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"
Tahini Paste and Sauce are a staple in Mediterranean Cuisine. Every region has a twist and different uses – all the way from using it as a spread and all the way to using it as a garnish. Lets see what all you use it for! Now make the Tahini Paste and Tahini Sauce at home and dive into this wonderful cuisine. Bake Time: 5-10 min Prep Time: 15 min Makes: Tahini Paste – 1/2…"Tahini Paste and Tahini Sauce Recipes"
This year the summer is a scorcher – no matter where in the world you are! This is a perfect way to beat the heat and feel healthy about it. The combination of Avocado, Pomegranate Seeds and the Yogurt take care of your mind and body. Enjoy and stay cool over the summer. Prep Time: 5 minutes Serves: 1 Ingredients: Avocado – 1 Yogurt – 3/4 cup Ice – 3-4 cubes Pomegranate Seeds – 1…"Avocado & Pomegranate Smoothie Recipe"
The origins of Momos are unclear but what is clear is that they are an absolute treat – full of flavor! The little bags or sacks of fillings that burst flavors the moment you take a bite are something not easily to forget. We have shown some very basic fillings here but really, you can customize it to your taste and ingredients on hand. Enjoy making these for yourself or your family but remember, beginners,…"Vegetable and Chicken Steamed 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:…"Chutney (for Momos) Recipe"
Nasi Goreng is just an exotic name for Fried Rice…so we hear! But it is amazing how the flavor is different for other Fried Rice. We love the fact that it can easily be made vegetarian or non-vegetarian. Traditionally, they do add Shrimp Paste to the dish but at my request Chef Sudabo showed me how it can so easily be transformed into a vegetarian dish. Thanks again Chef for allowing us into your kitchen!…"Nasi Goreng – Indonesian Fried Rice Recipe"
Sambal Chilli Sauce is one we all recognize – the Chilli Sauce bottle with the green lid! Yum! A dollop of it goes great with mostly all the Asian dishes and if you happen to like spicy foods, you are probably consuming it by the gallon! This version is one from Indonesia, but there are many different versions of it with many different ingredients. Well, simply make it at home and enjoy this simply simple…"Homemade Sambal Chilli Sauce Recipe"
Souffles have a WOW factor to them, the name, the lightness, the melt-in-your-mouth goodness. And if has chocolate added, even better! Try these little cakes of joy and get ready to be impressed by your own culinary skills. Prep Time: 30 min Bake Time: 8-10 min Serves: 8 approx. Ingredients: Chocolate Chips – 1/2 cup (4 oz), bitter-sweet or semi-sweet Large Eggs – 3 Sugar – 2 tbsp + 4 tbsp Cream of Tartar –…"Chocolate Souffle – Easy Valentines Day Dessert Recipe"
Parathewali Gali – literally means – a narrow lane where they have Parathas! And that is just what it is – a narrow alley where there are a few shops that are known to have some very famous parathas. So going into the history, Parathewali Gali is in the heart of Chandini Chowk, the oldest and the busiest markets in India. The “parathewala” shops have been around for five or six generations and what is…"Parathewali Gali, Chandni Chowk (Old Delhi) – Street Foods Of India"
We are big fans of soups and if it serves up a full complete meal – what better? Thukpa, is a Noodle Soup with it’s roots from Tibet and digging deeper, it’s said to have come there from China. It is now had as a staple in Bhutan, Nepal and very popular in the North-Eastern States of India as well, with little and subtle variations depending on regions and availability. Enjoy this simple and easy…"Thukpa – Noodle Soup from Tibet"
Paan is sold in small corner-stores as well as some fancy shops all of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and neighboring countries. The “Paan-walas” stuff lots of different things into a pan and it is enjoyed as a mouth freshener as well has some digestive properties to it as well. There are a lot of flavors of Paan – the most common being the “Meetha Paan” ( my favorite and that’s I ordered), Sada Paan (Plain Paan…"King of Street Food – Paan (Betel Leaf)!"
