Channa Daal Halwa – Indian Dessert Recipe

“You can’t ever have enough Dessert recipes”! Well said! This one is definitely one that takes me back home – to a very comfortable and a warm place. Easy to make and very hearty, and I love to make desserts at home as I can control the sugar amounts and make it to my taste. Enjoy this special Halwa. Soak Time: 3 hours minimum Cook Time: 30 minutes Serves: 4-5 Ingredients: Channa Daal – 1/2…

"Channa Daal Halwa – Indian Dessert Recipe"

Spinach Curry Indian Vegetarian Recipe (Keerai Molagutal)

Keerai Milagootal is best described as “home food”, it is not a dish that is found in restaurants. It is comfort food for the soul. This dish is a typical Palakkad style dish and is similar to Spinach with Daal, but the proportions are different and the addition of coconut gives it a very unique flavor. Enjoy! Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes Serves: 6-8 Step 1: Spinach – 8 cups, tightly packed,…

"Spinach Curry Indian Vegetarian Recipe (Keerai Molagutal)"

Rice Flour Rotis (Chawal Atta Chapatis)

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)"

Kale Subzi – Indian Style Vegetarian Recipe

Kale has recently come to finally get it’s dues as a very healthy leafy vegetable. It is very high in fiber and low in calories, contains many vitamins. Kale is not associated with Indian cooking so it is great to be able to incorporate it in an Indian meal. This recipe is quick, easy, has lots of textures and you get to use every inch of it. Live happy and live healthy. Prep Time: 10…

"Kale Subzi – Indian Style Vegetarian Recipe"

Winter Sheera Recipe – Home Remedy to build Immunity during the Winters

This simple quick and easy drink is perfect for the Winters and to tide you over the cold days. A typical “nanima-ke-nuske” (grandmother’s remedies) & I am here in Chicago right now and it is just perfect for this time of the year! All the ingredients for Winter Sheera have a lot of health benefits: Ghee – considered the liquid gold, Haldi/Turmeric – considered one of the healthiest spices Besan – great for the winters…

"Winter Sheera Recipe – Home Remedy to build Immunity during the Winters"

Green Papaya Subzi – Vegetarian Recipe

Ever gone for groceries and been bored just looking at some of the vegetables? It’s okay, it happens to all of us, try this unripened Papaya Subzi or Curry and add a new and interesting dish to your usual dishes. The other good news is that Green Papayas are available all round the year and health-wise is great for you too, it is full of anti-oxidants, great for your digestion and immune system…enough reasons? Prep…

"Green Papaya Subzi – Vegetarian Recipe"

Pineapple (Anannas) Raita – Indian Vegetarian Yogurt Recipe

We love the trilogy of savory, a bit of sweet and a hint of spice in our foods and if you do too, this is spot on for you! The pineapple provides a beautiful sweetness and freshness to the usual raitas we end up making. Enjoy layers of flavors and tantalize your taste buds! Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 5 min Chill Time: 2 hours Serves: 4-8 Ingredients: Yogurt / Curds / Dahi –…

"Pineapple (Anannas) Raita – Indian Vegetarian Yogurt Recipe"

Raw Mango with Mung Daal Indian Vegetarian Recipe

It’s mango season somewhere in the world! Cooking with mangoes and using them in unique ways just adds to the excitement for the die-hard Mango-lovers. Here we have used raw mango, mostly used in pickles, along with the mild Mung Daal so the focus is solely on the mango flavor. The two seasonings adds a different dimension and levels of flavor. Enjoy this dish with rice or with chapatis. Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time:…

"Raw Mango with Mung Daal Indian Vegetarian Recipe"

Khatta Meetha Kaddu Subzi (Kabocha Squash) Indian Recipe

This quick & easy Kaddu ki Subzi is just that. It is a very typical Punjabi dish with is served with Puris and Aloo (Potato). The amazing balance of the sweet, sour, spicy and a hint of bitter is the key to the success of mastering this Kabocha Dish. Enjoy this amazing marriage of flavors the next time you get a chance! Prep Time: 15 min Cook Time: 30 min Serves: 4-6 Ingredients: Kabocha Squash…

