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1 pound of Basmati rice
3 pound chicken, skinned and jointed
1 large onion, thinly sliced
oil, for frying
9 ounces of plain, unsweetened yogurt
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
2 teaspoons cumin powder
2 teaspoons coriander powder
2-3 cloves of fresh garlic, smashed
1 teaspoon fresh ginger paste
2 hot chilies, roughly chopped
large pinch of saffron, dissolved in 1 cup of warm milk
juice of 1 lemon
1 cup of fresh chopped coriander leaves or parsley
2 teaspoons garam masala powder (mixed spices) or curry powder
2 pieces of cinnamon stick, 6 cloves, 6 cardamoms

Wash and drain the chicken. In a bowl, mix together chicken, yogurt, salt, turmeric, cumin powder, garlic, and ginger paste and allow to marinate in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours.

Soak rice in cold water for 30 minutes. Deep fry onion until lightly browned and crisp. Remove onions from oil and drain on kitchen paper.

Bring a large saucepan of water to boil and add 3-4 teaspoons of salt to make the water very salty. Add the cinnamon, cloves, cardamoms, and drained rice. Allow to simmer 3-4 minutes or until the rice is about half cooked. The rice will increase in size, but will still be hard in the center. Remove from heat and drain the rice thoroughly.

Put the chicken into a large saucepan with the marinade. Sprinkle on half of the fried onions and half of the chopped coriander. Then add the rice and sprinkle on the remaining fried onions, the remaining chopped coriander, the chilies, lemon juice, garam masala, and saffron milk. Sprinkle on 3 tablespoons of oil.

Make 5-6 holes in the mixture with a wooden spoon handle. Cover with a lid and place on medium heat until steam rises from the holes. Then, reduce temperature and cook on low heat for 45-50 minutes. Move saucepan in a clockwise direction a few times to ensure even cooking.

To serve, fluff the rice a little with a fork, remove the saucepan lid, turn large plate up-side down and cover saucepan with it. Hold the pot and plate tightly together, turn both upside-down. Rice should come out on the plate, with the chicken on the top.

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carnival of the recipes – January 4, 2009

Welcome to the January 4, 2009 Anything Goes edition of carnival of the recipes and what a fabulous collection of recipes it is.  We have mare than a dozen brand new participants who have never been in the Carnival of the Recipes before.  Welcome to all of you and Thank you.

There are host openings in late January, and some in February and March. Please e-mail me to volunteer.

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As a reminder that St. Patrick’s Day is only a few months away, Slow Cooker Recipes presents Corned Beef & Veggies posted at Slow Cooker Recipes.

Diabetic Recipes is always trying to bring us healthy yet tasty food combinations and they present Diabetic Chicken and Asparagus Stir-Fry Recipe posted at Diabetic Recipes.  Twitter users commented that they did not know where they could find a diabetic chicken.

Evo Terra is a brand new first time participant with extremely hazardous, extremely hot  Sacred Excerement Chili posted at Fun Anymore. He goes on to say “Serve with whatever else you want in your chili. But I highly recommend tasting it first. Oh, and having a beer handy. ‘Tis a touch warm — of temperature and of spice.”

Steak Soft Tacos posted at Food and Cooking Weblog.

bothenook presents food blog: cheese and almond pine cone cheeseball posted at a geezer’s corner.

Recipes for Appetizers posted at World Famous Recipes.

Kevin P Menard presents Buffalo Pot Roast – their New Years meal posted at Techno Gypsy

Rickey Henderson presents Cooking With Rickey: Rickey’s Matzo Ball Soup Recipe posted at Riding with Rickey, saying, “Behold! Rickey’s Matzo Ball Soup Recipe! (Not to make dubious medical claims, but this stuff can regenerate limbs).”

Elisson presents BACK FOR A SNACK WITH CAPTAIN JACK posted at Blog d’Elisson.

Jason Isbell presents Spaghetti For an Army | Tired Garden posted at Tired Garden, saying, “Yummy! Spaghetti is awesome. And the sauce is so versatile! Make eggplant parm, lasagna, chicken parm, or just plain old spaghetti. With this recipe you will have enough to make all that and more.”

Rainbow Angel Cake posted at Famous Recipes.

Christy Jordan presents Pizza Rolls! Who wants the weekend off from cooking?? | Southern Plate posted at Southern Plate, saying, “Resolve to spend less time in the kitchen, more doing the things you love, and take weekend’s off from cooking with this quick and easy family favorite! Pizza rolls are the perfect anytime meal. Stored in the fridge, these delicious rolls filled with all the flavors you love can be taken out and heated in the microwave the moment hunger strikes!”

QUICK CHICKEN TETRAZZINI posted at Christmas Recipes.

banquet manager thatsme presents That Friggin’ Chef posted at So You Want To Be a Banquet Manager….

