Queen Pudding


This base of the pudding is like bread pudding,topped with jam and meringue.The quality and taste of the jam is vital in this dessert.
2 cups bread pieces
2 cups milk
2 eggs
Grated lemon rind
2 ounces sugar (50 gm)-keep 2 tblsp.separately to make meringue)
1/2 cup strawberry jam
a pinch of salt.
1/2 tsp.vanilla essence.
A pinch of nutmeg
1/2 tsp cornflour
1/4 tsp.white wine/rice wine vinegar or lime juice.

Heat milk with the sugar,and pour over the cut bread.Allow to soak for a few minutes,with the rind.Set aside the whites of eggs in a clean dry bowl. Beat the yolks,add to bread mixture,with vanilla and nutmeg. Grease a dish well with butter.Add the bread mixture and bake in a moderate oven(180 degrees) for 20 minutes.Remove from oven. Spread jam evenly.Beat the whites with a pinch of salt till stiff.Add the 2 tblsp.sugar
which was set aside,with 1/4 tsp wine vinegar or lime and half tsp.cornflour .Beat till stiff,and pipe over or spread over the jam,and place in oven again till the meringue is light brown.Allow to be inĀ  oven for 10 minutes, after switching off the oven.
Can be served warm or cold.

Dhabba Gost Fusion(meat savoury pudding)


This is a bohra recipe which I tried with my version,of Chinese and Asian.Anyway for people who don’t know what bora means.Bohra is a Muslim community name.
So now let’s go to the recipe
450 gms.of boneless mutton(boiled and cut into tiny pieces)
1 tablespoon of flour
1 tablespoon ginger strips
1tsp.ginger garlic paste
1 capsicum ground
10-12 broken cashews
1 onion cut fine
1/2 tsp.garam masala
1/2 tsp.pepper corns
A pinch of nutmeg
1 green chilli cut fine
6 eggs
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
I cup cooked macaroni or cooked rice.
Salt to taste
6 medium bowls or ramekins.
6 tsp.ghee or butter(to use for the final step)
1-2 tblsp.Oil or butter
Heat 1-2 tblsp.oil or butter in a pan,add flour and stir well taking care not to brown.Add the ginger-garlic paste,cut onions,the boiled meat,ground capsico and the rest of the spices.cook till well blended.Add grated cheese.
Fill the cups with the meat mixture.Place a sliced tomato on the mixture of each ramekin.Break egg on the tomato.Heat one tsp ghee till very hot and pour over the egg.The egg will cook in the heat of the ghee.
Note.One egg for each ramekin mix.
Serve hot.
My suggestions.1.you could substitute, prawn for meat.
2.Combination of prawn and squid.
3.Chicken and mushrooms.

Egg ‘n’Leeks Parathas


This is to be listed in the quickie easy category. Only the dough has to be prepared in advance.You could prepare the dough and keep in the fridge wrapped in polythene or foil,but remember to keep it out  at least 1 hour before preparing.
Now for the recipe
Ingredients for the dough
500 gm white /wheat flour
1egg
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp.sugar
1/2 tsp.salt
Oil
Enough water to bind dough
Make a soft dough with the ingredients except the oil, and set aside for minimum 1 hour.Then divide into portions you want to make.Dip each ball of dough in oil and keep aside in a large plate leaving a space between each.Cover and keep for another 1 hour minimum.
For the filling
2-3 leeks cut fine or spring onions
3-4 green chillies cut fine.
Ginger garlic paste 1 tsp.
Pepper powder
Salt to taste
1 tsp.lime juice
Egg (one egg per Paratha)
To make the parathas
Mix all ingredients except for the egg.
Roll each ball of dough or stretch it on a oiled surface.Heat the pan,put the stretched dough on it.Quickly keep 2tblsp.of the filling,break in the egg on it and slowly fold in

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the four sides to get a square shape.Pour ghee or oil around the roti to cook,flip over and cook the other side gently. Serve hot with mint chutney or tartar sauce or raita.

Cheesy spinach nibbles


This is made in a special type of pan(see photo),called kuli paniyaram moulds in south india.This is good for a snack,or lunch box for kids,or even a starter.Simple and very very easy to make,with less oil.
Ingredients
1cup Palak or spinach leaves
1 cup flour
2 green chillies
3-4 pips of garlic
1 tsp.cummin seeds powder
1/2 -3/4,cup Parmesan or Feta cheese shreds
1/4 tsp.Pepper powder
1 egg
Salt to taste
Oil or butter
Saute the Palak leaves garlic and green chillies in 1 tsp.Oil/butter n grind to a coarse paste.Mix the rest of the ingredients and make a thick batter.Heat the moulded pan, add a tsp.of oil in each mould.Pour the batter in each mould to the brim.cook on a slow flame.Turn each nibble carefully and cook the other side.Remove and repeat the process.
Tip You can add boiled and shredded chicken,paneer and minced meat,fish and prawns too.
Those who don’t have the moulds,can deep fry in Oil(not for those who diet).or make mini pancakes.
Health peek Spinach is rich in iron and minerals. As some kids do not like greens this is a good way to include in the diet.

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