Eggplant in Exotic Spices

If you are a fan of Aachari Baingan, then try this healthier and quick version of the original favorite in which the eggplant is deep fried. After many experiments, I came up with this recipe to maintain the taste and yet do away with the oil. For those very special occasions, I still revert back to the ‘old faithful’, but to feed my family on a normal basis, this one works great.

"Eggplant in Exotic Spices"

Varan (Maharashtrian Daal)

This no-frills daal recipe was given to me by my Mother-in-Law. Varan is a Maharastrian style daal which tastes great with chapattis or plain white rice.   Ingredients: ToorDaal – 1 cup Water – 3 cups Ginger – 1 tsp, grated Methi Seeds (Fenugreek) – 1/4 tsp Green Chilies – 1 or 2 (to taste), slit length-wise Onion – 1/2 medium, finely diced (optional) Salt – ½ tsp (to taste) Lemon Juice – ½ tsp…

"Varan (Maharashtrian Daal)"

Cabbage Subzi

I always keep some cabbage handy because it has a long shelf life.  It’s great for those days when I can’t think of anything else to make.   Ingredients:  Cabbage – 4 cups finely chopped Oil – 1 tbsp Mustard seeds (Rai) – 1 tsp Channa daal – 1 tbsp Urad daal – 1 tbsp Asafoetida (Hing) – 1 pinch Turmeric (Haldi) – ¼ tsp Curry leaves – 1 sprig Ginger – ½ tsp grated Red chili…

"Cabbage Subzi"

Mung Daal Khichadi

The ultimate Indian comfort food, Khichdi is an easy, healthy and satisfying dish. Try it with Gujarati Kadhi – Yum!! It is a complete meal with proteins, veggies and carbs all in one. Great as baby and toddler food. Ingredients: Basmati rice – 1 ¼ cups Mung Daal – 1 ¼ cups Water – 5 cups Salt – 1 tsp Haldi (turmeric) – ¼ tsp Hing (asofoetida) – 1 pinch Method: 1. Wash Rice and…

"Mung Daal Khichadi"

Paratha/Chapatti

Parathas are an Indian unleavened bread and an integral part of many Indian meals. Any subzi (vegetable) or curry dish can be fabulous when accompanied with fresh, hot parathas. Try this recipe. It’ll be worth your while! Although we refer to this recipe as Chapatti in the video, this is actually a Paratha recipe. The difference between the two is that Chapattis are cooked without oil whereas Parathas are pan fried.

"Paratha/Chapatti"