BREAKFAST POTATOES

Breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day! These potatoes are definitely a great way to start off your day! YIELD: 5-6 servings INGREDIENTS: 1 large potato, cut into small cubes (leave the skin on) 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 pimento, finely chopped 1 small onion, finely chopped sweet pepper…

GARLIC HERB YOGURT DIP

I never realized how much I enjoy yogurt based dips as a side dish until recently. For someone like myself who loves to eat with pepper, having this dish helps to balance the heat in the food! It’s amazing and a MUST TRY! INGREDIENTS: 1 cup plain yogurt 4-5 cloves garlic, grated 2 tbsp chopped…

TABBOULEH/TABOULI

Tabbouleh is a Mediterranean vegetarian side dish which usually consists of fresh parsley, bulgur wheat, tomatoes, olive oil, chives/scallions, lime/lemon juice, salt and black pepper. I also love adding some cucumbers and garlic as well. These ingredients are all  easily and readily available at most supermarkets but if you aren’t able to find the bulgur…

BHAGI WITH SALTFISH

This traditional dish of bhagi and saltfish is made with dasheen bush or taro leaves/stems, coconut milk and saltfish. A simple yet flavorful dish that you are sure to enjoy! INGREDIENTS: 1 bundle dasheen bush 1 onion, sliced 5-6 cloves of garlic, chopped hot pepper (as much as you like) 170 g saltfish (between 1/4…

CRISPY FRIED CARAILLE (BITTER MELON)

Caraille/Bitter Melon isn’t a favorite because of the bitterness of it. Once properly prepared however, I think it is delicious! INGREDIENTS: 2 caraille, cleaned/sliced 1 small onion, sliced 3-4 cloves garlic, grated hot pepper 1 tsp salt 3-4 tbsp oil for cooking (ca be adjusted) DIRECTIONS: Add salt to sliced caraille. Set it aside for…

DHALPURI

Dhalpuri is one of the many types of roti you can find in Trinidad and Tobago. It’s usually eaten with curries and stews and is an absolute favorite! YIELD: 7-8 single serving roti (enough for 1 person). This will vary however depending on the size of tawa you are using. INGREDIENTS: 2 cups all purpose…

CUCUMBER RAITA

INGREDIENTS: 1 medium cucumber, grated 3/4 cup plain yogurt 1/2 tsp JGM Products roasted geera 1 clove garlic, grated DIRECTIONS: Combine all ingredients listed above. Mix well. Serve chilled with some delightful Chicken Biryani (Hyderabadi Inspired) Check out the video here:

GARLIC NAAN (without yeast)

YIELD: 2 INGREDIENTS: 1 cup all purpose flour 1 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 3 gloves garlic, grated 2 tbsp plain yogurt 1 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil 1/4 water (approx.) GARLIC BUTTER SAUCE: 3-4 tbsp melted butter 2 -3 cloves garlic, grated chopped cilantro or chadon beni (culantro) DIRECTIONS: Combine flour, salt, baking powder…

POMMECYTHERE CHUTNEY

This condiment is a favorite with fried snacks in Trinidad. It’s a pretty simple and easy recipe to follow and takes no time at all to make. INGREDIENTS: 1 1/2 lb (approx 15-20) small pommecythere 1 1/2 tbsp brown sugar 6-7 chadon beni/culantro leaves 3 cloves garlic hot pepper (as you like) salt to taste…

POTATO AND CARROT HASH CAKES

INGREDIENTS: 1 pack multigrain Crix (30 crackers) 5 medium potatoes, peeled 1 large carrot 2 eggs Oil for frying (if necessary) JGM PRODUCT DRIED SEASONINGS: Paprika All Purpose Seasoning Garlic Powder Cayenne Pepper Parsley NOTE: Crix is a biscuit/cracker found in Trinidad. It can be used as a substitute for breadcrumbs. If you do not…