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Naan

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This yeast-risen bread should be cooked in a clay oven called a tandoor, which is why it is often called tandoori naan. However, it is still worth trying in a conventional griller or oven.

Makes 8.

Ingredients

Roti Stuffed with Spicy Potato (Aloo Roti)

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The potatoes for the filling retain a floury texture when cooked in the skins before peeling. You may prefer to use a cooked and mashed vegetable other than potato. The rotis are quite filling and make a good sandwich substitute for lunch served with a beetroot raita and one of the chutneys. Roti is a generic name for unleavened bread.

These quantities will make 8 rotis. Allow 1 hour or more resting time for the dough.

Ingredients

Cornmeal Roti

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These discs of flat bread have a warm yellow color and slightly sweet flavor, and stay moist and pliable after cooking. The type of cornmeal to use is a very finely ground yellow cornmeal usually available in Indian grocers and not the coarser Italian type sold as polenta.

Makes 8-10.

Ingredients

Chapati

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Ingredients

375 g/12 oz/3 cups atta flour or roti flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon ghee or oil
250 ml/8 fl oz/1 cup lukewarm water

Directions

Omelette Curry

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Ingredients

6 eggs
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh dill
1 tablespoon ghee or oil
2 fresh chillies, chopped
2 spring onions (scallions), finely sliced

Fresh Cheese in Saffron Sauce

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Serves 4.

Ingredients

375 g/12 oz panir or 1 block ricotta cheese
2 tablespoons ghee
2 tablespoons oil
1 medium onion, finely chopped
500 g/1 lb ripe tomatoes, peeled and chopped
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 teaspoon chilli powder
3 whole cloves
3 cardamom pods, bruised
1 teaspoon sugar or to taste
1/4 teaspoon saffron strands


Directions

Deep-Fried Crisps (Sev, Murukku)

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Ingredients

250 g/8 oz/2 cups besan (chick pea flour)
125 g/4 oz/1 cup ground rice
2 teaspoons garam masala 2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon ajowan seeds
1 teaspoon cumin seeds, lightly crushed
1 teaspoon chilli powder (optional)
4 tablespoons melted ghee approx. 250 ml/8 fl oz/1 cup water

Directions

Cheese Koftas

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Only home-made cheese is suitable for this recipe (cottage cheese, farm cheese and ricotta cheese don't work).

Serves 4-6.

Ingredients

Barbecued Fish (Northern India)

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Serves 4.

Ingredients

1 whole fish, about 1 kg/2 lb
coarse salt
2 teaspoons crushed garlic
2 teaspoons finely grated fresh ginger
11/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon chilli powder
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
2 teaspoons paprika
2 tablespoons lemon juice
3 tablespoons melted ghee
2 teaspoons garam masala

Directions

Tomato Oil Pickle (Tamatar Kasundi)

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Ingredients

2 tablespoons black mustard seeds
500 ml/1 pint/2 cups malt vinegar
250 g/8 oz fresh ginger
20 large cloves garlic, peeled
30 fresh chillies, red or green
2.5 kg/5 lb firm ripe tomatoes
500 ml/1 pint/2 cups vegetable oil
2 tablespoons ground turmeric
6 tablespoons ground cumin
2 tablespoons chilli powder or to taste
375 g/12 oz/1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons salt or to taste

Directions