Sugar plum and chilli sauce with Indian flavours

Thanks to @bellyrumbles for your Easy Chilli Plum Sauce Recipe – goo.gl/G2qhsv which I used over the weekend with some adaptions to create a delicious sugar plum chilli sauce. Now I have a heap of it to enjoy in coming weeks! My version follows… Prep time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 50 minutes Ingredients: 1kg of…

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Indian Five Spice: Panch Phoran

Panch Phoran is an Indian whole spice blend used mostly in eastern part of India like, Odisha,West Bengal etc. It is also called as Pancha Phutana (In Odisha), pach phoran (In West Bengal), paanch phorana. Panch phoran means mixture of five spices. The spices used in panch phoran are whole seeds and each in equal […]…

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Prawn Curry with Fennel Seeds

I recently went to make this traditional family curry and realised I haven’t previously posted the recipe. So here it is, a quick and delicious curry that is perfect for weeknight dinners with rice and salad or as part of a bigger Indian spread. Prep time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 25 minutes Ingredients: 500g green…

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Beef and black bean with chilli

Last night we decided on Chinese in celebration of Chinese New Year. This recipe is based on Kylie Kwong’s Braised Chicken Drumsticks with black Bean and Chilli but is much quicker made with thinly sliced beef. Of course we have all had Beef and Black Bean Sauce in Chinese restaurants but this dish is a…

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Lamb Xacuti – Goan curry

Cooking this recipe was inspired by the beautiful story and recipe posted by The Storyteller’s Kitchen Chicken Xacuti but I made it tonight using lamb. It was certainly very delicious and is easy to make but does involve quite a number of steps for the three seperate spice mixes involved. I didn’t have any mace…

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Why is Cinnamon good for you?

Originally posted on New to Nutrition:
Cinnamon is a highly delicious spice. It has been prized for its medicinal properties for thousands of years. 10 Health Benefits of Cinnamon Cinnamon is High in a Substance with Powerful Medical Properties. Loaded with Antioxidants Has Anti-Inflammatory Properties Lowers Blood Sugar Levels Powerful Anti-Diabetic Effect May Have Beneficial…

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Chicken Xacuti

Very interesting recipe which I will be trying tomorrow…maybe with lamb instead? The Storyteller's Kitchen ‘Xacuti’ or ‘Shagoti’ is an intense Goan curry made with chicken and a long host of spices, carefully roasted and ground with the quintessential coconut that’s so definitive of Goa. The chicken is often replaced with mutton and tastes equally…

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Pancetta wrapped prawns with watermelon, mint and feta salad

Recently discovered wrapping prawns in pancetta before frying them. The pancetta adds a layer of crispy saltiness which goes brilliantly with the sweetness of the watermelon in this salad. I also made it while I was in Bali with pomelo and watermelon salad which was also delicious but pomelos aren’t as easy to find in…

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Smashed Potatoes With Jalapeño Chilli

Originally posted on Cooking Up The Pantry:
I like having more of a gutsy potato dish when we are having a gently seasoned meat or veggie dish. These potatoes aren’t too spicy and make a nice change from a plain spud. Serves 6. Ingredients 40g butter 30mls olive oil 1kg baby potatoes, cooked 2 jalapeño…

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Vegetarian Rice Pilau

This is a quick and easy rice dish that is delicious just with Tarka Dhal, raita and pickles, or as a side dish served with Indian Hunter’s style roast lamb or curries. It is even better the day after and can be eaten cold like a rice salad. Prep time: 20 minutes Cooking time:10-15 minutes…

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Ubud Food Festival 2018 to be held on 13-15 April

Originally posted on Global Gastronaut:
Indonesia’s leading food event, Ubud Food Festival (UFF) is returning for its 2018 edition on 13 – 14 April. This is the fourth iteration of the festival which highlights Indonesia’s food culture and promises three packed days of talks, workshops, cooking demonstrations, live performances and food tours. “After three years…

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Indian Spiced Fish Pie

Originally posted on freespiritfood:
This recipe is based on Rick Stein’s classic fish pie recipe but with an Indian twist. The addition of traditional Indian spices to the milk and cream mixture in which the seafood is lightly poached, and using “aloo bharta” or Indian style mashed potato for the topping bring the flavours of…

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Night Rooster Cocktails rule the roost!

Stopped by Night Rooster by Locavore in Ubud for spectacular and very creative cocktails featuring a mixture of top shelf and homemade liquors. The delicious concoctions showcase unique Indonesian/Balinese spices and display a level of innovation in cocktail recipes that I have not come across before. Adrian had the Ashes cocktail which is almost a…

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Brined Pork Chops

I had never thought of brining pork chops before I cook them before but after another recent successful turkey brining experience at Christmas , I though I would try it with pork. Of course then I found a host of articles about how brining is great for adding moisture to pork chops, cutlets and roasts…

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BALINESE SAMBAL MATAH (FRESH RAW CHILLI SAMBAL)

Originally posted on MyKitchenAdventure:
Owwh yeah, when I want to transport into sunny beaches in my home country, not only Bali in Particular, but all over beaches in Indonesia. Since Indonesia are country with a lot of island we definitely have plentiful beautiful beaches and this recipe are remind me of sitting on white sand,…

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The spice of kings

Originally posted on midihideaways:
The spice of kings is saffron – a spice as expensive, or sometimes more so, than gold.  The reason behind the high price is not its rarity, or a difficulty in growing the spice.  It is entirely down to the laborious process of harvesting! The saffron crocus (crocus sativus) is an…

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Tasty Thai Fishcakes with Sweet Cucumber and Chilli Sauce

Having done my dash with ham and turkey over the last week of Christmas festivities, I thought I’d spice things up for New Year’s Eve with some tasty Thai fishcakes. We were heading to friends to watch the spectacular Sydney fireworks and I wanted to take some treats that can withstand being served at room…

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Turkey and Pea Curry Puffs

We are now at the very end of the roast turkey leftovers (promise). Today we were heading to the beach for a picnic so I decided to use it all up by creating some curry puffs. The shredded roast turkey meat goes well with Indian spices and sweet peas and the curry puffs are perfect…

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