Ghee Recipes

Whether it's a fragrant Indian dish or something new, find dozens of recipes using ghee (a.k.a. clarified butter).

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Chef John's Chicken Tikka Masala

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I probably get more requests for Indian food than any other ethnic cuisine, so I was very excited to be posting this recipe for chicken tikka masala; until I found out it's actually a British recipe. This is usually done with heavy cream, but I like to use coconut milk instead; the subtle sweetness it provides works beautifully with the spices in the dish. Serve with steamed rice.

Keto Chicken Parmesan

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A delicious keto-friendly chicken Parmesan. Enjoy a classic Italian dish, and keep your macros in check!

Crab-Stuffed Lobster Tail

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Lobster tail with a New England-style cracker and crabmeat stuffing. Serve with fresh lemon wedges and homemade dinner rolls for an exquisite but surprisingly simple meal.

Lamb Shank Vindaloo

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I have very little experience cooking Indian food, so that this came out as deliciously as it did is nothing short of amazing.

Punjabi Chicken in Thick Gravy

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This is a type of chicken curry in a thick gravy with a nice spicy flavor, but is not too hot. You may adjust the 'heat' by adding more serrano peppers. Serve over rice, or with chapatti or roti.

White Chocolate Blueberry Cheesecake

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What could be better? White chocolate, cheesecake and blueberry topping!

Cider-Braised Pork Cheeks

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You'll probably need to order pork cheeks from your butcher, but the resulting slow-cooked meaty goodness is so worth it. This is delicious served over buttery mashed potatoes with lots of the gravy.

Indian Naan II

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This is an authentic Indian Naan recipe. I have made this many times. It goes well with Indian curry which has a lot of gravy, such as the Butter Chicken.

Classic Hash Browns

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These classic diner-style hash browns are crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside.

Curry Stand Chicken Tikka Masala Sauce

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A classic curry-stand recipe. This is not haute cuisine; this is the kind of nuclear-orange tikka masala that you crave when you stumble out of a pub at 2 a.m. I make vast quantities of the sauce at one time, and it freezes very well. I also added much more cayenne pepper than 1 teaspoon, but I give out the recipe like this for people who don't like heat.

Chef John's Dutch Babies

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I've always been fascinated by how many different breakfast foods you can create using just milk, eggs, and flour; and this is one of the more interesting examples. Especially considering the unusual, and borderline disturbing name. Sometimes called German pancakes, these have very little to do with Germany, and nothing to do with the Dutch. Apparently they were invented by German immigrants who were referred to as Dutch.

Roti Canai/Paratha (Indian Pancake)

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Breakfast, lunch, tea time, and dinner - this popular Indian pancake is available for a meal or snack. As kids we ate it sprinkled with sugar. It's typically served with curry and sambal if you choose to spice it up.

Inspiration and Ideas

Curry Stand Tikka Masala

"I make vast quantities of the sauce at one time, and it freezes very well." – Chris

Chef John's Dutch Babies

"Serve topped with fresh fruit or sautéed apples and raisins." – sophie

Rajma (Kidney Bean Curry)

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Rajma is comfort food at its best. I like rajma best with simple jeera (cumin) rice. Of course, some roti would be great too. When I was in college, I ate rajma at least once a week. Cheap, nutritious, and comforting. What is not to like?