Dal with Spinach and Tomatoes

The spice mix: 1 Tbsp coriander powder 2 tsp cumin powder 1 tsp kashmiri chili powder 1 1/2 tsp salt The dahl: 1 cups red split lentils masoor dahl 3 1/2 cups water 1/2 tsp turmeric 8 oz baby spinach coarsely chopped The tempering: 4 Tbsp vegetable oil 1 onion finely chopped 2 green chilies… Continue reading Dal with Spinach and Tomatoes

Ground Beef Chili With Chocolate and Peanut Butter

2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 medium yellow onion, diced (about 8 ounces) 2 teaspoons kosher salt, plus more as needed 3 canned chiles in adobo, finely chopped 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder 2 teaspoons smoked paprika 2 teaspoons ancho chile powder 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano, preferably Mexican 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon… Continue reading Ground Beef Chili With Chocolate and Peanut Butter

Basic Vegetable Soup with Ginger and Chilies

In a big stock pot: Heat up some coconut oil, canola, or peanut oil till it shimmers Throw in a couple cups of chopped onion, a quarter cup of chopped garlic, about a half cup of thick slices of fresh ginger, and one or two chopped serrano chilis. Once they have sweated down, pour in… Continue reading Basic Vegetable Soup with Ginger and Chilies

Broccoli Cheese Soup

Ingredients Save Recipe 1 1/2 pounds (700g) broccoli 2 tablespoons (30ml) vegetable oil Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 3 tablespoons (45g) unsalted butter 1 medium onion, sliced (about 6 ounces; 170g) 1 medium carrot, peeled and finely diced (about 4 ounces; 120g) 3 medium cloves garlic, thinly sliced 2 cups (475ml) water, or… Continue reading Broccoli Cheese Soup

Indochinese Sweet Corn Soup

1 1/2 cups sweet corn kernels (fresh, frozen, any) 1/2 cup sweet corn (optional, refer notes) 3 sprigs spring onions (fine chopped, separate greens & whites) 1/4 to 1/3 cup carrots (finely chopped) 1/4 cup French beans (4 to 6 finely chopped) 3 to 3 1/2 cups water or stock 1 tablespoon oil or (butter)… Continue reading Indochinese Sweet Corn Soup

Indochinese Vegetable Soup

1/2 tablespoon oil (or butter) 1/2 tablespoon garlic fine chopped or minced 1/4 to 1/2 tablespoon ginger fine chopped or minced 2 sprigs spring onions greens (or scallions) 2 sprigs spring onion whites (or scallions) 1/4 cup carrots fine chopped 1/4 cup peas 1/4 cup sweet corn 1/4 cup french beans 1/2 cup cabbage fine… Continue reading Indochinese Vegetable Soup

Thai Green Curry Noodle Soup

1 tablespoon olive oil 1–2 extra fat shallot, finely diced 1/4-1/2 cup green curry paste (start conservatively, or make your own below) 4 cups chicken or veggie broth optional additions(nice if using jarred curry paste) – 4 inch stock of lemongrass, smashed, 3-4 slices galangal, 4-6 kefir lime leaves 8 ounces optional chicken breast, sliced… Continue reading Thai Green Curry Noodle Soup

Pressure Cooker Tom Kha Gai

1 –2 shallots, diced 1/4 cup ginger, sliced into 1/8 inch thick disks, skins ok ( 2 inch piece) 1/4 cup galangal root, sliced into 1/8 thick disks, skins ok ( 2 inch piece) 3 tablespoons finely chopped lemongrass- or use lemongrass paste. 8 kaffir lime leaves 2 cups chicken broth or veggie broth 1… Continue reading Pressure Cooker Tom Kha Gai

Thai Chicken Noodle Soup

2 tablespoons coconut or olive oil 1 onion, finely diced (or 2 large shallots) 2 tablespoons ginger, peeled and finely chopped 1/4 cup lemongrass, very finely chopped (or use 3 tablespoons paste) 1/4 cup, thinly sliced galanga root (peels ok) (or use 3 tablespoons paste) 4 cloves garlic, chopped 8 cups chicken stock or chicken… Continue reading Thai Chicken Noodle Soup

Kale, Chickpea and Chicken Soup with Andouille Sausage

Soup: 1–2 tablespoons olive oil 1 cup diced onion 4 cloves garlic 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary 2 bay leaves 1 cup dry garbanzo beans–soaked overnight (or 1 can of garbanzo’s rinsed and strained.) 8 cups flavorful chicken stock or veggie stock 2–4 Cups chopped kale 1–2 cups cooked chicken -shredded or cut into bite sized… Continue reading Kale, Chickpea and Chicken Soup with Andouille Sausage

