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Assembled ingredients, notice cream tomato soup substitution

Onion, ginger, and garlic

Chicken Masala

1 Tablespoon ghee, or butter

2 garlic cloves, minced

2 Tablespoons minced onion

1 jalapeno, minced

1 teaspoon ginger, minced

¼ teaspoon cinnamon

2 teaspoons coriander

1 teaspoon cumin

1 teaspoon paprika

1 teaspoon garam masala

½ teaspoon salt

½ cup chicken stock

½ cup tomato sauce

1 cup heavy cream

¼ cup chopped cilantro

¼ cup chopped green onion

1 pound cooked chicken

Sauté the garlic, ginger, onion, and jalapeno in butter until soft. Add all dry spices and salt and toast for several minutes. Add chicken stock and bring to a boil, simmer shortly. Add tomato sauce and bring to a boil, simmer shortly. Repeat with heavy cream. Add chicken meat. Simmer shortly, remove from heat, add cilantro and scallion, serve with Aloo Gobi Chana Masala or rice. Good Stuff!

Assembled ingredients, notice soaking dry chickpeas

Add dry spices and toast for several minutes

Aloo Gobi Chana Masala

½ pound fresh chickpeas (chana)

½ pound diced tomato

1 teaspoon ginger

2 garlic cloves

1 lemon juiced

1 Tbsp yogurt

½ pound cauliflower (gobi)

1 tsp cumin

1 tsp garam masala

6 potatoes diced (aloo)

2 Tbsp vinegar

1 cup diced onions

¼ cup dense meat stock

½ cup cilantro

¼ cup chopped green onion

½ teaspoon basil

½ teaspoon turmeric

Parboil first cauliflower, then chickpea, and potatoes in boiling water seasoned with salt, cayenne, and turmeric. Vegetables should be cooked but very firm. Chill immediately to stop cooking and reserve. Marinate cut onions in basil, vinegar, and oil. Sauté ginger and garlic, cook until soft, add onions, cook until soft, add cumin and garam masala. Cook another few minutes and add stock. Simmer shortly and add vegetables, yogurt and ¾ of the tomatoes. Cover and simmer until vegetables are cooked through. Sprinkle with reserved tomatoes, cilantro, and lemon juice for service. If you plan to make this very spicy, prepare some raita, a cooling yogurt dip made with cucumber, mint, cumin, and lemon. Good Stuff!

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