Recipe Index

Mains

Chorizo mussels(moules) with white wine

Ingredients ¬†1 kg scrubbed and debearded mussels 150 gm chorizo 2 tbsp olive oil 1/2 medium size onion 1 french shallots 4 garlic cloves 2 bay leaf 1 1/2 cup chicken stock 3 tbsp flat leafs parsley 1/2 cup dry white wine Salt and pepper Instructions: It’s been quite sometime I haven’t blogged, really. We
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My weekend quickies

This is a good weekend. Nice weather, met some nice people ,a good workout and an excellent dish – Pork with wild mushroom. Hilsa with mustard. A great Bengali dish. Beef Fajitas   Quick Friday Salmon dinner with a fine Cabernet wine – Open to questions ūüôā   Beef Fajitas – This one is a
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Sana Thongba/Manipuri Paneer(Indian Cottage Cheese )

Ingredients 250 grams paneer (Indian Cottage Cheese) 1/2 cup green peas 1 cup milk 1 cup water 1 teaspoon  nigella or kalonji 1 tablespoons ground/grated ginger 3 Indian bay leaves 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder 1 teaspoon chilli powder salt 2 tablespoons oil Instructions:  Today I am going to do this simple yet very tasty paneer
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Baked Red Snapper with Asparagus  and  White Wine  in Parchment Paper

Ingredients  2 skinless red snapper fillets(about 150 grams each) 2 inches ginger julienne 1 garlic clove 1 lime thinly sliced 200 grams asparagus ( snap the woody part ) 1 tsp minced fresh thyme or dried thyme 3 tbsp white wine/ fish stocks salt pepper 1 tsp olive oil (optional) 2 (16-inch) parchment paper Instructions:
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Manipuri Pakora Thongba (Gram Flour curry)

Ingredients  250 grams Gram flour 200 grams Chinese chives 1 tbsp Pounded ginger 1 tsp Fenugreek 1+1 tsp Cumin 1+ 1/2 tsp Coriander powder 1+ 1/2 tsp Cumin powder 1 tsp Turmeric powder 1+1 tsp Chili powder (As per your spice level) 2 Indian bay leaves 1/2 tsp Asafoetida Salt Pepper 3 tbsp + 1/2 cup
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Clam with Cherry tomatoes, Bacon and White wine

Ingredients  1000 grams clams 1/4 cup onion 5 garlic cloves 1 cup cherry tomatoes 5 strips smoky bacon 3 tbsp coriander/ flat leafs parsley 350 ml white wine(i use Sauvignon Blanc) Black pepper Salt Instructions: I must say that fresh clamps and lobster are kind of seasonal in the Indian sub continent. Summer is already on
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Basil Pesto Farfalle Vegetables Pasta

Basil Pesto Farfalle Vegetables Pasta

This one is really handy and easy for me as I  can prepare everything, way before I start cooking. I fix this once a week for my husband’s take away lunch for work. The best part is, it doesn’t lose it’s taste a bit when it gets cold. Ingredients 1 cup cooked Farfalle pasta 1 cup
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Step-by-Step My Hyderabadi Dum Chicken Biryani

Ingredients 750 grams Chicken (Biryani cut) 1.5 cup yogurt 150 grams onion 6 eggs 3 tablespoon ginger garlic paste 1 teaspoon turmeric powder 1 tablespoon chilli powder (as you desire) 8-9 Cardamom 3 pieces of cinnamon stick or cassia bark (around 3 inches long) 10 -12 cloves 3 black cardamom 2 Mace 3 Indian bay
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steam food snapper fish

Whole steamed fish with ginger soy sauce and rice wine vinegar

Ingredients 700-800 gms whole fish (Snapper/Sea Bass/Trout) 2 + 2 inches long ginger 4 stem scallions/spring onion 1 bird’s eye chili (more if you want) 2 garlic cloves 1 lime 3 tablespoon rice wine vinegar 3 tablespoon soy sauce 1 + 2 tablespoon sesame oil 1 teaspoon sugar Salt and pepper Instructions:¬† It’s weekend again
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Stir Fried Calamari

