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Improv Tuscan Spaghetti and Scallop Dinner

Some days you are just tired of the same old same old, so you look at what you got and see what you can put together without having to step out and get something. Just before the lockdown lifted here in California I was shopping like most people online and saw a special  (meaning getting ready to go bad) on scallops at Whole Foods. Decided to get half a pound and figure it out later. Well that evening hubby being part Italian voted Italian instead of Asian inspired. So got to looking on the internet and found a couple of recipes that looked promising but we were missing most of the key ingredients like sun-dried tomatoes or bacon or pancetta. So leftover salami it was and the last survivors on our arugula plant in our backyard instead of spinach. The half-eaten tomato etc. I wouldn’t have bothered typing the recipe up if it hadn’t turned out to so good.

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4 Yummy Mother’s Day Recipes You must try

Chocolate Cupcake

Mothers are champions every day of the year, however, the second Sunday in May marks the official ‘Mother’s Day’ in many countries, including India. This day is an ode to the spirit of motherhood and gives an opportunity to all of us to honour their contribution to our lives. This is an opportunity for every person in the household, be it the children, husbands, in-laws, to celebrate motherhood.

Let Dr Oetker be a part of this celebration with some wonderfully yummy and quick recipes created specially by Gaurav Chadha, in-house Chef Dr Oetker India!

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· Roti Salad

· Aloo Tikki Burger

· Chatpata Creamy Corn Cups

· Chocolate cupcakes

Roti Salad

Roti salad, Mother's Day recipes

Serving: 2

Ingredients:

2 Rotis

2 tbsp Onions

3 tsp Lemon Juice

2 tbsp Spring Onions

2 tbsp Tomatoes (chopped)

1 tsp Sabzi Masala

½ tsp Garam Masala Powder

2 tbsp. Oetker FunFoods Mayonnaise Diet

50 g Paneer

20 – 25g Green Bell Peppers

20 – 25g Carrot

20 – 25g Cucumber

Coriander Leaves

15g Almonds Slivers

Directions:

  1. Roll the 2 rotis together and cut into thin Julienne.
  2. For the dressing, in a mixing bowl add 2 tbsp chopped onions, 1 tbsp. lemon juice, 2 tbsp spring onions, 2 tbsp chopped tomatoes, mix it. Now add 1 Tsp. sabji masala, ½ tsp garam masala and 2 tbsp diet mayonnaise, stir and mix the dressing. Now add the roti Julienne to the dressing and 50 gm of crumbled. Mix everything together and plate it.
  3. Now in the same bowl, add juliennes of ¼ green bell pepper, ¼ carrot & ¼ cucumber and fresh coriander leaves, mix it with the leftover juices from the dressing. Use this as the garnish over the roti salad and finish with a sprinkle of about 1 tbsp of almond slivers.

Level: Beginner

Preparation time: 15 Minutes

Aloo Tikki Burger

Aloo tikki burger, Mother's Day recipes

Serving: 1

 

Ingredients:

3 tbsp Dr Oetker FunFoods Mayonnaise Burger

1 Portion Burger Bun

1 Portion Aloo Tikki

1 Piece Tomato (Medium, sliced)

1 Piece  Onion (Medium, sliced)

Directions:

  1. Spread 1 tbsp burger mayonnaise on each half of burger bun.
  2. On the bottom, half of burger bun place burger patty, tomato slices, onion slices. Add a dollop of mayo and top it up with another half of the bun. Serve

Level: Beginner

Preparation time: 5 Minutes

 

Chatpata Creamy Corn Cups     

Chatpata Creamy Corn Cups, Mother's Day recipes                

Serving: 2

Ingredients:

100 g Jaggery

100 ml Water

1 tbsp Tamarind Pulp

1 Cinnamon Stick

1 Bay Leaf

½ tsp Black Peppercorn

2 ½ g Ginger (ginger)

150 g Corns

3 tbsp Dr Oetker FunFoods Mayonnaise Garlic

75 g Cheese (processed)

4 – 5 g Mint Leaves

Salt

Directions:

  1. Put the pan on flame, add 100 gm jaggery, 100 ml water & 1 tbsp tamarind pulp & stir. Add 1 cinnamon stick, 1 bay leaf, ½ tsp black peppercorn and salt. Add the chopped ginger & 150 gm sweet corn. Cover the lid and let it cook for at least 30 minutes.
  2. After 30 minutes, add 3 tbsp of garlic mayonnaise, and mix with a whisk finely. Now add 75 gm processed cheese grated into the preparation. Add a few mint leaves, cook more for about 5 minutes and prepare to plate.
  3. Serve as suggested in a glass with tamarind pulp.

