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    A very simple Indian recipe

    I think of this as Indian for Dummies. I have a nice Indian cookbook and this recipe is in it. It suggests trying this first before getting into the more complicated recipes. This recipe is really very good and can be used for different meats or veggies
    (I tried it with fish).

    4 TBS oil
    2 large onions, very finely chopped
    4 cloves garlic, chopped
    1/4 inch square piece of fresh ginger, chopped
    1 and 1/2 tsp coriander powder
    a pinch of turmeric powder
    1/2 tsp cumin powder
    1/4 tsp garam masala powder
    1 tsp red chili powder
    2 tomatoes, chopped
    salt
    chopped coriander leaves for garnish

    ----use one of the following---
    1 lb chicken pieces
    10 oz mutton
    4 pieces fish (I used a white flakey fish)
    8 oz assorted chopped veggies
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    1. heat the oil in a heavy pan. Add the onion and saute over a medium heat for 20-25 minutes or until deep brown. Add the garlic and ginger and fry for 1 minutes. Add the coriander powder and stir for another full minute. Then add the turmeric, cumin, garam masala, and chili powder and saute for 10 seconds. Add 1 cup of water and cook for 10 minutes. Put in the tomatoes, stir well and cook another 5 minutes.

    2. Now the curry sauce is ready. Add salt to taste. Put in the chicken, mutton, fish or veggies. Add 1 and 1/2 cups of water for the chicken, 2 and 1/2 for the mutton, 1 cup for the fish, or 2 cups for the veggies. Cook until done. Sprinkle with chopped coriander leaves just before serving.

    Serve with rice (I use basmati), rotis, or on sliced bread.
    Lynn

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    This sounds like something I'd like to try. I know I've seen garam masala, and I've got everything else, well, other than the tomatoes. I think we'll try it with chicken this week.

    Thanks for posting it!
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    If anyone wants to make this and does not have access to garam masala, you can make your own. Here is a recipe:

    Garam Masala


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    Description
    Garam Masala which literally means hot (Garam) spice (Masala) is not an spice in itself. It is a spice blend used throughout India and the rest of the Indian Subcontinent.

    This special blend of spice is used in a small quantity at the end of cooking or fried in the beginning of cooking to add a subtle flavor to the cooked dish. Please note, garam masala must be added in small quantities, or else it will overpower the dish.

    Many different kind of Garam Masala is found depending on the region and the personal taste. Garam Masala can be found easily in international section of any big groceries store in west or in any Indian or South Asian shops. The most common way of making Garam Masala is given below.

    Ingredient

    30 green cardamom pods
    15 cloves (laung)
    5 black cardamom pods
    4 pieces mace
    4 pieces cinnamon (2.5 squared cm)(dalchini)
    5 tbsp cumin seeds (jeera)
    2 tbsp coriander seeds (dhaniya)
    1 tbsp fennel seeds (saunf)
    1 tsp black peppercorns
    1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds (methi)

    Preparation

    Place all the spices in a dry-frying pan or skillet and heat over a very low heat, stirring constantly. As soon as the aroma from the spices begins, remove the pan from the heat. This step is to release the aromatic oils from the spices.
    Working with only a small quantity at a time, put the spices in an electric blender to grind it to a fine powder. Remove the cardamom pod skins. Allow to cool.
    Store the Garam Masala in an air-tight container. As long as the container is tightly closed after each use, it should last for a long time.
    Lynn

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    just found this awesme Indian site

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    Thanks for posting the recipe & the website. I love indian food!


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