Monday, June 10, 2013

Bombay Sloppy Joes

An Authentic Bombay Sloppy Joes Recipe

One of our favorite recipes of Aarti Sequeira is for her Bombay Sloppy joes. It's just a jumble of odd flavors, great aroma and the final product is just fantastic. I loved the addition of the pistachios and raisins in Bombay Sloppy joes. Turkey makes it light and the flavor just explodes. With lots of indian masalas, this, on the other hand, is a fresh, exotic take on a truly American dish; a new fave recipe to add to our menu rotation. Here is the recipe

Ingredients For Sauce

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  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp minces and peeled ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 serrano chilli pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 450 gm canned tomato sauce

Ingredients For Sloppy Joes

  • 3-4 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4cup shelled pistachios
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1large white onion, finely diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and finely diced
  • 1 serrano chilli pepper
  • Kosher salt
  • 450 gm ground turkey
  • 1/2 tsp honey
  • /4 cup milk cream
  • Small handful of fresh cilantro
  • 4 sesame buns

Method To Prepare Sauce

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  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the ginger, garlic and chilli pepper and cook until the ginger and garlic turn little brown, for about 1 minute.
  2. Add garam masala and paprika and cook for approximately 30 seconds..
  3. Add tomato sauce and 1 cup water, stir and bring it to boil.
  4. Reduce the heat to low and simmer uncovered for 15 minutes.

Method To Prepare Sloppy joes

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  1. Heat 2 tsp vegetable oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add the raisins and pistachios and cook, stirring occasionally, until the raisins swell up and the pistachios toast slightly, for about 1 minute.
  2. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
  3. Return the skillet to medium heat and add the remaining 1 or 2 tsp of vegetable oil.
  4. Add the cumin seeds and let them sizzle for about ten seconds.
  5. Next add the onion and bell pepper and cook until softened.
  6. Add the chilli pepper and cook for another 2 minutes.
  7. Add salt to taste.
  8. Now add the turkey and cook until opaque or approximately 5 minutes.
  9. Add the prepared sauce to the turkey and onion mixture in the skillet. Stir and bring it to boil.
  10. Reduce the heat to low and simmer until the mixture thickens slightly, for about 10 minutes.
  11. Remove the whole chilli pepper and stir in the honey, milk cream, raisins and pistachios.
  12. Taste for seasoning. Stir in the cilantro right before serving. Toast the buns and fill with sloppy joes mixture.

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