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Simple Prawn Curry

Ingredients:
Prawns - 500 gms, cleaned, deveinedOnions - 3 medium sized, gratedTomatoes - 1 large, choppedPotatoes - 2 large, cubedGinger Garlic Paste - 1 tbspGreen Chilli - 2 largeTurmeric - 1 tspChilli Powder - 1/2 tspSalt - to tasteSugar - 1 tspGaram Masala Whole - Bay Leaf (2), Cinnamon (1 inch stick), Cardamom (3), Clove (3), Pepper (3-4) - All pounded a little in pestleGaram Masala Powder
Process:
Rub the prawns with salt and turmeric. Heat oil in a pan and sautee it lightly. Keep aside.
Take the potatoes in a microwave safe bowl and add water and salt. Run the micro under high power for 3 minutes. After about 2-3 minutes, drain the water and wash it with cold water (This is to drain the starch from the potatoes as well as ensure that it absorbes less oil while frying)Heat oil in the pan, add the whole spices and allow to fry for about 15 secs and add the onion paste.Fry the onion paste for about a minute and add the ginger garlic paste.After about 5 mins of frying, add the tomatoe…

Aloo Peyaj Koli Bhaja - Sauteed Spring Onions

Ingredients:
A bunch of spring onion - Cut in 1.5 inch long sizes2 potatoes - Cut into medium thin sliversTurmeric - 1 tsp
Salt - to taste
Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Sugar - 1 tsp

Making it:

Take the potatoes in a microwave safe bowl and add water and salt. Run the micro under high power for 3 minutes. After about 2-3 minutes, drain the water and wash it with cold water (This is to drain the starch from the potatoes as well as ensure that it absorbes less oil while frying)Take the potatoes in a bowl and add turmeric and salt and mixHeat oil in a pan (preferable mustard oil) and once heated, add the potatoes. Reduce the flame to medium and allow the potatoes to cookOnce the potatoes is done to about 90%, add the spring onions and mix well. Add the red chilli powder and sugarAllow it to cook till the spring onions are a little tender. Keep a close tab as spring onions gets done fast.Serve hot.

Meaty Fried Rice

Ingredients
1.5 cups of long grain riceCapsicum – 1 medium sized; cut into thin sliversBeans – A bunch; cut into slant sliversCarrots – 1 medium sized; cut into thin sliversGreen peas – a cupGinger – a inch, cut into thin stripsMince meat – 250 gmsEggs – 2SaltPepperVinegarSoya sauceLemon – 1 large sizedProcess:
Cook the rice till it is 70% done. Drain and keep it in a sieve to drain any water. Take the rice in a large bowl and add the lemon juice and pepper and mix it well with the rice. Keep it aside.Beat the eggs and fry it in a pan and toss it vigorously with the spatula while frying, to get small pieces. Keep them asideTake oil in your wok (large pan), heat it. Add the ginger strips and fry for 2 mins.Add the meat and let it fry for about 5 minsAdd the carrots and beans and fry till about 80% done. Add salt to taste at this stage.Add 2 tbsp of soya sauce and 2 tbsp of vinegar and continue frying on a high flame for a minute.Add the capsicum slivers and green peas and fry for about 3…

Grilled Pomfret

Ingredients for 1 medium sized fish
1 medium sized pomfretLemon - 1/2
Ginger paste - 1.5 tsp
Onion paste - 1 tbsp
A pinch of turmericKashmiri Red Chilli Powder - 1/4 tsp
Tandoori Masala (Optional) - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Marination:
Squeeze lemon generously on the fish and sprinkle salt and apply well
Keep aside for about 10-15 minTake ginger paste, onion paste, turmeric powder, Red Chilli powder & Tandoori Masala in a bowl and mix it well.Apply the mix on to the fish coating it nicelyAllow this to marinade for as long as possible (preferably about 6 hours)Grilling:
Brush the grilling rack with little oilPlace the fish on the rack and brush oil on the topGrill it on high power for about 10 mins (will depend on the power capacity of your oven; but the grilling is done till the top side is well done). Turn over the fish, brush with little oil and grill for about 8-9 minutes.Serve with onion rings and lemon