OKS Recipe: Chicken and Red Lentil Curry

Here’s one of our favourite dishes here at OKS HQ. The Chicken and Red Lentil Curry is ideal for people who do fancy an India curry, but one which does not blow your head off, and yet leaves you with a distinct flavoursome taste. The main flavour base here is Cumin which makes for a well rounded earthy-ness that acts as the foundation to the piquancy of the other spices. This recipe serves 4-5 people, and takes almost an hour to cook. But for Rakshashas like me, I could gobble it all down in one sitting. Kiddin!

The Ingredients:

For the Dry Spice Mix :
Cumin – 3 tsp
Curry Powder – 1 tsp
Salt – 1 tsp
Dried Red Chillies – 3

For the Wet Spice Mix :
Ginger – 1 Inch,  peeled
Garlic  – 5 Cloves, peeled

For the Main Dish:
Oil for frying
Chicken – 5 Breasts, cubed
Large Onions – 2, chopped
Red Lentils – 1/2 cup
Chicken Stock – 1.5 pints approx
Yoghurt – 3 tbsp (a good dollop or two!)

****After the Jump: The Method****

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OKS Recipe: Ultimate Chocolate Fudge Cake

Time for Choco Nom Noms!

Absolutely. Let the Choco attack begin. This is the ultimate chocolate fudge cake that you will ever eat. And the secret behind its taste is to enhance it by eating it a bit warm. So, even if you freeze or refrigerate the cake, when you have a slice of this one, trust me, heat it in your microwave at a low for 30-40 seconds. And let the warm chocolate melt in your mouth. So, now that I have tickled your senses with my words, let’s begin with the ingredients. But before that, let’s have a look at how the cake looks like to give you a fair idea of the end product.

This cake is definitely not one of those ones which can be a part of a healthy diet. But c’mon. It’s one which you have when you want to treat yourself with. Maybe on a special party or something. It is highly calorific, and extremely delicious. And now, since I have tempted you enough, here are the ingredients.

Cake Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup water
  • 250g dark chocolate
  • 250g butter
  • 2 cups caster sugar
  • 1.5 cups Self Raising Flour
  • 0.25 cups cocoa powder
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Icing Ingredients:

  • Icing Sugar
  • Mascarpone or Sour Cream

After the Jump, the Making of the Nom Nom – Ultimate Chocolate Fudge Cake,

You don’t want to miss it. :)

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