Karela (Bitter gourd) & Onion Subzi Recipe

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…

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Kothu Parotta Recipe

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.

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Chicken Ishtew (Chicken Stew) Kerala 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…

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Tuna Fish Subzi

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,…

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Daal with Spinach

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…

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Roasted Eggplant & Garlic Dip

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…

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Spinach Curry Indian Vegetarian Recipe (Keerai Molagutal)

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,…

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Avocado Parathas

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…

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Tomato & Onion Chutney

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.

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Greek Layered Dip

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!

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Batata Vada (Vada Pav)

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,…

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Batata Vada (Vada Pav) 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

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