We love the color drama that Beetroots have. Not only are they fun to work with but are healthy for you as well and we am always looking for ways to incorporate them into our everyday meals. These Beetroot Tikkis are always a hit in our homes, and we use them for parties and for week-end lunches. The versatility is amazing, love the fact that they freeze so well and are available to pull out…"Beetroot Tikkis – Indian Vegetarian Recipe"
The crisp and crunchy exterior and the soft, moist, and ooh, so flavorful inside…now, that can mean only one thing – Felafel! Now if you have to get off your diet for one fried food, it should be this one, it will be so worth it. Felafels are very versatile and can be had as appetizers, snacks or mains. They are a great vegetarian option for fillings in pita pockets. Added bonus is that they…"Chickpea Felafel Recipe"
Now that you know how to make Whole Wheat Pita Bread at home, why not take it a step further and make homemade pita chips? They are a fantastic accompaniment to hummus and even a fabulous substitution for papdi in papdi chaat. You can make the pita chips with homemade or store bought pita bread. Try this super easy recipe today!"Pita Chips"
Hummus is such a fantastic and easy recipe but we decided to take it a step further with a light and fresh twist. Try this delicious Spinach and Green Pea Hummus recipe for the summer. The fresh spinach leaves and green peas give the hummus a beautiful shade of green and lighten the normally dense dish."Spinach & Green Pea Hummus Recipe"
There is a certain exotic flair with fusion foods. Everyone loves the popular pairing of Indian cuisine with Chinese cuisine to form “Indo-Chinese” cuisine. With this colorful and flavorful Chili Paneer recipe, we have combined a staple Indian ingredient (Paneer) with the aromatic flavors of Chinese food. Give it a shot!"Chili Paneer 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"
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"
With so many holiday parties coming up, we can never have enough easy to make appetizers or finger foods. Try this simple pineapple and cheese appetizer recipe with a little zing and set your holiday spread apart from the rest."Pineapple Cheese Appetizer Recipe for the Holidays"
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"
Jackfruit or Kathal (in Hindi) can be a very intimidating fruit and one that certainly piques curiosity. It can be had raw, as a in a savory dish or sweet in it’s ripe form. The texture is close to meat and hence known as Vegetarian’s meat. Here we have made Kathal Kebab, a recipe similar to Shammi Kebab, perfect for those vegetarian moments. Enjoy these delicious kebabs and remember to serve them with a side…"Kathal (Jackfruit) Kebabs Recipe"
Uttapams, Uthappas, Oothappam – little variation in the spelling and the pronunciation but the outcome is just a delicious snack (or meal for some). The Uttappams may look like Pancakes but the similarities end right there. The “Indian Pancake” is usually savory and has toppings that are cooked along with the Uttappam. Traditionally, Uttappams are served with Sambar and one of the endless chutney varieties – Coconut Chutney, Dry Chutney Powder, Onion Chutney or Tomato…"Uttappam Recipe and Egg Dosa – Cuisine From Southern India"
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…"Sweet Potato Lettuce Wraps"
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!"Greek Layered 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…"Roasted Eggplant & Garlic Dip"
This Marinated or Pickled Mushroom Recipe is an easy-to-make recipe that is great for parties and is a sure crowd pleaser. We love the fact that this easy Marinated Mushrooms Recipe can be made a day or days ahead and requires no cooking. Now if only all party menus could be like this…hmmmm. Prep Time: 15 min Cook Time: 0 min Marinate Time: 1 day Ingredients: Mushrooms (baby bellas, cramini) – 12 oz, cut to…"Marinated Mushrooms"
Imagine Tandoori – just healthier…and prettier…and yummier and so different! Impossible, right? Well, wait till you try the Tandoori Broccoli! Finger-licking good is the only way we can describe this Tandoori Broccoli Dish. Serve it up as an appetizer or as a side to a meal and WOW everyone. Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 20 min Serves: 4 (as a side) and 6-8 (as an appetizer) Ingredients: Broccoli Florets – 1lb (approx) Pot of…"Tandoori Broccoli"
How many of you are sticking to your New Year’s resolution to eat healthy? Well, here is a simple recipe for Kale Chips that will satisfy your cravings for snacks and help you keep that resolution. Kale is a leafy green vegetable that is super rich in antioxidants and definitely a great addition to your diet."Healthy Kale Chips"
So how many of you are having a Superbowl Party? Tired of the unhealthy fried Buffalo Wings? Looking to make something familiar but with an Indian kick? Try this delicious Oven Baked Masala Chicken Wings recipe and you’re sure to be the winner, no matter who wins the game!"Baked Masala Wings"
Muthiya is a very Gujarati thing – it is often served with tea as a snack or is an essential part of a very famous Gujarati dish – Undhiyu. These bite-size pieces of flavor are just spectacular had either way. The combination of Fenugreek and the spice is a perfect insight to the great Gujarati cuisine. Enjoy these wonderful Muthiyas today. Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 20 min Makes: approx 40 bite-size muthiyas Ingredients:…"Muthiya (for Undhiyu)"
