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The Bollywood

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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, I name this sandwich “The Bollywood” 🙂
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Bon Appetit !   Life is Good !
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naan, tandoori chicken, tomato/cucumber/yogurt salad

naan, tandoori chicken, tomato/cucumber/yogurt salad

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naan, tandoori chicken, tomato/cucumber/yogurt salad

naan, tandoori chicken, tomato/cucumber/yogurt salad

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The Bollywood

The Bollywood

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The Bollywood

The Bollywood

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Preparation :
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Salad With Irish Cheddar

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The  other day I came across this cheese and thought I’ll give it a try. Turns out that this is my new favorite semi-hard cheese. It is simply delicious and, because of its sharpness and strength, ideal to pair with salad, which of course I did at once. Here is the result:
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Bon Appetit !   Life is Good !
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Salad And Irish Cheddar

Salad And Irish Cheddar

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Salad And Irish Cheddar

Salad And Irish Cheddar

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Salad. That’s It…….

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Today  is one of the few days when I don’t feel like cooking at all. I had store-bought brownies and coffee for breakfast, I will have Brie sandwiches for dinner and my lunch was this simple, albeit delicious and sexy, salad.
Conclusion: Even without the pleasure of cooking every single day, I will survive 🙂
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Bon Appetit !   Salad Is Good For You !

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P.S.
I just came across this great book which I think should be in every chef’s library:
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A Brief Art Culinary History of The Western Chef Avante-Guarde Through The 20th Century by Tony Baran
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Salad with asiago cheese and bologna in dijon vinaigrette:
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Salad with asiago cheese and bologna in dijon vinaigrette

Salad with asiago cheese and bologna in dijon vinaigrette

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Salad with asiago cheese and bologna in dijon vinaigrette

Salad with asiago cheese and bologna in dijon vinaigrette

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dress grape tomatoes, small, halved potatoes, sliced onions and peppers with dijon vinaigrette

dress grape tomatoes, small, halved potatoes, sliced onions, chilies and peppers with dijon vinaigrette

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season sliced cucumbers generously with salt, let sit for 15 minutes, squeeze and discard excess liquid

season sliced cucumbers generously with salt, let sit for 15 minutes, squeeze and discard excess liquid

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mix with potato salad

mix with potato salad

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choose a pretty serving dish :-)

choose a pretty serving dish 🙂

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add greens of your choice with dijon vinaigrette

add greens of your choice with dijon vinaigrette

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top greens with potato salad

top greens with potato salad

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top with julienned bologna, asiago and scallions

top with julienned bologna, asiago and scallions

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Salad with asiago cheese and bologna in dijon vinaigrette

Salad with asiago cheese and bologna in dijon vinaigrette

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Salad with asiago cheese and bologna in dijon vinaigrette

Salad with asiago cheese and bologna in dijon vinaigrette

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Salad with asiago cheese and bologna in dijon vinaigrette

Salad with asiago cheese and bologna in dijon vinaigrette

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Chicken Curry, Roti, Raita & Rice



This  is my “GO TO” curry dish.
As I mentioned before, I usually have some containers with curry sauce in the freezer, so by the time the naan, raita and rice (polo) are done, the curry is also ready.
I also alway’s have uncooked naan in the freezer. Just cook it on a griddle or cast iron pan from frozen.

Great, complete meal in half an hour 🙂


Bon Appetit !   Life is Good !  


Click here for Naan recipe
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Click here for POLO Recipe

Click here for Curry Sauce/Base recipe

 

Chicken Curry, Roti, Raita &  Rice

Chicken Curry, Roti, Raita & Rice

Chicken Curry

Chicken Curry

saute chicken tigh's in garlic oil until golden

saute chicken thighs in garlic oil until golden

add curry sauce/base, lots of chopped cilantro and a bit of water

add curry sauce/base, lots of chopped cilantro and a bit of water

simmer covered until chicken is cooked through, check/adjust seasoning

simmer covered until chicken is cooked through, check/adjust seasoning

meanwhile, grate cucumbers and red onions, add salt, let stand for 10 minutes

meanwhile, grate cucumbers and red onions, add salt, let stand for 10 minutes

after 10 minutes, squeeze out all waterfrom cucumbers, discard

after 10 minutes, squeeze out all waterfrom cucumbers, discard

season wit cayenne papper, garlic paste and garam masala, add greek yogurt, blend all

season wit cayenne papper, garlic paste and garam masala, add greek yogurt, blend all

Raita

Raita

cook naan on griddle or cast iron pan

cook naan on griddle or cast iron pan, brush with ghee, sprinkle with kosher salt

Chicken Curry

Chicken Curry

Chicken Curry, Roti, Raita &  Rice

Chicken Curry, Roti, Raita & Rice




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” Seafood Salad “

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“CANNED”  
seafood  you ask ? 

If it is not fresh it doesn’t hit my plate you say ?

Of course, I agree that fresh seafood is heaven on earth
when properly prepared, But sometimes in the real world
you come home late and want something tasty and don’t
feel like cooking. Here is what I did last night :
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The result ?
A great salad done in 10 minutes ( Hard boiled egg‘s take their time )


Ingredients:

Fresh / canned seafood of your liking  (What’s in your cupboard)
Cucumber, salted for 5 minutes, rinsed
Hard boiled egg’s, diced
Radish, julienned
Bell peppers, julienned
Chilies, julienned
Garlic, paste
Parsley, chopped

Dressing:

Olive oil
Lemon juice
Raspberry vingar
Kosher Salt
Cayenne Pepper
Maggi Seasoning

Bon Appetit ! Life is Good !         🙂 

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