Peanut and Cucumber Salad in a Tempered Dressing

Peanut and Cucumber Salad in a Tempered Dressing

With summer rolling in, I’m all for low-cook recipes that come together with minimal effort and maximum flavor. Today’s peanut and cucumber salad in a tempered dressing fits the bill perfectly. Diced cucumber, fresh green mint and cilantro are seasoned and dressed in a warm tempering of peanuts, spices and an optional touch of grated… 

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Lemony Masala Mahi-Mahi Fish Tikka Kebab

Mouthwatering Bites of Tandoor-style Spiced Mahi-Mahi Fish Tikka Kebab

A simple blend of Indian spices (masala) and a generous dash of lemon can turn a rather bland piece of fish into pure magic… Take it a step further and put the spice marinated tikka-size fish on a hot outdoor grill, and you’ve got mouthwatering bites of tandoor-style fish tikka kebab. While I’ve used Mahi-Mahi… 

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Homemade Indian Naan…Gets Grilled

Homemade Indian Naan Gets Grilled

One of the most enthusiastic reactions to a recipe on this site has been for my Homemade Garlic and Thyme Naan, which was part of the recent Indian bread series.  Behold Indian Naan dough that comes as close to a real-deal Tandoori naan as possible in a homemade version. Plus the handy list of ideas for… 

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Green Garlic and Chilies Scrambled Eggs Baguette, a Parsi Favorite Revisited

Parsi Favorite Green Garlic and Chilies Scrambled Eggs Topped with Cheese and Slathered over a Crusty Baguette

In this easy recipe, I’ve turned a Parsi scrambled eggs childhood favorite ‘Marcha Lasan Nu Endu’ into a rather stylish delicious bite. The Parsi love of eggs has often been mentioned on my site; to revisit a few egg classics, click here and here and here and here. Growing up in a Parsi family means… 

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

A Spectacular Parsi Culinary Creation: Fish Curry '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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