We use and abuse our chopping boards everyday but it is important to give them some ‘tender loving care’ every once in a ways. Here is an easy trick that can keep them looking clean and sanitized as well."Cleaning Chopping Boards – Tip Tuesday"
So all of us have leftovers…and most of us have a very hard time trying to figure out what to do with them. Here is a great ingenious way to utilize them and enjoy them to the hilt. Baked Rice is one of those dishes that will make you feel really really good and feel like you have accomplished something- 1. Cleaned out the refrigerator – check 2. Fed the family – check 3. Did…"Baked Rice How-to Video"
Life wouldn’t be the same without Salsa – the dance and the dip, both amazing. Here we are going to talk about the ‘dip’ or the condiment that is the highlight to of any Mexican meal. Fresh, delicious, easy, satisfying and fantastic! You’ll never want to eat out of a bottle again! Thanks, Sangita for this great recipe. Now for the other ‘salsa’, the dance, we think we’ll just leave that to the pros… Enjoy!"Salsa How-to Video, A Mexican Vegetarian Condiment"
Homemade Pizza! Yummy! Here’s your chance to get creative in the kitchen. Watch the video, then make the perfect crust…crispy, chewy…and have a field day coming up with delicious toppings. Try this simple recipe for homemade pizza dough and yes, it’s eggless!."Homemade Pizza Crust (Dough) How-to Video"
This no-frills daal recipe was given to me by my Mother-in-Law. Varan is a Maharastrian style daal which tastes great with chapattis or plain white rice. Ingredients: ToorDaal – 1 cup Water – 3 cups Ginger – 1 tsp, grated Methi Seeds (Fenugreek) – 1/4 tsp Green Chilies – 1 or 2 (to taste), slit length-wise Onion – 1/2 medium, finely diced (optional) Salt – ½ tsp (to taste) Lemon Juice – ½ tsp…"Varan (Maharashtrian Daal)"
Ever wonder why Betty bought some “better Butter”? Why did she not just make the “better Butter” at home herself? 😉 Sometimes it is so wonderful to go back to the original way to doing things…making fresh Butter at Home and then giving it the personal touch and making it even better. So next time you see Betty, give her your “better Butter” recipe… It’s just Butter but made even better! Enjoy! Prep Time: 10-15…"Flavored Homemade Butter"
Egg Rolls have a universal appeal and element of surprise once you bite into this delicious cylindrical shaped wonder! Stuff them with vegetables, noodles and /or cooked and shredded meats and you can do wonders with it. Egg Rolls sometimes known as Spring Rolls are just worth the effort."Egg Rolls How-to Video"
Malabar Parottas or Kerala Parathas are a street food originating from the Malabar region along the coast of Southern India. Some secrets can’t always remain hidden, and this bread has made it’s way all over the country and the world. It’s flaky, crispy and crumbly nature makes it a favorite amongst all age-groups. Try your hand at it and trust us, you will not be disappointed. Prep Time: 1 hour Cook Time: 15 min Makes:…"Malabar Parotta (Kerala Paratha) Indian Bread Recipe"
Coriander, aka Cilantro and Dhaniya is a very commonly used garnish in South Asian Cooking. It is only natural to then go a step further and also use it to make Coriander Chutney. Versatile with a very fresh and light flavor, it is used as a dipping sauce with pakodas, samosas, dhokla amongst many others."Coriander (Dhaniya) Chutney"
Aloo Tikki is an Indian appetizer that can be served in many different ways. Top it with a little mint and tamarind chutney, onions, cilantro and sev and it’s delicious chaat. Make the tikki a little bigger and use it as a patty for a satisfying veggie burger. Make them tiny and serve as appetizers for a cocktail pary. Aloo Tikki – very versatile, very yummy!"Aloo Tikki – Indian Appetizer Recipe"
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."Crispy Dosa"
Here is a super healthy Eggplant recipe that will have you craving for more. Simple is the perfect way to describe this no-frills dish made with just roasting eggplant and throwing very few ingredients that we always have on hand! This recipe was shared with us by Minal and we just love it. Thankyou, Minal!"Roasted Eggplant Subzi"
Cooking Indian food can’t get any easier. Making this Punjabi masala is a little time consuming at first, but then you realize what a time saver it is in the long run. Amazing! You’ll wonder why you have not done this for years…but, it’s never too late to start. Watch this video recipe and enjoy our “Shortcut to Indian Cooking 101”."How To Make Masala (in bulk) How-to Video"
Maria from MariasMenu.com was kind enough to share her knowledge of cooking from the Malabar region of the State of Kerala. This awesome Malabar Chicken Dish is a sure hit in every sense – the eye-appeal, the aroma, the texture, the taste and the sound (yup, you get to hear all the praises 😉 )! I first tried Malabar Chicken at a resort in Kerala and over the years tried to recreate the dish and…"Malabar Chicken Curry"
Seitan is a high protein item that is vegetarian. Recently, we did a video on how to make the Seitan and here we show how to use that Seitan and make it into a curry. This is a guideline but you can use it. Customize it to your tastes – change the vegetables, switch out the spices, throw in some coconut milk, endless possibilities and you’ll be amazed how versatile it can be. Click here…"Seitan and Vegetable Curry"
Rajastan is famous for it’s rustic cuisine and Bajra ki Roti comes front and center. Bajra, or Pearl Millet, is a hearty gluten free grain that is easily digestible and contains many beneficial nutrients. It is packed with protein, high amounts of fiber, B-complex vitamins including niacin, thiamine, and riboflavin. Try this recipe for Bajra ki Roti with Kande ki Subzi (Onion Subzi)…simply delicious!"Bajra ki Roti (Millet Flat Bread Recipe)"
Though many people refer to a variety of beans as Lentils, lentils are actually small, round and flat legumes with a dark brown husk. Lentil Soup (or Masoor Daal) is hearty, homey and satisfying. Packed with protein and fiber, this Lentil Soup recipe makes a healthy and filling lunch. Pair it with rice or chapati and you have a complete dinner."Lentil Soup How-to Video"
Broccoli Quiche is packed with a lot of goodness, all the way from calcium to protein to fiber. Unlike a lot of stuff that’s good for you, this Broccoli Quiche recipe tastes great as well. Perfect for brunches or lunches or just a quick snack, do not underestimate this wonderful dish. Detailed Recipe"Broccoli Quiche How-to Video"
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…"Quick Sweet and Sour Chutney (Tamarind Chutney Substitute)"
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"
For the holidays and for parties, we always need recipes that can be made ahead and kept aside. Make this Pizza Dip ahead of time and bake it right before you are ready to serve it. You’ll have your family and guests licking their fingers. It is also perfect for the winter season when you want a warm dip to compensate for the cold outside. And it’s cheese…who does not like cheese?"Pizza Dip How-to Video"