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Old 21.10.2014, 17:41
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I've recently bought a pizza stone so I can make nans- great.
I switched to simply cooking them on a dry and as hot as possible frying pan. Gives much better results imo and is less fuss (and uses less lekkie) than a pizza stone.
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Slow cooker curry is just the best!
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Old 21.10.2014, 18:30
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Slow cooker curry is just the best!
I don't think it's the best, but it's certainly very good and very tasty for some curries.
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Re: ***The Great Big Indian Cooking Thread***

Hi There

I was just surfing and bumped into this great thread. I am myself a big foddie and also write a small blog and have also formed a Cooking club here in Zürich. Do check out the recipes. I havent written anything new lately as we have recently moved but I love to cook and write about food. here is the link to the blog: http://itytiwari.blogspot.ch/ Have fun exploring.

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Re: ***The Great Big Indian Cooking Thread***

Try Sanjeev kapoor or Tara dalal recipies....for good Indian flavones.
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Re: ***The Great Big Indian Cooking Thread***

Here's a humble 'non-recipe' that won't get served in any restaurant, but is endeared in the eastern parts of India as also in Bangladesh. Quick, inexpensive, healthy, and oh so tasty! (Make sure the ingredients are fresh.)

Sheddho Bhaat (Mashed Rice)!
You will need:
  1. Best quality basmati rice
  2. 1 small potato per person
  3. 1 small piece of sweet pumpkin per person
  4. 1/2 fistful of red lentils
  5. Ghee (can be substituted with liquified butter)
  6. Salt
Add-ons
  1. 1-2 okra per person
  2. Tiny piece of green banana per person
  3. Half a boiled egg per person
  4. Quarter piece green chilly per person
Process
  1. Make rice
  2. Boil vegetables (note: not all veggies will need the same amount of time.)
  3. Boil lentils
  4. Boil eggs and halve
  5. Peel and chop veggies into small pieces
  6. Warm to liquify ghee
To Serve
  1. Plate a serving of rice
  2. Indent in the center and serve a tablespoon (or 2) of boiled lentils
  3. Add boiled veggies and egg
  4. Sprinkle salt
  5. Add a dollop of liquified ghee
  6. Mix (mash, if you're not squeamish) everything up, let the flavors infuse for a minute or two, and start eating!
  7. If you're adventurous, mash the chilly into the dish for added kick!
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Try Sanjeev kapoor or Tara dalal recipies....for good Indian flavones.
Please provide links to any suggested books, pages or recipes instead of just the names.
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Re: ***The Great Big Indian Cooking Thread***

I am not sure if this has been mentioned before in the thread, but "vahchef" is one not to be missed when one is looking for indian recipes... Here is a link for the tandoori chicken.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsb311KiG1U

I personally love this guy not only because his recopies are flop-proof, but also because its 8 to 10 mins of pure entertainment (you must watch to understand what i mean). And the best is the last 30 secs or so when he starts eating his freshly prepared food. You can tell this man loves food more than anything on earth
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Old 07.04.2015, 12:47
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I like Chef Harpal Singh. Easy to follow recipes on youtube.

https://www.youtube.com/user/chefharpalsingh
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Re: ***The Great Big Indian Cooking Thread***

for authentic indian recipes I go to subbus kitchen, http://www.subbuskitchen.com/
She has accurate quantities and step by step photos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bp6gaPYwPB0
I tried this recipe and it was really good.

Here is a link for a great paneer recipe,
http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/paneer_86451

And one of the best baked naan recipes
http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/naanbreads_77147
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Re: ***The Great Big Indian Cooking Thread***

Tip: I bought a great little electric spice grinder the other day, does a great job or making fresh garam masala http://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B005...ilpage_o01_s00

Tons of great reviews for it on Amazon UK http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...ilpage_o01_s00

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Tip: I bought a great little electric spice grinder the other day, does a great job or making fresh garam masala [removed]

Thats brilliant !! I myself swear by fresh grounded spice mixes. In case you are not already doing it, then try dry roasting whole spices in a pan for 4-5 mins
until you get the aroma and then blend it. Store in a air tight container and you can have instant fresh spice for making various curries!! Enjoy the flavour!!

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Old 16.06.2015, 10:40
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Tip: I bought a great little electric spice grinder the other day, does a great job or making fresh garam masala http://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B005...ilpage_o01_s00
Thanks very much for the suggestion. I've been looking for one for a while now but TBH I was hesitant to pay the exorbitant prices I've seen in local shops.

As I am completely clueless when it comes to volts/phases/different sockets and adaptors, may I ask if this appliance requires an additional adaptor or does it work with Swiss sockets/power supply without the need of anything additional?
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Thanks very much for the suggestion. I've been looking for one for a while now but TBH I was hesitant to pay the exorbitant prices I've seen in local shops.

As I am completely clueless when it comes to volts/phases/different sockets and adaptors, may I ask if this appliance requires an additional adaptor or does it work with Swiss sockets/power supply without the need of anything additional?
It will need a Swiss adapter as its an fatter UK or EU plug (I forget which, let me check when I get home). Either way, buying a cheap adapter will cover all bases http://www.bombayelectronics.com/Swi...p/wp_wa11a.htm

You dont have to buy from there but thats the type of adapter that basically fits everything, I usually buy 10 or so in bulk.

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Re: ***The Great Big Indian Cooking Thread***

Sadly the cooking expert Farah passed away due to cancer. Her recipes are quite good in a home made sort of way.

http://www.khanapakana.com/53/cookin...-farah-recipes
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Re: ***The Great Big Indian Cooking Thread***

If you've never had Khandvi, you simply must give it a go.

It's a spiced soft pinwheel made from gram flour (chickpea) and yogurt, garnished with curry leaves, coconut and coriander. It's my absolute favorite dish from Gujrat.

http://www.vegrecipesofindia.com/kha...-make-khandvi/

There's also a simpler prep method using a microwave:
http://www.sarikasethgunjal.com/khandvi-microwave/
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If you would rather avoid a trip to Geneva/Zurich to shop for Indian groceries, check out www.swissrasoi.com. They stock most spices, pulses, basmati rice, ghee, flours, pickles as well as ready to eat meals (but nothing fresh or frozen) and offer free delivery on orders over CHF20. They also have monthly flash sales but stocks tend to run out so I wouldn't wait to do my big shop then.
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If you would rather avoid a trip to Geneva/Zurich to shop for Indian groceries, check out www.swissrasoi.com. They stock most spices, pulses, basmati rice, ghee, flours, pickles as well as ready to eat meals (but nothing fresh or frozen) and offer free delivery on orders over CHF20. They also have monthly flash sales but stocks tend to run out so I wouldn't wait to do my big shop then.
Thanks for sharing information and website Free home delivery seems interesting, but I doubt they will delivery outside Zurich region.
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Re: ***The Great Big Indian Cooking Thread***

Indian here. This is so helpful! I have no excuses to not give things a try now.
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Thanks for sharing information and website Free home delivery seems interesting, but I doubt they will delivery outside Zurich region.
Yes, they do. They deliver all over CH
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