Anuja and Hetal show you how to make a very versatile and simple Mint Chutney which can be used with anything from appetizers and chaats to sandwiches. It’s a perfect condiment – spicy and delicious!"Mint Chutney How-to Video"
Looking for a colorful and delicious way to enjoy your veggies? Try this recipe for Tri Color Stirfry with an Indian kick! It has loads of bell peppers, onions and cucumber. It’s a healthy warm salad that can be eaten all by itself or as an accompaniment to your meal."Tri Color Stirfry How-to Video"
In the middle of summer, we are always striving to eat cooler things, this Summer Salad is fresh, light on the stomach and very colorful. It’s a great salad to take-along for picnics, BBQs, cook-outs, pot-lucks or just a quick, healthy snack. Enjoy this salad by using the fruits that are in season and you will find that this is one dish that never gets old. Enjoy your summer and stay healthy. Here is a…"Fruits and Vegetable Summer Salad Recipe"
This Spinach Salad dressing is perfect for barbeques, picnics or potlucks. The surprise element is the crunchy, caramelized almonds that balances out the perfect taste and dressing and the spinach. The mandarin Oranges not only provide color but also that fresh summer appeal…so what are you waiting for, dig in!"Spinach Salad with Mandarin Oranges How-to Video"
Avocados are relatively unkown in Indian cooking but all that goodness and wonderful flavor should not be left out of any cuisine or by anybody. Learn to select, peel and pit an Avocado. try the tip on how to store it for a few days with it loosing it’s color… Enjoy this gorgeous fruit and it’s unique buttery flavor!"Avocado Tips"
The king of appetizers and yet the easiest of them all! Queso aka Chili Con Queso, in Spanish means Cheese or Chili with Cheese. Don’t be alarmed if you are not too fond of chillies…just skip it and it’ll be just as good! The wonderful part about this starter is that it is easy to make and does not have to be babied…people will just folk around it! It is a perfect appetizer for parties…"Queso Dip How-to Video"
Whether you are a newly converted vegetarian or born vegetarian looking for a great source for protein, Seitan (Say-tan) provides yet another option to your meal planning. Made from Vital Wheat Gluten, this completely vegetarian item has the texture, and depending on the flavoring, the taste of meat. Try this versatile Seitan recipe for curries, stir-frys, grilling…the options are endless."Seitan – Veggie Meat"
Seekh Kebab are flavorful little appetizers made from lamb (chicken or beef can also be used) that are traditionally prepared in a Tandoor (clay oven). Since most of us don’t have tandoors, try this easy recipe to make them at home. The use of fresh roasted and ground spices takes the flavor up a notch!"Seekh Kebab How-to Video"
Festivals and holidays are right around the corner. Celebrate your family and friends this year with delicious Besan ki Burfi (aka Magas). Roasted and fragrant chickpea flour (besan) is the base of this very popular Indian sweet or mithai. Learn how to make ordinary besan into an extra-ordinary dessert with this “I can’t believe how easy it is!” recipe."Besan ki Burfi (Magas)"
A Mexican inspired dinner is not complete without a heaping side of Mexican Rice. Although sometimes referred to as “Spanish Rice”, don’t expect to find this preparation of sauteed golden brown rice simmered in broth in Spain. The term simply stems from the fact that the Spanish language is spoken in Mexico. Oh by the way…in Mexico, this delicious rice recipe is called just rice or “arroz”."Mexican (Spanish) Rice"
Butter Paneer (lovingly known as Panir Makhani) is not only a very well known dish, but is absolutely scrumptious and can have you salivating just by thinking about it. Try out this recipe in all it’s rich glory, or if you prefer a healthier version, you can use some of our fat and calorie fighting tips. Enjoy!"Butter Paneer or Panir Makhani"
Aloo Gobi Masala is a flavorful Indian vegetarian dish made with potatoes, cauliflower and many spices which makes it fragrant and mouth-watering! Try this recipe and enjoy your creation with chappati, paratha or rice and daal. It’s delicious!"Aloo Gobi Masala – Spiced Cauliflower and Potatoes"
Raja Special is a great Indian appetizer that is synonymous with clubs, bars and drinks. It’s amazing what some onions, lemon juice and some spices can do to dress up the already popular peanut! It is a great make-ahead appetizer for parties. Raja Special is also known as Masala Peanuts…enjoy!"Masala Peanuts (aka Raja Special )"
