Chan-Toor Dal (Channa & Toor)

A simple dish with a simple name – Dal (Daal, Dhal) yet packed with proteins and the thousands of ways it can be made! There is no right or wrong way and no bad way either. The amazing thing is that if you change one little ingredients or mix a few daals, you get this amazing new creation. Here is a wonderful combination of Channa Dal and Tur Daal in perfect harmony that’ll make you…

"Chan-Toor Dal (Channa & Toor)"

Papad Ki Subzi (Rajasthani Cuisine)

Another great Dish inspired from the colorful state of Rajasthan. Papad Ki Subzi needs very few ingredients and has a flavor that is distinct and fabulous. Easy to make and great for days when we have not a whole lot of vegetables in the fridge to work with. It tastes great not just with Bajra Roti but also with any other type of Chapatis, Parathas or Breads. Prep Time: 15 min Cook Time: 25 min…

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Cool Mint Cucumber Soup

Cucumber and Mint both spell “Summer”, “Refreshing”, “Cool”! This wonderful Cold Soup is a great alternative to the warm, hot soup that we are more familiar with. Try this awesome, simple yet cool soup over the summer for a party or better yest, a barbecue! For garnish add a sprig of fresh Mint and a slice of Cucumber and enjoy! Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 5 min Chill Time: 1 hour Serves: 4-6 Ingredients:…

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Chicken Kofta Curry

The best way to describe Chicken Kofta Curry is Spiced Meatballs in Spiced (not “spicy”) Curry. The ground/minced meat makes the koftas smooth and full of flavor. The curry, or sauce takes that flavor to another level making it delectably different from other meat dishes. This great make-ahead Chicken Kofta Curry recipe is perfect for a party or large crowd. Simple, easy, flavorful and a crowd pleaser…you can’t go wrong with this one! Prep Time:…

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Chicken Curry in a Hurry

We’re not lying when we say “Chicken Curry in a Hurry”! In less than 30 minutes, you’ll be on your way to enjoying this scrumptious chicken curry in a flavorful and creamy sauce. This quick and easy chicken curry recipe is perfect for students, bachelors or anyone looking for a fast, yet satisfying meal. It also makes a great pot luck dish with very little effort.

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Bengali Shrimp Curry (Chingri Malaikari)

This superbly mild (of course, can be made spicy) and creamy curry has the shrimp melting in your mouth. The soft and the juicy shrimp are a seafood lovers delight. One of the most popular and recognizable Bengali dishes will have you licking your fingers. Like all other regions and states, each region has it’s own style of making the dish. Enjoy this great version shared by Sayanti Chanda. Thank you, Sayanti! Prep Work: 10…

"Bengali Shrimp Curry (Chingri Malaikari)"

Queso Dip

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…

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Salsa, Mexican Vegetarian Dip

Life wouldn’t be the same without Salsa – the dance and the dip, both amazing. Here we are going to talk about the ‘dip’ or the condiment that is the highlight to of any Mexican meal. Fresh, delicious, easy, satisfying and fantastic! You’ll never want to eat out of a bottle again! Thanks, Sangita for this great recipe. Now for the other ‘salsa’, the dance, we think we’ll just leave that to the pros… Enjoy!…

"Salsa, Mexican Vegetarian Dip"

Kadhai Chicken 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.

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Kadhai Chicken

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. Prep Time:20…

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Vella Dosa – Sweet Jaggery Pancake

Vella is Jaggery in Tamil, hence the name Vella Dosa. Sweet Jaggery Dosa has a very special place in our home, it is always made on the spur of the moment. We love the fact that it does not need as much planning as other dosas do. Quick, fast, easy and so so good… Prep Time: 30 min Cook Time: 2-3 min each dosa Makes: 10-12 dosas Ingredients: Whole Wheat Flour – 1 cup Rice…

"Vella Dosa – Sweet Jaggery Pancake"

Sticky Dosa Tawa

There is just no point crying about the dosa sticking to the tawa. And of course it will happen when you have a group of hungry mouths to feed! Now all you have to do is watch this video and learn how not to get dosa sticking to your cast iron pan or tawa. This tip is very simple to use. Another day and another beautiful dosa, life is good!

"Sticky Dosa Tawa"

Black Bean & Corn Dip How-to Video

This is one of the recipes we made during our live video chat show on Friday. If you have not stopped by to chat live with us, please come see us on any Friday at 1:30PM Central. Try this Black Bean and Corn Dip next time you are having a get together. It takes just minutes to make and is served with Tortilla chips. It’s fresh, healthy and your friends will be asking for more!…

"Black Bean & Corn Dip How-to Video"

Vegetable Fried Rice

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…

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Meethe Chawal aka Sweet Rice

Meethe Chawal which literally translastes as Sweet Rice aka Gur (jaggery) Chawal (Rice) is very simple recipe which can be served as a snack or as a dessert. It is very easy and quick to make and really enjoyed by kids. Prep time: 20 minutes (including soaking time) Cook Time: 20 min Serves – 6 Ingredients: Basmati Rice – 1 cup Hot Water – 2 cups Jaggery – 3/4 cup Ghee/ Clarified Butter – 1.5…

"Meethe Chawal aka Sweet Rice"

Quick Soak Beans Tip

What a busy world we live in today! Sometimes just getting a hot meal on the table is hard for a lot of us. Preplanning the next days meal and remembering to soak the beans overnight can sounld like an insurmountable task. This Quick Tip will help you take the fear out of pre-planning and fearlessly make the beans without any hesitation. Enjoy your beans today… Method: 1. Wash and rinse the beans. 2. Soak…

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Tindora Pickle How-to Video

Some pickles do not require weeks of prep work and we love those kinds. Here is a great recipe shared with us by Kinnari. This Tindora Pickle has everything going for it…the taste, the color, the ease of making it! In short, it has stolen our hearts:-) Tindora Pickle will WOW you as well! Just watch the video and you’ll be drooling as well… Detailed recipe, click here!

"Tindora Pickle How-to Video"

Tindora Pickle

Some pickles do not require weeks of prep work and we love those kinds. Here is a great recipe shared with us by Kinnari. This Tindora Pickle has everything going for it…the taste, the color, the ease of making it! In short, it has stolen our hearts:-) Tindora Pickle will WOW you as well! Just watch the video and you’ll be drooling as well… Ingredients: Tindora – 3/4 lb (350g) Salt – to taste White…

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