Harry Potter Fans bet you can’t wait for the next, Hang on Robin William Fans; he’s up to his tricks again in July, And all of us who watch Simpsons secretly, time to come out in the open… July is for all of the above and everyone else. Save these dates for a date with your favorite stars And don’t miss out on the fun lined up for July."Summer Movies – Part 2 – July"
This layered Parotta is from the Malabar region of India (State of Kerala). On a recent visit to India (Ooty), we ate at a small road-side joint and had this amazing fresh-off-the-griddle parottas. The skill required to make these Parottas has been portrayed with so much ease by the gentleman making them. Enjoy the video."Glimpses Of India – Malabar Parotta"
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)"
If you love Eggplant (Baingan, Brinjal, Aubergine), you’ll love this Eggplant Raita. Most people are used to eating raita (a combination of yogurt with shredded or cubed vegetables such as cucumber, radish, onions, carrots, etc) as a mere accompaniment, but this Baingan Raita recipe can hold it’s own. Enjoy it with rice or chapati."Eggplant (Baingan) Raita"
Seitan is a high protein item that is vegetarian. Recently, we did a video on how to make the Seitan and here we show how to use that Seitan and make it into a curry. This is a guideline but you can use it. Customize it to your tastes – change the vegetables, switch out the spices, throw in some coconut milk, endless possibilities and you’ll be amazed how versatile it can be. Click here…"Seitan and Vegetable Curry"
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"
Nothing beats the aroma of fresh bread baking in the oven…except the aroma of fresh bread combined with tantalizing spices baking in the oven. This Eggless Paneer Masala Bread recipe is a feast of the eyes, nose and tastebuds, yet so easy to make. Your family, friends and neighbors will be running over to see what’s cooking!"Paneer Masala Bread"
This Cabbage Salad is an amazing salad/subzi recipe. All the nutrients (Vitamin C) are still intact as the Cabbage has not been cooked a whole lot. Sambharo is traditionally a Gujarati dish and once again, like a lot of other Gujarati dishes, it will blow you away with it’s simplicity and the flavor. A must try…"Sambharo – Cabbage Salad"
The western world has come to rely on curry powder as a convenient one-stop shop in the spice cabinet. With some of the most prominent Indian spices present, curry powder delivers Indian flavor without the fuss. Try this homemade curry powder recipe and experience the aroma and flavor of freshly roasted and ground spices!"Homemade Curry Powder"
Boondi Ladoo is an all time favorite festival mithai. With Diwali and other festivals right around the corner, what better time than now to make this easy boondi laddu recipe. See the delight as you watch your kids enjoy this moist and sweet ladoo and realize that Lord Ganesh is not the only big fan of Boondi Ladoos!"Boondi Ladoo – Diwali Sweets"
When you think ‘Biryani”, all kinds of wonderful thoughts run through the head…the flavors, the colors, the spices, the aroma! Hmmm…now that we’ve got your pulse racing and the your taste buds ready for an explosion, see how close it can be to reality. Enjoy this simple yet awesome recipe. Bon Appetit!!!"Chicken Biryani How-to Video"
With soy gaining reputation as a “super food”, it’s no wonder that many people are turning to tofu as their heart healthy and cancer fighting protein source. According to an article in Reader’s Digest, a recent study of 68,000 Chinese women who ate a soy-rich diet found that 30 percent were less likely to develop colorectal cancer. Similarly, a Japanese study on 14,000 men found that prostate cancer risk was cut by as much as…"Tofu Stir-Fry – Vegetarian Appetizer Recipe"
Now why would we show you a Dosa video from Mumbai? What this video and see what unfolds! Once again, it’s Anand Stall right by Mithibai College, that just blows our minds away. They have taken the simple dosa or dosai and combined it with beautiful and surprising elements. The result, a fusion of cuisines and burst of flavors that will be hard to forget. Recipe for Dosa Batter, click here!"Dosa – Street Food Video from Mumbai"
Great ways to freshen up the pillows and give them a fresh (and extended) life! This tip is great for people who suffer from allergies or if someone with a sickness, freshen them up and get rid of all the bacteria. From Show Me The Curry, we wish you good health."Freshening Pillows – Tuesday Tip"
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"
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"
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…"Rice Kheer"
Need some Tamarind (Imli) Chutney in a jiffy and don’t have the time to make it or don’t have an Indian grocery store nearby? Not to worry! Try this amazingly quick substitute for Tamarind Chutney using Apple Butter. For those unfamiliar with Apple Butter, it is similar to apple sauce but has a richer flavor and smoother texture. For apple sauce, apples are cooked quickly and pureed. For apple butter, apples are slow cooked (sometimes…"Quick Sweet and Sour Chutney (Tamarind Chutney Substitute)"
Fruit cake is one of the most recognized holiday treats. It’s packed with the goodness of fruits and nuts and aromatic spices. Make a batch for your holiday party with this delicious recipe from Ammini Ramachandran, renowned cookbook author of Grains, Greens, and Grated Coconuts."Fruit Cake How-to Video"
Submitted by: 4ever4you I encountered this drink in an obscure Doon Club in northern India in my teenage years – wasn’t allowed to drink alcohol. The taste, and especially the name (sounds like Zeher – poison), stayed in my memory. I finally recreated that excellent drink based on what I remember it tasted like."Zair – Lime Mocktail/Cocktail"
Pitla is a wonder food from the State of Maharashtra. It is a vegetarian dish, so ‘down to Earth’ and full of flavor. A little twist on the traditional recipe gives it the WOW factor! Pitla is considered street-food and like a lot of other street-foods, delicious to the core! Nitu, thanks for this recipe."Pitla – Maharastrian Comfort Food"
The southern Indian states (Kerala, Tamilnadu) are famous for Avial. Many different types of vegetable are cooked with yogurt and coconut to give a light balanced flavor. Try this Aviyal recipe — its a perfect way to showcase your veggies! We wish everyone a very Happy Onam! Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 15 to 20 minutes Serves: 6 to 8 Ingredients: Suran – 1 cup, fresh or frozen (peel and chopped in julienne strips…"Avial (Aviyal)"
Don’t we all just love Strawberries! Unfortunately, just a few days in the fridge, they start looking limp, losing color, softening up and overall….just not as pretty as when we bought them. Here is our tip to enjoy your strawberries a little longer and have them still look inviting. Enjoy your summer:) Method: 1. Take a ziplock bag and line it with paper-towel. 2. Put the Strawberries in the paper-towel lined pocket. 3. Take all…"Stretching the Shelf-life of a Strawberry Tip"