Mostly known as Korean Sushi, Kimbaps are usually made for picnics and lunch boxes.Enjoy these little wonders and next time you go on a picnic or a road-trip or surprise your kids in their lunch boxes as they stay fresh for hours. Thank you SungYoen Kim, for agreeing to allowing me to film her and showing us how to make make these tasty treats at home. Kim lives in India and most of these ingredients…"Kimbap (aka Gimbap) – Korean Sushi Recipe"
We are ready for the holidays, how about you? Whether you are expecting a house full of guests or enjoying time with your loved ones, Paneer Pinwheels will put a smile on everyone’s face. With a perfect balance of flavorful filling covered with a light and flaky crust, this delicious appetizer recipe can be made fresh or ahead of time and reheated. Have a safe and fun filled Thanksgiving from ShowMeTheCurry.com!"Paneer Pinwheels – Party Appetizer"
There aren’t too many people who don’t like (love) paneer – an Indian homemade cheese. You won’t be able to resist this colorful and simply delicious way to enjoy paneer. The combination of cumin, fennel, onion and mustard seeds puts a whole new twist on this protein packed dish! Try this recipe today!"Tangy Paneer"
Chole or Chana Masala, a spicy garbanzo bean curry that is popularly found on most Indian restaurant menus, is almost always paired with Bhatura or Bhature. The bhatura recipe is a little different than the standard poori (puri) recipe in that the dough is made with a leavening agent like yeast or baking soda. In this video, we will show you a yeast free (no yeast) bhatura recipe as well as one with it…you decide…"Bhatura (Bhature)"
Paan is sold in small corner-stores as well as some fancy shops all of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and neighboring countries. The “Paan-walas” stuff lots of different things into a pan and it is enjoyed as a mouth freshener as well has some digestive properties to it as well. There are a lot of flavors of Paan – the most common being the “Meetha Paan” ( my favorite and that’s I ordered), Sada Paan (Plain Paan…"King of Street Food – Paan (Betel Leaf)!"
Brown rice is known to have more nutrients and be a healthier alternative to white rice. However, many people struggle with brown rice because it cooks at a different rate than white rice. In this video, we observe the differences in two methods of cooking basic brown rice. Find out which method you prefer."Basic Brown Rice"
When you think ‘Biryani”, all kinds of wonderful thoughts run through the head…the flavors, the colors, the spices, the aroma! Hmmm…now that we’ve got your pulse racing and the your taste buds ready for an explosion, see how close it can be to reality. Enjoy this simple yet awesome recipe. Bon Appetit!!!"Chicken Biryani How-to Video"
Puris are such a treat to the eyes and to the taste buds. The sight of a well puffed up Puri excites everyone (not just kids). Some great combinations are ‘Aloo-Puri’, Chole-Puri’ or ‘Halwa-Puri’. It is made on special occasions from religious functions to weddings to birthdays. Enjoy this awesome South Asian unleavened bread that will take your breath away!"Puri / Poori"
Curry Leaves are an important part of Indian cooking and quite a few of us take pride in the fact that we have one (or two or three…) at home. Yes, Hetal and I are very proud owners of quite a few of them and treat them like our babies. Taking them indoors during the winter months, feeling sad every time the leaves don’t look green enough, the excitement when there is a new plant……"Curry Leaf Plant (Kadi Patta) Fertilizer"
Maria from MariasMenu.com was kind enough to share her knowledge of cooking from the Malabar region of the State of Kerala. This awesome Malabar Chicken Dish is a sure hit in every sense – the eye-appeal, the aroma, the texture, the taste and the sound (yup, you get to hear all the praises 😉 )! I first tried Malabar Chicken at a resort in Kerala and over the years tried to recreate the dish and…"Malabar Chicken Curry"
This Chocolate Pudding is great and not just for Vegans and Lactose-sensitive folks, yes, everyone is going to love it! The Avocados provide such beautiful creaminess to the dessert that one won;t miss the cream at all. And oh did we forget to mention how much healthier it is for you? – shhhh, it’s our little secret! Prep Time: 10 min Chill Time: 15 min. minimum Makes: 5 X 1/4cup servings (approx) Ingredients: Ripe Avocados…"Vegan Chocolate Pudding"