Monday, November 30, 2009



Golden Pilaf

Posted: 29 Nov 2009 01:57 AM PST

Ingredients :
1 tablespoon oil
1 chopped onion
1 cup rice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1 dried bay leaf
1 pinch cinnamon
2 cups chicken stock or canned broth
1/3 cup raisins

Directions :
1. In a saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion, and cook until soft. Stir in rice, salt, turmeric, bay leaf, cinnamon, and broth. Bring to a boil; cover, and simmer 15 minutes.
2. Stir in raisins with a fork, and simmer until stock is absorbed, about 5 minutes. Set aside, covered, 5 minutes.

Yield: 4 servings

Cinnamon Broiled Chicken With Raita

Posted: 29 Nov 2009 12:52 AM PST

Ingredients :

Salt and pepper
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 (3 pound) chicken, cut up
1 cucumber, peeled, seeded, and chopped
1/4 cup whole-milk plain yogurt
1/4 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro or parsley
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin

Directions :

1. Preheat the broiler. In a small bowl, mix 3/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and cinnamon. Sprinkle on the chicken. Put chicken, skin side down, on a broiler pan, and broil about 6 inches from the heat for 15 minutes. Turn chicken, and broil until skin is crisp and brown, about 15 minutes more.
2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, stir together cucumber, yogurt, sour cream, cilantro, cumin, and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Serve chicken hot, with raita on the side.

Yield: 4 servings

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