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Chicken Madras curry – How to make it at home

Chicken Madras is an Indian curry that left you full but still wanting more. A rich, creamy, and spicy curry bursting with flavor, chicken Madras is a favorite curry worldwide. It may not be the most authentic Indian curry, but its popularity has attracted many non-Indian cravings for Indian food, including me. This curry is …

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Garlic naan – how to make it at home

What is garlic naan? This article is about making garlic naan, the Indian flatbread baked in a large clay oven called tandoor. The naan dough is flavored with chopped garlic, coriander leaves, and kalonji seeds and brush with melted butter. These additional ingredients elevate an ordinary flatbread to the next level and taste so good …

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Aloo gobi – Indian potatoes and cauliflowers curry

What is aloo gobi? Aloo gobi (alu gobi) is a classic Indian vegetarian dish made with potatoes and cauliflower.  It is usually cooked with some spices and with onion and tomatoes.  It is a quick and easy comforting dish to be served as a side or paratha, naan, or jeera rice. How to make aloo …

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Dum Aloo – How to prepare (a wonderful vegetarian dish)

Dum aloo is an Indian potato curry, which has assimilated into our Malaysian culinary culture. The allure of dum aloo lies in the plethora of spices that transform the potatoes into a melting pot of flavors.  They are first parboiled, deep-fry, and then simmer in a mixture of spices. You will be greeted by a …

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Masoor dal – How to prepare (outstanding result and simple)

Masoor dal is my favorite lentil recipe for a few reasons. First, it is the fastest lentil to cook, only fifteen minutes after soaking. Secondly, it is high in protein, making it an ideal choice for vegetarians who want to obtain a balanced nutrition.  Masoor dal with husked removed and can disintegrate in a short …

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Lamb curry – How to cook (with an amazing result)

This article is about how to cook the lamb curry, which my wife would die for. She tried to resist the temptation to keep the leftover for the next meal before finally submitting to my suggestion to share with her sister. This lip-smacking curry is just delicious layered upon delicious. It is a hybridized curry …

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Dal tadka – How to cook (authentic recipe with useful tips)

Dal tadka is synonymous with Malaysian Indian restaurants for me. Whenever I talk about dal tadka, there will be a mental picture drawn immediately about these eateries that flourish in every nook and cranny in Kuala Lumpur. Dal tadka is immensely popular in Malaysia. The Malaysian Indians are Southern India’s descendants who populated dal tadka …

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Cabbage Thoran – How to cook (easy Indian side dish)

Cabbage thoran is my favorite Indian side dish. Growing up in Malaysia and a lover of Indian food, I’ve lunch regularly at the Indian Malaysian restaurant. They lay a large piece of banana leaf in front of me,  scoop a large pile of white rice on it that I can never finish, and inundated by …

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Chapati recipe – How to make chapati (a comprehensive guide)

This authentic chapati recipe yields one of the best Indian flatbread that I have tried. What is chapati?  Chapati is a quintessential staple flatbread originated from India. It has a distinct flavor and aroma due to the use of the whole wheat flour called atta. It is often served with spiced dishes like curry and …

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