Monday, 24 October 2016

INDIA IN A JAR RECIPES WITH - INDIAN BBQ TANDOORI TIKKA PASTE



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UK FACTS: Korma is nation's favourite curry as Brits shun spicy tastes. An overwhelming 73 per cent of adults enjoy a curry, making Indian food the nation's favourite cuisine...................
Chicken tikka masala has been claimed to have originated in Glasgow and is among the UK's most popular dishes, leading a government minister, Robin Cook, to claim in 2001 that it was a British national dish.
But there is no standard recipe for Tikka masala and Korma; a survey in UK found that of 48 different recipes, the only common ingredient was chicken.
TIKKA MASALA AND KORMA RECIPES
REINVENT- REDISCOVER- TIKKA MASALA & KORMA with India in a Jar............. Om Santi!

1. SIMPLE BONELESS CHICKEN TIKKA: SERVES 4 to 6

•  500 GMS BONELESS CHICKEN CUT INTO 1.5 INCHES EACH
•  HALF CUP THICK YOGHURT
•  70 GMS OF INDIA IN A JAR’S - INDIAN BBQ TANDOORI TIKKA PASTE
•  4 TABLESPOONS BUTTER
•  1 TEASPOONS OF 'INDIA IN A JAR’S' GARLIC PASTE (OPTIONAL)
•  HALF TEASPOON OF INDIA IN A JAR’S GINGER AND TAMARIND PASTE (OPTIONAL)
•  SALT TO TASTE

METHOD OF PREPARATION
1. MIX- Whisk yoghurt gently by adding 70gms of India in a Jar’s INDIAN BBQ TANDOORI TIKKA PASTE, 'INDIA IN A JAR’S' GARLIC PASTE (OPTIONAL) and  ‘INDIA IN A JAR’S’ GINGER AND TAMARIND PASTE (OPTIONAL).
2. MARINATE & REFRIGERATE - Add meat pieces and mix well. Cover with cling film and refrigerate for 2 hours. Overnight better for chicken and lamb.
3. SKEWERS - ROASTING TRAY - PREHEAT - Put the meat onto skewers or on a roasting tray and cook in a preheated oven (200C/392F/Gas 6) for 20 to 25 minutes or until done.
4. MOIST- BASTE WITH BUTTER- Baste the meat pieces with butter and cook for another 2 to 5 minutes and serve hot with salad/greens/ raita/pickle/chutney.

TIPS:
Try by replacing chicken with Paneer, Lamb, Prawns, and Vegetables. Cooking time may vary. Reduce marination time by half for Fish, Paneer and Vegetables.

2. ON-THE-BONE-TANDOORI CHICKEN - (serves 4)
 1 kg chicken (on-the-bone)
 1 tsp red chili powder (optional)
 1 tsp lemon juice or Vinegar
 Salt ½ tsp / to taste (Sea Salt/Salt)
 200 gms yogurt
 100 gms India In a Jar’s Indian BBQ Tandoori Tikka Paste
 50 gms of India In a Jar’s Garlic (Optional)
 25 gms of India In a Jar’s Ginger & Tamarind (Optional)
 25 gms of India In a Jar’s Mint & Coriander in Olive Oil (Optional)
 2 tbsps oil (Rapeseed/Sunflower/Mustard)
 ¼ cup butter, for basting
 ½ tsp chaat masala (Optional)
 Onions rings and lemon wedges for garnish
Method of Preparation;
1.SKIN-OFF- Remove all skin from the chicken. Skinless Chicken.
2. SCORING-Using a sharp knife score (scoring means to make slits in the meat- 1/4 to 1/2 an inch should suffice) the chicken all over.
3. MARINATE - Apply a mixture of red chili powder, lemon juice/ vinegar and salt to the chicken and keep it aside for half an hour.
4. MIX - Mix yogurt, India in a Jar’s Indian BBQ Tandoori Tikka Paste, India in a Jar’s Garlic (Optional), India in a Jar’s Ginger & Tamarind (Optional), India in a Jar’s Mint & Coriander in Olive Oil (Optional) and oil in a large bowl.
5. MARINATE & REFRIGERATE - Apply this marinade onto the chicken cover with cling film and refrigerate for 3-4 hours/12 hours/overnight. The longer the better.
6. ROOM TEMPERATURE- Keep the chicken outside the fridge and bring up to room temperature.
7. PRE-HEAT- Pre-heat oven at 200C/392F/Gas 6.

8. SKEWERS /ROASTING TRAY - Place the chicken onto a large roasting tray (or on the skewers) and cook in the oven for 30-35 minutes/until almost done/golden.

