The origins of Momos are unclear but what is clear is that they are an absolute treat – full of flavor! The little bags or sacks of fillings that burst flavors the moment you take a bite are something not easily to forget. We have shown some very basic fillings here but really, you can customize it to your taste and ingredients on hand. Enjoy making these for yourself or your family but remember, beginners,…"Vegetable and Chicken Steamed Momos 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…"Tofu Stir-Fry – Vegetarian Appetizer Recipe"
“When Mangoes are in season, make the most of it” and that is our mantra! Salads, desserts, curries, ice-creams – go all out and have a Mango-fest 🙂 This salsa is not from Indian Cuisine but the flavors are right on and fit so beautifully into it. Another amazing dish showing-off the diversity of the King of Fruits. Ingredients: Ripe Mango – 1 cup, cubed Red Bell Pepper – 1/2 cup, diced Onion – 1/4…"Mango Salsa (Fresh Mango Salad)"
Festival times are not complete without savory snacks to go along with the sweet ones. Chakli (aka Chakri or Murukku) is a crispy spiral snack made from rice flour. It is perfect with tea or coffee or just on its own. Try this super easy Chakli recipe for Diwali or any other time of year."Chakli (Chakri Murukku)"
Methi Malai Mater is a rich and flavorful Indian vegetable dish. The Methi, or Fenugreek Leaves give a wonderful aroma and unique taste to compliment the sweetness of the peas and cream. Try this delicious recipe and enjoy it with chapati, naan or plain white rice."Methi Malai Mater How-to Video"
Fresh Basil Pesto is a wonderful thing to have around all year long but unfortunately, basil is a seasonal plant. So when the weather is turning cold and demise of your basil plant is inevitable, put the basil leaves to good use and make this Jalapeno Basil Pesto recipe. Make a big batch of this “pesto with a twist” to use now and freeze the rest for later."Jalapeno Basil Pesto Recipe"
Cooking Indian food can’t get any easier. Making this Punjabi masala is a little time consuming at first, but then you realize what a time saver it is in the long run. Amazing! You’ll wonder why you have not done this for years…but, it’s never too late to start. Watch this video recipe and enjoy our “Shortcut to Indian Cooking 101”."How To Make Masala (in bulk) How-to Video"
Spicy Thai Basil has such a wonderful flavor with abundance of freshness packed in it. This Thai dish has been our favorite at our local Thai Restaurant and it was one of the dishes that inspired us to do the whole Thai series as well. The color, the crunch and the flavor of in this dish is absolutely stunning. Prep Time: 20 min Cook Time: 20 min Serves: 4-6 Ingredients: Oil – 2 tbsp Extra…"Spicy Thai Basil – Thai Cuisine"
Submitted by: Vaishali Ingredients: 1 Cup whole green moong dal 1 green chilli 1 cm piece ginger 1/2 cup cilantro (coriander) A pinch of hing (asafoetida) Salt to taste Method: 1. Onions finely chopped to add over the pancake (optional) and keep aside for later. 2. Soak green moong dal for about 5 hrs or best overnight. 3. Grind with all the ingredients to a smooth dosa like batter with some water. 4. Make dosas/pancakes…"Pesarettu (Green Moong Dal Pancakes)"
Jackfruit or Kathal (in Hindi) can be a very intimidating fruit and one that certainly piques curiosity. It can be had raw, as a in a savory dish or sweet in it’s ripe form. The texture is close to meat and hence known as Vegetarian’s meat. Here we have made Kathal Kebab, a recipe similar to Shammi Kebab, perfect for those vegetarian moments. Enjoy these delicious kebabs and remember to serve them with a side…"Kathal (Jackfruit) Kebabs Recipe"
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"
Trifle is a delicious dessert usually made by layering sponge cake, custard, fruit, cream, and sometimes jelly. Try this super easy recipe for Trifle Pudding Cake that you can make in under 15 minutes! Next time you’re having dinner guests and just can’t find the time to make an elaborate dessert, this one can save the day! Oh by the way, did we say it’s so easy that even kids can make it? Take a…"Trifle Pudding Cake"
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:…"Crepes (Savory and Sweet)"
This quick & easy Kaddu ki Subzi is just that. It is a very typical Punjabi dish with is served with Puris and Aloo (Potato). The amazing balance of the sweet, sour, spicy and a hint of bitter is the key to the success of mastering this Kabocha Dish. Enjoy this amazing marriage of flavors the next time you get a chance! Prep Time: 15 min Cook Time: 30 min Serves: 4-6 Ingredients: Kabocha Squash…"Khatta Meetha Kaddu Subzi (Kabocha Squash) Indian 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)"
The aromas in the house are going to drive the neighbors insane so make sure you make enough to share with everyone 🙂 This oh-so-grown-up cake and it’s intensity of flavors are going to make you feel like a pro. Enjoy this wonderful cake with a cup of Tea, with breakfast or as a dessert (with ice-cream…)! Prep Time: 20 min Bake Time: 40-45 min Makes: approx. 10 slices Ingredients: Filling/Topping: Unsalted Butter – 1…"Chai Masala Cake (Masala Tea Cake)"
On a recent visit to Colombo, I was blown away by the breath-taking beauty for Colombo. As a foodie, was no dearth of street foods to try and flavors to sink my teeth into. The acharu (pickles), yam fries, appams (hoppers), seafood, kothu parotha, sambols…the list is endless. The one thing that just stood out was how friendly the people of Colombo are – there were beautiful smiles everywhere."Glimpses of Colombo (Sri Lanka)"
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"
Muthiya is a very Gujarati thing – it is often served with tea as a snack or is an essential part of a very famous Gujarati dish – Undhiyu. These bite-size pieces of flavor are just spectacular had either way. The combination of Fenugreek and the spice is a perfect insight to the great Gujarati cuisine. Enjoy these wonderful Muthiyas today. Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 20 min Makes: approx 40 bite-size muthiyas Ingredients:…"Muthiya (for Undhiyu)"
The process of making the tea leaves is always so fascinating for folks who enjoy their “cup of tea” in the mornings. The two areas that majority of tea is grown are Assam and Tamil Nadu (Cunnur / Coonoor). The simple looking factory situated in the beautiful rolling hills of tea plantations churns out amazing amounts of tea everyday. Here is a glimpse into the fascinating world of Tea making – a little noisy, a…"Glimpses Of India – Tea Factory"