Bolani Kachalo

Bolani originates from Afghanistan and is often served in special occasions to special guests. Since it takes a while to make each bolani individually, often times families gather in the kitchen to eat it hot straight out of the frying pan. You can make the filling with almost anything from leeks to ground beef to…

Gobi Paratha

Ingredients: Wheat Flour (2 cups) Cauliflower (1 large; grated) Garam Masala (1 teaspoon) Turmeric Powder (1/2 teaspoon) Red chili powder (1/2 tablespoon) Aamchur Masala (1 teaspoon) Lemon Juice (1/2 lemon) Coriander (chopped) Water (as required) Salt (to taste) Oil/Butter (as per preference) Directions: Mix wheat flour, salt and water and knead it to get a…

Roast Chicken in Coconut Milk

Ingredients: Coconut oil (3-4 tablespoons, you can use vegetable oil) Whole chicken (3-4 lbs) Fresh turmeric root (1 inch, you can use 1 teaspoon turmeric powder instead) Ginger root (1 inch) Garlic cloves (6-7 cloves) Red onions (3 medium; sliced) Lemongrass stalks (3-4; outer layers peeled) Kaffir lime leaves (2 washed and torn; optional) Pandan…

Vegetable Aush

Ingredients: For the soup: Noodles (Any flat noodles will do. If using long noodles, break them in half before adding them to the dish) Onion (1 medium) Tomatoes (2 or 3 medium; coarsely chopped) Garlic (2-3 cloves; finely chopped) Cilantro (use as per preference) Spinach (2 – 3 cups) Kidney beans (1 can; drained and…

Chicken Mole Enchiladas

Ingredients: Boneless & Skinless Chicken (2 pounds; thighs/breasts) Chicken Bouillon (2 cubes) Dried Ancho Chilies (3 chilies) Dried Chipotle Chilies (4-5 chilies) Fire Roasted Tomatoes (14 ounces) Yellow Onion (2; peeled and cut into halves) Red Onion (1; chopped, for filling and garnish) Green Onion (1; sliced; for garnish; optional) Garlic Cloves (4-5 cloves; peeled)…

Pad Thai

Ingredients: Rice Noodles Chicken (breast/thighs boneless skinless; sliced into strips) Shrimps (shelled & deveined) Fish Sauce (1 tablespoon) Soy sauce (1 tablespoon) Tamarind Paste (2 tablespoons) Lime juice (1/2 lime) Red Chilies (2-3; finely sliced) Ginger (1 inch; finely chopped) Garlic (1 tablespoon; minced) Sprouts (bean sprouts preferably I didn’t find ; optional) Roasted Peanuts…

Moroccan Chicken with Dates and Aubergine

Ingredients: Chicken Thighs (8 pieces; bone-in and skin-on) Aubergine/Eggplant (1; diced) Dates (12-15; pitted and sliced) Garlic (3 teaspoons; minced) Ginger (1 1/2 teaspoon; ground) Cumin (4 teaspoons; ground) Onion (1; diced) Orange (1; zest & juice) Harissa paste (6 teaspoons) Basmati Rice (2 cups) Chicken Stock (5 cups) Pistachios (15 grams/0.5 ounce; crushed) Olive…

Moqueca (Brazilian Fish Stew)

After the first amazing series of Street Food in Asia; Netflix’s street food series has come with the second season exploring 6 new destinations in Latin America. The second episode takes a look at the food in Salvador, Brazil and one of the dishes that caught my eye was Moqueca, this amazing fish stew made…

Asian Tuna Steak Salad

While I was still in grad school, I lived in Portsmouth, NH for 6 months for my internship program. And to be honest that was the best 6 months of my life in the US. Even though Portsmouth is not one of those fast-paced cities in the US; it has its own charm. The people…

Moroccan Dukkah Chicken Stew

Ingredients: Chicken (I used a mix of drumsticks and thigh) Lemon Juice (6 tablespoons) Ground Ginger (1 teaspoon) Smoked Paprika (2 teaspoon) Granulated Garlic (1 teaspoon) Turmeric Powder (1 teaspoon) Coriander Seeds (1 teaspoon; crushed) Moroccan Dukkah Spice (3 teaspoon) Fresh Thyme (5 grams and some for garnish) Onion (2; sliced) Garlic (3 cloves; minced)…