Nepalese Roasted Sesame Salad

I just love homemade Nepalese food and Manju makes some really awesome simple dishes that are easy to replicate in any kitchen. Here is a really easy salad which has a spicy, tangy, roasted sesame dressing.

 

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Stir Fried Curried Cauliflower (Gobhi)

Cauliflower is such a wonderful vegetable which can be cooked in so many ways. “Gobhi” as its called in Hindi, is a staple on our table and is one of the simplest vegetables to make. Here is a recipe one of the ways we make gobhi in our home.

 

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Surinder’s Quick Chicken Biryani

There’s really nothing quite like biryani to hit the spot especially on a lazy Sunday afternoon. In my mothers house we generally eat biryani on the weekends.

Her cook Surinder (the great shortcut chef) makes a great quick biryani. Though it still is involved – it’s much easier than spending half a day on the dish and it tastes pretty darned good. Here is his recipe.

 

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Ghiya and Palak ka Sabzi (Bottle Gourd and Spinach)

Ghiya/lauki is a wonderful gourd (bottle gourd) that pretty much makes anything it is used in taste better. One can combine it with lentils or any vegetables. One of my new favorite dishes in my mother’s kitchen is when they combine ghiya with palak (spinach). This super healthy combination is really delicious too and easy to make.

 

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Malai Shrimp ( Curried Shrimp)

Here is a great recipe for a mild shrimp curry dish that has a wonderful creamy texture. The mild spices and coconut milk makes this dish taste like a crossover between something that could be Indian of Southeast Asian.

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Manju’s Nepalese Aloo ka Jhol (Spicy Potato Curry)

I love tangy curries which have a nice spicy kick to them. This simple Nepalese potato curry has such a wonderful flavoring with the flavors of mustard oil and yogurt.

If you can’t get mustard oil – its okay – though they are available at any Indian Grocery store. This recipe is so great it will work with just about any oil you use.

 

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Stir Fry Curried Zucchini (Tori)

Tori (zucchini) is something that is made in my mother’s kitchen practically every other day. The sweet, mild flavors of this squash are enhanced by the addition of a hint of spices as is so in this recipe.

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