Level: Beginner

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

 

 

Chocolate Cupcakes   

 

Chocolate Cupcake

Serving: 3

Ingredients:

250 g Dr Oetker FunFoods Eggless Bake Mix 11 Cakes

8 tbsp Dr Oetker FunFoods Mayonnaise Veg

100 ml Water

50 g Butter

3 tbsp Whipped Cream

50 g Blueberry Jelly

2 tsp Sugar (icing)

Directions:

  1. Empty the eggless bake mix into a mixing bowl. Add 7 tbsp of Mayonnaise Veg & 100 ml water, stir thoroughly & then add 50 gm of melted butter. Stir continuously till batter has blended evenly.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180degree C, fill the mix into the moulds. Bake it for about 20 minutes roughly, check once with a toothpick a little after 15 minutes. Remove them once ready and keep it aside to cool.
  3. For frosting, mix the whipped cream with 1 tbsp of Mayonnaise Veg, fill this mix into the piping bag. Start frosting the cupcakes with the cream and top it/garnish with the blueberry jelly. Give a touch of icing sugar in the end.

Level: Beginner

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

 

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Exotic Mango recipes

Mango recipes

Transport yourself to a tropical paradise with these luscious mango recipes.
All you need to do is bring home some succulent mangoes to prepare these innovative and easy-to-make recipes to relish.

Following are few of avant-garde mango recipes for summer!

Kairi Murgh Tikka or Mango Chicken Tikka

Ingredients
Chicken leg boneless 180 gms.,
Raw mango 100 gms,
Ginger 10 gms,
Garlic 10 gms,
Green chilli 8 gms,
Salt 5 gms,
Turmeric powder 5 gms,
Garam masala 2 gms,
Jeera powder 5 gms,
Lemon 10 gms,
Besan 20 gms,
Egg 1,
Mint 15 gms,
Coriander 20 gms,
Curd 100 gms.

Procedure
Make the marinade by mixing all the ingredients. Boil the mangoes and make a puree of it. Now add chicken and keep it overnight.
Arrange marinated chicken on a skewer and cook it in tandoor of an oven. Serve hot.

 

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MANGO PHIRNI

Ingredients

1 litre milk

½ cup mango puree

1 tablespoon rice, soaked for 1 hour

3-4 tablespoons sugar

½ teaspoon green cardamom powder

1½ tablespoons finely chopped mixed nuts (almonds and pistachios)

¼ cup chopped mango Mango slices for garnishing

 

Method

1. Boil milk in a deep non-stick pan.

2. Grind rice into a smooth mixture, add to boiling milk, mix and cook until reduced. Add sugar and mix till it melts.

3. Switch off heat, add green cardamom powder, mixed nuts, chopped mangoes and mango puree and mix well.

4. Put in individual serving bowls and refrigerate to chill.

5. Serve chilled garnished with mango slices.

 

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Mango Kulfi

Mango kulfi is an easy Indian mango ice cream and this recipe does not require any cooking, so easy!!

Ingredients:

Mango Puree: 1 cup or 1 1/2 cups chopped Alphonso mango

Condensed Milk:1 tin

Amul Fresh Cream: 1 pct

Saffron: A fat pinch and extra for garnishing

Seeds of 5 cardamom

Almonds: 7-8

 

Make hay when the mangoes are there…

Happy Mango Season

2 Recipes to try before the end of the year

Year end recipes

 The year is coming to an end, so let’s make December special! The year-end always brings back memories of the year gone by.. and also a fresh hope for a better future. Food has always been a comforting element all our lives, so why should this time be any different? Let family and friends take the forefront, and celebrate December and the beginning of the new year. Coupled with a few exceptional recipes courtesy Gaurav Chadha, in-house Chef Dr. Oetker India, it is sure to be unforgettable!

