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Thai Masaman Curry Paste

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Tamarind Chatni

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3 tablespoons dried tamarind pulp
250 ml/8 fl oz/1 cup hot water
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons jaggery or brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground fennel
2 teaspoons finely grated fresh ginger
pinch chilli powder (optional)
lime or lemon juice to taste

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Milagai Podi

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Also called idli podi, paruppu podi, dhal powder or 'gun powder', this crunchy spice mixture is stored in an airtight jar. When required, a spoonful or two may be mixed with melted ghee and used like a chatni. This can be sprinkled on bread and butter, either crusty Western style loaves or flat Middle Eastern bread.

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Indian Curry Powder

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If it is kept airtight and out of direct sunlight, this curry powder should retain its fragrance for a few months.

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10 tablespoons coriander seeds
5 tablespoons cumin seeds
3 tablespoons fennel seeds
1 tablespoon whole black peppercorns
2 teaspoons fenugreek seeds
1 small stick cinnamon
15 small green cardamom pods
10 whole cloves
10 dried red chillies
50 freshly dried curry leaves
1 tablespoon ground turmeric

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Indian Cream (Malai)

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Fresh Petai Sambal

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Serves 6-8.

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Buttermilk Sauce (Karhi)

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600 ml/20 fl oz/2 1/2 cups buttermilk
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
30 g/1 oz/1/2 cup chopped fresh coriander
2 finely chopped green chillies, seeds removed
2 tablespoons besan (chick pea flour)
125 ml/4 fl oz/1/2 cup cold water
1 tablespoon ghee or oil
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 teaspoon black mustard seeds
2 dried red chillies
1/2 teaspoon powdered asafoetida (optional)

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Stir-Fried Long Beans, Indian Style

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1 bunch long beans, cut in bite-sized pieces
2 tablespoons oil
2 teaspoons black mustard seeds
2 teaspoons dried fenugreek leaves
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste
1/2 cup stock or water

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Peas with Fresh Cheese

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It is made with homemade cheese and fresh peas, but a short-cut is to use baked ricotta and convenient frozen peas.

Serves 4-6.

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Cauliflower Pilau

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Serves 4-6.

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375 g/12 oz/2 cups basmati rice
500 g/1 lb cauliflower
2 tablespoons ghee
2 tablespoons oil
2 tablespoons Indian green masala paste
125 ml/4 fl oz/1/2 cup natural yoghurt
3 cardamom pods, bruised
1 cinnamon stick
1 litre/2 pints/4 cups water
2 teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons sultanas (golden raisins)

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