Stir Fry Tuna

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You need:

  • Tuna fillets: Deboned and Skinless. Cut into 1 inch squares.
  • One chopped onion
  • Three to Four finely chopped Green Chillies
  • Lots of Chopped Garlic.
  • Lemon and Coriander
  • Turmeric and Coriander Powder.
  • Mustard Oil.

Immerse tuna pieces in water. There must be least 2 inches of water above the tuna. Bring to a boil and wait for a foam to start forming on top of it. Remove the foam as it forms. Once the tuna pieces have cooked and this will take only about 10 minutes, remove them from the water. Let them sit in a colander. They should keep steaming away and do not do anything till its cooled. Its important that the steam escapes. We don’t want mush we want flakes. Once its cooled using your fingers, tear the pieces into smaller flakes.

Heat mustard oil in a pan. Saute onion, garlic and green chilies.

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Once they are translucent add turmeric powder, coriander powder and salt. Combine and then add the Tuna. Mix well and keep frying till its all incorporated and smells awesome. Squeeze some lemon juice and garnish with coriander leaves.

Enjoy a super yummy snack or meal. Use as a sandwich filling or just as it is.

Lentils and Vegetables

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You Need:

  • Any gourd like ridge gourd or bottle gourd.
  • Any lentils like ToorRed Lentils (Masoor Dal) or Petite yellow lentils (Mung Dal) soaked for about 30 minutes.
  • Any Greens like Spinach or Amaranth leaves.
  • Ginger, dry red chilies, coriander seeds and cumin.
  • Onions or preferably shallots.
  • Turmeric and Coriander powder.
  • Coconut oil.

Heat the oil and saute the spices to make it fragrant. Saute the onions/ shallots. Once translucent add the gourd.

Cook for about 5-6 mins on high heat and then sprinkle some turmeric powder and coriander powder. Mix in the lentils and cook for another 4-5 mins.

Add the greens and cook covered on low heat for about 7-8 minutes.

Dry it up on high heat and enjoy a super healthy meal. This does not need any rice or bread. Eat it as it is.

 

Grilled Seer Fish

You need 

  • Any firm fish like Seer.
  • A teaspoon full of cumin, coriander seeds, fennel seeds, ajwain.
  • Some dry red chillies.
  • Some garlic.
  • Mustard oil.

Take a seer fish, either whole or the part below the stomach cavity. Pat it dry. It must not have any moisture on it. Slightly cut thru the skin to make a diamond pattern.

Pulverize all the spices and combine with oil.

Rub on the fish.

 Grill it for thirty to forty mins at 180C.

Enjoy the simple but awesome flavors.

Anchovies and Spinach

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You need:

  • 300 gms of fresh Anchovies.
  • Turmeric, red chilly powder and salt : as per taste
  • Spinach chopped into small pieces.
  • Pepper powder, salt and lemon zest.
  • 50 gms of butter.

Rub turmeric, red chilly powder and salt on anchovies. When you cleaned these beautiful little fishes take care to leave the tail on them. Place them on a oiled hot pan without stacking. You will need to turn them around after 3-4 mins as these cook really fast. Now hold them by the tail and use a thin spatula to separate the bone from the flesh. Fish that has cooked completely will let go of the bones without difficulty. My kittens loved the bones.

In the hot pan, spread out the chopped up spinach. Season with salt and pepper. Add some lemon zest and butter. Cook till the spinach is done.

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Enjoy your simple Keto lunch.

Pepper Drumsticks

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Super simple as always.

As much pepper and garlic paste as you like. With some salt to kick the flavors out. Rubbed with oil to make them slippery.

Placed on a hot girdle pan

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Let them sizzle for some time and then turn them once the lines appear.

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When you want to check if the chicken is cooked, simply slice thru one of the legs and verify. If its not pink, you are done. But since these are drumsticks, you can cook then a little longer without fear of turning them into overcooked rubber.

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Enjoy these beautiful drums of heaven.

Mutton, Potato, Tomato

A simple and quick dish that goes great with both rice and roti.

You need:

  • Grind up three dry red chilies, cumin and coriander seeds. Keep aside.
  • Three or four very finely sliced onions.
  • Two tablespoons of tomato paste.
  • One large potato.
  • 300 gms of mutton with bone.
  • 100 gms of thick and beaten curd.
  • Star anise, cardamom, cloves and cinnamon. As per your preference.
  • Turmeric powder, one teaspoon.
  • Salt as per taste.

Melt a tablespoon of butter in about 50 ml of cooking oil. Fry the star anise, cardamom, cloves and cinnamon stick. Then fry the onions till they become a almost brown but not quite dark brown. Season with salt and turmeric.

Add the meat and mix well till the meat turns white. Add the ground up spices and the tomato paste. Mix well and cook for about five minutes. Take off the heat and add the curd. Mix till no lumps are visible and return to heat. Add a little water if you want.

Pressure cook for two whistles.

Open after pressure is dissipated. Add potato pieces and pressure cook for one whistle and let it simmer with the weight on for about five mins.

Garnish with coriander leaves.

Serve hot.

Cabbage Stir

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With the change in weather, protecting against respiratory illness is very important.

The following ingredients:

  1. Cumin: Aid in digestion, improve immunity.
  2. Ajwain: Treats Common Cold. Also for Ear and Tooth Ache.
  3. Coriander Seeds: Aids Digestion and cures Cold And Flu.
  4. Nigella Seeds (Kalonji): Improve immunity.
  5. Dry red chilies: Anti inflammatory.
  6. Cabbage
  7. Peanuts
  8. Coconut oil.

Heat oil and fry the peanuts. Then add the remaining ingredients except cabbage. Roast till it becomes very fragrant. Add cabbage in small batches so it can be mixed evenly.

Season with salt and add in a little sugar as well. Cook on low heat till cabbage is done. Tilt the pan and push the cabbage to one side. Increase heat and dry up the water.

Enjoy your medicines as lunch. Compliment it with some hard boiled eggs.