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Some of these exciting recipes include:

  • Hawaiian Veggie Burger
  • Chocolate Mousse

  Hawaiian Veggie Burger

Hawaiian Veggie Burger, year end recipes

Serving: 1

Ingredients:

1 tsp Butter

2 rings canned Pineapple

½ medium Onion, rings

50 (3 tbsp) Dr. Oetker FunFoods Veg Mayonnaise Burger

1 Burger Buns cut horizontally into two halves

1 Lettuce Leaf

1 Veg Burger Patty, deep fried

Directions:

  1. Heat butter in a griddle pan (medium flame). Grill the rings of pineapple and onion until caramelized and there are nice grill marks on both sides.
  2. Spread 1 tbsp burger mayonnaise on each half of burger bun.
  3. On the bottom, half of burger bun place lettuce leaf, followed by burger patty, onion rings, pineapple (a dollop of mayonnaise on pineapple) and top it up with another half of the bun. Serve

 

Level: Beginner

Preparation time: 15 Minutes

Cooking Time:  20 Minutes

Chocolate Mousse

 Chocolate Mousse, year end recipes

Serving: 3

Ingredients:

2 tbsp    Dr. Oetker FunFoods Dessert Topping Chocolate (30g)

4 tbsp    Whipped Cream (60g)

1 tsp      Veg Gelatine (5g)

Directions:

  1. Soak gelatine in chilled water for 4-5 minutes then warm on low heat for 1 minute until all the granules melt.
  2. In a bowl, add whipped cream, dessert topping chocolate, gelatine and mix well.
  3. Pour into 3 glasses. Leave in a refrigerator for 30 minutes to set. Serve.

 

Level: Medium

Preparation time: 10 Minutes

Cooking Time:  20 Minutes

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR to all in advance

 

Recipes for Fried Ice Cream

Recipes for deep fried ice cream

In my earlier post, I wrote about deep fried ice cream, here are the recipes to it

If you are used to ordering this dessert treat when eating out, be reassured that it’s easy enough to make at home too, and it’ll taste just as good.

Ingredients

  • 1 litre (33 Oz) ice cream (any flavour).
  • Crushed cereal, such as corn flakes, frosted flakes, cinnamon squares, or puffed rice (it is also possible to use finely crushed sweet hard cookies/crackers or plain breadcrumbs).
  • Flour (a small bowl of it, approx. 1/2 cup).
  • Oil (use an unflavored oil that has a high heat point).
  • 2 eggs (beaten in a bowl large enough for dipping).
  • Cinnamon and/or sugar (optional).

 

Steps

  1. Prepare the two baking sheets by lining with a silicon liner or parchment paper.Then place the sheets in the freezer for half an hour prior to making the ice cream balls.
  2. Scoop symmetrical balls of ice cream.Try to make each scoop about as large as your fist. Make as many scoops as will fit on the baking sheets.
  3. Harden the scooped ice cream balls in the freezer.Place the sheets of ice cream balls into the freezer and leave them there for at least 30 minutes and up to two hours.
  4. Set out the bowls for dipping.Place a bowl of flour, a bowl of beaten egg and a bowl of crushed cereal or fine cookie/cracker crumbs in the workspace, in a formation that makes it easy to dip in order.
  5. Coat the ice cream.Remove the balls from the freezer, then:
  • Roll each ice cream ball first in the flour bowl. A little flour over each ball provides increased strength.
  • Roll each ice cream ball in the beaten egg.
  • Lastly, roll each ball around in the crushed cereal. (For a tastier treat, you can add cinnamon and sugar to the crushed cereal. Just make sure you still have enough cereal bits on the ice cream to coat the surface of the scoop.)
  • Alternatively, you may dip the ice cream balls in cake batter to make a thin, donut-like coating. Then either fry the balls directly or sprinkle / roll them in crushed cookie or biscuit crumbs to give a crisp shell.
  1. Place the ice cream balls back on the baking sheets, then back in the freezer. Freeze for at least two hours before frying.
  • At this point, you can keep the ice cream balls frozen for up to two months if needed.
  1. Fry the coated ice cream balls.Heat up the oil until it shimmers – approx. 185C or 364F. Fry the ice cream balls in batches two at a time to avoid reducing the temperature of the oil. A low temperature won’t fry them crisply. Fry until each ball turns a light/golden brown all over. Remove as soon as it’s done.
  2. Serve the ice cream balls.Serve immediately after frying, with chocolate or caramel sauce or other favourite sauce.
  • If you’d like the dessert to be colder, place it back into the freezer for a few more minutes after its fried, then pull out and serve a little colder. This is a personal preference and isn’t essential.

