MUTTON KORMA By Ally Adnan Ingredients Three medium onions Half a cup of cooking oil One and half cup of beaten yoghurt A cup of desi ghee A tablespoon of minced ginger A tablespoon of minced garlic One and a half tablespoon of salt A tablespoon of cumin seed powder A tablespoon of red chili powder One and a half tablespoon of degi mirch which is a bright red chili powder Two tablespoons of green coriander powder Half a teaspoon of turmeric powder A tablespoon of garam masala Two pounds of goat leg cut into small pieces Three cinnamon sticks Three black cardamom pods Six green cardamom pods 12 cloves One and half cup of water Half a cup of heavy cream Two tablespoons of cashews Two tablespoons of blanched almonds Two tablespoons of desiccated coconut Half a tablespoon of lemon juice 18 whole cashews Three tablespoons of slivered almonds Three tablespoons of golden raisins Directions Chop the onions finely and fry in the cooking oil on medium flame, until golden-brown in colour. Remove the onions with a slotted spoon and spread over a paper towel. Mix a cup of yoghurt, desi ghee, minced ginger, minced garlic, salt, cumin seed powder, red chili powder, green coriander powder, turmeric powder and garam masala together. Add goat leg and marinade for one hour in the refrigerator. Heat the oil in which the onions were fried. When the oil is hot, add cinnamon sticks, black cardamom pods, green cardamom pods and cloves. Cook for about half a minute. Add marinated meat and cook on high flame for about five minutes. Add water, bring to a boil, reduce flame to medium, cover, and let it cook for 60-75 minutes until meat is tender. Blend fried onions with half a cup of yoghurt and add to the cooking pot. Cook uncovered on medium high flame until oil begins to separate. Add heavy cream, stir and continue to cook on medium high flame. Grind the almonds, cashews and coconut into a powder. Add to the pot. Continue to cook on medium high flame. Dry roast whole cashews and slivered almonds. When the oil separates, add lemon juice, whole cashews, slivered almonds and golden raisins. Stir once. Turn off heat, cover and let it sit for five minutes. The writer is based in Dallas and writes about culture, history and the arts. He Tweets at @allyadnan and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org STEWED LYCHEE By Zeenat Iqbal Hakimjee Ingredients Lychees Sugar Cream Directions Peel the lychees. Boil in sugar so as to form syrup. Allow to cool. Add cream and enjoy after meals. The writer is a professional chef and is also the author of Short Stories for Children. She can be reached at email@example.com Published in Daily Times, February 3rd 2018.