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Soft Roti Recipe | Fiji Style Roti Recipe

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Ingredients: Makes 10 rotis 2 cups all purpose flour 1 tablespoon + 2 teaspoon neutral oil 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup hot water (you may need slightly more or less)  1/4 cup flour for dusting  ghee/oil/butter for oiling (use oil or vegan butter for vegan option) Method: In a large bowl, add 2 cups of all purpose flour, salt, and 1 tablespoon of oil and mix well.  Gradually add water in 1/4 cup increments. Mix with a spoon. Add only enough water to bring the dough into a crumbly texture.  Once dough is cool enough to handle with your hands, bring dough together and knead into a dough ball. Add more water if needed, being extra careful as the water is hot. Use a spoon if needed, or let dough cool before touching again.  Once all of the flour has come together into one ball of dough, add 1 teaspoon of oil and knead for a few minutes. Cover the dough with the additional 1 teaspoon of oil, cover with tea-towel, and let rest for 10-15 minutes.  Divide dough into 10-12 equal portions. Shape each p

Mohanthal Recipe Fiji Style | Mohanthar Recipe Fiji Style | Easy Mohanthal Recipe

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  Ingredients: Makes 20-30 pieces  2 cups chickpea flour/channa besan/gram flour 14 oz condensed milk (1 can) 2 tablespoon + 1/2 cup ghee 2 tablespoon + 1/2 cup liquid milk  1 tablespoon cardamom powder  chopped nuts for garnishing  1/4 teaspoon mace/javatri powder *optional but highly recommended* 1/4 teaspoon salt **if desired** few strand of saffron * optional  Method:  In a large bowl, add gram flour, 2 tablespoons of milk and 2 tablespoons of ghee. Mix well and rub between your palms to ensure that all ingredients are well incorporated. Break up any large lumps. You can sieve the mixture if you'd prefer or pulse in a blender for a few seconds to break up any lumps.  Add 1/2 cup of ghee in a heavy bottom pan over medium low heat. When warm, add gram flour mixture and roast for 20-25 minutes on low flame, stirring frequently. The mixture will turn to a golden orange in color and will have a beautiful aroma. Add 1/2 cup milk *you may soak the saffron in this milk if you're us

Chocolate Barfi Fiji Style | Chocolate Milk Barfi Recipe

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  Ingredients  Makes about 15 pieces 2 cups full fat milk powder  1/3 cup cocoa powder  3 tablespoons liquid milk or heavy cream  3 tablespoons ghee Sprinkles or nuts to decorate  Syrup  1 cup sugar  1/2 cup water  Method  In a mixing bowl, add milk powder, and the ghee in 2-3 increments. Mix well by rubbing in between your palms after each addition.  Add the liquid milk, 1 tbsp at a time and mix well. Mix until the mixture resembles coarse sand.  Sift cocoa powder into milk mixture and whisk to combine.  Quickly pulse milk & cocoa powder mixture in a food processor to break up any lumps and to mix thoroughly. Alternatively, you could shift or strain using a strainer. Set aside after blending well.  Line a baking pan or tray of your choice with parchment paper or grease with ghee. To prepare the sugar syrup, add sugar and water  to a heavy bottom pan and bring to a boil. Once the syrup boils, turn your heat to medium and let boil, stirring occasionally, for approximately 6-8 minute

Fresh Fish Curry Fiji Style | Machari Ke Surwa Fiji Style | Fijian Fish Curry

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  Ingredients: 1.5 lbs firm white fish, gutted, cleaned, and cut into desired pieces (650 grams approximately) 1 large onion, sliced 8-10 cloves of garlic, crushed  1 inch ginger, crushed  Hot pepper to taste, crushed  Curry leaves, 1-2 sprigs 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon asefotida/hing 2 tablespoon gram flour/besan 2  tablespoon hot Fiji Masala or garam masala 1.5 teaspoon turmeric 2 tablespoon oil for curry 2 tablespoon tomato paste or 2 whole tomatoes chopped  1 tablespoon tamarind paste/concentrate mixed with 1/4 cup water  13.5 fl oz canned coconut milk (398 ml) salt to taste 1/2-1 cup water *adjust to your liking* oil to fry fish Take garlic cloves, ginger, and hot peppers and crush into a paste.  In a shallow bowl, take cleaned and cut fish and marinate using 1 teaspoon of the ginger/garlic/pepper paste, 1/2 teaspoon turmeric, 1 tablespoon Fiji masala, 2 tablespoons of gram flour, salt and some water to coat fish properly. Let fish marinate for 30 minutes if desired  Heat

