When the thought of dessert leads to pangs of guilt, there is no need to skip it. This super easy Fruit and Yogurt Parfait recipe will save the day. With delicious layers of lightly sweetened Greek yogurt and your choice of fruits and nuts, you can confidently “have your parfait and eat it too”."Fruit and Yogurt Parfait Recipe"
Daal with Spinach is one of those dishes that you can truly call ‘wholesome’…it is packed with protein, iron and fiber. Everybody has a different name for this colorful dish – so call it whatever appeals to you ‘Daal with Spinach’, ‘Daal-Palak’, ‘Spinach Daal’, ‘Daal-Saag’ but we can all agree that this is one awesome dish! It will be a hot favorite at a family dinner, pot-luck or any party."Daal with Spinach How-to video"
The best way to describe Chicken Kofta Curry is Spiced Meatballs in Spiced (not “spicy”) Curry. The ground/minced meat makes the koftas smooth and full of flavor. The curry, or sauce takes that flavor to another level making it delectably different from other meat dishes. This great make-ahead Chicken Kofta Curry recipe is perfect for a party or large crowd. Simple, easy, flavorful and a crowd pleaser…you can’t go wrong with this one! Prep Time:…"Chicken Kofta Curry"
There aren’t too many people who don’t like (love) paneer – an Indian homemade cheese. You won’t be able to resist this colorful and simply delicious way to enjoy paneer. The combination of cumin, fennel, onion and mustard seeds puts a whole new twist on this protein packed dish! Try this recipe today!"Tangy Paneer How-to Video"
Theplas, another variation of parathas that have a great shelf-life and have an amazing flavor. The yogurt in it makes them soft and the fenugreek makes them healthy and very delicious. A spicy paratha that is synonymous with the State of Gujarat. Have a piece of Gujarat! Prep Time: 10 min Cooking Time: 2-3 minutes each Makes – approx 20 theplas Ingredients: Fenugreek Leaves – 2 tbsp (fresh or dried) Whole Wheat Flour/ Atta –…"Gujarati Thepla Recipe"
Chicken Pasanda is one dish that just oozes flavor and with a name like that it just sounds complicated. Watch, learn and unfold the mysteries of an awesome dish that will have you licking your fingers! A perfect party dish that just for the family, it’s perfect in every way. Prep Time: 6 hours (including marination) Cook Time: 30 min Serves: 4-6 Ingredients: Skinless Chicken – 2lb (approx 1kg) Vinegar – 1.5 Tbsp Yogurt –…"Chicken Pasanda"
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"
This is an everyday dish made mostly at home. Simple, yet delicious! Bottle Gourd is a light vegetable, easy to make and easy on the stomach. It is low in calories and fat and with the water-content being so high, it’s perfect for toddlers and people under the weather. Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 25 min Serves: 4 Ingredients: Bottle Gourd (Ghia, Doodhi, Lauki, Opo Squash) – 2 lbs (approx 1/2 kg), peeled and…"Mama’s Lauki Subzi (Simple Bottle Gourd Dish)"
Thai Cuisine is one of the beautiful with depths of color and flavors. This Tom Kha Soup is always a favorite whether it is summer of winter. The balance of the sweet (palm sugar), the salty (fish sauce or soy sauce) and the spice (thai chilli) is just unbelievable with the soft and creamy and very subtle Coconut Milk. Can you tell we are in love with Thai Food? Prep Time: 20 min Cook Time:…"Thai Tom Kha Soup"
We love the fact that this particular Mexican favorite does not need any major cooking or prepping. A few ingredients that we always have on hand and we are ready for a fabulous meal. Tacos are always such a treat at our home and put a huge smile on everyone’s faces. They can be stuffed with anything…use your imagination. We have shown you the basic but it can be customized as required. Kid and Adult…"Tacos – Mexican Cuisine"
