Pantry Basics for Indian Cooking

Like any South Asian kitchen, our pantry and spice cabinets are full to the brim!! Between the two of us, we have close to 100 spices and atleast 25 different daals and beans! The sheer number can seem intimidating and very daunting to anybody. We have put together a list of basic items that will help you, and through the video, you see what they look like as well.

"Pantry Basics for Indian Cooking"

Summer Survival for Kids and You – Part 4

Here are some great websites for kids. They are fun, educational and most importantly – a great way to keep bored minds active and entertained!       Goodnight Stories    http://www.goodnightstories.com   The CrayolaHomepage   http://www.crayola.com/index.cfm   Sesame Street Central    http://www.sesameworkshop.org/sesamestreet/   Playhouse Disney   http://disney.go.com/playhouse/today/index.html   Nickelodeon Jr.    http://www.nickjr.com   Little Explorers    http://www.enchantedlearning.com/dictionary.html   Kid’s Planet    http://www.kidsplanet.org   Kids go wild    http://www.kidsgowild.com   Insectclopedia    http://www.insectclopedia.com  ASPCA’s Animalland    http://www.Animalland.org   PBS Kids    http://www.pbskids.org

"Summer Survival for Kids and You – Part 4"

Summer Survival for Kids & You – Part 2

Recipes that will be a sure hit with kids and so easy, you’ll love them as well!!           LIMEBERRY CRUSH           (from Family Fun magazine)             2 pints of hulled Strawberries 1-½ cups of crushed Ice ¼ cup Confectioners Sugar 2 tbsp Lime Juice Blend the mixture until smooth and serve immediately. Serves 4. DIRT CUPS 2 cups Cold Milk 10-6oz Plastic cups 8oz Whipped Topping Gummy Worms 1-16oz pkg. Chocolate Sandwich Cookies 4oz pkt.…

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Forthcoming Bollywood Movies

Cheeni Kum Genre- Comedy & Romance *ing: Amitabh Bachan, Tabu, Paresh Rawal Movie Synopsis: The story is about a 64-year-old chef and owner of London’s top Indian restaurant. His passion in life is his cooking until a young 34 year old (Tabu) walks into his restaurant and into his life. Against all odds (Paresh Rawal), they fall in love….. http://cheenikum.com/ Release Date: 25th May 2007 Shootout at Lokhandwala Genre- Action *ing: Amitabh Bachan, Sanjay Dutt,…

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Chicken Curry with Spinach

A great way to get vegetables and protein into one dish. My kids love it because it can be ‘mild’ yet flavorful but if your tastes are anything like mine and you like it hot and spicy….just double the amount of Garam Masala, Red Chili Powder and Curry Powder listed below….come on, be brave and give it a shot!!! Ingredients: Chicken – 2 lbs boneless, skinless thigh, bite-size pieces Spinach – 16oz pkt, frozen chopped…

"Chicken Curry with Spinach"

Cucumber Raita (Yogurt with Cucumber)

This is a great yogurt dish, very soothing and cooling….especially for the times when you are finding your meal too spicy and you need something to counter it!!!! Ingredients: Yogurt – 2 cups, well beaten English Cucumber – half ( approx. 6” long) Tomato – ½ med., finely chopped Green Chili – to taste, finely chopped Cumin – ¼ tsp, roasted and coarsely ground Red Chili Powder – ¼ tsp Chat Masala – ½ tsp…

"Cucumber Raita (Yogurt with Cucumber)"

The Namesake – Bollywood in Hollywood?

Hello Everyone, This is our 1st blog ever and we figured one of the best places to start a discussion is…’WOOD’…Bolly or Holly!!  Or better yet the growing presence of Bollywood in Hollywood.  We have seen a dramatic increase in interest over the last few years.  The latest addition being ‘Namesake’.  It was one of the movies, I just couldn’t wait for the DVD — partly for the sake of showing my support, my curiosity (even though I had…

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