"Eggplant Caponata with garlic crostini"

Ingredients for making the Eggplant Caponata One 1 1/2-pound eggplant Kosher salt 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 1 small red onion, sliced 1 tbsp drained capers 1 tbsp chopped kalamata olives 1 tbsp aged balsamic vinegar 1/2 cup tomato sauce or puree Freshly ground pepper 40 thin toasted slices of baguette, for serving 1 tbspContinue reading “"Eggplant Caponata with garlic crostini"”

"Salmon Carpaccio with Parmesan and dill"

Ingredients For the Parmesan and dill crackers 250 g all-purpose flour 2 tsp salt 4 tbsp water 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 30 g Parmesan cheese 1 tsp dehydrated dill For the dressing 1 tsp Dijon mustard Juice from 1/2 a lemon 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil Salt and pepper to taste ForContinue reading “"Salmon Carpaccio with Parmesan and dill"”

"Gulab Jamun"

Ingredients of making the Gulab Jamun for gulab jamun 1 cup khoya (mawa or dried evaporated milk solids) or 200 grams khoya ¾ cup grated paneer or 100 grams of paneer (cottage cheese) 3 tablespoon all purpose flour 2 tablespoon fine sooji (rava or semolina) 4 green cardamoms – powdered in a mortar-pestle or ½Continue reading “"Gulab Jamun"”

Chef's Nectar, "Double Cooked Lamb with Burnt Garlic"

Ingredients for making the stir-fried double cooked lamb Lamb belly bacon1 cinnamon stick, broken1 tsp. cumin seeds1 tsp. coriander seeds¼ tsp. red pepper flakes¼ tsp. whole Sichuan peppercorns2 lb. lamb belly¼ cup packed light brown sugar½ cup plus 3 tbsp. black vinegar2 celery ribs, sliced2 scallions, halved1 small yellow onion, chopped1 small carrot, sliced1 garlicContinue reading “Chef's Nectar, "Double Cooked Lamb with Burnt Garlic"”

Master Stroke, "Chicken Ala Kiev"

Ingredients for making the Chicken Ala Kiev ⅓ cup butter ½ tsp ground black pepper 1 tsp garlic powder 2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves 2 eggs 3 tbsp water ¼ tsp ground black pepper ½ tsp garlic powder 1 tsp dried dill weed ¾ cup all-purpose flour ¾ cup dry bread crumbs 2Continue reading “Master Stroke, "Chicken Ala Kiev"”


Ingredients for making the green beans 1 lb green beans washed, trimmed, and cut to half their length 6 cloves of garlic minced 1/2 -1 tsp salt vegetable oil for frying ice for water bath Method of making Blanch the Green Beans (optional) To preserve the color of the beans for the final dish you willContinue reading “STIR FRIED GREEN BEANS”

Chefs Nectar, "Rava Dosa"

Ingredients for making the Rava Dosa ½ cup fine rava (sooji or fine semolina) ½ cup rice flour ¼ cup all-purpose flour 1 to 2 green chillies, chopped 1 medium sized onion, finely chopped ½ inch ginger, finely chopped 8 to 10 curry leaves, chopped 1 to 2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves (cilantro leaves) –Continue reading “Chefs Nectar, "Rava Dosa"”

Chefs Nectar,"Cottage Cheese Nuggets"

Ingredients for making the Cottage Cheese Nuggets for paneer marination: 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste ½ tsp kashmiri red chilli powder / lal mirch powder ½ tsp pepper, crushedsalt to taste 2 tbsp coriander leaves, finely chopped 1 tbsp lemon juice 8 dices paneer /Cottage Cheese Ingredients fo making the Batter ¼ cup corn flour 2Continue reading “Chefs Nectar,"Cottage Cheese Nuggets"”

"Chicken Medallions with Beet mash and steamed vegetables"

Ingredients for making the Chicken Medallions 1 chicken breast 1 garlic clove 1 tsp mixed herbs (no salt added) 1 ¼ cups beets (cooked and chopped) 1large potato 20 gms broccoli 20 gms green beans 20 gms red yellow bell peppers a tiny bit of salt a tiny bit of black pepper 1 ½ tspContinue reading “"Chicken Medallions with Beet mash and steamed vegetables"”

Chefs Nectar,"Paneer Kathi Rolls"

Ingredients for making the Paneer Kathi Roll 2 cups paneer cut into 1 inch cubes 1 small red pepper thinly sliced 1 small green pepper thinly sliced 1 medium red onion thinly sliced Ingredients for Marination 1/4 cup plain yogurt 1 teaspoon ginger grated 1 teaspoon garlic pressed 1 tsp 2 teaspoon kashmiri red chiliContinue reading “Chefs Nectar,"Paneer Kathi Rolls"”