Pad Krapow Gai (Spicy Thai Basil Chicken)

Ingredients: Ground chicken (1 pound) Shallots (1/4 cup, sliced) Garlic (4 cloves, minced) Thai chilies (2 tablespoons, minced or other hot pepper) Chicken Broth (1/3 cup) Soy sauce (2 tablespoons) Oyster Sauce (1 tablespoon) Fish Sauce (2 teaspoons) Sugar (2 teaspoon) Basil Leaves (1 bunch, thinly sliced) Directions: In a small bowl, add the oyster…

Chicken Handi with Coconut Rice

Ingredients for Chicken Handi: Chicken Breast (Boneless & Skinless; 2 lbs cut into small cubes) Ginger & Garlic Paste (1 tablespoon) Cumin (1 teaspoon) Onion (1 large chopped) Tomatoes (4 small chopped) Turmeric Powder (1/4 teaspoon) Chili Powder (1 tablespoon) Coriander Powder (1/2 tablespoon) Yogurt (2 tablespoon) Chicken Stock (1/4 cup; alternatively use water) Garam…

Spam fried rice

Ingredients: Garlic (2-3, finely sliced) Ginger (1 inch, finely chopped) Onion (1, finely chopped) Bell pepper (1, finely diced) Carrot (1, cut into bite size pieces) Egg (2, beaten) Spam (1 can, cut into small pieces) Rice (2 cups, cooked) Soy sauce (1-2 tablespoon) Rice vinegar (1 tablespoon) Oyster sauce (1 tablespoon) Sesame Oil (1-2…

Kadhi

Ingredients: Onions (4 large, finely chopped) Green Chilies (2-3 finely chopped) Yogurt (2 cups) Gram flour (2 cups) Turmeric Powder (2 teaspoons) Chili Powder (1 1/2 tablespoon) Coriander Powder ( 1 tablespoon) Aamchur powder (1 teaspoon, optional) Cumin Powder (1 teaspoon) Ginger (1 teaspoon, finely chopped) Garlic (1 teaspoon, finely chopped) Kasuri methi (1/2 tablespoon,…

Puri Bhaji

Ingredients: Potatoes (5-6 potatoes washed to remove any dirt) Onion (1 large finely chopped) Curry Leaves (a spring) Green Chili (3-4 slit into halves) Turmeric Powder (2 teaspoon) Asafoetida Powder (a pinch) Mustard Seeds (1 teaspoon) Lemon Juice (1/2 lemon) Cilantro (finely chopped; optional) Wheat Flour (2 cups) Salt (To taste) Direction: In a pressure…

Meen Pollichathu

Ingredients: Fish (Cleaned; Golden Pomfret) Turmeric Powder Chili Powder Coriander Powder Asafoetida Powder Ginger-Garlic Paste Vinegar Shallots (6-8 finely sliced) Onion (1 large finely sliced) Tomato (2 finely chopped) Curry Leaves Green Chilies (1-2 finely sliced) Mustard seeds (1/2 teaspoon) Banana Leaf Salt (to taste) Direction: Marinate the fish with salt, 1/2 tablespoon chili powder,…

Egg Curry

Ingredients: Eggs (4 – 5 hard boiled) Onion (1 large thinly sliced) Tomato (1 medium sized chopped) Garlic (3-4 thinly sliced) Ginger (1/4 teaspoon grated) Green chilies (1-2 finely sliced) Milk (1/2 cup) Heavy cream (1/4 cup) Chili powder (1 tablespoon) Coriander powder ( 1 tablespoon) Turmeric Powder (1/2 teaspoon) Cumin seeds (1 teaspoon) Kasuri…

Squid Ink Spaghetti with Mussels & Banana Prawns

Ingredients: All purpose flour (2 cups) Eggs (4) Squid ink (2 tablespoons) Onion (1 medium sized finely chopped) Garlic (2-3 cloves finely chopped) Tomato puree (2-3 tablespoons) Wine (1/2 cup) Mussels (2 lbs; cleaned) Banana Prawns (1 lb, shell removed and deveined) Parsley (Roughly chopped) Parmesan (grated) Direction: In a bowl, add the flour and…

Poached Pear (Belle Helene)

Ingredients: Pear (2-3 cored and peeled) Sugar (2 1/2 cup) Cinnamon (1 stick) Vanilla essence (1 teaspoon) Nutmeg (grated) Dark Chocolate (1/2 lb, chopped into smaller pieces) Vanilla Ice-cream Cocoa powder (optional; for dusting) Direction: In a pot bring water to boil and then add the sugar and let it melt. Add the vanilla essence,…

Palak Paneer

Ingredients: Spinach (10 oz) Paneer (1 lb, cut into 1/2 inch cubes) Onion (1 medium sized diced) Garlic (3-4 cloves finely sliced) Ginger (1/2 inch finely chopped) Turmeric Powder (1/4 teaspoon) Chili Powder (1/2 tablespoon) Garam Masala (1/2 tablespoon) Kasuri Methi (1/2 tablespoon) Lemon Juice (1/2 lemon) Ghee Heavy Cream (for serving) Salt (to taste)…