Begun Ghonto Recipe

Begun Ghonto Recipe

This recipe was sent to me directly by a friend from India. It is a traditional dish that was handed down to her by her great-grandmother. Origins Apparently, this is a very old recipe from Bangladesh and was created to be a fully fledged vegetarian dish that is quick and easy to prepare. Ingredients Large, round aubergine – 500 gms; Fenugreek seeds – 1 tsp; Bay leaves – 2; Peanuts … Read more

Recette de riz frit au curcuma et aux filets de poisson

Recette de riz frit au curcuma et aux filets de poisson

Today, I would like to introduce one of the most popular dishes eaten in Malaysia. It is turmeric fried rice with fillets. You may have noticed that turmeric seems to be an integral part of this country’s traditional cuisine. Origins Fried rice is prepared in various countries in East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, the Pacific, Africa and even Europe. What varies is the method of preparation, the spices and … Read more

Chicken curry recipe from Jamaica

Chicken curry recipe from Jamaica

Today I offer you a recipe that a friend of mine sent me from Jamaica. This is a delicious dish and still shouldn’t be particularly heavy if we relate it to other types of food. Ingredients 2 1/2 pound(s) chicken (breast would be better); 2 shallot stem(s), chopped; 3 sprigs thyme; 1 medium onion, chopped; 1 medium carrot, chopped; 1 small Irish potato, diced; 4 garlic clove(s), minced; 1 teaspoon … Read more

Ukrainian cucumber salad

Ukrainian cucumber salad

Origins This is not the Ukrainian version of the so-called Russian salad, its origin is undoubtedly this country and its neighbouring countries. Ingredients 1 large cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced; 3 tablespoons sour cream (low-fat); 1 thinly diced banana shallot or half a small onion; black pepper; salt; about 3 tablespoons of finely chopped dill. Preparation After preparing the cucumber, place a bowl of water with ice and add about … Read more

Turmeric fried chicken

Turmeric Fried Chicken Recipe

Today I am going to tell you about a recipe that was sent to me directly from Malaysia. It is based on chicken and turmeric which is renowned for its beneficial effects. She claims that she prepares this dish on a daily basis. Origins Turmeric is native to India and Malaysia. The name turmeric comes from Arabic and means saffron. We have no record of who was the first person … Read more

American Braised Beef Recipe

American Braised Beef Recipe

The word braised meat basically means to cook meat on the grill or more precisely, inside a pot placed on the grill because in the past ovens and stoves did not exist and they used embers as a source of heat for cooking. Origins To say we know who was the first person to prepare braised beef is impossible. However we can imagine the caravans of conquerors who every now … Read more

Galinhada with Pequi Recipe

Galinhada with Pequi Recipe

Origin Galinhada is a Brazilian dish typical of the SΓ£o Paulo Minas Gerias and Goias region. Ingredients 1 large chicken chopped and seasoned to taste; carrot cut into cubes; 1 chopped bell bell pepper; Parsley; Onion; Green corn; Coriander if you like; 8 cloves of garlic; 100 g of chopped pequi pulp; 2 tablespoons pequi oil; 1 kg rice. Preparation Fry the chicken in plenty of oil until golden brown. … Read more

Brazilian cheese bread and beans recipe

Brazilian cheese bread and beans recipe

Dear friends, the recipes I am proposing today are two, they come from Brazil and I propose you both because generally, in modern times, they are consumed together. Brazilian Cheese Bread Origins It is said that Brazilian cheese bread, or pΓ£o de queijo in Portuguese language, is originated and typical of Mina Gerais (a Brazilian state) since the eighteenth century. Ingredients 1 can of whey-free cream cheese (200 ml); 1 … Read more

Adobo Squid or Adobong Pusit Recipe

Adobo Squid or Adobong Pusit Recipe

Dear friends, today I am going to describe to you a recipe that came to me directly from a friend of mine in the Philippines called squid adobo. Origins Adobos comes from a Spanish word meaning sauce. Apparently, this method originated in the Philippine Islands. Before they were colonised, the indigenous people cooked their food with a kind of preparation containing vinegar and salt in order to preserve the food … Read more

Recipe of Chiles en Nogada

Recipe of Chiles en Nogada

Today’s recipe was sent to me directly from a friend of mine from Mexico. The recipe is quite long but the taste should pay off for the effort put into preparing it. Origins The dish itself originated in Puebla and was chosen as the official dish to celebrate the independence of Mexico from Spanish domination which formally took place on September 28, 1810. It seems that the colors of this … Read more

Ceviche recipe from the Philippine Islands

Ceviche recipe from the Philippine Islands

Ceviche is not a dish originally from the Philippine islands and so this recipe is a variation that a friend of mine, directly from the Philippine islands, kindly sent me. The aesthetics of the dish is a bit different from the one shown in the photograph but I could not find better ones that could be freely used. The important thing is the taste however even if the eye wants … Read more

Jamaican rice and peas (beans) recipe

Jamaican rice and peas (beans) recipe

The recipe that we offer today was sent to me by a friend of mine directly from Jamaica. This is a culinary preparation that every self-respecting tourist should try at least once if they go on vacation there. History and ambiguity Some may have noticed that, although this recipe is called “rice and peas”, it actually uses beans. This peculiarity, is due to the fact that initially the recipe contemplated … Read more