With such a strong bitter taste, can you believe karela is my favorite vegetable! Its pack with nutrients and minerals for many ailments especially diabetics. Directions Wash and cut karela length-wise Chip karela, not too thick, not too thin about the size of two nickels In a skillet add oil,   Read More ...

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Every West Indian home has split channa as a snacking staple. But let’s be realistic who has time to split channa unless you have 3 hours to kill watching Indian movies. Why not make the alternative fry dhal ! Directions In a large bowl soak dhal overnight or approximately 6   Read More ...

Categories: Bean

Spicy mashed potatoes stuffed in a roti, if that isn’t scrumptious I don’t know what is. I like anything portable to eat so why not combine the two. It’s a match made in comfort heaven. You can either eat this roti by itself or just like any other, used to   Read More ...

Categories: Bread, Potato

Warm and comforting breakfast packed with protein Directions Start overnight by soaking channa in water until it is covered past the top Drain and rinse channa Boil channa approximatly 30 minutes until it is fork tender Sautee onion, garlic  geera Add channa Cook on low heat for 5 minutes Season   Read More ...

Categories: Bean

Any dish becomes a West Indian dish with the all too famous bora or Chinese long bean. Bora is a very versatile vegetable that can be prepared by itself or paired alongside Saltfish, shrimp or just added to fry rice for added crunch Directions Wash bora and cut into 1   Read More ...

Categories: Bean, Potato

Americans have potato chips, West Indians have plantain chips.  Plantain chips is a staple Directions Slice plantains using a box grater or a mandolin Deep fry in oil until color changes to bright yellow Don’t over fry or else it will get burned and absorb too much oil Season with   Read More ...

Categories: Plantain

Dhal is a staple in West Indian cooking. It can be served alongside any dish; veg and non-veg; or just by itself as a soup or a protein packed drink. There’re are many different varieties of dhal and ingredient that can be added when making, but this recipe explains how   Read More ...

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Baigan Choka reminds me of as an early morning breakfast. It’s quick and easy to prepare. Paired with sada roti and oil roti is a perfect compliment.  Simply roast the eggplant, clean and mash is all you have to do for this delicious breakfast. Very similar to the Mediterranean dish,   Read More ...

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Mashed potatoes or should I say aloo choka, the ultimate comfort food. Even better spicy mashed potatoes. It’s amazing what a bland potato can be transformed into. This dish is the perfect accompaniment to dhal and rice. Have any extras still left over? Make aloo roti ! Directions Fill a   Read More ...

Categories: Potato

Directions Peel and grate cassava in a food processor Add grated coconut to cassava Add brown sugar, coconut milk, ginger, raisins, nutmeg, essense and butter Mix together, taste if more sweetness is desired add more sugar Pour in a greased pan so mixture is about an inch high Bake at   Read More ...

Categories: Cassava