In some households, tamarind paste or tamarind concentrate is used on a regular basis. It is readily available at your local Indian or Asian grocery store, but you can make it at home for a fraction of the cost. Having tamarind paste on hand is a big time saver and the best part…its got an incredible shelf life when stored in the refrigerator or freezer. So go ahead and make a batch today!"Homemade Tamarind Concentrate (Paste)"
For the holidays and for parties, we always need recipes that can be made ahead and kept aside. Make this Pizza Dip ahead of time and bake it right before you are ready to serve it. You’ll have your family and guests licking their fingers. It is also perfect for the winter season when you want a warm dip to compensate for the cold outside. And it’s cheese…who does not like cheese?"Pizza Dip – A Perfect Party Appetizer"
After any festivals, there is a phase where we have had too much of Mitai and it is just sitting around and you can’t even bribe the kids with them anymore! You can always freeze them and save them for later, that’s a great option but here is another one. Have it as milkshake! Prep Time: 5 min Cook Time: 0 min Serves: 1 Ingredients: Leftover Mithai – as needed Milk (or Lassi) – 3/4…"Mithai (Burfi) Milkshake – Indian Recipe"
A very well-known dish that needs little introduction! Kadhai Paneer (Panir) has the wonderful fresh ground spice aroma and flavor that compares to nothing else. This easy recipe is packed with flavor. Get ready to be amazed! Kadai is a wok and Paneer is a soft, non-matured Indian cheese."Kadai Paneer"
Harry Potter Fans bet you can’t wait for the next, Hang on Robin William Fans; he’s up to his tricks again in July, And all of us who watch Simpsons secretly, time to come out in the open… July is for all of the above and everyone else. Save these dates for a date with your favorite stars And don’t miss out on the fun lined up for July."Summer Movies – Part 2 – July"
This fantastic, light and refreshing Strawberry Shortcake recipe is a perfect way to get to someone’s heart! Easy to make, with a million dollar look, it is sure to impress. For a small get-together or for a big bash, try this today! Ingredients: Strawberries – 4 cups All Purpose Flour (Maida) – 1.75 cups Sugar – 1/4 cup Salt – 1/2 tsp Baking Powder – 1 tbsp Cold Unsalted Butter – 1 stick/1/2 cup/8 tbsp…"Strawberry Shortcake (Eggless Dessert)"
Leftovers are a part of life and we just have to learn to live with them. Changing the look and giving a fresher approach of them heightens the excitement and makes them more enticing. Paniyarams do just that! A fresh and quick make-over and these Cute Paniyarams will vanish in seconds. There are a lot of different varieties and are known by a lot of different names in different regions in South India. To name…"Paniyaram (Savory)"
This is one of the recipes we made during our live video chat show on Friday. If you have not stopped by to chat live with us, please come see us on any Friday at 1:30PM Central. Try this Black Bean and Corn Dip next time you are having a get together. It takes just minutes to make and is served with Tortilla chips. It’s fresh, healthy and your friends will be asking for more!"Black Bean & Corn Dip"
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."Kadhai Chicken How-to Video"
Looking for a hearty and healthy weekend breakfast idea? Running out of things to feed the kids after school, filling enough to keep them happy until dinner? Look no further. This wonderful Indian recipe for Masala Egg Paratha is perfect. With it’s fun presentation, everyone will be asking for more."Masala Egg Paratha"
Garlic Bread brings this awesome warm feeling of flavor and Italian food. An Italian meal just can’t be complete this wonderful, flavorful and so easy to make addition. Enjoy our favorite part…Garlic Bread! Prep Time – 5 min Cook Time – 15 min (including toasting time) Ingredients: Bread Butter Minced Garlic Minced Green Chillies (optional) Salt (if using unsalted Butter) Dried Oregano Method: 1. Depending on the bread you have, melt the required amount of…"Garlic Bread"
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"
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)"
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"
Ever gone for groceries and been bored just looking at some of the vegetables? It’s okay, it happens to all of us, try this unripened Papaya Subzi or Curry and add a new and interesting dish to your usual dishes. The other good news is that Green Papayas are available all round the year and health-wise is great for you too, it is full of anti-oxidants, great for your digestion and immune system…enough reasons? Prep…"Green Papaya Subzi – Vegetarian Recipe"
Butter Paneer (lovingly known as Panir Makhani) is not only a very well known dish, but is absolutely scrumptious and can have you salivating just by thinking about it. Try out this recipe in all it’s rich glory, or if you prefer a healthier version, you can use some of our fat and calorie fighting tips. Enjoy!"Butter Paneer or Panir Makhani How to Video"
One curry recipe that stands out from the bunch is the famous Mirchi Ka Salan recipe from Hyderabad (capital city of Andhra). Whole green chilies are pan-fried and simmered in a flavorful sesame seed and peanut sauce. The dish is easy to prepare and has a refreshingly pleasing taste. Recipe submitted by Prachi from Germany. Detailed recipe for Mirchi ka Salan"Mirchi ka Salan How-to Video"
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 How-to Video"
Aloo Tikki is an Indian appetizer that can be served in many different ways. Top it with a little mint and tamarind chutney, onions, cilantro and sev and it’s delicious chaat. Make the tikki a little bigger and use it as a patty for a satisfying veggie burger. Make them tiny and serve as appetizers for a cocktail pary. Aloo Tikki – very versatile, very yummy!"Aloo Tikki How-to Video"
It’s time for a healthy twist to the famous Bhel Puri that we all love so much. Sprouted mung beans provide a nutritious and protein rich base for this snack or no-fuss lunch. Make this easy sprouted mung bhel recipe ahead of time for picnics, parties or for road-trips and you can be rest assured that your stomach and your heart will be satisfied. Soaking and Sprouting Time: 2 days Prep Time: 10 min Serves:…"Sprouted Mung Bhel Chaat – Healthy Salad"
Aloo Gobi Masala is a flavorful Indian vegetarian dish made with Cauliflower, Potatoes and many fragrant spices which make it so mouth-watering! Watch this video recipe and make this delicious dish to enjoy with Chapatti, Paratha or Rice and Daal. You’ll never think of Cauliflower are boring and bland again!"Aloo Gobi Masala – Spiced Cauliflower and Potatoes How-to Video"