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Chicken Biryani

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Indian cooking is one of the most flavorful and fragrant cuisines in the world, using a wide range of herbs and spices. The main staples are legumes, grains, vegetables and fruits. Dal or lentil and rice are two of the main ingredients found in Indian cooking. 

Although at a glance all Indian food looks the same; curries, yoghurt, vegetarian options, dried fruits, lentils and rice, the regions will show contrasting flavor profiles and specific ingredients used. In Kerala, vegetarian cooking is predominant and due to its coastal location fresh fish and coconut milk are in abundance. While in Delhi, as it is a big city and influenced by many cultures, street food from all over India are thriving as well as western food such as sandwiches and burgers. 
One dish that is made throughout India, from the far Northern to the South is Biryani. A rice dish cooked in spices and served with meat or vegetables. A good Biryani dish can surely spice up you weekday dinner.
Chicken Biryani
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Meat Pie

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Meat Pie is one of Australia and New Zealand’s classic dish. Every household has their own mum’s recipe, sworn to be the best beef pie in the continent. A great beef pie holds its shape, flaky golden brown crust with beef in thick flavorful gravy. 
In 1891, pie manufacturer Sargent produced their first meat pie and soon after, other pie manufacturers followed suit. Meat Pies are so popular in Australia and New Zealand, in 2017 Australians eat 270 million pies and New Zealander eat 66 million pies.
This simple recipe of Meat Pies has aromatic rosemary in it to give more depth to the gravy.
INGREDIENTS
800 grams beef, top side cut, cut into 2 cm cube1 onion, chopped2 garlic cloves, finely hopped1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary2 tablespoons All Purpose flour2 tablespoons olive oil400 milliliter beef stock2 tablespoons tomato paste2 sheets of pie crust dough2 sheets of frozen puff pastry sheet1 egg, lightly whiskedTomato sauce, to serve

METHOD
Preheat heavy bottom pan, add oil and cook the bee…