KARHEE/KURHI

Karhee/Kurhi is one of the main Divali dishes in Trinidad. It’s one that I certainly look forward. It’s basically split peas powder that has been boiled and cooked in curry and geera and has we what call ‘boulders’ in it. These boulders are made with split peas powder, water, seasoning that have been fried. INGREDIENTS:…

MANGO TALKARI

Mango talkari is a classic vegetarian dish eaten with Curries in Trinidad and Tobago. With Divali around the corner, this dish is one guaranteed to be served along with other amazing vegetarian dishes. YIELD: 3-4 servings INGREDIENTS: 1 lb green mango, cut into small pieces 2 tbsp JGM PRODUCTS amchar masala 1/4 tsp JGM PRODUCTS…

FLOUR PARSAD & CREAM OF WHEAT PARSAD

Parsad is one of the MUST HAVE Indian sweets around Divali time! I would say it’s maybe my favorite amongst the others that you typical get during this time. There are different versions of this delightful sweet. There’s flour parsad, cream of wheat parsad and even a combo of flour and cream of wheat! Here’s…

PEERA

With Divali right around the corner, I thought i’d share these recipes for some popular Indian sweets. Today it’s all about peera. INGREDIENTS: 1 1/2 cup rice flour 1/2 cup powdered milk 1 tsp ground elychee Water for kneading 1/4 cup condensed milk Vegetable oil for frying For sugar mixture: 1 cup granulated sugar 1/2…

LADOO

Divali is right about the corner here in Trinidad and around this time of year, apart from the religious aspect, the focus shifts to the excitement of receiving Indian sweets and food in abundance. Ladoo is one such sweet that many people look forward to. This delicacy is usually shaped in balls and is a…

STEW VEGETABLE SAMOSA SOUP

When you think about samosas, fried with a dip comes to mind! Samosas are served as snacks/appetizers and are fried triangle shaped dough filled with either vegetables/potatoes, chicken and even beef. I absolutely love fried samosas but why only limit yourself to enjoying them fried? With some extra frozen samosas on hand, I decided to…

CHICK PEAS (CHANNA) AND BHAGI/SPINACH

Bhagi is one of my personal favorites! It’s made with dasheen bush leaves/stems. Dasheen bush is also referred to as taro. Unfortunately it isn’t readily available in many countries but you can definitely replace it with spinach. YIELD: 3-4 servings INGREDIENTS: 7-8 cups (approx) dasheen bush, chopped 1/2 cup dried chickpeas 2 cups water (approx)…

CURRY LENTIL PEAS ‘MEATBALLS’

I’ve been having so much fun putting together vegetarian options these past few days. Honestly, we don’t eat much vegetarian meals at home so the challenge has been very much enjoyable thus far! Curry vegetarian lentil peas meatballs are so delicious! Here’s how to make them. YIELD: 12-13 meatballs INGREDIENTS: For meatballs: 1/2 cup dried…

CURRY CHICK PEAS AND EGGPLANT FETTUCCINE

Trinis love curry and many people also love pasta so why not combine them! Believe me, this curry pasta dish is one you will love! YIELD: 3 servings INGREDIENTS: 1 can channa, drained and rinsed 1 – 1 1/2 cup eggplant, peels and diced 1 tbsp coconut powder 1 1/2 cup water (or as needed)…

STEW MUSHROOMS AND CAULIFLOWER

Stew Mushrooms and cauliflower is yet another delightful way to enjoy vegetables. In Trinidad we stew just about anything so stewing these veggies may not come as a surprise to some but if you have never heard about this, well here’s your chance to try it. YIELD: 4-6 servings INGREDIENTS: 8-10 button/white mushrooms, sliced 1…