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Chicken in Pistachio Sauce (Pista Murg)

Persian and Indian trade saw the introduction of these Kermit the frog colored nutty pistachios into Indian cuisine. Korma is to braise meat in fat. You will usually find that Korma is either red curry color, or white, but in this unique dish, I make korma with pistachios and that gives it a unique green color. Found in recipe books dating 1700 AD, this is an old recipe. Ingredients   Chicken Marinade: 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, chopped in 2-inch cubes 1 Tablespoon garlic, minced 1 Tablespoon ginger, minced 1 Tablespoon jalapeno, minced 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt 1 teaspoon of sea salt 4 Tablespoons ghee   Pistachio Sauce: 1/2 cup white onion, roughly chopped 1/2 cup heavy whipping...

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Valentine's Day - Saffron Creme Brulee

  A French classic dessert, Creme brulee translates to ‘burnt cream’ and is a custard topped with caramelized sugar. Although traditionally, it is made with vanilla bean, I enjoy various versions of creme brulee, and one of my versions includes infusing creme brulee with the warm scented flavor of saffron, and a hint of cardamom.. The first time I had this creme brulee, it was at Taj hotel in Mumbai, India. I have always been a fan of creme brulee, and this was an interesting twist. As time does its magic, the deep golden color of saffron beautifully infuses into the creme brulee. Saffron is a warm spice, and is an aphrodisiac, so this is a perfect recipe for your...

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