Butter-soft Eggplant Wedges
Feb07

Butter-soft Eggplant Wedges

Ingredients: • Turmeric – 1½ tbsp • Salt – 1½ tbsp • Water – 3 tbsp • Baby white or purple eggplants  – 8-10 (about 1¼ pounds/570g) or 1 medium-sized eggplant (about 1¼ pound/570 g), • Ghee or olive oil for frying. Preparation: 1. Combine the turmeric, salt and water in a bowl. Cut small eggplants in half, or cut larger ones into wedges roughly 2½ inches (6.5 cm) long and 1½ inches (4 cm) wide. Toss the...

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Cubed Potatoes with Fresh Fenugreek
Feb04

Cubed Potatoes with Fresh Fenugreek

Ingredients: • Medium-sized waxy red, New potatoes or walnut-sized baby reds – 1½ pounds (685g) • Mustard oil, peanut oil or ghee – 5 tbsp • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp • Black mustard seeds – 1 tsp • Chopped fenugreek greens or leaf spinach, (washed and trimmed) – 1½ cups • Paprika or cayenne pepper – ¼ tsp • Turmeric – ½ tsp • Salt – 1 tsp • Garam masala – 1 tsp • Lemon or lime juice...

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Crusty North Indian Masala Potatoes with Cashews
Feb03

Crusty North Indian Masala Potatoes with Cashews

Ingredients: • Ghee or oil – 2 tbsp • Minced fresh ginger – 1 tbsp • Minced seeded green chilies  – 1 tbsp • Black mustard seeds – 1 tsp • Handful fresh curry leaves • Just tender, cooked, peeled potatoes, diced – 750g • Fresh ground coriander powder – 1 tsp • Fresh ground cumin powder – ½ tsp • Chat masala – ½ tsp • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp • Salt – ½ tsp • Lemon juice...

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Fried Chickpeas
Feb02

Fried Chickpeas

Ingredients: • Chickpeas, soaked overnight, then simmered until tender – 1 cup • Ghee – 1 tbsp • Fresh ginger, grated – 2-3 tbsp • Mustard seeds – 1 tsp • Black pepper, ground – 1/4 tsp • Hing – 1/8 tsp • Turmeric – 1/2 tsp • Fenugreek seeds – 1/4 tsp • Celery, chopped – 1 • Salt as desired • Lemon juice (optional) Preparation: 1. Bring the chickpeas to a boil and then simmer until...

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North Indian Curried Cauliflower and Potatoes
Jan30

North Indian Curried Cauliflower and Potatoes

  Ingredients: • Ghee or oil – 1/4 cup • Black mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp • Minced fresh ginger – 1 tsp • Hot green chilies, seeded and chopped – 2 • Medium potatoes, cut into 1 1/4 cm (1/2-inch) cubes – 3 • Medium cauliflower, cut into small flowerets – 1 • Medium tomatoes blanched, peeled, and diced – 2 • Turmeric – 1/2 tsp • Garam masala – 1/2 tsp...

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Mashed Potato Balls with Horseradish
Jan28

Mashed Potato Balls with Horseradish

Horseradish, a pungent tap root, is used primarily in Bengali and orissan cuisines, though occasionally elsewhere. You can find the roots at Oriental and Indian grocery stores and some times even in supermarkets. Peel off the brownish skin and finely grate the outer part; discard the  tough woody core. Since you are likely to use only a little at a time, you can freeze the unused portion in plastic bags for up to two months. At room...

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