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Cooking in my Kitchen #18 Jumbo King Prawns in Coconut-Cashew Milk with Light Sauce of Sautéed Onions and Indian Spices

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When you have a fresh catch of Jumbo King prawns like this you cannot stop the cook inside you to get out and just adore these lovely big creatures.. I love Jumbo Prawns and the cook inside me cannot deny.

Today’s Dish would be Jumbo King Prawns in Coconut Milk with Light Sauce of Sautéed Onions and Indian Spices.

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This Recipe is very simple and easy to cook and very healthy as it is not very spicy and really mild. Firstly the Jumbo King Prawns are cleaned and boiled in  fresh Sea water and Butter. We should be very careful not to over cook prawns as they become very bland and rubbery when over cooked. Add some minimal spices to add some flavours to the Prawns.

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In a Frying Pan chopped onions are Sautéed and the Indian Spice (Secret ) Paste is added and the beautiful base curry is prepared.

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Now the Jumbo Prawns are carefully placed on this Base Curry and one cup of the stock of sea water is added and the frying pan is covered and the Prawns are lightly cooked.Then the creamy milk of cashew and coconut is added and the Prawns are further steamed and served Hot. It goes best with Steamed Basmati Rice with a dollop of Butter. Enjoy this very Light and Healthy dish with friends and family.. they are sure to ask for a second helping.

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Eat Healthy, Eat More and Live Long and Enjoy the Mysteries of Life.

 

 

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Cooking in my Kitchen #17 The Tomato Sunny Side Up

We need to eat healthy  at times and a Healthy Body is maintained when you start your day with The Perfect Breakfast. Breakfast is definitely the most important meal of the day..and it should be Healthy and Delicious..that is to it should be Perfect.

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An Egg a Day..gives all the essential vitamins and minerals and protein you need in your diet.

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The freshly cut Tomatoes with the Poached Omelette and slightly steamed is a perfect Breakfast element.wp_20160924_003You can Eat The Tomato Sunny Side Up Omelette with Toasted Bread..or you can Have it Simply with just some Salt and Pepper.Its Tasty , Healthy and a Treat for the eyes..

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Cooking in my Kitchen #16 Milky Prawn Clear Soup with Long Beans.

Clear soups are  light, refreshing and soothing to the Taste buds. The thin milky clear is made with made of water and cream of milk with crisp fried  long beans and chopped tomato to add an acidic touch to it.

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The Prawns are sautéed quickly on a wok just to give them the reddish tint. The shells of the prawn are left behind in order to add more flavour to the Soup.The chopped long Beans and then lightly fried in high flame to give them a crisp texture.

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A twisted is added by giving some crushed pepper and light spices to this light fried Beans and Prawns..and then a considerable amount of water is added with very finely chopped tomato. Boil it for quite some time..and take in the aroma of the prawns and light spices..Add some cream of milk and take off the Heat…and the Milky Prawn Clear Soup with Long Beans is ready to go.

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The Milky Prawn Clear Soup with Long Beans can be served hot or cold..It goes best with Rice Dumplings also one can add rice noodles and make a Noodle Soup. This is a Chinese dish with a little Indian twist of Spice Play.

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Cooking in my Kitchen #15 Paneer Long Beans Jalfrezi with Soy and Cream Sauce

Indians, we love vegetarian dishes and we don’t deny it. Paneer Long Beans Jalfrezi with Soy and Cream Sauce is a twisted delicacy of Indian and Chinese Cuisine and definitely a healthy dish which can be prepared very easily.

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Jalfrezi involves frying marinated pieces of meat, fish or vegetables in oil and spices to produce a dry, thick sauce but in this case you only need the Chopped Long Beans which are very healthy and often misunderstood. Also you need chopped Onions and Garlic and you need to stir fry them.. and not overcook it.

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The Paneer cubes should be big enough in size so that while slow cooking them they should be able to absorb the vegetable juices.And some special Indian spices are added to give it the touch and taste of Traditional Indian dishes.And the slow cooking is continued till the Vegetables and Paneer Cubes become like a Dry Sauce.

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And then you add the cream sauce to give it the texture of a thick gravy remember you should stir well and mix and fold everything in together nicely.And before you finish everything and turn off the heat add a spoon of Soy Sauce to give it the Chinese Twist.

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The Paneer Long Beans Jalfrezi with the aroma of Indian Spices and the salty sour Chinese twist of Soy Sauce and slightly sweet Cream Sauce gives it a unique taste. Remember you need to add some love to the dish to really pull it off. Serve with Hot Steamed Lemon and Ghee flavoured Rice or you can also serve it with Rice Noodles or even with Indian Flat breads it tastes delicious (So my Mother says).

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Cooking in my Kitchen #14 Fried Achari(Pickle) Eggplants with Aroma King Lemon Shreddings

Being an Indian and a Bong, Eggplants (Brinjals) are an essential constituent of meals. As a kid I have always loved lightly fried eggplants which are a delicacy.

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Achar or Pickles are also a very common condiment served with Indian Dishes and Thalis. So this Dish is a special creation with the fusion of these two important ingredients of the Indian Cuisine.

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Fried Achari(Pickle) Eggplants with Aroma King Lemon Shredding is a twisted delicacy. Small slender eggplants are very lightly fried and more baked in a pan and before it is taken off from the oven a sprinkle of Pickle Juice or Achar is added and stirred lightly. I used salty pickled mangoes.

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To finish the dish you need an Aroma King Lemon more commonly known as the Gondhoraj Lebu (in Bengali) which has a unique aroma and shred it over the plated fried eggplants. The juicy fried Eggplants with the slightly sour Pickle flavour topped with the Aroma King Lemon Shredding is a good explosion of flavours inside your mouth which is quite refreshing and a palate cleanser. And don’t forget to add the special ingredient that they call Love and Enjoy this light Dish.

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