Vadodara Mahakali Sev Usal Recipe

Sev Usal is medley of various sweet, spicy and tangy flavors which is made from peas, indian spices and garnished with sev.

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Green Prawns Curry with Bangda Fry Recipe/How to make green prawns

Juicy prawns curry made from cilantro, chillies and indian spices. Accompanied with bangda fry i.e. mackerels marinated in a spicy and tangy masala and shallow fried.
This recipe was shared with me by my dear friend Sahana J I am sure this is going to regular in my menu as it’s so simple to make.

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The whole garam masalas roasted gives it an amazing flavor.

Ingredients

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½ pound prawns

1 big bunch of cilantro

½ tsp turmeric powder

1 tbsp jeera/cumin

1 tbsp coriander seeds

1 tbsp black peppercorns

4 garlic pods

Salt as per taste

Oil

Method

Clean and marinate prawns with turmeric powder and salt.

Dry roast cumin seeds and coriander seeds.

Make a paste out of cilantro, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, peppercorns, garlic pods and salt.

In a pan hear oil and fry the masala well.

Let it cool and marinate the prawns in the masala for 30 mins.

At the end heat 1 tbsp of oil and fry the marinated prawns with masala for 10 minutes.

If you want consistency, you can add some warm water and boil it once.

Serve it hot with some rice.

Tip: If the masala turns out to be too spicy, you add some grated coconut and grind it again.

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Bangda Fry/Shallow fried Mackarels

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Being born and brought in Mumbai, I love seafood and especially the fragrance icon smile Green Prawns Curry with Bangda Fry Recipe/How to make green prawns

Mackerels also know as bangda in hindi are very rare to find in bay area. The moment I saw them at ranch 99 I could visualize the amazing bangda fry…tangy and spicy..yum

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1 bangda fish/mackerel chopped in pieces

5 kashmiri chillies

1 Tbsp fennel seeds

1 tsp cloves

1 Tbsp coriander seeds

1 Tbsp black pepper corns

1 Tbsp cumin seeds

6-7 garlic cloves

1 Tbsp oil

Sea salt to taste

Stems of fresh coriander

2 tsp vinegar

1 tsp turmeric powder

Method

All the ingredients except the fish of course icon razz Green Prawns Curry with Bangda Fry Recipe/How to make green prawns grind into a fine paste.

Marinate the fish in the paste for 30 minutes.

In a pan heat oil.

Cover the fish with some semolina and fry till crisp.

Serve it hot with fish curry rice.

This recipe is adapted from NDTV Cooks

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Epicurean Delights Meetup 2013

Epicurean Delight’s first Meetup happened last year in April at New Delhi Restaurant in San Francisco. It was a big hit and a great platform for Bay Area Foodies to share their delicacies and network. There were 75 Attendees who got amazing delicacies. The food theme was Indian. Dress code was shades of Yellow icon smile Epicurean Delights Meetup 2013 Shalini Ramachandran was our amazing host who kept everyone entertained. Ranjan Dey, Alkesh Choudhary and Sheetal Gokhale were the core members of the organising team. Pictures were captured by me icon smile Epicurean Delights Meetup 2013

I have shared the captures of the  last year’s event so that everyone can Relive it.

This year’s meetup is happening on 27th April 2014 at New Delhi Restaurant in San Francisco. Unfortunately the guest list is full but we will be organising multiple meet ups this year so stay tuned

Join Epicurean Delights Group on facebook for the updates.

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La Boqueria Market, Barcelona

The Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria, often simply referred to as La Boqueria , is a large public market in the Ciutat Vella district of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain and one of the city’s foremost tourist landmarks, with an entrance from La Rambla, not far from the Liceu, Barcelona’s opera house. The market has a very diverse selection of goods.

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Upma Recipe/How to make Upma

Upma also known as upeeth, is a popular breakfast recipe in Maharashtra.Upma or Uppuma or Uppittu is a common South Indian and Sri Lankan Tamil breakfast dish too, cooked as a thick porridge from dry roasted semolina. Various seasonings and/or vegetables are often added during the cooking, depending on individual preferences.

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