"Khatta Meetha Kaddu Subzi (Kabocha Squash) Indian Recipe"

Shahi Kheer Dessert Recipe (Paneer ki Kheer)

Shahi Khir is a dessert fit for the kings, hence the name. Shahi means rich, royal…The abundance of dry fruits and Panir in this Kheer make it a rich dessert. The textures of the chopped dry fruits, the softness of the paneer, the creaminess of the milk, make for a suprise-in-every-bite-kinda-dessert. Enjoy this deconstructed Ras-Malai at home without all the drama. Prep Time: 10min Cook Time: 30min Serves: 5-6 Ingredients: Whole Milk – 4 cups…

"Shahi Kheer Dessert Recipe (Paneer ki Kheer)"

Lauki & Methi Subzi (Bottle gourd & Fenugreek Leaves Dish) Indian Recipe

If you know what’s good for you, you’d be running to the kitchen to make this right away! I, for one LOVE Methi Leaves and cannot get enough of it, so finding new recipes is a moment of joy for me, seriously! Two power packed vegetables together, the Bottle Gourd and the Fenugreek Leaves,it does not get better than this. Prep Time: 15 min Cook Time: 20 min Serves: 4-6 Ingredients: Bottle gourd (Lauki/Doodhi/Ghiya) –…

"Lauki & Methi Subzi (Bottle gourd & Fenugreek Leaves Dish) Indian Recipe"

Chickpea Felafel Recipe

The crisp and crunchy exterior and the soft, moist, and ooh, so flavorful inside…now, that can mean only one thing – Felafel! Now if you have to get off your diet for one fried food, it should be this one, it will be so worth it. Felafels are very versatile and can be had as appetizers, snacks or mains. They are a great vegetarian option for fillings in pita pockets. Added bonus is that they…

"Chickpea Felafel Recipe"

Gluten Free Rice Sticks Upma Recipe

Upma is a satisfying and flavorful breakfast or lunch goto item. It is made from semolina (suji/sooji), a wheat product, and makes it impossible for people with celiac disease or gluten intolerance to enjoy it. As with many gluten free substitutions, rice comes to the rescue once again…this time in the form of thin rice noodles (rice sticks). Try this delicious gluten-free rice sticks upma recipe for a variation to the traditional upma. Oh…and we’d…

"Gluten Free Rice Sticks Upma Recipe"

Neer Dosa, South Indian Crepe

Neer Dosa is a soft and a “melt-in-your-mouth” dosa and there is no better way to describe it. The softness is amazing and the mild flavor with a hint of coconut is what makes you go back for more and more. In today’s world, when life can be so hectic, this Neer Dosa comes as a breath of fresh air. Thank you Divya Giri, for sharing this wonderful recipe with all of us. Soak Time…

"Neer Dosa, South Indian Crepe"

Tandoori Broccoli

Imagine Tandoori – just healthier…and prettier…and yummier and so different! Impossible, right? Well, wait till you try the Tandoori Broccoli! Finger-licking good is the only way we can describe this Tandoori Broccoli Dish. Serve it up as an appetizer or as a side to a meal and WOW everyone. Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 20 min Serves: 4 (as a side) and 6-8 (as an appetizer) Ingredients: Broccoli Florets – 1lb (approx) Pot of…

"Tandoori Broccoli"

Gluten Free Apple Crumble

Disclaimer: Mangala Deshmukh is NOT a licensed Dietician/ Nutritionist. The information on this website is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only, and is not intended to diagnose, cure or treat any medical or other condition. Always seek the advice of your health provider prior to starting any diet. You will enjoy making this quick and easy dessert which tastes delicious with whipped cream, or can be enjoyed warm from the oven by those who…

"Gluten Free Apple Crumble"

Gluten Free Rainbow Puri

Disclaimer: Mangala Deshmukh is NOT a licensed Dietician/ Nutritionist. The information on this website is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only, and is not intended to diagnose, cure or treat any medical or other condition. Always seek the advice of your health provider prior to starting any diet. Colorful and gluten free rainbow puris are excellent take alongs. Make the dough the previous evening and refrigerate it.. Pull it out at least half an…

