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Aaloo dum (Potato curry/ Riki Tarkari)

Aaloo dum is a very popular potato dish. In Nepal, this dish is usually served with beaten rice, puri, sel roti or fried rice for a snack or a meal. Easy to prepare, this recipe is great to take for a potluck or a picnic.

Ingredients:
1 large white or yellow onion chopped
1 cup of green onion chopped
1 teaspoon turmeric or curry powder
1 teaspoon red chili pepper (or cayenne pepper)
1 teaspoon paprika
1/3 cup vegetable oil
5 large boiled potato diced
Salt to taste

Directions:

1. Prepare all the ingredients.

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2. In a large dish, add oil and cook it over medium heat. DSC_5647-001

3. Once the oil is hot, add onion. Let it cook for a few minutes. DSC_5648-001

4. Now add turmeric powder and mix well. DSC_5649-001

5. Once the onion is soft, add green onion. DSC_5651-001

6. Add salt, red chili pepper and paprika. Let it cook for another 5 minutes. DSC_5652-001

7. Add diced boiled potatoes. DSC_5654-001

8. Mix well. Let it cook for a few minutes in a low heat. DSC_5662-001 DSC_5664-002

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Shakshuka

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It seems that I often forget to post recipes that I make on a regular basis. Here is a quick and easy Shakshuka recipe. It is a dish of eggs poached in a tomato sauce. I make Shakshuka for breakfast and lunch. Usually if I make it for lunch, I add more vegetables like eggplant, bell peppers or zucchini. In this recipe, I made it with zucchini.

Ingredients:
3 large tomatoes, finely chopped
6 eggs
1 large yellow onion, diced
2 large cloves of garlic, chopped
4 tbs. olive oil
1 tsp. ground cumin
2 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. basil
1 tsp. thyme
Cayenne pepper (optional)
Fresh Parsley or Cilantro to garnish (optional)
2 Zucchini, slices (optional)
Salt and Pepper

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Directions:

1. In a medium size frying pan, heat 4 tbs. olive oil over medium heat. Add onion, garlic and other spices: cumin,pepper, paprika, basil, thyme, salt and cayenne and cook for 1-2 minutes until onion softens.

2. Once the onions are soft, add tomatoes and zucchini.DSC_8594-001 3. Cover, and simmer for 10 minutes.DSC_8597-001
4. Once the vegetables are soft, crack the eggs over the tomato mixture so they are evenly spaced and sprinkle each egg with salt and pepper. Cover and cook for 5-8 minutes over medium heat until the eggs are cooked. Cook for a slightly shorter amount of time, if you like your yolks runny.  DSC_8599-0015. Garnish with fresh parsley or cilantro.DSC_8607-001 6. Enjoy with bread!DSC_8612-001

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Eggless Quick Easy Khapse (Bullu)

Happy Loshar! May this new year bring joy and happiness to everyone! This khapse is very simple and easy to make compared to other khapses. This recipe makes about 6 large khapses (make sure to share one with a friend, or lover since it is the Valentine’s day). DSC_3032-001

Ingredients:
3 cups of all purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 cup milk
3 tbs melted butter
Vegetable Oil to deep fry
Powder sugar to garnish

Directions:
1. In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients to make a batter. I use an electric mixer to make it easier. DSC_2974-001DSC_2975-001

DSC_2984-0012. Pour the batter into a Ziploc bag. Make sure to use a good quality Ziploc bag so that it doesn’t break, or use a squeeze bottle instead. I add 1/2 cup at a time. DSC_3011-0013. Heat oil in a large pan. Once the oil is hot, add batter into the hot oil. Make sure to make a large circle in the beginning as a base. And then add other circles or patterns to make intricate details. (Make sure to adjust temperature to keep oil enough to fry the khapse but not so hot that it burns quickly.) DSC_3016-001DSC_3026-0013. Once one side is brown, flip to the other side and cook until that side is brown as well.DSC_2994-0014. Remove from the oil and drain excess oil using a paper towel. DSC_2998-001DSC_2997-0015. Sprinkle white sugar on top to garnish and enjoy with friends and family. Happy Loshar everyone! DSC_3044-001Here is a video on how to make this khapse.

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