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Sweet Tamarind Chutney
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon asafoetida powder
- 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
- 2 cups water
- 1 1/8 cups white sugar
- 3 tablespoons tamarind paste
Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the cumin seeds, ginger, cayenne pepper, fennel seeds, asafoetida powder, and garam masala; cook and stir for about 2 minutes to release the flavors.
Stir the water into the pan with the spices along with the sugar and tamarind paste. Bring to a boil, then simmer over low heat until the mixture turns a deep chocolaty brown and is thick enough to coat the back of a metal spoon. This should take 20 to 30 minutes. The sauce will be thin, but it will thicken upon cooling.
- 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
- 1 cup warm water
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 3 tablespoons milk
- 1 egg, beaten
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 4 1/2 cups bread flour
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic (optional)
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Let stand about 10 minutes, until frothy. Stir in sugar, milk, egg, salt, and enough flour to make a soft dough. Knead for 6 to 8 minutes on a lightly floured surface, or until smooth. Place dough in a well oiled bowl, cover with a damp cloth, and set aside to rise. Let it rise 1 hour, until the dough has doubled in volume.
Punch down dough, and knead in garlic. Pinch off small handfuls of dough about the size of a golf ball. Roll into balls, and place on a tray. Cover with a towel, and allow to rise until doubled in size, about 30 minutes.
During the second rising, preheat grill to high heat.
At grill side, roll one ball of dough out into a thin circle. Lightly oil grill. Place dough on grill, and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until puffy and lightly browned. Brush uncooked side with butter, and turn over. Brush cooked side with butter, and cook until browned, another 2 to 4 minutes. Remove from grill, and continue the process until all the naan has been prepared.
- 2 large onions, roughly chopped
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh chili or crushed red-pepper flakes to taste
- 1 tablespoon minced ginger
- 2 cups chopped tomatoes(cannedare fine; include the liquid)
- 1 cup coconut milk
- ½ cup lamb juice, from Slow-Braised Lamb Shanks
- Meat from Slow-Braised Lamb Shanks
- 2 teaspoons garam masala or curry powder
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- ½ cup chopped raw cashews
- 2 cups cooked basmati rice
- Fresh chopped cilantro for garnish
- Put the onions, garlic, chili, ginger, tomatoes, coconut milk, lamb juice, lamb and spices in a large pot that can later be covered over medium-high heat.
- Bring the mixture just to a boil; cover, reduce the heat and simmer, stirring occasionally until the onions are very tender, about 30 minutes.
- Stir in the cashews, then uncover and simmer steadily until reduced to desired consistency. Serve over rice.