Thursday, July 29, 2010

Fish Fry

Fish fry is another easy dish to prepare. I got Tilapia fish from Costco and the fish had no bones :)... so easy to savor.
This recipe involves lot of Indian spices. I have tried and written the subsitutes but have never used them myself since my aai (mother) always makes sure I have her homemade spices in my kitchen, how lucky am I :)

Korda khobra / Dry coconut powder
Tikhat (mane) masala (substitute with any hot bbq spice)
Goda masala (substitute with any mild spice)
Aala / Ginger
Lasun / Garlic
Mith / Salt
Chincha kol / Tamarind paste
Turmeric and Salt to clean the fish.
Fine Semolina powder (barik rava) or Bread crumbs

Recipe: Mix salt and turmeric with water and wash the fish with this. This will clean it thoroughly (and I feel safe to eat it that way :) ).
Make a paste out of ginger and garlic. Mix it with coconut powder, tamarind paste, goda masala, spicy masala and salt.
Apply the paste to the fish and let sit for half an hour.
Spray pan with Pam or use oil for shallow fry. Dip each fish piece in semolina or bread crumbs and place on the pan. Fry till golden brown.

Serve with green chutney.

You can alternately bake the fish or grill it but it is the frying that gives the best taste :)

Weekend get together dinner

Had guests over this weekend and I cooked up various dishes. Took some pictures and want to post them here with the recipes so that all can enjoy. Trust me the recipes were easy and the final product tasted great.

First up is the easy breezy Green Chutney (hirvi chutney)
Lasun / Garlic 8-10 cloves

Mirchi/Green Chillies 4-6 (i used the thin tiny green chillies they are really hot)

Kothimbir / Coriander leaves (1 / 1.5 bunch of coriander leaves washed thoroughly)

Dane koot /Peanut powder (1 tbsp)

Mith /Salt (to taste)

Sakhar /Sugar (2 tsp)

Jira / Cumin (1 tbsp)

Limbu ras / Lemon juice (quarter lemon)

Recipe: Put all the ingredients except lemon in a blender and whirl. Take out and stir in the lemon juice and done.

You can have this chutney to make chutney sandwiches, along with idlis, roti/tortillas or as an accompaniment with anything.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Chipotle and a rental car

Breakfast was my regular ginger tea with some biscuits. I then had to drop of my car for repairs (read accident ... rearended :O). So I get this rental car that's an SUV... wow I d never ridden an SUV and I was so excited. For a petite person like me SUVs are boon.. So, it was nice fun to drive the car and what was better was that I picked Chipotle for lunch. Aah the burrito bowl... fresh cilantro rice, topped with black beans, some onions n jalapeno, grilled chicken, fresh salsa, corn, sour cream, cheese and guac.... am so full....
but still thinking what I need to cook for dinner for hubby dear.