This simple recipe makes a tasty party snack. Use your favorite nuts, and add a bit of heat with a dash of ground red pepper, if you like.
1. Preheat oven to 350°.
2. Combine the first 8 ingredients in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH for 30 seconds; stir until blended. Add nuts to sugar mixture; toss to coat.
3. Spread nuts evenly on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool.
Cooking Light MAY 2008
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, for 7 minutes. Sprinkle with the curry powder and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add the yogurt and cream and simmer gently for 3 minutes. Stir in the salt, pepper, and tomatoes (if using). Remove from heat.
Slice or shred the chicken, discarding the skin and bones. Divide the rice (if using) and chicken among individual bowls, spoon the sauce over the top, and sprinkle with the cilantro.
Real Simple MARCH 2007
Tandoori chicken is an Indian classic in which the chicken is coated in a spiced yogurt mixture and traditionally baked at a high temperature in a rounded-top tandoor oven. This recipe, however, calls for using a foil-lined baking pan.
Stir together first 12 ingredients and 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a large bowl until blended.
Skin chicken breasts. Remove breast bones by inserting a sharp knife tip between bone and meat, cutting gently to remove as much meat as possible. Cut breast halves into thirds. Cut deep slits, 1-inch apart, into remaining chicken pieces. (Do not skin pieces.) Place chicken in a large bowl with spice mixture. Thoroughly rub spice mixture into slits. Cover and chill 8 hours.
Drizzle remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a large aluminum foil-lined roasting pan. Arrange chicken in a single layer in pan.
Bake chicken at 450° for 35 minutes or until done.
Arrange chicken on a serving platter. Garnish, if desired.
Note: For testing purposes only, we used Butterball Best of the Fryer, a cut-up mix of chicken breasts, thighs, legs, and wings.
Southern Living JULY 2003
Naan, one of the daily breads of India, is dense and chewy, almost like focaccia but thinner. If you don't have a pizza peel, use the back of a baking sheet to transfer the dough to a hot pizza stone. You can also bake naan on a heavy baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Dissolve yeast in warm water in a large bowl; let stand 5 minutes. Stir in yogurt. Lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Add 1/2 cup bread flour and whole wheat flour to yeast mixture; stir with a whisk until smooth. Cover and let rise in a warm place (85°), free from drafts, 2 hours (batter will be bubbly, lacy, and weblike).
Stir in salt and oil. Add 1 1/2 cups bread flour (1/2 cup at a time); stir with a wooden spoon (dough will become very difficult to stir).
Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead until smooth and elastic (about 10 minutes); add enough of remaining bread flour, 1 tablespoon at a time, to prevent dough from sticking to hands (dough will feel tacky). Place dough in a large bowl coated with cooking spray, turning to coat top. Cover and let rise in a warm place (85°), free from drafts, 2 hours or until doubled in size. (Press 2 fingers into dough. If indentation remains, the dough has risen enough.)
Place pizza stone on the bottom rack in oven. Preheat oven to 500°.
Punch dough down; turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Cover and let rest 5 minutes.
Divide dough into 8 equal portions. Working with 1 portion at a time, (cover remaining dough to keep from drying), stretch each portion into a 6-inch oval. Cover and let rest 5 minutes.
Make indentations in top of dough portions using the handle of a wooden spoon or your fingertips; cover and let rise 20 minutes.
Place 2 dough portions on the back of a pizza peel dusted with 1 tablespoon cornmeal. Slide onto preheated pizza stone or baking sheet lined with parchment. Bake at 500° for 6 minutes or until lightly browned. Repeat with remaining dough and cornmeal. Serve immediately.
Cooking Light MAY 2002
Traditional Indian rice pudding inspired this simple, rich dessert. Prep and Cook Time: about 30 minutes, plus 2 hours to cool and chill. Notes: Aromatic rose water is available in specialty food stores.
1. In a 2- to 3-quart pan over high heat, bring rice, cardamom, salt, and 1 1/2 cups water to a boil. Lower heat to maintain a simmer, cover, and cook until water is absorbed and rice is tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Fluff with a fork, cover, and let cool to room temperature. Discard cardamom pods.
2. In a bowl, combine cream, sugar, mascarpone, and rose water (if using). Whip mixture with an electric mixer at medium speed, until thickened.
3. Stir in rice. Spoon into eight bowls or dessert glasses. Cover and chill until cold, at least 1 hour. Just before serving, sprinkle with chopped pistachios.
Sunset FEBRUARY 2006
A frothy South Indian yogurt-based beverage, lassi often contains seasonal fruit and spices. This recipe yields a drink that's a bit thinner than the average smoothie.
1. Combine all ingredients in a blender; process until well blended. Serve immediately.
Cooking Light OCTOBER 2009
Indian-Spiced Roasted Nuts
Chicken Curry in a Hurry
Creamy Basmati Rice Pudding
Make this super-easy and exotic menu for your Bollywood party guests. (Serves 8)
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