Fresh Basil Pesto is a wonderful thing to have around all year long but unfortunately, basil is a seasonal plant. So when the weather is turning cold and demise of your basil plant is inevitable, put the basil leaves to good use and make this Jalapeno Basil Pesto recipe. Make a big batch of this “pesto with a twist” to use now and freeze the rest for later."Jalapeno Basil Pesto Recipe"
As we explore different ways to enjoy Seitan (Vital Wheat Gluten), this Seitan Stirfry recipe is another one to add to the list. Seitan, commonly known as “veggie meat” can be prepared in bulk and kept refrigerated or frozen. Use it as a great meat replacer or to add protein to your vegetarian diet."Seitan Stirfry"
We are ready for the holidays, how about you? Whether you are expecting a house full of guests or enjoying time with your loved ones, Paneer Pinwheels will put a smile on everyone’s face. With a perfect balance of flavorful filling covered with a light and flaky crust, this delicious appetizer recipe can be made fresh or ahead of time and reheated. Have a safe and fun filled Thanksgiving from ShowMeTheCurry.com!"Paneer Pinwheels – Party Appetizer"
Festival times are not complete without savory snacks to go along with the sweet ones. Chakli (aka Chakri or Murukku) is a crispy spiral snack made from rice flour. It is perfect with tea or coffee or just on its own. Try this super easy Chakli recipe for Diwali or any other time of year."Chakli (Chakri Murukku)"
Namak (Salt) Pare are one of those wonderful snacks that are appropriate anytime of the day, any time of the year. Traditionally, it is important to serve a savory item when a sweet is served for balance, or choice and because “Salt” is such an essential part of life. They are easy to make and need very few ingredients, mostly stuff that we have in our pantry all the time. So this festival season, whip…"Namak Pare (Savory Bites)"
Khaman is probably the most recognized Gujarati appetizer or snack. This moist and delicious savory cake is a must for a Gujarati feast but don’t get it confused with Dhokla. A little bit of pre-planning is needed for this traditional khaman recipe but it’s worth every minute. Try it for your next party or get together!"Khaman – Gujarati Appetizer"
There is something to be said about all the namkeens (savory snacks) that we can find at a sweet shop or just walk down the Indian store snack aisle. The number of options is mind blowing and enough to make your decision super hard. Every wonder what goes into making them, sounds hard, right? Think again, with the right tools, you can be churning these out like Haldiram’s! They make perfect tea-time snack and are…"Hot & Spicy Sev – A Perfect Savory Snack / Namkeen"
If you’re looking for a side dish with a major kick, you’ve got to try this Sauteed Stuffed Jalapenos recipe. Fresh jalapeno peppers are stuffed with a flavorful cream cheese mixture and lightly sauteed with onions and bell peppers. The beautiful medley of colors makes this dish a feast for the eyes!"Sauteed Stuffed Jalapenos"
Sweet Potatoes (also known as yams) are a nutritious alternative to regular or common potatoes. They are high in fiber and rich in vitamin C, beta carotene, B-complex and iron. Try substituting these baked sweet potato fries with your sandwich or soup instead of potato chips or regular French fries. — guilt free pleasure! Prep Time: 5 minutes Bake Time: 20 minutes Ingredients: (all ingredients are to taste) Sweet Potato Extra Virgin Olive Oil Salt…"Baked Sweet Potato Fries"
Spinach and Artichoke is a prefect appetizer that can be made for a party of 2 or 20 or even 200! Make it ahead and cook and serve right out of the oven when your friends arrive. Fabulous as a spread on a bread, toast, cracker or tortilla chips. Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 22 min Ingredients: Frozen Chopped Spinach – 5 oz Artichoke Hearts in Water – 1, 14oz can, drained & chopped…"Spinach & Artichoke Dip"
If there’s one thing that comes to mind when you think of Indian appetizers, it has to be Samosa. Vegetable Samosas are triangular pastry crusts filled with a spicy potato mixture and deep fried until golden. They are usually served with Tamarind Chutney or Mint Chutney. Try this delicious samosa recipe for your next party or get-together."Samosa – Indian Appetizer"
Pani Puri is one of the most loved Indian street foods or “chaat”. The puri (small, round, crispy puffed shells made from semolina) is stuffed with potatoes, chickpeas, tamarind chutney and a spicy, tangy water, or pani. Eat it in one big bite and experience the explosion of flavor. They go fast so be sure to make plenty with this easy pani puri recipe."Puri for Pani Puri"
An all time favorite in the chaat category is Pani Puri (aka Gol Guppas or Puchkaas). You can’t have Puri without the Pani. How to describe a Pani of the Pani Puri fame? It is a mix that has depths of flavor. So when you put a Pani Puri in your mouth, it’s a burst of different levels of unbelieveable flavor. So the best way to optimize the space in your stomach is to start…"Pani for Pani Puri – Indian Chat Recipe"