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Paneer and Green Peas Korma

  Korma means to braise meat in ghee or oil. There are many kinds of Korma curries in India, and all of them involve using nuts (either almonds, or pistachios, or cashews). My Korma curry using Rupen's Korma Sauce is a moonlight colored coconut, cream, and almond sauce. This curry is mild, and I use the most popular Indian fresh cheese 'Paneer' that is available at an Indian store, and sometimes at high-end grocery stores. Serves: 4  Ingredients  3 Tablespoons ghee or unsalted butter 8 oz Paneer cheese, chopped in 1-inch cubes 1 cup frozen green peas, thawed 1 bottle Rupen's Korma sauce    Instructions  In a medium-sized sauce pot over medium heat, melt ghee or butter. Add paneer, and...

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Grilled Coconut Shrimp

Ingredients 1 lb fresh deveined raw shrimp, 16 count 2 Tablespoons ground paprika 1 teaspoon ground cayenne (use 1/2 teaspoon if you like it less hot) 1 teaspoon ground turmeric 1 teaspoon salt Juice of one large lemon plus lemon zest from the same lemon 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut 1 cup finely chopped cilantro   Instructions Pre-heat oven to 400 F. Take a cookie sheet and spray or apply vegetable oil on it. Set aside. In a mixing bowl, add paprika, cayenne, turmeric, salt, lemon zest and mix. Add lemon juice, make a paste, you may need a couple of tablespoons of water to make a paste. Add shrimp pieces and gently toss. Set aside. In a medium bowl,...

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Okra Coconut Curry

Serves: 4Ingredients4 cups fresh okra (small), ends cut off and sliced horizontally into 2 pieces1 cup red onions, minced3 tablespoons oil1 teaspoon cumin seeds1 tablespoon greek yogurt1 tablespoon ginger garlic paste1/2 cup coconut milk1 teaspoon turmeric powder1/2 teaspoon cayenne powder1 teaspoon mango powder1 tablespoon tamarind paste OR if using concentrate, then 2 drops concentrateSalt to tasteInstructionsHeat a 3 qt saute pan over medium heat. Add oil and when the oil is hot, add cumin seeds and onions, cook for almost 7-8 minutes.Add the rest of the ingredients and cook covered for 15 minutes, stirring every couple of minutes.Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve with rice/ bread.

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Fish wrapped in Green Chutney

Serves: 2Ingredients2 tilapia fillets, each fillet cut in 4 pieces1 whole banana leaf, vein and any torn pieces cut-off1 cup green chutney (please see my green chutney recipe)1 fresh limeInstructionsPre-heat toaster oven at 375 F.Cut your banana leaf in 12" squares.On the glossy side, apply a couple of drops of oil and place 2 pieces of fish on it. Apply chutney liberally and wrap the fishes with the leaf to form a parcel. Use thread or tooth picks to seal ends if needed.Place these parcels on a baking tray and bake for 15 minutes in the oven.Remove from the oven, and open the parcel, squeeze with lime juice and savor fish right from the banana leaf itself. Discard leaf after...

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Coconut Rice Pudding

Coconut Rice Pudding is called Payasam.   For Payasam:1) You make it with Poha, which is a beaten flat rice2) You make it with fresh coconut milk3) You make it with jaggeryIngredients1 cup poha OR 1/2 cup white basmati rice1/4 cup ghee1/2 cup chopped roughly cashew nuts, unsalted preferably1/2 cup raisins1/2 cup roughly chopped almonds1 cup jaggery, preferably South Indian jaggery, OR molasses4 cups light coconut milk1 cup water1 teaspoon cardamom powderInstructionsSoak rice or poha in 1/2 cup water for about an hour.Heat ghee and when the ghee is hot (in a medium size sauce pan over medium heat), add poha/ rice and saute for 3-4 minutes.Add water, coconut milk and jaggery, make sure that jaggery is chopped so its...

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