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Chickpeas cooked in Cilantro sauce

IngredientsFor Blender:1 bunch roughly chopped cilantro, including the stalk1 teaspoon cumin powder1 teaspoon coriander powder1 teaspoon turmeric powder1/2 jalapeno1 teaspoon salt1 tablespoon lemon juiceBlend the above ingredients with 1/2 cup of water, adding 1/3rd cilantro every time along with other ingredients. Make a smooth chutney that is not very runny.Meanwhile, prepare the chickpeas base.Ingredients1.5 cups cooked chickpeas1 teaspoon ghee1/2 cup finely chopped red onion1/2 teaspoon garlic, chopped1/2 teaspoon ginger, chopped1 teaspoon mango powderInstructionsHeat ghee in a 3 qt saute pan over medium heat. When the ghee is hot, add red onion and saute for 5 minutes, stirring every minute.Add ginger, garlic and cook for another 2-3 minutes.Add garam masala powder and chickpeas, mix. Add mango powder and mix again.Add chutney...

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Egg Biryani

Biryani is a rice that is layered, flavored and contains a ton of ingredients. You may learn more about Biryani online. Biryani takes a long time and some prep work to make the fish, but it is all worth it.Serves: 41) PREPARE EGG MASALAIngredients6 eggs, boiled, cooled, shelled, cut in half, yolk removed and set aside1 large red onion, thinly sliced1 cinnamon stick4 cloves4 cardamoms2 dried bay leaves 3 tablespoons gheeHandful cashew nutsHandful raisins1 tablespoon curry powder1 tablespoon garam masala1 teaspoon saltIn a small fry pan over medium heat, heat ghee and saute whole spices for a couple of minutes. Then add onions and cook onions until they caramelize, this may take about 20 minutes. Add nuts and saute for...

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Bengal Lentils

Back to lentils, this is the no.1 lentil recipe of Bengal, I have been told. In March of last year, we had the no.1 chef of India visit DC, and I had the opportunity to eat food cooked by him. When I tasted this lentil dish prepared by his team, it was exactly how I make it at home. I felt so good that day, really really good :) It was more like a compliment to myself. I wish I was able to work with him for years, and I just hope that I keep doing a good job at something that I love the most...FOOD.Serves: 4Ingredients1 cup split yellow peas (chana dal), soaked in 2 cups water overnight2 tablespoons...

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Tapioca Fritters (Sabudana Wada)

Tapioca is a starch from a palm tree, hence it is a good substitute for rice, especially when we Indians fast, we do not eat lentils or grains, and this is eaten all over the country.Note: Trick is to only soak Tapioca for 1 hour or so, not more than that, or else it will crumble.Ingredients1 cup Tapioca, soaked in 2 cups water for an hour, then drained1/2 cup peanuts, crushed partially3 cups Idaho potatoes, boiled, peeled and mashed1/2 jalapeno, finely chopped1 teaspoon salt1 tablespoon lemon juice2 tablespoon chopped cilantroPeanut oil to deep-fryInstructionsIn a mixing bowl, add all ingredients except oil and mix well.Heat oil at 375 F. Meanwhile, make small balls and keep aside.Fry in small batches, until golden-brown...

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