“Palov”, also known as “Osh” is a classical main dish of Central Asian countries. It is rich, filling and very tasty if prepared right. Nowadays there are many ingredients like garbanzo beans, barberries, eggs, quince, pomegranate incorporated to this dish. But the main ingredients like onions, rice, oil and meat remain unchanged.
This pizza-like, thin, round dish, topped with herbs and minced meat (also known as Armenian Pizza, Turkish Pizza, Lahmajun and Lahmajoon) is very famous in Armenia and Turkey. In fact, that’s how I first found it. My first visit to Turkey with my schoolmates left a lot of pleasant memories. Aside from staying at 5 star hotels and having a big allowance to splurge on anything I wanted (through high school sponsorship), I fell in love with the Turkish kitchen.
This chicken curry recipe is a killer (of hunger of course)! Indian curry chicken is a very delicious dish, served in curry spice along with Basmati rice. This step-by-step chicken curry recipe with pictures will help you prepare a very delicious meal for you and your family. Highly recommended by moi! Very tasty, very fast and full of flavor. We love going to a local authentic Indian restaurant in our neighborhood. My deal is, of course, to try to learn how to bring the new flavors back to my kitchen. I decided to try to cook one of our favorite Curry Chicken also known as Indian Chicken Curry recipes.
Today I decided to cook and take pictures of one of the favorite meals of my husband. The process is very easy but you have to have a pressure cooker for this particular recipe. You will also need to like chickpeas, meat and tomato combination. This meal is widely known in Uzbekistan but I’ve only heard of its existence after moving to U.S. :) From what I understood, different regions make it differently and ingredients vary, too.
For those who like to utilize their pressure cookers, I present a very easy way of making Uzbek Palov (a.k.a. Uzbek Plov, Pilav, Pulav, Pplof, Osh). It has a unique taste and comes out perfect every time I make it. The main thing I like about making Palov by using my pressure cooker is the tender taste the meat gets after being cooked under pressure with multiple spices. Plus, the amount of time I save while using this method is amazing.
When I lived in Pittsburgh, I used to go to a Lebanese eatery called “Aladdin’s”. I loved the place very much! The atmosphere, the food and the CAKES were amazing. Every time I went there, I would order Chicken Mishwi. But I never bothered asking them how they actually cooked this chicken to be so tender and absolutely delicious. Knowing the name of the dish, I searched for it for a long time. There wasn’t much about it except for one little recipe in Yahoo Q/A. I really had to strain my taste buds to exactly pin point what it is I ate at “Aladdin’s”. Now we eat this chicken every other week.
Do you have seasonal foods, desserts and salads you like? A lot of my friends do. But it seems like I do not really have that kind of division. I can eat herring during the hottest summer day or I can make Kuksi and Go’ja in the middle of the stormy winter.
Fish is a good source of healthy protein and Omega-3 fatty acids which benefit the heart of. Also, consuming fish and seafood products rich in Omega-3 at least twice a week decreases chances of cardiovascular diseases. Buying fresh unfrozen fish is always recommended. Also, keep in mind that consuming larger species of fish comes with its own risks of being more exposed to mercury contamination. The bigger the fish, the bigger the risk.