Biryani and Fun Things About Pakistan

Pakistani Entree BIRYANI INGREDIENTS 2 medium onions 1 pound lamb or chicken 2 green chiles 1 garlic clove ¾” ginger root 1 large tomato 3 cardamom seeds 3 cloves 1½” cinnamon stick ¾ teaspoon garam masala […]

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Yak Butter Tea and How to Get It

Tibetan Appetizer YAK BUTTER TEA INGREDIENTS 3½ cups water 2 tablespoons loose-leaf black tea or 6 black-tea bags 2 tablespoons yak ghee, yak butter*, or cow butter ½ cup whole milk ¼ teaspoon salt * […]

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Chicken Vindaloo and the Bungee Jumping RAF


Indian Entree CHICKEN VINDALOO INGREDIENTS – MARINADE 3 garlic cloves 1½” ginger root 3 medium tomatoes ¾ teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon cinnamon ½ teaspoon ground cloves ½ teaspoon coriander 1 teaspoon cumin 4 teaspoons […]

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Ethiopian Beef Stew and Glee Clubs


Ethiopian Entree SIGA WAT (beef stew) INGREDIENTS 1½ pounds, chuck or other cut of beef 4 garlic cloves 2 onions 3 tablespoons ghee or vegetable oil 1½ cups water 2 tablespoons Berbere spice mix 1 […]

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Chicken Casserole and How Syria Got Its Name, the Reason Might Shock You


Syrian Entree FATTI DEJAJ (chicken casserole) INGREDIENTS – MAIN 1 cup rice 2 cups chicken stock (additional ⅔ cup later) 3 chicken breasts 2 garlic cloves 1 bay leaf ¼ teaspoon pepper ½ teaspoon salt […]

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Nepali Pizza And Where to Run Naked in Asia

Nepali Entree NEPALI PIZZA (chatamari) INGREDIENTS 1 cup black lentils (matpe beans) 3 cups water 1 cup water (about, check for consistency of batter as you add.) ½ cup ghee or butter (1 additional cup […]

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Bangladeshi Chicken Pilaf and Egg Time Travel

Bangladeshi Entree MOROG POLAO (Chicken pilaf) INGREDIENTS 4 chicken breasts 1 medium onion 1 ounce cashew nuts 4 large garlic cloves 1½ ounces ginger root 1 tablespoon poppy seeds 1 teaspoon cardamom ¾ teaspoon chili […]

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Chicken Jalfrezi and Magic-wand Faux Pas

Pakistani Entree CHICKEN JALFREZI INGREDIENTS 2 green bell peppers 2 green chile peppers 2 garlic cloves 1 onion 2 tomatoes 1.5 pounds boneless chicken 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 chili powder 1 tablespoon ginger ½ […]

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Afghan Chicken Stew and A Maze to Solve

Afghan Entree QORMA LAWAND (chicken stew) INGREDIENTS 4 chicken breasts or 2 pounds chicken 3 garlic cloves 2 onions 2 teaspoons ginger 1 teaspoon lime juice 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons peanut […]

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