Beef Kebabs with Pickled Onions

Beef kebabs with pickled onions

In today post I would like share my world famous beef kebab recipe! Okay maybe not “world” famous, but they should be! It is moist and full of flavor and it will blow your socks off!
Growing up I had kebabs in all varieties. It was one my favorite appetizer served in Indian weddings. Some were heavenly but most of the time it was heavily charred, dry, and relied too much on the accompanying sauces for flavor. Then I decided I should come up with own version. After experimenting a few times, I finally come across a method that I am happy with. Creating a curry like base insured moist and flavorful kebabs.

With the numerous steps and ingredients it might be overwhelming, but overall it’s pretty straight forward. Once you taste it, it will be well worth it!… 

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How To Make Garam Masala

garam masala ingredients

In today’s post I will be covering Garam Masala Powder. It’s the essential spice in most Indian dishes. It’s a blend of various dry spices to achieve a fragrant pungent floral note. Indian curries, use this powder as a finishing touch to give it a punch of flavor.  Garam in hindi means hot, not necessarily referring to the spiciness of the powder but to the intensity.

All the above ingredients are dried whole spices. Some of the ingredients used might seem foreign, but I assure you a nearby Indian store will carry all these ingredients.  Now most generic grocery stores have an Indian section, so check that out too.  Dry whole spices are used because of their long shelf life; being whole and not broken down to powder keeps the flavor intact.  Dry roasting the spices awakens and releases the essential oils, and gives the powder a slight nutty flavor…. 

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Easy Lemon Garlic Sauce

garlic sauce

Today’s post is all about garlic sauce, which is the favorite condiment in our household. We top baked chicken, kebabs, and sandwiches, pan seared fish and roasted potatoes with it.  I usually have a batch in the fridge; it stays fresh for 2 weeks or so.

My husband is the one that introduced me to garlic sauce. In Saudi Arabia it’s a common condiment with broasted chicken (deep fried chicken cooked in a pressurized fryer). I did some research on what garlic sauce is and how to make it.  Garlic sauce is derived from Middle Eastern origin, used to top everything similar to how Americans use ketchup…. 

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Green Masala Shrimp

Green Masala Shrimp Dish

Hello everyone, hope you all are having a splendid day. In today’s post I thought I’ll share a quick and simple recipe for shrimp. If you don’t like shrimp or are allergic, you can substitute it with any other protein. It will still be delicious! I came up with this recipe when I wanted a quick lunch and didn’t feel like making a full blown curry.

Sometimes the idea of chopping, sautéing, roasting and perfecting a dish is exhausting. Shrimp is one of those great proteins that cook quickly.  If you want to prepare this ahead of time, you can marinate it and set aside for 10-12hrs. Longer than that is not optimal, as the garlic and onions in the mix may break down the shrimp and give it a mushy texture. I did that once, I let it marinate for little over a day, and it was creamy!! A complete fail!… 

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