Sunday, 22 August 2010

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Chachi's Bakala jo soup . Mixed Vegetable Soup


Ingredients
1 table spoon butter
1 medium onion; finely choped
1 table spoon plain flour
1 400 gm tin plum tomatoes; liquidised
4 cups finely choped cabbage
1 cup peas
1 cup chopped carrots
3 cups water ( you can add more or less water according to how thick you want the soup to be)
salt to taste
f1 tspn reshly ground black pepper or to taste

Method
Add butter to the heated saucepan
Add the onions; fry until transparent
Add the flour, fry until light brown, it should smell delicious
Add the tomatoes
Cook for 10 minutes at low heat
Add the vegetables and the water.
Add the salt and pepper
Simmer for 20 minutes, serve with garlic bread or plain rice.
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Monday, 16 August 2010

Khajur ne Akrot jo Cake / Date and Walnut Cake

The is a healthy cake, containing rolled oats (lower your cholesterol), wholemeal flour (fibre), gur / jaggery (unrefined cane or palm sugar containing minerals and vitamins), dates ( a source of B complexed vitamins, potassium, copper, magnesium, and iron) .walnuts. (omega 3 and minerals such as zinc).




Ingredients
2 cups medium chapatti flour (or 1 cup wholemeal flour, 1 cup plain flour)
2 cups rolled (porridge) oats
2 level tspn baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup chopped dates
1 cup roughly chopped walnuts
1 cup gur / jaggery; grated  (or brown sugar)
2 cups milk
2 eggs
5 table spoon vegetable oil



1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees centigrade.
2. Mix all the dry ingredients
3. Beat the milk, eggs and oil
4. Mix all together.
5. Pour in a 9 inch greased tin
6 Bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour
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Sunday, 15 August 2010

kheema na mutter jo shaak / mince meat and peas curry

Served here with lime and chilli pickle and chapati

Ingredients
whole garam masala: 1 cinamon stick, 4-5 pepporcorns, 2 cloves, 2 cardomom and 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 table spoon oil
1 medium onion; chopped fine
1 lb minced beef (or lamb)
3-4 cloves garlic; minced
2 inch ginger; grated
2-3 green chillies; minced
1/2 tspn tumeric powder
1 400gm can peeled tomatoes; liquidised
2 tspn cumin/coriander powder
2 tablespoon yogurt
1 cup peas
1/2 tspn garam masala
salt to taste.
1 tablespoon chopped coriander for garnish


1. Heat the oil in a pan, add the whole garam masala
2. when they start to crackle and splutter add the onion, and fry until golden brown
3. Add the minced meat, garlic, ginger and chillies and fry until the meat is brown, break down any lumps that form
4. Add tumeric, coriander and cumin powdereds, stir, add the tomatoes.
5. Bring to boil and add the yogurt, mix and add the peas.
6. Simmer for 20 minute suntil the peas are cooked.
7. Add the salt and garam masala powder, mix and garnish with coriander leaves
Serve with rice or chapati
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Friday, 6 August 2010

Machi ja Bhajia / Coriander Salmon Cakes (Baked)

Machi ja bhajia is an East African Ismail dish.


Ingredients
1 lb Salmon fillet; skinned
12 oz (3 medium) potatoes; peeled and halved
3 cloves garlic; minced
1 1/2 inch ginger; grated
2 green chillies; minced
2 tablespoon chopped coriander
1/2 lemon; juiced
salt to taste
Oil Spray or a litte oil and brush
1 egg
1 cup bread crumbs




Method
1. Steam or poach the salmon, place in a large bowl and flake
2. Boil the potatoes, mash and add to the salmon
3. put aside
3. Pre-heat the oven at 200 Centigrade
4. Add the garlic, ginger, chillies, coriander, lemon juice and salt to the fish / potato mix
5. Mix everything, let the mixture cool a little.
6. Make a lemon size ball with the fish mixture, flatten and place on a ungreased tray, make them all
7. Grease another tray with oil spray or oil and brush.
8. Beat the eggs, and place the bread crumbs in a saucer or small plate
9. Dip the fish cake in the egg, and then into the bread crumbs so that they are completely coated, place on the greased tray
10. Repeat until all are done. (I made 10)
11. Place in the oven and bake for 20 - 25 minutes or until brown.




Serve with home made tomato chutney (recipe soon)
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Monday, 2 August 2010

Mango Salsa with Ginger and Coriander

This goes well with spicy meat or fish such as tandoori salmon, mackeral or chicken



Ingredients
1 large mango; cubed
1 red pepper; diced
3 spring onions; choped fine
1 inch ginger grated
1 tablespoon chopped coriander

Mix all, and set aside for 2 hours at room temperature. This lets the flavours develope.
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Sunday, 1 August 2010

Mayai jo Pudlo / Onion, Chilli and Coriander Omelette (Ismaili Style)

Mayai is eggs in Swahili.


4 Eggs
1/4 cup milk
6 spring onions; finely chopped
1 tablespoon chopped coriander
1-2 green chillies; finely chopped
Oil Spray

1. Beat the eggs and milk
2. Add the spring onion, coriander and chillies.
3. Add the salt and pepper
4. Mix well.
5. Heat up a frying pan, spray oil on it, pour the egg and cook covered at very low heat.
6. Flip it, if you can, or elso place under a grill and broil for a few minutes.


We had it for breakfast today with Chachi's Puri


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