The wonderful flavors of China have made it into the hearts a many world-wide. The crispness of the vegetables, along with the spice and the tender and juicy Chicken, has made this a winner in our books. Enjoy this amazing dish and your biggest worry will be how to stop eating… Prep Time: 20 min Cook Time: 20 min Serves: 4 Ingredients: Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs – 1lb (approx 1/2 kg) Salt – to taste…"Chilli Chicken Recipe"
Lohri is celebrated with a bonfire and singing and dancing. It is to mark the beginning of harvest and the shortest day of the year…here is a quick look into Lohri celebrations in India. The same day, in different parts of India, there are festivities – Pongal, Sankranti. Here you will see the bonfire and the Bhangra (dance). Enjoy!"Glimpse at the Lohri Festivities in India"
After the holiday season, we are always striving for something simple and yet flavorful. Here is a wonderful twist on the Mung Daal, a staple that is light and easy to digest. The Dill Leaves provide a wonderful freshness to the taste and the look of the Mung Daal. Enjoy this Moong Dal with Dill Leaves and start the year right. Prep Time: 5 min Cook Time: 20-25 min Serves: 4 Ingredients: Mung Daal –…"Mung Daal with Dill Leaves Recipe"
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"
Looking for fun appetizers? This Stuffed Mushrooms Appetizers steal the show. They are easy to make and as a one-bite-appetizer, they are one of our favorites. The texture of the Mushrooms with the softness of the cheese and the crunch of the bread-crumbs…absolute bliss. Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 15 min Ingredients: Baby Portabella Mushrooms – 8 oz package Goat Cheese – 2 oz Cream Cheese – 2 oz Salt – to taste Black…"Stuffed Mushrooms Appetizer Recipe"
Here is a classic example of a dish that can be served up warm or cold, as a salad or as a side dish. The garlic infused Mushrooms broth gives the Couscous a wonderful depth of flavor that is has you craving for more. Easy to make and with the results like this, this recipe is a real keeper. Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 30 min Serves: 4 (as a side-dish) Ingredients: Couscous –…"Garlic Mushroom Couscous Recipe"
Paneer is an Indian Cheese that is used in a lot of Indian Recipes – savory and desserts.The beauty of it is that it takes on the flavor of the spices or ingredients that go into the dish it is used in. What we also love is the fact that it is a cheese that does not melt, making it super versatile. Enjoy this Masala Paneer and take your dishes to a whole new level.…"Homemade Panir and Masala Paneer (Indian Cheese) Recipe"
Most festivals are about traditions and about families coming together. In India, they are also about eating. Families coming together, making sweets, laughing, sharing and enjoying their time together. Diwali is a festival that is pretty much that and with so much to do, an easy recipe is like a God-send. Soumya shared her Grandmother’s recipe with us which she would make for Diwali- so there is tradition, sharing and lots of love in this…"7 Cup Burfi – Indian Sweet"
With all the holidays and festivals around the corner, we are always looking for new and fresh ideas to put smiles on the faces of the ones we love. Diwali, Dushera, Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Years, this Paneer Sandwiches are sure to please. What we love is that they are easy to make and since they are not fried, they are a great alternate to the mess of frying. Enjoy your holidays and enjoy these…"Baked Crispy Paneer Sandwiches Recipe"
The popular beach on Galle Face in Colombo is buzzing with hawkers – foods, toys, trinkets and needless to say, we noticed that the food hawkers were the most popular. We were obviously in the right place. Kotthu Roti or Kottu Parotha is what we made a bee-line for. We have a video for an egg version on our website (Click here) and wanted to see the differences between the two. To say the least,…"Kotthu Parotha – Street Foods Video from Sri Lanka"
The aromatic aroma of Dill Weed is incredible, it will fill the whole house with it. It is used in so many cultures and in so many cuisines, in so many different ways. Dill Weed is known to aid in in digestion as well especially given to women right after giving birth. The leaves may be beautiful and delicate but they are packed with flavor hence remember, a little goes a long way. Prep Time:…"Dill Pulao, Indian Recipe"
Pomegranates or Anaar (in Hindi) are fruits that not just have a visual appeal but for so good for your health. They are very high in anti-oxidants and also Vitamin C with absolutely zero fat or cholesterol. It is beautiful looking tropical fruit that is very versatile and great in salads, drinks, reductions, deserts and savory dishes. Here is a quick look at how to most effectively de-seed a Pomegranate. Enjoy!"How to De-seed a Pomegranate (Anaar)"
Taking the Junk out of the junk-food, as Parents and as “grown-ups”, it’s a constant struggle. We want the taste, flavor and the ease minus the unhealthy aspect of it. In this Baked Tandoori Chicken Strips Recipe, we have done just that – under 30 minutes, you can have this on the table, even faster that you can go to Kentucky Fried Chicken or McDonald’s! Eat right and stay healthy. Prep Time: 10 min Cook…"Baked Tandoori Chicken Strips Recipe"
On a recent visit to Colombo, I was blown away by the breath-taking beauty for Colombo. As a foodie, was no dearth of street foods to try and flavors to sink my teeth into. The acharu (pickles), yam fries, appams (hoppers), seafood, kothu parotha, sambols…the list is endless. The one thing that just stood out was how friendly the people of Colombo are – there were beautiful smiles everywhere."Glimpses of Colombo (Sri Lanka)"
Sunday Breakfast for us, growing up was very often stuffed Parathas – all kinds of stuffing, Green Peas being one of them! There was a certain comfort and relaxed aura to it that still brings back some wonderful memories. As mothers now, it is a great way to repackage the vegetables and feed our children and also the ease of making Stuffed parathas is great – your Carbs and Veges all together – just serve…"Green Peas (Mutter) Stuffed Paratha"
Amaranth Seeds loaded with proteins, amino acids and very high in calcium but when something is so good for you, it is hard to incorporate it in your daily meals and enjoy it as well. Here is a quick recipe that will work wonders with you and your family. Change the daals with the Amaranth Seeds and get new flavors every time! Did we mention that Amaranth Seeds are Gluten free? Enjoy! Prep Time: 15min…"Mixed Daal with Amaranth Seeds (Rajgira) 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"
Mumbai is known for a lot of the things and the top two would be Street Foods and Bollywood! In a recent trip to the beautiful city, I tried so many great street foods. Here is a look at the famous Sandwich at Anand Stall, outside Mithibai College. This Grilled Vegetarian Sandwich was loaded with vegetables, brimming with flavors and the street-side ambiance just added to the experience. We skipped the Onions and the Bell…"Grilled Vegetarian Sandwhich, Street Food Video from Mumbai"