Basmati is an aromatic long-grain rice from Northern India. The word ‘basmati’ literally means fragrant in Hindi. Although widely grown worldwide, the variety from India is unmatched in its flavor and taste. So, look for an Organic version at your local Indian grocery store, if possible.
Here, you’ll find a growing collection of recipes for specific dishes that are cooked in a typical Indian kitchen. You may also follow the general guidelines given below to impart a touch of curry to any meal. The instructions are for a common portion of the main ingredient such as a cup of dry beans or lentils, a medium cauliflower, cabbage, eggplant, chicken etc.
- In a saucepan or a pot, add a tablespoon of ghee or coconut oil to warm on medium heat.
- Add about 2 tablespoons or 1 ounce of QuikCurry™ Tardka Concentrate.
- Mix well, adding a cup of water to dilute the paste into a sauce-like consistency.
- Add the main ingredient with water, if necessary. For example, 1 cup of dry split-moong lentils with 3 cups of water.
Stir in 1 teaspoon (or to taste) each of Himalayan Pink Salt and QuikCurry™ InstaGold Masala.
- Let the concoction simmer for about 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally or as needed.
- Finish with a sprinkle of about a 1/4 teaspoon of QuikCurry™ InstaGaram Masala mixing it well.
- Garnish with fresh chopped cilantro, and enjoy with good company! :)