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Bhutanese Red Rice

Posted by Kroocrew on Saturday, December 4, 2010, In : Bhutan 







Ingredients:
  • 1 cup red rice
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • ½ bunch green onions, chopped finely
  • ½ cup baby diced carrots
  • ½ cup finely chopped shitaki mushroom (rehydrated before measuring)
  • ½ tsp thyme
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1½ - 2 cups vegetable stock
Method
  1. Rinse the rice with cold water and let it sit over-night in water to soften. (the red colouration you may see on rinsing is the remnant of the bran and bran-dust washing out)
  2. Heat the butter in a pot, stir in onions, and cook for 4-5 minutes. Add carrots, mushroom, and ...

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Phulkopir Paturi (Caulifower with Mustard)

Posted by Kroocrew on Wednesday, June 23, 2010, In : Bhutan 





Ingredients:
  • Cauliflower, break into florets
  • 2 Potatoes, diced into 1 cm (1/2 in) pieces
  • Onion, diced
  • Tomato, finely chopped
  • 4 Green chillies, finely chopped
  • Coconut 2 Tbsp fresh or frozen grated coconut
  • Turmeric powder, 1/2 Tbsp
  • Mustard seeds, 2 Tbsp, ground
  • Poppy seeds, 3 tbsp, ground
  • Garlic paste, 1 tbsp
  • Vegetable oil,6 tbsp
  • Salt

 
 Method:
  1. Parboil the cauliflower and the potato pieces for 5 minutes. Drain in a colander
  2. Grind the grated coconut with the garlic then add the ground poppyseeds, mustard se...

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Raspberry Vinegar ( A most simple recipe)

Posted by Kroocrew on Sunday, April 25, 2010, In : Bhutan 



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Raspberry Vinegar has been used as a cordial for drinks and as a flavourant for dishes for a long time. It has a tang and a most definite subtle fruitiness that penetrates effortlessly and delightfully in many dishes. In another time it was often referred to as Raspberry Shrub or Raspberry Acid.




Ingredients:
  • Raspberries
  • Sugar
  • Cider Vinegar (or other white vinegar)
  • Water

Method:
  1. Cover raspberries with a white vinegar and let them stand about a week, stirring every day.
  2. Strain the fruit and to eac...

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Cherry Cheese Salad

Posted by Kroocrew on Thursday, February 25, 2010, In : Bhutan 

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I presume this recipe was originally from the very creative mind of a Bhutani person and am more than happy to classify it as such. Traditional? Maybe not. (Not the quota of chillie)



Ingredients:

  • 180 ml (3/4 cup) mild red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3.5 litres (3 quarts) mixed salad greens, rinsed & crisped, in bite-size pieces or mesclun
  • 1 quart radicchio, rinsed and crisped, in bite-size pieces
  • 500 gm (~1 lb) dark sweet cherries, pitted
  • 3 tablespoons Merlot
  • 3 tablespoons extra-...

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Cucumbers With Onion And Cheese

Posted by Kroocrew on Sunday, January 31, 2010, In : Bhutan 

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 170g (~6 oz) seedless cucumber, cut into 2.5cm (1 in).
  • 1 110g (~4 oz) medium red onion, peeled and quartered.
  • 85g[~ 3 oz or 1/2 cup) crumbled farmer cheese or a low fat paneer [about 3 oz, 85g].
  • 1 15g (1/2 oz) medium, fresh green chillie, seeded and diced.
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Method:

  1. Chop the cucumber coarsely with the metal blade of a food processor, 4 to 5 pulses.
  2. Add the onion and chop finely, about 5 pulses.
  3. Combine in a bowl with the remaining ingredients.

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Mint Chicken

Posted by Kroocrew on Sunday, January 31, 2010, In : Bhutan 

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Ingredients:

  • garlic oil or flavored to -taste
  • fish Sauce
  • 1 Tsp Sugar
  • 1/2 cn Of bamboo shoots
  • 1 large-sized stalk of green onion, diced
  • 1/4 c of Chicken or Shrimp (cut into marble sized pieces)
  • Fresh mint, about 3 leaves
  • Crushed red chillies (optional)
  • white rice
  • deep saute pan or wok


Method:

  1. Pre-cook rice.
  2. Heat oil and saute onions over med flame until soft.
  3. Add a dash of fish sauce. Keep the ingredients moving -Stir Fry!:) so the onions don't burn.
  4. Mix in the Sugar. Turn up the heat and add Chicken or...

