Glossary C

The food glossary +++ 'Cheese', 'Cendol', 'Chotlo'

Chicken Roast is one of the foods from Kerala, India made from pieces of chicken cooked with lots of spices and curry leaves with tomatoes and cooked until almost dry but with a liitle sauce left. 

 

Food from Kerala, India: Chicken Roast.
Food from Kerala, India: Chicken Roast.

- Food from Kerala, India: Carrot and Achinga Payar (Pacha Payar) Mezhukkupuratti / Carrot and Long Beans Stir Fry :
Carrot and Achinga Payar  (Pacha Payar) Mezhukkupuratti / Carrot and Long Beans Stir Fry
Carrot and Achinga Payar (Pacha Payar) Mezhukkupuratti / Carrot and Long Beans Stir Fry

- Caprese (Salad) :

Caprese refers to the popular salad from Italy made from three (3)  main ingredients: fresh tomatoes, mozzarella cheese and fresh basil leaves with just a drizzle of salt and olive oil. 

Caprese is also known as Caprese Salad and Salata Caprese in Italian.

Caprese is now prepared and served in various ways, but the 3 main ingredients are still the same. Some are prepared like Kabobs, the trio of cherry tomatoes, mini Mozzarella cheese and fresh leaves of basil are skewered in bamboo sticks/skewers and turn into finger foods. Mini Mozzarella cheese and cherry tomatoes are now available in many supermarkets. 

Below is a picture of my Caprese  Salad Kabobs. I made this for our family reunion for the blessing of our new house in Bremen, Germany

 

 

 

Other various ways, Caprese is prepared is shown in the pictures below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cream Puff refers to a hollow round crisp choux pastry which  is split in half, then filled with a loads  of whipped cream or vanilla pudding or custard. They are usually topped with melted chocolate.

Cream Puff is also called Profiterole or Choux à la crème or Choux Chantilly. It is one of the beloved and iconic pastry in France.

 

I will always remember this pastry as my Ninang Letty Mercado (my Godmother) used to buy some pieces everytime it was my birthday when I was a small girl together with a newly sewed dress. I always celebrated my birthday with her and she had Cream Puffs for me all the time. It was a real treat for me as a child. The version that she always gave me was with melted caramel on top

Confetti refers to sugar-coated Jordan almonds. These tasty, colorful treats are transformed (using silk, plastic, colored paper, wire, and other accessories) into flowers, blossoms, exotic

Cacao refers to the tropical, evergreen cacao tree is cultivated for its seeds (also called beans), from which cocoa butter, chocolate and cocoa powder are produced.