I have served this dish as a subzi as well as a salad, on a lot of occasions. It has a very fresh, colorful and light look to it, which is very appealing to the stomach and the eyes."Warm Zucchini Salad"
For those who are addicted to Chinese food and can truly understand the statement ‘I am dying for some Chinese…’, we have this awesome Vegetable Fried Rice that you can make at home and treat those cravings. Eat at home, eat healthy and save some money! Enjoy. Prep Time: 30 min (including making rice) Cook Time: 15 min. Serves: 4 Ingredients: Long Grain Rice – 1 cup Vegetable Broth or Water – 2 cups Salt…"Vegetable Fried Rice"
A beautiful Daal with a soothing, homey feel to it that is sure to satisfy the palate and the soul. Simple, easy and delicious Urad Daal can also be made as easyly on the stove-top in a sauce pan or in a pressure cooker. Enjoy this Gujarati roadside dhabba dish. Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 4 Hours Serves: 4-5 Ingredients: Urad Daal – 1 cup Water – 6 cups Salt – to taste Lemon…"Urad Daal (Slow Cooker Recipe)"
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)"
There are so many ways to flavor rice and today we’re featuring coconut! This Coconut Rice recipe (Thengai Sadam in Tamil) can be made with fresh rice or is a perfect way to use of leftover rice. Give yourself a break after the big holiday weekend and make simple, delicious Coconut Rice!"Coconut Rice – Thengai Sadam"
Spinach and Carrots Pullao (aka Pullav/Pilaf/Pulao) is an amazing dish that always blows me away…so delicious, so colorful, so appealing in every way! The Spinach and carrots nicely spruce up the rice. Serve this delightful dish with any kind of raita and you’ll be hooked for life. For a variation, change out the vegetables or just add in a few more and see what happens to the flavour. Now, if you are looking for a…"Spinach & Carrots Pullao How-to Video"
Congratulations Amy! (entry #61) for winning the UMID mbook. Thank you to everyone who participated in this giveaway! This is a compensated review by BlogHer and Intel. Recently, I had the opportunity to try out a mobile internet device, Intel’s new UMID mbook, the world’s smallest PC. Given its tiny size (6.3 x 3.7 x 0.7 inches, weighing 0.69 lbs) and resembling a fancy compact makeup case, it’s a technology accessory you can take anywhere.…"Enter to win a UMID mbook – The World’s Smallest PC"
Spinach Paratha is a perfect way to enjoy the goodness of spinach. This Indian recipe for unleavened flat bread is a little different from the traditional stuffed version of paratha. The kids will love the fun presentation and they won’t even have to know they’re eating a leafy green vegetable!"Spinach Paratha"
Spicy Tandoori Cauliflower is a perfect holiday dish, or even for a potluck. Amaze your family and your guests with this spectacular dish with an awesome presentation. It is clearly one of the best ways to enjoy a cauliflower. The cauliflower looks so good surrounded by a bed of spicy onion garnishing…it is just out of this world! Make sure everyone puts the garnish on top of their slice of cauliflower. The softness of the…"Spicy Tandoori Cauliflower"
“Sarson Da Saag, Makki di Roti, bhai wah kya swad”…that reminds me of Dara Singh. Anyone having grown up in India knows exactly what I am talking about. Besides the fact that it was Dara Singh saying those famous lines, the sentence holds so very true…the abundance of flavor and nutrition packed in this meal is amazing! The blob of butter on the top completes the meal…you’ve just got to try it the Punjabi way!…"Makki Di Roti (Punjabi Corn Flour Bread)"
Chaas is a yogurt (curd) based dish/drink! Yes, it can be had as a curry or as a drink! It is a refreshing dish/drink, great for the summer and is an ideal accompaniment with Masala Khichadi…the spice of the Masala Kichadi and the soothing taste of the Chaas, things don’t get any better than that!"Chaas How-to Video, A Yogurt Based Indian Recipe Video"
Join us in our latest “Show Me” venture “Show Me The Bargains”. We have just launched ShowMeTheBargains.com, a community powered bargain hunting site. We invite you to come and share the bargains you find as well as benefit from bargains that others on the community have shared. There is no sign up necessary, it’s totally free and easy to use. Without your support, we cannot make this venture a success!"Community powered bargain hunting!"
The unbearable and frustrating act of peeling a mound of Pearl Onions and Garlic can be very intimidating…almost to the point that you “never ever” want to have Onion Sambar again! Watch the video and learn a cool and easy trick that is just makes the whole process actually fun (oops, did I say that out loud?) 😉 Thanks Elora Sharlin, for sharing this with us and our viewers!"Peeling Garlic and Pearl Onions – Tuesday Tip"
In some households, tamarind paste or tamarind concentrate is used on a regular basis. It is readily available at your local Indian or Asian grocery store, but you can make it at home for a fraction of the cost. Having tamarind paste on hand is a big time saver and the best part…its got an incredible shelf life when stored in the refrigerator or freezer. So go ahead and make a batch today!"Homemade Tamarind Concentrate (Paste)"
This recipe for Kosambri or Shredded Carrot Salad most probably originated in the southern parts of India but has been adapted all over. The natural sweetness of carrots mixed in with the tanginess of the lemon juice makes Kosambri one of the tastiest ways to eat raw carrots. Try this recipe and enjoy the health benefits of carrots – an A+ vegetable!"Kosambri (Shredded Carrot Salad)"
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"
When we talk about pickles, Fresh Mango Pickle is top on our list. Now we have not figured out if we eat pickle with food or food with pickle! What we love about this one is the crunch in the mango and it can go from the refrigerator to your plate to your stomach in less than an hour…how cool is that? This Fresh Mango Pickle is from South India and is called Maangaa Curry…"Fresh Mango Pickle"
How many times have you been unimpressed by the lack of flavor of some store bought rasam powders? Many of these powders or masalas start out fresh and flavorful but lose their potency over time, especially if you don’t use them very often. How do you combat this problem, you ask? Simple…make you own fresh rasam powder at home with this easy Homemade Rasam Powder recipe."Homemade Rasam Powder"
Chicken Vindaloo is a dish that needs no introduction. A famous, often fiery, red curry from Goa, vindaloo has made a name for itself in the world of books. Like the beautiful land of Goa, it is calm and inviting on the surface but oozing with depths of flavor and spices. You can’t rush Vindaloo… it takes time, patience and a little effort but it is worth it’s weight in gold 🙂 Soaking Time: 30…"Chicken Vindaloo"
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"
Soups do not have to be limited to winter-time. Daal Soup can be enjoyed anytime of the year. It is so hearty and filling, that we really do not need anything else with it. But if you are one that has to have bread, rice or chapatis…go ahead and do just that! You will love it either way you have it."Daal (Split Bean) Soup"