seeds, to garnish
1. Heat the oil in a deep pan and gently cook the chicken, garlic and ginger for 3-4 minutes without colouring.
2. Blend the cornflour with a little stock and add to the soup pan with the remaining stock and the sweetcorn. Bring to the boil, stirring continuously and simmer gently for 5-7 minutes
3. Beat together the egg and lemon juice and slowly trickle into the soup pan, stirring with a chopstick or fork to form egg strands. Season to taste, garnish with salad onions and…
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Dry Spicy Lamb Curry
Serves 6 – 8
1 kg lamb pieces
1 cup plain yoghurt
2 tablespoons garlic paste
1 tablespoon ginger paste
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons garam masala
salt to taste
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
4 green chillies, slit lengthwise
2 teaspoons koljana/coriander powder
1 teaspoon jeera/cumin powder
2 medium tomatoes, chopped fine
Freshly chopped dhanya to garnish
Mix the lamb pieces with the yoghurt, garlic, ginger, lemon juice, garam masala and salt to taste, cover and allow to marinade for 3 hours.
Heat the oil in a deep pot on medium heat. Add the green chillies and fry until it stops spluttering.
Add the lamb with the marinade and fry stirring frequently for 5 – 7 minutes.
Now add the tomatoes, koljana/coriander and jeera/cumin powder and mix well.
Sprinkle some water over the meat, cover, lower the heat and cook till the meat is done.
Check occasionally and add more water if needed to prevent sticking and burning. Ideally this dish has a minimal amount of thick gravy.
Turn the heat off, garnish with freshly chopped dhanya.
Serve with warm chapattis (Indian flat breads) or naans.
4 large potatoes
1 teaspoon cumin/jeera seeds
1/2 teaspoon finely chopped ginger
1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic
1 teaspoon coriander/koljana seeds (crushed)
1 teaspoon fennel/barishap seeds (crushed)
½ teaspoon chilli powder
2-3 slit green chillies
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
Handful Coriander leaves chopped
Salt to taste
30 ml cooking oil
Peel the potatoes and cut into bite size pieces.
Boil water in a sauce pan and then add the chopped potatoes and salt. Let it cook, but make sure there is still some bite to it.
After it is cooked, drain the water completely and keep aside.
Now heat a small pot and add some oil. Add the cumin/jeera seeds, garlic and ginger. Stir until garlic ginger is cooked and slightly browned.
Now add the crushed fennel/barishap seeds, coriander/koljana seeds, chilli powder and give it a stir.
Add the cooked potatoes, green chillies, salt and stir gently in intervals.
Let this cook for about 6-7 minutes until the sides have browned, spices are coated well. Add drops of water to prevent sticking to the pot and burning.
Finally garnish with coriander leaves.
200g wholemeal flour
75ml warm water
2 tbsp butter
Sift the flour into a medium bowl and make a well in the middle of the flour. Pour in the water and mix to make a dough. Turn out onto a floured surface and knead for 5 -8 minutes until smooth and elastic. Place back in the bowl, cover with cling film and leave for 10 –15 minutes.