Selvi’s Chicken Curry with Broad Beans

One of the nicest chicken dishes I’ve had in a while. The addition of  beans – avarakkai in Tamil, aka Indian broad beans – elevates the dish to a satisfying level. Its delicious, filling and different; all it needs is a dish of piping hot rice or a couple of hot chapattis off the tawa….

Patates Bravas by Navzer

A tapas dish from Spain, this is Navzer’s version, served on a cold Vancouver evening, quite the shining star among an abundance of delish platters. potatoes with skin, in small pieces, or small potatoes halved olive oil mayonnaise any hot sauce paprika or crushed red chili flakes chopped garlic, about 4 to 5 cloves squeeze…

Grilled Fruit with a Palm-sugar-Rum syrup

Came across this recipe, haven’t tried it out but sounds delicious. 2 bananas, unpeeled, sliced in half lengthwise 2 slices pineapple, peeled, cored 2 mangoes, unpeeled, sliced to obtain 4 cheeks Syrup 1/2 cup gula melaka or palm sugar, chopped small 1/2 cup water 1 tbsp dark rum Garnish Roasted peanuts Mint leaves Heat a…

Indonesian Vegetable ‘Urap’

This is an easily repeatable dish – brings a different flavour to the table and the vegetable. Very interesting. 500g winged beans, washed, sliced crosswise in 0.5 cm pieces 300g cabbage, sliced in 1 cm pieces 3 large red chilies, sliced 4 or 5 bird’s eye chilies, sliced                                                             ) 5…

Phil’s Seafood BBQ

Fresh from start to finish : from wet market to grill ! It was a very early a.m. wake up, to get to the wet market as the stalls were opening and the fish unloaded … Tekka, stirring to gleaming scales and slippery heaps on the one side, vegetables being unpacked in another, eggs heaped,…

Elizabeth’s & David’s Biryani in a Rice Cooker

Elizabeth kindly shared her biryani recipe – most interesting as the rice was cooked in coconut milk instead of water. It was utterly delish and needed no accompaniment other than a raita … perhaps not even that !   2 cups basmati rice, cleaned 2 ½ cups coconut milk ( use the ‘first’ milk and…

Soups Chez Rosalyn Mary, Coonoor

Pumpkin & Spinach Soup Onion, diced Garlic, minced Pumpkin, cubed Spinach, chopped 1 cup fresh orange juice, or as per taste Salt, pepper Saute onion, garlic, pumpkin and add spinach at the end, continue sauteing. Cool, add the orange juice, season, blend, enjoy. Capsicum Soup Onion, diced Garlic, minced Peppers, sliced, seeded, roasted with a…