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Parsi-Style Spicy Scrambled Eggs (Akoori)

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Food & Recipes

Serves 4.

Ingredients

6 large eggs
4 tablespoons milk
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
2 tablespoons ghee
6 spring onions (scallions), finely chopped
2 fresh chillies, seeded and chopped
1 teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger
1/8 teaspoon ground turmeric
2 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander leaves
1 small ripe tomato, diced (optional)
coriander sprigs to garnish

Directions

Ginger Mix (Gin Thoke)

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Food & Recipes

Popular as a digestive snack after meals in Burma, this is offered in very small bowls, and eaten with the fingers.

Ingredients

125 g/4 oz very tender fresh ginger
6 tablespoons lime or lemon juice
2 tablespoons peanut oil
1 tablespoon oriental sesame oil
12 cloves garlic, sliced
3 tablespoons white sesame seeds
salt to taste

Directions

Panir (Paneer)

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Food & Recipes

Ingredients

2-3 litres/4-6 pints/8-12 cups
fresh full-cream milk
juice of 1 lemon or 2 limes, or 1 teaspoon tartaric acid dissolved in 125 ml/4 fl oz/1/2 cup water

Directions

Pajeon (Pan-Fried Green Onion and Seafood Pancakes)

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Food & Recipes

Ingredients

100 grams of small green onions
50 grams of scallions
1/3 cup of clam meat
1/2 cup of oysters
1/2 cup of hard-shelled mussels
4 tablespoons of vegetable oil


Ingredients "A"

1 1/2 cup of flour
1/2 cup of rice flour
1 egg
2 cups of water

Ingredients "B"

Marbled Tea Eggs

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Food & Recipes

Serves 12-18 as part of a selection of hors d'oeuvres.

Ingredients

6 eggs
1 litre/2 pints/4 cups water
3 tablespoons tea leaves
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon five spice powder


Directions

Omelette Curry

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Food & Recipes

Ingredients

6 eggs
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh dill
1 tablespoon ghee or oil
2 fresh chillies, chopped
2 spring onions (scallions), finely sliced

Japanese Omelette (Tamagoyaki)

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Food & Recipes

Serves 2.

 

Ingredients

3 eggs
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon sugar
2 tablespoons dashi or water
1 teaspoon mirin or sherry
1 teaspoon Japanese soy sauce
2 teaspoons oil
2 tablespoons cooked green peas
2 tablespoons finely diced cooked carrot
2 tablespoons grated white radish
few slices Japanese pickled ginger

Directions

Beat eggs lightly until well mixed but not frothy. Stir in salt, sugar, dashi, mirin and soy sauce.

Fresh Spring Rolls

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Food & Recipes

Makes 8.


Ingredients

Fried Wontons

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Food & Recipes

Makes about 40 wontons.

Ingredients

1 quantity dumpling filling
1 packet wonton pastry squares
peanut oil for deep frying


Directions

Fried Cassava

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Food & Recipes

Directions

Boil peeled cassava until tender but firm. Drain well, then break into lengthways finger strips. Since the cassava has natural divisions running the length of the tuber anyway, it is best to use these rather than try to cut them into precise pieces. Don't forget to find and lift out the core, which is totally inedible.