All posts tagged: riceandcurry

Seafood Delight. Your guide to cook any white fish

Every time we think of seafood dinner my mind always wonders off to my beautiful island. Memory of singing ocean breeze blowing through coconut trees with its beautiful white sandy beaches and crystal blue water warms the homely feeling in the heart. Coconut is particularly important ingredient in when it comes to cooking in Sri Lanka. It is used from marinating making spice blends and in sauce while cooking seafood. Most common way to cook for everyday meal with seafood is to add in to a curry or stir fry with a coconut sauce in it. Red curry or yellow curry will be the choice of base based on what type of fresh fish you are cooking. Before my mind wonders off to how beautiful Sri Lanka is and to all homely meals my mom used to make, let us talk little bit about my theory of selecting seafood. According cooking light.com there is dark oil rich fish, white flaky, medium oil rich firm, white firm are the main types of fish you find in …

Warm up with this quick butternut squash soup

This is comforting, thick, creamy, vegetarian soup that is perfect for this time of year. It’s also quick to prep and cook using butternut squash already cut into cubes. Cut cubes can be found in the produce section of the market. You can, also, use butternut squash spirals if cubes aren’t available. I use shallots for the soup. They are a mild-flavored member of the onion family. Shallots break down as they cook, making a smoother sauce than their onion cousins. Gala or honey crisp apples are used. They’re sweet and do not turn brown when cut. Helpful Hints: • White or any sweet onion can be used instead of shallots. • If butternut squash cubes or spirals are not available, peel a whole squash and cut into 1-inch cubes. They may take longer to cook. • 4 crushed garlic cloves can be used instead of bottled minced garlic. • If using other apples, cut them just before adding them to the soup to prevent them from turning brown. Butternut Squash Soup 2 teaspoons olive …

Paneer Korma Curry

A lightweight yet creamy vegetarian Indian dish, this paneer korma curry uses korma paste for a quick yet flavoursome dinner. Serve it with your favourite rice or naan bread for a simple, tasty dinner that will delight the entire family. Korma curry is not only super flavourful, but also a thing of beauty. It’s also […] Paneer Korma Curry

Golden Mixed Vegetable Curry

Gone are the long days of happy summer and we are now in cold January weather. Specially being a day with snow bearing down we all were craving for a something comforting for our dinners. It also feels like an ideal accompaniment for the 100% whole wheat sourdough loaf that we baked in the morning. what would be better than fragrant golden mixed vegetable curry and sourdough loaf on a cold wet January day is there? This one is also a favorite from my mother in law’s cookbook. So here is what you need   Your veggies and things 1 cup of raw peanuts 1 small carrot cut into bite sized pieces Red and green bell peppers Handful of green beans or a can of green beans if that is what in your pantry Half a head of cabbage   Half a cup of green peas Seasoning base 1 teaspoon mustard seeds three cloves of garlic crushed 1 to 1 1/2-inch piece of ginger, peeled and chopped 1 to 2 hot chili peppers A sprig …