Sometimes we come across a vegetable that needs very little frills to make it an attractive and tasty dish, Asparagus is top on that list. Here will have prepared the Asparagus with garlic (lots of it) and salt and no other spices and the results are absolutely amazing. The flavor of the Asparagus, the simplicity of the dish and the eye appeal make this a great hit."Garlic Asparagus, A Vegetarian Side"
Mung Daal Khichadi is an all-time favorite comfort food for when you’re feeling under the weather or for those “after holiday over-indulgence” times. Made with easy to digest mung daal, rice and veggies, khichadi is also a perfect balanced meal for babies and kids. Try some with Gujarati Kadhi…it’s a perfect match!"Mung Daal Khichadi How-to Video"
These soft-melt-in-your-mouth Chawal Chapatis are a treat for you eyes too, not just visually. They pair beautifully with a simple Daal and Subzi or an exotic, spicy Mutton Curry or Keema. Prepare to be amazed! Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Makes – 10-12 chapatis Ingredients: Rice Flour – 2 cups Boiling Water – 1.5 cups Salt – 1/2 tsp, optional Additional Rice Flour – for dusting Method: 1. In a sauce pan,…"Rice Flour Rotis (Chawal Atta Chapatis)"
A perfect one-pot meal and let’s not forget that it’s not just substantial but it’s healthy as well. We consider Chili perfect for a game but who says that it has to be limited to that…enjoy this wholesome Vegetarian Chili any time of the year, with or without the TV on! This is also a perfect dish to made in the crock pot."Vegetarian Chili How-to Video, A Super Bowl Delight"
The king of appetizers and yet the easiest of them all! Queso aka Chili Con Queso, in Spanish means Cheese or Chili with Cheese. Don’t be alarmed if you are not too fond of chillies…just skip it and it’ll be just as good! The wonderful part about this starter is that it is easy to make and does not have to be babied…people will just folk around it! It is a perfect appetizer for parties…"Queso Dip"
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"
Try this super easy recipe for Pasta Salad. It is a great make ahead and take-along dish for picnics and outdoor barbecues. Take it along for a potluck and the presentation will WOW everyone! Ingredients: Fusilli/Rotini/Corkscrew Pasta – 16 oz (cooked per directions) Italian Dressing – enough to coat pasta Green Onions – 4 stalks, chopped Bell Pepper – 1/2 large, diced Tomato – 1 large (diced) or handful of grape tomatoes cut in halves.…"Pasta Salad"
Sambar is a staple part of most South Indian meals. Every family has their own personal recipe/touch to making this fantastic daal. The amazing part is that it is so flavorful and goes so beautifully with a host of things like Dosa, Idli, Rice, Vadas…"Sambar How-to Video – A South Indian Delight"
Pitla is a wonder food from the State of Maharashtra. It is a vegetarian dish, so ‘down to Earth’ and full of flavor. A little twist on the traditional recipe gives it the WOW factor! Pitla is considered street-food and like a lot of other street-foods, delicious to the core! Nitu, thanks for this recipe."Pitla, How-to Video – Maharastrian Comfort Food"
There are so many different types of “Chicken Curry” or “Curry Chicken” and there are as many recipes as there are people! To this fantastic recipe for Indian Chicken Curry, throw in some yogurt, mint, fenugreek leaves or even veggies and watch this dish change color and taste. Let’s all agree, it’s one hot, spicy Chicken Curry. Enjoy!"Spicy Chicken Curry How-to Video"
Rice Crispies is every kid’s favorite and here is a perfect combination of the ‘taste’ and the ‘look’ without the usual mess and so very easy to make. Forget about the kids, I was so excited the 1st time I laid my eyes on these fantastic treats! Ice Cream Coney Treats are here to stay!"Coney Treats – How-to-Video"
Bananas Foster is a scrumptious dessert that is usually made with bananas, brown sugar, butter and a bit of rum. See what a green chili and a little coconut milk can do in this Bananas Foster with a surprise twist recipe! Impress your holiday guests with a dessert that is fit for a gourmet restaurant but takes you under 10 minutes to prepare! Prep Time: 2 minutes Cook Time: 5-7 minutes Serves: 2 Ingredients: Banana…"Bananas Foster (with a twist) – Holiday Dessert"
Sometimes it is very hard to replicate the texture of eggs but here is our version of Eggless French Toast that just can’t be beat! Try the sweet version for the sweet tooth or the savory one when you are just in the mood for something a little “not so sweet” 🙂 Enjoy! Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 10 min Makes – approx. 5 slices Ingredients: For the Batter: Besan/ Chickpea flour – 1/2…"Eggless French Toast – Sweet & Savory"
Idlis are traditionally a breakfast item but the fact that when served with Sambar and Chutney, they are a full meal and can be enjoyed at any time of the day! Idlis are steamed making them very healthy and very light. You’ll be amazed how many you can eat but then who’s counting? Making Idlis is a process that takes a couple of days but at the end of it, it’s absolutely worth the effort!…"Idli"
We all know how good Spinach is for us and we keep looking for recipes and innovative ways to include as much as we can in our diets. This recipe is absolutely wonderful because can be served as a main dish or a side-dish, had with Chapatis or with Rice and your proteins and greens all in one. Soak Time: 8 hrs Prep Time: 15 min Cook Time: 1 hour Serves:4-6 This dish is made…"Spinach Curry with Channas"
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"
Boondi Ladoo is an all time favorite festival mithai. With Diwali and other festivals right around the corner, what better time than now to make this easy boondi laddu recipe. See the delight as you watch your kids enjoy this moist and sweet ladoo and realize that Lord Ganesh is not the only big fan of Boondi Ladoos!"Boondi Ladoo – Diwali Sweets"
Indian Chinese is loved by everyone. How to best describe it? It is hard, but would say that it hits a note with the kick of spice and abundance of flavor. Growing up, going out for Indian-Chinese food on special occasions will forever be etched in my memory. Watch the mysteries of this fabulous Cuisine unfold before your eyes."Vegetable Manchurian, Indo-Chinese How-to Video"
For all the pickle lovers out there….this one is for you!! This “Pickled Jalapenos – Desi Style” recipe is quick and easy to make and can spruce up any meal. Try adding a couple of slices to your sandwich or have it with eggs to get that extra kick! You will never go back to “Nacho-style” pickled jalepenos again."Pickled Jalapenos Desi Style How-to Video"
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 How-to Video"
“Tomatoes are now eaten freely throughout the world, and their consumption is believed to benefit the heart among other things. Lycopene, one of nature’s most powerful antioxidants, is present in tomatoes, and, especially when tomatoes are cooked, has been found beneficial in preventing Prostate cancer” ….thanks Wikipedia! Need we say more! Give your diet and your taste buds a toast with this Tomato Chutney. Ingredients: Oil – 1 tbsp Mustard Seeds – 1/2 tsp Channa…"Tomato Chutney"
Tindora is a green vegetable which is popular in many parts of India and is known by many names (ivy gourd, kovakai, tondli, giloda…just to name a few). It resembles a watermelon but is only the size of your little pinky. Tindora can be cooked as a subzi all by itself or mixed with other vegetables like potato. Tindora are also used in many sambar recipes. When you’re running out of vegetables to cook, don’t…"Tindora"
One of our subscribers sent us an excellent article from Hindustan Times called “The K2K (Kashmir to Kanyakumari) food court”. It showcases 60 of the most classic Indian dishes for the 60 glorious years of Indian independence. Check to see how many of your favorites make the cut and you will be surprised to see how many favorites you have. Guaranteed to make your mouth water! Read on…"Hindustan Times’ “K2K Food Court”"