Monday, November 27, 2017

Hyderabadi Beef Koftay

Yum

I don't cook a lot of Hyderabadi dishes but when I do the aroma takes me back to my childhood.  These koftay were one of my favourite dishes growing up.  The way my mother makes it takes some time.  In her method, she strains the coconut milk and ground nuts which yields a smooth sauce.  I highly recommend doing this if you have the time.  A lot of times, I skip the step of straining the coconut milk and nuts to save time.  In the picture above, I have skipped this step and you can see it gives a more grainy texture but the taste is still wonderful!  I love to have these koftay with homemade roti!

Monday, November 20, 2017

Slow Cooker Indian Spiced Beef Stew

Yum
Slow Cooker Indian Spiced Beef Stew

I've had my slow cooker for a little under two years.  I mainly use it for Haleem and Nihari but I know there is so much more I can do.  Recently I tried a Beef Stew recipe from Damn Delicious.  It turned out great but I thought this method would work really well for a stew spiced with our traditional Indian spices.  So I went to work on making an Indian version.  A big reason why I have avoided making Indian dishes in the slow cooker, is I found that they came out watery.  In this recipe, this is solved by mixing in a slurry of flour and water at the end.  The end result was really good!  We enjoyed this stew with a simple Mattar Pulao (Peas and Rice) and yogurt.  I used 1 tsp of Shan Masala in the recipe.  If you don't have it, you can leave it out but you may need to adjust some of the other spices to your taste.  I love the hands off cooking with a slow cooker and hope to apply this method to some more of our Indian dishes!

Monday, October 30, 2017

Crispy Sweet Potato Roast

Yum
Crispy Sweet Potato Roast

We love potatoes and I've been trying to switch things up and have more sweet potatoes.  They are much more nutritious than the regular Yukon Gold potatoes we usually have.  The recipe I'm sharing today has very simple ingredients.  I love how the tops gets crispy.  I use the food processor to get thin evenly sliced potato slices.  You can also sprinkle some additional spices on top like cayenne pepper or chilli powder.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Whole Wheat Apple Muffins

Yum
Whole Wheat Apple Muffins

Fall is here and that means the best apples are available!  Every year, we go apple picking but this year we haven't had a chance to go yet.  Hoping to go soon before the season is over.  Whenever we do go, we come back with way too many apples and one of my favourite things to do with apples is to bake with them!  The muffin recipe I am sharing with you today is our favourite Apple Muffin recipe.  My eldest son loves them for breakfast.  These are choke full of apples and a lot of cinnamon flavour!  I've made a couple of changes to the original recipe.  Mainly to replace the butter with oil and change the topping to raw sugar rather than brown sugar.  I hope you give them a try soon!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Low Fat Strawberry Yogurt Scones

Yum

This week I'm sharing another recipe for scones.  Early in July, we had gone Strawberry Picking at Organics Family Farm.  We haven't gone for the last couple of years because their strawberry picking season was during Ramadan.  We were very excited to be able to go this year.  We brought home a lot of strawberries and I used some of them to make these Strawberry Scones.  One of our favourite things about Organics Family Farm is the wood fired pizza they serve at lunch time.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...