Sometimes we come across a vegetable that needs very little frills to make it an attractive and tasty dish, Asparagus is top on that list. Here will have prepared the Asparagus with garlic (lots of it) and salt and no other spices and the results are absolutely amazing. The flavor of the Asparagus, the simplicity of the dish and the eye appeal make this a great hit."Garlic Asparagus How-to Video"
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…"Carrot Halwa (Gajjar ka Halwa)"
Fondue is originally a Swiss creation in which cheese is melted with wine or beer in a communal pot and served as a dipping sauce with bread or vegetables. This recipe was submitted by Rachana Gandhi and offers a “Desi” twist to the popular appetizer. Serve it for your next get-together!"Desi Fondue"
Many regions in India have their own style of cooking Kadhi, a yogurt based curry (or soup). Punjabi Kadhi is easily recognizable because it has Pakodas, fried dumplings made of chickpea flour. Punjabi Kadhi can be enjoyed with plain white rice or chapati. Try this tangy and delicious recipe for Punjabi Kadhi."Punjabi Kadhi"
New Year’s resolutions fall right into place when it comes to Tikkas…eat healthy and you don’t have to go and spend a bundle on eating out! Make this wonderful, quick and easy dish that will have you looking good and yes, keep the money where it is supposed to be – in your wallet. We have provided the Chicken Tikka recipe for the die-hard-chicken-lovers and no, we have not forgotten our vegetarians – try the…"Tikkas – Chicken & Paneer"
Quick, easy and very healthy! This Sabut Masala Chicken has a very appealing look and a flavor that surpasses all others. The whole spices pop out without being overbearing and overtaking from the main ingredient. Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 20 min Serves: 6 (main course) 10 (appetizer) Ingredients: Boneless Chicken Thighs – 2 1/2 lbs (1 kg) Oil – 3 Tbsp Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp Sauf (Fennel Seeds) – 1 tsp Kalonji…"Sabut Masala Chicken (Chicken with Whole Spices)"
Though not a very commonly used vegetable in Indian cooking, Brussel Sprouts have a certain flavor that is so familiar! Yup, they look a miniature version of a cabbage and the taste is very close to it too. This wonderful and easy dish has got it’s health benefits as well: vitamin A, vitamin C, folic acid and dietary fiber. Try these cute brussel sprouts!"Brussel Sprouts Subzi"
“Tomatoes are now eaten freely throughout the world, and their consumption is believed to benefit the heart among other things. Lycopene, one of nature’s most powerful antioxidants, is present in tomatoes, and, especially when tomatoes are cooked, has been found beneficial in preventing Prostate cancer” ….thanks Wikipedia! Need we say more! Give your diet and your taste buds a toast with this Tomato Chutney. Ingredients: Oil – 1 tbsp Mustard Seeds – 1/2 tsp Channa…"Tomato Chutney"
So now the BIG secret in my house is out! Baked Rice is my way of utilizing every morsel of left-overs in our house! There have been times when I have had surpirse guests, not enough food for everyone and no time to make anything…and I admit it, I have served this! The amazing part is that it has got rave reviews AND to top it all – requests (!??!!). And the other amazing thing…"Baked Rice"
Hetal and Anuja show you the basics of what you need in your pantry for Indian cooking."Stocking your Pantry for Indian Cooking 101 – Part 1"
Rava (Rawa) Pongal is a type of healthy upma because it’s made with protein packed mung daal. The mung daal also provides great texture to the normally soft sooji upma. Try this delicious and comforting recipe (courtesy of Girija Challa) for your next weekend breakfast or brunch."Rava Pongal (Healthy Upma)"
It’s as easy as 1-2-3, Caramelize Almonds, Walnuts, Pecans or any other nuts and get that fantastic crunch, texture and the right amount of sweetness at home. This recipe explains how simple it can be. Make a batch and store it and use as needed on desserts, Ice-Creams, parfaits, salads or just jazz up your plain bowl of yogurt. Have a great crunchy day! Enjoy the video and don’t forget to subscribe to our channel…"Tip Tuesday – How to Caramelize Almonds (and other nuts)"
Smoothies are not just for the summers anymore! They can be enjoyed anytime of the year with the fruits in season. Here the yummy, sweet and ripe mango along with the creaminess of the Coconut Milk is heighten in flavor with the Saffron making it a Smoothie with an Indian heart 😉 Change out the fruits and have fun experimenting! Prep Time: 5 min Ingredients: Mango – 1 part Coconut Milk – 1 part Ice…"Tropical Indian Smoothie"
Soups do not have to be limited to winter-time. Daal Soup can be enjoyed anytime of the year. It is so hearty and filling, that we really do not need anything else with it. But if you are one that has to have bread, rice or chapatis…go ahead and do just that! You will love it either way you have it."Daal (Split Bean) Soup"
Egg Rolls have a universal appeal and element of surprise once you bite into this delicious cylindrical shaped wonder! Stuff them with vegetables, noodles and /or cooked and shredded meats and you can do wonders with it. Egg Rolls sometimes known as Spring Rolls are just worth the effort. Prep Time: 20 min Cook Time: 10 min Serves : 6 pcs. Ingredients: Egg Roll Wrappers – 1 pkt Sesame Seed Oil or Vegetable Oil –…"Egg Rolls"
Potato Wedges made our way…full of spices and flavor! Serve them up as appetizers for a party or just treat yourself to a batch! Now our predictions: these Spicy Potato Wedges will be a very important part of your lives and you’ll be looking for occasions to make !"Spicy Potato Wedges How-to Video"
Parathas are an Indian unleavened bread and an integral part of many Indian meals. Any subzi (vegetable) or curry dish can be fabulous when accompanied with fresh, hot parathas. Try this recipe. It’ll be worth your while! Although we refer to this recipe as Chapatti in the video, this is actually a Paratha recipe. The difference between the two is that Chapattis are cooked without oil whereas Parathas are pan fried For a detailed recipe,…"Paratha/Chapatti – Indian Bread How-to Video"
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)"