Paniyaram (Savory)

Leftovers are a part of life and we just have to learn to live with them. Changing the look and giving a fresher approach of them heightens the excitement and makes them more enticing. Paniyarams do just that! A fresh and quick make-over and these Cute Paniyarams will vanish in seconds. There are a lot of different varieties and are known by a lot of different names in different regions in South India. To name…

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Mango Lassi – Mango Flavored Yogurt Drink Recipe

Summer=Mango Simple as that! Lassi is a refreshing yogurt beverage that has a cooling effect and is great for the summer months. Though many different types of lassis are available, none are as famous as the renowned Mango Lassi. Enjoy the perfect combination of Mango and Yogurt with this mango lassi recipe and enjoy the summer. 🙂 Ingredients: Ripe Mango Yogurt Sugar Ice Ginger Juice (optional) Powdered Cardamom (optional) Method: 1. Wash, peel, cut and…

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Barbecue (with the guys)

The “guys” decided that they should teach us on how we should work on our Show Me The Curry videos! What better way to tell us than “show” us how it’s supposed to be done! Hetal and I sat back and watched the drama and the action unfold…and we both have to admit that they did a really good job 🙂 Having said that, don’t worry, we are not changing our style! Enjoy this video…

"Barbecue (with the guys)"

Pantry Basics for Indian Cooking

Like any South Asian kitchen, our pantry and spice cabinets are full to the brim!! Between the two of us, we have close to 100 spices and atleast 25 different daals and beans! The sheer number can seem intimidating and very daunting to anybody. We have put together a list of basic items that will help you, and through the video, you see what they look like as well.

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Papad Ki Subzi (Rajasthani Cuisine)

Another great Dish inspired from the colorful state of Rajasthan. Papad Ki Subzi needs very few ingredients and has a flavor that is distinct and fabulous. Easy to make and great for days when we have not a whole lot of vegetables in the fridge to work with. It tastes great not just with Bajra Roti but also with any other type of Chapatis, Parathas or Breads. Prep Time: 15 min Cook Time: 25 min…

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Vegetable and Chicken Steamed Momos Recipe

The origins of Momos are unclear but what is clear is that they are an absolute treat – full of flavor! The little bags or sacks of fillings that burst flavors the moment you take a bite are something not easily to forget. We have shown some very basic fillings here but really, you can customize it to your taste and ingredients on hand. Enjoy making these for yourself or your family but remember, beginners,…

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Chai Masala Cake (Masala Tea Cake)

The aromas in the house are going to drive the neighbors insane so make sure you make enough to share with everyone 🙂 This oh-so-grown-up cake and it’s intensity of flavors are going to make you feel like a pro. Enjoy this wonderful cake with a cup of Tea, with breakfast or as a dessert (with ice-cream…)! Prep Time: 20 min Bake Time: 40-45 min Makes: approx. 10 slices Ingredients: Filling/Topping: Unsalted Butter – 1…

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Peda

Pedas are a wonderful and delicious mithai (sweets) that are very popular and are often served during Diwali. Traditionally, it is made with milk that is cooked and cooked and cooked…till it thickens. It has a smooth and silky texture and it just melts in the mouth. One Peda will never be enough…so here we have a simplified version that is just as tasty and a lot easier to make. Another interesting fact about Pedas…

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Avocado Tips

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!

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Bell Pepper (with Chickpea Flour) Subzi

A home-cooked meal brings warmth to the stomach and to the heart. This dish is one that evokes those feelings – a dish that is usually cooked “just at home” and never have we seen it served at a restaurant. The simpleness and the depth of flavor in this dish is not easily forgettable. Enjoy the simple pleasures in life… Prep Time: 15 min Cook Time: 15 min Serves: 4-5 Ingredients: Bell Peppers/Capsicum/Shimla Mirch –…

"Bell Pepper (with Chickpea Flour) Subzi"

Varan (Maharashtrian Daal)

This no-frills daal recipe was given to me by my Mother-in-Law. Varan is a Maharastrian style daal which tastes great with chapattis or plain white rice.   Ingredients: ToorDaal – 1 cup Water – 3 cups Ginger – 1 tsp, grated Methi Seeds (Fenugreek) – 1/4 tsp Green Chilies – 1 or 2 (to taste), slit length-wise Onion – 1/2 medium, finely diced (optional) Salt – ½ tsp (to taste) Lemon Juice – ½ tsp…

"Varan (Maharashtrian Daal)"

Hannah Montana (Miley Cyrus) 3-D concert movie

You’d know that Miley Cyrus is the hottest ticket in town if you have a young daughter. My daughter is a huge fan of “Hannah Montana” and was really excited to go see the 3-D movie of her concert. As you probably heard, in December, there was a live concert by Miley Cyrus in Dallas. It sold out in minutes and the tickets were being sold by scalpers for ridiculous amounts of money. Some parents…

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