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Curry Laksa Noodles

A piping hot bowl of curry laksa noodles sounds perfect on a cloudy, cold day, doesn’t it? If you are no stranger to my blog, you would probably know that I am happy to use any shortcuts to achieve easy, delicious meals whenever I could. Making curry laksa broth from scratch is no easy feat and will take up quite a bit of time and a longer list of ingredients than I am willing to get. My recipe will probably take about 45 mins to make and that is inclusive of waiting time for the soup to boil. LOL. This recipe is easy for first-timers in making curry laksa noodles. Ingredients: Ingredients A: 3” thumb sized ginger 1-2 stalks lemongrass...

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Instant Pot Arrowroot and Eggplant Curry.

Let me just appreciate my SIL Pesh first, who took the time to bring my instant pot to me in Kampala, it is a life saver and I am on a roll learning to cook all sorts of meals with it. I have no idea why I was not using it as much back home. Today’s meal is an interesting mix and do not worry, it can be made on the stove top too. Arrow root is a favourite from back home and eggplants too, so why not make them into a delicious curry? Yummy and filling enough for a meatless Monday recipe. Let’s get started. Ingredients: I large arrowroot, chopped into medium cubes, two chopped eggplants, one chopped onion,...

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South Indian Beetroot STIR FRY (Thoran/Poriyal/Palya)

Somedays you crave for something simple. A bowl of steaming hot rice with a dollop of ghee and some beetroot stir fry; a papad or crisps with that would be great; some rasam or curds/yogurt even better. With all good intentions I had bought some beetroots to make dal. They were languishing at the back of the fridge and calling my name. One day, I was watching a show where they were talking of small eat outs in Bangalore and one of them had a thali with beetroot palya. That was my inspiration. A simple vegetable stirfry is called thoran in Kerala, poriyal in Tamil Nadu and palya is Karnataka. You can substitute beetroots for beans or cabbage. The trick...

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Black-eyed bean, spinach and tomato curry

Let me say it right here: curry leaves as an ingredient when making curry makes A HUGE difference! After this meal I don’t think I’ll cook curry with curry powder ever again. Delicious curry This meal is as delicious as well as cheap – which is a perfect combo when you are a few days before your paycheck :-) Ingredients (serves 4): 3 tbsp sunflower oil 1/2 tsp mustard seeds – I used 1 tsp of mustard 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 10 curry leaves 1 large onion, chopped 2 green chili peppers, slit lengthwise and deseeded – I skipped this 1/2 tsp chili powder 1 tsp ground coriander – we ran out!! So I used ground cumin instead 1/2...

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