Naan Pizza

Naan Pizza


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Naan Pizza
A great way to use leftovers. This recipe works well with naan, pita or flatbread. For the toppings the sky is the limit - anything that you have leftover can go as a topping0 And you do not even need pizza sauce.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings
Instructions
  1. Chop the cheese into thin slices and set aside.
  2. Spread a good layer of the leftover vegetables, meats, beans on the naan, pita or flatbread. There is no need for pizza sauce. You already have the seasonings and sauces in the veggies, meats or beans.
  3. Place the sliced cheese on top of the veggies, meats or beans.
  4. Heat a heavy bottom pan and add some oil. Place the pizza on it and lower the heat. Cover and cook for about 5-10 minutes or until you see the cheese melted and the base is getting a golden brown color on the side. The base should become crispy.
  5. Serve with your favorite fruit on the side. I have chopped mango here. My favorite fruit.
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Onion Rice Pilaf

Onion Rice Pilaf


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Onion Rice Pilaf
A simple easy way to prepare rice that is so versatile in its combinations.
Onion Rice Pilaf
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10
Cook Time 20
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Ingredients
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10
Cook Time 20
Servings
Ingredients
Onion Rice Pilaf
Instructions
  1. Wash & soak the rice. Keep aside.
  2. Heat oil and add the cumin seeds. Cook until golden brown.
  3. Add the sliced onions and fry until golden brown. The color of the onions will define the color of the rice after cooking.
  4. Add the rice and water. Add the salt. Let boil and then lower the heat to simmer. If you are adding other seasonings add at this stage.
  5. Cook until all the water gets absorbed and the rice is not transparent.
  6. Turn off the heat and let sit for another 10 minutes.
  7. Serve with your favorite curry - vegetable, lentils/beans, chicken, meat or even kebabs & cutlets.
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Mixed Greens Curry with paneer (Indian Cottage Cheese)

Mixed Greens Curry with paneer (Indian Cottage Cheese)

 

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Mixed Greens Curry with paneer (Indian Cottage Cheese)
A blend of your favorite greens. You can add tofu, paneer, meat and even beans. freezes really well.
Mixed Greens Curry
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
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Ingredients
Mixed Greens Curry
Instructions
  1. Chop paneer into rectangles,
  2. In a heavy bottom pan place the paneer in a single layer and cook until both side are golden brown. Set aside.
  3. Wash the mixed greens and place in a pot on low heat to cook. Add the jalapeno, ginger and garlic paste. Cover and cook for about 15 minutes. Tip: add the spinach at the very bottom. Spinach releases water so you will not have to add any extra water.
  4. Blend the greens either in a blender or using a hand blender.
  5. Add the milk and cook for about 5 minutes.
  6. Add the marinara sauce and cook for another 10 minutes.
  7. Add the seasonings: salt, red chiili powder and cumin powder.
  8. To finish off add the clarified butter or regular butter.
  9. Add the cooked paneer or chicken, meat, beans, tofu, re-hydrated soy chunks and serve with rice, naan, pita or roti.
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Chilli Chicken with Garlic Noodles

Chilli Chicken with Garlic Noodles


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Chilli Chicken with Garlic Noodles
A family favorite and turns out great every time.
Chilli Chicken
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Ingredients
Marinade for chicken
Sauce and Final Steps
Servings
Ingredients
Marinade for chicken
Sauce and Final Steps
Chilli Chicken
Instructions
Marinating the chicken
  1. Mix all the ingredients for the marinade and coat the chicken well. Set aside for 30 minutes - 1 hour.
Sauce and Final Steps
  1. Mix the cornflour and water to make a paste and set aside.
  2. Heat about 1 tbsp oil in a wok. Stir fry the vegetables and keep aside.
  3. In the same pan add 2 tbsp oil and saute the garlic and onions for about a minute. Add the marinated chicken and cook until golden brown. Keep aside on a paper towel to drain the oil.
  4. Now add vinegar, hoisin sauce, soy sauce and chilli sauce to the sauteed vegetables. Saute for another minute.
  5. Add the cooked chicken and cook for another minute.
  6. Add the cornflour paste. Adjust the salt & seasonings If you like spicy you can add some more chilli garlic sauce. Finish off with some sesame oil for a nutty flavor!
  7. Enjoy with noodle or rice.
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Butter Chicken – Low Fat

Butter Chicken – Low Fat

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Butter Chicken - Low Fat
Butter Chicken recipe
Cuisine Indian
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For the chicken marinade
For Gravy
Cuisine Indian
Servings
Ingredients
For the chicken marinade
For Gravy
Butter Chicken recipe
Instructions
Marination
  1. Place all ingredients for the marinade in a container/freezer bag and marinate for 24 - 48 hours in the refrigerator. If you wish you can also freeze the marinated meat. Marinated meats freeze very well – up 6 months
    marinated chicken
  2. I used this tandoori paste for my marinade - You will need 1 sachet for this recipe
    Tandoori Masala
Making the gravy
  1. Cook the marinated chicken for about 20 minutes or until almost done at 425 degrees. The cooking of the chicken will be completed in the final steps of the dish.
  2. Chop 1 medium onion and stir fry with garlic – for about 5 minutes or until they appear soft. Add the diced tomato and cook for 5 – 7 minutes. Add the V-8 and tomato paste. Cook for another 5-7 minutes.
  3. Place the entire mix in a blender and run on high speed. Strain this mixture through a soup strainer (this could be painful – I pour my mixture into the strainer and leave it for about 30 minutes, occasionally stirring it up).
    Straining the tomato mixture
  4. After straining, return to fire and cook until the mixture boils. Add the cooked chicken.
  5. Lower heat and simmer for about 20 minutes.
  6. Season with some salt, red chilli powder if you like, 1 -1/2 tbsp sugar. Cook for another 5-10 minutes.
  7. Now take 1 cup milk. Add this mix to the boiling gravy.
  8. Add juice of 1 lemon and cumin powder. Cook for another 10 minutes and you are done.
  9. Add the chopped green pepper tand fenugreek leaves towards the end.
  10. Garnish with some fresh cilantro if you would like.
  11. Enjoy rice or roti or pita or your favorite bread.
Recipe Notes

You can use the same recipe for marinating fish. The only difference will be that you will be using the fish masala.

You also do not need to make the gravy.

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Stir Fried Tofu

Stir Fried Tofu

 

 

 

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Stir Fried Tofu
Instructions
  1. Mix all the ingredients and let stand for 1 hour. (I use the Chilli Garlic Sauce in the picture below. It gives the best taste to any vegetable or meat or soups etc)
  2. Stir fry with your favorite mix of vegetables. 
    Mixed Peppers
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