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Jackfruit Curry (Fiji Style Khatar)

February 26, 2022
Fiji Style Khatar | Jackfruit Curry

Is it a vegetable? Is it meat? Nope – its fruit! A tropical fruit that grows  on the trees throughout Fiji and other tropical countries. When I was younger I’d see my parents get a whole fresh jackfruit from the Asian markets and it was the most intimidating thing I’d ever seen. I refused to eat it because I couldn’t imagine it tasting good.  Here I am in my thirties now posting about how much I love a food I once refused to eat. In fact a part of me is still intimated by the spikey nature of this fruit, that I  opt for the canned or frozen version of jackfruit.

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Appetizers

Tin Mutton Rice Paper Dumplings

February 26, 2022
Corned Mutton

Tin mutton also known as Corned Mutton curry was a quick and easy meal that my family always made when I was growing up. It could be a curry with a nice sauce or it could be a dryer fried curry. My dad would use tin mutton as a filling when he made samosas and it was my absolute favorite.  So  I figured why not turn these tin mutton samosas into Rice Paper Dumplings?!

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Main Dishes Side Dishes

Instant Pot Fiji Style Dhal

June 28, 2021

When I was younger, dhal was a weekly staple in our home. I remember my mom feeding me at a young age. She would mix rice, butter and dhal with her hands and form a little fistful of dhal bhat.  (bhat = rice). To this day, this is a flavor that I will never forget. It’s a meal I will never forget. It’s a memory that I will always have of my mom. Eating from her hands.

As an adult, I’ve realized how versatile dhal can be. It’s been a great way to introduce spices to my babies. It’s been a great side dish to any fry meats or vegetables but also a main dish for my vegetarian daughter. Making this recipe in an instant pot  makes life so much easier, especially because I always forget to soak my lentils overnight.

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