Samosa

This is my attempt to create a samosa recipe from various web recipes. Credits and References: https://www.cookwithmanali.com/samosa-recipe/ https://www.bonappetit.com/story/what-is-curry https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2016/06/22/482779599/meet-hing-the-secret-weapon-spice-of-indian-cuisine https://www.thespruceeats.com/carom-seeds-ajwain-1957879 https://www.bonappetit.com/story/simple-turmeric-curry-recipe https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/142967/easy-garam-masala/ https://food.ndtv.com/lists/10-home-made-masalas-that-will-make-your-cooking-flavoursome-1711155 https://indiankitchenandspices.com/difference-between-curry-and-masala/ Garam Masala: Note: Dry spices weigh about half of their actually volume of water. So 15cc weighs 7.5 grams. When you buy spices, you buy them by weight so beware. 1… Continue reading Samosa

Egg Drop Soup

INGREDIENTS: 3 eggs 1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil 1 teaspoon soy sauce 3 green onions, thinly sliced (separate green tops from white onion) 4 cups chicken or vegetable stock or broth 1 Tablespoons Knorr Chicken Bullion 2 tablespoons cornstarch 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon black pepper (optional) 1/4 cup creamed… Continue reading Egg Drop Soup

Tahini

Tahini is a paste form of roasted sesame seeds (similar to a runny peanut butter).   I make tahini in the blender.  The blender is better for small quantities than the food processor. INGREDIENTS: 1 cup hulled sesame seeds 3 tablespoons olive oil (canola in a pinch) Pinch of kosher salt  INSTRUCTIONS: Toast the sesame seeds in… Continue reading Tahini

Hummus – Randy’s Roasted Red Pepper, Garlic, Chipotle

Makes about 6 cups. Hummus is a combination of cooked, blended chickpeas and tahini.  Tahini is a paste form of roasted sesame seeds (similar to a runny peanut butter).   This recipe is basically a tahini and hummus recipe all-in-one.   Many people buy tahini instead of making it because it is hard to make smooth tahini… Continue reading Hummus – Randy’s Roasted Red Pepper, Garlic, Chipotle

Teriyaki Sauce – from stuff you already have in your cupboard

Ingredients 1/2 cup soy sauce 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup water 2 tablespoons mirin or dry cooking sherry or dry vermouth or saki or omit this if you don’t have any. 2 teaspoons fresh grated ginger (from one 6-inch piece, peeled) or 1 tsp grated ginger 1 clove minced garlic 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes… Continue reading Teriyaki Sauce – from stuff you already have in your cupboard

Tempura Batter

Ingredients: 5 ounces cake flour unbleached 5 ounces rice flour white 1 1/2 quarts vegetable oil 1 large egg beaten 1 1/2 cups seltzer water cold 1/2 cups vodka Instructions: Heat oil to 375 degrees Whisk flours together in a medium glass bowl and divide in half. Whisk egg, seltzer water and vodka in a medium bowl and divide in half. Put half the mixture in refrigerator to reserve. Pour… Continue reading Tempura Batter