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Grilled Tomato over Cafreal Toast

Summer is here, and along with summer come the best tomatoes in the market. Today's post is about making a simple breakfast toast. Cafreal is a green paste that is applied over meat (usually chicken) and cooked over stove top. The origin of this green paste is from Africa, and via Portuguese, it made its way to India, specifically Goa. Ingredients 2 slices of sourdough bread, buttered and toasted 1 summer tomato, such as beef steak, sliced in 2 inch thick pieces 1 Tablespool olive oil 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, freshly cracked 1/2 teaspoon Maldon sea salt OR Kosher sea salt   Cafreal Paste: 1/3 cup white wine vinegar 1/2 cup cilantro, roughly chopped 1 teaspoon sea salt 1 teaspoon...

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Upma

In Indian cooking, we dry roast semolina until it turns light pinkish in color and then use it to cook. I am not sure about the benefits of dry roasting, but I do it coz my Mom does it and everyone around me does it :)1/2 cup of semolina with veggies and a couple of spices can make a wonderful, healthy breafast. It is quite filling as well. Here's a simple recipe for Upma.Ingredients1 cup Rava (Semolina), dry roasted1 tablespoon ghee2-3 green chilies, slit OR 1/2 half jalapeno, finely chopped4-5 curry leaves1 tablespoon urad daal/ masoor dal (french lentils)1 teaspoon mustard seeds1 teaspoon cumin seeds1 cup veggies (preferably diced carrots, green peas and diced green beans)1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated1/2...

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