December 12, 2018

OKRA TOMATO CURRY (BENDAKAYA TOMATO KOORA)

Ingredients:
Okra - 500 gms (cut into pieces)
Big tomatoes - 2 (chopped)
Onions - 2 (chopped)
Green chillies- 4 (chopped)
Oil - 2 tbsp
Red chillies - 4
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
Channa dal - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves

Method:

  • Heat the oil in pan; add red chillies, mustard, cumin, channa dal and curry leaves and allow them to crackle.
  • Add chopped onion, green chillies and fry till onions are transparent.
  • Add okra pieces, salt, turmeric, chilli powder and toss well.
  • Add tomato pieces; cover and cook in very low flame until done.

LONG CHINESE CABBAGE PICKLE

Ingredients:
Long Chinese cabbage  - 450 gms
Boiling water
Salt - 2 tsp
Red chillies - 2
Sugar - 5 tbsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Water - 120 ml
Vinegar - 2 tbsp
Sesame oil - 1- 1 1/2 tsp

Method:

  • Discard the leafy portion of long Chinese cabbage and use only white stalks.
  • Shred into thin 5 cm long pieces.
  • Scald in boiling water mixed with 2 tsp salt for 5 minutes. Drain dry.
  • Seed chillies and cut into long thin strips.
  • In a small enamel saucepan, mix sugar, 1/2 tsp salt, water and vinegar and sesame oil.
  • Boil for one minute, stirring till sugar dissolves.
  • Pickle vegetables in this solution for one day before serving.


December 11, 2018

FRUITS THAT HELP IN DISEASES

Disease                          Recommended Juice

For tired body, Hangover                Apple, Orange , Carrot

For Relaxation                                Apple, Pineapple, mint, lime

For reducing stress                          Tomato, carrot

For improving the immune system    Apple, carrot, lemon, ginger, garlic

For detoxifying the body                  Apple, grapefruit, water melon, ginger

For cleansing the liver                     Pineapple, carrot, beetroot, lime

As a skin tonic                                Carrot, capsicum




Condition                 Recommended juice

Arthritis                                   Apple juice

Constipation                             Grapefruit juice

Asthma                                    Papaya juice + carrot juice

Bladder ailments                        Pomegranate juice

Blood pressure (high)                  Lime juice + grape and carrot juice

Blood pressure (low)                   Capsicum + garlic juice

Blood purifier                             Tomato juice

Cold                                           Amla juice

Colitis                                         Coconut milk + carrot juice

Anaemia                                      Dates juice + grape juice

Diarrhoea                                    Carrot + pomegranate juice

Gallstone                                      Beetroot juice

Gall bladder                                  Carrot + beetroot + cucumber juice

Fever                                          Pomegranate juice/ grape juice

Gas                                              Coconut milk + carrot juice

Heart                                          Carrot + pineapple juice with honey

Youth retaining                            Cucumber + 1/3 part of pineapple juice

Impotence                                   Dry fruits milkshake

Indigestion                                  Coconut milk + Fig juice + carrot juice

Infections                                    Carrot + grape juice

Kidneys                                       Carrot juice

Jaundice                                      Tomato juice

Liver                                           Pineapple, carrot, beetroot and                                                                       cucumber juice






        

POTATO PIZZA

Ingredients:
Pizza base - 1

For the topping:
Potatoes - 1 1/2 cups(boiled, peeled and mashed)
French beans - 10-12 (cut into 1" pieces)
Pizza spice - 2 tsp
Pizza topping - 2-3 tbsp
Grated cheese - 1 cup
Salt to taste

Method:

  • Put the mashed potatoes in a bowl. Add salt and spice and mix well.
  • Then add 3/4th cup of water and 1 tsp of pizza topping  and mix gently.
  • Saute the beans in one tsp of oil for 2 - 3 minutes  and add to the potato mixture.
  • Spread the remaining pizza topping on the pizza base.
  • Spread the potato mixture on this and top with grated cheese.
  • Heat an oven to 180 C and bake the pizza in the oven for 10-12 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
  • Serve hot.

December 10, 2018

SAMBAL TELUR (EGG CURRY)

Ingredients:
Hard boiled eggs  -8
Tamarind - 1 tbsp
Water - 120 ml
Oil - 5 tbsp
Salt - 1 tsp
Sugar - 1 tsp

Rempah:
Dried chillies - 15 (seeded)
Red chillies - 4
Shallots - 10
Dried shrimp paste - 1 tbsp

Method:

  • Soak tamarind in water for 15 minutes. Squeeze and extract juice.
  • Heat oil in a wok. Stir fry rempah for 3 minutes till fragrant. 
  • Add tamarind juice,eggs, salt and sugar. Cook in medium flame for 3 minutes.
  • Then cook another 5 minutes in low flame until the oil floats.
  • Serve with Lontong.

BORSHCH SOUP

Ingredients:
Large raw beetroot - 1
Carrot - 1
Onion -1
Tomatoes - 2-3
Celery - little (chopped)
Garlic clove
Water or stock - 1 litre
Seasoning
Vinegar
Little sour cream or cream cheese

Method:
  • Grate the beetroot and put into pan with the grated or chopped carrot and onion, tomatoes, crushed garlic and celery.
  •  Add the stock.
  • Simmer for one and half hour. Season and add a little vinegar.
  • Top with sour cream or cream cheese before serving. 

CHOCOLATE MOUSSE

Ingredients:
Plain chocolate - 450 gms
Eggs - 8 (separated)
Orange juice - 2 tbsp
Butter - 25 gms

To decorate:
Chocolate vermicelli,glace cherries or flaked almonds

Method:

  • Break up the chocolate and put in a basin over a pan of hot water until melted.
  • Remove from the heat and mix in the egg yolks, one at a time, the orange juice and the  butter. Leave to cool.
  • Whisk the egg whites until stiff and fold them into the chocolate mixture until thoroughly mixed.
  • Spoon into 10 small bowls and decorate.
To Freeze: 
  • Cover the bowls with foil, omitting the decoration. 
  • To serve, thaw in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours and serve chilled, decorated as above.
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