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Indian Prep Kitchen: Onions Four Ways

January 06, 2018
Written by Anupy Singla

Biryani › Curry › IndianPrepKitchen › Masala › Onions › Slow Cooker ›

Indian Prep Kitchen: Onions Four Ways I was three when my obsession for onions began, or so the story goes. As a little girl my mother tells me I would pick off the crunchy, lemony onions from my family's plates around their table in Chandigarh, where I was born and where my grandparent's home is to this day. It seems I've passed this obsession onto my own two girls. They could brush their teeth and still come back for a slice of spicy, lemony onion. That's how much we love them in our Indian-American household.  It's also where I wanted to start my series of Indian...

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Hyderabadi Vegetarian Biryani with Tart Dried Cherries

March 16, 2017
Written by Anupy Singla

Baked Tofu › Biryani › Meat › Paneer › Spices › Thanksgiving › Vegetables › Vegetarian ›

Hyderabadi Vegetarian Biryani with Tart Dried Cherries Hyderabad is the capital of two states in Southern India and is known as a center for India's pearl and diamond trade. And, biryani. Hyderabadi Biryani is known throughout India and beyond, made special by the mix of spices including mace, dried fruit, and nuts.  Traditionally, there are two ways to cook this one-pot meal. One is to place your raw, marinated meat and other ingredients in a clay pot and seal it - opening only when perfectly cooked (this takes some serious practice). The other is to cook your ingredients partially and then put them together to finish up...

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