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"
Lohri is celebrated with a bonfire and singing and dancing. It is to mark the beginning of harvest and the shortest day of the year…here is a quick look into Lohri celebrations in India. The same day, in different parts of India, there are festivities – Pongal, Sankranti. Here you will see the bonfire and the Bhangra (dance). Enjoy!"Glimpse at the Lohri Festivities in India"
Crispy Seasoned Arbi is a wonderful dish and can be served as a snack or as a side dish with a meal. Spice it up or keep it mild, you’ll still have a winner. Stuff it in a bun and have it as a burger with a bit of chutney and ketchup on it…mmm…endless possibilities."Crispy Seasoned Arbi (Taro Root) How-to Video"
How many of you are sticking to your New Year’s resolution to eat healthy? Well, here is a simple recipe for Kale Chips that will satisfy your cravings for snacks and help you keep that resolution. Kale is a leafy green vegetable that is super rich in antioxidants and definitely a great addition to your diet."Healthy Kale Chips"
Hooray! Its festival season yet again and one thing is for sure…Jalebi will be on everyone’s wish list. Try this easy Jalebi recipe and be amazed at what you can do with a cup of flour and sugar. Serve your family some hot jalebis this holiday season and warm some hearts (and tummies). 🙂 Prep Time: 5 minutes plus 30 minutes fermentation time Cook Time: 30 minutes Makes approx 35 jalebis Ingredients: All-Purpose Flour –…"Jalebi – Indian Dessert"
Try this versatile recipe for vegetable cutlets. These vegetable cutlets can be jazzed up with chutney or ketchup and served as appetizers. Alternatively, make them a little bigger and place them between a bun for a fantastic veggie burger! Enjoy these wonderful cutlets sometimes also called – Tikkis, patties, tikkiya…!"Vegetable Cutlets Recipe"
Yogurt making is not rocket-science but it is science and very simple science. Yogurt /Curd or Greek Yogurt can be made at home very easily and at a fraction of the cost and to your taste. Follow the steps, make it at home and you’ll figure out how simple it is. Ingredients: Milk – 8 cups Starter – 2 heaping tbsp Method: 1. Boil Milk on a medium high flame, stirring occasionally to avoid burning.…"Homemade Yogurt & Homemade Greek Yogurt Recipe"
Vella is Jaggery in Tamil, hence the name Vella Dosa. Sweet Jaggery Dosa has a very special place in our home, it is always made on the spur of the moment. We love the fact that it does not need as much planning as other dosas do. Quick, fast, easy and so so good… Prep Time: 30 min Cook Time: 2-3 min each dosa Makes: 10-12 dosas Ingredients: Whole Wheat Flour – 1 cup Rice…"Vella Dosa – Sweet Jaggery Pancake"
Nothing beats the aroma of fresh bread baking in the oven…except the aroma of fresh bread combined with tantalizing spices baking in the oven. This Eggless Paneer Masala Bread recipe is a feast of the eyes, nose and tastebuds, yet so easy to make. Your family, friends and neighbors will be running over to see what’s cooking!"Paneer Masala Bread"
Kadhai Chicken is another one of those signature dishes at Indian restaurants. The Kadhai Chicken has a very unique flavor. The amazing part is that it is not a dish that is overloaded with spices, yet the few that are there just make this one fantastic dish. The flavor and the aroma of the fresh ground coriander seeds is simple yet amazing. A big thank you to Anita Krishnan for this great recipe. Prep Time:20…"Kadhai Chicken"
Eggplant cooked in Exotic Spices is a healthier version of the original “Achari Baingan” in which the eggplant is deep fried. The combination of Fennel Seeds and Onion Seeds (Kalonji) is simply delicious in this recipe. Try this tangy and flavorful dish…it’ll make an eggplant lover out of you!"Eggplant in Exotic Spices How-to Video"
All of us have some nice warm memories of dipping rusks in our tea on rainy days and the satisfaction that goes along with that homely feeling, mmmm! Then wanting to recreate that ever so often and getting a sticker-shock at the store. Yes, it can get expensive! But, ever thought about making it at home? Well, we have the recipe, it’s so simple and easy and let’s not forget, so inexpensive! Ingredients: Buns Sugar…"Tea Rusk – Perfect for Dipping!"
After a lot of (over) indulgence during the holidays, its time to get back to hearty, homey comfort foods. Daal Dhokli is simply a bowl of warmth and goodness. From the state of Gujarat, Dal Dhokari is made by cooking spiced chapati dough with spiced toor daal. The end product is a delicious one pot meal. If you have some Gujarati Daal leftover, Daal Dhokli is a quick meal. However, for those of you who…"Daal Dhokri (Dal Dhokli)"
What better way to include broccoli into Indian cuisine than this wonderful combination of Broccoli with Chickpea Flour (Besan). The spiced chickpea flour lightly coats the broccoli florets in this recipe and provides great flavor and texture. Its a perfect way to get kids to enjoy the health benefits of broccoli."Broccoli with Besan Subzi"
Though many people refer to a variety of beans as Lentils, lentils are actually small, round and flat legumes with a dark brown husk. Lentil Soup (or Masoor Daal) is hearty, homey and satisfying. Packed with protein and fiber, this Lentil Soup recipe makes a healthy and filling lunch. Pair it with rice or chapati and you have a complete dinner."Lentil Soup How-to Video"
This versatile Marinade as a the name suggests is wonderful for vegetarians and non-vegetarians. Use it to make meals, sandwiches or appetizers and just great to have on hand. Marinate Paneer, Chicken, Cauliflower, Potatoes, Beef, Pork, Mushrooms, Turkey, Fish, Shrimp and trust us, we know you can think of atleast another dozen ways of using this wonderful fragrant marinade. Prep Time: 10 min Marinates approx 2 kgs or 4.5 lbs of chicken Ingredients: Spring Onions…"Multipurpose Marinade Recipe for Vegetables and Meats"
Here is a simple and delicious recipe for Khatti Daal submitted by one of our viewers, Gizzel Dsouza from India. The term “Khatti” means tangy or sour and this recipe uses tamarind to get the tart flavor. Masoor daal is another one of the few daals (beans) which does not require soaking so it goes from the stove to the table in little time. Try this recipe today!"Khatti Daal"
Pani Puri is one of the most loved Indian street foods or “chaat”. The puri (small, round, crispy puffed shells made from semolina) is stuffed with potatoes, chickpeas, tamarind chutney and a spicy, tangy water, or pani. Eat it in one big bite and experience the explosion of flavor. They go fast so be sure to make plenty with this easy pani puri recipe."Puri for Pani Puri"
Authentic style of making Pearl Millet Flour Rotis – Gluten free and enjoy the beautiful folk music."Bajra Roti Demonstration at Dastkar Mela – Glimpses Of India"