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Kheer (Indian Rice Pudding)

Kheer comes from the word 'Ksheer ' in Sanskrit which means milk. This rice pudding is a result of slow cooking and requires some patience. It can be served warm in winter and cold in summer. I have seen and tried recipes that make it with nutmeg or saffron. While the basic recipe remains the same, spice will dominate the flavor of this dish. Ingredients4 cups whole milk1⁄4 cup uncooked white basmati rice1⁄2 teaspoon ground cardamom1⁄4 cup chopped unsalted cashews1⁄4 cup green/ golden raisins1⁄2 cup granulated cane sugar1 Tablespoon rose waterA pinch of salt Instructions In a medium THICK BOTTOMED saucepan over medium heat, heat milk and rice. Once the mixture has come to a boil, reduce heat to simmer...

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The Only Chai Latte Recipe You'll Ever Need

‘Masala’ is a spice blend and ‘Chai’ is tea in Hindi. Usually, Masala Chai is only hot in India, and weather does not matter. This recipe is an adaptation of India’s classic drink. For this recipe, I am using a special Indian tea, please follow the associated link. Click here to access the video.     Ingredients 4 cups water 6 teaspoons white granulated sugar OR your choice of sugar 6 teaspoons black loose tea leaves, preferably Wagh Bakri loose tea  Masala (spice blend): 4 green cardamom pods 4 cloves 4 cinnamon sticks 4 black peppercorns  2 inch piece of fresh ginger Instructions Bring water to a boil over high heat. Meanwhile, muddle 'Masala' spices in a mortar pestle or...

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Grilled Tomato over Cafreal Toast

Summer is here, and along with summer come the best tomatoes in the market. Today's post is about making a simple breakfast toast. Cafreal is a green paste that is applied over meat (usually chicken) and cooked over the stovetop. The origin of this green paste is from Africa, and via Portuguese, it made its way to India, specifically Goa. Ingredients 2 slices of sourdough bread 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter 1 summer tomato, such as beef steak, sliced in 1 inch thick pieces 1 Tablespoon olive oil  1/2 teaspoon black pepper, freshly cracked 1/2 teaspoon Maldon sea salt OR Kosher sea salt   Cafreal Paste: 1/3 cup white wine vinegar 1/2 cup cilantro, roughly chopped 1 jalapeno, seeds removed 1 teaspoon sea...

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NASHVILLE, TN - Chauhan's Ale House

CHAUHAN'S ALE HOUSE Location: Nashville, TN Ambiance: Fine Indian Dining, Fusion Indian decor, Family Dining Price Range: Moderately Expensive Seat Availability: Extremely Difficult Parking: Street parking Metro accessible: No Website: https://chauhannashville.com/ Worth it? YES   OVERALL:   If you are seeking Indian food in Nashville, TN, then Chauhan's Ale House is a restaurant that you must visit. I was looking forward to my visit to this place given the hype. Overall, I liked the ambiance and the food, but I did not find it really special, or rather, I was a bit disappointed in the presentation of food and the lack of attention to detail. Serve is good, although they are always crowded, so there is a delay. Good but not great.  ...

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Indian Summer Salad - Koshimbir Raita

Serves: 4 Ingredients  4 Tablespoons olive oil, good quality 2 Tablespoons lemon juice, freshly squeezed 1 teaspoon sea salt 1 teaspoon black pepper, freshly squeezed 1/2 cup freshly chopped cilantro 1 cup whole milk plain Greek yogurt 2 Tablespoons mint, chopped 2 cups cherry tomatoes, each tomato cut in half 2 cups peeled, diced English cucumber Instructions In a medium-size mixing bowl, add oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, cilantro, and yogurt. Mix. Add mint, tomatoes, and cucumber. Toss. Serve. Note: If you are serving this salad after a few hours, then do not mix in the vegetables until you are ready to serve. Salt will make vegetables ooze their liquid, so it is better to add the vegetables right before serving.

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