More recipes like:

Chicken Stew with Coconut Milk (Kerala style)

This chicken stew with an aromatic coconut milk gravy is a great comfort food. This recipe is from Kerala, a state in India, where they use a lot of both fresh coconut and coconut milk in their cooking. Creamy coconut milk makes this stew very soothing, cinnamon and cloves warm you up, you can taste just a hint of ginger and sweetness of onions. Green chillies are optional if you prefer mild food, but they add a nice kick to the stew. It tastes and in person looks much better than in a picture!

Shrimp & pumpkin in coconut milk

Shrimp & pumpkin in coconut milk

Rating: star_onstar_onstar_onstar_onstar_on
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 15 Minutes

This is a Kerala (a South Indian state) recipe called Konju Pulungari. Konju means shrimp and pulungari is a curry with coconut milk and something sour, either vinegar or tamarind. Pumpkin is a festival vegetable in South India. This dish is originally ma…

Smoked Eggplant & Yogurt Dip

Smoked Eggplant & Yogurt Dip

Rating: star_onstar_onstar_onstar_onstar_on
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 10 Minutes

Raita is a yogurt based sauce or dip. Usually, raita is very simple with either some cumin or some mint and cucumber, or pineapple pieces, etc. But this is a very flavorful raita with smoked eggplant, garlic and ginger. I had it first along with a very de…

Fried Fish with Coriander/Cilantro Sauce

Fried Fish with Coriander/Cilantro Sauce

Rating: star_onstar_onstar_onstar_onstar_on
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 10 Minutes

This is one of my favourite masalas. It is fresh coriander based and it is very simple and quick to make. But the result is this aromatic, slightly tangy, fresh, simply delicious fish fry. My mouth is watering while just describing it to you. Adjust amoun…

Pork Vindaloo & Coconut Rice

Pork Vindaloo & Coconut Rice

Rating: star_onstar_onstar_onstar_onstar_on
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 30 Minutes

“Vindaloo” is derived from the Portugese word “Vinha De Alhos” i.e. from the 2 main ingredients in it, which were "Vinho", meaning wine or wine vinegar, and "Alhos", meaning garlic. It was originally a vinegar and garlic based watery stew made wit…

Bengali Fish Stew with Mustard

Bengali Fish Stew with Mustard

Rating: star_onstar_onstar_onstar_onstar_on
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 20 Minutes

I love the taste of this traditional Bengali river fish stew with mustard served over steamed rice. It's very simple to make and it doesn't require many ingredients. When this stew is served outside Bengal, it usually has a thicker gravy to which onions,…

Cucumber and Roasted Peanut Salad

Cucumber and Roasted Peanut Salad

Rating: star_onstar_onstar_onstar_onstar_off
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 5 Minutes

This salad is very easy to make yet is so flavorful with roasted cumin and black mustard seeds that add nutty taste once you bite into one. Crunchy peanuts add a nice contrast to fresh and juicy cucumber that was marinated with lime juice and little bit o…

Rice Balls

Rice Balls

Rating: star_onstar_onstar_onstar_onstar_off
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 10 Minutes

Adapted from The Taste of Italy by Frederic Lebain & Jean Paul Paireault. These are a really big hit whenever I serve them. I hope you all enjoy them as much! Cook and Enjoy with Love, Catherine

Coconut Creme Brulee

Coconut Creme Brulee

Rating: star_onstar_onstar_onstar_onstar_off
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 15 Minutes

This coconut Creme Brulee is so delicious served with fresh berries and whipped cream. It's much easier to make than you might think!

Barbecueing Meat the Sicilian Way

Barbecueing Meat the Sicilian Way

Rating: star_onstar_onstar_onstar_onstar_off
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 15 Minutes

Here is an excellent lamb dish grilled the sicilian way. For those concerned about the health hazards of charcoal-grilling producing carcinogens called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), no need to worry. Use leaner meats that drip less fat. Fat, wh…

Fried Rice

Fried Rice

Rating: star_onstar_onstar_onstar_onhalf star
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 20 Minutes

In just no time you can turn plain white rice into something so delicious, with just a few simple ingredients, offering a different texture and a nice blend of the different flavours, soaked up by the rice, while frying. This dish can easily prepared in…

Creamy Pumpkin Soup with Coconut Milk

Creamy Pumpkin Soup with Coconut Milk

Rating: star_onstar_onstar_onstar_onhalf star
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 10 Minutes

So creamy and comforting, slightly sweet pumpkin, just noticeable trace of roasted garlic, smoothing coconut milk, roasted cumin seeds explode with flavour once you bite into one. I had to add green chili, but not too much, as I like a little kick in my f…

Pork Balchao

Pork Balchao

Rating: star_onstar_onstar_onstar_onhalf star
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 40 Minutes

The perfect mixture. That is what Goa is. This is a dish with influences from very different worlds. Pork, vinegar, Indian spices: Goa.

