Whole Wheat Pita Bread Recipe

Mediterranean Cuisine for me is one the fall-backs I go to anytime I just don’t feel like Indian food. Pita Bread is almost like Chapatis, something that looks so familiar yet tastes so different. Traditionally, made with All-Purpose Flour, Whole Wheat Pita Bread is a little healthier twist on it without compromising on the flavors. Enjoy them as wraps, sandwich-pockets or as pita chips, they are easy to make and great to have around. Prep…

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Tindora

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…

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Crepes (Savory and Sweet)

Crepes have an exotic charm – the name and the country of origin! A street food in France, they are great when you have to have them on the go or just a sit-down romantic meal. The part that we love is that they can be customized to suit any palate, including the pickiest of eaters. Make them for a main course and/or as a dessert and they are going to be loved. Prep Time:…

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Dum Kebab (Meatloaf) Recipe

Looking for an easy, no-frills recipe that is simply delicious? Try this Dum Kebab recipe, our version of Indian meatloaf. The beauty of this versatile recipe — mix all the ingredients and bake! Cut it into small pieces and serve with a toothpick for a no-fuss, make ahead appetizer. Cut it into larger pieces and use it as a stuffing in pita bread for a filling lunch. So many possibilities!

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Homemade Silver Cleaner – Cleaning Tarnished Silver

Many households have silver items in one form or another. Whether it is silverware, puja items or decorative things (to name a few), if you are one of those households that hide silver because it has become dark and tarnished over time, watch this week’s Tip Tuesday! Learn how to make a homemade silver polish or cleaner with common household ingredients.

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Tofu Stir-Fry – Vegetarian Appetizer Recipe

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…

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Namak Pare (Savory Bites)

Namak (Salt) Pare are one of those wonderful snacks that are appropriate anytime of the day, any time of the year. Traditionally, it is important to serve a savory item when a sweet is served for balance, or choice and because “Salt” is such an essential part of life. They are easy to make and need very few ingredients, mostly stuff that we have in our pantry all the time. So this festival season, whip…

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Aloo Tikki – Indian Appetizer 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!

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Pizza Dip – A Perfect Party Appetizer

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?

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Vangi Bhaath (Rice with Eggplants) Recipe

Another great one dish wonder, the Vangi Bhaath recipe is a Eggplant lovers dream! The flavor of the fresh spices are just amazing. Easy and full filling enough to satisfy all the senses – visually very appealing, the aroma is just fabulous, the texture of the rice and the eggplant combination – GREAT and the flavor – yuuuumm, mm mmmm… A great way to use and freshen up left-over rice. The flavors are so great,…

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Dill Pulao, Indian Recipe

The aromatic aroma of Dill Weed is incredible, it will fill the whole house with it. It is used in so many cultures and in so many cuisines, in so many different ways. Dill Weed is known to aid in in digestion as well especially given to women right after giving birth. The leaves may be beautiful and delicate but they are packed with flavor hence remember, a little goes a long way. Prep Time:…

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Chicken Curry in a Hurry

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.

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Chicken Kathi Rolls (Chicken Frankies)

Kathi Kebabs or Kathi rolls is another Street Food item from India that is just loved by one and all. There is now a Kathi Roll stand at almost every corner of Delhi. It is also known as Frankie in a lot of different regions – similar with small variations but still finger-liking good! It can be stuffed or rolled with a lot of different meats or vegetables – mutton, beef, chicken, potatoes, mushrooms, paneer…

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Penne Pasta How-to Video

This great Penne Pasta dish is a sure fire hit with the whole family. The colors and the texture in the dish make it very appealing and inviting. The part that we love the most is that it is not masked with sauces and it allows you to enjoy the true flavor. Pair it with some Garlic Bread and you are off to a great meal… Detailed Recipe for Penne Pasta and Garlic Bread!

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Sevia Kesari (Vermicelli Dessert)

Sevia Kesari, an Indian Vermicelli dessert (aka Sukhi Sevia or Eid ki Sevia) is just as delicious as it is easy to make. It is a wonderful twist and healthy alternative to Suji ka Halwa, which uses a lot more ghee.  Hope you enjoy this dessert as much as I do! Ingredients: Vermicelli – 1/2 cup Ghee ( Clarified Butter) – 1 tsp Sugar – 1/4 cup Water – 2 cup Cashews – 1 tbsp, broken pcs. Golden Raisins…

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Gluten Free Gulab Jamuns

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. Here’s a traditional favorite which can be made wheat free! Those with allergies do not have to merely watch while others around them gorge on Gulab…

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