9. MOIST- BASTE WITH BUTTER: Take out the tray from the oven and baste the meat with butter (in order to keep it moist) and cook for another 10 minutes/ cooked through till the edges are blackened.
10. GARNISH- Sprinkle chat masala powder and garnish with raw onion rings, lemon wedges and fresh coriander leaves. Serve with steamed basmati rice/ raita. Enjoy!
TIPS: Try this recipe on Whole Chicken, Chicken Drumsticks, Chicken Thighs, Chicken Breasts, Lamb, Paneer, Fish and Vegetables. Cooking time may vary. Can also cook this on a barbecue or a grill. Make deep incisions at the joints of the meat when using meat on the bone.

3. SIMPLE BONELESS TIKKA SHASHLIK - (FISH/CHICKEN/LAMB/PRAWNS/PANEER/MUSHROOMS) - (Serves 4)
 500 gms Fish/ Chicken/ Paneer/Lamb; cut into 1½ inch cubes
 200 gms yogurt
 1 medium sized green peppers (capsicum), cut into 1 inch pieces
 1 medium sized onion, cut into 1 inch pieces, separate the segments
 50 gms of India In a Jar’s Garlic (Optional)
 25 gms of India In a Jar’s Ginger & Tamarind (Optional)
 100 gms India In a Jar’s Indian BBQ Tandoori Tikka Paste
 2 tbsps oil (Rapeseed/Sunflower/Mustard)
Method of Preparation:
1. MARINATE - Mix together yogurt, India in a Jar’s Indian BBQ Tandoori Tikka Paste, India in a Jar’s Ginger & Tamarind (Optional) and India in a Jar’s Garlic (Optional). Marinate the FISH/CHICKEN/LAMB/PRAWNS/PANEER/MUSHROOMS), green peppers and onions and set aside for half an hour. The longer the better for chicken and lamb.
2. SKEWERS/ ROASTING TRAY: Thread the (Fish/ Chicken/ Paneer/Lamb), green capsicum and onion pieces in an alternate pattern onto the skewers (Press them gently and bring them together as this will help to retain moisture) or place onto a large roasting tray.
3. PRE-HEAT- Pre-heat oven at 200C/392F/Gas 6.
4. COOK - Cook for 20-25 minutes/until almost done/golden. Cook on barbecue/grill/oven rotating the skewers and basting with oil a few times; till the (Fish/ Chicken/ Paneer/Lamb) is almost cooked.
5. MOIST- BASTE WITH OIL: Take out the tray from the oven and baste with oil (in order to keep it moist) and cook for another 10 minutes/ cooked through till the edges are blackened.
6. GARNISH- Sprinkle chat masala powder and garnish with raw onion rings, lemon wedges and fresh coriander leaves. Serve with steamed Basmati rice/ Raita. Enjoy!
TIPS:
Tikka uses boneless and skinless meat. To make Chicken Tikka or Paneer Tikka, use boneless chicken or paneer cut into 1½ cubes. Allow more time to marinade for Chicken and Lamb. Reduce marination time by half for Fish, Paneer and Vegetables. Cooking time may also vary Fish, Chicken, Lamb Prawns and Vegetables.

4. BUTTER CHICKEN MAKHANI CURRY: SERVES 4 to 6

•  500 GMS BONELESS CHICKEN CUT INTO 1.5 INCHES EACH
•  HALF CUP THICK YOGHURT
•  70 GMS OF INDIA IN A JAR’S INDIAN BBQ TANDOORI TIKKA PASTE
•  3 CUPS of CHOPPED TOMATO (Fresh or Tin)Pureed in a Blender
•  4 TABLESPOONS BUTTER
•  3 GREEN CARDAMOM
•  1 GRAM OF MACE
•  1 TEASPOONS OF 'INDIA IN A JAR’S' GARLIC PASTE
•  HALF TEASPOON OF INDIA IN A JAR’S GINGER AND TAMARIND PASTE
•  SALT TO TASTE
•  ¼ TSP DRIED FENUGREEK LEAVES ROASTED AND CRUSHED
•  1 TABLESPOON SUGAR/HONEY or TO TASTE
•  4 TABLESPOONS FRESH SINGLE CREAM/DOUBLE CREAM (Milk Cream)
• 50 GRAMS OF CREAMED COCONUT/COCONUT CREAM.


