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Balti Chicken In Tamarind Sauce

Balti Chicken In Tamarind Sauce
Baltistan is an ancient region of northernmost Pakistan with influences from Persia, Tibet and China. Traditionally a "Balti" would be cooked and served in a karahi (small Indian wok), without utensils, and would be eaten with your fingers using naan to scoop the meal into your mouth Balti is adapted from a Pakistani style of cooking.I got this recipe from the cooking book authored by Shehzad Husain and Rafi Fernandez named "The Complete Book of Indian Cooking".

Serving Size:4

4tbsp tomato ketchup
1tbsp tamarind paste
4tbsp water
1.5tsp chilli powder
1tsp sugar
2tbsp ginger garlic paste
2tbsp spoon shredded coconut
2tbsp sesame seeds
1tsp poppy seeds
1tsp cumin powder
1.5tbsp coriander powder
salt to taste
1/2lb cubed chicken breast
a small cinnamon stick
few sprigs of curry leaves
1 cup chopped onions
1/2 cup cheery tomatoes
chopped coriander leaves
chopped spring onions
2 green chillies chopped
3 cloves
3 cardamon pods
1/2tsp mustard seeds

Tamarind Rice /Puliogare

Tamarind Rice/ Puliogare
Puliogare is always a comforting food for me esp during these winter seasons -I'm always looking forward to prepare them very often. Very special one too:) A cherishable dish for me..I prepare mine a bit differently by add chopped onions and garlic clove to the rice. It taste awesome.

Serving Size: 5

Seasoning Ingredients
6tsp sesame Oil
1tsp mustard seeds
1/2tsp cumin seeds
2tbsp ural dhal
2tbsp roasted peanuts
1tbsp channa dhal
3 dried chillies broken
curry leaves

For grinding:
1/2 cup freshly grated coconut
2tsp coriander seeds
1tsp peppercorns
a pinch of hing powder
4 dried chillies
1tsp cumin seeds
few curry leaves
1tbsp sesame seeds
1tbsp channa dhal

Roast all the ingredients one by one and grind until smooth except coconut.Finally add the coconut and grind once again to mix well.

2 cups cooked rice mixed with salt ,1/4tsp turmeric powder and 1tbsp tamarind juice overnite
1/2 cup thinly slice onions
3 garlic cloves minced
1/4 cup roasted peanuts
chopped coriander …