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Aloo Palak

Ingredients:

  • Half of a yellow onion (1/2 cup chopped)
  • 3 medium yellow russet potatoes
  • 1 10oz package of frozen spinach
  • Olive oil
  • Cumin Seeds
  • Turmeric Powder
  • Red Chilli Powder
  • Salt
  • Serves 4 (side dish)

Prep:

  • Chop 1/2 cup onion
  • Peel potatoes; cut into bite-size pieces
  • Thaw frozen spinach

Cook:

  • Saute some cumin seeds in 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • Add onion
  • Add potatoes and spinach
  • Add 1/2 tsp Turmeric
  • Add 1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • Add salt to taste
  • Stir
  • Cover and cook on low heat for 15-20 mintues, until potatoes are tender
  • You don't have to add any water; the frozen spinach has enough water in it...

Chicken Curry

Ingredients:

  • Chicken (breasts, wings, and drumsticks all work)
  • 4 small or 3 medium tomatoes
  • 1 medium yellow onion
  • Small lobe of ginger
  • Turmeric
  • Red Chilli Powder
  • Dry Ground Coriander
  • Whole Black Pepper
  • Cloves
  • Cumin Seeds
  • OIive oil
  • Salt
  • Garlic (optional)

Prep:

  • Wash chicken
  • Quarter tomatoes
  • Dice onion
  • Grate ginger

Cook:

  • Heat 3-4 tablespoons of olive oil.
  • Add a few whole black peppers (6-7), cloves (4-5), and cumin seeds
  • Saute chopped onion until light brown
  • Add ginger and 2-3 cloves of galic (optional)
  • Add 2 tsp Turmeric
  • Add 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • Add 3 tsp Dry Ground Coriander
  • Add some salt and stir.
  • Add chopped tomato
  • Cook for a few minutes.
  • Add chicken pieces.
  • Stir and add 1/2 cup water.
  • Cook on low-medium until chicken is tender

Roti

Ingredients:

  • Whole wheat flour (atta)
  • Water
  • Butter

Prep:

  • Gradually add water to flour in mixing bowl, kneading until it's just sticky enough to form one big lump.
  • (1 cup atta to 1/3 cup water or so is enough for 10 roti.)
  • Let dough sit for 15-20 minutes
  • Knead dough a bit.
  • Make small balls of dough.
  • Roll them into flat 8" circles with rolling pin. Use dry flour to prevent them from sticking to everything.

Cook:

  • Place rolled out dough on hot tava
  • Flip once after bottom is half done
  • Turn second time after it starts to puff
  • Press edges with paper towel to help roti to puff up.
  • Spread butter on the top to keep it soft; pull off tava