Sharing Indian Cooking Recipes
27 Apr 07
Masala Chai SUBMITTED BY: JP001 "This chai tea is hot, spicy, and has a hint of the exotic...gotta love it!" INGREDIENTS 1 cup water 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar 1 whole cardamom pod 1 whole clove 2 black peppercorns 3 teaspoons black tea leaves 1/2 cup warm milk DIRECTIONS Combine the water and sugar in a small saucepan, and bring to a boil. Add the cardamom pod, clove, peppercorns and tea leaves. Remove from heat, and let the mixture steep for 2 to 3 minutes. Strain into a cup, and fill cup the rest of the way with milk. Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Gobi Masala (Cauliflower Curry) SUBMITTED BY: Natasha Heran "You've probably heard of Chicken curry; well this is almost the same thing but with a twist. Instead of chicken use cauliflower!! Serve over rice." INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons coconut cream 5 tablespoons milk 1 tablespoon tamarind pulp 2 tablespoons boiling water 1 tablespoon chickpea flour 1/2 teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon coriander seed 1 head cauliflower, broken into small florets 1 teaspoon mustard seed 2 tablespoons vegetable oil for frying salt to taste DIRECTIONS Dissolve the coconut cream in 5 tablespoons milk. Soak the tamarind in 2 tablespoons boiling water, 5 to 10 minutes. Squeeze the husk and discard the tamarind piece, save the water. Combine the tamarind water with the flour, chili powder and coriander in a mixing bowl, mix well. Add the cauliflower and coconut milk, stir until cauliflower is coated. Heat oil in a saucepan. Place the mustard seeds in the oil, when they start popping add the cauliflower mixture. Cover with a lid and simmer until cauliflower is tender, stir occasionally. Bombay Chicken and Rice SUBMITTED BY: Christine Johnson "Chicken parts are brushed with a butter and curry mixture and baked in a mixture of rice, seasonings and dried fruit." INGREDIENTS 1 cup uncooked long-grain white rice 6 ounces diced dried mixed fruit 1/2 cup chopped onion 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar 1 teaspoon salt 2 cups water 1 (3 pound) chicken, cut into pieces 2 tablespoons butter, melted 4 teaspoons curry powder, divided 1/2 teaspoon paprika DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). In a 9x13 inch baking pan, mix rice, fruit, onion, sugar and salt. Pour in water. Arrange chicken parts over the rice mixture. In a small bowl, mix butter, curry powder and paprika. Brush butter mixture over chicken pieces. Cover pan tightly with aluminum foil. Bake 1 hour in the preheated oven, until chicken juices run clear and rice is tender.