Fruits and Vegetable Summer Salad Recipe

In the middle of summer, we are always striving to eat cooler things, this Summer Salad is fresh, light on the stomach and very colorful. It’s a great salad to take-along for picnics, BBQs, cook-outs, pot-lucks or just a quick, healthy snack. Enjoy this salad by using the fruits that are in season and you will find that this is one dish that never gets old. Enjoy your summer and stay healthy. Here is a…

"Fruits and Vegetable Summer Salad Recipe"

Karela (Bitter gourd) & Onion Subzi Recipe

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"

Bell Pepper (with Chickpea Flour) Subzi

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 –…

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Bhindi (Okra) Raita

Okra Raita is a medley of crisp, crunch, flavor, coolness, eye-appeal and uniqueness. A little patience takes us a long way and is so worth the effort. Okra is a favorite vegetable for a lot of folks, so enjoy this great combination. Prep Time: 20 min. Cook Time: 25 min. Serves: 4 – 6 Ingredients: Bhindi /Okra – 1 lb Oil – 1 tbsp Mustard Seeds – 1/2 tsp Asafoetida – 1/8 tsp Chaat Masala…

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Jack Fruit Pulao

If only I could count the number of ways to make Kathal! Having grown up where we had Jack Fruit trees in our backyard, we had to make dishes that everyone has heard of and some of them we just invented along the way. Kathal Pulao, Biryani, kebabs, pickles, subzi, jams, kheers or payasams….and the list is just endless. Here is one way that is just so simple and flavorful. Enjoy! Prep Time: 30 min…

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Garlic Asparagus, A Vegetarian Side

Sometimes we come across a vegetable that needs very little frills to make it an attractive and tasty dish, Asparagus is top on that list. Here will have prepared the Asparagus with garlic (lots of it) and salt and no other spices and the results are absolutely amazing. The flavor of the Asparagus, the simplicity of the dish and the eye appeal make this a great hit.

"Garlic Asparagus, A Vegetarian Side"

Brussel Sprouts Subzi

Though not a very commonly used vegetable in Indian cooking, Brussel Sprouts have a certain flavor that is so familiar! Yup, they look a miniature version of a cabbage and the taste is very close to it too. This wonderful and easy dish has got it’s health benefits as well: vitamin A, vitamin C, folic acid and dietary fiber. Try these cute brussel sprouts! Prep Time: 15 min Cook Time: 20-25 min Serves: 4 Ingredients:…

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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!

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Lauki with Channa Daal (Dudhi Chana) How-to Video

Lauki (bottle gourd, dhoodhi/dudhi, ghiya) is a type of squash with light green skin and white flesh. Interestingly, as the name suggests, it is one of the first cultivated plants in the world that was grown not for food but as a container. This particular recipe, in which the Dudhi is cooked with Channa Daal, is native to the state of Gujarat, India. It is not only a medley of wonderful flavors, but it also…

"Lauki with Channa Daal (Dudhi Chana) How-to Video"

Lauki with Channa Daal (Dudhi Chana)

Lauki (bottle gourd, dhoodhi/dudhi, ghiya) is a type of squash with light green skin and white flesh. Interestingly, as the name suggests, it is one of the first cultivated plants in the world that was grown not for food but as a container. This particular recipe, in which the dhudhi is cooked with Channa Daal, is native to the state of Gujarat, India. It is not only a medley of wonderful flavors, but it also…

"Lauki with Channa Daal (Dudhi Chana)"

Tindora How-to Video (Indian Vegetable Recipe Video)

Tindora is a green vegetable which is popular in many parts of India and is known by many names (ivy gourd, kovakai, tondli, giloda…just to name a few). It resembles a watermelon but is only the size of your little pinky. Tindora can be cooked as a subzi all by itself or mixed with other vegetables like potato. Tindora are also used in many sambar recipes. When you’re running out of vegetables to cook, don’t…

"Tindora How-to Video (Indian Vegetable Recipe Video)"

Tindora

Tindora is a green vegetable which is popular in many parts of India and is known by many names (ivy gourd, kovakai, tondli, giloda…just to name a few). It resembles a watermelon but is only the size of your little pinky. Tindora can be cooked as a subzi all by itself or mixed with other vegetables like potato. Tindora are also used in many sambar recipes. When you’re running out of vegetables to cook, don’t…

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Turai (Chinese Okra) with Fenugreek (Methi) Subzi Recipe

Turai, Chinese Okra AKA Angled Luffa Gourd is a vegetable that is very low in calories and covers about 20% of RDA of Vitamin C (WOW!). Believe it or not that is true. This simplistic Turai a dish that is truly ‘home-cooking’….Try this great version with Methi (my Fav) and see how you like it.

"Turai (Chinese Okra) with Fenugreek (Methi) Subzi Recipe"

Spicy Tandoori Cauliflower

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…

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Palak Paneer – Spinach with Homemade Cheese

Palak Paneer or Spinach with Homemade Cheese is easily one of the most recognizable and popular Indian dishes. Besides being a staple of Indian restaurants, top Indian chefs such as Sanjeev Kapoor and Tarla Dalal have made it even more popular. Here is our version of this palak paneer recipe. It’s packed with the goodness of spinach and loaded with protein from the paneer, a homemade cheese which doesn’t melt when heated. Try this delicious…

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