Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Erica Valles
A foodie at heart
A foodie at heart
About
Erica's posts

Post has attachment
Goan Red Pumpkin Vegetable
Pumpkin is an amazingly sweet vegetable once cooked. The hardest part about this dish is probably peeling the skin. It doesn't take long to prepare and is a nice addition to the table. Even though this dish is Goan, it would go nicely with a roast dinner as...

Post has attachment
Nepali Momos Sesame Seed Chutney
Momos is the Nepali version of the Chinese dim sum. The Nepalese make their momo filling slightly differently to the Chinese, using a bit of butter in the filling, along with some turmeric powder cooked in butter or ghee. The rest of the ingredients are mor...

Post has attachment
Gajar (Carrot) Halwa
This famous Indian dessert is made by cooking grated carrots in milk and reducing that mixture down till all that's left is the grated carrots. This is not one for those who are calorie counting, as it's cooked with ghee and sugar too. You can also do a che...

Post has attachment
Goan Red Coconut Chutney
This was one recipe that was handed to me just by word of mouth. I had heard so much about it, but somehow my mom never made it at home. This was made back in the good old days in my grandfather's time. My grand Aunt used to make this chutney. Mom remembere...

Post has attachment
Homemade Ginger Garlic Paste
Ginger garlic paste is the base ingredient for almost any Indian food. Whether you are making a curry or a vegetable, it always comes in handy. And there's nothing better than the homemade stuff right?  T he more involved I seem to get with food and cooking...

Post has attachment
Classic Goan Ox Tongue Roast
Tongue is now quite easily available in supermarkets and is one of our favourite sandwich fillers for the next day's lunchbox. I usually make a spicy version that my hubby loves, but the kids don't like it as the spice is a bit more than they are generally ...

Post has attachment
Goan Tendli Bhaji
Most Goan vegetable dishes are usually made with coconut. You could use fresh coconut, but for those who don't have it readily available, dessicated coconut will do just fine.  The classic way to cut this vegetable is in long juliennes. It's a simple, easy ...

Post has attachment
Orange Infused Date Syrup
This is a super simple recipe that gives you a healthier version of maple syrup. There is absolutely no sugar in this recipe. Just pure syrup with all its goodness. This syrup will go nicely on top of a stash of pancakes, or drizzled over any cake, or crepe...

Post has attachment
Coriander Mint Chutney
This bad boy is my husband's invention. How does he come up with these awesome recipes, without any effort? It got me scrambling to jot down this recipe as fast as I could... You just have to trust me on this.. This thick green goodness is nothing short of ...

Post has attachment
Stuffed Aloo/potato parathas (indian flat bread)
Aloo Parathas If there was one thing I didn't know how to do well, it was chappatis and parathas.. I always used to wonder how some people got them so soft and if you ask anyone for their secrets, they don't seem to have any. There's nothing to it! Then why...
Wait while more posts are being loaded