Calling all Kebab fans… Here is super simple and utterly delicious “must-try” recipe for Reshmi Kebab. Bite size pieces of chicken are marinated in a fresh and flavorful mint cream sauce. You can grill the kebabs on skewers in your oven or barbecue grill. Don’t worry if you don’t have an oven or grill. We’ll show you how to make them on the stove as well. Enjoy!"Reshmi Kebab How-to Video"
The popular beach on Galle Face in Colombo is buzzing with hawkers – foods, toys, trinkets and needless to say, we noticed that the food hawkers were the most popular. We were obviously in the right place. Kotthu Roti or Kottu Parotha is what we made a bee-line for. We have a video for an egg version on our website (Click here) and wanted to see the differences between the two. To say the least,…"Kotthu Parotha – Street Foods Video from Sri Lanka"
Diwali or the Festival of Lights can be a stressful time with the pressures of making the perfect sweets, mithai and snacks, making sure the home is impeccable for Dhanteras and Lakshmi Pooja, as well as getting your shopping done for your gold and silver coins and jewelry. In the midst of all the confusion, it is hard to decide what to make for your family and friends, all the get-togethers, the taash parties and…"Diwali Mithais and Snacks!"
Spinach Raita is yet another tasty way to prepare the ever popular green vegetable. Spinach is a rich source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Tocopherol, Vitamin E, Vitamin K and Magnesium. It also contains several vital Antioxidants and Folic Acid. Try this Spinach and Yogurt combo with rice or chapattis. It’s a perfect accompaniment to any meal."Spinach Raita How-to Video"
This Spinach Salad dressing is perfect for barbecues, picnics or potlucks. The surprise element is the crunchy, caramelized almonds that balance out the taste and texture of the spinach. The mandarin Oranges in this spinach salad not only provide color but also that fresh summer appeal…so what are you waiting for, dig in! Ingredients for the dressing: Olive Oil – 2 Tbsp Red Wine Vinegar – 1 Tbsp Apple Sauce – 3 Tbsp Onion –…"Spinach Salad with Mandarin Oranges"
The king of appetizers and yet the easiest of them all! Queso aka Chili Con Queso, in Spanish means Cheese or Chili with Cheese. Don’t be alarmed if you are not too fond of chillies…just skip it and it’ll be just as good! The wonderful part about this starter is that it is easy to make and does not have to be babied…people will just folk around it! It is a perfect appetizer for parties…"Queso Dip How-to Video"
Caramel Sauce is a very versatile sauce which can be had as a topping with endless desserts – ice creams, cakes, cookies, fruits and the list goes on and on. This basic recipe is easy and can be stored in the refrigerator for upto 2 weeks. It is also a great way to dress up a boring and a simple dessert…like we said – very versatile. Prep Time: 0 Cook Time: 15 minutes Makes: 1…"Homemade Caramel Sauce Video Recipe"
Curry Leaves are an important part of Indian cooking and quite a few of us take pride in the fact that we have one (or two or three…) at home. Yes, Hetal and I are very proud owners of quite a few of them and treat them like our babies. Taking them indoors during the winter months, feeling sad every time the leaves don’t look green enough, the excitement when there is a new plant……"Curry Leaf Plant (Kadi Patta) Fertilizer"
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"
On a trip to Bangalore, India a few years back, we met a wonderful Bengali chef named Manik Malik. He shared his very popular Bengali Fish Curry recipe with us. Fish lovers will rejoice at this delicious curry recipe made with simple ingredients and a simple process."Bengali Mustard Fish Curry"
This recipe for Kosambri or Shredded Carrot Salad most probably originated in the southern parts of India but has been adapted all over. The natural sweetness of carrots mixed in with the tanginess of the lemon juice makes Kosambri one of the tastiest ways to eat raw carrots. Try this recipe and enjoy the health benefits of carrots – an A+ vegetable!"Kosambri – Shredded Carrot Salad How-to Video"
Chicken Pasanda is one dish that just oozes flavor and with a name like that it just sounds complicated. Watch, learn and unfold the mysteries of an awesome dish that will have you licking your fingers! A perfect party dish that just for the family, it’s perfect in every way. Chicken Pasande Recipe"Chicken Pasanda How-to Video"
Papdi Chaat is part of the ‘chaat series’ for which we received a lot of requests…and rightly so. Chaat is generally sold by street vendors in India and is one of the most popular snacks. Papdi Chaat is so easy to make and can be had as a snack, appetizer or a meal. I have to dedicate this recipe to Suraj-ji and all the Chaat-walas who have fed me awesome chaat for so many years and still remember my chaat-consuming capacity and me!"Papdi Chaat"
This no-frills daal recipe was given to me by my Mother-in-Law. Varan is a Maharastrian style daal which tastes great with chapattis or plain white rice. Ingredients: ToorDaal – 1 cup Water – 3 cups Ginger – 1 tsp, grated Methi Seeds (Fenugreek) – 1/4 tsp Green Chilies – 1 or 2 (to taste), slit length-wise Onion – 1/2 medium, finely diced (optional) Salt – ½ tsp (to taste) Lemon Juice – ½ tsp…"Varan (Maharashtrian Daal)"
These soft-melt-in-your-mouth Chawal Chapatis are a treat for you eyes too, not just visually. They pair beautifully with a simple Daal and Subzi or an exotic, spicy Mutton Curry or Keema. Prepare to be amazed! Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Makes – 10-12 chapatis Ingredients: Rice Flour – 2 cups Boiling Water – 1.5 cups Salt – 1/2 tsp, optional Additional Rice Flour – for dusting Method: 1. In a sauce pan,…"Rice Flour Rotis (Chawal Atta Chapatis)"
Have a party coming up for which you need an appetizer recipe to feed a crowd? Seven Layer Dip (7 Layer Dip) is your answer. Make it ahead and serve this Mexican inspired dip with warm tortillas or chips. Don’t let the name (7 Layer) stop you. Go ahead and add an eighth layer (jalapenos) or ninth layer (salsa). It’s a sure fire crowd pleaser!"Seven Layer Dip"
Black Eyed Peas are a a great addition to any diet. They are high in fiber and are also a great source of potassium. This simple dish is home-cooking, easy to make yet packed with flavor and nutritional value. The slow-cooker recipe makes it a breeze in the kitchen. Soak Time: 8 hours Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 6 hours (Slow Cooker) 30 minutes (Stove-top) Serves: 4 Ingredients: Dried Black Eyed Peas – 1…"Blackeyed Peas Curry (Slow Cooker Recipe)"
Tadka Dal Fry (aka Tadka Dhal) is a wonderful combination of 3 different types of Daals (lentils). The taste is just amazing and will have everyone guessing which daal it is. Blend it well for a smooth texture or leave it where you can see the channa daal and enjoy the textured look and feel."Tadka Dal Fry"
A Spicy Indian version of Tequila Sunrise? Yup, you can call it that but only in looks – the taste and the flavors are so much better. This is a great drink recipe to make with an Indian meal. The presentation is just the beginning of the ‘wow’ factor. Make it into a Cocktail or a Mocktail, and everyone is pleased! Cheers to that! Prep Time: 2 min Serves: 1 Ingredients: Ice Cubes – 3-4…"Mirch Mumtaz – A Mocktail or Cocktail Drink"
Guacamole is a great addition to a Mexican meal, it adds a great dimension and a flavor that is unparalleled to anything else. The smooth texture of avocados, the medley of color and an amazing flavor are all brought together in this one side dish! Enjoy this Guacamole recipe as a dip with tortillas chips or as an accompaniment to your Mexican fare."Guacamole, A Mexican Side Kick!"