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Curry Broccoli

Honestly, anything tastes 10x better when you bake it. Broccoli is no exception and is probably the best and easiest thing to bake. This recipe is pretty simple with only a few ingredients and can be prepared in a pinch for lunch or a quick side dish for dinner. Ingredients 1 Tablespoon curry powder 1 teaspoon of sea salt 2 Tablespoons olive oil 1 lb broccoli, broken into similar sized florets, preferably 2-inch florets   Instructions Pre-heat oven at 350 F. Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl, add curry powder, sea salt, and olive oil. Mix. Add broccoli florets and mix using your fingers so that all of the florets are coated with the mixture. Place the florets on a...

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Grilled Chicken and Mango Sandwich

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/RupenDC  Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/rupenrao YouTube link to this recipe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltv5quAtI9k I had this sandwich in Dijon, France. I have been in love with this sandwich, and our line of chutney is coming out soon, and the first one will be Mango Chutney! It is a perfect combination of sweetness and sourness from the mangoes and just a little spice from the chutney that makes this sandwich special.  Ingredients 2 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless 2 Tablespoons olive oil and a little extra to brush the grill 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, freshly cracked 1 teaspoon of sea salt   4 slices brioche or any bread that you prefer 1 yellow mango, peeled and cut in thin slices 2 Tablespoons mango chutney,...

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Roasted Eggplant Dip

    Ingredients 2 medium size eggplants4 Tablespoons mustard/olive oil2 cups red heirloom tomatoes, chopped1 ½ inch fresh ginger, grated2 Tablespoons chopped cilantro1 jalapeno, finely choppedSalt to taste   Instructions Place one eggplant over a medium heat GAS burner (yes, directly over the burner). Roast for 3 minutes. Use a pair of tongs and turn the eggplant every 3 minutes, cooking all 4 sides of the eggplant. This should take about 12 minutes, for smaller eggplants, it may take about 10 minutes. Place the eggplant on a plate and let it cool for 20 minutes. Repeat the same process with the second eggplant. NOTE: If the eggplant has not cooked completely or has been punctured, then you may have to finish cooking it in the...

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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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Garlic Infused Red Lentils

Serves: 4 Ingredients  1 cup red lentils, rinsed once in cold running water and set aside Seasoning: 2 Tablespoons ghee/clarified butter 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 1 1/2 peeled chopped garlic 1 jalapeno, seeds and vein removed, and diced 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric 1 cup Roma tomatoes, chopped 1 teaspoon sea salt 1/4 cup chopped cilantro, for garnish Instructions  Once the lentils are rinsed, soak in 2 cups water for one hour. In a medium sauce pot over medium heat, melt ghee. When the ghee has melted, add cumin seeds and saute for a minute. Add garlic and jalapeno, and saute for a minute. Add turmeric, saute for 30 seconds, and then add tomatoes. Add lentils along with the water in which...

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