Kada Prasad / Aate Ka Halwa /Whole Wheat Halwa Recipe

With Gurpurab and Diwali just around the corner, it calls for something sweet. Now, we all know that we really don’t need an excuse to make dishes and desserts, do we? The Atte ka Halwa has a beautiful, smooth, melt-in-you-mouth, buttery feel. Enjoy the Halwa and the festivities and best wishes from our families to yours. Prep Time: 0 Cook Time: 15 min Serves: 4-6 Ingredients: Chakki Atta (Whole Wheat Flour) – 1/2 cup Melted…

"Kada Prasad / Aate Ka Halwa /Whole Wheat Halwa Recipe"

Paratha/Chapatti

Parathas are an Indian unleavened bread and an integral part of many Indian meals. Any subzi (vegetable) or curry dish can be fabulous when accompanied with fresh, hot parathas. Try this recipe. It’ll be worth your while! Although we refer to this recipe as Chapatti in the video, this is actually a Paratha recipe. The difference between the two is that Chapattis are cooked without oil whereas Parathas are pan fried.

"Paratha/Chapatti"

Karela (Bitter gourd) & Onion Subzi Recipe

Karela or Bitter Gourd is exactly as the name suggests – bitter. Despite it’s bitterness and when made well, it is a very enjoyable dish. Karela is also known for it’s health benefits – good for liver, skin, cleanses blood amongst others. Enjoy our version with a dash of tartness and a hint of sweet, just enough to make you forget you are eating and enjoying Karela or Bitter Gourd! Prep Time: 10 min Cook…

"Karela (Bitter gourd) & Onion Subzi Recipe"

Filter Coffee (South Indian Style)

For those who grew up enjoying aromatic South Indian style Filter Coffee, making it is a no-brainer. However, for the rest of the world, it is a great alternative to brewing coffee in a standard coffee maker. The biggest difference in South Indian style filter coffee is the coffee. Coffee beans are blended with chicory, the root of a fragrant plant. Look out for the many different styles of manual drip coffee makers and coffee…

"Filter Coffee (South Indian Style)"

Tindora How-to Video (Indian Vegetable Recipe Video)

Tindora is a green vegetable which is popular in many parts of India and is known by many names (ivy gourd, kovakai, tondli, giloda…just to name a few). It resembles a watermelon but is only the size of your little pinky. Tindora can be cooked as a subzi all by itself or mixed with other vegetables like potato. Tindora are also used in many sambar recipes. When you’re running out of vegetables to cook, don’t…

"Tindora How-to Video (Indian Vegetable Recipe Video)"

Hindustan Times’ “K2K Food Court”

One of our subscribers sent us an excellent article from Hindustan Times called “The K2K (Kashmir to Kanyakumari) food court”.   It showcases 60 of the most classic Indian dishes for the 60 glorious years of Indian independence.  Check to see how many of your favorites make the cut and you will be surprised to see how many favorites you have.  Guaranteed to make your mouth water!  Read on…

"Hindustan Times’ “K2K Food Court”"

Rasam Recipe

Rasam is a staple item in most South Indian homes, but if you visit 5 different homes, you will get to experience 5 different rasam recipes – all equally delicious. Here is our take on a basic rasam recipe, one you can try with rice or as a light soup. We hope you’ll enjoy the fragrance and flavor of this comfort food.

"Rasam Recipe"

Seitan and Vegetable Curry

Seitan is a high protein item that is vegetarian. Recently, we did a video on how to make the Seitan and here we show how to use that Seitan and make it into a curry. This is a guideline but you can use it. Customize it to your tastes – change the vegetables, switch out the spices, throw in some coconut milk, endless possibilities and you’ll be amazed how versatile it can be. Click here…

"Seitan and Vegetable Curry"

Creamy Mushroom Soup

Soups always warm your hearts and your tummy and is the ultimate comfort food. Make this hearty Mushroom Soup as a full meal along with some Garlic Bread or as a side to meal, either way, it’s bound to steal the show. Don’t like Mushrooms? No Problem, change out the Mushrooms for Broccoli, Asparagus or Brussels Sprouts and everyone’s happy. Prep Time: 15 min Cook Time: 25 min Serves: 4-6 Ingredients: Mushrooms – 1 lb,…

"Creamy Mushroom Soup"

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.

"Pantry Basics for Indian Cooking"

Macaroons (with Walnuts and Cornflakes)

Having found my Grand Mother’s recipe book from mid last century, the first thing we tried out was these Macaroons! They were just amazing – the crisp exterior and the soft interior, what a perfect balance. What we loved was the simplicity of the recipe and the availability of the ingredients. Enjoy these delicious small wonders. Prep Time: 10 min Bake Time: 12-15 min Makes: 10-15 Macaroons (depending on size) Ingredients: Dry Shredded Coconut –…

"Macaroons (with Walnuts and Cornflakes)"

Hot & Spicy Sev – A Perfect Savory Snack / Namkeen

There is something to be said about all the namkeens (savory snacks) that we can find at a sweet shop or just walk down the Indian store snack aisle. The number of options is mind blowing and enough to make your decision super hard. Every wonder what goes into making them, sounds hard, right? Think again, with the right tools, you can be churning these out like Haldiram’s! They make perfect tea-time snack and are…

"Hot & Spicy Sev – A Perfect Savory Snack / Namkeen"

Ragda Patties (Pattice)

Ragda Patties (pronounced as Pattice) are flavorful potato patties smothered with a zesty sauce made with vatana or dried white peas. It is then garnished with sweet and spicy chutneys, sev, onions and fresh cilantro. Ragda Patties, sometimes called Aloo Tikki Chaat, is a street favorite in Mumbai. Try this delicious recipe for a chaat item that doubles as a full meal.

"Ragda Patties (Pattice)"

Cracked Wheat (Daliya) Khichdi

If your baby is getting a bit older and past the jarred baby food stage, here is something that may interest you. Try this delicious Cracked Wheat (aka Daliya) Khichdi. Cracked wheat, a wheat product made from whole raw wheat kernels that are crushed or cut into smaller pieces, has a great deal of nutrition and fiber since it includes the fiber and nutrient rich outer bran and germ of the wheat. Pair this with…

"Cracked Wheat (Daliya) Khichdi"

Beans Chaat (Cold Beans Salad)

This amazing Chaat or a cold Salad is out of this world and bursting with flavors. Keep it for a few days in the fridge and enjoy the ease and the convenience for a while. It is great for picnics, road-trips, lunches and get-together. Prep Time: 25 min Chill Time: 1 hour Serves: 6 Ingredients: Kidney Beans (Rajma): 1 can (approx 1.5 cups) Black Beans – 1 can (approx 1.5 cups) Garbanzo Beans (Channas) –…

"Beans Chaat (Cold Beans Salad)"