Ingredients: 2 c. Basmati rice, rinsed and drained 3 c. water 1 Tbs. oil 1 tsp. salt 2 cinnamon sticks 6 cloves 6 cardamom pods 1 bay leaf pinch of saffron or ¼ tsp turmeric In an oven-proof pot, saute spices and salt in oil (except for saffron) until...

Recipe: Dal

Ingredients: 1 ½ cups red dal (masoor dal) ½ small onion, sliced 1 tsp. turmeric Salt 2 cloves chopped garlic pinch asafedida 1 tsp. ground cumin Wash and rinse dal. Add water to cover about an inch above the dal. Boil. As soon as it comes to...
FROM NOREEN’S KITCHEN Festivals are a time when we can honor our mothers by preparing the special dishes as per their recipes they used and then sharing these dishes with loved ones. The festival of Shavuot this year is on...
INGREDIENTS: 2  coconuts, fresh tender 3 1/2 oz. raw cashew nuts, soaked   2 onions, finely chopped 1 tomato, finely chopped 3 tsp. canola oil 1 tsp red chili powder              "LONTANO" ½ tsp turmeric powder            "LONTANO" 4 - 6 curry leaves ¼ tsp yellow mustard seeds   "LONTANO" salt to taste GARNISH:  2 coconuts,...

Recipe: Hameen

Serves 4 adults or makes 8 – 16 children’s portions, depending on the age and appetite of your child Ingredients: 4 chicken legs (skin on during cooking, otherwise they will dry out. Remove skin just before serving) 1tbsp olive oil 2 cups basmati...
1 lb. onions 1 c. olive oil Batter: 1 ¼ c. chickpea flour ½ c. water ¼ tsp. turmeric 1 bunch fresh cilantro 1 tsp. cumin ½ tsp. salt pinch chili powder Slice onions in food processor. Set aside. Chop cilantro in processor. Add rest of ingredients for batter...
Ingredients: 4 liters 2% fat milk 1 cup sugar 1 tin condensed milk 20 grams pistachios, soaked, skinned and thinly sliced 10 grams almonds, soaked, skinned and thinly sliced 20 grams raisins 10 cardamom pods, ground ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg Preparation: Pour the milk in a thick, big and...
Ingredients: 2 pounds 2% fat yogurt 1 pound fine sugar 1 pinch of saffron ¼ teaspoon orange food coloring 1 cup 2% fat milk 10 grams (about ½ ounce) pistachios, soaked in water, skinned and sliced thin 10 to 12 cardamom pods, ground ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg Preparation: Pour...
Ingredients 3/4 tsp whole coriander or 1/2 tsp powdered coriander spice 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/2 tsp turmeric 1/2 tsp salt Black pepper to taste 1 lb. peeled potatoes (Russet or Yukon Gold) 4 small onions, peeled and sliced 1/2 tsp minced fresh garlic You will...
Like all stews, this curry is excellent prepared a day or two in advance. Add the cilantro just before serving. Ingredients: 3 tablespoons canola oil 3 large onions, chopped 6 cloves garlic 1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and coarsely chopped 5 fresh beefsteak tomatoes, coarsely...