Vaazhi Pazha Paniyaram

இலங்கையில் வாழைப்பழ பணியாரம் வாய்ப்பான் என்றும் கூறப்படும். Ingredients:  2 medium sized bananas (yields ¾ cup mashed banana 2 teaspoons butter melted ¼ cup brown sugar 1 cup all purpose flour Oil for deep frying Method Peel and mash the bananas Mix mashed bananas, butter, sugar and flour with fingers – make sure there are no lumps…

Cauliflower with crushed cumin and coriander

Ingredients 1 lb cauliflower florets 1 teaspoon coriander seeds ½ teaspoon cumin seeds 1 teaspoon chili powder ¼ teaspoon turmeric 1 small onion 3-4 garlic cloves 1 tablespoon oil 2 tablespoons yogurt Salt to taste   Method Slice onion thinly Crush garlic cloves Crush coriander and cumin with a motar and pezzle Fry onion and…

Almond Ricotta filled Crepes with Raspberry coulis

Ingredients ½ all purpose flour 1 cup milk 1 egg white 1 tablespoon oil Pinch of salt Filling: 1 cup blanched almonds lightly toasted ½ cup ricotta cheese 2 tablespoons castor sugar Few drops of almond essence Raspberry Coulis 1 cup fresh raspberries 2 teaspoons castor sugar About ¼ cup water   Method: Make the…

Okra in Yogurt Gravy

Ingredients: 1 lb frozen cut okra 1 teaspoon canola oil 3-4 shallots 2 green chilies slit lengthwise 3-4 dried red chilies broken into 2 pieces (each) 1 strand of curry leaves ¼ teaspoon fenugreek seeds ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder 1-2 teaspoons chili powder ½ cup water ½ cup thick yogurt Salt to taste Method: If…

Truffle Oil Infused Pasta with Mushrooms

Ingredients: 2-3 cloves garlic 2 tablespoons olive oil 4 oz portabella mushrooms 4 oz cremini mushrooms 2 oz white/button mushrooms 1 sprig rosemary 2 tablespoons freshly grated parmesan cheese Truffle oil Method: Cook pasta until done, drain and set aside Chop garlic into fine pieces Clean mushroom and slice them lengthwise (use a clean cloth…