CURRY VEGETABLE RICE

Vegetable rice is a great dish that includes both carbs and veggies but what about adding some curry to it? Why not? This curry vegetable rice using basmati rice is super easy to prepare and of course filled with flavor! YIELD: 3-4 servings INGREDIENTS: 1 cup basmati rice 1 cup frozen vegetables 1 small onion,…

POTATO AU GRATIN (CHEESY SCALLOPED POTATOES)

This cheesy scalloped potatoes or potato au gratin as it’s called is so good! It’s essentially scalloped potatoes with cheese YIELD: 1 8X6 baking dish INGREDIENTS: 3 medium potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced 1 cup evaporated milk 1 tbsp. all purpose flour 1 pimento/flavor pepper, chopped 1/4 cup onion, finely chopped 1 tbsp. butter JGM…

POTATO OIL DOWN

Oil down is a popular dish across in the Caribbean and is usually made with breadfruit and salted meat cooked in coconut milk. Dasheen bush leaves are also used in this dish. I unfortunately don’t have any breadfruit, dasheen bush or salted meat on hand so I making use of what i have available in…

SCALLOPED POTATOES

Who doesn’t enjoy scalloped potatoes? Potato dishes in general are a favorite and we are no stranger to a delightful scalloped potatoes dish. Here’s my simple recipe YIELD: 1 8X6 baking dish INGREDIENTS: 3 medium potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced 1/2 cup evaporated milk 1/2 cup heavy cream 1 tbsp. all purpose flour 1 pimento/flavor…

STUFFED BAKED POTATOES WITH CHOW CHOW

Holiday season = Chow Chow for most Trinidadians. Chow chow is similar to a relish and is mainly enjoyed with meats, homemade bread and pasteles. These potatoes are a great way to put extra chow chow to use! SERVINGS: 3-6 INGREDIENTS: 3 medium potatoes 1 1/2 tbsp chow chow 1 tbsp capers 1 tbsp olives,…

CHIMICHURRI SAUCE

Grab some fresh parsley and get ready to put together this amazing sauce that can be used in just about anything! This is my recipe for Chimichurri sauce! This oil based sauce is used both in cooking and also as a condiment.  INGREDIENTS: 1/2 cup finely chopped parsley 1/4 cup olive oil 1 tsp JGM…

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…

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)…