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Thai Food, Recipes & Fruit Carving. Vietnam vietnamese food recipes and culture. Recipes by the Haggis and the Herring: Chicken Tikka Masala. Mixing your own spices It wasn't until recently that I started deviating from a basic curry recipe, including pre-mixed curry powder.

Recipes by the Haggis and the Herring: Chicken Tikka Masala

I still don't grind all of my spices from scratch, but I'm now more comfortable creating spice mixtures. I'm also more comfortable with more comlex recipes that go beyond "throw everything into the pot" and hoping for the best. The first time I made chicken tikka masala, I had to get my head around coating chicken in yogurt before placing it under a broiler, but wow. The result was spectacular! Chicken Tikka Masala Ingredients: chicken. Recipe: General Tso’s Chicken. This recipe for General Tso's chicken has been the most popular on this site since I first posted it in 2009.

Recipe: General Tso’s Chicken

Month after month it continues to be the most viewed and searched for recipe here. I love that so many of you, presumably, have visited on a mission to replicate this tasty dish from a favorite take-out. Over the past few months, I've been testing and retesting this recipe for my cookbook, and want to share a new revised version. I've loved all your feedback and incorporated some changes that'll make this General Tso's even better. The sauce, for example, has a couple of new ingredients to round out the tomato base. The biggest improvement is in the frying process.

(Update: If you've enjoyed this General Tso's Chicken recipe, check out many more Chinese restaurant favorites in my new cookbook The Chinese Takeout Cookbook: Quick and Easy Dishes to Prepare at Home.) Almost nobody in Hunan has ever heard of General Tso's Chicken, the most famous Hunan dish in America. Tropical Shrimp Ceviche. July 29, 2011 Tropical Shrimp Ceviche Summer is all about simple, light dishes and this tropical shrimp ceviche fits the bill.

Tropical Shrimp Ceviche

With a handful of ingredients that are merely sliced, stirred and served, it doesn’t come much easier. The flavor, on the other hand, is anything but. The tropical sweetness of the kiwi and mango meeting the meaty succulence of the shrimp, makes for a satisfying snack that will keep you repeatedly coming back for just one last dip in the dish. I, myself, pretty much consumed half the bowl last night while glued to a riveting episode of So You Think You Can Dance. Photo courtesy of MTV If I had been sitting next to her last night at the judging table, I’m betting I would have won her over with a plate of this sensational shrimp ceviche.

“Uhh, hey Lady Gaga. Ok, so maybe not, but it was worth a shot right? To create a bowl of your very own star studded shrimp side, you’ll simply follow these two basic steps. And step two? Stir Fry with Cabbage and Ground Meat Curry Flavor. India. In India, all foods are believed to be either heat-giving or cooling.


Thandai is a North-Indian drink made especially when the hot, dry summer winds blow through the region leaving everything and everybody parched. This thirst-quencher is tasty and cooling. The recipe below makes 6 glasses. Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Ingredients: