BREAD AND VEGETABLE CASSEROLE

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BREAD AND VEGETABLE CASSEROLE

 Ingredients

4 cups diced stale bread

1 tablespoon cooking oil

3 large eggs

1 ½ cups milk

1 tablespoon any hot sauce – chillie garlic etc

½ teaspoon salt

1 cup chopped spinach well rinsed

1 tomato chopped

1 cup corn kernels, boiled

1 cup chopped scallions or leeks

1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper

2 cups grated cheddar cheese, divided

Preparation

Preheat oven to 180 C

Lightly oil the bottom and sides of a soufflé or baking dish.

Beat eggs until light and fluffy. Add milk, hot sauce and salt, and mix well

Heat a tablespoon oil in a pan and cook the onion leeks / scallions, red bell peppers, tomato and spinach together for a few minutes till the spinach wilts. Remove from heat. Mix in the boiled corn kernels

Pour half of the quantity of the milk mixture into the dish and add half of the bread cubes and push down into milk mixture.

Layer in some of the cooked vegetables and 1 cup grated cheese over the bread.

Repeat layering of the bread, milk mixture and vegetables.

Pour the remaining milk mixture over the top, making sure the bread is soaked, and then end with a layer of grated cheese.

Bake 1 hour till the top is nicely browned

Remove from oven, and serve hot with steamed veggies

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EGG AND BRINJAL CURRY

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EGG AND BRINJAL CURRY

Serves 4

Preparation and Cooking Time 1 hour

Ingredients

6 hard-boiled Eggs, shelled and cut into halves

3 onions chopped finely

2 tomatoes chopped

¼ kg Brinjals cut into medium size pieces

1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste

1 teaspoon mild chillie powder

½ teaspoon turmeric powder

1 teaspoon spice powder or garam masala powder

½ teaspoon cumin powder

Salt to taste

2 tablespoons oil

1 sprig curry leaves (optional)

Heat oil in a pan and sauté the curry leaves and onions till the onions turn golden brown.

Add the ginger garlic paste, tomatoes and brinjals and fry till the tomatoes are reduced to pulp.

Add the chillie powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder and spice powder and mix well. Add salt and 1 cup of water and cook till the Brinjals are cooked.

Lower heat and gently drop in the hard boiled eggs with the yolk side up. Simmer for a few minutes till the gravy becomes thick.

Serve with Rice, bread or chapattis.

CHICKEN PAN ROAST WITH BRAISED VEGETABLES

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CHICKEN PAN ROAST WITH BRAISED VEGETABLES

This simple and delicious Chicken Roast makes a perfect meal either for lunch or dinner. The left overs make good sandwiches the next day.

Ingredients

4 whole Chicken thighs and legs or one small whole chicken

Salt to taste

2 teaspoons ground black pepper

1 teaspoon Chillie powder

2 tablespoons oil or ghee

2 or 3 dry red chillies

A few whole pepper corns

3 carrots peeled and cut lengthwise

8 or 10 runner beans broken into halves

Marinate the chicken with the salt, pepper and chillie powder for about half an hour.

Heat oil or ghee in a thick -bottomed pan and add the chicken thighs together with the broken red chillies and pepper corns. Turn the chicken from side to side and fry on medium heat for about for about 5 minutes or till the pieces becomes firm. Add about 1 cup of water and mix well. Cover the pan with a tight lid and cook first on high heat then over low heat turning the chicken occasionally till the chicken is cooked and all the water / soup is absorbed.

Add the carrots and beans and cook till just tender. Continue to cook till the chicken is roasted to a lovely golden brown.

Serve with mashed potatoes and bread

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BISCUIT PUDDING – LAYERED BISCUIT PUDDING

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LAYERED BISCUIT PUDDING

This layered Biscuit Pudding is an easy to make “No Bake” or ‘No Cooking” delicious pudding recipe, that is prepared by layering biscuits and thick cream to form contrasting layers. One could use one’s own imagination to layer and decorate this easy pudding.

Ingredients

1 tablespoon Instant Coffee

3 tablespoons cocoa powder

8 tablespoons Sugar

750 grams fresh or Whipped Cream

1 cup warm milk

12 to 14 Marie Biscuits-Crushed and Powdered with Rolling pin

12 to 14 Oreo Biscuits, crushed and powdered with a Rolling pin

20 Marie Biscuits for Layering 2 layers of Biscuits

20 Oreo Biscuits for layering 2 layers of biscuits

Mix the sugar, cream, cocoa powder and instant Coffee together.

Beat this mixture till it becomes creamy and frothy.

Divide the mixture into 2 bowls and add the crushed Marie Biscuits to one bowl of cream mixture and the crushed Oreo biscuits to the other bowl of Cream mixture, and mix well.

Take a large flat-bottomed dish and spread some of the Marie Biscuit cream mixture to form the base layer.

Dip the Marie Biscuits one by one into the milk (Do not soak them, they should just be wet and not soggy), and lay them carefully to form a biscuit layer on the base layer.

Spread a layer of the Oreo Cream mix on the top of this.

Now dip the Oreo biscuits one by one in the milk as above and lay them on the cream layer.

Spread another layer of the Marie Biscuit Cream mix on the top of this and add a layer of Marie Biscuit in the same way as above.

Continue making as many layers for as long as the Cream and biscuits last ending with a layer of cream

Garnish with chopped cherries and nuts or just broken bits of biscuits

It could be served immediately or kept in the fridge till required to be served.

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MIXED VEGETABLE FOOGATH

Mixed Veg Foogath

MIXED VEGETABLE FOOGATH

The Anglo-Indian term for a generic stir-fried vegetable side dish. Fresh mixed veggies seasoned with mustard and curry leaves and garnished with grated coconut

Ingredients

½ kg string beans chopped finely

3 tender carrots chopped into small pieces

1 cup cauliflower florets

½ cup grated coconut

3 red chilies broken into bits

¼ teaspoon mustard seeds

A few curry leaves

Boil the chopped beans, cauliflower and carrots for about 5 minutes with some water.  Strain and keep aside.

Heat oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds. When they splutter add the red chilies and curry leaves and fry for a few seconds. Now toss in the boiled vegetables.  Add salt and coconut and mix well. Stir-fry for a few minutes and then take down.

 

BRAISED OX TONGUE / OX TONGUE GLACE

Ox Tongue

Braised Ox Tongue / Ox Tongue Glaze

Serves 6     Preparation Time approx 1 hour

Ingredients

1 Ox Tongue

2 onions sliced

2 Carrots peeled and diced

1 teaspoon coriander powder

1 teaspoon chillie powder

½ teaspoon nutmeg powder (optional)

3 tablespoons Oil

Salt to taste

Wash the Ox Tongue and boil it in salted water till tender. Cool then slice it.

Heat oil in a pan and sauté the onions till slightly brown. Add the carrots, chillie powder, coriander powder, nutmeg powder, a little salt and about 4 tablespoons of the tongue stock and cook till the carrots are soft. Mash the carrots well. Now add the cooked slices of Ox Tongue and the remaining stock. Mix well and simmer on low heat for about 10 minutes. Serve with Bread or with rice.