Tyger! Tyger! eating right: Instant Pot Chicken Jalfrezi

For several logistical reasons, I have been unable to create a new post, for which I sincerely apologize. To make up for it, I am repeating one of my favorite recipes. Enjoy, Beautiful People!

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With all due respect to His Majesty the Lion King, there is a gorgeous majestic cat who is bigger, stronger, more ferocious, and by far more famous. He is the one, whose might and glory was proclaimed by two great authors , one after the other.

I confess, I am entranced by William Blake’s poetry, literally riveted to every word, whenever I open a book (I am lucky to own an edition with his engravings).  So was Rudyard Kipling, who based his tiger Shere Khan character in The Jungle Book on Blake’s Tyger. The name itself is telling: in several languages Shere means tiger, and khan is a king. Kipling’s great cat is a royal Bengal tiger, an official symbol of People’s Republic of Bangladesh; however, the original Shere Khan is not a very savory character. He is a vicious enemy of the feral boy Mowgli; he is…

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  1. Sometimes it’s good to revisit a post.
    The dish sounds very tasty! 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Ronit. I do make it quite often for Shabbat now, as everybody likes it.

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      1. In this case, how about mixing coarsely grated firm tofu, with some nutritional yeast? The tofu will give the cheese texture, and the yeast the sort of cheesy flavor.
        Hope it can work! 🙂

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      2. I’ve been thinking along the same lines; thank you, dear Ronit.

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      3. oops, I sent the reply for the cornbread issue here by mistake. The hot weather effects my brain!

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      4. I found it there and responded, not to worry.

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  2. it’s too bad you don’t live near me – I’d come over to eat all the time, Dolly!

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    1. You’d be most welcome, David, and thank you very much.

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  3. This was well worth a reminder, Dolly. I hope your logistical reasons are soon resolved

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    1. Thank you, Derrick. All will be well in its own good time.

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  4. Well worth a reminder, Dolly. I hope your logistical reasons are soon resolved

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  5. A fun post that sent me back to my English anthology book from school. Great memories.

    Also, a great recipe, as usual, and i thank you!

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Mimi, for a lovely comment.

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  6. Charlee: “Hello there, giant orange cousin!”
    Java Bean: “That’s your cousin?”
    Chaplin: “Yes indeed!”
    Java Bean: “Do you have his phone number?”
    Charlee: “Yes we do!”
    Java Bean: “Maybe I should stop trying to boop you with my nose, then?”
    Charlee: “Yes you should!”
    Lulu: “You guys don’t really have that tiger’s phone number, do you?”
    Chaplin: “Of course not. We just want Bean to stop trying to play with us.”

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    1. We might not have his phone number, guys, but Pyshka thinks she has family resemblance.
      Meows and purrs from The Cat Gang.

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  7. Gail says:

    It’s great hearing from you. There is no shame in reposting something as wonderful as this. 🌟✨💫

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Gail; you are very kind. 😻

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  8. Garfield Hug says:

    The dish looks yummy!!

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    1. Thank you, dear Gail.

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  9. как всегда, плній восторг, моя любовь к тиграм бесконечна.

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    1. Тигри – відмінні кішки, і кожен з моїх кішок думає, що вони тигри. Я сама кішка, тому бачу себе чорним леопардом.
      Тигри – відмінні кішки, і кожен з моїх кішок думає, що вони тигри. Я сама кішка, тому бачу себе чорним леопардом.

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  10. Lisa Wells says:

    Hi Dolly! This looks sooo good! We met you in Key Largo in January (with our daughter McKenna who became your little buddy!). I filled out the contact section on your website and gave you my email if you want to keep in touch! We would love to!

    Lisa

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    1. Hi Lisa, it’s great to hear from you! I have the fondest memories of adorable McKenna and her brother. I hope all of you are doing well. I will definitely keep in touch, with pleasure.

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