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3 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup onion
2 cloves garlic
3/4 teaspoon ginger, minced
3/4 teaspoon cumin, ground
1/2 teaspoon coriander, ground
3/4 teaspoon curry powder
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 1/2 cups yellow lentils
4 1/2 tablespoons lime juice
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 red chili, whole
3 cups stock

Takes 2 1/2 hours to cook.

Heat the vegetable oil in a large pot over medium heat. Sweat the onions, garlic and ginger until soft, about 3 minutes.

Add the cumin, coriander, curry powder, turmeric, salt, pepper and yellow lentils and cook for 3 minutes.

Add the coconut milk, lime juice, red chilies, and stock. Bring to a boil and reduce heat.

Simmer for 30 to 35 minutes, or until the lentils are very soft. Puree the soup if you like it smooth.

Season with salt and pepper.

If soup is too thick, thin with a little more stock. Serve the soup into warm bowl and garnish with the Coriander Chutney.

Serves 4

Coriander Chutney – never made
1 1/4 cup coriander, rough chopped
juice of 2 limes (6 tablespoons)
1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
1/4 cup cashews, toasted
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablesppon ginger, minced
water to loosen
1 teaspoon salt

In a blender or food processor, combine the coriander, lime juice, coconut, cashews, garlic, ginger, salt and a couple tablespoons of water. Blend until smooth, loosening the mixture with more water if necessary. Use as a garnish for soup.

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1 tablespoon Cumin Seeds
1 tablespoon Oil
2 tablespoon Cumin Seeds
½ teaspoon Black Peppercorns
4 Green Cardamom Pods
½ teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
2 Garlic Cloves, Crushed
1 in piece Root Ginger, grated
1 teaspoon Ground Coriander
2 teaspoon Ground Cumin
½ teaspoon Salt
8 Chicken Pieces, such as thighs and drumsticks, skinned (We use drumsticks)
1 teaspoon Garam Masala

Serve with Cucumber Raita (to be posted later)

1. Dry roast 1 T of the cumin seeds for 5 minutes and then set aside.
2. Heat the oil in a large heavy-based saucepan and fry the remaining cumin seeds, black peppercorns and cardamoms for about 2-3 minutes.
3. Add the chillies, garlic and ginger and fry for about 2 minutes.
4. Add the ground coriander, ground cumin and salt and cook for a further 2-3 minutes.
5. Add the chicken. Cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes.
6. Add the garam masala and reserved toasted cumin seeds and cook for a further 5 minutes.

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You can substitute the same quantity of black beans, black-eyed peas, kidney beans, if you prefer.

1 1/3 cups Dried Red Kidney Beans
2 tablespoon Oil
½ teaspoon Cumin seeds
1 Onion, thinly sliced
1 green Chilli, finely chopped (substitute: ¼ teaspoon Red Pepper)
2 garlic Cloves, crushed
1 in piece root Ginger, grated

2 tablespoon Curry paste (substitute 2 teaspoons curry powder with a little bit of water)
1 teaspoon ground Cumin
1 teaspoon ground Coriander
¼ teaspoon Chilli powder (reduced from ½ teaspoon)
½ teaspoon salt

14 oz can chopped Tomatoes
2 tablespoon chopped fresh coriander

1. Leave the kidney beans to soak overnight in a bowl of cold water.
2. Drain the beans and put in a large saucepan with double the volume of water. Boil vigorously for 10 minutes. Skim off any scum. Cover and cook for 1 1 ½ hours or until the beans are soft.
3. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large heavy-based frying pan and fry the cumin seeds for2 minutes until they begin to splutter. Add the onion, chilli, garlic and ginger and fry for 5 minutes. Stir in the curry paste, cumin, ground coriander, chilli powder and salt and cook for 5 minutes.
4. Add the tomatoes and simmer for 5 minutes. Add the beans and fresh coriander, reserving a little for the garnish. Cover and cook for 15 minutes, adding a little water if necessary. Serve garnished with the reserved fresh coriander.

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1 ½ lb Chicken Thighs, boneless and skinless
1 tablespoon Oil
1 teaspoon Cumin Seeds
1 Onion, finely chopped
1 Green Pepper, seeded and finely chopped
1 Red Pepper, seeded and finely chopped
1 Garlic Cloves, crushed
¾ inch piece Root Ginger, finely chopped
1 teaspoon Curry Powder and little water (substituted for 1 tablespoon Curry Paste)
¼ teaspoon Chilli Powder
1 teaspoon Ground Coriander
1 teaspoon Ground Cumin
½ teaspoon Salt
14oz can Chopped Tomatoes (used Stewed Tomatoes)
2 tablespoon chopped fresh Coriander

1. Remove any visible fat from the chicken and cut the meat into 1 inch cubes.
2. Heat the oil in a wok or heavy-based frying pan and fry the cumin seeds for 2 minutes until they splutter. Add the onion, peppers, garlic and ginger and fry for 6-8 minutes.
3. Add the curry paste and fry for about 2 minutes. Stir in the chilli powder, ground coriander, cumin and salt and add 1 tablespoon water; fry for a further 2 minutes.
4. Add the chicken cubes and fry for about 5 minutes. Add the canned tomatoes and chopped fresh coriander. Cover the wok or frying pan with a lid and cook for about 15 minutes or until the chicken cubes are tender. Garnish with a sprig of fresh coriander and serve with rice.

