Ground Beef Enchiladas

Ingredients: For the Salsa Roja: Dried Ancho Chilies (2 chilies) Dried Chipotle Chilies (4-6 chilies) Dried Cascabel Chiles (2 chilies) Dired Pasilla Chilies (1-2 chilies) Onions (2 medium; peeled and chopped) Plum Tomatoes (2; halved) Garlic (3 cloves; peeled) Dried Oregano Salt (to taste) Pepper (to taste) For Ground Beef Filling: Ground Beef (1-2 pounds)…

Palak Roti

Ingredients: Spinach (2 cups) Wheat Flour (2 cups) Salt (to taste) Water (as required) Oil (as required) Directions: Rinse the spinach thoroughly. In a saucepan, bring water to a boil and add some salt. Add the spinach and cook for 2- 3 minutes and then strain out the spinach leaves and put it over an…

Sambar

Ingredients: Tamarind Water (2 cups; check notes) Potato (2 medium sized; diced) Onion (1-2 medium sized; diced) Drumsticks (2; sliced to 2 inch thinkness; check notes) Tomato (2-3 medium sized; diced) Carrot (1; diced) Beans (6; cut into 1 inch pieces) Ivy Gourd (aka. Tendli; 6-7 cut into halves; optional) Eggplant (1-2 small; diced; optional)…

Dosa

Ingredients: White Rice (2 cups) Urad Dal (1 1/2 cups) Sabudhana (Tapioca pearls; handful) Salt (to taste) Note: For every cup of rice you have to use 3/4 cup of urad dal. Directions: Rinse the rice and sabudhana a few times and then soak them both together in water for 6-8 hours. Do the same…

Lemongrass Chicken

Ingredients: Chicken Thighs (2 pounds; boneless skinless cut into bite size pieces) Yellow Onion (1 onin; thinly sliced) Lemongrass (2 sticks) Turmeric root (1 inch piece) Ginger (1 inch piece) Garlic (4-5 cloves) Green onions (2-3) Red Chilies (2) Sesame oil (1 teaspoon) Fish Sauce (1 tablespoon) Soy Sauce (1 tablespoon) Chicken Stock (1 cup)…

Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Ingredients: Chicken Thighs (preferred, I fried the chicken for waffles so used 6 pieces of skinless and boneless) Buttermilk (2 cups) Dried Rosemary (1/2 teaspoon) Dried Thyeme (1/2 teaspoon) Garlic Powder (1/2 teaspoon) Chili Powder (2 teaspoons) Salt (1 teaspoon) Black Pepper (1 teaspoon) Vegetable Oil/Peanut Oil (2 litre or 1/2 gallon) Seasoned Flour: Flour…

Waffles

Ingredients: All-purpose flour (2 cups) Milk (1 3/4 cups) Eggs (2) Vegetable Oil (1/2 cup) Sugar (1 tablespoon) Baking Powder (5 teaspoons) Salt (1/4 teaspoon) Vanilla Extract (1/2 teaspoon) Directions: Preheat the waffle iron. In a large bowl, beat the eggs, then add in the milk, vegetable oil, sugar, baking powder, salt, and vanilla extract,…

Pineapple Pachadi

Ingredients: Pineapple (2 cups; finely chopped) Coconut (1 cup; shreded) Green Chilies (3-4; depending on spiciness) Cumin Seeds (1 tablespoon) Mustard Seeds (1/2 teaspoon) Curry Leaves (couple of leaves) Yogurt (1 1/2 cup) Turmeric Powder (1/2 teaspoon) Chili Powder (1 teaspoon) Salt (to taste) Sugar (optional; to taste) Water (1/2 cup) Coconut Oil (2 tablespoons)…

Vegetable Pulav

Ingredients: Rice (3 cups) Carrot (2-3 carrots; diced) Green Peas (1 cup) Green Beans (1 cup; sliced 1/2 inch) Cauliflower (cut florets into small pieces) Water (6 cups) Lemon Juice (1/2 lemon) Cilantro (half a bunch; finely chopped) Salt (to taste) Pepper (to taste) Ghee (2 tablespoon) Directions: Rinse the rice thoroughly and then soak…

Pavakka Thoran (Stir Fried Bitter Gourd)

Ingredients: Bitter Gourd (2-3) Chili Powder (1 tablespoon) Turmeric Powder (1/4 teaspoon) White Vinegar (2-3 tablespoons) Salt (1-2 tablespoons) Oil (3-5 tablespoons) Directions: Cut the bitter gourd lengthwise into halves and remove the seeds from the inside. Slice the halves into roughly two-inch long cubes and finally slice the cubes into thin sticks. Add the…