Fried Zucchini Flowers

Fried Zucchini Flowers

Rating: star_onstar_onstar_onstar_onstar_off
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 5 Minutes

There have been books written on the zucchini blossom. The forerunner of the ever-burgeoning mottled cylinder, is edible. More than edible, it's delicious in an Earth Mother kind of way. That which some just chuck away as waste, can in fact become a de…

Pan seared porkchops

Pan seared porkchops

Rating: star_onstar_onstar_onstar_onstar_off
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 25 Minutes

This is a simple way of fixing pork chops. They are tasty and can be fixed in a number of ways. You can add sauces to them like barbecue, berry vinaigrette, of tomato sauce. I chose to just put salt on mine. I made a few with barbecue sauce, and one with…

Tagliatelle ai funghi

Tagliatelle ai funghi

Rating: star_onstar_onstar_onstar_onstar_off
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 20 Minutes

The first time I had tagliatelle ai funghi done right, it was at Trattoria Stella in Serramazzoni, in the foothills of Modena, Italy. When a gastronomical memory persists for over 15 years, you know you had a true culinary pleasure. The beauty of tagliate…

Ricotta-Spinach Stuffed Eggplants

Ricotta-Spinach Stuffed Eggplants

Rating: star_onstar_onstar_onstar_onstar_off
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 20 Minutes

This ricotta and spinach stuffed eggplant was inspired by Moussaka-filled Eggplants. It can be served as a vegetarian starter or main dish. Ricotta cheese can be substituted with cottage cheese or paneer.

Fried Zucchini

Fried Zucchini

Rating: star_onstar_onstar_onstar_onstar_off
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 10 Minutes

Sicilians eat very little dark meat. Sicily is an arid island, we don’t have much in the way of pastures. Cows are raised primarily for lactation, and production of cheese. Most meat is imported, except for chicken, goat, rabbit and some other wild gam…

Simple Fried Eggplant

Simple Fried Eggplant

Rating: star_onstar_onstar_onstar_onstar_off
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 10 Minutes

This fried eggplant is so simple, but yet a very delicious side dish. It's a little bit crispy on the outside, but very soft and juicy inside. It is a Bengali way of preparation.

Chorizo Pulao

Chorizo Pulao

Rating: star_onstar_onstar_onstar_onstar_off
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 25 Minutes

This is a Goan style pulao - an aromatic dish made out of rice that is first browned in oil and then cooked with spices and vegetables. This particular pulao is very popular in Goa and is traditionally made using spicy Goan sausage, which can be replaced…

Caramelized Peaches with Fresh Ricotta, Honey & Pepper

Caramelized Peaches with Fresh Ricotta, Honey & Pepper

Rating: star_onstar_onstar_onstar_onstar_off
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 10 Minutes

These caramelized peaches are very soft and velvety with a subtle taste of cinnamon and clove. They can be either grilled or baked in an oven. If you use peaches that are not completely ready, still a little bit sour, it will give a nice contrast to sweet…

Shallow-Fried Masala Fish

Shallow-Fried Masala Fish

Rating: star_onstar_onstar_onstar_offstar_off
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 10 Minutes

This South Indian style fried fish is very aromatic and flavourful, slightly tangy, with a nice kick from chillies and garnished with sweet caramelized onions. It goes well together in a meal with curries with gravy or can be served by itself with plain r…

Spinach Bites

Spinach Bites

Rating: star_onstar_onstar_onstar_offstar_off
Prep Time: 25 Minutes
Cook Time: 0 Minutes

Easy Way to Eat more Greens!

Polpette di Tonno - Tuna cakes

Polpette di Tonno - Tuna cakes

Rating: star_onstar_onstar_onhalf starstar_off
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 5 Minutes

We have been enjoying crab cakes for quite a while now, thanks to our New England friends. In the Veneto region of Italy polpette di tonno, or tuna cakes, have been around forever, but are sadly so undiscovered in the United States. Polpette di tonno are…

Tomato Vegetable Soup

Tomato Vegetable Soup

Rating: star_onstar_onstar_onhalf starstar_off
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 20 Minutes

For a 5 year old a mystery is magic! That is how it was for me that beautiful sunny morning when my parents woke me from my sleep and announced that something was waiting for me and all I had to do was to find what was hidden somewhere in the house, What…

Mutton Biryani

Mutton Biryani

Rating: star_onstar_onstar_onstar_offstar_off
Prep Time: 60 Minutes
Cook Time: 50 Minutes

IT IS THE ULtIMaTE dISH YOu Wana TRy THE must try out dish in india its every body favourite it is on every menu card in all the restro in india its a maharaja's favourite and its history is 100's of year old this dish is you can die for but you make all…

Concourse Media