There is a certain exotic flair with fusion foods. Everyone loves the popular pairing of Indian cuisine with Chinese cuisine to form “Indo-Chinese” cuisine. With this colorful and flavorful Chili Paneer recipe, we have combined a staple Indian ingredient (Paneer) with the aromatic flavors of Chinese food. Give it a shot!"Chili Paneer Recipe"
With so many holiday parties coming up, we can never have enough easy to make appetizers or finger foods. Try this simple pineapple and cheese appetizer recipe with a little zing and set your holiday spread apart from the rest."Pineapple Cheese Appetizer Recipe for the Holidays"
When comparing nutritional values of vegetables, the sweet potato always comes on top. Packed with complex carbohydrates, fiber and plenty of beta carotene (Vitamin A), the sweet potato can be a nutritious as well as delicious part of a healthy diet. It can also save millions of malnourished children around the world. Try a unique way to enjoy sweet potatoes with this mouth watering Sweet Potato Lettuce Wraps recipe. If you like it, please forward…"Sweet Potato Lettuce Wraps"
There is nothing easier than putting together some chips and dip as an appetizer for your next soiree. At the same time, doesn’t everyone want their guests to think they spent good time and effort? Well, impress your guests with this “Wow” Greek layered dip recipe, but shhhh…don’t tell them how easy it was!"Greek Layered Dip"
Summer always brings back memories of my dad’s garden. With a shovel in hand and sweat on his brow, my father turned our fairly large back yard into a crop producing farm. Rows and rows of plants would flaunt colorful peppers, shiny purple eggplants, bright green okra…the list goes on. As a child, I was less than enthusiastic to help till the earth and pull the weeds. Now as an adult, I can finally appreciate…"Roasted Eggplant & Garlic Dip"
Fresh Basil Pesto is a wonderful thing to have around all year long but unfortunately, basil is a seasonal plant. So when the weather is turning cold and demise of your basil plant is inevitable, put the basil leaves to good use and make this Jalapeno Basil Pesto recipe. Make a big batch of this “pesto with a twist” to use now and freeze the rest for later."Jalapeno Basil Pesto Recipe"
Quick, easy and very healthy! This Sabut Masala Chicken has a very appealing look and a flavor that surpasses all others. The whole spices pop out without being overbearing and overtaking from the main ingredient. Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 20 min Serves: 6 (main course) 10 (appetizer) Ingredients: Boneless Chicken Thighs – 2 1/2 lbs (1 kg) Oil – 3 Tbsp Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp Sauf (Fennel Seeds) – 1 tsp Kalonji…"Sabut Masala Chicken (Chicken with Whole Spices)"
As we explore different ways to enjoy Seitan (Vital Wheat Gluten), this Seitan Stirfry recipe is another one to add to the list. Seitan, commonly known as “veggie meat” can be prepared in bulk and kept refrigerated or frozen. Use it as a great meat replacer or to add protein to your vegetarian diet."Seitan Stirfry"
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"
Sweet potatoes, though called potatoes, are only a distant relative of regular potatoes. They are commonly marketed as “yams” in North America to differentiate them from the firmer white potato even though they belong to a completely different family than the actual “yam” (native to Africa and Asia). When compared to other vegetables in terms of fiber and nutrition, the sweet potato ranked highest in complex carbohydrates, dietary fiber, beta carotene (a vitamin A equivalent…"Healthy Sweet Potato Chaat"
If there’s one thing that comes to mind when you think of Indian appetizers, it has to be Samosa. Vegetable Samosas are triangular pastry crusts filled with a spicy potato mixture and deep fried until golden. They are usually served with Tamarind Chutney or Mint Chutney. Try this delicious samosa recipe for your next party or get-together."Samosa – Indian Appetizer"
Have a party coming up for which you need an appetizer recipe to feed a crowd? Seven Layer Dip (7 Layer Dip) is your answer. Make it ahead and serve this Mexican inspired dip with warm tortillas or chips. Don’t let the name (7 Layer) stop you. Go ahead and add an eighth layer (jalapenos) or ninth layer (salsa). It’s a sure fire crowd pleaser!"Seven Layer Dip"
Most people love Batata Vadas – seasoned potatoes with a crispy chick pea coating. It is a scrumptious snack with Mint/Coriander Chutney, Sweet Tamarind Chutney or just plain Tomato Ketchup. If you’re from Maharastra, you know how to take Batata Vada to a whole new level…Vada Pav! Try this recipe for Batata Vada and see how you can make a meal out of it. Detailed Batata Vada (Vada Pav) Recipe"Batata Vada (Vada Pav) How-to Video"
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"
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 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, A Mexican Side Kick!"
Summer Rolls, most commonly found in Vietnamese cuisine, are a light and healthy alternative to traditional fried spring rolls. Wrapped in rice paper and filled with crisp veggies and herbs, these Summer Rolls are the perfect appetizer or snack. Try this easy “no cooking” recipe with our Peanut Dipping Sauce for your next party!"Summer Rolls How-to Video"
Summer Rolls, most commonly found in Vietnamese cuisine, are a light and healthy alternative to traditional fried spring rolls. Wrapped in rice paper and filled with crisp veggies and herbs, these Summer Rolls are the perfect appetizer or snack. Try this easy “no cooking” recipe with our Peanut Dipping Sauce for your next party!"Summer Rolls with Peanut Dipping Sauce"
With soy gaining reputation as a “super food”, it’s no wonder that many people are turning to tofu as their heart healthy and cancer fighting protein source. According to an article in Reader’s Digest, a recent study of 68,000 Chinese women who ate a soy-rich diet found that 30 percent were less likely to develop colorectal cancer. Similarly, a Japanese study on 14,000 men found that prostate cancer risk was cut by as much as…"Tofu Stir-Fry – Vegetarian Appetizer Recipe"
One time my sister-in-law was over for dinner and I made these crazy potatoes quite by fluke. For quite a while she pressurized me for the recipe. Little did she know what had gone into making them and why I thought they were ‘crazy’! Finally, when I did give her the recipe, this is kinda how the recipe went “so boil and cube the potatoes, open your spice cabinet…left to right, put in a teaspoon…"Masaledar Aloo (Spiced Potatoes)"
Try this versatile recipe for vegetable cutlets. These vegetable cutlets can be jazzed up with chutney or ketchup and served as appetizers. Alternatively, make them a little bigger and place them between a bun for a fantastic veggie burger! Enjoy these wonderful cutlets sometimes also called – Tikkis, patties, tikkiya…!"Vegetable Cutlets Recipe"
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"
Seekh Kebabs 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 ( (also occasionally known as kebap, kabab, kebob, kabob, kibob, kebhav, kephav) ) is a recipe inspired from…"Seekh Kebab Recipe"
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 How-to Video"
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"