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Grilled Chicken and Mango Sandwich

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/RupenDC  Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/rupenrao YouTube link to this recipe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltv5quAtI9k I had this sandwich in Dijon, France. I have been in love with this sandwich, and our line of chutney is coming out soon, and the first one will be Mango Chutney! It is a perfect combination of sweetness and sourness from the mangoes and just a little spice from the chutney that makes this sandwich special.  Ingredients 2 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless 2 Tablespoons olive oil and a little extra to brush the grill 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, freshly cracked 1 teaspoon of sea salt   4 slices brioche or any bread that you prefer 1 yellow mango, peeled and cut in thin slices 2 Tablespoons mango chutney,...

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Roasted Eggplant Dip

    Ingredients 2 medium size eggplants4 Tablespoons mustard/olive oil2 cups red heirloom tomatoes, chopped1 ½ inch fresh ginger, grated2 Tablespoons chopped cilantro1 jalapeno, finely choppedSalt to taste   Instructions Place one eggplant over a medium heat GAS burner (yes, directly over the burner). Roast for 3 minutes. Use a pair of tongs and turn the eggplant every 3 minutes, cooking all 4 sides of the eggplant. This should take about 12 minutes, for smaller eggplants, it may take about 10 minutes. Place the eggplant on a plate and let it cool for 20 minutes. Repeat the same process with the second eggplant. NOTE: If the eggplant has not cooked completely or has been punctured, then you may have to finish cooking it in the...

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Kheer (Indian Rice Pudding)

Kheer comes from the word 'Ksheer ' in Sanskrit which means milk. This rice pudding is a result of slow cooking and requires some patience. It can be served warm in winter and cold in summer. I have seen and tried recipes that make it with nutmeg or saffron. While the basic recipe remains the same, spice will dominate the flavor of this dish. Ingredients4 cups whole milk1⁄4 cup uncooked white basmati rice1⁄2 teaspoon ground cardamom1⁄4 cup chopped unsalted cashews1⁄4 cup green/ golden raisins1⁄2 cup granulated cane sugar1 Tablespoon rose waterA pinch of salt Instructions In a medium THICK BOTTOMED saucepan over medium heat, heat milk and rice. Once the mixture has come to a boil, reduce heat to simmer...

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The Only Chai Latte Recipe You'll Ever Need

‘Masala’ is a spice blend and ‘Chai’ is tea in Hindi. Usually, Masala Chai is only hot in India, and weather does not matter. This recipe is an adaptation of India’s classic drink. For this recipe, I am using a special Indian tea, please follow the associated link. Click here to access the video.     Ingredients 4 cups water 6 teaspoons white granulated sugar OR your choice of sugar 6 teaspoons black loose tea leaves, preferably Wagh Bakri loose tea  Masala (spice blend): 4 green cardamom pods 4 cloves 4 cinnamon sticks 4 black peppercorns  2 inch piece of fresh ginger Instructions Bring water to a boil over high heat. Meanwhile, muddle 'Masala' spices in a mortar pestle or...

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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 the stovetop. 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 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter 1 summer tomato, such as beef steak, sliced in 1 inch thick pieces 1 Tablespoon 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 jalapeno, seeds removed 1 teaspoon sea...

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