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Eid-Special- Delicious recipes to try out this Eid

Eid special

Eid al-Fitr “festival of breaking of the fast” is an important religious holiday celebrated worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. It’s the time when relatives and friends get together and enjoy sumptuous feast. Sweets and desserts make for an important part of the feast and often take centre stage on this auspicious day. On this occasion, FunFoods by Dr. Oetker recommends tasty desserts which are mouth-watering, easy to make, and would allow you to enjoy the festival as well with your loved ones.[tweetshare tweet=”Delicious #recipes for #eid” username=”wizmagic1″]

Strawberry and Dates Roll Recipe by Chef Ranveer Brar, Creative Kitchen, Dr. Oetker FunFoods     

Strawberry and Dates Roll- Eid special                                                                

Servings: 4

Ingredients:

10-12 nos. Dates, seedless

75 g (5 tbsp) Dr. Oetker FunFoods Strawberry Dessert Topping

50 g Almonds, chopped

50 g Cashewnuts, chopped

5-6 nos. Marie Biscuits, crushed

50 g (3 tbsp) Desiccated Coconut Powder

Directions:

  1. In a blender jar, add dates and 2 tbsp strawberry dessert topping. Blend for 20-30 seconds or until you get a coarse paste.
  2. Take out above mixture in a bowl and add nuts. Mix well, make small round balls and shape them into cigars or cylinders.
  3. In a bowl mix together biscuits and 2 tbsp coconut powder.
  4. Dip above rolls in remaining strawberry dessert topping and finally put them in biscuit mix to get good coating all over.
  5. Put remaining coconut powder on top of rolls and serve cold.

 

Level: Beginner

Preparation time: 15 Minutes

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 Shahi Lucknowi Seviyaan Recipe by Chef Ranveer Brar, Creative Kitchen, Dr. Oetker FunFoods                                                                       

 Shahi Lucknowi Seviyaan- Eid SpecialServings: 2

Ingredients:

500 ml Full Cream Milk

50 g Almonds, chopped

50 g Cashewnuts, chopped

60 g Roasted Vermicelli

1 tbsp Condensed Milk

1 tbsp Sugar

50 g (3 tbsp) Dr. Oetker FunFoods Milk Shake Mix Kesar Pista

½ tsp Kewra Water

1 tbsp Pistachio, chopped

Directions:

  1. Heat saucepan (low flame) add milk, almonds, cashew nuts and vermicelli. Let it cook for 5 minutes or until milk starts to boil.
  2. Add condensed milk, sugar and milk shake mix. Cook for 5 minutes or until Milk shake mix is dissolved completely and mixture is thick in consistency.
  3. Pour kewra water and mix well. Garnish with pistachio and serve.

 

Level: Beginner

Preparation Time: 5 Minutes

Cooking Time: 10 Minutes

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Mayo Phirni Recipe by Chef Ranveer Brar, Creative Kitchen, Dr. Oetker FunFoods

 Mayo Phirni, Eid SpecialServings: 4

Ingredients:

1 Litre, Full Cream Milk

90 g (6 tbsp) Rice Flour

140 g Sugar

1 tsp Green cardamom Powder

8-10 nos. Cashewnuts, chopped

5 nos. Almonds, chopped

60 g (4 tbsp) Dr. Oetker FunFoods Veg Mayonnaise

Directions:

  • Heat milk in a pan (medium flame) until it comes to boil and then simmer for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add rice flour, sugar, cardamom powder and cashew nuts. Stir continuously to prevent lumps.
  • Continue stirring on low flame for 6-7 minutes or until it begins to thicken. Finally take it out from flame and let it cool down.
  • Add mayonnaise to above mixture and mix well.
  • Pour the mixture into serving bowls. Refrigerate it for 2 hours, garnish it with almonds and serve.