METHOD OF PREPARATION

FOR TIKKA PREPARATION
1. MIX- Whisk yoghurt gently by adding 30gms of India in a Jar’s INDIAN BBQ TANDOORI TIKKA PASTE
2. MARINATE & REFRIGERATE - Add meat pieces and mix well. Cover with cling film and refrigerate for 2 hours.
3. SKEWERS - ROASTING TRAY - PREHEAT - Put the meat onto skewers or on a roasting tray and cook in a preheated oven (200C/392F/Gas 6) for 15 minutes or until done.
4. MOIST- BASTE WITH BUTTER- Baste the meat pieces with butter and cook for another 2 to 5 minutes and keep aside.

FOR SAUCE/GRAVY PREPARATION
1. Heat 2 tbsps. butter in a deep thick bottomed non-stick pan on low fire.
2. Throw in the 3 Green cardamom and 1 gram of mace and cook till fragrant.
3. Add INDIA IN A JAR’S Ginger & Tamarind Paste and Garlic Paste and sauté for 1 minute.
4. Add tomato puree and remaining (50 gms) of India in a Jar’s INDIAN BBQ TANDOORI TIKKA PASTE and cook, stirring occasionally for 15 to 20 minutes.
5. Add 2 tbsps. of butter and cook for few more minutes. Add dried Fenugreek leaves, sugar/honey, coconut cream and milk cream and mix well.
6. Check for salt and add salt if required.
7. Add the chicken tikka pieces and cook for further 3 to 4 minutes. Garnish with cream and serve hot with Basmati Rice/Pulao Rice/Indian Breads/Bread/Chips etc. Enjoy!

TIPS:
Try by replacing chicken with Paneer, Lamb, Prawns, and Vegetables. Cooking time may vary. Reduce marination time by half for Fish, Paneer and Vegetables. Add lukewarm water if the gravy becomes too thick and not cold water. Do not cook for long after adding cream.

Recipe for India in a Jar's British Korma Paste

INDIA IN A JAR - BRITISH KORMA – serves 4

• 500 grams diced chicken
• 2 table spoons of oil
• 1 medium sized onion finely diced
• 1 tea spoon of finely chopped ginger
• 1 Jar of - India in a Jar’s BRITISH KORMA condiment paste
• 500 ml of coconut milk,
• 60 ml of double cream
• 60 grams of coconut cream
• 1.5 to 2 tea spoons of sugar
• 5 grams cooked (boiled) and ground cashew nut paste (optional)

METHOD OF PREPARATION

1. In a thick bottomed pan heat 2 table spoons of oil.
2. Add 1 medium sized onion finely diced and cook till soft and tender.
3. Add 1 tea spoon of finely chopped ginger and cook for 2 minutes
4. Add 1 jar of India in a Jar’s BRITISH KORMA Condiment paste and cook for 3 minutes on slow flame.
5. Add 70 ml of lukewarm water and cook on medium flame till sauce thickness.
6. Add 500 grams diced chicken and cook until the chicken has been coated and sealed with the sauce.
7. Add 500 ml of coconut milk, 60 ml of double cream, 60 grams of coconut cream and 1.5 to 2 tea spoons of sugar. Add salt to taste.
8. Cook on medium flame for 20 minutes or until the chicken is cooked. Garnish with cream and serve hot with rice /bread etc.

TIPS:
 Try replacing chicken with lamb, prawns, fish or vegetables. Cooking times may vary.
 Can add 5 grams cooked (boiled) and ground cashew nut paste for extra flavours.
 Can add 1 table spoon of India in a Jar’s Sweet Mango Chutney for extra flavour.
 Can add 1 table spoon of India in a jar’s Sweet Aubergine Chutney for extra flavour

www.IndiaInaJar.com
www.gkoo.co.uk

Recipe for India in a Jar's British Korma Paste

INDIA IN A JAR - BRITISH KORMA – serves 4

• 500 grams diced chicken
• 2 table spoons of oil
• 1 medium sized onion finely diced
• 1 tea spoon of finely chopped ginger
• 1 Jar of - India in a Jar’s BRITISH KORMA condiment paste
• 500 ml of coconut milk,
• 60 ml of double cream
• 60 grams of coconut cream
• 1.5 to 2 tea spoons of sugar
• 5 grams cooked (boiled) and ground cashew nut paste (optional)

METHOD OF PREPARATION

1. In a thick bottomed pan heat 2 table spoons of oil.
2. Add 1 medium sized onion finely diced and cook till soft and tender.
3. Add 1 tea spoon of finely chopped ginger and cook for 2 minutes
4. Add 1 jar of India in a Jar’s BRITISH KORMA Condiment paste and cook for 3 minutes on slow flame.
5. Add 70 ml of lukewarm water and cook on medium flame till sauce thickness.
6. Add 500 grams diced chicken and cook until the chicken has been coated and sealed with the sauce.
7. Add 500 ml of coconut milk, 60 ml of double cream, 60 grams of coconut cream and 1.5 to 2 tea spoons of sugar. Add salt to taste.
8. Cook on medium flame for 20 minutes or until the chicken is cooked. Garnish with cream and serve hot with rice /bread etc.

