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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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Orange and Star Anise Rice (Shirin Polo)

When Persia traded with India in 1700-1800 AD, this recipe became part of Indian cuisine. The influence of Persia can be seen in this recipe with the addition of almonds and pistachios, whereas spices and white basmati rice from India found a place in this delectable dish! Ingredients 1 Tablespoon ghee 1/2 cup grated carrots 1/4 teaspoon sea salt 1/4 cup slivered almonds 1/4 cup golden/green raisins 1/4 cup chopped pistachios 1 teaspoon granulated sugar 1/8th teaspoon ground star anise OR saffron 1 orange, zested and juiced 2 cups cooked white basmati rice 4 Tablespoons chopped cilantro   Instructions In a non-stick pan over medium heat, melt ghee. Add carrots, sea salt, almonds, raisins, pistachios, sugar, and star anise. Saute...

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Vermicelli Pudding (Ksheer Kurma)

'Ksheer' in the Sanskrit language is 'milk' and 'Kurma' in Persian is dates. The last Mogul Emperor of India (Bahadur Shah Zafar) used to love this dish. His son had him killed and before he got executed, he requested for this dish being made for him. The dark color of Medjool dates in a sea of milk provides a wonderful contrast in this sweet dish! Ingredients: 2 cups whole milk 1 Tablespoon ghee OR clarified butter 1/2 cup vermicelli pasta 1/4 teaspoon sea salt 1/2 cup slivered almonds 1/4 cup cane sugar 1/4 teaspoon saffron strands 1/2 cup pitted, chopped Medjool dates 1/2 cup black raisins   Instructions: Bring whole milk to a boil. Set aside. In a medium saucepan...

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Kedgeree (Fish, Eggs, & Rice Breakfast Dish)

Kedgeree is a gently spiced Anglo Indian dish made with fish, eggs, and rice. The original dish is the classic Indian lentil and rice dish called Khichari. Khichari is soul food in India, whether you are sick or you have an upset stomach, or it is an auspicious occasion, khichari is prepared and eaten. Kedgeree, on the other hand, is a breakfast dish in Britain. Serves: 3-4 Ingredients 8 cups water 1 cup white basmati rice 2 eggs 2 teaspoons salt 1/2 lb tuna fish, skin removed and chopped in 1-inch cubes OR 1/2 lb canned tuna fish, roughly chopped 3 Tablespoons coconut oil 1 cup white onion, finely chopped 1 jalapeno, stem removed, minced 1 Tablespoon ground ginger 1 Tablespoon...

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My Chicken Tikka Masala

Tikka is a boneless piece of meat. Masala is a sauce. Hence, Chicken Tikka Masala is boneless pieces of chicken in a sauce :) Chicken Tikka Masala is a British national dish. It is NOT an Indian dish. The mother dish of Chicken Tikka Masala is Butter Chicken. Chicken Tikka Masala, in a nutshell, is a combination of butter chicken sauce, boneless chicken, and curry sauce spices.

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