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2 lb Lean Stewing Beef
1 T Oil
1 large Onion, finely chopped
4 Cloves
4 Green Cardamom Pods
½ t Red Pepper (substituted for 2 green chillies, finely chopped)
1 in piece Root Ginger, finely chopped
2 Garlic Cloves, crushed
2 dried Red Chillies (1 small whole chilli)
1 t Curry Powder and little bit of water (substituted for 1 T Curry Paste)
2 t Ground Coriander
1 t Ground Cumin
½ t Salt
2/3 C Beef Stock (used Campbell’s Beef Broth which I believe is allergen free)

1. Remove any visible fat from the beef and cut the meat into 1 inch cubes.
2. Heat the oil in a large heavy-based frying pan and stir-fry the onion, cloves and cardamom pods for about 5 minutes. Add the fresh green chillies, ginger, garlic and dried red chillies and fry for a further 2 minutes.
3. Add the curry paste and fry for about 2 minutes. Add the beef and fry for 5-8 minutes until all the meat pieces are lightly browned.
4. Add the coriander, cumin, salt and stock. Cover and simmer gently for 1-1 ½ hours or until the meat is tender. Serve with Tomato Rice and garnish with fresh coriander.

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For Khoresh
2 T ground Dried Rose Petals*
2 T Cinnamon
1 t ground Cardamom
½ t freshly ground Black Pepper
1 t ground Angelica (gol-par)*
1 t ground Nutmeg
1 t ground Cumin
½ t ground Coriander Seeds
1 t dried Persian Lime Powder*

Grind all the spices and mix. Store in an airtight container to preserve freshness.

For Rice
2 T ground Dried Rose Petals*
2 T ground Cinnamon
2 T ground Cardamom
1 T ground Cumin

Mix all the ground spices together in a bowl. Store in an airtight container to preserve freshness.

Legend
T = tablespoon
t = teaspoon
* – Is available from Persian stores.

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1 cup pinto beans

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon salt (3 Jan 2015 substituted 1/8 t onion power and 1/2 salt for every 1/2 t of salt)

1 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder (24 Jan 2015 increased cumin by 1/4 teaspoon from 1 1/4 teaspoons)

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1 1/2 teaspoon chili powder (24 Jan 2015 increased chili powder by 1/2 teaspoon from 1/2 teaspoon to make it hotter)

2 teaspoons curry powder (26 Nov 2015 added curry powder to recipe)

2 tablespoons olive oil (or rendered bacon fat)

1 onion, small

1. Wash and clean pinto beans.  Soak cleaned beans for 2 days in refrigerator changing water every day.

2. Boil beans until they are VERY soft. Add more water if needed. The beans should be falling apart as they are easier to mash later on.

3. When the beans are soft, remove the beans and save the water in a separate container.

4. In a separate pot, saute the onion in the oil until soft, approx 5 minutes.

5. Add the dried spices (garlic, cumin, salt, pepper, chili, curry powder) and cook on medium heat until you can smell their aroma.

6. Add the cooked beans and mash with a potato masher. Add bean water to cook the beans and spices some more and continue mashing until desired consistency is reached. Add beans water to keep the mixture from drying out too much. Remember, water will evaporate as the beans cool.

7. Makes about 1 1/2 cups. Good for guacamole.

Curry Refried Beans

1 cup pinto beans
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt Substitute: 1/8 t onion powder and 1/2 t salt for every 1/2 t of salt (3 Jan 2015 substituted 1/4 t onion power and 3/4 salt for every t of salt)
1 1/4 teaspoon cumin powder (3 Jan 2015 used 2 1/2 t Curry Powder by mistake)
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
2 tablespoons olive oil (or rendered bacon fat)
1 onion, small (ground up in food processor)
1 1/2 t Ebesse Zozo Hot Dipping Sauce Extra Mild ( 3 Jan 2015 added this to make it hot) (2092015 added 3t because it wasn’t hot enough)
3/4 t chili powder (2092015 added to bean mixture to make it hotter)

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