Ingredients 200 gms Calamari 1 1/2 tablespoon chopped garlic 1 1/2 tablespoon chopped ginger 1 tablespoon chopped  red chili 2 tablespoon chopped scallions (spring onion) 1 teaspoon ground black pepper 3 tablespoon oyster sauce 2 tablespoon cooking oil salt Instructions:  I am heading to a beautiful weekend with friend and family. I saw these beautiful
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Sides

Chorizo mussels(moules) with white wine

Ingredients ¬†1 kg scrubbed and debearded mussels 150 gm chorizo 2 tbsp olive oil 1/2 medium size onion 1 french shallots 4 garlic cloves 2 bay leaf 1 1/2 cup chicken stock 3 tbsp flat leafs parsley 1/2 cup dry white wine Salt and pepper Instructions: It’s been quite sometime I haven’t blogged, really. We
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My weekend quickies

This is a good weekend. Nice weather, met some nice people ,a good workout and an excellent dish – Pork with wild mushroom. Hilsa with mustard. A great Bengali dish. Beef Fajitas   Quick Friday Salmon dinner with a fine Cabernet wine – Open to questions ūüôā   Beef Fajitas – This one is a
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Sana Thongba/Manipuri Paneer(Indian Cottage Cheese )

Ingredients 250 grams paneer (Indian Cottage Cheese) 1/2 cup green peas 1 cup milk 1 cup water 1 teaspoon  nigella or kalonji 1 tablespoons ground/grated ginger 3 Indian bay leaves 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder 1 teaspoon chilli powder salt 2 tablespoons oil Instructions:  Today I am going to do this simple yet very tasty paneer
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Mutton Shami Kebab

Ingredients 500 grams minced mutton 100 grams Bengal gram soaked for 4 hours 2 eggs 2 inch ginger (cut into pieces) 10 cloves garlic 1 teaspoon caraway 1 teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon coriander seed 4 cloves 1 black cardamom 3 cardamom 3 inch pieces of cinnamon stick or cassia bark 1 large onion fry till
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Manipuri Pakora Thongba (Gram Flour curry)

Ingredients  250 grams Gram flour 200 grams Chinese chives 1 tbsp Pounded ginger 1 tsp Fenugreek 1+1 tsp Cumin 1+ 1/2 tsp Coriander powder 1+ 1/2 tsp Cumin powder 1 tsp Turmeric powder 1+1 tsp Chili powder (As per your spice level) 2 Indian bay leaves 1/2 tsp Asafoetida Salt Pepper 3 tbsp + 1/2 cup
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Roasted Cherry Tomatoes    

Ingredients  400 gram cherry tomatoes 1 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper salt Flat leafs parsley Instructions: This one is going to be real short,fast and a winner. Put the tomatoes in the baking tray. Drizzle the olive oil on top of the tomatoes and sprinkle black pepper and salt. Toast them
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Caramelise Shallots/Small onion

This onion side is a very simple and quick recipe. This is a great combination with any grilled meat. ¬†Not to mention, It’s always a must for me when i do a BBQ. I love this and do it ¬†on various occasions. The only possible hurdle i see is the bit of annoyance while peeling
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Zzs Chicken Pickle

The chicken pickle is one of the most appetizing sides and one should always have this in their refrigerator at all¬†times. When you are really lazy to cook a good dish or when you don’t have time at all ¬†but ¬†still want to have a good meal, this can nail it for you. This goes
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Zzs Onion Pickle

Ingredients 2 Indian bay leaves 1 staranish 1/2 inch cinnamon stick(cassia bark) 10-15 black peppers corn 8-10 pepper cloves 1 cup vinegar(white vinegar/apple cider vinegar) 1/3 cup sugar 1/2 tablespoon kosher salt 2 medium red onion 1 sterilize small size canning jar Instructions:  I am a salad lover and i love to have onions on
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Hung Yogurt Kebab (Dahi Kebab)

