Worldwide Dishes That are to Die For

Basmati Rice recipe

 

Indian and Chinese cooking has been influenced by different cultures. That is why you can find so many Indian rice recipes in print, on the Internet or in cookbooks. The main problem with this is that these cultures are not as focused on health and well being, as they are in America. Hopefully, more and more Indian communities will take an interest in this health aspect of food.

Indian food is something that is enjoyed in many parts of the world. Below are some of the Indian food recipes that are popular throughout the world.

Basmati Rice

This is a great rice recipe for those who like white rice. It is pearly white, has a fragrant taste and is elongated grain. In Indian culture, this is considered the king of all rice and is served in many different foods. It is widely available in most parts of the world and is fairly inexpensive.

Ingredients:

1 cup of rice 2 tablespoons of sugar 2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice 4 teaspoons of salt 1 cup of freshly cooked Basmati Rice2 tablespoons of sugar2 tablespoons of lemon juice1 cup of basmati rice, rinse it well 4 teaspoons of salt

Directions

In a large bowl, blend the rice, sugar, lemon juice, salt and cook on low heat for 10-15 minutes. You can see the rice in the bowl when it is cooked.

Serve the rice with diluted milk, honey and fruits.

Biryani

What is Biryani?

It means ‘Fried Small Game’ and it is a Persian dish. Typically, it is made with either Basmati or Urad Dal and is topped with potatoes, meat, and spices such as Mustard Seed, saffron, cumin and coriander.

Ingredients:

8-10 medium size chicken breasts, trimmed of excess fat 1 1/2 inch cubes of ginger, peeled and sliced 2 medium size onions, quartered and sliced 2 large tomato chunks, puree 1/2 tablespoon of turmeric 1 tablespoon of coriander 1 tablespoon of cumin 1/2 teaspoon of mustard 1 teaspoon turmeric 1 teaspoon of tomato puree 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil

Directions:

Heat 3 tablespoons of oil in a pan, and then fry the ginger and onions for 5 minutes, then add the rest of ingredients and fry for 5 more minutes. Pour the mixture into a greased casserole dish and bake for 15 minutes.

Cauliflower and broccoli stew

Another great Indian food is the ‘Cauliflower and Broccoli Stew‘. It is an easy dish to prepare, is delicious and is a good source of dietary fiber.

Ingredients:

1 lb. cauliflower 1 sm. broccoli 1 small tomato 1 small carrot 1 medium carrot 1 small potato onion, quartered and sliced 1/2 teaspoon turmeric 1/2 teaspoon mustard 1/4 teaspoon curry powder

Directions:

In a large saucepan, cook the cauliflower and broccoli for 10 minutes. Then add the remaining ingredients and simmer for 5 minutes. Pour the mixture into a greased casserole dish and bake for 15 minutes.

This is a simple vegetarian recipe that is high in fiber and low in fat.

Brown Rice with Almonds

This is a very easy and delicious recipe. The best thing about this recipe is that it is a rice cooker recipe and can be prepared in less than half an hour.

½ cup brown rice 2 1/4 cups of water 3 tablespoons of butter 1 tablespoon ginger 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon cloves

Directions:

In a saucepan, heat the water and add the following ingredients. Sieve and knead the dry ingredients. Add the wet ingredients and mix well. Shape the mixture into bread shapes.

Shape each bread into a proper loaf shape. Pour the batter into the loaf moulds and bake for 15 minutes at a temperature of 220 C.

Another great Indian recipe for breads is the Biryani. This is another favourite food of mine and I have enjoyed it many times when I have prepared it at home so you don’t need a kitchen equipment designer.

Ingredients:

500 grams of whole grain rice

1 large onion – chopped

4 Rebound lamb – cut into cubes

6 fresh carrots – chopped

2 sticks of celery – cut into long strips

1 – 2 tablespoon of vegetable oil

Fisheries – get a range of fish – aromatic fish like salmon, mackerel, sardines, trout… whatever is available.

Basil – to taste

Salt and pepper to taste

Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a pan, and then fry the onion for 5 minutes

Add the rest of the ingredients and simmer for at least 30 minutes

Serve with either couscous or chickpeas.

This is a delicious meal that is also very easy to make.

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