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India Cookbook and Your Holiday Table

India. What comes to mind? Tigers, elephants, jungles, teeming cities, … Oh, and the food: curries, tandoori chicken, onion kulcha bread, mango chutney, … Actually, that’s just scratching the surface. India is huge with jungles, yes, but also mountains, desserts and great river plains. Its history is an old as Egypt. In that time, with…

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Yellow Basmati Rice with Sesame Seeds

Yes, that’s the same picture from yesterday. Now, ignore the salmon but focus on that rice, and the lovely tomato cream sauce. They are a wonderful combination. The rice has plenty of flavor but that whole experience is amplified by the sauce. With yesterday’s salmon and this rice, you have a magnificent meal! Yellow Basmati…

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Salmon in a Tomato Cream Sauce

You probably don’t think of salmon as an Indian dish. Not India Indian. More American Indian. Like Alaska. Indians smoking fish. Grizzlies standing in white water snapping up salmon. Sarah Palin snapping up grizzlies. This dish has origins that go back over 60 years. As a girl Madhur Jaffrey had tandoori dishes with a lovely…

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Coconut Rice from Madhur Jaffrey

Rice. It is staple food. Just what does that mean? In many cuisines rice is a component you expect to see on every plate, no matter what the main entrée. Particularly in Asian cuisines, rice is there — not just as a base — but as an integral part of the overall dish. Rice adds…

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