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…

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…

COCONUT CURRY FISH FILLET

Curry is a popular way of enjoying any meat and most veggies. Adding coconut milk to curry dishes, in my opinion, adds an extra depth of richness and flavor. This recipe is a simple way to use fish and create a delicious dish! INGREDIENTS: 1 lb fish fillet (I used mahi mahi), cut into chunks…

ROLLED UP SAHEENA

Saheena is a delicious fried Indian street food we love in Trinidad. The main ingredients include dasheen bush (taro) leaves, split peas powder, flour, geera and other ingredients. There are 2 ways to go about making this. Check out this way: https://youtu.be/iFmkTFJusmo which involves combining dasheen bush leaves, split peas powder and other ingredients, forming…

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 delightfulΒ 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…