Lemony White Bean Soup With Turkey and Greens

3 tablespoons olive oil 1 large onion, diced 1 large carrot, diced 1 bunch sturdy greens, such as kale, broccoli rabe, mustard greens or collard greens 1 tablespoon tomato paste 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin, plus more to taste 1/8 teaspoon red-pepper flakes, plus more to taste 1/2 pound ground turkey 3 garlic cloves, minced 1… Continue reading Lemony White Bean Soup With Turkey and Greens

Oven-Finished Kitchdi

1 cup dried long grain white rice (not basmati) 1 cup dried moong dal 3 tablespoons vegetable oil (or ghee) 1 teaspoon mustard seeds 6 dried cloves 2 small cinnamon sticks 2 teaspoons turmeric powder 1 teaspoon red chile powder salt to taste sweet mango pickle (optional, for serving) Preheat your oven to 350°F. In… Continue reading Oven-Finished Kitchdi

Pressure Cooker Mulligatawny

3 tablespoons ghee or coconut oil 1/2 teaspoon whole cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon whole coriander seeds 1/2 teaspoon whole mustard seeds 1 onion, chopped 3 garlic cloves, roughly chopped 1 teaspoon grated ginger 1 serrano chili, slit in half leaving the stem intact 1 tablespoon yellow curry powder 1 carrot, chopped 1 yam, cubed 1… Continue reading Pressure Cooker Mulligatawny

Pressure Cooker Birria

3 lbs stew meat (beef, lamb or goat) cut into 1- 2 inch pieces 1 tablespoon salt pepper to taste 2 cups chicken or beef broth 4 dried guajillo chile (see notes) 2 dried Pasilla chilies (optional) 1–2 tablespoon olive oil 1 large onion, diced 6 garlic cloves, roughly chopped 14-ounce can diced tomatoes, preferably… Continue reading Pressure Cooker Birria

Pressure Cooker Smoky White Bean Soup

1 lb dry white beans, soaked 8-12 hours ( 2 cups dry, 5 cups soaked) 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion, diced 6 garlic cloves, rough chopped 1 1/2 cup carrots, chopped 2 cups celery chopped 1 tablespoon fresh thyme (or 1 teaspoon dried thyme) 1/4 cup white wine (or skip it) 14 ounce can… Continue reading Pressure Cooker Smoky White Bean Soup

Pressure Cooker Cuban Black Beans

3 tablespoons olive oil 2 onions, diced 2 bell peppers diced (red and yellow are nice) 1 ancho chili, diced (optional, not traditional) 6 garlic cloves, rough chopped 2 teaspoons salt 2 teaspoons oregano 2 bay leaves 1 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 1/8– 1/4 teaspoon cayenne or chipotle (optional) 1 tablespoon tomato paste… Continue reading Pressure Cooker Cuban Black Beans

Pressure Cooker Pinto Bean Soup

1 tablespoon oil 1 large onion, chopped 2–4 (6 oz) or a generous cup chopped poblano peppers (or green bell peppers) 4 cloves garlic coarsely chopped 2 teaspoons Ancho chili powder ( or sub regular chili powder) 1 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon coriander 1 yam, yielding approximately 3 cups cubed 1 ½ cups dry pinto… Continue reading Pressure Cooker Pinto Bean Soup

Pressure Cooker Red Lentil Soup

2 tablespoons olive oil 1 cup Onion diced 1 cup Carrots diced 1/2 cup Celery diced 5 cloves Garlic minced 2 14.5 ounces cans Canned Fire Roasted Tomatoes 1 quart reduced-sodium vegetable broth 2 cups Water Plus 1 cup water for stove top 1 1/2. cups Split Red Lentils rinsed 1 teaspoon Ground Cumin 1/2… Continue reading Pressure Cooker Red Lentil Soup

Soto Betawi (Indonesian Beef and Coconut Milk Soup)

1.2kg beef brisket, trimmed of any fat and cut into 3cm cubes 2 lemongrass stalks, bruised and tied in a knot 2 bay leaves 1 tbsp tamarind paste (or 1 tbsp lime juice mixed with 1 tbsp brown sugar) 700ml coconut milk 200ml whole milk 3 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into bite-sized chunks 3… Continue reading Soto Betawi (Indonesian Beef and Coconut Milk Soup)

Bakso (Indonesian Beef and Meatball Soup)

For the broth: 600g beef brisket, trimmed of any fat and cut into 3cm cubes 16 garlic cloves, peeled and bruised 8 banana shallots or 16 Thai shallots, peeled, roots removed, halved lengthways 800ml good-quality beef stock 1.6l good-quality chicken stock 2 pak choi or similar Asian greens, cut into chunks 240g dried flat rice… Continue reading Bakso (Indonesian Beef and Meatball Soup)