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Masoor Daal Pulao

28 Mar

How to prepare #Masoor #Daal #Pulao (rice with spicy red #lentils soup):

1 cup basmati rice, rinsed and then soaked in water for 10 minutes
1/2 cup red lentil (masoor daal)
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium tomato or 1/2 cup tomato sauce
1 bay leaf
3 cloves
2 cardamom
2 chillies, thinly sliced
ginger, peeled and grated
1 tsp garam masala
1 tsp e.v. olive oil (or butter)
Salt to taste


Put 1 tsp oil in a skillet and sauté cumin, bay leaf, cloves, cardamom, chillies, ginger, onion and salt.
Once the onion get transparent, add tomato, a pinch of turmeric and garam masala, let cook for another 2 minutes.
Add the lentils, 2 cups of water (or vegetable stock) and bring to boil. Cook for 20 mins.
In an another pan, cook the rice in boiling water, when ready put it a large dish with the lentils aside and garnish with cilantro, ghee and lemon (last three are optional).



Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe

16 Nov
Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe (4 serving):
Preparing this delicious Indian Cuisine recipe is a two step process.

First step: Marinade.

In a large bowl, combine: 
250 ml of yogurt, 
2 teaspoons of ground cumin, 
1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, 
2 teaspoon of ground cayenne pepper, 
2 teaspoons freshly ground black/mixed pepper, 
2 tablespoon ground ginger, 
1 tablespoon of lemon juice, 
2 teaspoons of salt. 

Use 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces, put them into the marinade, cover, and refrigerate for at least 2 hour (better for 8 hours). 

Second step: Cooking.

Lightly oil a grill, and grill chicken, after having discarded the marinade, for about 10 minutes, turning frequently.
Melt 1 tablespoon of non salted butter in a large skillet over medium heat, adding: 
1 small peeled and minced onion, 
1 minced clove of garlic
1 minced jalapeno pepper
2 teaspoons of cumin 
1 teaspoon of hot red paprika; 
don’t let them get brown. 

Add 1 bottle (750 ml) of tomato sauce and 250 ml of yogurt. 
Boil at very low heat for 20 minutes. 
Add grilled chicken, and cook for 10 minutes more.

Just before serving, add chopped coriander leaves.
Serve with fluffy boiled rice and a mixed salad.

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