chicken ka salan

…In my family, although bone in chicken with a beautiful shorba is very much appreciated, we’ve gotten into the habit of making boneless chicken just for the ease. Kids are hungry and cranky? Quickly defrost that boneless chicken and throw it in the pot! Home after a long day and want something quick to eat? Throw together that boneless chicken salan! So here is my family’s recipe of boneless chicken ka salan. You won’t miss the flavor on bone in chicken because the ingredients add such an intense flavor to this, you might just hang up your whole chicken to dry and switch to this for good…

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Kala Chana Masala (Black Chickpea Stew)

black chickpeas, stewed chickpeas, chickpea stew, gluten free, vegan

Kale Chanay (Black Chickpeas) are a family favorite. They have a different flavor compared to chickpeas, more robust and intense, and have more of a bite to them. They’re found in spicy and tart chaats, dry roasted and packed into newspaper packs on the streets of Pakistan, and in robust stews, like the one made in my home. They create a gorgeous masala with just onions, no tomatoes or yogurt in sight, and they are full of nutrients. I love them served over gorgeous long grain basmati steamed to perfection, but you won’t find me refusing to eat them with naan either…

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Instant Pot Taco Meat

…for this taco meat, which I pretty much use for anything and everything (pizzas, lasagne, quesadillas, tacos, burritos, nachos, etc)…

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Hot and Sour Soup

I came home today with a frozen face and hands thinking, what can I eat that will defrost my soul? First I thought hot chocolate, but then reason kicked in and I rushed to the freezer to take out some frozen chicken and make soup for dinner. I didn’t even wait for the chicken to defrost. I just popped it into a pot of water and put the flame on high. That’s how gloriously easy this recipe is. It has heat from the sriracha and pepper, and tang from the vinegar and soy sauce. This truly is a winter wonder, but I find myself making this in the summer as well! 

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