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Cleaning your microwave is very important but you don’t want to clean it with a spray that has chemicals. After all, you will be heating your food in the same place. Go Green and use this method that will make you smile and feel good from the inside! Here is ShowMeTheCurry’s take on cleaning your microwave: Method: 1. Take a microwave safe mug or a bowl. 2. Fill it up to 3/4th of the way…"Cleaning the Microwave – Tuesday Tip"
The best time to make homemade jams is when any particular fruit is in season. Since strawberries are bright red, juicy and sweet about now, let’s make fresh homemade strawberry jam. It is easier than you think and a blessing to know what actually goes into your strawberry jam recipe."Fresh Strawberry Jam"
Til Sankari is a sweet snack that is perfect with some tea or to serve as a munchie. Sesame Seeds give a wonderful depth while the peanuts add texture to this gorgeous bites of sweetness. Tilgul is distributed and exchanged during Sankranti, an Indian festival especially in the State of Maharastra. We thank Pinal for sharing this awesome recipe with all of us. This is also known as Til Sukhadi or Tul Sukhadi. Prep Time:…"Til Sankari (Tilgul)"
If only I could count the number of ways to make Kathal! Having grown up where we had Jack Fruit trees in our backyard, we had to make dishes that everyone has heard of and some of them we just invented along the way. Kathal Pulao, Biryani, kebabs, pickles, subzi, jams, kheers or payasams….and the list is just endless. Here is one way that is just so simple and flavorful. Enjoy! Prep Time: 30 min…"Jack Fruit Pulao"
Tahini Paste and Sauce are a staple in Mediterranean Cuisine. Every region has a twist and different uses – all the way from using it as a spread and all the way to using it as a garnish. Lets see what all you use it for! Now make the Tahini Paste and Tahini Sauce at home and dive into this wonderful cuisine. Bake Time: 5-10 min Prep Time: 15 min Makes: Tahini Paste – 1/2…"Tahini Paste and Tahini Sauce Recipes"
Papdi Chaat is part of the ‘chaat series’ for which we received a lot of requests…and rightly so. Chaat is generally sold by street vendors in India and is one of the most popular snacks. Papdi Chaat is so easy to make and can be had as a snack, appetizer or a meal. I have to dedicate this recipe to Suraj-ji and all the Chaat-walas who have fed me awesome chaat for so many years and still remember my chaat-consuming capacity and me!"Papdi Chaat"
Dahi Vada are dumplings made from split black gram beans (urad daal) and soaked in a yogurt sauce. Sweet, tangy and spicy toppings such as tamarind chutney, coriander chutney, red chili powder, etc are layered on to make dahi vada a super delicious appetizer or chaat item."Dahi Vada – Indian Appetizer Recipe"
For Mother’s Day, kids love to “surprise” moms with homemade treats from the heart. Here is an easy cookie recipe for your kids to try out and impress Mom on her special day. Older kids can do it “all by themselves” and little ones can spend precious “mommy time” bonding. If you don’t have kids, don’t worry…its one scrumptious cookie that you just have to try!"Chocolate Chip and Walnut Cookies"
If you love Eggplant (Baingan, Brinjal, Aubergine), you’ll love this Eggplant Raita. Most people are used to eating raita (a combination of yogurt with shredded or cubed vegetables such as cucumber, radish, onions, carrots, etc) as a mere accompaniment, but this Baingan Raita recipe can hold it’s own. Enjoy it with rice or chapati."Eggplant (Baingan) Raita"
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"
Kadhai Chicken is another one of those signature dishes at Indian restaurants. The Kadhai Chicken has a very unique flavor. The amazing part is that it is not a dish that is overloaded with spices, yet the few that are there just make this one fantastic dish. The flavor and the aroma of the fresh ground coriander seeds is simple yet amazing. A big thank you to Anita Krishnan for this great recipe."Kadhai Chicken How-to Video"
Have you ever been in the mood for something wholesome and hearty? Try this delicious Moong Dal recipe made with whole green mung beans. There’s not a lot of spices or fuss involved with this protein packed bowl of goodness. Enjoy this Mung Daal with rice, chapati or just by itself as a soup — absolutely comforting! Detailed recipe for Whole Green Mung Daal."Whole Green Moong Dal How-to Video"
The wonderful flavors of China have made it into the hearts a many world-wide. The crispness of the vegetables, along with the spice and the tender and juicy Chicken, has made this a winner in our books. Enjoy this amazing dish and your biggest worry will be how to stop eating… Prep Time: 20 min Cook Time: 20 min Serves: 4 Ingredients: Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs – 1lb (approx 1/2 kg) Salt – to taste…"Chilli Chicken Recipe"
Here is a simple and delicious recipe for Khatti Daal submitted by one of our viewers, Gizzel Dsouza from India. The term “Khatti” means tangy or sour and this recipe uses tamarind to get the tart flavor. Masoor daal is another one of the few daals (beans) which does not require soaking so it goes from the stove to the table in little time. Try this recipe today!"Khatti Daal How-to Video"
On a trip to Bangalore, India a few years back, we met a wonderful Bengali chef named Manik Malik. He shared his very popular Bengali Fish Curry recipe with us. Fish lovers will rejoice at this delicious curry recipe made with simple ingredients and a simple process."Bengali Mustard Fish Curry"
Pan-Seared Shrimp is such an easy dish to make and so appetizing. I love the rich color that the Turmeric and the Tandoori Masala bring to the shrimp. Pan-Seared Shrimp are great as snacks or appetizers…my kids love them as a after school snack. Shrimp, as we all know, are an excellent source of calcium and protein."Pan-Seared Shrimp"
Seekh Kebab are flavorful little appetizers made from lamb (chicken or beef can also be used) that are traditionally prepared in a Tandoor (clay oven). Since most of us don’t have tandoors, try this easy recipe to make them at home. The use of fresh roasted and ground spices takes the flavor up a notch!"Seekh Kebab How-to Video"
This simple quick and easy drink is perfect for the Winters and to tide you over the cold days. A typical “nanima-ke-nuske” (grandmother’s remedies) & I am here in Chicago right now and it is just perfect for this time of the year! All the ingredients for Winter Sheera have a lot of health benefits: Ghee – considered the liquid gold, Haldi/Turmeric – considered one of the healthiest spices Besan – great for the winters…"Winter Sheera Recipe – Home Remedy to build Immunity during the Winters"
Though not a very commonly used vegetable in Indian cooking, Brussel Sprouts have a certain flavor that is so familiar! Yup, they look a miniature version of a cabbage and the taste is very close to it too. This wonderful and easy dish has got it’s health benefits as well: vitamin A, vitamin C, folic acid and dietary fiber. Try these cute brussel sprouts! Prep Time: 15 min Cook Time: 20-25 min Serves: 4 Ingredients:…"Brussel Sprouts Subzi"
A fantastic accompaniment with the ultimate Punjabi meal: Sarson ka Saag and Makki Di Roti! Make a little extra because with the leftovers – roll some in a hot chapati and it’s heavenly! Cook Time: 5 min Ingredients: Powdered Jaggery Peanuts – roughly crushed Ghee Method: 1. Toast the peanuts (if using the roasted ones, skip this step) in a skillet. 2. Once done, allow them to cool down. 3. If you are in a…"Jaggery, Peanuts & Ghee Mix (accompniment to Makki di Roti & Sarson da Saag)"