Quinoa is a high protein seed that is perfect for the vegetarian diet. Originally from Peru, this “grain-like” seed is a great alternative to rice and as an added bonus, it is gluten-free. Try Quinoa in this simple and delicious soup recipe."Quinoa Soup How-to Video"
Sabudana Khichdi is a popular dish from Maharastra, India. Made from tapioca (sago), this sabudana khichdi recipe is a wonderful blend of flavors — sweet, tangy, spicy, balanced to perfection. It makes a mouth watering brunch or lunch item and is often enjoyed during times of fasting."Sabudana Khichdi – Spiced Tapioca (Sago)"
Since there’s never a shortage of Indian festivals, it helps to have simple yet delicious desserts on hand for your family and friends. Watch this video for Cracked Wheat Payasam and serve it as a alternative to the standard kheer recipe. The richness of the coconut milk and unique sweetness of jaggery make this dessert perfect, even for large gatherings."Cracked Wheat Payasam"
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. Prep Time: 6 hours (including marination) Cook Time: 30 min Serves: 4-6 Ingredients: Skinless Chicken – 2lb (approx 1kg) Vinegar – 1.5 Tbsp Yogurt –…"Chicken Pasanda"
Disclaimer: Mangala Deshmukh is NOT a licensed Dietician/ Nutritionist. The information on this website is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only, and is not intended to diagnose, cure or treat any medical or other condition. Always seek the advice of your health provider prior to starting any diet. We usually turn to Rice when confronted with wheat allergy or the need to stay away from Gluten. Rice flour is the base of most cake,…"Gluten-Free Basic Flour Mix"
If you love Eggplant (Baingan, Brinjal, Aubergine), you’ll love this Eggplant Raita. Most people are used to eating raita (a combination of yogurt with shredded or cubed vegetables such as cucumber, radish, onions, carrots, etc) as a mere accompaniment, but this Baingan Raita recipe can hold it’s own. Enjoy it with rice or chapati."Eggplant (Baingan) Raita"
Pitla is a wonder food from the State of Maharashtra. It is a vegetarian dish, so ‘down to Earth’ and full of flavor. A little twist on the traditional recipe gives it the WOW factor! Pitla is considered street-food and like a lot of other street-foods, delicious to the core! Nitu, thanks for this recipe."Pitla, How-to Video – Maharastrian Comfort Food"
For those who grew up enjoying aromatic South Indian style Filter Coffee, making it is a no-brainer. However, for the rest of the world, it is a great alternative to brewing coffee in a standard coffee maker. The biggest difference in South Indian style filter coffee is the coffee. Coffee beans are blended with chicory, the root of a fragrant plant. Look out for the many different styles of manual drip coffee makers and coffee…"Filter Coffee (South Indian Style)"
South Indian cuisine (namely Idli, Dosa, Vadai) is never complete unless it is accompanied by a flavorful chutney. Two of the most popular chutneys are Coconut Chutney and Tomato Onion Chutney. This particular Tomato Onion Chutney recipe uses fragrant Sesame Oil to season it. Although simple in it’s preparation, it’ll really add a whole new flavor dimension to your meal."Tomato & Onion Chutney How-to Video"
Paneer Bhurji is a quick and versatile dish that is just so delicious! Make it with homemade paneer or store bought paneer for a meal in a flash. For everyone who missed out on Egg Bhurji because you don’t eat eggs, this paneer bhurji (bhujjia) recipe is a fabulous alternative. Enjoy it with roti or chapati or use it as a filling for kathi rolls or puff pastry. Any way you choose to have it,…"Paneer Bhurji"
For Mother’s Day, kids love to “surprise” moms with homemade treats from the heart. Here is an easy cookie recipe for your kids to try out and impress Mom on her special day. Older kids can do it “all by themselves” and little ones can spend precious “mommy time” bonding. If you don’t have kids, don’t worry…its one scrumptious cookie that you just have to try!"Chocolate Chip and Walnut Cookies"
