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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

Thai Masaman Curry Paste

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Ingredients

Tamarind Chatni

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Ingredients

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

Directions

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.

Ingredients

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.

Ingredients

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

Directions

Indian Cream (Malai)

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