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Chicken Frankie

Ingredients: (for mint chutney) 1 cup – mint leaves 1 medium-sized – onion 1 tablespoon – tamarind 2 – green chillies 1 inch piece – ginger 1 teaspoon – cumin 1 teaspoon – salt Method: 1.Wash the tamarind and give it one boil in 4 tablespoons of water. Let cool. 2. Roughly chop the mint, onion, chillies and ginger. Put them in a blender and add the cumin, salt, and…

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Baked Fish Mediterranean Style

Ingredients: 2 palm-sized (200gms approx.) – fish fillets 1 small-sized – onion, finely chopped 2 sprigs – scallions, finely chopped 1 medium-sized – tomato, finely chopped 4 cloves – garlic, finely chopped 1 tablespoon – capers 1 tablespoon – green/black olives, deseeded and chopped 1 tablespoon – chopped jalapenos, fresh or pickled 2 tablespoons – fresh cilantro, finely chopped 1 teaspoon – oregano, fresh or dried. 1 teaspoon – green…

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Peri Peri Fish

Ingredients: 2 palm-sized (200gms approx.) – fish fillets 2 tablespoons – peri peri spice mix 1 tablespoon – gram flour 1 tablespoon – corn flour/all purpose flour 3 tablespoons – lime juice ½ teaspoon – salt 1 tablespoon – oil 1 tablespoon – cilantro, finely chopped Method: 1.Wash the fillets and squeeze out the excess water. Marinate the fish with half a teaspoon of salt and two tablespoons of lime…

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Fish Fry

Ingredients: 2 palm-sized (200gms approx.) – fish fillets 1 tablespoon – gram flour 1 tablespoon – corn flour/all purpose flour 3 tablespoons – lime juice 1 teaspoon – red chilli powder 1 teaspoon – coriander powder ½ teaspoon – turmeric powder ½ teaspoon – salt 1 tablespoon – oil 1 tablespoon – cilantro, finely chopped Method: 1.Wash the fillets and squeeze out the excess water. Marinate the fish with half…

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Dal Khichdi

(To Serve Two) Ingredients: ½ cup – rice ½ cup – mixed lentils (toor dal, yellow mung dal, green mung dal, chana dal, urad dal, red masoor dal) Note: You may use just three or four lentils instead of all six. You may even use just one of them. 2 small sized – chopped tomatoes 8-10 – curry leaves 2 – chopped green chillies 1 inch piece – ginger 1…

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Garlic Rice

Ingredients: Method: 1) Separate the grains of the rice lightly. Sprinkle the salt and coriander powder over it. 2) Heat oil in a wok. Add the garlic and green chillies. When the garlic begins to change colour, reduce the flame to the lowest setting. 3) Add the turmeric and the red chillies to the oil. Next, add the rice. Mix well. Sprinkle about two spoons of water all over the…

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Spaghetti Aglio e Olio

Ingredients: 250 grams – spaghetti 3 tablespoons – finely chopped garlic 2 teaspoons – red chilli flakes ½ cup – finely chopped parsley 2 tablespoons – olive oil 1 tablespoon – salt 2 tablespoons – parmesan or any other cheese (optional) Method: 1)Boil half litre of water in a huge pan. Add a tablespoon of salt. Let the water come to a boil. Add the spaghetti and cook on high…

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Basil Pesto Pasta

(To Serve Two) Ingredients: (for sauce)  10 grams – basil leaves 2 tablespoons – pine nuts/chopped walnuts 4 medium sized – garlic cloves 3 tablespoons – olive oil 1 teaspoon – black pepper powder ½ teaspoon – salt Ingredients: (for spaghetti) 250 grams – spaghetti or penne 150 grams – parmesan (any other cheese, like cheddar, will also do) red chilli flakes for garnishing If you wish to make it healthier…..…

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Aloo Paratha

Ingredients: (for the filling) 2 small sized – boiled potatoes (makes 2 parathas) 2 tablespoons – chopped cilantro 1 tablespoon – chopped green chillies 1 teaspoon – cumin seeds 1 teaspoon – lemon juice or dry mango powder or chat masala ½ teaspoon – coriander powder ½ teaspoon – salt Ingredients: (for the covering/crepe) 1 cup – whole wheat flour ½ cup – water 4 tablespoons – oil/ghee/butter Method: 1)Take…

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