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Indian fusion recipes from Raghavan Iyer

I have one of his Indian cookbooks. This man knows his stuff.

http://www.turmerictrail.com/recipes-pg

Mac and Cheese with Turmeric Trail’s Madras Masala
Everyone’s comfort food in America, this bowl of bubbly, cheesy addiction elevates mac and cheese to appease even the sophisticated adult at the table. The haunting aromas from the blend are enough to draw your household to that table before you can say, “dinner is served.”

Serves 4
Lacto-vegetarian; Gluten-free (if you use gluten-free macaroni)

3 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
2 tablespoons Ghee or butter
1 cup finely chopped red onion
2 to 3 fresh green Serrano chiles, stems discarded, finely chopped (do not remove the seeds)
2 tablespoons chickpea flour
1 tablespoon Turmeric Trail’s Madras Masala
2 cups half-and-half
1 teaspoon coarse kosher or sea salt
2 cups shredded cheese (a mix of cheddar, jack, mozzarella, Colby or anything else)
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro leaves and tender stems

1. Bring a large saucepan filled more than halfway with water to a rolling boil over medium-high heat. If you like salting your water for boiling pasta, by all means use as much as you need at this juncture. Add the macaroni to it and bring it to a boil again, stirring once or twice. Continue boiling vigorously uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the noodles are cooked just right (tender but not mushy), 8 to 10 minutes.
2. While the noodles cook make the cheese sauce. Heat the ghee in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Once the nutty-smelling clarified butter appears to shimmer, stir in the onion and chiles. Stir-fry the medley until the onion is light brown around the edges and the chiles smell pungent, 3 to 4 minutes.
3. Sprinkle in the chickpea flour and stir it in. Roast the flour light brown, stirring constantly to allow the flour to cook evenly, and the aromas that waft from the pan to smell nutty, about 1 minute. Now sprinkle in the spice blend and stir it in. Pour in the half-and-half, a little at a time, whisking it in quickly to make sure there are no lumps. Bring the sauce to a boil, still uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the sauce thickens a bit, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in the salt, cilantro, and the cheese; turn off the heat...

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Bump for the mid-day chefs...

Bump for the mid-day chefs...

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Thanks M, will give this a try. My in-laws have turned me on to some fabulous original Indian dishes and I have a few favorites which I've learned to prepare. Wonderful food that's actually good for you, what more could anyone ask for?

πολλα γαρ πταιομεν απαντες ει τις εν λογω ου πταιει ουτος τελειος ανηρ δυνατος χαλιναγωγησαι και ολον το σωμα

Indian food is THE most

Indian food is THE most delicious cuisine on the planet! Ethiopian is amazing too.

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Thumbs way up to Ethiopian food, though I did embarrass myself a bit the first time I tried it. Where's my fork? lol

πολλα γαρ πταιομεν απαντες ει τις εν λογω ου πταιει ουτος τελειος ανηρ δυνατος χαλιναγωγησαι και ολον το σωμα

Excellent! I'd have to add

Excellent! I'd have to add Thai to that as well.

When I feel under the weather, Thai green curry chicken and a garlic vodka or two fix me right up.

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Tumeric Trail is a great name

I'm sure the recipes are fine.

I've been into tumeric for awhile and here's a few dishes I am addicted to:

Saag: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/indian-saag/ You can make, and add homemade cheese, or tofu.. I add like it with kitcheri: http://www.theretrailer.com/2013/01/01/excellent-kitchari/ (I make mine with brown rice). I also use this mixture to stuff fruit, tomatoes, squash, peppers, and mushrooms.

Right on. Saag is happening.

Right on. Saag is happening.

If you like Indian, check out Raghavan's '660 Curries.' Every recipe we've tried so far has been a hit.

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Great Post

I think I am going to try the yogurt cheesecake and the avocado and pomegranate guacamole next weekend. I have company coming to visit, and these sound like perfect recipes for the occasion. Thanks Musicians and Hotties!

Here's a link to Raghavan's cookbooks

You're very welcome. Enjoy!

http://www.raghavaniyer.com/books.htm

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