Bhindi (Okra) Raita

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…

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Rice Kheer

Rice Kheer is a Classic! It does not matter which part of India you go to or come from, this milk with rice and sugar concoction (with few variations) is going to win your heart. So much so , it is now famous and is known to the world as “Rice Pudding”. Here are some other regional names that we lovingly call this dish – Kheer, Khir, Payasam, Payasa or Kheeri. Any others? We’d love…

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Besan Puda (Savory Pancake) with Spring Onions

Besan Puda is a perfect quick and easy to make item. This with the combination of with Spring Onions which provide the color, the crunch and the subtle flavor is a match made in heaven. Besan (aka Chickpea flour) is known to provide warmth to the body which is perfect for rainy or colder days. The Rice Flour in the recipe gives the Puda a great crispy texture and makes sure the Puda does not…

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Introducing Allergy Free Recipes on SMTC

ShowMeTheCurry.com is very proud to introduce Mangala Deshmukh. Mangala Aunty will be joining our team and help us and our viewers with Allergy-Free recipes. We have had some phenomenal feedback from viewers who have to deal with this and we are seeing this becoming more and more common. Please feel free to ask questions or give your input about recipes or tips. This is an open discussion and you as our viewers are a very…

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Hot & Spicy Sev – A Perfect Savory Snack / Namkeen

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…

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Cracked Wheat (Daliya) Khichdi How-to Video

If your baby is getting a bit older and past the jarred baby food stage, here is something that may interest you. Try this delicious Cracked Wheat (aka Daliya) Khichdi. Cracked wheat, a wheat product made from whole raw wheat kernels that are crushed or cut into smaller pieces, has a great deal of nutrition and fiber since it includes the fiber and nutrient rich outer bran and germ of the wheat. Pair this with…

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Spicy Thai Basil – Thai Cuisine

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…

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Appam Recipe (Hopper) – Kerala Cuisine

One of the the yummiest flat breads to come out of India is the Appam, native to the state of Kerala. Made from rice and coconut that is fermented with yeast, appams are soft and fluffy with a hint of sweetness. They are perfect to enjoy along with Potato Stew, Avial and Kerala style chicken, among other dishes. Try this very simple recipe for Appam.

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Twisted Bloody Mary Drink Recipe – Virgin or Spiked!

Jazz up your regular tomato juice and make it not just fancy but delicious as well – and top it up with a beautiful name. Gear up for the summer and load up with anti-oxidants 😉 Cheers! Warning: If you are consuming alcohol, be nice and drink responsibly. Prep Time: 5min Serves: 1 Ingredients: Tomato Juice – 1 can Tamarind Paste – 1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce – 1 tsp Chaat Masala – 1/2 tsp Tabasco…

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Rotli (Roti) Indian Bread Recipe

Rotli or Roti is yet another type of unleavened Indian bread that can be enjoyed with any vegetable or curry. Rotli, as they are known in Gujarat, India, are rolled very thin making them light and soft. They are cooked in two different steps — first on a tawa (or skillet) and then finished off on the open flame making them balloon up. Try these wonderfully soft and fluffy rotlis, or rotis but be sure…

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Carrot Halwa (Gajjar ka Halwa)

Carrot Halwa always takes me back to the childhood days. It was usually served during the winter months and the warm halwa would just disappear so fast – so warm, soft and “the melt in the mouth” goodness…mmm! Did we mention that carrots are very good for you? 😉 With a lot of festivals round the corner, we though we’d start the auspicious part of the year with this great, easy and hands-off treat. Prep…

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Thai Larb Spicy Chicken Salad (Laab Gai)

Larb (or Laab) is a Thai warm salad that can be made with ground chicken, beef, pork or turkey. Though we call it a salad with all of the freshness from lime, mint leaves and cilantro, Larb can be eaten with sticky rice or different vegetables such as cabbage. Try this Laab recipe as a side dish for your thai meal or as the main coarse…simply delicious! Prep Time: 10 mins Cook Time: 10 –…

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Homemade Caramel Sauce Video Recipe

Caramel Sauce is a very versatile sauce which can be had as a topping with endless desserts – ice creams, cakes, cookies, fruits and the list goes on and on. This basic recipe is easy and can be stored in the refrigerator for upto 2 weeks. It is also a great way to dress up a boring and a simple dessert…like we said – very versatile. Prep Time: 0 Cook Time: 15 minutes Makes: 1…

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Spicy Potato Wedges

It’s hard to find too many people who don’t love potatoes. With the holidays coming up and big gatherings expected, try this simple recipe — Potato Wedges made the “ShowMeTheCurry” way…full of spices and flavor! Serve them up as appetizers for a party or just treat yourself to a batch! Ready for our prediction? These Spicy Potato Wedges will be a very important part of your lives and you’ll be looking for occasions to make…

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Chutney (for Momos) Recipe

The Chutney or the Sauce that is served with Momos in India is very spicy and is packed with flavor. Here is a simple Chutney that can be served with Momos or had with a lot of other dishes. Enjoy this delicious Sauce and hold your horses till the next video. No prizes for guessing what the next video will be 🙂 Prep Time: 2 min Cook Time: 20 min Makes: Approx 1/2 cup Ingredients:…

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Jalapeno Pesto Pasta

Whether you decide to make the Jalapeno Basil Pesto recipe from ShowMeTheCurry.com or you happen to have some Pesto sitting in your fridge… Either way, you and your family are going to love this simple pasta recipe. Use any type of pesto, any type of pasta, any type of veggies or add in some chicken. This versatile recipe is fast and simply delicious!

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Lauki with Channa Daal (Dudhi Chana) How-to Video

Lauki (bottle gourd, dhoodhi/dudhi, ghiya) is a type of squash with light green skin and white flesh. Interestingly, as the name suggests, it is one of the first cultivated plants in the world that was grown not for food but as a container. This particular recipe, in which the Dudhi is cooked with Channa Daal, is native to the state of Gujarat, India. It is not only a medley of wonderful flavors, but it also…

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