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This Fall, Surprise Your Loved Ones With This Algerian Chicken & Olives Stew

I learned thisĀ Chicken, Lemon, and Olives in Tagine recipeĀ from my dear friend Shaliha, who lives in Dijon, France. I paid a visit to her this summer. Her parents are from Algeria, and this is her mom's recipe. A spice blend in this recipe is her mom's creation, and I have attempted to make my version of the spice blend.

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Kerala Chicken Stew

Kerala (meaning, land of coconuts) is a south Indian state known for its beautiful pristine beaches and backwaters. Seafood and coconut based recipes are plenty in Kerala. Most of the inhabitants of Kerala are Christian, and eating meat is prevalent in this region. This recipe reminds me of Chicken Pot Pie, which is my favorite American entree. This recipe is one of the easy stews from Kerala. I make this recipe with regular organic coconut milk. Thai Kitchen is the best brand of coconut milk, or Trader Joe's organic coconut milk is a close substitute. You can change the vegetables based upon what you have in the refrigerator. If you want to substitute chicken, then red meat or pork works...

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Rajasthan Lamb Curry

Today I was teaching a cooking class at a corporate event, and I had this lamb curry on my menu. Although this curry takes 90 minutes to cook/stew, it was worth the wait. The dish is from Rajasthan, it is a state which is entirely a desert. Food cooked from local ingredients is devoid of root vegetables and mostly, no meat. Ingredients 2 lbs lamb shoulder, cubed in 2 inch pieces – preferably boneless2 tbsps finely chopped garlic1 cup plain full fat yogurt2 dry bay leaves6 green cardamoms1 cinnamon stick, broken into two1 large red onion, thinly sliced 4 tbsps ghee 2 tablespoons RUPEN’S CURRY MIX OR 2 tbsps curry powder 2 tbsps paprika powder1 tsp cayenne powder2 tbsps chopped...

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