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Radish - 250 gms
Carrots - 2 (medium size)
Rice vinegar - 120 ml
Salt to taste

For Garnishing:
Black sesame seeds - 1 tsp
Lemon rind orfine strips of lime - 2 tsp


Finely grate the radish and carrots and keep these separately.Cover with very cold water and leave to soak for about 20 minutes.Drain well, add salt , stir and separate into portions in individual bowls.Garnish with black sesame seeds, lemon rind or fine strips of lime.Pour the rice vinegar over the salad or serve separately to be used as per taste.
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Small prawns - 2 cups
Onion - 1 (finely chopped)
Ginger - 1 " (grated)
Garlic cloves - 2-3 (minced)
Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp (chopped)
Green chillies - 2 (finely chopped)
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Besan - 1/2 cup
Oil for deep frying


Mix all the ingredients together to make balls. Sprinkle little water if necessary and make small balls.Heat the oil and deep fry the prawn balls till golden brown.Serve with ketchup and green chutney.


Potatoes - 2 (boiled)
Bread slices - 2
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Water - 2 cups
few strands of saffron
cardamoms - 5-6
Powdered sugar - 1 1/2 tbsp
Ghee for frying


Mash the potatoes; soak the bread slices and then squeeze out the water and add to the mashed potato.Powder two cardamoms and add to the potato mixture along with the powdered sugar and mix well.To make sugar syrup, mix sugar and water in a vessel and bring to boil till the sugar completely dissolved.Add cardamom powder, saffron stands and boil three more minutes.Make small lime sized balls from potato mixture.Heat the ghee and deep fry the balls till golden brown.Prick the balls with a fork and then drop in sugar syrup.Serve chilled.


Coconut - fresh with shell and water

For the salad:
Pineapple - 1 cup (diced)
Poached pears - 1 cup (diced)
Cherries - 1/2 cup
Black grapes - 1/2 cup

For the dressing:
Milkmaid tin - 1
Coconut water - 1/2 cup
Mint leaves - 1 tbsp (chopped)


Prepare the fruits in advance and stew them in sugar syrup. One part of sugar to one part of water and keep aside.To prepare the dressing: Mix together the condensed milk with the coconut milk and mint. Mix well and toss in the fruits.Pour the salad back into the coconut shell and serve chilled.Chef's variation: try and Indian variation with fruits and sliced gulab jamuns and prepare the dressing with coconut malai and rabdi.


For the green curry paste:
Hot green peppers  - 4-5
Onion - 1 (finely chopped)
Garlic pods -2 (cut into tiny pieces)
Lemon grass - 2 stalks
Thai ginger - 1" piece
Green limes - 2
Thai basil leaves- 6-8
Roasted coriander - 1/2 tbsp
Roasted cumin - 1 tsp
White pepper powder - 1 tsp
Olive oil - 2 tbsp
Salt to taste

For the curry:
Coconut milk - 1 can
Thai green curry paste - 3-4 tbsp
Pumpkin - 1  1/2 cups (cut into thick strips)
Carrot  -1 (cut in thick strips)
Zucchini - 1 (cut in thick strips)
green beans - 10-12 (cut into one inch pieces)
Salt to taste


To make the paste:

Remove the tough outer stalks of lemon grass. Chop the soft inner stalk.grate the lemon peel. grind all the ingredients to make a smooth paste.Add water or oil if necessary.To make the curry: Add 3-4 tbsp of curry paste to the coconut milk and mix well. Add all the vegetables and simmer, uncovered until tender but not overcooked.Add salt to taste and leave the vegetables crunchy to taste.Serve with plain rice or rice…


Brown bread - 4 slices
Milk - 300 ml
Sugar - 1 tbsp
Almonds - 4
Grounded cinnamon


Cut each slice of brown bread into 4 pieces.Toast it in a toaster.Dissolve sugar in the sugar and dip toasted bread pieces in the sweet milk and remove.Sprinkle cinnamon powder and garnish with almond pieces.Refrigerate and serve cold.


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