Baba Ganoush

2 pounds Italian eggplants (about 2 small-to-medium eggplants*) 2 medium cloves of garlic, pressed or minced 2 tablespoons lemon juice, more if necessary ¼ cup tahini ⅓ cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing the eggplant and garnish 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley, plus extra for garnish ¾ teaspoon salt, to taste ¼ … Read more

Easy Indian Style Okra

Easy Indian Style Okra INGREDIENTS: 3 tablespoons butter 1 medium onion, chopped 1 pound sliced fresh okra 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper salt to taste DIRECTIONS: Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, and cook until tender. Stir … Read more

Dry Curry and Rice

Dry Curry and Rice my version ・1 lb ground pork ・4–6 tomatoes ・1/2 – 1 onion ・1 1/2 celery ・1 1/2 carrot ・2–4 tsp chopped garlic ・2–6 tsp chopped ginger ・2–6 tbsp curried powder ・1–2 tbsp vegetable oil ・salt and pepper to taste ・boiled rice Adjust eh garlic, ginger, and curry powder to taste. Be … Read more

Pressure Cooker Butter Chicken

This is excellent!

INGREDIENTS

  • 10 boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 (14-ounce) cans diced tomatoes and juice
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger root, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons garam masala
  • 2 teaspoons ground roasted cumin seeds (roast on the stovetop in a small pan)
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed minced cilantro

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Cut the chicken pieces into quarters.
  • Put tomatoes, jalapeno and ginger in a blender or food processor and blend to a fine puree.
  • Add butter to pressure cooking pot, select Browning. When butter is melted and foam begins to subside, add the chicken pieces, a few at a time, and sear until they are nicely browned all over (about 2-3 minutes per batch). Remove them with a slotted spoon into a bowl and put aside.
  • Add ground cumin and paprika to the butter in the pot and cook, stirring rapidly, for 10-15 seconds.
  • Add the tomato mixture, salt, cream, yogurt and chicken pieces (with any juices that have accumulated in the bowl) to the pot. Gently stir the chicken to coat the pieces. Cover and lock lid in place. Select High Pressure and 5 minutes cook time. When timer beeps, turn off and use a natural pressure release for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes use a quick pressure release to release any remaining pressure.
  • Stir in the garam masala and roasted cumin. Whisk together cornstarch and water in a small bowl. Stir in to sauce in the pot. Select sauté and bring to a boil. Turn off pressure cooker and stir in minced cilantro.
  • Serve with rice and naan.

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Persian Eggplant Stew

Translated

http://www.familyspice.com/recipe_html/persian_eggplant_stew.html (basic recipe I used)

http://c-marie.suite101.com/persian-eggplant-stew–authentic-recipe-for-khoreshe-bodemjoon-a364970

 

Firstly the meat does not need to be beef, it can be made with lamb as well (i personally prefer lamb, it has more flavour). The meat is usually boneless, lean, and is cut into pieces of about 2x3x1.5 cm.

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