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Indian feast

My first Indian food was egg curry, I was so shamed by it, I had to throw it away and never told anyone since. To create the right texture and taste of Indian curry is not just a technique but an art. I live in India for 7 years and I am really proud of my skill. I am so happy when my Indian friends tell me my Indian foods are yummy!

I want to share this easy combo, that doesn’t require much work, but the results are very promising. It’s good to try new exotic recipes sometimes. I promise you, you will fine cooking these recipes quite enjoyable.

We are making:


Whole wheat roti

Chicken curry

Vegetable gravy

And spiced fried fish

I assume you know how to cook rice, so I am just going to tell you how to make easy healthy roti.

Ingredients: For 4 roti

1 cup of whole wheat flour

1 tsp of melted butter

A pinch of salt

1/4 cup of warm water (or enough to form the dough)

All you need to do is mix everything together and knead by hands until the dough is smooth and pliable. Divide the dough into 4 parts and roll each part into the thin circle sheet. Place the pan over the medium heat and roast the roti about 1/2 minute each side or until the roti is cook and lightly brown. Keep the cooked roti in aluminum foil or clean kitchen cloth until used.

For chicken curry: For 4 servings

500 gm of boneless chicken

1 onion- sliced

2 tomato- puree in the food processer until smooth paste

4 cloves garlic- minced

2 inches stick of ginger-minced

2 tsp chili powder (use less if you don’t want to much heat)

1 tsp turmeric powder

1 tbsp Garam masala or chicken masala (available at Asian or Indian grocery stores)

2 tbsp Oil

1 tsp salt (or to taste)

In the large pot, heat oil over the medium flame and sauté onion until brown. Add garlic and ginger and stir until fragranced.

Add tomato puree, chili powder, and turmeric powder and garam masala and cook until the tomato is done.

Add chicken and salt and seal the chicken in the curry sauce, stir for one minute then add 1 1/2 cups of water and bring to boil. Simmer for 30-40 minutes or until the chicken is cook and tender. Check for seasoning again and it’s done!

Vegetable gravy:

1 cup green pea

½ cup carrot- diced

½ cup potato- diced

1 onion sliced

1 tomato- diced

4 cloves Garlic- minced

2 tbsp ginger paste- 2 inches ginger crush into paste.

1 tsp chili powder

1 tsp turmeric powder

1 tsp garam masala

1 tsp Salt or to taste

2 tbsp oil

Heat oil in the pot and sauté onion until the onion turns brown.

Add ginger and garlic and stir for 1 minute.

Add tomato and chili powder, turmeric powder and garam masala and fry until the tomato is cooked.

Dump green pea, carrot and potato in and stir. Add 2 cup of water and cook until the potato is tender and almost melt into the gravy. Add salt to taste and it’s done.

Spiced fried Fish

4 pieces of fish steaks or fish fillets

1 tsp chili powder

1 tsp turmeric powder

1 tsp salt

3 tbsp oil for frying

Mix salt, chili powder and turmeric powder with 1 tbsp of water to create a marinade paste. Apply this paste to the fish and let it stand for 5 minutes.

Heat oil in the skillet over the medium flame and shallow fry fish for 2 minutes each side or until fish is done. Be careful of the intense heat and smoke at this point but believe me the outcomes are worth.

You can assemble the plate the way I did in the photo. Accompany this delicious meal with Indian mango pickle, onion slices and lemon wedges. I hope you enjoy the feast!

14 comments to Indian feast

  • Very Very impressive..with the Indian food 🙂

    i LOVE Indian food!
    i have no idea how to make them tho, so cheers for the insight! i will be trying ur roti and curry recipes for sure!

  • fiddlerontheblog

    This food looks delicious! I LOVE Indian food. I definitely have had difficulty making it myself, but I would love to try your recipes!

  • heatheroutlaw

    I am so glad I found your site. I am always looking for good teachers to learn more how to cook Indian. Looks delicious! I wish my husband would eat seafood, I would try the fish.

    • Tes

      Happy to help, but I have to confess that most of my Indian recipes are adapted recipes because I want to make it simple to cook at home. I also understand that some of the ingredients might not be able find in some parts of the world. So I would make it possible for everyone to enjoy the recipes. Some easy authentic recipes will also available soon. Hope you keep coming back.

  • fabricatedesign

    I’m so glad you commented and lead me to your blog! Just yesterday I was discussing cooking Indian food being intimidating. I will have to try these. Looks delicious and sounds doable.

  • Lulu

    I have never tried any Indian food before, but I would like to try the recipes. One thing we share in common is Rice, it’s so good to have rice for our meals.

  • incidentalcooksuman

    gr8..that looks very inviting Tes…loved each and every dish in that thali/plate…wonderful…really impressed with your indian cooking.

  • foododelmundo

    Oh my, that IS a FEAST to behold! Thank you for these recipes, they appear very doable, for someone like me who is ashamed to say she uses Indian Curry paste FROM A JAR 🙁

  • One of our favorite restaurants here in Okinawa is Indian. We absolutely love the Butter Chicken Curry! I’ll have to try your recipe sometime soon! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  • You have won me over with this one!!!!! Will be back often to visit….oxoxox

  • carlaspacher

    Hi Tes!

    Thank you for visiting my blog. These recipes sound wonderful! Now I just have to get a hold of some garam masala! Thanks for sharing your recipes and your experiences.

  • I must try this! I love Indian food with my whole heart! Also, thanks for stopping by my blog 😀

  • i finally made your vegetable gravey and roti bread in the weekend! they are so easy to make and tasted great! tho it was a bit hot for me (i can only take mild!lol) but my boyfriend loved it!
    thanks for sharing!

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