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Potent Potatoes

Posted by Kroocrew on Sunday, January 31, 2010, In : Bhutan 


Ingredients:

  • 4 large baking potatoes, like idaho bakers
  • 1/4-1/2 cup oil or clarified butter (aka ghee)
  • 2-3 chopped onions
  • 1/4-1/2 cup gingerroot, finely minced
  • 1-2 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cayenne or crushed red pepper flakes
  • 8 whole cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2-4 tablespoons tamari or salt (to taste)
  • 1/2 pint cottage cheese (optional)
  • 1/2 lb Monterey jack Cheese, grated (optional)
  • 1 re...

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Tomato Aachar

Posted by Kroocrew on Sunday, January 31, 2010, In : Bhutan 



Ingredients:

  • 1 liter (~4 cups) diced tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp roughly chopped garlic
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp green chili pepper, chopped
  • 1 tsp fenugreek seeds
  • 3 Tbsp virgin olive oil

Method:

  1. In a skillet heat the oil and add the fenugreek seeds.
  2. When the seeds turn black, turn the heat off and add the green chilies.
  3. Stir a few minutes and add the tomatoes, turn the heat on and add the garlic, ginger, salt, and let cook for 30 minutes.

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Spicy, Anise Red-Cooked Beef over Noodles

Posted by Kroocrew on Friday, January 29, 2010, In : Bhutan 



Ingredients:

  • 120 ml (1/2 cup) Peanut or veg oil
  • 60 ml (4 Tbsp) each minced ginger and garlic
  • 480 ml (2 cups) roughly chopped yellow onions
  • 8 thinly sliced green onions
  • 1 tsp Sichuan peppercorns, crushed in mortar or ground in a spice/coffee grinder
  • 4 star anise
  • 5-6 tsp Chinese hot chili paste
  • 680 gm (1.5 lbs.) of bottom round or other lean stewing Beef, cut into 1/2 to 1-inch cubes
  • 1 1/2 tsp Sugar
  • 45 ml (3 Tbsp) soy sauce
  • 240 ml (1 cup) beef broth (canned is fine) or a Beef bouillon cube mixed with 1 cu...

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Hapai Hantue ( Bhutani Boiled Dumplings)

Posted by Kroocrew on Monday, January 4, 2010, In : Bhutan 




Ingredients:

Filling:

  • 1 large head bok choy [about 1 pound, 450g], stem removed and quartered
  • 3 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon Chinese Szechuan peppercorns
  • 2 medium garlic cloves [1/5 ounce total, 6g], peeled
  • fresh ginger, peeled and cut into a 3/4-inch [2cm] cube
  • 1 small red onion [about 2 ounces, 55g], peeled and quartered
  • 1/2 cup crumbled farmer cheese [about 3 ounces, 85g] ( or Indian Paneer. see recipe)
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick unsalted butter [4 ounces, 110g]

*Dough:

  • 2...

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Chicken Toasts

Posted by Kroocrew on Monday, January 4, 2010, In : Bhutan 





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Ingredients:

  • 2 Chicken breast fillets
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 spring onions
  • 1 red chillie
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon five-spice powder
  • 45 ml (3 Tbsp) plum sauce
  • 4 slices white bread, thick slices, preferably a few days old
  • 25 g (~1 oz) sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, to shallow fry
  • salad leaves, to serve


Method:

  1. Cut the Chicken into small pieces, peel and chop the garlic, trim and finely chop the spring onions  and finely chop the chillie. ( You can de-seed the chillies if you want to tone down the heat)
  2. In ...

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Bhutani Meatballs

Posted by Kroocrew on Monday, January 4, 2010, In : Bhutan 





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Cloudy with a chance of meatballs

Ingredients:

  • 500 gm(1 lb) lean Pork, ground
  • 125 gm (1/4 lb) Shrimp, minced
  • 60 ml (1/4 cup) water chestnuts, minced
  • 1 tsp fresh gingerroot, minced
  • 1 whole green onion, minced
  • 45 ml (3 Tbsps) soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp white wine
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 45 ml (3 Tbsps) cornstarch
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 Tbsps oil
  • 360 ml (1 1/2 cups) chicken broth
  • 1 napa cabbage
  • 1 tsp sesame oil


Method:

