Another great Dish inspired from the colorful state of Rajasthan. Papad Ki Subzi needs very few ingredients and has a flavor that is distinct and fabulous. Easy to make and great for days when we have not a whole lot of vegetables in the fridge to work with. It tastes great not just with Bajra Roti but also with any other type of Chapatis, Parathas or Breads. Prep Time: 15 min Cook Time: 25 min…"Papad Ki Subzi (Rajasthani Cuisine)"
Vegetable Jalfrezi is said to have originated in India during the British Raj. Once a creative way to use up leftovers, the Vegetable Jalfrezi recipe has since evolved into a flavorful and texture rich dish…a popular Indian restaurant menu item. Try this recipe with a mixture of veggies or highlight just one or two. Either way, Vegetable Jalfrezi will add a colorful splash to your plate."Vegetable Jalfrezi – Indian Stirfry"
No Indian meal is complete without a flavorful rice dish. Try this delicious recipe for Mushroom Pulao, made with fragrant Basmati Rice and caramelized mushrooms. Serve it with raita, plain yogurt or a side salad…Wow! Prep Time: 15 mins Cook Time: 30 mins Serves: 4-5 Ingredients: Basmati Rice – 1 cup, washed and soaked for 30 minutes to 1 hour. Mushrooms – 8 oz, sliced thick Water – 2 cups Salt – 1 tsp Lemon/Lime…"Mushroom Pulao"
Here is a great way to store ginger for a long time and use as and when needed. Buy it in bulk, when on sale and store it quickly and easily. Another tip, take a chunk of frozen ginger and allow it to defrost and then just squeeze the juice out just as you would for a lime or a lemon 🙂"Tip – Ginger-on-demand"
The wonderful flavors of China have made it into the hearts a many world-wide. The crispness of the vegetables, along with the spice and the tender and juicy Chicken, has made this a winner in our books. Enjoy this amazing dish and your biggest worry will be how to stop eating… Prep Time: 20 min Cook Time: 20 min Serves: 4 Ingredients: Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs – 1lb (approx 1/2 kg) Salt – to taste…"Chilli Chicken Recipe"
For all the pickle lovers out there….this one is for you!! This “Pickled Jalapenos – Desi Style” recipe is quick and easy to make and can spruce up any meal. Try adding a couple of slices to your sandwich or have it with eggs to get that extra kick! You will never go back to “Nacho-style” pickled jalepenos again."Pickled Jalapenos Desi Style How-to Video"
Last week, we are had a lot of interesting discussions. The best part was the interactive part…thanks to that, we have now come to know some of you who were able to stop by and chat with us. We talked and discussed some cooking tips, we made this awesome and very versatile Fruit dish (and since we are the ones who got to taste it, trust us when we say that it was great!) Shared…"See you on Y!live…"
When we showed you how to store sheets, we had so many requests asking to show “How to Fold Fitted Sheets”! We will take the mystery out of it, follow this step-by-step video and the process will be crystal clear. Here’s to well-folded sheets 🙂 Click here to watch the video on “How to store Sheets”"Tip Tuesday – Folding Fitted Sheets"
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"
Gujaratis are known for many things but one of the big things is the ever popular Undhiyu recipe. The name originates from the word “undhu” which means “upside down” in Gujarati. Traditionally, undhiyu is cooked in earthen clay pots which are turned upside down onto an open fire. Made with a mix of different vegetables and spices, undhiyu and puri are common items at wedding feasts. Enjoy the delicious medley of flavors of the long…"Gujarati Undhiyu"
This great pickle is a real tease…by the time you really start relishing the pickle – it’s gone! The cranberry season is so short lived that it makes you feel that life is unfair. Cranberry Pickle is easy and quick enough to make that we can make a batch every week. We mention at the bottom of this post “the hardest part is cutting…”, we change that statement to “the hardest part is keeping the…"Cranberry Pickle (Cranberry Achar)"
In the Indian state of Rajasthan, Panchmela Daal is traditionally served with Baati, bread balls made with whole wheat flour. This versatile daal recipe which is made by combining five types of lentils can also be enjoyed with chapati or rice. The wonderful flavors and textures of the various daals will make this panchmela daal recipe a family favorite. Prep Time: 10 minutes plus 30 minutes soaking time Cook Time: 40 minutes Serves: 6-8 Ingredients:…"Panchmela Daal – Rajastani Cuisine"
Muttar Paneer – easily one of the most loved Indian vegetarian curries! This recipe has a refreshing mint and cilantro flavor that is just out of this world and a great variation to the traditional tomato based dish."Muttar Paneer (Green Peas w/Paneer) – Indian 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"
Hooray! Its festival season yet again and one thing is for sure…Jalebi will be on everyone’s wish list. Try this easy Jalebi recipe and be amazed at what you can do with a cup of flour and sugar. Serve your family some hot jalebis this holiday season and warm some hearts (and tummies). 🙂 Prep Time: 5 minutes plus 30 minutes fermentation time Cook Time: 30 minutes Makes approx 35 jalebis Ingredients: All-Purpose Flour –…"Jalebi – Indian Dessert"
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"
Have you ever had just a little bit of Daal leftover and you didn’t know what to do with it? Maybe it wasn’t even enough for one person, let alone your whole family. If this is you, then try this delicious recipe for Missi Roti (also known as Daal Roti) which is Indian unleavened bread made with flour and daal, or lentils. It has the goodness of carbs and protein all in one shot!"Missi Roti aka Daal Roti"
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"
Eggplant cooked in Exotic Spices is a healthier version of the original “Achari Baingan” in which the eggplant is deep fried. The combination of Fennel Seeds and Onion Seeds (Kalonji) is simply delicious in this recipe. Try this tangy and flavorful dish…it’ll make an eggplant lover out of you!"Eggplant in Exotic Spices How-to Video"
All of us have some nice warm memories of dipping rusks in our tea on rainy days and the satisfaction that goes along with that homely feeling, mmmm! Then wanting to recreate that ever so often and getting a sticker-shock at the store. Yes, it can get expensive! But, ever thought about making it at home? Well, we have the recipe, it’s so simple and easy and let’s not forget, so inexpensive! Ingredients: Buns Sugar…"Tea Rusk – Perfect for Dipping!"
Valentines Day is coming up and here is your chance to present your sweetheart a show stopper dessert! Ultra soft spongecake is rolled around your choice of filling (jam, jelly, whipped cream, chocolate, etc). Try this Swiss Roll recipe for a sure fire way to someone special’s heart."Swiss Roll (Roulade)"