TIPS:
 Try replacing chicken with lamb, prawns, fish or vegetables. Cooking times may vary.
 Can add 5 grams cooked (boiled) and ground cashew nut paste for extra flavours.
 Can add 1 table spoon of India in a Jar’s Sweet Mango Chutney for extra flavour.
 Can add 1 table spoon of India in a jar’s Sweet Aubergine Chutney for extra flavour

www.IndiaInaJar.com
www.gkoo.co.uk

Sunday, 23 October 2016

Be an Eagle : SEVEN LEADERSHIP PRINCIPLES TO LEARN FROM AN EAGLE...

BE AN EAGLE: *SEVEN LEADERSHIP PRINCIPLES TO LEARN FROM AN EAGLE....*

1. *Eagles fly Alone and at High Altitudes.*
They don't fly with sparrows, ravens, and other small birds.

*MEANING*; Stay away from narrow-minded people, those that bring you down. Eagle flies with Eagles. Keep good company.

2. *Eagles have an Accurate Vision.* They have the ability to focus on something as far as 5km away. No matter the obstacles, the eagle will not move his focus from the prey until he grabs it.

*MEANING*; Have a vision and remain focused no matter what the obstacles and you will succeed.

3. *Eagles do not Eat Dead things. They Feed only on Fresh Prey.*

*MEANING*; Do not rely on your past success, keep looking for new frontiers to conquer. Leave your past where it belongs, in the past.

4. *Eagles Love the Storm.*
When clouds gather, the eagle gets excited, the eagle uses the storms wind to lift itself higher. Once it finds the wind of the storm, the eagle uses the raging storm to lift itself above the clouds. This gives the eagle an opportunity to glide and rest its wings. In the meantime, all the other birds hide in the branches and leaves of the tree.

*MEANING*; Face your challenges head on knowing that these will make you emerge stronger and better than you were. We can use the storms of life to rise to greater heights. Achievers are not afraid to rise to greater heights. Achievers are not afraid of challenges, rather they relish them and use them profitably.

5. *When a Female Eagle Meets a Male Eagle* and they want to mate, she flies down to earth, picks a twig and flies back into the air with the male eagle in hot pursuit. Once she has reached a height high enough for her, she drops the twig and let it fall to the ground while she watches. The male eagle chases after the twig and catches it before it reached the ground, then bring it back to the female eagle. The female eagle grabs the twig and flies to a much higher altitude and drop the twig again for the male eagle to chase. This goes on for hours with the height increasing each time until the female eagle is assured that the male eagle has mastered the art of picking the twig which shows commitment. Then and only then will she allow him to mate with her.

*MEANING*; Whether in private life or business, one should test the commitment of the people intended for partnership.

6. *Eagles Prepare for Training;*
They remove the feathers and soft grass in the nest so that the young ones get uncomfortable in preparation for flying and eventually flies/  when it becomes unbearable to stay in the nest./

*MEANING*; Leave your Comfort Zone, there is No Growth there.

7. *When the Eagle Grows Old,*
His feathers becomes weak and cannot take him as fast and as high as it should. This makes him weak and could make him die. So he retires to a place far away in the mountains. While there, he plucks out the weak feathers on his body and breaks its beaks and claws against the rocks until he is completely bare; a very bloody and painful process. Then he stays in this hiding place until he has grown new feathers, new beaks and claws and then he comes out flying higher than before.

*MEANING*; We occasionally need to shed off old habit no matter how difficult, things that burden us or add no value to our lives should be let go of.

*YES, NEVER GIVE UP,*
*BE AN EAGLE, NEVER EVER GIVE UP !!!*

Friday, 21 October 2016

Tiverton Pannier Market

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Tiverton Pannier Market

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Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Dartmouth Food Festival 2016

Culinary Enthusiasts at Dartmouth Food Festival 2016 will join Chef  Collin Pereira for a Free Gastronomic Trip of India  and  experience the power and magic of culinary India in a Jar with a Dash of Devon.   #IndianInaJar #Curryadaykeepsworryaway

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Cullompton Farmers Market

Culinary Enthusiasts at Cullompton Food Festival 2016 joined Chef Collin Pereira for a Free Gastronomic Trip of India  and  experienced the power and magic of culinary India in a Jar with a Dash of Devon.   #IndianInaJar #Curryadaykeepsworryaway