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Vacation Pictures - Outer Banks, NC

Thursday, August 31, 2006

The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse - is the tallest brick beacon in the U.S., standing 208-feet high. Built in 1870, is black and white spiral-striped.

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View of the sunset from the vacation home we stayed at Kitty Hawk, NC

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Wright Brothers Memorial - Site of the world's first controlled powered flight by the Wright brothers on December 17, 1903.

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One of the Avon pier at Outer Banks, NC...




... and look who we meet here. People call him Oscar.


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Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse - Roanoke Island


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Elizabeth II, a representative of 16th century sailing vessel- Roanoke Island Festival Park


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We went on a cruise to see Dolphins. Well we saw lot's of them and it was fun. Captain Stuart at from CAPTAIN JOHNNY CRUISE did a excellent job. It was most exciting and relaxing 2 hours cruise.

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Chicken Tikka

Tuesday, August 01, 2006
Chicken Tikka
Chicken - 3 lb (skinless & boneless) - cut into cubes.
Onion - 1 (if you want dry or 2 if you want more gravey).
Ginger paste - 2 tsp.
Garlic cloves - 6 - crushed.
Coriander (Dhania) pdr. - 1 tsp.
Cumin (geera) pdr.- 1 tsp.
Chili pdr - 2 tsp (or to taste)
Plain Yogurt - 4 tbsp
Salt to taste. Oil.
Lemon Juice - 2 tbsp.
Red food coloring - few drops (optional).
Tomato paste - 1 tbsp.
Garnish - Lemon wedges & coriander leaves.


Method:
* Blend coriander pdr, cumin pdr, chili pdr, tomato paste, lemon juice, food coloring(if using) and yogurt.

Chicken Tikka Masala
* In a pan heat the oil on medium-low fire. Add chicken cubes, 1/2 salt, 1/2 chili powder and 1 tbsp lemon juice.
* Once chicken looks roasted, remove in to seperate bowl and keep it aside.
Chicken Tikka
* In the same pan heat 2 tbsp oil/butter on medium fire, add onion (cut into long thin slices) (Tip: when sauting onion always add little sugar ) and stir it for 3 minutes. Add crushed ginger and garlic. After about 2 minutes add the yogurt masala mixture and cook for few more minutes. Now the add the roasted chicken cover and cook for 10 minutes.
* At this point you have two choices 1. Transfer the chicken and mixture to a owen proof dish and cook for 30 minutes(preheated) at 350 degrees in owen OR 2. Cook it in presure cooker until one whistle blows ( I usually presure cook ....so I start the whole process in a presure pan, once the chicken is added cover the lid and wait for the whistle).
*Garnish with Lemon wedges & coriander leaves.

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