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Naan Indian Flat Bread Version 2:

I have made my original Naan bread recipe several times with great success but I wanted to try some other options that I have seen in other places.  One group of recipes adds some yogurt to the dough; this made me excited so I tried it last night.  Here is what I did:

3/4 cup warm water (about 100-110 Degrees F.) 1 tsp. honey (or sugar) 1 packet of yeast ½ cup plain yogurt 2 ½ cups all purpose flour plus more 1 tsp. kosher salt

Add honey and yeast to warm water and let bloom for 10 to

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Green Chicken Tikka Masala

This is a nice twist to chicken tikka masala.  It has a nice fresh and bright flavor that will refresh your love for chicken.

2 cups cilantro leaves 1 cup mint leaves 1 jalapeno chopped 4 cloves garlic crushed ½ cup of water Juice of ½ of a lemon Tsp. of lemon zest 6-8 boneless skinless chicken thighs cubed 1 onion diced Glug of olive oil 1 ½ tsp. turmeric 1 tsp. garma masala ½ tsp. cinnamon 1 tsp. cardamom ¼ tsp. clove 12 oz coconut milk Kosher Salt to taste

Put cilantro, mint, jalapeno, garlic, water, lemon juice

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Indian Inspired IPA Beef Stew:

I wasn’t sure what to call this dish since it isn’t really a curry and the addition of beer kind of throws it a wrench it to it also but as you can see I settled on a vague inspired title!  This no holds bar stew that is inspired by Indian spices and a beer that was made for to survive the heat ofIndia.  It has loads of flavor and is very satisfying change of pace after all that holiday food.

Oh, this is a bit hot, cut done the cayenne and remove seeds and ribbing from the sarono

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Nan (Naan) Indian Flat Bread:

Indian restaurants usually serve their meals with a simple yeast flat bread called nan, sometimes spelled naan.  This is a wonderful thick and moist flat bread that is traditionally made in a tandoor oven (clay oven) and comes out with these wonderful blistered black spots with a silky soft middle and is great for supping up saucy curry dishes.  It really is not hard to do just takes some time, most of it is passive though.

1 cup warm water (about 100-110 Degrees F.) 2 Tbls. butter Pinch of salt 1 tsp. sugar 1 packet of yeast 3 cups

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Chicken Tikka Masala

Tikka Masala is a wonderful creamy Indian dish that you can find at most Indian restaurant.  This dish has become a main stay Indian dish for many Brits, I can see why, the spices gives it a nice “glow” and warmth about it.  Some say it has origins in an Indian restaurant inGlasgowand was imported back toIndiabut I am not here to judge where or who first made this dish.  I just care about putting it in my belly!

 This is a fun and interesting dish to make since you get to play with spices you may not know

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