From the monthly archives:

May 2010

Kaya Toast: Visiting Singapore

by Karen May 31, 2010
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Anyone who saw last week’s episode of Top Chef Masters knows what kaya toast is.  It’s the dish that **SPOILER ALERT** sent Susan Feniger home.  For those that don’t know what kaya is, it is a creamy, custardy coconut jam that hails from Malaysia and Singapore.  It is often spread on plain toast with butter and […]

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Plain Basmati Rice: Eating India

by Karen May 28, 2010
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There are two ways to prepare Indian rice: 1) by boiling it in water like pasta and then draining it and then steaming it the rest of the way and 2) by adding the proportional amount of water and steaming the rice.  I used the second method here. – 1 cup of basmati rice – […]

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Garam Masala: Eating India

by Karen May 28, 2010
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After scouring recipe books and the internet, I’ve found a huge range of garam masala recipes.  There really is no orthodox method for garam masala- my kind of recipe!  In order to make garam masala you’ll need a coffee grinder.  It’s been suggested you have two: one for coffee and another for grinding spices.  But […]

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Bhindi Masala: Eating India

by Karen May 28, 2010
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– 1 lb. of okra, washed and dried well – 1 large yellow onion, thinly sliced – 1 tomato, diced – 2 green chilies, thinly sliced – 1 tsp of grated ginger – 1/2 tsp of cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp of turmeric powder – 1 tsp of red chili powder – 1 tsp of garam […]

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Chicken Curry: Eating India

by Karen May 27, 2010
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I found a lot of different variations on the standard chicken curry, which makes me think that this is really a recipe you can play around with.  I marinate the chicken first in yogurt for a few hours up to 24 hours.  Yogurt is a great meat tenderizer, especially with cuts like chicken breast, which […]

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Chicken Curry with Bhindi Masala: Visiting India

by Karen May 25, 2010
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When I first decided to start this food-blog project, I had to decide where in the world I was going first.  India seemed a great starting place: exotic yet still accessible and I am a self-proclaimed Indophile.  I also knew I had an ancient bottle of curry powder somewhere in my spice drawer that I […]

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