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)"
There is a misconception that ‘kebabs’ are hard to make. These are anything but that. They are great as snacks, an accompaniment to a meal or simply as burgers for the kids’ school lunch. Also, with Ramadan going on, what a perfect time to make these wonderful kebabs. ."Shammi Kebabs How-to Video, Spicy Non-Vegetarian Recipe Video"
This is a quick and an easy South Indian Chutney that goes so well with a lot of South Indian dishes. The Curry Leaves give a flavor that is very distinct and fresh. A make ahead chutney that is a wonderful change to the coconut chutney that is usually served is great when you have a lot of Curry Leaves on hand, pruning down you Kadi Patta Plant for the winter. Prep Time: 10 min…"Curry Leaves Chutney (Kadi Patta Chutney)"
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"
Cleaning your microwave is very important but you don’t want to clean it with a spray that has chemicals. After all, you will be heating your food in the same place. Go Green and use this method that will make you smile and feel good from the inside! Here is ShowMeTheCurry’s take on cleaning your microwave: Method: 1. Take a microwave safe mug or a bowl. 2. Fill it up to 3/4th of the way…"Cleaning the Microwave – Tuesday Tip"
Besan Puda is a perfect quick and easy to make item. This with the combination of with Spring Onions which provide the color, the crunch and the subtle flavor is a match made in heaven. Besan (aka Chickpea flour) is known to provide warmth to the body which is perfect for rainy or colder days. The Rice Flour in the recipe gives the Puda a great crispy texture and makes sure the Puda does not…"Besan Puda (Savory Pancake) with Spring Onions"
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"
Coriander, aka Cilantro and Dhaniya is a very commonly used garnish in South Asian Cooking. It is only natural to then go a step further and also use it to make Coriander Chutney. Versatile with a very fresh and light flavor, it is used as a dipping sauce with pakodas, samosas, dhokla amongst many others."Coriander (Dhaniya) Chutney How-to Video"
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)"
The process of making the tea leaves is always so fascinating for folks who enjoy their “cup of tea” in the mornings. The two areas that majority of tea is grown are Assam and Tamil Nadu (Cunnur / Coonoor). The simple looking factory situated in the beautiful rolling hills of tea plantations churns out amazing amounts of tea everyday. Here is a glimpse into the fascinating world of Tea making – a little noisy, a…"Glimpses Of India – Tea Factory"
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…"Papad Ki Subzi (Rajasthani Cuisine)"
Some pickles do not require weeks of prep work and we love those kinds. Here is a great recipe shared with us by Kinnari. This Tindora Pickle has everything going for it…the taste, the color, the ease of making it! In short, it has stolen our hearts:-) Tindora Pickle will WOW you as well! Just watch the video and you’ll be drooling as well… Ingredients: Tindora – 3/4 lb (350g) Salt – to taste White…"Tindora Pickle"
Masala Peanuts 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! Watch this video and learn how to make this great make-ahead appetizer for parties…Enjoy!"Masala Peanuts aka Raja Special How-to Video"
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"
Who wants to store a bunch of different types of Sooji (suji, semolina)? Watch this Tip Tuesday video for a quick remedy. Update: Unfortunately we did not win the Food Network Challenge but are ever so grateful and touched by the support of our viewers who wished us the best and went in and made sure that they vote everyday! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts and we truly do feel like winners.…"Coarse vs Fine Sooji Tip"
Dum Aloo is a popular dish from the region of Kashmir in India. Have you ever been in the mood for delicious Kashmiri Dum Aloo but been discouraged by all the deep frying? Well, try this recipe for a healthy version of Dum Aloo that skips frying all together. The best part…you won’t be able to tell the difference."Dum Aloo – Kashmiri Potatoes"
There is nothing easier than putting together some chips and dip as an appetizer for your next soiree. At the same time, doesn’t everyone want their guests to think they spent good time and effort? Well, impress your guests with this “Wow” Greek layered dip recipe, but shhhh…don’t tell them how easy it was!"Greek Layered Dip"
“When Mangoes are in season, make the most of it” and that is our mantra! Salads, desserts, curries, ice-creams – go all out and have a Mango-fest 🙂 This salsa is not from Indian Cuisine but the flavors are right on and fit so beautifully into it. Another amazing dish showing-off the diversity of the King of Fruits. Ingredients: Ripe Mango – 1 cup, cubed Red Bell Pepper – 1/2 cup, diced Onion – 1/4…"Mango Salsa (Fresh Mango Salad)"
The western world has come to rely on curry powder as a convenient one-stop shop in the spice cabinet. With some of the most prominent Indian spices present, curry powder delivers Indian flavor without the fuss. Try this homemade curry powder recipe and experience the aroma and flavor of freshly roasted and ground spices!"Homemade Curry Powder"
Summers, picnics, barbecues… Its the perfect time to grill up some tandoori style seitan. Made from vital wheat gluten, seitan is the answer for vegetarians looking for a great meat substitute. Once the basic seitan recipe is made, you can use it for many different types of dishes. Try this Tandoori Seitan recipe for your next barbecue."Seitan – Tandoori Style Recipe"
Rice Crispies is every kid’s favorite and here is a perfect combination of the ‘taste’ and the ‘look’ without the usual mess and so very easy to make. Forget about the kids, I was so excited the 1st time I laid my eyes on these fantastic treats! Ice Cream Coney Treats are here to stay!"Coney Treats – How-to-Video"
Gongura (also known as pitwaa or sorrel leaves) is a green, leafy plant that has many different uses in Indian cuisine. The popular Gongura Pickle is found in most Indian grocery store shelves. Gongura is a great source of Iron, folic acid and other anti-oxidants. Try this Andhra inspired Gongura Daal recipe (Gongura Pappu) and experience the fresh, tangy flavors of fresh gongura leaves."Gongura Daal (Pappu)"
Summer Rolls, most commonly found in Vietnamese cuisine, are a light and healthy alternative to traditional fried spring rolls. Wrapped in rice paper and filled with crisp veggies and herbs, these Summer Rolls are the perfect appetizer or snack. Try this easy “no cooking” recipe with our Peanut Dipping Sauce for your next party!"Summer Rolls with Peanut Dipping Sauce"