Chicken Prosciutto with Mushroom Sauce posted at Chicken Recipes – Recipes for Chicken.

alvos presents Mexican tacos. I know you?ll love them! posted at

Ali Goodwin presents Simple. Good Soup…Onion Style. posted at Gal Foodie.

jen from windy ridge presents The Chronicles Of Windy Ridge » Pannukkaku posted at The Chronicles Of Windy Ridge, saying, “A yummy Finnish pancake recipe.”

Elisson presents WELL, I SWAN posted at Blog d’Elisson.

Kevin presents Getting Kids to Eat Their Vegetables – Tips and Recipes posted at More4kids Childrens Health, saying, “Make it a new years resolutions for healthier family meals. Here are some tips and recipes to help get kids to eat their veggies….”

Jennie Weber presents New Year’s posted at Jennie’s Rambles, saying, “Halibut Chowder”

RC presents Great Leftover Turkey Recipe- Turkey Bone Gumbo posted at Think Your Way to Wealth.

Scott Cofer presents Easy Salmon Recipes – Salmon Cups with Creamed Peas posted at Easy Salmon Recipes, saying, “Here’s an easy salmon recipe that is simple to prepare in the microwave. It’s perfect as a nice, light main dish for tonight’s dinner!.”

Chicken Recipes – LOW CALORIE CHICKEN posted at Famous Recipes.

How to Cook Ebleskivers posted at Project Blog of Elizabeth Chandler Designs.Jon Piper presents Paella posted at Food, Beer, and Travel, saying, “After many a disappointing paella at restaurants in the US and Spain, I’ve pieced together a recipe worth the effort of making at home.”

Recipes for Casseroles posted at Recipes.

NerdMom presents Kid Friendly Slaw posted at Nerd Family Food, saying, “After all the fattening food of the holidays, NerdMom has a delightful Kid Friendly Slaw that takes advantage of the apples in the stores!”

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of carnival of the recipes using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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21/2 C. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1 C. oats (quick or old-fashioned, uncooked)
3/4 C. dried cherries
3/4 C. dried cranberries

In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well. Add oats, cherries and cranberries; mix well. Transfer to resealable plastic bag, a decorative jar with lid or other airtight container. Store in cool dry place.

Substitute raisins for dried cherries and cranberries and increase ground cinnamon to 1 1/2 teaspoons in mix.

Instructions to be included with gift jar or bag:


3/4 C. honey
3/4 C. milk
12 T. (1 1/2 sticks) butter or margarine, melted & cooled
2 large eggs, lightly beaten

Preheat oven to 350ºF. Lightly spray four 6 x 3 3/4-inch disposable aluminum foil mini loaf pans with no-stick cooking spray. Or use two 8 x 4-inch disposable aluminum foil loaf pans. Place bread mix in large bowl. In small bowl, combine honey, milk, butter & eggs with wire whisk or fork; mix well. Add to dry ingredients all at once; stir just until dry ingredients are moistened. (Do not overmix.) Pour into pans, dividing evenly. Bake mini loaves for 23 to 27 minutes or regular loaves for 35 to 40 minutes or until tops of breads feel firm when touched and wooden pick inserted near center has a few moist crumbs clinging to it. (Do not overbake.) Cool breads in pans on wire rack. Wrap tightly in aluminum foil. Store at room temperature up to 2 days. For longer storage, label & freeze. Makes 2 large or 4 mini loaves.

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Crock Pot Sloppy Joe’s

2-1/2  lb. ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1-1/4 cups catsup
1 medium green bell pepper, chopped
2 ribs celery, chopped
1/3 cup water
3 TB brown sugar
3 TB prepared mustard
3 TB cider vinegar
3 TB Worcestershire sauce
1 TB chili powder
16 to 20  hamburger buns, split and toasted

In a large skillet cook ground beef, onion, and garlic until meat is brown and onion is tender. Drain off fat.

In a 3-1/2 or 4 quart crock pot, combine catsup, sweet pepper, celery, water, brown sugar, mustard,
vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, and chili powder. Stir in meat mixture.

Cover and cook on LOW heat setting for 6 to 8 hours or on HIGH heat setting for 3 to 4 hours. Spoon into
toasted buns.

Yield: 16 to 20 servings.

Nutrition facts per serving:
calories 298, total fat 12 g, sat fat 4 g, cholesterol 44 mg, sodium 579 mg,
carbs 31 g, fiber 2 g, protein 17 g, vitamin A 4%, vitamin C 17%, calcium 8%,
iron 17%.

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Sun Crunchies

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2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup cooking oil
1 egg
1/2 cup roasted, salted sunflower kernels

1. Combine flour, cream of tartar, and baking soda in a medium bowl. Set

2. Beat butter or margarine, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and oil in a
large mixing bowl with an electric mixer until combined. Add egg and
beat on medium speed for 3 minutes more. Add flour mixture; beat on low
speed until combined. Stir in sunflower kernels. Drop by rounded
teaspoons 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.

3. Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are
lightly browned. Transfer to wire racks to cool. Makes about 40.

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