I finally got around to watching the much anticipated (ok, maybe only for SRK fans) bollywood movie, “Om Shanti Om”, starring Shah Rukh Khan and newcomer, Deepika Padukone. Leave it to producer, Farah Khan, for coming up with movies with a slightly different feel to them. The movie has an impressive cast including Shreyas Talpade, Arjun Rampal, Kirron Kher, Yuvika Chaudary, Bindu, Jawed Sheikh, Satish Shah, Asawari Joshi, Nitish Pandey and Shawar Ali…not to mention…"Om Shanti Om Bollywood Movie Review"
This is a great yogurt dish, very soothing and cooling….especially for the times when you are finding your meal too spicy and you need something to counter it!!!! Ingredients: Yogurt – 2 cups, well beaten English Cucumber – half ( approx. 6” long) Tomato – ½ med., finely chopped Green Chili – to taste, finely chopped Cumin – ¼ tsp, roasted and coarsely ground Red Chili Powder – ¼ tsp Chat Masala – ½ tsp…"Cucumber Raita (Yogurt with Cucumber)"
It’s hard to find too many people who don’t love potatoes. With the holidays coming up and big gatherings expected, try this simple recipe — Potato Wedges made the “ShowMeTheCurry” way…full of spices and flavor! Serve them up as appetizers for a party or just treat yourself to a batch! Ready for our prediction? These Spicy Potato Wedges will be a very important part of your lives and you’ll be looking for occasions to make…"Spicy Potato Wedges"
A perfect one-pot meal and let’s not forget that it’s not just substantial but it’s healthy as well. We consider Chili perfect for a game but who says that it has to be limited to that…enjoy this wholesome Vegetarian Chili any time of the year, with or without the TV on! This is also a perfect dish to made in the crock pot. Thank you so much Suvarna, for this awesome recipe, we just love…"Vegetarian Chili, A Super Bowl Delight!"
Have you ever been in the mood for something wholesome and hearty? Try this delicious Moong Dal recipe made with whole green mung beans. There’s not a lot of spices or fuss involved with this protein packed bowl of goodness. Enjoy this Mung Daal with rice, chapati or just by itself as a soup — absolutely comforting! Detailed recipe for Whole Green Mung Daal."Whole Green Moong Dal How-to Video"
Hetal and Anuja show you the basics of what you need in your pantry for Indian cooking."Stocking your Pantry for Indian Cooking 101 – Part 1"
The unbearable and frustrating act of peeling a mound of Pearl Onions and Garlic can be very intimidating…almost to the point that you “never ever” want to have Onion Sambar again! Watch the video and learn a cool and easy trick that is just makes the whole process actually fun (oops, did I say that out loud?) 😉 Thanks Elora Sharlin, for sharing this with us and our viewers!"Peeling Garlic and Pearl Onions – Tuesday Tip"
Wholesome and hearty, tasty and flavorful Refried Beans can make the dish! An essential part of a Mexican meal, it is used in a lot of different dishes – Enchiladas, Tacos, 7-Layer Dip, Nachos… only to name a few. Great way to add in the proteins to your diet. Enjoy a great addition to our Mexican Cuisine. Ingredients: Canned Refried Beans – 2, 16 oz cans Oil – 2 tbsp Onions – 1 medium, chopped…"Refried Beans, Mexican Cuisine"
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)"
Methi Malai Mater is a rich and flavorful Indian vegetable dish. The Methi, or Fenugreek Leaves give a wonderful aroma and unique taste to compliment the sweetness of the peas and cream. Try this delicious recipe and enjoy it with chapati, naan or plain white rice."Methi Malai Mater How-to Video"
If you are looking for an easy bread recipe that doesn’t require too many ingredients or fancy gadgets, this recipe for Focaccia is the one for you. This rustic Italian bread is perfect as an appetizer served with dipping oil, a side to your favorite pasta dish or as delicious sandwich bread. Focaccia — very versatile, very delicious!"Focaccia – Easy Bread Recipe"
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"
Gatte ki Subzi has earned its place amongst Rajasthani fare. Dumplings made of chickpea flour (besan/gram flour) are cooked in a flavorful and tangy yogurt gravy. Enjoy this Gatte ki Sabji recipe with rice or with chapati – either way, it makes for a hearty, homey meal. You won’t regret making this curry dish."Gatte Ki Subzi (Gatte ki Sabji)"
Most people love Batata Vadas – seasoned potatoes with a crispy chick pea coating. It is a scrumptious snack with Mint/Coriander Chutney, Sweet Tamarind Chutney or just plain Tomato Ketchup. If you’re from Maharastra, you know how to take Batata Vada to a whole new level…Vada Pav! Try this recipe for Batata Vada and see how you can make a meal out of it. Detailed Batata Vada (Vada Pav) Recipe"Batata Vada (Vada Pav) How-to Video"
Smoothies are not just for the summers anymore! They can be enjoyed anytime of the year with the fruits in season. Here the yummy, sweet and ripe mango along with the creaminess of the Coconut Milk is heighten in flavor with the Saffron making it a Smoothie with an Indian heart 😉 Change out the fruits and have fun experimenting! Prep Time: 5 min Ingredients: Mango – 1 part Coconut Milk – 1 part Ice…"Tropical Indian Smoothie"
Falooda goes into the Indian street food category – after all the spicy chaat, you’ve gotta have Falooda to end off on a satisfied note! This wonderful and good-looking drink/dessert is just a great surprise with the refreshing rose flavor and the healthy Basil Seeds – finally a dessert that is good for you! Enjoy."Falooda – Drink/Dessert"
If there’s one thing that comes to mind when you think of Indian appetizers, it has to be Samosa. Vegetable Samosas are triangular pastry crusts filled with a spicy potato mixture and deep fried until golden. They are usually served with Tamarind Chutney or Mint Chutney. Try this delicious samosa recipe for your next party or get-together."Samosa – Indian Appetizer"
Dhokla is a Gujarati snack item traditionally made from rice and daal. Try this super simple, super quick recipe using Sooji (Suji, Semolina, Cream of Wheat). Next time some unexpected guests show up, serve this delicious “Instant Dhokla” with tea and impress them!"Sooji Dhokla – Indian Appetizer How-to Video"
Hetal and Anuja show you the basics of stocking your pantry for Indian cooking. This is part 2 of the 2 part series:"Stocking your Pantry for Indian Cooking 101 – Part 2"
Raw mangoes give this Thai Raw Mango Salad recipe just the right amount of tartness. Balanced in flavor with palm sugar, this easy sweet and sour salad can be found on the streets of Thailand and is the perfect accompaniment to any meal or delicious on its own."Thai Raw Mango Salad Recipe – Yam Mamuang"
Last week, we are had a lot of interesting discussions. The best part was the interactive part…thanks to that, we have now come to know some of you who were able to stop by and chat with us. We talked and discussed some cooking tips, we made this awesome and very versatile Fruit dish (and since we are the ones who got to taste it, trust us when we say that it was great!) Shared…"See you on Y!live…"