Spicy Thai soup

  6 cups stock
  2 tbsp flour
  1 tbsp butter
  2 tbsp coriander leaves
  2 tbsp lemon juice
  2 tbsp coconut milk powder
  1 tbsp chilli oil
  1 tsp each of salt, white pepper and Chinese salt
  3–4 mushrooms, sliced
  1 kashmiri chilli, soaked and ground
  ½ cup tomato cubes, seeded and cut into square pieces

1. Heat butter in a deep pan and saute the flour. 
2. Add the ground chilli and fry, then add the stock with all the seasonings and lemon juice. 
3. Dissolve the coconut milk powder in some of the stock and add. 
4. Let it simmer until thick. Lastly, add in chilli oil, tomato cubes, mushroom slices and coriander stalks. 
5. This recipe Serves four. Enjoy!


  500 grm under-cut beef, sliced into long thin strips
  3 – 4 onions thinly sliced
  1 tbsp ginger paste
  1 tbsp garlic paste
  2 tsp red chilli powder
  1 tbsp cumin powder
  2 tbsp coriander powder
  2 tbsp lemon juice
  4 tbsp green chillies, coriander leaves and mint
  1 tsp salt
  ½ cup oil
  1 tsp lemon juice

1. Heat oil and add meat, onions, garlic and ginger paste, salt, red chilli, cumin powder and fry the meat. 
2. After 10 minutes, add water and let the meat become tender. 
3. Add the coriander powder and fry the meat well. 
4. Add lemon juice and green chillies, coriander leaves and mint.

Fenugreek chicken

  1 medium size chicken, cut in 12 pieces
  2 cups fenugreek
  6 green chillies
  3 – 4 onions
  1 tsp garlic paste
  1 tsp ginger paste
  1 tbsp red chilli
  ½ tsp turmeric powder
  5 – 6 tomatoes
  4 -5 tbsp oil
  salt to taste

1. Fry the onions and add garlic/ginger, turmeric and green chillies and fry for a while. 
2. Then add chicken and fenugreek and fry again. 
3. When the water of the chicken dries up, add in tomatoes, salt and red chilli powder and fry and cook till it becomes tender.


Martabak, also mutabbaq, (Arabic: مطبق‎) is a stuffed pancake or pan-fried bread which is commonly found in Saudi Arabia (especially the Tihamah and the Hejaz regions). Depending on the location, the name and ingredients can significantly vary. The name mutabbaq (or sometimes mutabbag) in Arabic means "folded". In Indonesia, the Murtabak is one of the most popular street food menu and is well known as Martabak.

  ½ kg boneless meat,
  1 tsp garlic paste
  1 tsp ginger paste
  1 tbsp red chilli
  ½ tsp turmeric powder
  1 tsp cumin seeds
  ½ tsp cardamom powder
  1 tsp salt
  3 eggs
  1 cup grated cheese
  1 cup flour for rotis
  ½ tsp black pepper
  2 tbsp coriander leaves
  1 tsp lemon juice

1. Boil meat with garlic/ginger paste, salt, red chilli, turmeric powder and cumin seeds. 
2. Take the boiled meat and shred it. Beat eggs and add salt, black pepper and cardamom powder. 
3. Make rotis according the size of the dish. 
4. Now grease the dish and spread the roti on it. Spread with egg mixture, sprinkle with meat, lemon, grated cheese and coriander leaves. 
5. Place another roti on the top and repeat the procedure. Bake in the oven till firm. 
6. Cut it like cake slices and serve.

Tossed salad with olive dressing

  ½ piece cucumber, sliced
  1 tomato, cut in wedges
  ½ onion, cut in rings
  1 tbsp lemon juice
  1 cup lettuce
  1 tbsp olive oil
  1 clove garlic, chopped
  A pinch of pepper and salt

1. Lay out lettuce leaves along the border of the platter. 
2. Cut onion in rings, slice cucumber and tomatoes, and add to dish. 
3. In a bottle mix lemon juice, olive oil, salt and finely chopped garlic and mix well to prepare dressing. Drizzle on top of tossed salad and serve.

Nutrition Count for 1 serving
- Tossed salad with olive dressing, mixed vegetable raita, steamed rice, grilled shrimps = 680 calories

Note: The daily calorie requirement for average adults is between 2000-2500 kcal, depending on individual lifestyles


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