Thursday, 10 July 2014

Dasheen or cassava chips

Dasheen is like a starchy potato. It is a provision vegetable in the Caribbean. In other places they call this root taro.

You can fry them roast them bake them and mash them. You can even make them into bread.

I am making fried chips.

What do you need to get this done

Large dasheen

I used a slicer but a mandolin will work. Good fresh dasheen is tough to cut.
Peel off the tough outside skin.
Slice them thin like you would for potato chips.
Get the oil hot in a good high pot.
Don't overload the pot.
Fry in small batches.
Dry on paper sprinkle with salt
Eat with dip or plain

If you make them thicker you can use them like a cracker.

Dasheen is a root vegetable.

Friday, 4 July 2014

Half and half tortillas

If you have trouble working with corn flour try splitting the flour. Use all purpose white four and the tortillas will be easier to manage but still have that corn flavor. 

1 cup flour
1 cup corn flour
1 cup water
1/3 cup oil
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt

Combine all into soft ball.
Split into 16 piece
Let rest 15 min.

Roll out each ball into thin round using flour to keep from sticking
Use a flat skillet or tawa heated med hot
Let them bubble and slightly brown on bottom then flip.
Let cool 

Little dough balls
Roll out very thin
First side done
Finished tortillas

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Chicken wing coconut curry

Chicken wings or chicken
Coriander seeds
cumin seeds
pomegranate seeds
cardamon pods
chili powder
turmeric root
mashed garlic
coconut milk
tamarind sauce
coconut oil
sugar cane
coconut cream

Put oil in skillet and all seeds roast for a few minutes don't burn
Add garlic onion turmeric and saute
add chicken wings
add coconut milk and tamarind sauce
add tomatoes and sugarcane
Cook bubbly
Sprinkle corn flour to thicken
Fed methi towards the end
Before serving add coconut cream and stir

Serve with rice and naan