Saturday, June 14, 2008

Fish curry with steamed rice.

I have always been a huge fish fan and being someone who has been born and brought up in Bombay, salt water fish has always taken preference over fresh water fish. Of which. Pomfret tops the list followed by Kingfish, Bombay duck and Prawns.I enjoy fish in any form like curries, fried fish or rice Pulaos..Just great!! I love my curry with simple steamed rice.
Here's a simple fish recipe from my mommy's kitchen.Enjoy!!

2 medium sized pomfrets or any other fish of your choice cut into cubes or slices.
1 tsp turmeric powder
juice of 2 lemons
Salt and pepper to taste

Mix turmeric powder, lemon juice and salt & pepper and marinade the fish for at least 15 minutes. keep aside.


1 thai chilli slit in the center
1 large onion chopped
3 cloves garlic minced
1 tbsp ginger minced
1 cup tomato puree
1 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp garam masala powder
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
2 tbsp EVOO
Salt and pepper

Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds followed by chilli,garlic & ginger. Saute for about 10 seconds followed by adding the onion.Leave it for about 2-3 minutes till onion is translucent.add tomatoes and all the spices. Season with salt and pepper and add about 3 cups of water and fish. Let it come to a boil. Simmer and cover it for another 6-7 minutes. Garnish with freshly chopped cilantro.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Chicken tikka and vegetables on skewers!!

1 lb chicken breast cut into about 1"cubes

2/3 cup yoghurt
1 tbsp chopped ginger
1 tbsp chopped garlic
½ pickled jalapeno( optional)
Juice of 2 lemons

1 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp Garam masala powder( available at Indian grocery stores)
1/2 tsp cumin powder

1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese for making the marinade creamy

Mix all the above ingredients together and salt as per taste. Add the chicken. For the recipe to be more colorful, add cubed red and green peppers, mushrooms and red onions.
Its best when its marinated overnight but in a hurry one hour is fine too.
On individual skewers arrange the chicken and the vegetables. Spray some PAM and grill.

Can be eaten with a fresh and crunchy salad or wrapped in low carb tortillas.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Sausage and pepper frittata!

Plz excuse my photo quality!

What do you do when you want to make two yummy dishes both at the same time. Well what else combine both of them together! I saw these recipes on Dani’s site, Sausage and pepper subs and frittata. I found them so yummy that i decided to marry the two and the result.....Fantastico!!!!

6 links of chicken sausages
1 cup of mixed colored peppers
1 large onion cut into wedges
4 cloves garlic finely chopped
2/3 cup tomato sauce
1 tsp dried oregano
¼ tsp dried red chilli flakes
4 whole eggs and 4 egg whites
1 tbsp EVOO
Mix together the eggs and season with salt and pepper.
Brown the sausages in EVOO and cook them well
In the same pan remove the links and add the onions, garlic, cook for about 2 minutes
Add the peppers and let them cook followed by tomato sauce, oregano and red chilli flakes.
Add the browned sausages and mix well. Follow this by adding the eggs and just when about to set transfer to a preheated oven at 350 F for about 15 to 20 minutes
Add some cheddar cheese if you wish to!
Serve and enjoy!!