Monday 12 November 2012

Tortilla Espanola

Tortilla is actually like a Spanish Omlette. It is made with many variations, with Vegetable, meat or Potatoes

It is usually made in a pan but we can also bake it.
Serve it as a breakfast or as a side dish, I made it for my lunch and it’s pretty heavy alone : )

I have used some of my own hot spices which are usually not used in it, I also added green chili in it : ) but it is solely your choice to season it the way you like : )
Many deep fry the potatoes, but I fry them in less oil till crispy

Initially there are some specific ingredients in it and the dash of saffron is typical Spanish.

I used no onions, I just forgot lol but it didn’t make any great taste difference, I used fewer eggs because I made a smaller one and i added milk in it instead of more eggs, to make it thicker

So this is what I did:

3 large potatoes
3 eggs
4-5 tbl olive oil (extra virgin)
2-3 tbl of red chili sauce
2 garlic pods
Coarsely chopped fresh coriander
½ tsp salt or to taste
½ tsp red chili flakes
¼ tsp Kräuter der provence (provincial Herbs)
2-4 tbl milk
Dash of Saffron

-wash, peel and cut thin slices of the potatoes
-heat the olive oil in a non stick pan
-fry the slices till they are cooked and become nice gold in color
- pour the chili sauce in a bowl
-grate the garlic and add the spices to it and mix all
-now beat in the milk with saffron and with eggs till fluffy
-pour this onto the cooked crispy potato and set on a low heat to cook
-if the heat is high the bottom of the Tortilla will burn so keep it low
-as you see bubbles on the top, try to turn over in another pan so the top is also cooked
- I used another pan of the same size to turn it over
-just cook 2-3 minutes then turn over again so the nice top doesn’t get dark
-cover a lid so the rest is also cooked
- There you have your Tortilla ready

Serve with a nice bread and salad
It is a complete meal!

Happy Cooking : )

The yummilicious Eid Tea-Time

Just some warmth for the eyes :) This was my Eid's treet and i love this having again and again, so you also have to see it agian :D 

Lamb Karahi

A very quick and really delicious dish and a must on our Eid to-cook-list : ) I must say that this is best with lamb meat, as that is tender and tastier than beef. Of course you can make it with beef too!
I use mixed meat, with and without bones because the bones give a delicious taste to it!
Make it in a pan or a wok , if you have a karahi that is best and present in it too that increases the taste : ) I used only 3 spices in it and you will experience it yourself how delicious it turns out…
No onions used in it, all the gravy you see Is from the tomatoes and and meat itself.
So here’s my simple yet very rich recipe :
600gram lamb meat(nice medium pieces)
4 large tomatoes (cut in four)
2-3 “ piece of fresh ginger (julienne cut)
3-4 whole green chilies
2-3 pods of garlic
2 tsp salt to to taste
¾ tsp red chili powder
¼ tsp turmeric powder
¼ cup oil
I used fresh coriander leaves only for deco, no garnishing of it otherwise it will seem like Alo gosht (meat/potato curry) : )

-heat the oil in the wok
-add 1” of the ginger stripes and fry a bit
-now add the meat, just mix for a while and let it cook
-no water needed as meat leaves enough water and is cooked in it
-this will take around 25-30 minutes
-in another pan, heat some oil, 3-5 tbs
-cut all tomatoes in 4 and fry in the oil
-add the rest 1.5” ginger stripes and fry too
-fry the green chilies in it fast
-grate in the garlic pods and remove the pan from the stove as soon as the aroma releases so that it doesn’t burn
-pour all these on the cooked meat and mix all
-cover the lid so the spices mix in well
-press the tomatoes during stirring so they mash and mix up
-just cover and let it cook for another 10 minutes
-you see this beautiful color coming up and oil showing up, so it’s ready!
-sprinkle some garam masala as you dish out, not while cooking as it will spoil the lovely color of this dish

**No coriander or cumin powder!!
This Karahi is so heavenly delicious, serve with homemade Chapatti..Simply divine!!