Festival times are not complete without savory snacks to go along with the sweet ones. Chakli (aka Chakri or Murukku) is a crispy spiral snack made from rice flour. It is perfect with tea or coffee or just on its own. Try this super easy Chakli recipe for Diwali or any other time of year."Chakli (Chakri Murukku)"
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"
This easy Eggless Cake with the flavor of Dates and Walnuts is quick, easy and just out of this world. This recipe was submitted by Annam Arunachalam and we know that during the holiday season it’s just great to have another wonderful cake recipe. Enjoy and Happy Holidays!"Eggless Dates and Walnut Cake"
Ragda Patties (pronounced as Pattice) are flavorful potato patties smothered with a zesty sauce made with vatana or dried white peas. It is then garnished with sweet and spicy chutneys, sev, onions and fresh cilantro. Ragda Patties, sometimes called Aloo Tikki Chaat, is a street favorite in Mumbai. Try this delicious recipe for a chaat item that doubles as a full meal."Ragda Patties (Pattice) How-to Video"
Egg Rolls have a universal appeal and element of surprise once you bite into this delicious cylindrical shaped wonder! Stuff them with vegetables, noodles and /or cooked and shredded meats and you can do wonders with it. Egg Rolls sometimes known as Spring Rolls are just worth the effort. Prep Time: 20 min Cook Time: 10 min Serves : 6 pcs. Ingredients: Egg Roll Wrappers – 1 pkt Sesame Seed Oil or Vegetable Oil –…"Egg Rolls"
In an event that you can only have one and only one Mexican dish, make sure it’s a dessert, especially if you can lay your hands on a Tres Leches Cake! There are just no words to describe this cake that just melts in the mouth. Mexican desserts are just the greatest whether you have a sweet tooth or not – churros, flan, Tres Leches to name a few. We really want you to go…"Tres Leches Cake How-to Video, A Mexican Dessert!"
Bhindi/Okra is a vegetable that is so tasty that it’s hard to believe that it’s good for you as well! Look at this list of things found in a LadyFinger – Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Calcium, Iron, Zinc, Copper and dietary Fiber”. WOW! Time to have an ‘Okra Party’!"Bhindi (Okra or Ladyfingers) Subzi Recipe"
Potato Wedges made our way…full of spices and flavor! Serve them up as appetizers for a party or just treat yourself to a batch! Now our predictions: these Spicy Potato Wedges will be a very important part of your lives and you’ll be looking for occasions to make !"Spicy Potato Wedges How-to Video"
Recipes that will be a sure hit with kids and so easy, you’ll love them as well!! LIMEBERRY CRUSH (from Family Fun magazine) 2 pints of hulled Strawberries 1-½ cups of crushed Ice ¼ cup Confectioners Sugar 2 tbsp Lime Juice Blend the mixture until smooth and serve immediately. Serves 4. DIRT CUPS 2 cups Cold Milk 10-6oz Plastic cups 8oz Whipped Topping Gummy Worms 1-16oz pkg. Chocolate Sandwich Cookies 4oz pkt.…"Summer Survival for Kids & You – Part 2"
“You can’t ever have enough Dessert recipes”! Well said! This one is definitely one that takes me back home – to a very comfortable and a warm place. Easy to make and very hearty, and I love to make desserts at home as I can control the sugar amounts and make it to my taste. Enjoy this special Halwa. Soak Time: 3 hours minimum Cook Time: 30 minutes Serves: 4-5 Ingredients: Channa Daal – 1/2…"Channa Daal Halwa – Indian Dessert Recipe"
Disclaimer: Mangala Deshmukh is NOT a licensed Dietician/ Nutritionist. The information on this website is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only, and is not intended to diagnose, cure or treat any medical or other condition. Always seek the advice of your health provider prior to starting any diet. You will enjoy making this quick and easy dessert which tastes delicious with whipped cream, or can be enjoyed warm from the oven by those who…"Gluten Free Apple Crumble"
Who would not agree that rainy days mean Pakodas! We love Pakodas and are very fair and impartial to all kinds, be it Paneer, Spinach, Onion or Potato. Enjoy these Pakodas (Bhajjis, Bahjias) and believe us when we say, you’ll start looking forward to the rain."Pakodas (Crispy Fried Fritters) How-to Video"
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"