Mung Daal Khichadi is an all-time favorite comfort food for when you’re feeling under the weather or for those “after holiday over-indulgence” times. Made with easy to digest mung daal, rice and veggies, khichadi is also a perfect balanced meal for babies and kids. Try some with Gujarati Kadhi…it’s a perfect match!"Mung Daal Khichadi How-to Video"
Mexican cuisine is always a favorite for the Indian palate as it has so many similar flavors – cumin, coriander, garlic, chili, etc. Try this easy Bean and Cheese Enchiladas recipe made with corn tortillas and a homemade enchilada sauce. Combine the enchiladas with some guacamole, chips and salsa and Spanish rice and you have a complete meal."Bean & Cheese Enchiladas How-to Video"
Buying a whole head of lettuce is so much cheaper than out of a bag! But what should you do to extend the life of that whole head tha you bring home? Here we show you a way of extending the life of the leaves. Simple and fun! Enjoy your lettuce for a lot longer…"Storing Lettuce – Household Tip"
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"
Molten Lava Cake is a chocolate lover’s delight. Break into the cake to reveal warm, gooey chocolaty goodness! It’s a perfect combination with cold vanilla ice cream. Surprise your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day with this super easy recipe! And, Subha, thanks for this recipe!"Molten Lava Cake"
Paneer is an Indian cheese which is used in many recipes for appetizers, main courses and desserts. Palak Paneer, Paneer Tikkas, Ras Malai, Paneer Paratha, Shahi Paneer…the list is endless. Paneer does not melt when heated and is very easy to make at home. Watch this video and try this easy to follow recipe."Homemade Paneer – Indian Cheese How-to Video"
Tandoori Roti is another type of Indian unleavened bread which is usually made in a clay oven called a tandoor and commonly enjoyed with chicken, lamb, mutton or other non-vegetarian dishes. Vegetarians out there, don’t worry. It tastes just as fabulous with vegetarian curry dishes as well! Try this easy to make at home recipe and method. You won’t need to run out and buy a tandoor!"Tandoori Roti How-to Video"
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Though popular in Asia, Lotus Root is not a common vegetable in the west. The fresh variety is most commonly found in Asian markets while frozen, ready to cook lotus root can be found in Indian grocery stores. In general, lotus root retains a lot of its crunch even after cooking and provides a unique texture to the subzi. Try this tangy, crunchy lotus root subzi recipe and add a whole new element of surprise…"Lotus Root Subzi"
Black Eyed Peas are a a great addition to any diet. They are high in fiber and are also a great source of potassium. This simple dish is home-cooking, easy to make yet packed with flavor and nutritional value. The slow-cooker recipe makes it a breeze in the kitchen. Soak Time: 8 hours Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 6 hours (Slow Cooker) 30 minutes (Stove-top) Serves: 4 Ingredients: Dried Black Eyed Peas – 1…"Blackeyed Peas Curry (Slow Cooker Recipe)"
There is something to be said about all the namkeens (savory snacks) that we can find at a sweet shop or just walk down the Indian store snack aisle. The number of options is mind blowing and enough to make your decision super hard. Every wonder what goes into making them, sounds hard, right? Think again, with the right tools, you can be churning these out like Haldiram’s! They make perfect tea-time snack and are…"Hot & Spicy Sev – A Perfect Savory Snack / Namkeen"
Now that you know how to make Whole Wheat Pita Bread at home, why not take it a step further and make homemade pita chips? They are a fantastic accompaniment to hummus and even a fabulous substitution for papdi in papdi chaat. You can make the pita chips with homemade or store bought pita bread. Try this super easy recipe today!"Pita Chips"
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"
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"
Holidays are here and everyone is looking for recipes and dishes to make for parties, gatherings, potlucks. Tell us about ONE recipe from ShowMeTheCurry.com that you have made for a party or a get-together and it was just a phenomenal success. What did you like about the dish or what do you think was the best part about the recipe? Your feedback will help others decide on the perfect recipe for this holiday season. Tell…"Recipe Book Giveaway"
Kottayam is a region in State of Kerala, land of the Gods! And this dish is a very fine example of that wonderful cuisine that we hear so much of. The flavorful fish with coconut and tamarind gravy is perfect with some white rice and is sure to transport you to the place. Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 15 min Serves: 4-6 Ingredients: Tilapia or any Firm Fish – 1 lb, cut to bite…"Kottayam Fish Curry"
Around this time of year (or any time of the year, for that matter), everyone is looking for cookie recipes. Here is a Nan Khatai (Indian Tea or Coffee biscuits) recipe that is so simple that you’ll want to whip up a batch right now! With no frills, no fancy ingredients and no eggs, even the kids can take part in this yummy baking experience!"Nan Khatai (Eggless Cookies)"
Dahi Vada are dumplings made from split black gram beans (urad daal) and soaked in a yogurt sauce. Sweet, tangy and spicy toppings such as tamarind chutney, coriander chutney, red chili powder, etc are layered on to make dahi vada a super delicious appetizer or chaat item."Dahi Vada – Indian Appetizer Recipe"
A classic Bread Pudding for the holidays, now what more can the soul ask for? Chef Arturo Salome was kind enough to share his recipe with us and we can’t thank him enough – what we love is that it is so easy to make and perfect for any party… Also, don’t forget the Homemade Caramel Sauce – to complete the perfect dessert! Happy Holidays 🙂 Prep Time: 10 minutes Baking Time: 45-50 minutes Cooling…"Bread Pudding – Holiday Dessert Recipe"
Spinach Raita is yet another tasty way to prepare the ever popular green vegetable. Spinach is a rich source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Tocopherol, Vitamin E, Vitamin K and Magnesium. It also contains several vital Antioxidants and Folic Acid. Try this Spinach and Yogurt combo with rice or chapattis. It’s a perfect accompaniment to any meal."Spinach Raita How-to Video"
Mediterranean Cuisine for me is one the fall-backs I go to anytime I just don’t feel like Indian food. Pita Bread is almost like Chapatis, something that looks so familiar yet tastes so different. Traditionally, made with All-Purpose Flour, Whole Wheat Pita Bread is a little healthier twist on it without compromising on the flavors. Enjoy them as wraps, sandwich-pockets or as pita chips, they are easy to make and great to have around. Prep…"Whole Wheat Pita Bread Recipe"
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"
With so many holiday parties coming up, we can never have enough easy to make appetizers or finger foods. Try this simple pineapple and cheese appetizer recipe with a little zing and set your holiday spread apart from the rest."Pineapple Cheese Appetizer Recipe for the Holidays"
Have you ever seen this really gigantic green pokey vegetable called Jackfruit (aka Kathal) and wondered how on earth you can cook it? Well, wonder no more. Try this simple and delicious recipe for Jackfruit Sabzi and get acquainted with the wonderful flavor and texture of a truly versatile fruit/vegetable – Jackfruit. Prep Time: 30 minutes (for frying and chopping) Cook Time: 30 minutes Serves: 5-6 Ingredients: Young Jackfruit – 2 cans Oil – for…"Jackfruit Subzi (Kathal Recipe)"