Ingredients 3 cup hung yogurt 1 cup fox nut 1/3 teaspoon nutmeg powder 1/3 cardamom powder 1/3 ground black pepper 1/4 clove powder 1/3 cup chopped coriander 1/4 cup chopped mint 3 green chilli 2 tablespoon cream cheese 1 cup corn flour for rolling 4 tablespoon cooking oil Instructions:  I have very few close  friends
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Sauce/Pickle

Zzs Onion Pickle

Ingredients 2 Indian bay leaves 1 staranish 1/2 inch cinnamon stick(cassia bark) 10-15 black peppers corn 8-10 pepper cloves 1 cup vinegar(white vinegar/apple cider vinegar) 1/3 cup sugar 1/2 tablespoon kosher salt 2 medium red onion 1 sterilize small size canning jar Instructions:  I am a salad lover and i love to have onions on
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Cocktail Sausages  and Bacon with BBQ sauce 

Ingredients 12 piece cocktail sausages 6 piece streaky bacon 1/3 cup Zz Homemade BBQ sauce 12 toothpicks 1 tablespoon cooking oil/spray Instructions:  Cut the bacon strip into two vertical  strips. Use each strip to wrap  the sausages. I am going to prepare 12 rolls here today which is cut out from the 6 pieces i have
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Zeri’s Homemade BBQ sauce¬†

Ingredients 2 cup ketchup 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar 1/3 cup sugar 1 teaspoon chilli powder 2 tablespoon yellow mustard 1 teaspoon dijon mustard 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 tablespoon onion powder 1 tablespoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon  liquid smoke 1/4 cup worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon vinegar Instructions:  Today, I am all set
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Basil Walnut Pesto

Ingredients 100 gms Sweet Basil 1/2 cup Walnut 1/4 cup of olive oil 1 clove of garlic 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese Instructions: Time for a good Basil walnut Pesto !! My daughter is a very picky eater, She doesn’t eat any kind of nuts. So i am all set¬†to do the trick and make sure
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Zeri's asian dipping sauce

Fry chillies tomato sauce 

Ingredients 1/2 Kg Tomatoes 15-20 dry red chillies 10-20 chopped garlic cloves 1/2 cup of cooking oil Instructions: I like to do this one specially for you guys who love spicy, tangy and nutty. This sauce is so addictive, i am sure  you will love it and once you start cooking it , that will
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Salad

Onion Chaat Masala Salad

Ingredients 2 medium red onion 1 tablespoon chop coriander 1 tablespoon chop mint 1 tablespoon chat masala 2 tbsp of lime juice Instructions:  I came across this salad during one of my routine restaurant visits. I liked the taste instantly and i have to say i got addicted to it the very moment. The masalas
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Watermelon Feta Cheese and Zzs Pickle Onion Salad

Ingredients 2.5 cups bite size watermelon 1/2 cup feta cheese (crumble) 1/4 cup mint and pickled onion 1 teaspoon lime juices 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil(optional). 2 tablespoon Zzs¬†pickle onion Instructions:¬† It’s suppose to be a nice cool weather at this time but .. nope, it’s not and the¬†hot season is on again and
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Grilled Vegetarian Caesar Salad

Ingredients 1 head large romaine lettuce hearts, sliced lengthwise ( with stem attached ) 1/4 cup eggless mayonnaise ( store bought) 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon lime juice 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 minced garlic clove Salt and pepper Croutons and some Shredded Parmesan cheese
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Breakfast

Deep Fried Soft Boiled Eggs

Ingredients 2 eggs Oil for deep fry (Canola/vegetable oil/light olive oil) 1/2 cup plain flour 1/4 cup water(ice cold water to make a batter) 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning or garlic bread seasoning Salt and pepper 1 cup Panko bread crumbs Instructions: I have to tell you that i just love the perfect soft boiled eggs,
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Sunday morning Ham and Egg breakfast

I am really excited as this is going to be my first blog, i have been cooking a lot but have never taken detailed photos of the food that i cook, i am sure this is going to be a big challenge for me as i am not a good writer and not a good
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