Green Tea Spiced Kashmiri Kahwa

Ingredients: 4 teaspoons kashmiri green tea4 pinches saffron2 cardamoms, slightly crushed ( elaichi)8 blanched almonds, chopped ( badam)1 cinnamon sticks ( dalchini)2 cloves ( laung)2 tablespoons sugar or 2 tablespoons honey Directions: Boil 3 cups of water along with cinnamon, cardamom and cloves and pour over the tea. Leave to infuse over a very...

Thandai (Indian Almond Drink)

Ingredients: 1 1/2 liters water1 cup sugar ( or to taste)1 tablespoon almonds1 tablespoon sunflower seeds, raw, hulled1/2 tablespoon poppy seeds1/2 tablespoon anise seed1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom1 teaspoon rose water (optional) or 1 teaspoon orange flower water (optional)1 teaspoon peppercorns1/4 cup rose petals, organic (optional) Directions: Soak sugar in 1/2 litre of the water...

Mummy’s Cabbage Curry

Ingredients: 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper1/4-1/2 teaspoon allspice1/2 teaspoon turmeric1 teaspoon gingerroot, crushed and chopped1 teaspoon salt1/4-1/3 small cabbage, finely chopped1 tablespoon butter or 1 tablespoon margarine1 tablespoon tomato paste1 onions Directions: Chop onions and brown in butter.Mix spices, tomato paste and ginger to a paste and add to onions.Simmer on medium heat for a...

Chicken With Onions and Fresh Ginger

Ingredients: 1 1/2 green chilies2 onions, peeled and sliced1/2-1 inch fresh gingerroot4 garlic cloves1 teaspoon turmeric1 teaspoon garam masala2 teaspoons coriander1 teaspoon salt3 tablespoons vegetable oil6 tablespoons yoghurt ( plain)10 chicken pieces, peeled and cubed ( breast is better)600 ml water Directions: Grind chilli, onions, garlic and ginger until smooth, adding water if necessary.Heat...

Yoghurt and Mint Chutney

Ingredients: 6 tablespoons plain yogurt1/2 teaspoon salt2 teaspoons dried mint1/2 teaspoon chili powder Directions: In a small bowl, mix all ingredients. Chill for 15 minutes and serve. Servings: 4 Time preparation: 3 min. Time total: 18 min. Favorite...

Vegetarian Cashew Rice With Peas

Ingredients: 1 cup basmati rice or 1 cup brown rice or 1 cup white rice1/2 cup cashew pieces, roasted1/2 cup peas2 tablespoons oil or 2 tablespoons ghee, for frying1 pinch turmeric1 pinch garlic powder or 1 pinch hing1/2 teaspoon salt1 1/4 cups water Directions: Wash rice.In 1 quart pan put 2 Tbsp oil, garlic...

Samosas

Ingredients: 350 g potatoes, peeled cubed125 g peas2 tablespoons olive oil1 onions, chopped1 garlic cloves, minced1/3 tablespoon ground ginger1/3 tablespoon curry powder1/3 tablespoon cumin6 tablespoons lemon juice3 tablespoons cashew nuts, ground1 cup corn oil2 cups all-purpose flour1/4 cup margarine1/3 cup warm milk Directions: Boil the potato cubes and the peas for 5 minutes.Heat the...

Spinach Curry

Ingredients: 2 cups spinach, cooked1 teaspoon garlic, grated1 teaspoon ginger, grated1 -2 green chilies1/2 teaspoon garam masala1/2 cup chopped onions1/2 teaspoon thymol seeds (optional)1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder1/2 teaspoon coriander powder1/2 teaspoon cumin powder1 teaspoon oilsalt Directions: Heat the oil.Add the thymol seeds (ajwain in hindi).Add the ginger, garlic and onions.When the onions get soft,...

Spiced Indian Cabbage

Ingredients: 2 cups chopped cabbage1 -2 green chilies1/4 teaspoon mustard seeds1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder1/4 teaspoon garam masala1/2 teaspoon ginger paste1/2 teaspoon garlic paste1/2 cup chopped onions1 teaspoon oil1 teaspoon chopped cilantro1 dash asafetida powdersalt Directions: Heat the oil.Add the cumin and mustard seeds.Add the asafoetida powder.Add ginger, garlic, chillies and onions.Cook...