Chai or Tea Masala is a combination of spices that can be ground, blended together and kept at home and used over a period of time. When made at home, we are ensured quality and it is definitely a money-saver. Mix it with warm milk and give the kids anytime they have the sniffles or are feeling under the weather. You can also use this powder to make our Chai Masala Cake! Prep Time: 15…"Homemade Chai (Tea) Masala Recipe"
Have a party coming up for which you need an appetizer recipe to feed a crowd? Seven Layer Dip (7 Layer Dip) is your answer. Make it ahead and serve this Mexican inspired dip with warm tortillas or chips. Don’t let the name (7 Layer) stop you. Go ahead and add an eighth layer (jalapenos) or ninth layer (salsa). It’s a sure fire crowd pleaser!"Seven Layer Dip"
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"
Disclaimer: Mangala Deshmukh is NOT a licensed Dietician/ Nutritionist. The information on this website is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only, and is not intended to diagnose, cure or treat any medical or other condition. Always seek the advice of your health provider prior to starting any diet. For a child or adult allergic to gluten, Chapati or Paratha is by far the most missed item in an Indian meal. Try this Gluten-free Chapati…"Gluten-free Chapati"
You know you’ve seen them at the store during holidays like Valentines’ Day or Mother’s Day…beautiful bright red strawberries covered in rich chocolate. Then, you look at the price. Wow! That’s really expensive! Try this easy Homemade Chocolate Covered Strawberries recipe and you won’t believe how inexpensive they are to make. In case you’re wondering, Dad (or hubby) will surely love this special treat for Father’s Day!"Chocolate Covered Strawberries Recipe"
Black Eyed Peas are a a great addition to any diet. They are high in fiber and are also a great source of potassium. This simple dish is home-cooking, easy to make yet packed with flavor and nutritional value. The slow-cooker recipe makes it a breeze in the kitchen. Soak Time: 8 hours Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 6 hours (Slow Cooker) 30 minutes (Stove-top) Serves: 4 Ingredients: Dried Black Eyed Peas – 1…"Blackeyed Peas Curry (Slow Cooker Recipe)"
Pan Seared Shrimp is a wonderful and oh-so-easy to make appetizer or snack…wonderful Indian taste that is sure to be a great hit. Forrest Gump in the movie said “Shrimp is the fruit of the sea. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, sautee it. There’s, um, shrimp kebabs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo, pan fried, deep fried, stir fried. There’s pineapple shrimp and lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp…"Pan Seared Shrimp How-to Video"
Zair (Zaher or Poison) was such a BIG hit at our party and everyone was trying to figure out what was in the drink. But some secrets are hard to keep so here it goes…Thanks to 4ever4you for the submission, we have a great recipe. And don’t worry, it’s not going to kill you."Zair How-to Video (Indian Mocktail/Cocktail)"
Fresh Basil Pesto is a wonderful thing to have around all year long but unfortunately, basil is a seasonal plant. So when the weather is turning cold and demise of your basil plant is inevitable, put the basil leaves to good use and make this Jalapeno Basil Pesto recipe. Make a big batch of this “pesto with a twist” to use now and freeze the rest for later."Jalapeno Basil Pesto Recipe"
So if you are a ‘soup-fan’, enjoy this recipe as a soup but if for you ‘soup is just not enough’…serve this with some rice and you have yourself a whole meal. Daal soup is a great and healthy alternative for fussy kids and babies. Don’t let the opportunity go – sneek in the veggies whenever possible."Daal Soup (Split Beans Soup) How-to-Video"
Our humble homage the great foods of Rajasthan. Rajasthan is known for it’s color – in food, clothes, music and art. This Kande Ki Subzi is just as colorful with such a wonderful rustic flavor that has just got to be paired with Bajra Ki Roti and it is sure to transport you to the rural, rustic and beautiful Rajasthan. Enjoy our love for Rustic and colorful India. Prep Time: 10 min. Cook Time: 25…"Kande Ki Subzi (Onion Subzi) – Rajasthani Cuisine"
Spinach Paratha is a perfect way to enjoy the goodness of spinach. This Indian recipe for unleavened flat bread is a little different from the traditional stuffed version of paratha. The kids will love the fun presentation and they won’t even have to know they’re eating a leafy green vegetable!"Spinach Paratha"
Tandoori Roti is another type of Indian unleavened bread which is usually made in a clay oven called a tandoor and commonly enjoyed with chicken, lamb, mutton or other non-vegetarian dishes. Vegetarians out there, don’t worry. It tastes just as fabulous with vegetarian curry dishes as well! Try this easy to make at home recipe and method. You won’t need to run out and buy a tandoor!"Tandoori Roti"
The aromatic aroma of Dill Weed is incredible, it will fill the whole house with it. It is used in so many cultures and in so many cuisines, in so many different ways. Dill Weed is known to aid in in digestion as well especially given to women right after giving birth. The leaves may be beautiful and delicate but they are packed with flavor hence remember, a little goes a long way. Prep Time:…"Dill Pulao, Indian Recipe"
Guacamole is a great addition to a Mexican meal, it adds a great dimension and a flavor that is unparalleled to anything else. The smooth texture of avocados, the medley of color and an amazing flavor are all brought together in this one side dish! Enjoy this Guacamole recipe as a dip with tortillas chips or as an accompaniment to your Mexican fare."Guacamole, A Mexican Side Kick!"
Idlis are traditionally a breakfast item but the fact that when served with Sambar and Chutney, they are a full meal and can be enjoyed at any time of the day! Idlis are steamed making them very healthy and very light. You’ll be amazed how many you can eat but then who’s counting? Making Idlis is a process that takes a couple of days but at the end of it, it’s absolutely worth the effort!…"Idli"
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"
Disclaimer: Mangala Deshmukh is NOT a licensed Dietician/ Nutritionist. The information on this website is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only, and is not intended to diagnose, cure or treat any medical or other condition. Always seek the advice of your health provider prior to starting any diet. Everyone loves chocolate, and what better than a delicious cake served with hot chocolate sauce or a dollop of ice cream? I prepare a couple of…"Gluten Free Eggless Chocolate Cake"
With Navratri around the corner, here is another delicious and easy recipe you can try if you are fasting (or try it because it is so good!). This Suran subzi recipe works great with frozen or fresh suran or yam. Simple ingredients and simple process yet delicious results!"Suran Subzi Recipe for Upvas Fasting"
Phulka, Fulka, Phulki, Roti are only some of the names given to this. We at ShowMeTheCurry will refer to it as ‘Phulka’. A staple in most Indian households and enjoyed on an everyday basis. The look my kids get on their faces when the Phulka balloons up and the ‘Wow’ each and every time! Small pleasures in life! Detailed recipe for Phulka"Phulka or Roti How-to Video"