The fine flavor combination of sake (rice liquor) and goma (sesame seeds) gives a real flair to the tender chicken meat. For the sauce used ground, toasted sesame seeds or the Middle Eastern tahini paste. You can also use peanut butter, although this ingredient is not quite as authentic.
Tamarindus indica is probably indigenous to tropical Africa, but has been cultivated for so long on the Indian subcontinent that it is sometimes also reported to be indigenous there, where it is known as imli in Hindi-Urdu. It grows wild in Africa in locales as diverse as Sudan, Cameroon, Nigeria and Tanzania. In Arabia, it is found growing wild in Oman, especially Dhofar, where it grows on the sea-facing slopes of mountains. It reached South Asia likely through human transportation and cultivation several thousand years prior to the Common Era. It is widely distributed throughout the tropical belt, from Africa to South Asia, Northern Australia, and throughout Oceania, Southeast Asia, Taiwan and China.
The fruit pulp is edible. The hard green pulp of a young fruit is considered by many to be too sour, but is often used as a component of savory dishes, as a pickling agent or as a means of making certain poisonous yams in Ghana safe for human consumption.
The ripened fruit is considered the more palatable, as it becomes sweeter and less sour (acidic) as it matures. It is used in desserts, as a jam, blended into juices, or sweetened drinks, sorbets, ice creams and other snacks. In Western cuisine, it is found in Worcestershire sauce. In most parts of India, tamarind extract is used to flavor foods ranging from meals to snacks, and tamarind sweet chutney is popular in India as a dressing for many snacks. Tamarind pulp is a key ingredient in flavoring curries and tamarind rice in South Indian cuisine. Across the Middle East, from the Levant to Iran, tamarind is used in savory dishes, notable meat-based stews, and often combined with dried fruits to achieve a sweet-sour tang.
A traditional food plant in Africa, tamarind has potential to improve nutrition, boost food security, foster rural development and support sustainable landcare. In Madagascar, its fruits and leaves are a well-known favorite of the ring-tailed lemurs, providing as much as 50% of their food resources during the year if available.
A classic Asian bread recipe found on food52.com
Milk bread is a staple in Asian bakeries. It’s a pillowy-soft, sweet, and fragrant enriched bread made with cream and a special roux-like paste called tangzhong, which adds structure to the crumb to yield an especially fluffy, cloud-like texture.
A classic Chinese recipe found on food.com
These Chinese appetizer is baked instead of fried, making them lower in fat. They are absolutely delicious!
A great recipe from the Punjab region found on Sailusfood.com
Lachha paratha is a popular Indian flat bread that’s flaky with mutiple layers, crisp on the outside with soft interiors. Usually prepared with whole wheat flour or atta, this layered paratha has its origins in Punjab and is also known as lachedar paratha.
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A recipe from “God Mat Fra Hele Verden” (Delicious Food From The Whole World) published by Schibsted in 1971
Chinese food is not, as many believe, strong and spicy. It is mild, tasty and light. Typically Chinese dishes can be otherwise characterized in that all the ingredients are small and finely cut and mixed with a sense of what goes well together what flavour and colour are concerned. Incidentally texture also plays a big role, there is always something to “chew” on Chinese food. The vegetables are never too much cooked and thick sauces does not exist. Sauces are thickened lightly with potato starch to provide a smooth and light sauce. The Chinese always use oil for frying, preferably peanut oil or sesame oil. Chinese or Japanese soy, which is black and salt, are an indispensable seasoning, as is ginger. Chinese food should never be left to simmer long, but be cooked quickly and served fresh.
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