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White Poppy Seed Paste

One of the questions that I recently came across on my website as HOW TO MAKE WHITE POPPY SEED PASTE?   White Poppy Seed paste is used in exotic rich Indian food. Bengali cooking also uses white poppy seed paste, but for the most part, it is the influence of Mughals that brought the use of white poppy seeds to India. Here is a simple suggestion...   Take1/4 cup white poppy seeds and soak it in 1/2 cup water for 2 hours. In a blender or a food chopper (not a food processor), make a paste of poppy seeds with the water in which it was soaked. If needed, add 1/4 cup extra water. Poppy seed paste is now ready to...

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Chicken Curry w/ Lentils

This is a classic curry that I prepared in my newly acquired toy – SLOW COOKER  I put all the ingredients in the slow cooker and cooked it for 10 hours, although I think 8 hours would have been sufficient but I was fast asleep as the curry was being cooked overnight.This is a Bengali recipe, and is called Cholar Daler Murgi. This curry has lentils, mangoes and chicken. How can one go wrong with it?   Ingredients 1 cup Chana dal, chick pea lentils6 chicken thighs, boneless skinless and cut in half1 cup minced red onion3 tablespoons mustard oil1 tablespoon ginger garlic paste1 cup chopped raw mango1 cup chopped Roma tomato 3 tablespoons RUPEN’S CURRY MIX OR 2 tablespoons curry...

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