Chef’s Nectar, “Makhane ki Kheer”

Ingredients for making the Makhane ki Kheer 1 cup makhana (foxnuts or phool makhana) 2 cups organic milk or 500 ml organic milk 3-4 green cardamom – husked and powdered in a mortar-pestle 10-12 cashews 10-12 almonds – blanched and sliced 1 tbsp golden raisins 3.5 to 4 tbsp sugar or as required 1 pinchContinue reading “Chef’s Nectar, “Makhane ki Kheer””

Chef’s Nectar,”Ghevar”

Ingredients for making the Ghevar 1/2 cup ghee, also known as clarified butter 1/2 cup whole milk, cold 1 cup ice cold water, may need more 1 cup all purpose flour 1/4 tsp cardamom powder few saffron strands chopped nuts, to garnish yellow food color, optional ghee or oil, for deep frying for sugar syrupContinue reading “Chef’s Nectar,”Ghevar””

Chef’s Nectar,”Hummus Crusted Grilled Chicken

Ingredients for making the Hummus Crusted Grilled Chicken 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts salt and pepper 1 zucchini, chopped 1 yellow squash, chopped 1 medium onion, chopped 1 cup hummus, 1 Tbsp. olive oil 2 lemons 1 tsp. smoked paprika or sumac Method of making the Hummus Crusted Grilled Chicken Preheat oven to 450 degrees.Continue reading “Chef’s Nectar,”Hummus Crusted Grilled Chicken”

Chef’s Nectar,” Chena Payesh”

Ingredients for Chena Payesh Milk 1 1/2 litres Saffron (kesar) a few strands Lemon juice 1 1/2 tablespoon Sugar 1/2 cup Almonds blanched and chopped 5-6 Pistachios blanched and chopped 7-8 Method of making the Chena Payesh

Chef’s Nectar,” Shiitake Mushrooms with Silken Tofu in Black Bean Sauce”

“Shiitake mushroom are one of the specialty ingredients which is very nutritious and have the special appearance in the oriental dishes, available dry and fermented in the Asian market and in any grocery stores in the metros.” Ingredients for making the Shiitake 18 dried shiitake mushrooms 3 cups boiling water 1 tbsp cornstarch 1 cupContinue reading “Chef’s Nectar,” Shiitake Mushrooms with Silken Tofu in Black Bean Sauce””

Chef’s Nectar, “Chicken Siu- Mai”

Chicken Shu Mai (Siu Mai) is a popular dim sum item. Learn how to make chicken shu mai with this quick and amazing recipe that is better than the” Main Land- China” Ingredients for making the Chicken Siu-mai 1/2 lb boneless and skinless chicken thigh, ground 8 peeled and de veined medium shrimp, diced intoContinue reading “Chef’s Nectar, “Chicken Siu- Mai””

Chef’s Nectar, “Malpua Rabdi” Awesome Dessert !

Ingredients for Batter 1 cup all purpose flour or 125 grams 1 teaspoon fennel seeds – kept whole or crushed 3 to 4 green cardamoms – crushed or ⅓ teaspoon cardamom powder 3 pinches baking soda or ⅛ teaspoon baking soda½ cup water or 125 ml water or add as required 3 tablespoon khoya (mawaContinue reading “Chef’s Nectar, “Malpua Rabdi” Awesome Dessert !”

“Thai Coconut Soup with Shrimps, (Tom Kha Goong)”

Ingredients for making the Tom Kha Goong 3 cups chicken (or vegetable) broth, low sodium 2 Tbsp fresh grated ginger 1 stalk lemongrass, cut in half lengthwise (or 1 Tbsp lemongrass paste) 1-2 tsp red curry paste (according to taste) 2 Tbsp fish sauce 1 can (15oz.) light coconut milk 1 cup shitake mushrooms, slicedContinue reading ““Thai Coconut Soup with Shrimps, (Tom Kha Goong)””

“Teriyaki Chicken with Sticky Rice”

Ingredients for making the Teriyaki Chicken 1 1/4 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts, diced into 1-inch cubes 1 Tbsp Sesame oil 2 tbsp kikkoman soy sauce 1/4 cup water 2 Tbsp mirin 2 tbsp Sake 1 1/2 Tbsp packed light brown sugar 1 Tbsp rice vinegar 1/4 tsp sesame oil (optional) 2 tsp peeled andContinue reading ““Teriyaki Chicken with Sticky Rice””

Sichuan Dumpling in Hot & Numbing Sauce

Ingredients for making the Dumplings For the Dumplings 1 pound ground pork shoulder 2 tsp kosher salt 1 tbsp sugar 1 tsp finely ground white pepper 1 1/2 ounces minced scallions or Chinese chives (about 2 scallions) 2 tsp minced fresh garlic (about 2 medium cloves) 2 tsp Shaoxing wine or dry sherry 40 thinContinue reading “Sichuan Dumpling in Hot & Numbing Sauce”