BHAGI/BHAJI RICE

One pot meals are the easiest things ever! This bhagi rice recipe will surely have you screaming for more! INGREDIENTS: 1 cup parboiled rice 7 large dasheen leaves and stems, sliced 2 cloves garlic, grated 2 pimentos, finely chopped 1 hot pepper (can be adjusted or eliminated) 1/4 lb saltfish 1 small onion, chopped 1/2…

CORN PIE

Corn Pie, a corn filled dish loaded with flavour and a favorite in Trinidad! Here is my recipe: INGREDIENTS: 1/2 cup cornmeal 1 cup evaporated milk 1 can whole kernel corn (12oz) 1 can cream style corn (15 oz) 1 large egg, beaten 1/2 cup sweet peppers, finely chopped 1 onion, finely chopped 2 pimentos,…

SALTFISH AND TOMATOES

Local dishes in Trinidad and Tobago are just so unique and packed with flavor! Saltfish and tomatoes is one of the many dishes that can be enjoyed as breakfast, lunch or even dinner! It’s quite similar to Smoked Herring and Tomatoes It’s usually accompanies with bake, bread, dhal and rice or roti. Here is the recipe:…

PINEAPPLE CHOW

Chow is a very popular ‘snack’ in Trinidad that’s made using a fruit (mango, orange etc), hot pepper, garlic, chadon beni, salt and black pepper. Some other common ingredients include lime/lemon juice, ketchup and sugar. Here is my Pineapple Chow ingredients: INGREDIENTS: 1 pineapple, peeled and cut into pieces 12 chadon beni leaves, finely chopped…

HUMMUS

Wondering how to make a delicious hummus? Believe me… it’s super easy! Here’s my recipe: INGREDIENTS: 1 1/2 cups cooked chickpeas/ Channa 1/2 cup tahini sauce 3 cloves garlic 1/2 – 3/4 tsp salt (can be adjusted according to your preference) 3/4 tsp cumin or JGM PRODUCTS roasted geera 1/2 tsp JGM PRODUCTS paprika 1/4…

CURRIED FISH WITH PEAS

Trinis curry just about everything…and curry fish is a popular local dish here in Trinidad. Usually people prefer using kingfish or redfish but today I am using salmon. In my recipe I am also going to be including pigeon peas as it’s hubba’s favorite! Here is the recipe: INGREDIENTS: TO SEASON FISH: 1 salmon, sliced…

CURRY STEW CHICKEN

  Curry Stew Chicken is one of those classic local dishes in Trinidad. It’s the perfect combination of curry and stew and I guarantee you will love it! The recipe is pretty much simple. SERVINGS: 6-7 persons INGREDIENTS: 1 whole chicken, washed, cleaned and cut into small pieces 1 small onion, sliced 3 tbsp JGM…

TRINI FRUIT CAKE

Fruit cake is a must have during the end of year holiday season. It’s packed with different fruits and nuts that make your tastebuds go crazy! There are many different versions of a ‘real’ fruit cake but here is my way… INGREDIENTS: 1/2 cup cherries, chopped 1/3 cup prunes, chopped 1/3 cup raisins, chopped 1/3…

OCHRO (OKRA) RICE

Ochro rice is a delicious flavor packed one pot dish that you and your family will love! The main ingredient of course is ochro and coconut milk. It’s a simple recipe you can follow and its method is very similar to KITCHRI/KITCHARI (SPLIT PEAS RICE) and CHICKEN PELAU INGREDIENTS: 1 cup parboiled rice 6-7 medium sized ochro, sliced…

CURRIED CORN

Curried corn wasn’t something I was ever familiar with until one year for Divali. It was on the menu at my aunt’s house and I was so surprised and shocked to see ‘curry’ corn. As far as I knew, corn was just simply boiled or roasted. That first taste of curry corn however, got me…