Pancakes

Ingredients: All purpose flour (2 cups) Baking powder (5 teaspoon) Egg (1) Vanilla Essence (1/2 teaspoon) Butter (4 tablespoons; melted) Milk (1 1/2 cup) Salt (1/2 teaspoon) Sugar (3 tablespoons) Directions: In a medium sized mixing bowl measure out the flour, salt, sugar and baking powder. Using a whisk or a wooden spoon combine the…

Bolani Kachalo

Bolani originates from Afghanistan and is often served in special occasions to special guests. Since it takes a while to make each bolani individually, often times families gather in the kitchen to eat it hot straight out of the frying pan. You can make the filling with almost anything from leeks to ground beef to…

Seekh Kababs with Tahini sauce

Ingredients: For Seekh Kababs: Ground Beef (4 lbs; You can substitute with any ground meat, best option is ground Lamb) Garlic (3-4; grated) Ginger (1/2 inch; grated) Cilantro (a bunch; finely chopped) Mint Leaves (a handful, finely chopped) Coriander Powder (2 tablespoons) Cumin Powder (1 tablespoon) Turmeric Powder (1 teaspoon) Chili Powder (1 tablespoon) Salt…

Vegetable Aush

Ingredients: For the soup: Noodles (Any flat noodles will do. If using long noodles, break them in half before adding them to the dish) Onion (1 medium) Tomatoes (2 or 3 medium; coarsely chopped) Garlic (2-3 cloves; finely chopped) Cilantro (use as per preference) Spinach (2 – 3 cups) Kidney beans (1 can; drained and…

Anda Bhurji (Indian Scrambled Eggs)

Ingredients: Eggs (4-6) Onions (2 medium sized; finely chopped) Tomato (1; chopped) Green Chilies (1-2 chopped; as per taste) Turmeric Powder (1 teaspoon) Red Chili Powder (1 tablespoon) Coriander Powder (1 tablespoon) Cumin Seeds (1/2 teaspoon) Cilantro (chopped; for garnish) Salt (to taste) Dinner Rolls/Breads (to serve) Directions: In a bowl, crack the eggs and…

Pad Thai

Ingredients: Rice Noodles Chicken (breast/thighs boneless skinless; sliced into strips) Shrimps (shelled & deveined) Fish Sauce (1 tablespoon) Soy sauce (1 tablespoon) Tamarind Paste (2 tablespoons) Lime juice (1/2 lime) Red Chilies (2-3; finely sliced) Ginger (1 inch; finely chopped) Garlic (1 tablespoon; minced) Sprouts (bean sprouts preferably I didn’t find ; optional) Roasted Peanuts…

Alaskan Salmon with Baked Eggs

This post will mark the 100th post on the blog and it’s been quite a journey for me as a cook. Having started this blog last year, I have explored so many cuisines I have never tasted before and tried cooking techniques I never thought I would use. I even started making my own pasta…

Moqueca (Brazilian Fish Stew)

After the first amazing series of Street Food in Asia; Netflix’s street food series has come with the second season exploring 6 new destinations in Latin America. The second episode takes a look at the food in Salvador, Brazil and one of the dishes that caught my eye was Moqueca, this amazing fish stew made…

Stir-Fried Bitter Gourd

As a kid, my grandmom and mom had a tough time with me because I was a very picky eater. They always had to make some sort of meat or seafood for me to have my dinner and vegetables were a huge no-no for me. They would really struggle to make me feed a meal…

Moroccan Dukkah Chicken Stew

Ingredients: Chicken (I used a mix of drumsticks and thigh) Lemon Juice (6 tablespoons) Ground Ginger (1 teaspoon) Smoked Paprika (2 teaspoon) Granulated Garlic (1 teaspoon) Turmeric Powder (1 teaspoon) Coriander Seeds (1 teaspoon; crushed) Moroccan Dukkah Spice (3 teaspoon) Fresh Thyme (5 grams and some for garnish) Onion (2; sliced) Garlic (3 cloves; minced)…