• Mint and Tomato Basmati Rice
  • Black Pepper Lemon and Tarragon Chicken Tikka
  • Parsley and Potato Raita: a Refreshing Yogurt Salad
  • Indian Summer Beverage Inspirations: Lassi and Coolers
  • The Ultimate Spicy Veggie Burger Patty

Brown Rice Cranberry Salad

Brown Rice Cranberry Salad

As the weather begins to cool down, my choice of salads start changing too. Around this of year, a heartier brown rice salad feels more appropriate as a meal accompaniment, than green salad.  In my easy two-step brown rice cranberry salad recipe below, the nutty flavors of brown rice complement the sweetness of seasonal dried… 

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Diwali-inspired Almond and Pumpkin Fudge Laddu

Diwali Sweets: Visions of Delight

As Indians all over the globe celebrate Diwali this upcoming week, I’ve dug through my collection of pictures to bring you a visual feast of Diwali sweets or ‘Mithai’ as they’re called back in India. Turns out, I take a lot of pictures of sweets. Clicking on many of these photographs will get you to recipes for… 

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My Spice Quote for Today

Food Thoughts

As I take a break from cooking, some ‘pinteresting’ food thoughts from my Pinterest board dedicated to food quotes.  Laugh, Ponder, Enjoy! See ya next week…              

Which Chili Pepper is Right for You? Fresh Red or Green Chili Peppers, Dried Red Chili Peppers, Ground Dried Red Chili Peppers

Cooking with Chili Peppers: Cornerstone of Indian Food

One weekend, on a whim, my husband and I picked up a pack of ‘Bhut Jolokia’, one of the spiciest chili peppers in the world. We decided to test our spice tolerance, and chopped it up fresh in vegetables and vindaloo. Then, we dried the rest of the Bhut Jolokia peppers to make homemade hot sauce for… 

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Potato and Cottage Cheese ‘Aloo Paneer’ Pizza

Potato and Cottage Cheese ‘Aloo Paneer’ Pizza

If you’ve never tasted Indian Aloo Paneer, potatoes and cottage cheese stir-fried in spices, I’d suggest you try it out right away.  The non-curry, stir-fry version of Aloo Paneer I’ve prepared in today’s recipe, is as simple as any Indian meal can get… Paneer is one of the few fresh cheeses to hold its shape… 

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Parsi Chicken Bafat, a Good Ole Home-cooked Family Meal

Parsi Chicken Bafat, a Good Ole Home-cooked Meal

This Parsi specialty, to me, brings back childhood memories of family dinners around our cozy dining table. As we kids chatted about our day at school, all five of us would happily soak up the home-cooked goodness of Parsi chicken Bafat, at times made with mutton in place of chicken. Now-a-days, the sight of my… 

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One of the 5 ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS THAT MAKE INDIAN MEALS A HEALTHY CHOICE (Click to Read the Article)

Healthy Living

Healthy lifestyles need a holistic approach revolving around real food, green living and adequate exercise built into our days. Growing up in a simpler time in India, home-cooked meals made with farm fresh vegetables, sustainable seafood and un-tampered meats were a given. Daily walking or biking to school was not a choice but a requirement… 

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