Paneer is an Indian Cheese that is used in a lot of Indian Recipes – savory and desserts.The beauty of it is that it takes on the flavor of the spices or ingredients that go into the dish it is used in. What we also love is the fact that it is a cheese that does not melt, making it super versatile. Enjoy this Masala Paneer and take your dishes to a whole new level.…"Homemade Panir and Masala Paneer (Indian Cheese) Recipe"
You know you’ve seen them at the store during holidays like Valentines’ Day or Mother’s Day…beautiful bright red strawberries covered in rich chocolate. Then, you look at the price. Wow! That’s really expensive! Try this easy Homemade Chocolate Covered Strawberries recipe and you won’t believe how inexpensive they are to make. In case you’re wondering, Dad (or hubby) will surely love this special treat for Father’s Day!"Chocolate Covered Strawberries Recipe"
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"
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"
With soy gaining reputation as a “super food”, it’s no wonder that many people are turning to tofu as their heart healthy and cancer fighting protein source. According to an article in Reader’s Digest, a recent study of 68,000 Chinese women who ate a soy-rich diet found that 30 percent were less likely to develop colorectal cancer. Similarly, a Japanese study on 14,000 men found that prostate cancer risk was cut by as much as…"Tofu Stir-Fry How-to Video"
After a visit to the amazing Santa Monica Farmers Market (California), I was inspired to make a fresh Peach and Ginger Lassi. Though mango is the typical ingredient for a sweet lassi, peaches are a great substitute. Try both the sweet and savory version of this versatile lassi recipe."Peach Ginger Lassi Recipe"
Panna is a refreshing Raw Mango Drink that is just perfect to beat the summer heat. It has a wonderful balance of flavors – sweet, sour and savory. Try this recipe for an amazing alternative to boring sodas."How to make Panna (Raw Mango Drink) – Indian Food Recipes"
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"
There are many preparations and recipes for Poha, or flattened rice. These dry flakes are used for various Indian snacks such as chivda or in desserts like poha with sweetened milk. In this recipe poha is washed gently and fluffed up to make a soft and savory dish sometimes known as Batata Powa or Kanda Poha. It is a quick breakfast idea or perfect tea time snack."Poha (Powa) Recipe"
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)"
Khaman is probably the most recognized Gujarati appetizer or snack. This moist and delicious savory cake is a must for a Gujarati feast but don’t get it confused with Dhokla. A little bit of pre-planning is needed for this traditional khaman recipe but it’s worth every minute. Try it for your next party or get together!"Khaman – Gujarati Appetizer"
We’re not lying when we say “Chicken Curry in a Hurry”! In less than 30 minutes, you’ll be on your way to enjoying this scrumptious chicken curry in a flavorful and creamy sauce. This quick and easy chicken curry recipe is perfect for students, bachelors or anyone looking for a fast, yet satisfying meal. It also makes a great pot luck dish with very little effort."Chicken Curry in a Hurry"
Don’t we all just love Strawberries! Unfortunately, just a few days in the fridge, they start looking limp, losing color, softening up and overall….just not as pretty as when we bought them. Here is our tip to enjoy your strawberries a little longer and have them still look inviting. Enjoy your summer:) Method: 1. Take a ziplock bag and line it with paper-towel. 2. Put the Strawberries in the paper-towel lined pocket. 3. Take all…"Stretching the Shelf-life of a Strawberry Tip"
You may or may not have heard about this amazing seed, native to Peru, called quinoa (pronounced – keenwa). Though most people confuse it for a grain, this nutty, yet neutral flavored complete protein source is a fabulous addition to simple Mung Daal to amp up the protein levels. Try this simple but hearty Quinoa Mung Dal recipe and see how delicious nutritious can taste."Quinoa Mung Daal Recipe"
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"
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)"
A traditional Indian meal is incomplete without a pickle. There are so many different ways of making pickles – cooking, fermenting over days in the sun or fresh pickles. This Mango Pickle recipes takes a few days and may sound like a tedious and a long process but the end result is just amazing and you can enjoy the fruits of you labor by relishing it over months or years. Take a step back in…"Mango Pickle (Aavakai)"
Rajma-Chawal is a combination ‘to-die-for’…the best Rajma (Kidney Beans) and Chawal (Rice) can be had at the obscure dhabbas* alongside the highways all over North India. That is where the truck drivers eat and trust me…that is the second best (ofcourse, right after our recipe!). Now which Punjabi (people from the state of Punjab) household will not admit to it being a comfort food. Try with some Raita or just plain yogurt…"Kidney Beans Curry (Rajma)"
Ras Malai, cotton soft cheese in a creamy milk sauce, is a delectable Indian dessert. Find out how easy it is to make and impress your family and friends. Ras Malai is a delicious and perfect end to any Indian meal. Make it for your next party or holiday celebration!"Ras Malai – Indian Dessert How-to Video"
Aloo Gobi Masala is a flavorful Indian vegetarian dish made with potatoes, cauliflower and many spices which makes it fragrant and mouth-watering! Try this recipe and enjoy your creation with chappati, paratha or rice and daal. It’s delicious!"Aloo Gobi Masala – Spiced Cauliflower and Potatoes"
The ultimate Indian comfort food, Khichdi is an easy, healthy and satisfying dish. Try it with Gujarati Kadhi – Yum!! It is a complete meal with proteins, veggies and carbs all in one. Great as baby and toddler food. Ingredients: Basmati rice – 1 ¼ cups Mung Daal – 1 ¼ cups Water – 5 cups Salt – 1 tsp Haldi (turmeric) – ¼ tsp Hing (asofoetida) – 1 pinch Method: 1. Wash Rice and…"Mung Daal Khichadi"