Curry Girls Meet Russell Peters

We were absolutely delighted to see stand-up comedian Russell Peters LIVE in action this weekend. Peters, a Canadian born Indian comic, performed in front of a packed house and had the crowd rolling in laughter. His style of comedy, mainly keen observances of the Indian culture, hits home for many Indians who have spent all or most of their lives in the US or Canada. If you want to spend an hour or so of…

"Curry Girls Meet Russell Peters"

Baked Rice How-to Video

So all of us have leftovers…and most of us have a very hard time trying to figure out what to do with them. Here is a great ingenious way to utilize them and enjoy them to the hilt. Baked Rice is one of those dishes that will make you feel really really good and feel like you have accomplished something- 1. Cleaned out the refrigerator – check 2. Fed the family – check 3. Did…

"Baked Rice How-to Video"

Kothu Parotta How-to Video

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.

"Kothu Parotta How-to Video"

Khatta Meetha Kaddu Subzi (Kabocha Squash) Indian Recipe

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"

Whole Wheat Pita Bread Recipe

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"

Ginger & Garlic Paste

A big time saver in the kitchen is to have ginger and garlic paste on hand and ready to use. Unfortunately, the store bought ones tend to have a lot of preservatives, giving them a funny aftertaste and smell. Try this quick recipe to make your own ginger and garlic paste at home – all natural and no preservatives. The best part…it has a shelf life of over 2 months in the refrigerator!

"Ginger & Garlic Paste"

Fresh Mango Pickle

When we talk about pickles, Fresh Mango Pickle is top on our list. Now we have not figured out if  we eat pickle with food or food with pickle! What we love about this one is the crunch in the mango and it can go from the refrigerator to your plate to your stomach in less than an hour…how cool is that? This Fresh Mango Pickle is from South India and is called Maangaa Curry…

"Fresh Mango Pickle"

Chayote Squash Subzi – Indian Vegetarian Recipe

Chayote Squash is one that we tend to overlook but next time, think again. This one like most from squash family, has high water content besides being high in Vitamins C and B. We love the fact that it can be had raw or cooked, so it is a quick one to stir up on days when there is not a lot of time for cooking. It is a fall vegetable (even though we see…

"Chayote Squash Subzi – Indian Vegetarian Recipe"

Gluten Free Apple Crumble

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. You will enjoy making this quick and easy dessert which tastes delicious with whipped cream, or can be enjoyed warm from the oven by those who…

"Gluten Free Apple Crumble"

Crispy Dosa

Dosa is on the menu today with this crispy restaurant style dosa recipe. Dosa, a delectable crepe made from rice and urad daal, can be had plain or as “Masala Dosa” with the addition of Potato Masala. Be sure to also check out our recipes for Potato Masala, Sambhar, Coconut Chutney and Dry Chutney Powder to make a complete meal.

"Crispy Dosa"

Vegan Chocolate Pudding

This Chocolate Pudding is great and not just for Vegans and Lactose-sensitive folks, yes, everyone is going to love it! The Avocados provide such beautiful creaminess to the dessert that one won;t miss the cream at all. And oh did we forget to mention how much healthier it is for you? – shhhh, it’s our little secret! Prep Time: 10 min Chill Time: 15 min. minimum Makes: 5 X 1/4cup servings (approx) Ingredients: Ripe Avocados…

"Vegan Chocolate Pudding"

Kada Prasad / Aate Ka Halwa /Whole Wheat Halwa Recipe

With Gurpurab and Diwali just around the corner, it calls for something sweet. Now, we all know that we really don’t need an excuse to make dishes and desserts, do we? The Atte ka Halwa has a beautiful, smooth, melt-in-you-mouth, buttery feel. Enjoy the Halwa and the festivities and best wishes from our families to yours. Prep Time: 0 Cook Time: 15 min Serves: 4-6 Ingredients: Chakki Atta (Whole Wheat Flour) – 1/2 cup Melted…

"Kada Prasad / Aate Ka Halwa /Whole Wheat Halwa Recipe"

Kadhai Chicken How-to Video

Kadhai Chicken is another one of those signature dishes at Indian restaurants. The Kadhai Chicken has a very unique flavor. The amazing part is that it is not a dish that is overloaded with spices, yet the few that are there just make this one fantastic dish. The flavor and the aroma of the fresh ground coriander seeds is simple yet amazing. A big thank you to Anita Krishnan for this great recipe.

"Kadhai Chicken How-to Video"