Parsi Dhansak Recipe – in an Instant Pot aka Pressure Cooker

(Also spelt as  Dhansaak, Dhanshak,  Dhunsak, Thansak) Vegetarians can leave the meat out and make the dal, it comes out very good. Parsi Dhansak Recipe: Parsi Dhansak for the good times by Rita Ingredients For the Dhansak dal: 1 lb Chicken skinned and washed. (or Lamb, Goat Meat. Vegetarians can leave the meat out and […]

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Bhuna Kheema

From Punjab! In India this meat dish is a staple in Punjabi homes. INGREDIENTS 500 gm minced meat 1 tbsp oil (prefer canola oil, but any oil is fine. Usually peanut oil is used in India) 2 tsp cumin seeds 500 gm onions-grated 1 tsp ginger paste 1 tsp garlic paste 1 cup tomato puree […]

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MURG RASEDAAR

MURG RASEDAAR

MURG RASEDAAR INGREDIENTS : 1 kg chicken-skinned and cut into pieces 1/4 cup oil 1 tsp garlic paste 2 cups grated onions 1/2 cup grated tomatoes 1/2 cup yoghurt 2 tsp garam masala salt to taste 1/2 tsp turmeric 2 tbsp coriander powder 1 tsp chilli powder 2 tbsp chopped coriander leavesMETHOD: Heat the oil […]

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CHICKEN SALAD

CHICKEN SALAD

INGREDIENTS 1 kg chicken-boneless, cooked and diced 1/4 cup mayonnaise sauce 2 tbsp cream 1/4 cup cabbage-chopped 2 tbsp tomato ketchup 1 tsp chilli sauce lettuce leaves spring onions-for garnish   METHOD When the chicken is cold, mix together with the rest of the ingredients, except the lettuce leaves. Arrange the lettuce leaves on a […]

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Khurshid Mehta: Turkey Kebabs (little meatballs)

Recently  I met Khurshid Mehta in New York and she is as strong as ever. Khurshid is training to be a Mobedyar. Go Khurshid ! Anna Francese Gass runs a website “Heirloom Kitchen” where she chronicles her cooking escapades with grandmothers. One such grandmother she cooked with is Khurshid Mehta of New York. Anna writes… […]

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Seekh Kebab

Ingredients 1 lb Turkey or Chicken minced 2 Eggs 1 tbsp. Cumin (Jeera) powder 1 tsp Red chili powder 1 tsp White pepper powder Salt to taste Vegetable oil 4 tsp 4 tbsp. Cashew nuts(pounded) 5 tbsp Gram flour (besan) 2 tbsp. Ginger, Garlic each (finely chopped) 4 tsp Onions(chopped) 5 tbsp. Green coriander(chopped) 1 […]

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MURG-E-KALMI

Murg e Kalmi

Murg is the indian hindi word for chicken. INGREDIENTS : 1 kg chicken-skinned and cut into 8-10 pieces 1 tsp ginger paste 1 tsp garlic paste salt to taste 1 cup yoghurt-placed in a colander to drain out excess water 2 cloves 1/2 tsp cinnamon-broken, roasted and powdered 1/2 tsp black cumin seeds-roasted and powdered […]

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Lamb / Goat Trotters with Black Eyed Peas -Chora ma Khariya

by Farhad B Billimoria. Hope you and your readers enjoy. It has been in my family for over a hundred years with slight variations but has been enjoyed thoroughly over the decades. My mother passed away about 3 yrs ago but her culinary tradition continues. It is on the spicier side but very tasty. Best […]

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Khorshed Masi’s  Junglee Palav / Dill (Suva Ni Bhaji) no Palav

by Shirin Engineer Ingredients: I pound Mutton (Goat meat) (if Goat meat is not available then Lamb or Beef can be substituted) 2 potatoes (unpeeled) washed and cut into roughly 1 – 2 inch pieces. 2 cups of Basmati Rice I medium red Onion I bunch of cilantro destemmed and cleaned 1 bunch of Dill […]

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Berry Pulao

Prep Time: 30 minutes Cooking Time:30 minutes Yield: Serves 6 Ingredients: 3 lbs Chicken, Lamb, Goat meat or Mutton 1 teaspoon ginger paste 1 teaspoon garlic paste 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder (cayenne pepper) 1 teaspoon dhana-jeera powder (coriander-cumin) 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1/2 cup milk 2 generous pinches of saffron 1/3 cup dried barberries […]

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Vindaloo Flank Steak

by Meherwan Irani In India, this fiery curry is often served with chicken, lamb or vegetables. Atlanta chef Meherwan Irani turns it into a thick paste to marinate steak. The meat is terrific on its own or served with naan. INGREDIENTS 8 dried guajillo chiles, stemmed and wiped clean 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 1 teaspoon […]

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Mahivallah

Chicken Mahivalla / Chicken in Cream

A Parsi Baked Dish Chicken Mahivalla / Chicken in Cream INGREDIENTS 200 grms almonds, blanch, slice and fried 200 grms raisins 750 grms onions, slice fine, fry golden brown 12 green chilies, finely chopped 225 grms double cream or malai 1 large bunch coriander leaves, cleaned and chopped 12 eggs 1 whole chicken 1 onion, […]

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Parsi Mutton Cutlets

Aditya Bal whips up his version of the Parsi mutton cutlets. They are succulent and delicious.           Ingredients 250 gm mutton mince 1 tsp ginger paste 1 tsp garlic paste 1 green chilli, coarsely ground 1/2 tsp turmeric 1 tsp red chilli powder 1/2 tsp clove-cinnamon powder 2 Tbsp potatoes, boiled […]

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80 Biryanis around the world

Best Biriyani Around the world and its Origin Biryani was originated in Iran (Persia) and it was brought to South Asia by Iranian travelers and merchants. Local variants of this dish are popular not only in South Asia but also in Arabia and within various South Asian communities in Western countries. The spices and condiments […]

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Chili Soup

Hot soup for the cold winter days. Chili Soup Ingredients: 1 pound extra-lean ground beef 1/2 cup chopped onion 2 large tomatoes (or 2 cups canned, unsalted tomatoes) 4 cups canned kidney beans, rinsed and drained 1 cup chopped celery 1 teaspoon sugar 1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder or to taste Water, as desired 2 […]

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