Bananas Foster is a scrumptious dessert that is usually made with bananas, brown sugar, butter and a bit of rum. See what a green chili and a little coconut milk can do in this Bananas Foster with a surprise twist recipe! Impress your holiday guests with a dessert that is fit for a gourmet restaurant but takes you under 10 minutes to prepare! Prep Time: 2 minutes Cook Time: 5-7 minutes Serves: 2 Ingredients: Banana…"Bananas Foster (with a twist) – Holiday Dessert"
This amazing Chaat or a cold Salad is out of this world and bursting with flavors. Keep it for a few days in the fridge and enjoy the ease and the convenience for a while. It is great for picnics, road-trips, lunches and get-together. Prep Time: 25 min Chill Time: 1 hour Serves: 6 Ingredients: Kidney Beans (Rajma): 1 can (approx 1.5 cups) Black Beans – 1 can (approx 1.5 cups) Garbanzo Beans (Channas) –…"Beans Chaat (Cold Beans Salad)"
Sometimes we come across a vegetable that needs very little frills to make it an attractive and tasty dish, Asparagus is top on that list. Here will have prepared the Asparagus with garlic (lots of it) and salt and no other spices and the results are absolutely amazing. The flavor of the Asparagus, the simplicity of the dish and the eye appeal make this a great hit."Garlic Asparagus How-to Video"
Rotli or Roti is yet another type of unleavened Indian bread that can be enjoyed with any vegetable or curry. Rotli, as they are known in Gujarat, India, are rolled very thin making them light and soft. They are cooked in two different steps — first on a tawa (or skillet) and then finished off on the open flame making them balloon up. Try these wonderfully soft and fluffy rotlis, or rotis but be sure…"Rotli (Roti) How-to Video"
We are always looking for ways to present our staple daals in different ways to our family, friends and our taste-buds. Well, here is a great one that with tickle (almost) all your senses. The textures, the colors, the aroma and the flavors, just incredible! Mung Dal with Asparagus is bound to make you happy and happy is what we want to be. Prep Time: 15 min Cook Time: 15 min Serves: 4 Ingredients: Mung…"Mung Daal with Asparagus Recipe"
Fruit cake is one of the most recognized holiday treats. It’s packed with the goodness of fruits and nuts and aromatic spices. Make a batch for your holiday party with this delicious recipe from Ammini Ramachandran, renowned cookbook author of Grains, Greens, and Grated Coconuts."Fruit Cake How-to Video"
For those who are addicted to Chinese food and can truly understand the statement ‘I am dying for some Chinese…’, we have this awesome Vegetable Fried Rice that you can make at home and treat those cravings. Eat at home, eat healthy and save some money! Enjoy. Prep Time: 30 min (including making rice) Cook Time: 15 min. Serves: 4 Ingredients: Long Grain Rice – 1 cup Vegetable Broth or Water – 2 cups Salt…"Vegetable Fried Rice"
These days, everyone is looking to replace white rice in their diet. It becomes increasingly more difficult when making South Indian specialties such as idli and dosa, both of which are heavily rice based. This Millet Idli and Dosa recipe successfully replaces a majority of the rice with heart healthy, magnesium rich, hulled millet. Millet idlis are super soft and fluffy and the millet dosas are full-bodied and delicious. Double the batch to make two…"Millet (Bajra) Idli – Dosa"
So there is an easy way to do things and there is a not-so-easy way! Here we show you the easy way to make Kalakand! “Easy” because it has only 2 major ingredients AND ready to eat in under 2 hours and only 1 dish to clean, how can you go wrong with that? Try this mithai recipe for the festivals, holidays or as a hostess gift and you’ll have everyone licking their fingers! With…"Quick Kalakand – Indian Milk Burfi Recipe"
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…"Chicken Kathi Rolls (Chicken Frankies)"
This Chocolate Pudding is great and not just for Vegans and Lactose-sensitive folks, yes, everyone is going to love it! The Avocados provide such beautiful creaminess to the dessert that one won;t miss the cream at all. And oh did we forget to mention how much healthier it is for you? – shhhh, it’s our little secret! Prep Time: 10 min Chill Time: 15 min. minimum Makes: 5 X 1/4cup servings (approx) Ingredients: Ripe Avocados…"Vegan Chocolate Pudding"
As a child, I remember making faces every time any Karela dish was served! As an adult, I relish it! So, what happened…did I start making it the way I wanted to eat it or was it just the fact that I started appreciating the uniqueness of Bitter Gourd or Bitter Melon (the name and the flavor)? Whatever the case may be, Karelas now have a special place in my heart (and my stomach)! This…"Karela Chutney How-to Video Indian Dish"
Sweet potatoes, though called potatoes, are only a distant relative of regular potatoes. They are commonly marketed as “yams” in North America to differentiate them from the firmer white potato even though they belong to a completely different family than the actual “yam” (native to Africa and Asia). When compared to other vegetables in terms of fiber and nutrition, the sweet potato ranked highest in complex carbohydrates, dietary fiber, beta carotene (a vitamin A equivalent…"Healthy Sweet Potato Chaat"
For all those of you who are not thrilled about eating a sugary sweet breakfast, Mushrooms on Toast could be your new morning thing! In this recipe, mushrooms, onions and bell peppers are lightly stir-fried as a savory topping for toast. Start the day with a bang with this easy and great make-ahead breakfast recipe."Mushrooms on Toast – Savory Breakfast Recipe"
We recently showed you how to make Punjabi Masala (in bulk). Here is a super fast Indian recipe for Aloo Matar (Potaotes with Green Peas) you can make using your pre-made masala. Let your imagination run wild…substitute any vegetable and create yet another delicious variation."How to make Aloo Matar (Potatoes with Peas) – Indian Cuisine"
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)"
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"
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"
Tamarind Chutney (aka Imli Chutney) is an Indian sauce with just the perfect blend of sweet and sour flavors. It is widely used in chaats and as a condiment for various appetizers such a samosas and pakoras. Try this simple recipe. Make a large batch and freeze it so it is readily available at all times. Watch and learn:"Tamarind Chutney How-to Video"
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!"How to make Sooji Dhokla – Indian Appetizer Recipes"
Quick, easy and very healthy! This Sabut Masala Chicken has a very appealing look and a flavor that surpasses all others. The whole spices pop out without being overbearing and overtaking from the main ingredient. Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 20 min Serves: 6 (main course) 10 (appetizer) Ingredients: Boneless Chicken Thighs – 2 1/2 lbs (1 kg) Oil – 3 Tbsp Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp Sauf (Fennel Seeds) – 1 tsp Kalonji…"Sabut Masala Chicken (Chicken with Whole Spices)"
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 How-to Video"
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)"