If you are looking to add some variety to your everyday chapati or roti, try adding different grain flours. This Multigrain Chapati recipe (Multigrain Roti Recipe) incorporates 5 different grains to give a delicious rustic flair to regular chapati. You can find these flours at either your local Indian grocery store or whole foods/bulk store."Multigrain Chapati Recipe"
Now give us a good reason why the grown-ups should be left out when the kids eat that yummy Mac ‘n’ Cheese! Here is a recipe for ‘Desi’ Mac (macaroni and cheese) and as the name suggests, it is full of flavor and other goodies that you will proud to eat as well as feed it to your family!"Desi Mac (Macaroni and Cheese with a twist) How-to Video"
A home-cooked meal brings warmth to the stomach and to the heart. This dish is one that evokes those feelings – a dish that is usually cooked “just at home” and never have we seen it served at a restaurant. The simpleness and the depth of flavor in this dish is not easily forgettable. Enjoy the simple pleasures in life… Prep Time: 15 min Cook Time: 15 min Serves: 4-5 Ingredients: Bell Peppers/Capsicum/Shimla Mirch –…"Bell Pepper (with Chickpea Flour) Subzi"
The aromas in the house are going to drive the neighbors insane so make sure you make enough to share with everyone 🙂 This oh-so-grown-up cake and it’s intensity of flavors are going to make you feel like a pro. Enjoy this wonderful cake with a cup of Tea, with breakfast or as a dessert (with ice-cream…)! Prep Time: 20 min Bake Time: 40-45 min Makes: approx. 10 slices Ingredients: Filling/Topping: Unsalted Butter – 1…"Chai Masala Cake (Masala Tea Cake)"
Tuna Fish is packed with healthy goodness. This is what 1 serving has to offer: 1 gram of fat 0 carbs 20 grams of protein Amazed? Here is a recipe to spruce it up and stay healthy. Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 15 min Serves – 4 Ingredients: Tuna – 2, 6oz cans (packed in water) Oil – 1 Tbsp Onions – 1 medium, chopped Ginger – 1 Tbsp, minced Garlic – 1 Tbsp,…"Tuna Fish Subzi"
Karela or Bitter Gourd is exactly as the name suggests – bitter. Despite it’s bitterness and when made well, it is a very enjoyable dish. Karela is also known for it’s health benefits – good for liver, skin, cleanses blood amongst others. Enjoy our version with a dash of tartness and a hint of sweet, just enough to make you forget you are eating and enjoying Karela or Bitter Gourd! Prep Time: 10 min Cook…"Karela (Bitter gourd) & Onion Subzi Recipe"
Dry Garlic Chutney (lasoon chutney) is a signature condiment for Vada Pav, but don’t limit yourself with this very versatile and all purpose chutney recipe. Try it with Pav Bhaji or instead of pickle with your next meal. Garlic chutney can be rolled with a plain chapati or roti for a little snack on the go. Garlic lovers…this one’s for you!"Garlic Chutney How-to Video"
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"
Bhindi (or Okra or Ladyfinger) is always welcome on the table. The stuffing and the fact that Okra is left whole, gives this dish a very unique look. This particular dish is easy, quick and finger-licking good! You don’t believe us? Give it a shot! Stuffed Okra Recipe"Stuffed Okra 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"
Since there’s never a shortage of Indian festivals, it helps to have simple yet delicious desserts on hand for your family and friends. Watch this video for Cracked Wheat Payasam and serve it as a alternative to the standard kheer recipe. The richness of the coconut milk and unique sweetness of jaggery make this dessert perfect, even for large gatherings."Cracked Wheat Payasam How-to Video"
Guacamole is a great addition to a Mexican meal, it adds a great dimension and a flavor that is unparalleled to anything else. The smooth texture of the avocados, the medley of color and an amazing flavor are all brought together in this one side dish! Enjoy this Guacamole recipe as a dip with tortillas chips or as an accompaniment to your Mexican fare."Guacamole How-to Video"
For all the pure vegetarians and vegans out there (and people trying to save a few calories or egg or those with egg allergies), this one’s for you! Try this wonderful egg substitute tip the next time you bake or need an egg in a recipe. Of course, you won’t be able to make an omelet, but the possibilities are far and wide."Egg Substitute – Kitchen Tips"