Okra Raita is a medley of crisp, crunch, flavor, coolness, eye-appeal and uniqueness. A little patience takes us a long way and is so worth the effort. Okra is a favorite vegetable for a lot of folks, so enjoy this great combination. Prep Time: 20 min. Cook Time: 25 min. Serves: 4 – 6 Ingredients: Bhindi /Okra – 1 lb Oil – 1 tbsp Mustard Seeds – 1/2 tsp Asafoetida – 1/8 tsp Chaat Masala…"Bhindi (Okra) Raita"
New Year’s resolutions fall right into place when it comes to Tikkas…eat healthy and you don’t have to go and spend a bundle on eating out! Make this wonderful, quick and easy dish that will have you looking good and yes, keep the money where it is supposed to be – in your wallet. We have provided the Chicken Tikka recipe for the die-hard-chicken-lovers and no, we have not forgotten our vegetarians – try the…"Tikkas – Chicken & Paneer"
Here is a classic example of a dish that can be served up warm or cold, as a salad or as a side dish. The garlic infused Mushrooms broth gives the Couscous a wonderful depth of flavor that is has you craving for more. Easy to make and with the results like this, this recipe is a real keeper. Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 30 min Serves: 4 (as a side-dish) Ingredients: Couscous –…"Garlic Mushroom Couscous Recipe"
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"
With Navratri around the corner, here is another delicious and easy recipe you can try if you are fasting (or try it because it is so good!). This Suran subzi recipe works great with frozen or fresh suran or yam. Simple ingredients and simple process yet delicious results!"Suran Subzi Recipe for Upvas Fasting"
For those who are addicted to Chinese food and can truly understand the statement ‘I am dying for some Chinese…’, we have this awesome Vegetable Fried Rice that you can make at home and treat those cravings. Eat at home, eat healthy and save some money! Enjoy. Prep Time: 30 min (including making rice) Cook Time: 15 min. Serves: 4 Ingredients: Long Grain Rice – 1 cup Vegetable Broth or Water – 2 cups Salt…"Vegetable Fried Rice"
Namak (Salt) Pare are one of those wonderful snacks that are appropriate anytime of the day, any time of the year. Traditionally, it is important to serve a savory item when a sweet is served for balance, or choice and because “Salt” is such an essential part of life. They are easy to make and need very few ingredients, mostly stuff that we have in our pantry all the time. So this festival season, whip…"Namak Pare (Savory Bites)"
There are so many different types of “Chicken Curry” or “Curry Chicken” and there are as many recipes as there are people! To this fantastic recipe for Indian Chicken Curry, throw in some yogurt, mint, fenugreek leaves or even veggies and watch this dish change color and taste. Let’s all agree, it’s one hot, spicy Chicken Curry. Enjoy!"Spicy Chicken Curry How-to Video"
Saffron Mango Mousse is a quick, easy and fabulously light and airy dessert. It has that “WOW” look that will look like you have put in hours of work in the kitchen. The beautiful color of the Mango, intensified with the color of Saffron, the creaminess of the Cream Cheese and the lightness of the Sour Cream, topped with the nutty Pistachios! The combination is “melt in your mouth goodness”. Call it a “Saffron Mango…"Saffron Mango Mousse (Shrikhand)"
Dosakai is strange! Why would we say that? Well, it is classified as a fruit but eaten and cooked like a vegetable! It is known as a Yellow Indian Cucumber – don’t think it looks or tastes like a cucumber! Yes, when we said strange, we meant strange. This Yellow Indian Cucumber is used in pickle, Curries, Daals, alongside Meats and Seafood. It has a tangy and a tart-ish flavor that makes it perfect for…"Dosakai Pickle"
Indian snacks are awesome, but when we look into the health factor, they go from 30 to 0 in 2 seconds flat. Poha Chivda or Chidva is a wonderful healthy snack alternative to the fried ones, you so yearn for at the stores. This Poha Chivda recipe has a great shelf life and is so easy to make. Make a big batch and store it or a small batch and keep it fresh. Ingredients: Thin…"Poha Chivda"