Recipes: Meat & Poultry

Harissa Smeared Chicken

Have you met Harissa yet? If not let me introduce you to this fab condiment.  How much do I love harissa? So much that I always overdo it. I'll use it to excess on everything in sight, then have to take a break from it for a while. I use it in stews, soups and...

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Indian Chicken Wings

This year my book, Modern Spice, celebrates five years! In honor of the book, I will be posting a few recipes over the year. I think this became one of the most popular recipes in the book -- chicken wings ala monica!   This photos here are  courtesy Deeba Rajpal...

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Simply Spiced Lamb Chops

  INGREDIENTS 8 whole cloves 2 small dried chiles (such as chiles de árbol), stemmed 2 teaspoons fennel seeds 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 1/4 teaspoon whole black peppercorns 1/3 cup whole-milk plain yogurt 2 teaspoons finely grated peeled fresh ginger 8 lamb rib...

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Cilantro Chicken

In 2011, I visited my friend Charmian for the first time. It was a great afternoon filled with fun, food and fantastic talk!  My boys had such a lovely time and could not get enough of Charmian's lovely cilantro chicken dish. And rightly so: this simple roasted...

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Roast Chicken without a recipe

If you are looking for a recipe, then you wont find it here for this chicken. I am not sure there is one since each time I make this chicken, it is a little different but it always has one element that is the same - it is comforting. I never grew up on whole roasted...

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What color is your chicken curry?

The first e-mail made me smile. As a writer focusing on Indian food, I often receive notes from people requesting recipes. But this e-mailer wanted the recipe for chicken curry. Over the years, many similar emails have followed. In fact, it's the recipe that's most...

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Peruvian Chicken

As a mom of young kids, I am always looking for ways to get a meal on the table that is not just good for the kids but one that they will eat! And, if you have been reading this blog or my writing for any length of time, you know that I am a totally fuss-less cook. I...

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Monica’s Indian Express: Indian Cheese (Paneer) with Peppers

I am so pleased to share with you the next recipe in my series: Monica’s Indian Express: Simple & Sassy Weeknight Dishes. Monica's Indian Express: Indian Cheese (Paneer) with Peppers To make this simple recipe, you will need my favorite mix of spices. You can...

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Monica Bhide

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