  1. Combine Pork, Shrimp, water chestnuts, ginger, green onion, 1 Tbsp soy sauce, wine, salt, 1/2 tsp Sug...

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Bumthang Putta (Buckwheat Noodles With Egg Strips And Scallion)

Posted by Kroocrew on Sunday, December 13, 2009, In : Bhutan 


 Ingredients:


1 bunch large scallions [about 4 ounces, 110g].
1 small onion [2 ounces, 55g], peeled and quartered
1 medium tomato [about 5 ounces, 140g], quartered
3 large eggs
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon vegetable oil


Method:

1/2 pound [230g] Japanese buckwheat noodles (soba), available at some supermarkets and most oriental food stores. Cook according to package instructions until tender. (Alternatively you may like to make your won noodles and he recipe and method is at t...
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Red Rice Pilaf with Orange and Ginger

Posted by Kroocrew on Sunday, December 13, 2009, In : Bhutan 



Ingredients:

2 Tbsp olive oil
1/4 cup chopped onion
3  strips orange zest 5cm x 1 cm (2x1/2-inch) - minced
2 tsp finely chopped fresh ginger
1 tsp minced garlic
1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
240 ml (1 cup) uncooked Bhutanese red rice
540 ml (2 1/4  cups) water
1 tsp kosher salt
1 Tbsp chopped fresh dill weed


Method:

Heat the oil in a large wide saucepan or deep skillet over medium low heat. Add the onion, cook, stirring, over low heat, until golden, about 10 minutes. Add the orange zest, ginger, gar...
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Asparagus with Cheese

Posted by Kroocrew on Sunday, December 13, 2009, In : Bhutan 


Ingredients:

1 small red onion [about 2 ounces, 55g], peeled and quartered
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 pound asparagus [230g], trimmed
3/4 cup water [180ml]
1 medium fresh green chillie [about 1/2 ounce, 15g], seeded and cut into julienne strips
1 cup crumbled farmer cheese [6 ounces, 170g] You can use Indian Paneer recipe here
Salt and freshly ground black pepper


Method:

Chop the onion finely.
Melt the butter in a large saucepan. Add the onion, asparagus, and water and simmer over low heat...
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Tshoem (Beef & Mushroom)

Posted by Kroocrew on Tuesday, November 10, 2009, In : Bhutan 



Ingredients:


  • 1 large garlic clove [about 1/6 ounce, 5g], peeled
  • Fresh ginger, peeled and cut into a 3/4-inch [2cm] cube
  • 1 stick unsalted butter [4 ounces, 110g]
  • 1 pound boneless beef chuck [450g], cut into 1 -inch [2.5cm] cubes
  • 1/2 cup water [120ml]
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 medium fresh green chili peppers [about 1 ounce total, 30g], seeded and cut into julienne strips
  • 11/3 cups fresh oyster mushrooms [about 21/2 ounces, 70g]
  • stemmed Freshly ground black pepper
Method:

  1. Chop the onion coarsely with the ...

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Kangchu Maroo (Trotter *Tshoem)

Posted by Kroocrew on Tuesday, November 10, 2009, In : Bhutan 



*tshoem in effect means a curry

Ingredients:

  • Trotters (pig's feet)  900 grams (2 lbs)
  • scallions  a bunch ~250 grams (1/2 lb.)
  • garlic 2 pcs
  • ginger  a small amount
  • salt 2 teaspoon
  • chillies about six pieces of hot chillies (personal preference)

Method:

  1. Chop trotters into small pieces, add salt and boil until thoroughly until cooked. Remember to leave some amount of gravy from the boiling.
  2. Then add scallion, and ground ginger and garlic.

Ideally, this dish should turn out a "little" sticky

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Kewa Phagsha (Spicy Pork with Potatoes)

Posted by Kroocrew on Tuesday, November 10, 2009, In : Bhutan 



Ingredients:


  • 350 g of pork (thigh)
  • 2 potatoes peeled.
  • 3 green chillies.
  • 1/2 onion.
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 3 cloves of garlic (crushed)
  • 1 piece of ginger (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 tbsp canola oil.


Method:

  1. Chop pork in lumps (not so small).
  2. Add about 400 ml of water in a sauce pan with a little salt. Add the pork and boil for about 20 mins (Pork should be thoroughly cooked; soft to feel).
  3. Cut potatoes longitudinally into 6 or 8 pcs each.
  4. Cut chillies longitudinally into 2 pcs each. Add chilli, potato...

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Jasha Maroo (Minced Chicken)

Posted by Kroocrew on Tuesday, November 10, 2009, In : Bhutan 


Gross National Happiness Day in Thimpu Market. A bonafide special day in Bhutan.

Bhutan cooking has a number of integrated thrifty techniques. In this recipe the chicken is diced finely. This serves two purposes: It will cook more quickly and the flavour will disperse more thoroughly. Fuel is a commodity often collected from the environment so a resource commodity and the shorter the cooking time the less fuel needed. Bhutan cooking typically will cook meat, fish and or vegetables in a small ...

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Kewa Datshi (Potatoes 'n' Cheese)

Posted by Kroocrew on Tuesday, November 10, 2009, In : Bhutan 





Ingredients:

  • 4 Potatoes
  • 80 ml (1/3 cup) of cheese, {Swiss, farmers or almost any kind of white cheese}
  • 60 ml (1/4 cup) of chopped red onions
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder (vary amount according to your preference)

Method:
  1. Cut potatoes into small pieces something approximating a standard "chip" from a classical British Fish & Chip shop.
  2. Put the potatoes along with some oil and salt in a saucepan or pot.
  3. Add 360 ml (1 1/2 cup) of water.
  4. Cut the cheese into small pieces and when the p...

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Bhutani Red Pilaf

Posted by Kroocrew on Friday, October 2, 2009, In : Bhutan 




Ingredients:
  • Vegetable cooking oil 
  • Butter or ghee (1 Tbspn)
  • onion chopped (1/2 cup)  
  • orange zest from a quarter of a navel orange or 1 tangerine 
  • lime zest from a quarter of a kaffir lime
  • Ginger mashed  (1 Tbspn)   
  • Garlic mashed (2 tspn )  
  • Chillie flakes (2 pinches) 
  • Bhutanese red rice (1 cup)   
  • Water 550 ml (2 1/4)  cups  
  • Salt 1 tspn  
  • fresh herbs chopped (1 Tbspn) 
Method:
  1. Heat the oil in a pan or wok (with cover) over medium low heat then add the butter/ghee.
  2. Add the onion, cook, stirring until ...

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Ema Datshi (Bhutani Cheese and Chillie)

Posted by Kroocrew on Thursday, October 1, 2009, In : Bhutan 





Ingredients:
  • 250g of chilies (green and of medium hotness)
  • 1 onion chopped longitudinally
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 250g Bhutani farmer's cheese*
  • 5 cloves of garlic, finely crushed
  • 3 leave of coriander
  • 2 tsp vegetable oil


Method:
  1. Cut chilies longitudinally (1 chili = 4 pieces). Put these chilis and chopped onions in a pot of water (approx. 400 ml).
  2. Add 2 teaspoons vegetable oil then boil on medium for about 10 minutes.
  3. Add tomato and garlic and boil for another 2 minutes.
  4. Add cheese and let it remain boiling for 2...

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Phaksha Pa (Bhutani pork with radish and bok choy)

Posted by Kroocrew on Thursday, October 1, 2009, In : Bhutan 


The addition of cured dried pork, a staple in Bhutan, gives this dish a hint of appealing sweetness.




Ingredients
1 medium onion [about 4 ounces, 110g], peeled and quartered
Fresh ginger, peeled and cut into a 1 -inch [2. 5cm] cube
1 medium daikon or white radish [about 31/2 ounces, 100g], peeled, halved lengthwise.
1 stick unsalted butter [4 ounces, 8 tbsp, 115g]
1 pound boneless pork shoulder [450g], cut into 6 by 1/2 inch [15 by 1.25cm] strips
1/2 cup water [120ml]
2 tab...
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Kamrupi Biriyani and Fried Vegetables. {Bhutan}

Posted by Kroocrew on Thursday, September 17, 2009, In : Bhutan 


(This is a moderately complex recipe but it all balances on paper and the end product is fantastic)

Bhutan is a very small land locked country south of Tibet and next to Nepal and north of India. It's interesting to see that her cuisine seems to be affected by the history that she had with Tibet and the less than anticipated Sino/Tibetan cuisine. Her association with India has been important for her protection against the Tibetans.



Serves 6.


Ingredients:

3 cups Rice (long grain)                 ...
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