Hans’ Delicious Tandoori Chicken

: : : : : : : : When I was a chef it was essential for me to teach my cooks, then later my students at Le Cordon Bleu, recipes of dishes which were as authentic to their classic origin as possible. Especially during my many years as a teacher and program chair at Le […]

Goan Tandoori Pork Ribs With Aloo Palak

> > Goan food is much influenced by the Portuguese, so the ingredients and seasoning often differ a bit from the usual Indian suspects. In the 70’s I spend a few months in Goa, living in cheap housing right on the beach. If one was able to forego typical western luxuries such as A/C, running water […]

Chicken Tandoori/Naan Sandwich

> > > This tandoori chicken sandwich needed no simple or fancy condiment to elevate it. The chicken was very juicy, very tender and VERY tasty. Usually, I would serve this with raita, sliced onions, sliced tomato, sliced cucumber, a few spritz of fresh lime, plain yogurt, finely sliced cabbage slaw, or any other addition […]

The Ultimate (Faux) Tandoori Chicken

> > > Excerpt from Wiki: . ” Tandoori chicken is a dish originating in the Indian subcontinent. It is widely popular in South Asia particularly India and Pakistan, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and the Western world. It consists of roasted chicken prepared with yogurt and spices. The name comes from the type of cylindrical clay oven, […]

Tandoori-Style Chicken Drumsticks With Pickled Onions And Naan

> > Some  of my favorite food-memories from my time living in Karachi, Pakistan, were the many wonderful dinners Maria and I had at the rooftop restaurant of our hotel, the ” Avari Towers,Karachi“. Sadly, I understand that this restaurant has been converted into a steak restaurant by now ( after all, its been nearly […]

” Tandoori Inspired Baked Chicken “

. . Many years ago when Maria and I lived in Karachi, Pakistan, we developed a deep passion for Indian and Pakistani Food. The  chicken I made for dinner tonight was not cooked in a tandoori, nor was it seasoned with the “proper” spice blend a cook wood actually use to make a traditional tandoori chicken. […]

The Bollywood

> > During  the year I was living in Karachi, Pakistan, a large part of the TV programming besides the national programming were Indian music shows and Indian movies of the “Bollywood” Variety, which I came to appreciate and like, so much so that I actually miss it sometimes. So, in honor of the great “Bollywood” shows and movies, […]

Curried Lentil Salad With Tandoory-Style Chicken

> > Today,  let’s make a salad that is both full of flavor and easy to prepare. Curried lentils are of course one of my favorite lentil recipes, served either hot or cold (vinaigrette added), by them self as salad or as a sexy side dish (again, either hot or as salad). And tandoori chicken?- well, anytime, please 🙂 […]

Meal Plan – Week 4 “Hans’ Lighter, Healthier Comfort Food”

> > Update after my own completion of Week Four of  “ Hans’ Lighter, Healthier Comfort Food ” meal plan : . Here is the final tally after my own completion of four weeks of  “Hans’ Lighter, Healthier Comfort Food” meal plan : 1) Total weight loss: 28.5 lbs. (From 286.5 lbs on January 19th, to 258 lbs on February […]