Gongura Daal (Pappu)

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.

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Seitan and Vegetable Curry

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…

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Gluten-free Chapati

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…

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Tofu Stir-Fry – Vegetarian Appetizer Recipe

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…

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Dosa – Street Food Video from Mumbai

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!

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Poha Chivda

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…

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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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Quick Sweet and Sour Chutney (Tamarind Chutney Substitute)

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…

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Avial (Aviyal)

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…

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Stretching the Shelf-life of a Strawberry Tip

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…

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