 

Level: Intermediate

Preparation Time: 5 Minutes

Cooking Time:  25 Minutes

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Gulab Kheer Recipe by Chef Ranveer Brar, Creative Kitchen, Dr. Oetker FunFoods

Gulab Kheer- Eid special recipes

Servings: 4

Ingredients:

1 Litre, Full Cream Milk

100 g Rice, washed and soaked for 30 minutes

100 g Sugar

1 tsp Green cardamom Powder

8-10 nos. Cashewnuts, chopped

60 g (4 tbsp) Dr. Oetker FunFoods Milk Shake Mix Rose

5 nos. Almonds, chopped

Directions:

  • Bring milk to boil in a large saucepan.
  • Add rice, sugar, cardamom powder, cashew nuts and rose milk shake mix. Simmer over low heat until the mixture thickens and the rice is cooked completely.
  • Pour the mixture into serving bowls. Refrigerate it for 2 hours, garnish it with almonds and serve.

Level: Beginner

Preparation Time: 5 Minutes

Cooking Time:  25 Minutes

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Recipes with Pumpkin

pumpkin recipes

In my earlier post on ‘Pumpkin‘, I mentioned about nutritional benefits of Pumpkin. The following are recipes with Pumpkin…

Pumpkin Soup with A Savory Granola Topping

creamy vegan pumpkin soup with spiced savory granola pumpkin soup #Pumpkin #Soup

Ingredients:

3 ham/prosciutto slices, excess fat trimmed (chicken ham can be substituted)

1 tbsp. olive oil

2 medium onions, coarsely chopped.

4 cups (1 litre,) chicken stock

Savoury Granola Topping

1 egg white, lightly whisked

45 gms rolled oats

100 gms pumpkin seeds

75 gms sunflower seeds

40 gms flaked almonds

50 gms white or coloured quinoa rinsed, drained

1 tbsp. black chia seeds

1 tbsp. sesame seeds

1 tbsp. honey

2 tsp cumin seeds

Salt and pepper as needed

Cream for garnish

Method: To make the savoury granola topping preheat the oven to 180c. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Place the egg white, oats, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, almonds, quinoa, chia seeds, sesame seeds, honey and cumin seeds in a medium-sized bowl and toss to combine. Spoon the mixture in a thin layer over the lined tray and bake for 10-15 minutes or until lightly toasted. Set aside to cool.

Meanwhile, place the prosciutto on a baking tray and bake for 5-7 minutes until crisp and chop coarsely. Heat the oil in a large pan over a medium flame and add the onion and cook, stirring, until it softens. Add the pumpkin, carrot and chicken stock and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and cook for about 20 minutes until the pumpkin and carrots are very tender. Cool and place half the pumpkin mixture in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a clean saucepan. Repeat with the remaining pumpkin mixture. Heat on a low flame, season with salt and pepper as needed.

Divide the soup into serving bowls. Top with a dollop of cream and sprinkle with prosciutto and granola.

Spiced Pumpkin Bread

pumpkin bread

Ingredients:

400 gms butternut pumpkin, seeded and coarsely chopped

300 gms self-rising flour

250 gms castor sugar

2 tsp ground ginger

1 tsp cinnamon powder

2 large eggs

125 ml vegetable oil

125 ml milk

1 tbsp. pumpkin seeds

1 tbsp. flaked almonds

Butter and honey to serve

Method:

Preheat the oven to 180c. Grease and line the base and sides of a 10cm x 21 cm loaf tin with baking powder, allowing the sides to overhang.

Steam the pumpkin for 10 mins or until tender. Set aside and cool slightly, transfer to a small bowl and mash until smooth. You need about 1 cup of mashed pumpkin for this recipe.

Meanwhile combine the flour, sugar, ginger and cinnamon in a large bowl. Whisk the eggs, oil and milk in a jug and pour into the flour mixture and add the pumpkin puree. Use a wooden spoon and stir until combined, pour into the lined tin and smooth the surface. Sprinkle the pumpkin seeds and almonds on the top.

Bake for 1 hour or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Set aside for 10 minutes to cool and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. To serve, cut into slices, toast under a grill and serve with butter and honey.

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Recipes with Curry leaves

recipes with curry leaves

In my earlier post, I covered curry leaves and its benefits. The following are 2 delicious recipes to try out.

Curry leaf chicken

Ingredients:

1 piece cinnamon

2 cloves

3 cardamoms

1 tsp each fennel and cumin seeds

1 tbsp. peppercorns

1 cup loosely packed curry leaves + 20 more curry leaves

3 tbsp. oil

3 garlic cloves chopped

 1 tsp ginger paste

3 green chillies halved

¼ tsp turmeric powder

1 cup sliced shallots or small onions

1 tsp salt

1 tsp coriander powder

250 gms boneless chicken

 

Method: Dry roast the cinnamon stick, cloves, cardamom, cumin and fennel seeds and peppercorns, until aromatic (for about 2 minutes) Add the cup of curry leaves and continue sautéing for two more minutes. Cool, and grind to a fine powder. Keep aside.

Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan, fry the garlic and ginger paste for two minutes, stirring continuously. Add the green chillies and sauté for a minute. Add the turmeric powder and stir.

Add the onions or shallots and salt and fry until the shallots soften. Add the extra curry leaves as well as the ground masala and fry until well incorporated. Lastly, add the coriander powder and the chicken and stir fry and continue cooking until the chicken is soft and tender and cooked through.

curry leaf chicken recipe
curry leaf chicken

 

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Chicken 65

Ingredients:

750 gms boneless chicken

Marinate for 30 minutes with ½ tsp tandoori colour,

2 tbsp. brown vinegar,

4 tbsp. red chilli sauce,

1 tsp garam masala, salt, chilli powder and sauf powder,

2 tbsp. fried browned onions,

2 tbsp. tomato ketchup,

4 tbsp. plain yoghurt,

2 tbsp. corn flour,

1 cup oil,

40 curry leaves chopped,

 6 whole red chillies,

1 tbsp. each chilli powder, ginger-garlic paste,

 1 tsp each, jeera (cumin seeds) and kalonji (Nigella) seeds.

Method:

Heat the oil, fry the curry leaves, chillies, ginger and garlic paste until browned. Add the chilli powder, jeera, and kalonji seeds and when sizzling and golden add the chicken and cook until cooked and has a glossy sheen. Add more oil while cooking if needed.

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Continuing from my earlier post on Tarragon, the following are 3 recipes with tarragon that you could try.

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 Baby Potatoes Salad With Mustard Tarragon Dressing

Baby potatoes salad with mustard-tarragon recipes
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Tarragon recipes with baby potatoes

2.  Chicken and Cheese Walnut Salad

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TARRAGON WALNUT CHICKEN SALAD

Tarragon recipes ingredients of Chicken and cheese

Method of Chicken and cheese -tarragon recipes

3.  Paupiettes de Poulet

paupiettes de poulet-tarragon recipes

Paupiettes de Poulet- Ingredients- Tarragon recipes

Paupiettes de Poulet- Method- Tarragon recipes

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Pateti and Parsi New Year

Pateti and Parsi New Year

The significance of the word ‘Pateti’-is derived from the Middle Persian word for repentance Patet. Papeti or Pateti is New Year’s Eve for orthodox Parsi’s who follow the Shahenshahi Calendar. The next day is considered as ‘Navroze’ which is the New Year’s Day.

Pateti, is, therefore, a day for all good Parsi’s to reflect on their thoughts, words and deeds of the previous year and to repent on those that they were not so proud of. This repentance allows one to dedicate the New Year to good thoughts, good words and good deeds as a process of self-improvement and self-growth.

Chalk used to celebrate Parsi New Year
Chalk- Parsi Rangoli

Toran on the door to mark the celebrations for the Parsi New Year
Toran – A glass bead garland adorned on the door

The feasting begins and the ‘chalk’ and colourful ‘torans’ (Toran – A glass bead garland adorned on the door) are adorned and to thank Ahura Mazda for all that has been bestowed upon one, however, small or big, and say a thank you, for no matter how well you have lived your life, always remember there is someone more fortunate or well of than you as well as someone less fortunate than you.

This year the Parsi’s or Zoroastrians celebrated their New Year on 17 August.

The following are 2 dishes with their recipes that Parsi’s relish on their New Year.

Palak Mutton (Spinach Mutton)

Pateti and Parsi New Year recipe, Palak mutton
Palak Gosht, Lamb with Spinach, Mutton Palak. Image source

Ingredients for palak mutton, parsi New year recipes

method to prepare palak mutton, parsi new year recipes

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Kheema Kaleji Masala (Mutton mince liver masala)

Karan Alimchandani - Pateti or Parsi New year recipe- Keema Kaleji masala
It is the non-veg dish also called mutton Keema. Image source

Ingredients used for Kheema Khaleji Masala

Method to prepare kheema khaleji Masala

Bon appetit on Parsi New Year


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