Bite Size Samosas with Apple Chutney

Makes 20 Samosas
Apple Chutney
Ingredients
6 tart apples, peeled, cored, and finely chopped
1¼ (inch) pieces fresh ginger root, peeled
1⁄3 cup white wine vinegar
3 tablespoons white sugar
3 tablespoons brown sugar
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon white pepper
¼ teaspoon ground cardamom
Pinch of ground nutmeg
Pinch of salt
Directions
In a saucepan, mix the apples, onion, ginger, vinegar, white sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, white pepper, [...]

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Chapatis

Makes approximately 12
Ingredients
2 cups whole wheat flour
Additional flour for rolling
1 cup of water (approximately)
½ tablespoon of salt or to taste if you want more
2 tablespoon of vegetable or canola oil
Directions
Mix flour and salt well. Make a hole in flour and mix in a little water at a time while trying to form dough. Add little [...]

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Chilled Cucumber Raita with Mustard Seeds

Makes approximately 4 cups
Ingredients
2 tablespoons of canola oil
¼ teaspoon of mustard seeds
2 large cucumbers, seeded and diced
3 cups of plain yogurt (whole or reduce fat)
¼ cup of mint chopped
1 teaspoon cumin
Salt to taste
Green chilies, optional
Directions
Heat oil in a small pan over medium heat. Add mustard seeds and let them pop in oil for approximately a [...]

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Eggplant Dip

Serves 6
Ingredients
1-2 globe eggplants (totalling 2 lbs), peeled and coarsely chopped
2 red onions, coarsely chopped
1 large red bell pepper, coarsely chopped
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1-2 garlic clobes, chopped
1 teaspoon fresh oregano
Juice of one lemon – about 2½ tablespoons
2-3 tablespoons roasted tahini (sesame paste)
¼ cup chopped parsley (set aside some for garnish)
¼ cup of walnuts, [...]

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Indian Style Tart

Serves 6-8
Tart Dough

Ingredients
2½ cups flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 sticks unsalted butter, cold and cut into small pieces
2 to 4 tablespoons ice water
Directions
In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar and salt. Cut in butter with two forks or a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add ice water (1 tablespoon at a time), mix [...]

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Indian Summer Ratatouille

This version of the traditional fresh Provencal vegetable stew is both easy and tasty as well and utilizes the best of the late summer/early fall bounty!

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Khichdi

Serves 6
Ingredient
1 cup small split yellow dal, pre-soak for 30 minutes
1 cup of rice
2 tablespoon ghee (clarified butter)
1 tablespoon of cumin seeds
½ teaspoon of asafetida (Kayam) powder (found at specialty Indian store)
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 small piece of ginger, grated
2 green chilies, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
4 whole black peppercorns
4 whole cloves
1 red potato, small dice
1 [...]

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Mattar Paneer

Serves 6
Ingredients
1 package of paneer (cubed)
2 tablespoons ghee
3-4 cardamom pods, whole
1 small stick of cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 small onion, diced
1/4 teaspoon ginger, grated
3 green chilies, finely chopped
3-4 large tomatoes, pureed
1/4 teaspoon sugar
Salt (to taste)
1/2 teaspoon garam masala
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
3/4 teaspoon coriander powder
1 teaspoon cumin powder
3 tablespoons of kasoori methi [...]

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Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

Serves 6
Ingredients
2 (15-ounce) cans chickpeas
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon cumin powder
1⁄8 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
1 teaspoon garam masala
Kosher salt to taste
Lime wedges
Directions
Preheat the oven to 400°F.
Rinse and drain the chickpeas and dry by rolling them around in a kitchen towel.
Combine the oil, cumin, cayenne, garam masala and salt in a large bowl. Add chickpeas [...]

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Tarka Daal

Serves 6
Ingredients
1 pound chana dal (dried yellow split peas), rinsed until the water runs clear
2 pints water
4 tablespoons clarified butter
2 tablespoon cumin seeds
1 medium onion, finely chopped
3 to 4 whole green chilies, pricked with a knife
1 small (2 inch) piece fresh ginger, grated
3 cloves garlic, peeled and left whole
3 vine ripe tomatoes, chopped
1 teaspoon ground [...]

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