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Coconut Shrimp Curry

November 15, 2020

Three reasons this Coconut Shrimp Curry should be in your dinner rotation.

  1.  Makes an excellent introduction to Indian food
  2.  If you’re like me and forget to thaw out meat for the evening, shrimp thaws incredibly fast
  3.  You can make this dish in less than 25 minutes

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Beverage

Fiji Masala Chai

October 18, 2020

Thank you for visiting Savoring Fiji. This was one of the first recipes posted on this site. I can guarantee whenever you visit any Indian home, almost always you are offered a cup of chai, whether it be morning, noon or night.  It’s more than just a cup of tea, Chai ‘s comforting warmth brings a homey atmosphere connecting both the house guests and the hosts. It’s also a recipe that changes and fluctuates with each new drinker. No matter how you take your chai, decaf, milky, spicy or sweet, this drink recipe can be personalized for everyone.

My first iteration of this recipe involved a lot more milk. My Aruna Mosi helped walk me through a lighter less milkier version of this recipe. The recipe below calls for canned carnation milk, however in Fiji traditionally milk powder was used. You can choose to use any type of milk you’d like.

I believe chai is just like roti in the sense that you only perfect it when you make it all the time. My Aruna Mosi’s chai is the same delicious cup every time, mine however has “too much ginger, need more sugar, did you add the milk” – type of days! haha.

Join me, make a cup of chai and let’s get started with Savoring Fiji!

Thank you to my one and only mosi, for teaching me this recipe. 

Lunch Main Dishes

Kaddu (Pumpkin) Curry

October 17, 2020

I have to be honest, when I was a child Kaddu was something I avoided in our home. It just seemed boring and was also a vegetable, so it was definitely on the no-go list. As I’ve gotten older it’s become something I really look forward to. Between my dad and my uncle’s gardens there is always a wealth of butternut squash to be shared toward the end of the summer months. It seems so rewarding to grown your own squash, cook it and feed your family with it. Even as an adult, I always ask my dad to peel and cut the butternut squash. It just seemed like so much work and I was quite intimidating. Eventually I just had to suck it up and figure it out on my own. It doesn’t really matter how you get to the diced squash, just as long as you do right? If you are a perfectionist – this is a great tutorial on how to cut a butternut squash.  

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