Gongura Daal (Pappu)

Gongura (also known as pitwaa or sorrel leaves) is a green, leafy plant that has many different uses in Indian cuisine. The popular Gongura Pickle is found in most Indian grocery store shelves. Gongura is a great source of Iron, folic acid and other anti-oxidants. Try this Andhra inspired Gongura Daal recipe (Gongura Pappu) and experience the fresh, tangy flavors of fresh gongura leaves.

"Gongura Daal (Pappu)"

Poha (Powa) Recipe

There are many preparations and recipes for Poha, or flattened rice. These dry flakes are used for various Indian snacks such as chivda or in desserts like poha with sweetened milk. In this recipe poha is washed gently and fluffed up to make a soft and savory dish sometimes known as Batata Powa or Kanda Poha. It is a quick breakfast idea or perfect tea time snack.

"Poha (Powa) Recipe"

Open Sandwich My Way!

Baked Beans have been a camping favorite, it seems, from the beginning of time…..but with this recipe, we take them to a whole new level.  An Uncle of our’s introduced it to our family years ago and with a few tweaks and changes, it has been our family favorite “quick lunch” for many many years.  Using Vegetarian Baked Beans makes it a super healthy, protein packed, lunch for vegetarians. With a few adjustments, it is a winner with kids as…

"Open Sandwich My Way!"

Jalebi – Indian Dessert

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 –…

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Quinoa Pulao Recipe

Quinoa is the wonder food that is often referred to as “a complete protein” amongst plant-based foods. A grain-like seed originally from Peru, Quinoa contains a balanced set of essential amino acids needed for human health. It cooks in the same way as rice and can often be substituted in rice dishes. Try this Quinoa Pulao recipe and enjoy the health benefits and wonderful taste of Quinoa!

"Quinoa Pulao Recipe"

Dahi Sev Puri (Chaat) How-to Video

Dahi Sev Puri is a popular variety of Indian “street food” known as “Chaat”. It is similar to Papdi Chaat in it’s ingredients except  that  it uses the puffed  puri usually used for  Pani Puri instead of the flat puri.  Dahi Sev Puri has a combination of flavors, from sweet and sour to hot.  It can definitely be a hearty appetizer as it is loaded with potatoes, garbanzo beans and lots and lots of yogurt. …

"Dahi Sev Puri (Chaat) How-to Video"

Chan-Toor Dal (Channa & Toor)

A simple dish with a simple name – Dal (Daal, Dhal) yet packed with proteins and the thousands of ways it can be made! There is no right or wrong way and no bad way either. The amazing thing is that if you change one little ingredients or mix a few daals, you get this amazing new creation. Here is a wonderful combination of Channa Dal and Tur Daal in perfect harmony that’ll make you…

"Chan-Toor Dal (Channa & Toor)"

Gobi (Cauliflower) Manchurian (Dry)

Dry Gobi Manchurian, aka Cauliflower Manchurian is a tantalizing Indian Chinese appetizer and very different from the gravy version. The Cauliflower has a crispy coating and is tossed with a mouth-watering spicy sauce. It can be picked up with a toothpick or fork and enjoyed with cocktails or before a meal. Try this absolutely delicious recipe!

"Gobi (Cauliflower) Manchurian (Dry)"

Refried Beans, Mexican Cuisine

Wholesome and hearty, tasty and flavorful Refried Beans can make the dish! An essential part of a Mexican meal, it is used in a lot of different dishes – Enchiladas, Tacos, 7-Layer Dip, Nachos… only to name a few. Great way to add in the proteins to your diet. Enjoy a great addition to our Mexican Cuisine. Ingredients: Canned Refried Beans – 2, 16 oz cans Oil – 2 tbsp Onions – 1 medium, chopped…

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Gluten-free Chapati

Disclaimer: Mangala Deshmukh is NOT a licensed Dietician/ Nutritionist. The information on this website is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only, and is not intended to diagnose, cure or treat any medical or other condition. Always seek the advice of your health provider prior to starting any diet. For a child or adult allergic to gluten, Chapati or Paratha is by far the most missed item in an Indian meal. Try this Gluten-free Chapati…

"Gluten-free Chapati"

Dry Chutney Powder (Molaga/Milagai Podi)

Whether you are enjoying Idli, Dosa or any other South Indian specialty, a little bit of Dry Chutney Powder (also known as Molaga or Milagai Podi) can give you an incredible flavor boost. Sometimes called “Gun Powder” by spice loving enthusiasts, the slow roasting of different daals gives this molaga podi recipe the unique taste and texture that is sure to tantalize your taste buds.

"Dry Chutney Powder (Molaga/Milagai Podi)"