There are so many Indian festivals (Navratri, Janamastmi, Shivratri, etc) where many people choose to fast. Since fasting (Upvas) does not necessarily mean going completely hungry, try this delicious recipe for Moraiyo Khichdi that will surely keep your tummy happy!"Moraiyo Khichdi – Upvas Fasting Recipe"
I hate ironing clothes! When the clothes are done in the dryer, I pull them out immediately and smooth out the wrinkles and fold. Ironing ONLY when I have to (sure call me lazy!) and then there are days when I forget and the clothes have been in the dryer for hours (or days…)"Clothes Dryer Tip"
Hetal and Anuja show you the basics of stocking your pantry for Indian cooking. This is part 2 of the 2 part series:"Stocking your Pantry for Indian Cooking 101 – Part 2"
Karela or Bitter Gourd is exactly as the name suggests – bitter. Despite it’s bitterness and when made well, it is a very enjoyable dish. Karela is also known for it’s health benefits – good for liver, skin, cleanses blood amongst others. Enjoy our version with a dash of tartness and a hint of sweet, just enough to make you forget you are eating and enjoying Karela or Bitter Gourd! Prep Time: 10 min Cook…"Karela (Bitter gourd) & Onion Subzi Recipe"
Crispy Seasoned Arbi is a wonderful dish and can be served as a snack or as a side dish with a meal. Spice it up or keep it mild, you’ll still have a winner. Stuff it in a bun and have it as a burger with a bit of chutney and ketchup on it…mmm…endless possibilities."Crispy Seasoned Arbi (Taro Root) How-to Video"
Everyone can use a little more fiber in their diets but fiber doesn’t have to be thick and yucky. Meet fiber in the form of a delicious Oat Bran Muffin! Just one of these healthy muffins is a great way to start your morning as well as get your daily dose of fiber. Try this yummy recipe today!"Oat Bran Muffins"
Aahh! The holidays are here! There is nothing like the tantalizing aroma of fruit cake filling the air. Try this simple, no fuss eggless fruit and nut cake recipe and share the warmth of the holidays with family and friends. Wishing all of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!"Eggless Fruit & Nut Cake"
Kothu Parotta just means it’s ‘minced’ or ‘beaten-up’ Parotta…and there are a lot of variations to this wonderful dish that you can just whip up and impress everyone. The first time I had this dish was at a small little road-side shop in Trivandrum (aka Thiruvananthapuram), though origianally from Tamil Nadu! Enjoy this wonderful dish from my past:) Perfect for breakfast, brunch or just a snack."Kothu Parotta Recipe"
Coconut gravies for some reason have a very comforting aspect – in flavors and in presentation. This wonderful and comforting Chicken Ishtew dish from Kerala, the land of the Gods, is just that. It is great when served with rice or with Appams. Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 30 min Serves: 4 Ingredients: Boneless, Skinless Chicken thighs – 1 lb, cut to bite size pieces Medium Potato – 1, pealed, cut and rinsed White…"Chicken Ishtew (Chicken Stew) Kerala Recipe"
Tuna Fish is packed with healthy goodness. This is what 1 serving has to offer: 1 gram of fat 0 carbs 20 grams of protein Amazed? Here is a recipe to spruce it up and stay healthy. Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 15 min Serves – 4 Ingredients: Tuna – 2, 6oz cans (packed in water) Oil – 1 Tbsp Onions – 1 medium, chopped Ginger – 1 Tbsp, minced Garlic – 1 Tbsp,…"Tuna Fish Subzi"
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"
Daal with Spinach, Daal Saag or Daal Palak – whatever you want to call it…now how do we get a healthier dish that this? Your Spinach (iron and fiber) and Daal (protein) all rolled into one! There are so many varieties of Daal and so many different ways to make them. Daal is a staple in most Indian households and pretty much had on a daily basis. Try this recipe for “Daal with Spinach” with Chapatis, Parathas or Rice…"Daal with Spinach"
Summer always brings back memories of my dad’s garden. With a shovel in hand and sweat on his brow, my father turned our fairly large back yard into a crop producing farm. Rows and rows of plants would flaunt colorful peppers, shiny purple eggplants, bright green okra…the list goes on. As a child, I was less than enthusiastic to help till the earth and pull the weeds. Now as an adult, I can finally appreciate…"Roasted Eggplant & Garlic Dip"
Keerai Milagootal is best described as “home food”, it is not a dish that is found in restaurants. It is comfort food for the soul. This dish is a typical Palakkad style dish and is similar to Spinach with Daal, but the proportions are different and the addition of coconut gives it a very unique flavor. Enjoy! Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes Serves: 6-8 Step 1: Spinach – 8 cups, tightly packed,…"Spinach Curry Indian Vegetarian Recipe (Keerai Molagutal)"
Enjoy this power & protein packed paratha with a gorgeous green color. The creaminess of the Avocado in the paratha is keeps the paratha soft and give them that wonderful buttery texture and flavor. These are great for journeys and to make-ahead and save for later. Prep Time: 5 min Rest Time: 15-20 min Makes: 15 parathas (approx) Ingredients: Ripe Avocados – 2, medium Lemon Juice – 2 tbsp Salt – 1 tsp or to…"Avocado Parathas"
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"
Coconut Chutney is a perfect accompaniment with Dosas, Idlis or Vadas- your meal cannot be complete without it! Try it and see how flavorful this awesome chutney can be…"Coconut Chutney How-to Video – A South Indian Delight!"
There is nothing easier than putting together some chips and dip as an appetizer for your next soiree. At the same time, doesn’t everyone want their guests to think they spent good time and effort? Well, impress your guests with this “Wow” Greek layered dip recipe, but shhhh…don’t tell them how easy it was!"Greek Layered Dip"
Most people love Batata Vadas – seasoned potatoes with a crispy chick pea coating. It is a scrumptious snack with Mint/Coriander Chutney, Sweet Tamarind Chutney or just plain Tomato Ketchup. If you’re from Maharastra, you know how to take Batata Vada to a whole new level…Vada Pav! Try this recipe for Batata Vada and see how you can make a meal out of it. For the vadas: Potatoes – approx 2 lbs (1 kg), boiled,…"Batata Vada (Vada Pav)"
Learn how to make delicious Tandoori Chicken, a barbequed chicken dish from India. It’s a great recipe for your outdoor barbeque grill — just in time for summer get-togethers. The experience, the spices, the color, the flavor, the aroma….the combination of all this will have you coming back for more."Tandoori Chicken How-to Video"
Dum Aloo is a popular dish from the region of Kashmir in India. Have you ever been in the mood for delicious Kashmiri Dum Aloo but been discouraged by all the deep frying? Well, try this recipe for a healthy version of Dum Aloo that skips frying all together. The best part…you won’t be able to tell the difference."Dum Aloo How-to Video"
Most people love Batata Vadas – seasoned potatoes with a crispy chick pea coating. It is a scrumptious snack with Mint/Coriander Chutney, Sweet Tamarind Chutney or just plain Tomato Ketchup. If you’re from Maharastra, you know how to take Batata Vada to a whole new level…Vada Pav! Try this recipe for Batata Vada and see how you can make a meal out of it. Detailed Batata Vada (Vada Pav) Recipe"Batata Vada (Vada Pav) How-to Video"