“Kwalitys” Chickpeas

Serves 4 to 6 INGREDIENTS 3 tablespoons canola oil 1 teaspoon cumin seeds ¼ teaspoon black peppercorns 4 whole cloves 4 green cardamom pods 3 whole dried red chiles 1½-inch piece of fresh ginger, minced 4 fresh or 6 frozen curry leaves, torn into pieces (optional) 2 red onions, finely chopped 3 fresh hot green […]

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Aloo Bonda Potato Dumplings

Makes 20 dumplings INGREDIENTS For the filling 2 pounds (about 5 medium) red potatoes, peeled and quartered ½ teaspoon turmeric 1 tablespoon plus 1½ teaspoons kosher salt 1½ tablespoons canola oil 2 teaspoons mustard seeds 24 curry leaves 3 to 6 dried chiles, coarsely crushed 1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and minced 1 small jalapeño […]

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Carimanolas with Panamanian Salsa Chombo

Makes 24 Ingredients 5 cups yucca, boiled and mashed Vegetable oil 1 tablespoon salt, plus more 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 medium yellow onion, chopped fine 1 jalapeno pepper, deseeded and chopped fine 1 green bell pepper, deseeded and chopped fine 1 pound lean ground beef 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped fine 2 tablespoons […]

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Coconut Curry Sauce with Coconut Jicama Rice

Ingredients For the Coconut-Curry Sauce 2 cups of coconut meat 1½ cups filtered water 1 tablespoon coconut butter 1 thumb size knob of ginger, peeled and minced with micro plan 2 teaspoon ground cumin 2 teaspoon ground coriander 1 teaspoon turmeric 2 small chili peppers or other small red chilies, with seeds 1 tablespoons kaffir […]

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Corn Curry

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS For green paste 1 fresh hot green chile, stemmed and cut in half ½ teaspoon cumin seeds 2-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and cut into large chunks 12 fresh or 16 frozen curry leaves, torn into pieces (optional) ¼ cup fresh cilantro sprigs (with tender stems only) 2 tablespoons water For the […]

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Curried Black-Eyed Peas

Serves 4 to 6 INGREDIENTS ¼ cup canola oil 4 whole cloves ¼ teaspoon black peppercorns 6 green cardamom pods 1-inch piece cinnamon stick 3 whole dried red chiles ½ teaspoon cumin seeds 2 bay leaves 1½-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and minced 1 large red onion, finely chopped 2 teaspoons salt, or to taste […]

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Curried Cauliflower Yogurt Chicken

Serves 4-6 The yogurt in this curry creates a mild and cool flavor, very herbaceous and not too spicy! Ingredients Olive Oil 1 tablespoon sesame oil 1 tablespoon coconut oil 2-3 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 tablespoon ginger, chopped fine 1 serrano chili peppers, deseeded and chopped (optional) 1 medium red onion, chopped coarsely 1 […]

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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, […]

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Lahori Chicken Curry with Whole Spices & Potatoes

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS A 4-pound chicken, cut into 8 to 10 pieces and skinned 3 medium red boiling potatoes, peeled and quartered ¾ teaspoon turmeric ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper Salt 1½ medium onions, roughly diced 5 garlic cloves A 2-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and cut in half crosswise 3 tablespoons canola oil A 1-inch […]

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Panamanian Salsa Chombo

Makes approximately 2 ½ cups Ingredients 4-5 Aji Chombo peppers (scotch bonnet peppers), stems removed ½ inch piece of fresh turmeric, peeled and sliced 1 small yellow onion, chopped ½ cup water 1 cup white vinegar ½ cup yellow mustard 2 tablespoons salt Directions Place all ingredients in medium saucepan and bring to a boil, […]

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Persian Herb Stew

Here is one of Kfir’s family recipes for these little wonders. One of my favorite things about Persian or Iranian cooking is the HUGE use of fresh herbs so this recipe is one of my personal favorties as well!

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Root Vegetable Potage with Spiced Créme Fraiche and Honey-Crisped Walnuts

Serves 4 to 6 INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 1 pound onions, roughly chopped (about 4 cups) 4 to 6 peeled garlic cloves 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh ginger Sea salt or kosher salt 2 pounds assorted winter root vegetables, such as rutabaga, carrot, parsnip, turnip, celery root, and sunchokes, […]

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Spicy Mango Pickle

Makes 1 quart INGREDIENTS 3 medium green (unripe) mangoes, peeled and cut into small cubes ½ cup kosher salt 3 tablespoons turmeric 1 teaspoon fennel seeds 1 tablespoon black mustard seeds, coarsely ground in a mortar and pestle or spice grinder ½ tablespoon fenugreek seeds, coarsely ground ½ cup cayenne pepper 1 cup canola oil […]

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Tamarind Rice

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon plus 1½ teaspoons tamarind concentrate ½ cup warm water 3 tablespoons canola oil ½ cup unsalted peanuts (preferably unroasted), roughly chopped 1 tablespoon mustard seeds 16 curry leaves, roughly torn (optional) 6 dried red chiles (optional) 1 teaspoon cumin seeds ¾ teaspoon turmeric 1 large red onion, quartered and thinly […]

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Thai Red Curry Paste / Gaeng Phet

Makes 1 cup curry paste Ingredients 5-10 small fresh red chilies (10=HOT) 5-6 cloves garlic, chopped fine 2 tablespoons shallots, chopped fine 2 teaspoons coarse sea salt 2 tablespoons galangal root, peeled and chopped fine 2 tablespoons ginger root, peeled and chopped fine 2 tablespoons lemongrass bulb, cleaned and trimmed and chopped fine 2 tablespoons […]

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