Mama's Secret Recipes

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Here I have traditional indian family recipes and a diverse collection of recipes I create which are modified to suit the Canadian taste.

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Vegetable Egg Korma, South Indian Style!

Vegetable Egg Korma, South Indian Style!

A typical traditional South Indian Curry that is mildly spiced but full of flavour and so soothing and comforting. It is enjoyed for breakfast or lunch by the entire community there and is mostly eaten with either wheat parantas, paashties (rice pancakes) or appams (rice hoppers). How to boil eggs. I add the eggs from...Read More

Green Tamarind Chutney

Green Tamarind Chutney

This green tamarind chutney made with green tamarind, green chillies and salt is tongue tingling chutney, so yummy and delicious!

Croissant Buns with Harissa Olive filling

Croissant Buns with Harissa Olive filling

These Croissant buns are just divine! Their soft flaky texture, their sweet savoury taste, the distinct flavour of the black seed and as you dig your teeth into them there's more bursting flavour from the tuna harissa and green olive filling. They make a very good snack or you could serve them as an appetizer at a party. They would disappear in no time. And it's so easy to make them. 

Dum Ka Rote Halwa

Dum Ka Rote Halwa

Tags: Dessert, Halwa

This Dum Ka Rote is a very popular chennai Halwa is served mostly as a dessert in weddings, special events or family gatherings - very delicious!

Delicious Smoked Butter Chicken

Delicious Smoked Butter Chicken

This is a delicious smoked version of the traditional butter chicken dish which is sensational!

Butter Chicken, My Style!

Butter Chicken, My Style!

This is one of the most popular indian chicken dishes in a buttery creamy tomato sauce which is flavoured with a delicious combination of aromatic spices.

Yogurt boondi Raita

Yogurt boondi Raita

This is a quick and easy yogurt dip made with boondi which is a crispy fried bead like snack made with a combination of chickpea and rice flour. Traditionally the boondi is soaked in water then squeezed to let the water out before adding to the spiced yoghurt. But I added it crispy without soaking...Read More

Blueberry Yoghurt Popsicle

Blueberry Yoghurt Popsicle

This quick and easy dessert can be created with greek yoghurt with different fruits – a very healthy choice to eating ice-cream outside. I used home made yoghurt made with 2% milk and no sugar at all, the blueberries and maple syrup sweetened it enough. And it was yummy! Ingredients: 1/2 cup Greek Yoghurt 3 tsp Maple syrup...Read More

Roasted Zucchini Raita

Roasted Zucchini Raita

This roasted zucchini raita is a cool and comforting condiment which is a perfect vegetarian complement to the spicy Indian dishes.

Moroccan Veal Tagine Mama's Secret Recipes

Moroccan Veal Tagine Mama's Secret Recipes

This is a delicious veal roast slow cooked in a tagine infused with a fragrant mix of exotic moroccan flavourings which gives it a distinct unique taste.

Ragi Almond Harira

Ragi Almond Harira

Almond Ragi Harira is a sweet drink especially made for Iftar (evening meal at the end of the day of fasting) in Ramadan.

Appams (Rice Hoppers)

Appams (Rice Hoppers)

Appam, a delicacy in South India, is a fermented rice flour pancake with a soft, spongy, fluffy centre and a crispy golden lacy rim and is so delicious. Fresh coconut milk is drizzled on to the soft spongy centre that is perfect for soaking in spicy curries. It is the blend of the two textures and taste that makes it unique and perfect for a morning breakfast or dinner meal. 2 cups of basmati or regular (non glutinous) long grain rice.

CHICKEN MAQLUBA

CHICKEN MAQLUBA

"Maqluba" is a traditional Iraqi, Palestinian, Syrian and Jordanian dish that dates back to the 13th century and has been found in the collection of recipes called Kitab-al-Tabikh (as given in Wikipedia)since that time. Most people also think of it as the national dish of Palestine. It is made with lamb or chicken with vegetables and rice. It is basically a comforting one pot dish of meat, vegetables and rice all layered and cooked together. Then the pot is flipped over on to the  the serving platter upside down to display the Maqluba which looks like a layered cake! Therefore the name 'Maqluba" which means "upside down".

Malai Masti Shahi Paneer

Malai Masti Shahi Paneer

Tags: Dish, Curry, Paneer

This is a delicious Shahi Paneer recipe with a secret ingredient that not only enhances its taste but takes it to the next level. The aromatic taste of the paneer and the rich intense flavours of the Shahi curry make this dish so irresistibly delicious!

Pistachio Persian Love Cookies

Pistachio Persian Love Cookies

Persian sweets and desserts are so visually appealing and delicious in taste that I could not help devouring these Pistachio Rose Persian Love Cookies as soon as they were done. I have long been eyeing these cookies on this blog  for a long time and at last gathered all the ingredients to make them. So attractive to behold, so delicious in taste, soft and chewy in texture with the fragrance of rose petals that fills your senses as you bite into them. And with the first bite you begin to wonder if you have already fallen head over heels in love with them.  You cannot stop craving for more....... No wonder they are called Love Cookies!!

Beef Sheekh Kebabs

Beef Sheekh Kebabs

Tags: Meal, Beef, Meat

These kebabs were so flavourful that I couldn't believe that these were the best kebabs I ever made! Here's the recipe:

Coconut Chilli Crab (hot and spicy) Mama's Secret Recipes

Coconut Chilli Crab (hot and spicy) Mama's Secret Recipes

This Coconut Chilli Crab is a delicious lip smacking south indian dish with a lingering taste and is so aromatic and flavourful.

Jack fruit coconut crème brûlée

Jack fruit coconut crème brûlée

In spite of the pulpy fibrous texture of the jackfruit the crème brûlée had a smooth silky texture and melted in the mouth. The combined flavour of the jack fruit and coconut was amazing and the taste was just divine!

Tuna Cutlets, Easy and Kid Friendly!

Tuna Cutlets, Easy and Kid Friendly!

These Tuna Cutlets are yummy and delicious! A great evening snack with tea - crispy, tasty and Kid friendly - Kids love them as they are mildly spiced but full of flavour and taste.

Purple Yam Cake

Purple Yam Cake

Tags: Dessert, Cake

I have always been fascinated by the purple yams. I love their intense taste and their strong flavour.

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