Fiji Style Chicken Pulao Recipe | How to make Chicken Pulao Fiji Style

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 Ingredients: 1 (4-5 lb) chicken cut into pieces  3 cups basmati rice 1 cup onions, sliced 1 head of garlic, crushed 2 inch ginger, grated/crushed handful of cilantro leaves (plus some more for garnishing)  5-8 chili peppers crushed/grated (or to taste) 1 sprig of curry leaves 2 Indian bay leaves 1 cinnamon stick 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 1 star anise  2.5 tablespoons + 1 tablespoon pulao masala 1 tablespoon hot Fiji masala or garam masala 1/4 cup ghee 3 tablespoons oil (or additional ghee) salt to taste (start with 1 teaspoon and adjust to your liking) 4.5 cups room temperature/cold water  Method: Thoroughly wash your chicken pieces after cutting. Marinate your chicken pieces with 1 tablespoon of pulao masala either overnight or 1-2 hours before cooking. The longer you marinate it, the better! Grind your garlic, ginger, hot peppers, and cilantro to a fine paste.  Wash and soak your rice right before you start cooking -- approximately 30 minutes In a big, heavy bottom pot, add ghee and oi

Pulao Masala Fiji Style | Homemade Palao Masala Recipe | Fijian Pulao Masala Recipe

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  Ingredients:  1 tablespoon cumin seeds 1 tablespoon fennel seeds 1/2 tablespoon black peppercorn 4 star anise 1 whole nutmeg 1 tablespoon whole cardamom pods 2 tablespoon coriander seeds 1 teaspoon cloves 1 tablespoon broken cinnamon sticks (7 inch piece)  4-5 dry chilis 1 mace/javatri (optional) Method: Heat a heavy bottom pan on medium/medium high heat Once pan is hot, add black peppercorn, star anise, whole nutmeg, and whole cardamom pods.  Roast these larger spices for 5-7 minutes stirring frequently to avoid burning the spices or uneven growing.  Add all other spices and roast for an additional 5-6 minutes or until the coriander seeds turn brown. Be sure to keep stirring frequently to avoid burning your spices.  Turn off heat and keep stirring for an additional 2 minutes.  Transfer the spices to a open tray or plate and let cool completely. Once cool, grind the spices into a powder using a spice grinder or coffee grinder. Let spice mix cool completely before storing in an airtig

Jinga Ke Tarkari | Masala Shrimp | Dry Shrimp Curry

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This shrimp dish is so quick and easy yet so satisfying! Growing up we had shrimp quite often as it was readily available on the islands! Now-a-days, I like to cook this at least once a month because its so easy and yet so delicious!  Ingredients: 1 lb/16 oz peeled & deveined shrimp  2 tablespoon oil 1 cup onions, chopped (about 1 large onion) 1 cup tomatoes, chopped (2-3 tomatoes) 1 tablespoon tomato paste 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 8-10 garlic cloves, crushed 1 inch ginger, grated/crushed hot pepper to taste 2-3 sprigs curry leaves 1 teaspoon turmeric powder 1 tablespoon garam/Fiji masala  1/4 cilantro, chopped 1/2 cup water ** adjust as needed salt to taste  Method: Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan on medium to medium high heat. Add onions and cook until soft and golden. You can add a pinch of salt to speed up this process.  Moving the onions aside, add cumin seeds and let splutter/crackle. Add chopped tomatoes and tomato paste and cook until tomatoes are soft, stirring often.  Add gi