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Spicy Roasted Chicken

I have way too many people in my family who want that drumstick… me being one of them.  Since our Thanksgiving dinner includes 22 people, 1 turkey is never enough for the dark meat lovers. So I always end up making a few chickens, this way there’s enough dark meat for everyone. Since I get a

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Stir Fried Okra

Okra, also known as lady fingers, is one of my favorite vegetables to serve an aspiring foodie.  I love to challenge them, if you can’t handle okra you can’t be a foodie… is that mean? People can be skeptical about this beautiful pod thinking it’ll be slimy and gross.  Not true!  If cooked the right

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Yogurt Marinated Grilled Chicken with Basmati Rice

Have this for dinner tonight… I’m serious! This meal is like bringing the Mediterranean and Indian culture together.  A “unique” combo, I know, but trust me it works beautifully.

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Beef Curry

Very possibly my favorite curry to make.  This recipe has so many selling points… Super easy, 3 step (I count it as 2.5 steps) recipe. Stores really well.  It actually gets better over the days if you re-heat in the pan. EVERYONE loves it.

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Basmati Rice with Raisins (Pulao)

The perfect Basmati Rice…. now that could be a little “tricky”.  The difference between “okay” and “perfection” is that perfectly cooked Basmati Rice must be FLUFFY.  It should also be fragrant, a little sweet, with a ton of flavors.

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Saucy Tandoori Chicken

Yes, yes I know… tandoori chicken is supposed to be cooked in a Tandoori oven (clay oven).  But let’s get real here… I live in an apartment in NY, sooooo… that’s not happening.  Also, I do not want to stand over a hot grill and flip chicken while hosting a dinner. My mom taught me this recipe

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Chicken Dum Biryani

  There’s biryani and then there’s Dum Biryani!  Biryani is essentially a special dish of rice cooked with spicy, marinated meat.  Your usual biryani is rice and meat cooked separately and then mixed together.  Dum Biryani is cooked in a special way where the raw meat and rice is cooked together.  Sounds intimidating… but trust me,

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