Plov (pilaf) the king of Uzbek cuisine is served as a wedding feast and during all major celebrations as well as within the family circle. Dishes made of rice are known almost in every country of the region, but the Uzbek Plov, the recipe for which was created in ancient times, is claimed by locals to be a masterpiece of culinary art. It was handed down, not only from generation to generation, but from merchant to merchant and traveler to traveler, along the Great Silk Road.
There are so many reasons to love this soup; added protein-rich chick peas, carrots, celery and tomatoes make it more substantial and tastes even better on the second day. This vegetable-packed healthy soup recipe is inspired by caldo verde, a Portuguese soup made with kale, potatoes and linguica sausage. I had planned to make this healthy soup last night before I knew temperature is going to be in the single digits for much of the day.
Talk about a one-pan wonder– A mouthwatering medley of potatoes, onions and garlic tossed in a mixture of everyday spices with olive oil and fresh rosemary. This Crispy, tender roasted chicken with veggies makes an easy weeknight meal! Only 15-minute preparation and an hour of roasting time in the oven— as this dish cooks you have plenty of time to get organized for next morning…or relax with a glass of wine.
Almost every cuisine has at least one signature dish featuring some type of meat paired with vegetables and slow simmered for hours. China is known for its red-stews and braised dishes. And on a cold winter day, nothing hits the spot quite like a big bowl of steaming pork stew.
Malai Kofta is a velvety smooth Mughlai gravy with soft, tender melt-in- your-mouth cottage cheese dumplings. It is an Indian vegetarian dish with rich taste of fresh cream and nuts. This is one of the few Indian vegetarian recipes that always get you drool by just listening to its name.
Sweet and sour is a generic term that encompasses many styles of sauce, cuisine and cooking methods. It is a classic style of preparation enjoyed across China. Originated in Jiangsu’s Wuxi, the flavor sweet and sour, or tangcu, exists in all China’s major regional cuisines. Depending on the region, tangcu is prepared differently, and the method used to achieve the dish’s color varies as well.
Love garlic Scapes, the green tops of the garlic plant – long, serpentine like stem is somewhat sweet with a mild garlic flavor without the harsh bite that cloves sometimes offer. It gives a little kick to anything you add into; stews, salads, pasta, stir fry or roasted. The possibilities are endless.
Garlic shoots also called garlic Scapes are a gourmet delight and one of those rare delicacies that are in season only for a few weeks. They are milder than garlic cloves but when cooked, the Scapes become sweeter with a subtle garlic undertone with a texture similar to that of asparagus or string beans. They’re delicious; crunchy, sweet without being too garlicky.
Kathi Rolls are one of the oldest Indian street foods. Savoury barbecued meats or veggies rolled into Indian flat bread, layered with egg, rolled up into parchment paper, twisted at the end and served. Kati Rolls or Kathi Rolls were first introduced by “Nizams of Kolkata” a famous joint that sold kebabs and parathas and other Mughlai dishes in the heart of the city in 1930’s. Since then the kathi rolls are one of the famous Indian street foods.
This recipe is just what you need on a cold winter night. Slow cooked lamb shanks smothered in a beautiful glossy sauce… absolutely stunning! Tender, falling-off-the-bone, it is a complete meal when served on a bed of mashed potatoes or creamy polenta.