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Cumin (Jeera) Rice

Serves 3
• 1 cup Basmati Rice (washed and drained)
• 1.5 cups water
• 1 tsp cumin seeds
• 1 tablespoon minced onions
• 1 green chilly slit lengthwise (serrano, jalepeno)
• 1 bay leaf
• 3 cloves
• Cinnamon small piece
• 1 tsp butter or ghee
• Salt to taste
Heat the butter (ghee) in a skillet. Add the whole spices (bay leaf, cloves, cinnamon) and cumin seeds fry them for few seconds. Stir in the onions and green chili, sauté until the onions are translucent.
Add the rice, water and salt, give it a stir. After it comes to a boil, cover the saucepan with a lid and cook in low flame until the rice is done. This takes 20 minutes.

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Paratha (Indian Flat Bread)

Serves 4 Ingredients 21/2 cups whole wheat flour 1 cup of luke warm water 2 tbsp of oil 1/4 tsp of salt Oil or non-stick cooking spray oil 1 cup flour for dusting Making the dough: Put flour and salt … Read more

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Mango Dal

Did you ever come across a soupy lentil dish at an Indian restaurant and wondered what goes into it? Well, the yellow, sometimes orangish dish is not only tasy but it is nutritious too..and it’s simply called dal.

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Sizzling Shrimp Biryani

This casserole of shrimp and fragrant spiced rice is a favorite in my home. If there is one dish that is undoubdetly the Sunday afternoon favorite, it is the shrimp biryani. Biryani is the Indian equivalent of paella- a rice … Read more

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MINT RICE /MINT PULAO It’s summertime and mint is growing like weeds everywhere. Except, mint is one good weed, I don’t mind having in my garden. So, this past weekend I had a craving for mint and remembered to make … Read more

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