Focus on Whole Grains: 5 Hearty Sides Recipes

Couscous Chaat, with Flavors Inspired Indian Street Food

Meaty Kebabs and spicy fish Tikkas, flavorful lamb chops and juicy chicken bites are all part of the magic that is summer.  But for today’s post, let’s spare a thought to these sides made with hearty whole grains, each one is a delightfully wholesome serving to complement and complete a meal, whatever the occasion. Indian… 

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Sage, Garlic and Lime Turkey Kebab – Indian Meatballs

Sage, Garlic and Lime Turkey Kebabs, Indian-style Meatballs

Spiced Indian style turkey Kebab or Kavab, shaped like meatballs, make an ideal appetizer or a simple meal; they’re mild enough for kids to handle and flavor-filled for grown-up tastes. Lean ground turkey or ground chicken is converted into a delightful kebab mixture with smoky paprika and the fresh flavors of sage, garlic and lime…. 

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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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