Pakistan & Tajikistan

Pakistan

Original Word: Muslim India

Nationality: Pakistani

Language: Punjabi

Population: 190,291,129

6th largest country in the world.

Capital: Islamabad

I have come across Korma here in the UK. You can find it in any curry house or at the grocery store in a jar. It is very easy to make. The ingredients can be found in any grocery store.

Chicken Korma (Curry)

500 g/1 lb chicken breast, cut into bite size pieces

1 tbsp garam masala

1/2 tbsp turmeric

1/2 inch ginger root, peeled and minced

a can coconut milk

2 tbsp yogurt

1 tbsp tomato paste

2 tbsp water

1 garlic clove, minced

1 small onion, chopped

1 green chile, de-seeded and minced

Puree coconut milk, yogurt, tomato paste, water, garlic, onion, and chile until smooth. Add tbsp oil to a large skillet over medium heat. Add garam masala, turmeric, and ginger and saute in oil for a minute. Add chicken and saute to develop color. Add puree. Slowly simmer for an hour.

I serve this with coconut basmati rice.

Give it a try. I will definitely make it again.

Tajikistan

Original Word: ?

Nationality: Tajikistani

Language: Tajik

Population: 7,768,285

95th largest country in the world.

Capital: Dushanbe

This flatbread was amazing. I would not include paneer again because it is quite strong. The bread is sweet and can be great without the stuffing. I will definitely be making it again.

Onion Paneer Kulcha (Onion and cheese flatbread)

3 cups flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

pinch of baking soda

1 tbsp sugar

1 tsp salt

1/4 cup oil

1/2 cup yogurt

Mix and knead everything together. Cover with a damp cloth. Let rest for 1-2 hours.

Mix together:

1/2 red onion, minced

green chile, minced

1/2 tsp garam masala

1 cup paneer cheese (mild cheddar would work fine)

Divide dough into 16 equal sized balls. Flatten a ball, place a tbsp of cheese mixture on top, add a flatten ball on top and seal closed. Roll out till 1/8 inch thick. Continue until you have 8 flatbreads. Heat up a skillet over medium heat. Fry on both sides.

Try it!

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