In the original recipe, we roast the whole Eggplant on the fire and then peel the skin, mash it and cook it in spices…the taste of the roasted eggplant is awesome and you can replicate it here by roasting in the BBQ grill (but we have to warn you, it can be a messy affair)."Baingan Bhurta (Roasted Eggplant)"
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"
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"
Harry Potter Fans bet you can’t wait for the next, Hang on Robin William Fans; he’s up to his tricks again in July, And all of us who watch Simpsons secretly, time to come out in the open… July is for all of the above and everyone else. Save these dates for a date with your favorite stars And don’t miss out on the fun lined up for July."Summer Movies – Part 2 – July"
Summer..wow, means ice creams, outdoors, camping, pool and amongst other things MOVIES!! So, here is a list of movies to watch-out for that are releasing this summer, with dates of release, Genre, brief description of the movies and a link to watch the trailers. It promises to be a thrilling summer with something for everybody!!!"Summer Movies- Part 1- June"
With Summer right around the corner, try delicious and refreshing Lassi, a cold yogurt drink, popular in the state of Punjab, India. Lassi comes in many varieties including sweet lassi, salted lassi, mango lassi, etc. This lassi recipe is a minty variation with a kick!"Lassi – Refreshing Yogurt Drink"
The literal translation of Shahi Paneer is ‘Royal Paneer’ which is very appropriate name for this dish, fit for a king. Paneer, a home made cheese, is accompanied with a rich and creamy sauce made from cashews. Try this delectable and flavorful Indian dish which is a restaurant favorite."Paneer in Cashew Sauce ( Shahi Paneer)"
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"
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.…"Summer Survival for Kids & You – Part 2"
Look for these movies opening this weekend. Shrek the Third Brooklyn Rules (limited) Even Money (limited) Fay Grim (limited) Once (limited) Wendell Baker Story (limited) Top 10 Box Office Movies Spider-Man 3 28 Weeks Later Georgia Rule Disturbia Delta Farce Fracture The Invisible Meet the Robinsons Next Hot Fuzz"Weekend Movie Guide"
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!!!!"Cucumber Raita – Spicy Yogurt Condiment How-to video"
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!!!"Chicken Curry with Spinach How-to Video"
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,…"Forthcoming Bollywood Movies"
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"
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)"
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…"The Namesake – Bollywood in Hollywood?"