"Gluten Free Rainbow Puri"

Blackeyed Peas Curry (Slow Cooker Recipe)

Black Eyed Peas are a a great addition to any diet. They are high in fiber and are also a great source of potassium. This simple dish is home-cooking, easy to make yet packed with flavor and nutritional value. The slow-cooker recipe makes it a breeze in the kitchen. Soak Time: 8 hours Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 6 hours (Slow Cooker) 30 minutes (Stove-top) Serves: 4 Ingredients: Dried Black Eyed Peas – 1…

"Blackeyed Peas Curry (Slow Cooker Recipe)"

Sprouted Mung Bhel Chaat – Healthy Salad

It’s time for a healthy twist to the famous Bhel Puri that we all love so much. Sprouted mung beans provide a nutritious and protein rich base for this snack or no-fuss lunch. Make this easy sprouted mung bhel recipe ahead of time for picnics, parties or for road-trips and you can be rest assured that your stomach and your heart will be satisfied. Soaking and Sprouting Time: 2 days Prep Time: 10 min Serves:…

"Sprouted Mung Bhel Chaat – Healthy Salad"

Mango Pulissery (Sweet Mango Curry)

Mango season is here and we wanted to share some of the beautiful dishes that can be created with this King of Fruits! This Pulissery (Puliserri) recipe is from Kerala and is great as a part of the traditional Sadhya meal for Vishu or Onam. The combination of flavors in this dish are mind blowing – it’s sweet from the Mango, sourness from the Yogurt and the spice kick from the Chilies. It is also…

"Mango Pulissery (Sweet Mango Curry)"

Gluten Free Eggless Chocolate Cake

Disclaimer: Mangala Deshmukh is NOT a licensed Dietician/ Nutritionist. The information on this website is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only, and is not intended to diagnose, cure or treat any medical or other condition. Always seek the advice of your health provider prior to starting any diet. Everyone loves chocolate, and what better than a delicious cake served with hot chocolate sauce or a dollop of ice cream? I prepare a couple of…

"Gluten Free Eggless Chocolate Cake"

Quinoa Pulao Recipe

Quinoa is the wonder food that is often referred to as “a complete protein” amongst plant-based foods. A grain-like seed originally from Peru, Quinoa contains a balanced set of essential amino acids needed for human health. It cooks in the same way as rice and can often be substituted in rice dishes. Try this Quinoa Pulao recipe and enjoy the health benefits and wonderful taste of Quinoa!

"Quinoa Pulao Recipe"

Gluten-free Chapati

Disclaimer: Mangala Deshmukh is NOT a licensed Dietician/ Nutritionist. The information on this website is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only, and is not intended to diagnose, cure or treat any medical or other condition. Always seek the advice of your health provider prior to starting any diet. For a child or adult allergic to gluten, Chapati or Paratha is by far the most missed item in an Indian meal. Try this Gluten-free Chapati…

"Gluten-free Chapati"

Gluten-Free Basic Flour Mix

Disclaimer: Mangala Deshmukh is NOT a licensed Dietician/ Nutritionist. The information on this website is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only, and is not intended to diagnose, cure or treat any medical or other condition. Always seek the advice of your health provider prior to starting any diet. We usually turn to Rice when confronted with wheat allergy or the need to stay away from Gluten. Rice flour is the base of most cake,…

"Gluten-Free Basic Flour Mix"

Introducing Allergy Free Recipes on SMTC

ShowMeTheCurry.com is very proud to introduce Mangala Deshmukh. Mangala Aunty will be joining our team and help us and our viewers with Allergy-Free recipes. We have had some phenomenal feedback from viewers who have to deal with this and we are seeing this becoming more and more common. Please feel free to ask questions or give your input about recipes or tips. This is an open discussion and you as our viewers are a very…

"Introducing Allergy Free Recipes on SMTC"

Bajra ki Roti (Millet Flat Bread 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)"