Prawn Malai curry
March 2nd, 2007
Ingredients 500 gms prawns 4 to 5 tbsp oil 1 big or 2 medium sized onions (grated ) 6 to 7 cloves garlic (crushed) 2 bay leaves 3 to 4 green cardamoms (peeled) 1 stick cinnamon ¼ tsp turmeric powder 2 tsp red chilli powder (or as per taste) 200 ml coconut milk salt to taste 2 to 3 green chillies (slit) Method Clean, de-vein and wash prawns well.Lightly, heat oil in a kadai. Lightly fry the prawns and keep aside. In the same oil add onions, crushed garlic, bay leaves, cardamoms and cinnamon. Add turmeric powder and red chilli powder. Sauté on a low flame till ...


Stuffed Dates – Arabian Dish
March 2nd, 2007
12-16 dates 1 tsp lemon rind 12-16 almonds 100 grams ricotta cheese 2 tbsps castor sugar Slit dates carefully and remove the seeds. Gently open them and set aside. Finely grate lemon rind. Roast almonds and set aside. Mix ricotta cheese and castor sugar well. You can use cream cheese or fresh chenna, well mashed, instead of ricotta cheese. Add a pinch of lemon rind and mix. Make a cone with butter paper, put the cheese stuffing into it and pipe it into the date slits. Place an almond on top of the cheese in each date. You can use blanched almonds or cashewnuts or walnuts too. Instead of dates you can stuff prunes (dried apricots) similarly. Serve at room temperature.


Shawarma – Arabian Dish
March 2nd, 2007
4 chicken breasts 4 pita bread 4 tbsps olive oil Salt to taste For yogurt sauce 1 cup yogurt Salt to taste 4 cloves garlic, ground 2 tbsps lemon juice 1 sprig fresh parsley For salad 1 medium onion, sliced 1 medium tomato, sliced 2 jalapenos, sliced Salt to taste 2 tbsps tahina 3 tbsps yogurt 6-8 fresh mint leaves, hand torn Preheat the oven to 200°C. Slit chicken breasts lengthwise without cutting through. Dribble olive oil over them, sprinkle salt and fold the pieces. Thread these pieces onto a skewer. Keep the skewer on the rack. Place rack in the preheated oven. Add salt, garlic paste to yogurt and whisk well. Add lemon juice and mix. Put this mixture over a muslin cloth kept over a bowl, gather the edges and squeeze tight for smooth yogurt sauce. Garnish with a sprig of ...


Kibbeh bi Shamiyeh – Arabian Dish
March 2nd, 2007
300 grams lamb mince 3/4 cup burghul 1 medium onion, roughly chopped 1 tsp cumin powder 1/4 tsp white pepper powder Salt to taste 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper Oil to deep fry For filling 100 grams lamb mince 2 tbsps olive oil 2 small onions, finely chopped Salt to taste 1 tbsp Lebanese spice 2 tbsps pine nuts Soak burghul in one cup of water for half an hour and drain. Take lamb mince in a blender. Add roughly chopped onion, cumin powder, white pepper powder, salt, cayenne pepper (or red chilli powder) and blend till smooth. Transfer into a bowl. Add burghul and mix thoroughly. Heat olive oil in a pan, add finely chopped onions and sauté till light brown. Add lamb mince and cook. Add salt and cook till dry. Add Lebanese spice powder (a mixture of cinnamon, cloves, green cardamoms and ...


Fattoush – Arabian bites
March 2nd, 2007
1 medium green capsicum, seeded, cubed 1 medium tomato, cubed 1 medium cucumber, cubed 1 medium onion, cubed 2-3 slices bread, cubed 1 tbsp olive oil 1 small bunch lettuce (iceberg), hand torn 5-6 black olives 5-6 green olives 1-2 sprigs fresh parsley For dressing 3 tbsps olive oil 1 tbsp vinegar 1 tbsp lemon juice Salt to taste 5-6 black peppercorns, crushed 1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped 1 tsp dried mint Heat olive oil in a pan, add bread pieces and sauté on medium heat to make croutons. To make the dressing take olive oil in a bowl, add vinegar, lemon juice, salt, crushed black peppercorns, parsley, dried mint and whisk well. Tear iceberg lettuce into a bowl. Add all the vegetables and onion. Add black and green olives. Tear parsley and add. Toss well. Just before serving pour the dressing over, add ...


Asparagus with saffron chilli cheese sauce
January 19th, 2007
8 fresh asparagus 1 gram saffron 3 fresh red chillies 2 tbsps butter 1 cup fresh cream 1/2 cup cheese, grated Salt to taste 5-6 black peppercorns, crushed Satay sticks as required Trim and cut asparagus into six-inch pieces. String them onto the satay sticks. For the sauce, chop two red chillies. Heat two tablespoons of butter in a pan, add red chillies and sauté. Add fresh cream and mix. Cook till slightly reduced. Add saffron and cheese and cook on low heat till it thickens. Heat the remaining butter in a grill pan and place the satay sticks with asparagus on it. Grill the asparagus, turning the sticks from time to time. As the asparagus is getting cooked sprinkle salt and crushed black peppercorns. Take care not to overcook the asparagus. When done, place the asparagus neatly ...


Dark chocolate orange cake
January 19th, 2007
1 cup dark chocolate, grated 1 tbsp orange zest, chopped 2 tbsps orange marmalade 1 1/2 cups refined flour (maida) + 1 tbsp 3/4 cup butter, softened 1 cup brown sugar 3 eggs, beaten 2 tsps baking powder 2/3 cup milk 1/3 cup almonds, flaked Preheat oven to 180°C. Line and grease an eight-inch round baking tin. Take butter and brown sugar in a bowl and cream till light. Add orange zest, orange marmalade and mix well. Add grated chocolate and mix well. Beat eggs till light and fluffy. Add some of it to the butter-sugar mixture and mix with a light hand. Sieve refined flour and baking powder into the bowl and mix. Add some more eggs and mix. Add the remaining eggs, milk, almond flakes and mix. Transfer into the greased tin and bake in the preheated oven at ...


Jade Shame….
January 19th, 2007
2002 when Jade Goody was a contestant in the 3rd series of the UK version of Big Brother. She got drunk and naked for fame. Jade in Big Brother 2007


Jade Goody
January 19th, 2007
Born in Bermondsey, London, Goody worked as a dental nurse before coming to public attention in 2002 when she was a contestant in the 3rd series of the UK version of Big Brother. Goody was denounced in the British tabloid press for among other things threatening to "deck" (knock out) another contestant who claimed that Goody had a verruca (small lesions that appear on the sole of the foot) on her foot. More notoriously she displayed a high level of ignorance regarding basic general knowledge for a British native. Goody thought that the British city of Cambridge was in London. On being told that Cambridge is in East Anglia, or rather Goody's "East Angular", she assumed that this was abroad. Goody also ...


Veiws on Shilpa
January 19th, 2007
Gordon Brown has again waded into the Celebrity Big Brother racism row by urging viewers to back Shilpa Shetty to stay in the house, rather than Jade Goody. The Chancellor, who is on a visit to India, told reporters a vote for Shilpa is a vote for Britain and British tolerance.


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