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…

CHICKEN TIKKA MASALA

INGREDIENTS: CHICKEN/MARINADE: 2 boneless/skinless chicken breast, cut into chunks 1/4 cup plain yogurt 1 tsp garam masala 1/2 tsp salt 2 cloves garlic, grated 1/2 tsp ginger, grated 1/4 tsp JGM Products geera 1/4 tsp JGM Products turmeric 1/4 tsp JGM Products chilies powder FOR SAUCE: 1 can (14oz) diced tomatoes (approx 5-6 tomatoes) 1…

BAIGANEE

INGREDIENTS:            FOR BATTER: 1 1/2 cups split peas, soaked overnight 1/2 cup chick peas, soaked overnight 1/4 cup flour 1/4 tsp baking powder 2 tbsp green seasoning 1/2 tsp JGM PRODUCTS Roasted Geera 1/2 tsp JGM PRODUCTS Saffron powder Salt to taste FOR BAIGAN/EGGPLANT: 1medium baigan (eggplant/melongene) 1 tbsp green seasoning 1/2 tsp JGM PRODUCTS…

VEGETABLE PAKORA RECIPE

Pakora is an Indian fried snack/fritter and made using 2 or 3 of the following ingredients- eggplant, potato, onion, spinach, cauliflower and combining them with a variety of Indian spices, gram flour and then frying. INGREDIENTS: 1 1/2 cups gram flour or chick peas flour 1 medium onion, thinly sliced 2 medium potatoes, peeled and…

CURRY CHANNA AND ALOO (POTATO)

Curry channa and aloo/potato is a delicious dish that everyone loves! Here is the recipe: INGREDIENTS: 3 medium size potatoes, cleaned, peeled and cubed 1 1/2 cups cooked chickpeas/channa (you can use tin chickpeas as well) 1 small onion, sliced hot pepper 2-3 curry leaves salt to taste 1 tbsp green seasoning (combination or garlic,…

BARFI – TRADITIONAL INDIAN SWEET

Barfi is a traditional Indian sweet that’s popular especially during Divali (Diwali) and Eid. It’s one the first things I eat when I get my hands on a ‘sweets bag’ during either of these festivities. Like most Indian sweet treats, the spices used are important. Many people look forward to the different spices like the…

SAHEENA (TYPE 1)

Saheena is one of those popular street foods in Trinidad and Tobago that I absolutely love to eat. The main ingredients in this fried delicacy are dasheen bush leaves (also known as taro, spinach, bhagi), flour and split peas powder. It’s enjoyed mostly with some hot chutney, either grated or boiled and there are 2…

HALAL INDIAN CUISINE (Rasam Restaurant, Trinidad)

A fully halal setting with halal food is exactly what Muslims like myself totally enjoy. One restaurant guaranteed to meet these needs would be none other than Rasam, located in Grand Bazaar in Trinidad. It’s been a while since we dined here but we decided to indulge in some delightful Indian cuisine over the weekend…