Egg Vindaloo

Ingredients:

1 tsp garam masala powder
1 inch cinnamon
4 red chillies whole
3/4 cup vinegar
1 tbsp sugar
salt to taste
2 onions
1 inch ginger
10 cloves garlic
2 1/2 tbsp ghee (you can use butter as an option)
4 – 5 eggs
1/2 tsp cumin seeds

Directions:

1. Take off and cut the onions, ginger and garlic.

2. Hard boil the eggs, shell and halve lengthwise.

3. Grind the red chillies, garlic, ginger and cumin seeds with a little vinegar and salt to taste. Keep aside.

4. Heat up ghee, mix in the cut onion and fry till brown.

5. Mix in the ground paste and cinnamon.

6. Then mix in sugar, remaining vinegar and garam masala.

7. Mix in the egg halves.

8. Stir fry till the gravy thickens.

9. Serve with rice or roti.

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Indian Mutton Curry

Description:
I learned this from my mother-in-law. Okay na daw ang lasa sabi ng husband ko. Tuwa ko lang!

Ingredients:
1/2 kg. Meat (your choice : lamb or pork)
3 tbsp. Cooking Oil
1/4 cup of Grated Coconut
2 tsp. Masala Powder
2 big pcs. of Red Dried Chilis
1 tsp. Ginger-Garlic-Chili Paste (pwede ding fresh pero dapat chopped: 4 cloves of garlic, 4 strips of gingers, 2 pcs. green chilis)
1 pc. Red Onion (katamtamang laki lang)
1 pc. Tomato (katamtamang laki din)
4 pcs. Cloves
1/2″ Cinnamon Bark / Stick
A Pinch of Cumin Seeds
5 pcs. Pepper Corn
A pinch of Fresh Coriander Leaves
1 cube Maggi or Knorr Beef
2 pcs. Sliced Potatoes (optional)
1/2 cup of Water

Directions:
1. Slightly burn mo sa apoy yung 2 pcs. Red Dried Chilis para lumutong, wag mo susunugin ha? Basta masayaran ng apoy.

2. In a small pan, ilagay mo yung grated coconut, tapos pag medyo nainitan na, ilagay mo yung Masala Powder. Lutuin mo hanggang maghalo na sila.

3. Tapos i-blend mo yung 1 & 2 kasama ng Cloves, Cumin Seeds, Cinnamon Bark and Pepper Corn.

4. Kung meron kang pressure cooker yun ang gamitin mo para mas madali lumambot esp. pag lamb ang lulutuin mo. Sa cooker, ilagay mo na yung Oil. Then Onions, pag brown na, lagay mo na yung na-blend mo kanina. Saute mo lang for like 3 minutes.

5. Then Ginger-Garlic-Chili Paste. Gisahin mong maigi para malasa.

6. Lagay mo na yung tomato, dapat matunaw yung tomatoes para maging sauce. Slow fire lang.

7. Lagay mo na yung meat. Isunod mo yung potatoes kung gusto mong lagyan.

8. Ilagay mo na yung Maggi Cube.

9. Then add water.

10. Let it boil for a while. Lagay mo na din yung fresh coriander leaves. Pag pressure cooker gamit mo, takpan mo na then mga 4-5 whistles lang, luto na yun. But if not, wait till the meat is tender. Pag ganito you might need more water.

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Chili Stir-fried Mutton (Lamb)

Description:

Another Indian dish you would love. My husband taught me this!

Ingredients:
500 grams Lamb (cubed)
1pc. Tomato (sliced)
1pc. Small Onion (sliced)
1 tsp. Red Chili Powder
1 tsp. Ginger-Garlic-Green Chili Paste
1 pc. Vegetable Maggi Cube
Salt & Pepper to taste

Directions:

1. Marinate the meat with ginger-garlic-green chili paste and red chili powder for at least 30 minutes.

2. Heat oil. Saute the onion until slightly brown.

3. Then add the tomato. Keep on stirring until it’s melted.

4. Add the meat. Let it cook until it’s tender. Stir it once in a while to avoid sticking on the pan.

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Shrimp Okoy

Description:
A well-known Filipino appetizer.

Ingredients:
4-5 cups grated and drained Squash
300 grams peeled and cleaned Shrimps
4-5 cloves chopped Garlic
1 pc. beaten Egg
6 tbsp. Flour or Corn Starch
Salt & Pepper to taste
Water depending on the amount of the above ingredients

Directions:

1. Mix all the above ingredients together.

2. Heat the pan with cooking oil.

3. Fry until golden brown.

4. Serve with vinegar-chopped garlic dip.

Thanks Ate Dang for teaching me this!

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Ampalaya with Shrimps

Description:
A Filipino dish mostly served with fried fish.
I don’t normally eat ampalaya but wanted to give it a try!

Ingredients:
2 pcs. Ampalaya (5″ long ea.)
250 gms. Shrimps (peeled and beheaded)
1 pc. Tomato (sliced)
4 cloves Garlic (chopped)
1/2 pc. Onion (sliced)
1 cube Maggi Vegetable Stock
1 pc. Egg (beaten)
Pepper and Fish Sauce to taste

Directions:
1. Saute the garlic until slightly brown. Put the onion.

2. Add the shrimps and stir for like 5 minutes. Add the tomato.

3. Put the maggi cube. Keep on stirring.

4. Now add the ampalaya till it’s half-cooked.

5. Add pepper and fish sauce to taste.

6. Pour the beaten egg and scramble it slowly.

7. Cover for 5 minutes. Then serve. 😉

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