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Nankatai

2 cups all purpose flour 1 cup ghee 1 cup powdered sugar 2 tbsp rawa 1 tsp vanilla essence ¾ tsp baking powder ¼ tsp cardamom powder Directions Add the baking powder, cardamom and rawa to the flour and mix well. Keep aside. Take a bowl and beat sugar and ghee well until smooth and […]

Fish Biryani

½ kg. fish fillet (surmai, hamour) 3 cups Basmati rice 4 onions sliced 2 green chillies 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste ½  cup yoghurt 1 tsp coriander powder ½ tsp cumin powder ½ tsp turmeric powder 1 tsp red chilli powder ½ tsp spice powder or garam masala Coriander and mint leaves 2 tbsp white […]

Beetroot Raita

1 medium Beetroot grated 2 cups curds ½ tsp Chaat masala ¼ tsp pepper powder Few mint leaves chopped finely Salt to taste Directions: Beat curds well in a bowl.   Add all the above ingredients and mix well. Grate the raw beetroot finely and mix it along with the curds.

Semolina & Mango Pudding

Ingredients 1 tin (397gm) nestle sweetened condensed milk ½ cup(80gm) fine semolina 2½ cups water 2 eggs 3 tablespoons raisins ½ cup flaked almonds 1 tablespoon rose water 1 tablespoon blossom water  500 ml thick mango juice ¼ cup sugar 3 tablespoons corn flour Directions In a medium vessel, place water and condensed milk. Stir […]

Red Bean Salad

Red Bean Salad

1 can Kidney beans 1 red/yellow capsicum chopped 2 green spring onions 2tbsp parsley/ coriander leaves ½ cup sprouted moong or chic peas ½ cup baby corn 1 cup tomatoes 1 clove garlic minced 2tbsp lemon juice 1tbsp olive oil ½ tsp pepper Salt Rinse kidney beans under cold water.  Drain well. In a large […]

Chicken Stuffed Sausage

Chicken Stuffed Sausage

I had tasted this starter at my friend Violet Pais’ house a few years back and really liked it.  She gave me the recipe and ever since I have been preparing this starter.  My children have always enjoyed eating chicken stuffed sausage. Ingredients 500 gms minced Chicken 3 tsp Soya Sauce 5 green chillies finely […]

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