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‘Goldbera ko Achaar’ – my new found love

I miss my mom’s home cooked Nepalese food. In several attempts to be like her… I have earned myself the title of a ‘disaster chef’. But I am getting better at this… for real. A typical Nepalese dinner of rice & curry is usually accompanied by ‘Goldbera ko Achaar’ which directly translates as Tomato Pickle. But its not really a pickle since its not fermented. In fact, its more of a salsa since its a fresh mix of tomato with herbs and spices, with a Nepalese twist of course. And this ‘goldbera ko achaar’ is my new found love. I thought I would share this – especially for my sister – and all those that miss the feel of a typical Nepalese dinner. Get your ingredients together: 2 ripe medium sized tomatoes. 1 small/medium old whiting fish (optional). 3 red chillies. 4 cloves of garlic. about 10-15 stalks of coriander (or as you like it). 1/2 a medium sized lemon. Roast them: The tomatoes – Cut up the tomatoes into 5 pieces each and grill them on …

Our favourite weekend breakfast

I am a breakfast person. And this basic pancake is a regular during weekends. Nothing fancy, but still putting this up on the blog – hoping that SS would read to see how easy it is and surprise me with a pancake breakfast. One Day. One Fine Day. Shift 2 cups of self raising flour, add in 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder and 1/3 cup caster sugar. Then in a separate jug whisk 2 cups of milk, 1 egg and 2 teaspoons of vanilla essence. Then add this milk mixture to the flour and whisk it well until well combined to make a smooth paste. Add in about 1/2 teaspoon of salt. In the meantime, melt some butter to get about 2 spoons of melted butter. Heat up a frying pan and lightly brush the butter on the pan. Then use a soup ladle to pour batter on the pan. Why soup ladle? Its the most convenient… Wait for bubbles to rise on the pancake…then flip to the other side and cook for about 2 minutes or less or …

Nepalese chicken curry

Nepalese Chicken Curry

I am often asked what a typical Nepalese meal is like. And my answer is simple – Lots of rice and curry, needless to say with lots of spices. I thought I would share this Nepalese style chicken that I made for dinner today and is quite a regular one in every Nepalese kitchen. What you need: 6 chicken drumsticks – skin removed, each chopped into 3 pieces, washed and drained 1 large onion – sliced 1 large tomato – sliced 1 cup green peas 1/2 cup carrots diced Usually there is coriander to garnish but I am not too fond of it, so I never add it 🙂 2 fresh red chillies vegetable oil all the usual nepalese spices – cumin powder, chilli powder/flakes, turmeric powder How its done: Heat up a saucepan or a crockpot, add about 4 tablespoons of oil. Add a teaspoon of tumeric. Once the oil has heated add in fresh chopped chillies along with the chilli flakes (we love it hot!) and the onions as well. Then goes in …