Homemade Rasam Powder

How many times have you been unimpressed by the lack of flavor of some store bought rasam powders? Many of these powders or masalas start out fresh and flavorful but lose their potency over time, especially if you don’t use them very often. How do you combat this problem, you ask? Simple…make you own fresh rasam powder at home with this easy Homemade Rasam Powder recipe.

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Homemade Tamarind Concentrate (Paste)

In some households, tamarind paste or tamarind concentrate is used on a regular basis. It is readily available at your local Indian or Asian grocery store, but you can make it at home for a fraction of the cost. Having tamarind paste on hand is a big time saver and the best part…its got an incredible shelf life when stored in the refrigerator or freezer. So go ahead and make a batch today!

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Ultimate Paneer Wrap Recipe

For all of you who have been waiting to try out our Multipurpose Marinade, here is the perfect Ultimate Paneer Wrap recipe. We recently had the opportunity to share this delicious recipe with the Tasted Channel on youtube for their “My Ultimate Sandwich” series. And if paneer is not your thing, feel free to marinate chicken for the Ultimate Chicken Wrap. Prep Time: 10 minutes, plus 30 minutes marination time Cook Time: 10 minutes Makes…

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Homemade Silver Cleaner – Cleaning Tarnished Silver

Many households have silver items in one form or another. Whether it is silverware, puja items or decorative things (to name a few), if you are one of those households that hide silver because it has become dark and tarnished over time, watch this week’s Tip Tuesday! Learn how to make a homemade silver polish or cleaner with common household ingredients.

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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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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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Valentine’s Day Dessert Recipes

Love is in the air and its about that time when many of you are scratching your head, wondering what delectable delight to make for your sweetheart for Valentine’s Day. Well, wonder no more. Here is a play list of some our favorite dessert recipes that are sure to please your loved ones. Some are super easy, some take a little more finesse. Whatever your schedule or whatever your skill level, there is something for…

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Mung Daal with Asparagus Recipe

We are always looking for ways to present our staple daals in different ways to our family, friends and our taste-buds. Well, here is a great one that with tickle (almost) all your senses. The textures, the colors, the aroma and the flavors, just incredible! Mung Dal with Asparagus is bound to make you happy and happy is what we want to be. Prep Time: 15 min Cook Time: 15 min Serves: 4 Ingredients: Mung…

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Gluten Free Rice Sticks Upma Recipe

Upma is a satisfying and flavorful breakfast or lunch goto item. It is made from semolina (suji/sooji), a wheat product, and makes it impossible for people with celiac disease or gluten intolerance to enjoy it. As with many gluten free substitutions, rice comes to the rescue once again…this time in the form of thin rice noodles (rice sticks). Try this delicious gluten-free rice sticks upma recipe for a variation to the traditional upma. Oh…and we’d…

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Bananas Foster (with a twist) – Holiday Dessert

Bananas Foster is a scrumptious dessert that is usually made with bananas, brown sugar, butter and a bit of rum. See what a green chili and a little coconut milk can do in this Bananas Foster with a surprise twist recipe! Impress your holiday guests with a dessert that is fit for a gourmet restaurant but takes you under 10 minutes to prepare! Prep Time: 2 minutes Cook Time: 5-7 minutes Serves: 2 Ingredients: Banana…

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Recipe Rehab Talent Search

Recipe Rehab is looking for the next great YouTube chef to appear on their TV show, currently airing Saturday mornings on ABC. Watch our healthier version of a Asian classic! Do you think we have what it takes be the next Recipe Rehab chefs show? If so, please visit the link below, watch the full video and leave your comment on their Youtube channel. Vote for ShowMeTheCurry on Recipe Rehab!

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Millet (Bajra) Idli – Dosa

These days, everyone is looking to replace white rice in their diet. It becomes increasingly more difficult when making South Indian specialties such as idli and dosa, both of which are heavily rice based. This Millet Idli and Dosa recipe successfully replaces a majority of the rice with heart healthy, magnesium rich, hulled millet. Millet idlis are super soft and fluffy and the millet dosas are full-bodied and delicious. Double the batch to make two…

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Sweet Potato Lettuce Wraps

When comparing nutritional values of vegetables, the sweet potato always comes on top. Packed with complex carbohydrates, fiber and plenty of beta carotene (Vitamin A), the sweet potato can be a nutritious as well as delicious part of a healthy diet. It can also save millions of malnourished children around the world. Try a unique way to enjoy sweet potatoes with this mouth watering Sweet Potato Lettuce Wraps recipe. If you like it, please forward…

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Greek Layered Dip

There is nothing easier than putting together some chips and dip as an appetizer for your next soiree. At the same time, doesn’t everyone want their guests to think they spent good time and effort? Well, impress your guests with this “Wow” Greek layered dip recipe, but shhhh…don’t tell them how easy it was!

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Crispy Dosa

Dosa is on the menu today with this crispy restaurant style dosa recipe. Dosa, a delectable crepe made from rice and urad daal, can be had plain or as “Masala Dosa” with the addition of Potato Masala. Be sure to also check out our recipes for Potato Masala, Sambhar, Coconut Chutney and Dry Chutney Powder to make a complete meal.

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Dry Chutney Powder (Molaga/Milagai Podi)

Whether you are enjoying Idli, Dosa or any other South Indian specialty, a little bit of Dry Chutney Powder (also known as Molaga or Milagai Podi) can give you an incredible flavor boost. Sometimes called “Gun Powder” by spice loving enthusiasts, the slow roasting of different daals gives this molaga podi recipe the unique taste and texture that is sure to tantalize your taste buds.

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Roasted Eggplant & Garlic Dip

Summer always brings back memories of my dad’s garden. With a shovel in hand and sweat on his brow, my father turned our fairly large back yard into a crop producing farm. Rows and rows of plants would flaunt colorful peppers, shiny purple eggplants, bright green okra…the list goes on. As a child, I was less than enthusiastic to help till the earth and pull the weeds. Now as an adult, I can finally appreciate…

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Carrot and Green Chili Pickle

It’s so convenient to go to the Indian grocery store to buy pickles but have you ever wondered how long the bottle sat on the shelf before you picked it up? Well, you won’t wonder when you make this easy Carrot and Green Chili Pickle recipe at home — with fresh ingredients! You will be able to control the amount of salt you use and tailor it to your tastes.

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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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Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

Have you seen tomatillos at the grocery store and wondered how you would use this funny little “green tomato” with the papery skin? Well, tomatillos are not green tomatoes but they do make a wonderful roasted salsa. Try this delicious roasted tomatillo salsa recipe simply as a dip with chips or take it to the next level by including it with a Mexican feast.

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