• An Array of Indian Desserts
  • Spiced Batter Baked Fish Topped with Dill Pickle Yogurt Raita…and Seattle’s Food
  • The Incredible Parsi Dhansak with Caramelized Basmati Rice and Kachumber Salad
  • Capsicum (Green Bell Pepper) and Potato ‘Subji’- An Indian Vegetable Preparation
  • Spiced Butternut Squash Basmati Rice Pulao (and ‘The Siege’)

Chicken and Vegetable Brown Rice ‘Rainbow’ Pulao

Versatile Chicken and Vegetable Brown Rice 'Rainbow' Pulao makes a Delicious Weeknight Meal, and is a Go-to Color-filled Side for my Spring and Summer Parties.

Colorful, simple and healthful…is the best way to describe this Indian Pulao-style one-pot rice meal.  Chock-full with the delicious goodness of fresh green herbs and aromatic spices, hearty whole-grain brown rice, protein-rich lean chicken and a rainbow of colorful vegetables like red bell pepper, green peas, orange carrot and yellow sweet corn; Chicken and Vegetable… 

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A Spectacular Parsi Culinary Creation: Fish Curry 'Saas ni Macchi' with Basmati Rice Khichri

A Unique Parsi Culinary Creation: ‘Saas ni Macchi’ with Basmati Rice ‘Khichri’

The simplicity of complex flavors in Parsi fish curry ‘Saas ni Macchi’ feels like a symphony on the palate. Unlike most Indian and Parsi curries that depend heavily on spices; the Parsi white curry ‘Saas’ (in my knowledge, Saas is a linguistic diversion of the word Sauce) boasts of only two spice elements: fresh green chili… 

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Lemon and Mint Spicy Quinoa Salad, your Spring and Summer Side For-All-Reasons

Lemon and Mint Spicy Quinoa Salad

This simple quinoa side salad with zest and zing, is my welcome to warmer temperatures, and the possibilities of longer days with more sunlight. Hearty quinoa is cooked in a lemony spiced cooking liquid, hence infusing the whole grain with whole spices like cloves and black peppercorns, to extract maximum flavor. With the refreshing punch… 

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Indian Whole Wheat Flat-bread Paratha with Lightly Spiced Stuffing of Healthy Kale, Cauliflower and Aromatic Roasted Fennel Seeds

Kale and Cauliflower Paratha: A Stuffed Flat-Bread

For the last post of my Indian-Breads Fest, following India’s household bread Chapati-Roti, a homemade version of the popular Naan, and versatile fermented Dosa crepes, is north India’s creation which has become a pan-India staple, stuffed Paratha. Many Indian food fans believe that Indian bread is best consumed in restaurants or as packaged food. With my… 

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Cheese and Parsley Rice-n-Lentil Dosa Crepes and Uthappam Pancakes: Southern India’s Versatile Bread

Cheese and Parsley Rice-n-Lentil Dosa Crepes: Southern India’s Versatile Bread

After the homemade version of India’s much-loved ‘Naan’ bread, this week the Indian-Breads Fest takes on south Indian savory breakfast favorites, crepe-like ‘Dosa’ and its pancake version ‘Uthappam’. Moving from delectable Indian bread dough to delightful Indian bread batters, let’s look at south India’s answer to Chapati-Roti and Naan; thin crisp Dosa and its thicker… 

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Homemade Garlic and Thyme Naan

Homemade Garlic and Thyme Naan

After last week’s warm and comforting Chapati-Roti, this week the Indian-bread Fest takes on a homemade version of India’s much-loved ‘Naan’ bread… I vividly remember the first time I made Tandoori Naan, the feeling of singeing hair on my arm, as it went into a 900 degrees Fahrenheit Tandoor oven, to slap Naan dough laid… 

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Whole Wheat Flour or 'Atta' Chapati, India's Most Common Homemade Bread Version

An Introduction to Delectable Indian Breads…and Step-by-Step Guide to Making Indian Chapati Roti

An Indian kitchen is always stocked with generous quantities of three grains, ready to go at a moment’s notice: rice, lentils and ground whole wheat ‘Atta’ flour.

Most homemade Indian bread is unleavened and flat, made with the above mentioned ‘Atta’, an earthy flour of fiber-filled and protein rich, stone ground whole durum wheat grains.

However, the choice of grain varietals for making Indian bread certainly doesn’t stop at whole or refined wheat.