Chutney for Momos

Ingredients: Ripe Tomatoes – 2, cut length-wise Dry Red Chillies or Kashmiri Chillies – to taste Water – 1 cup Salt – to taste Sugar – 1/2 tsp or as needed

Fruit and Yogurt Parfait – Healthy Dessert

Ingredients: Greek Yogurt – 1 cup Almond Meal – 2 Tbsp (grind whole almonds using a coffee grinder or other mixie) Honey – to taste Mango – 1, pureed (reserve few whole pieces to garnish) Granola – 1 to 2 Tbsp Caramelized Almonds – 1 to 2 TbspFruit and Yogurt Parfait – Healthy Dessert

Meethi Matri

Ingredients 1 cup all purpose flour (maida, plain flour) 1 tablespoon sooji (rava, semolina) 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds crushed 2 tablespoon oil Approx. 1/3 cup of lukewarm water Oil to fry Syrup 3/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup water Garnish 1/2 teaspoon crushed cardamom 2 teaspoons pistachios crushed

Coconut Rajma (Kidney Beans) Curry

Ingredients: Dry Kidney Beans (Rajma) – 2 cups, soaked in 6 cups of water for 6-8 hrs or overnight. Salt – 2 tsp or to taste Water – 6 cups Oil – 1 Tbsp Mustard Seeds – 1/2 tsp Cinnamon Stick – 1 inch piece Black Cardamom – 1 Green Cardamom – 2 Cloves – […]

Sambal Chilli Sauce (Home made)

Ingredients: Red Chillies (fleshy kinds) – 150gm / 1/3lb Garlic – 1 bulb, peeled Oil – 4 tbsp Salt – to taste Water – 1 cup (minus 2 tbsp) Vinegar – 2 tbsp (optional)

Palak Paneer

Ingredients: Spinach – 16 oz, washed and chopped if leaves are large Water – 1 cup Green Chilies – 1 to 2, slit (optional) Oil – 3 Tbsp Paneer – 7 to 10 oz, cubed (can be store bought or homemade ) Cinnamon Stick – 1 inch piece Onions – 2 cups, diced Ginger – […]

Sarson Ka Saag – Mustard Greens with Spinach

Ingredients 4 cups packed mustard leaves chopped (sarson) 4 cups packed spinach leaves chopped (palak) 1 tablespoon ginger finely shredded 2 green chili chopped (adjust to taste) 1teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon turmeric 1/4 cup corn flour (maki ka atta, maize) 4 tablespoons ghee/ clarified butter For seasoning 2 tablespoons clarified butter (ghee) 1/2 teaspoon cumin […]

Chilli Chicken

Ingredients: Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs – 1lb (approx 1/2 kg) Salt – to taste Pepper- to taste Cornstarch – 1.5 tbsp Dry Red Chilli – 4-5 or to taste, cut Oil – 4 tbsp Ginger – 2 tbsp, minced Garlic – 2 tbsp, minced Green Chillies – to taste, slit Onion – 1/2 medium, chopped […]

Mung Daal with Dill Leaves

Ingredients: Mung Daal – 1 cup Dill Leaves – a handful, chopped Oil – 1 tbsp Cumin Seeds (Jeera) – 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder/Haldi – 1/8th tsp Asofoetida/Hing – 1/8th tsp Curry Leaves – 1 sprig Garlic – 1 tbsp, chopped Green Chillies – to taste, chopped Salt – to taste Water – 4 cups […]

Vermicelli Upma

Ingredients: 1-1/2 cup vermicelli roasted, available in Indian grocery stores 1/2 cup carrots cut into small pieces 1/2 cup green beans cut into small pieces 1/2 cup corn kernels I am using frozen corn 3 tablespoons oil 1 teaspoon mustard seeds/rai 8-10 curry leaves 1/4 teaspoon turmeric/haldi 1 green chili finely chopped 1-1/4 teaspoons of […]

Garlic Mushroom Couscous

Ingredients: Couscous – 1 cup Baby Bella Mushroom – 8 oz, washed and sliced Water – 1.5 cups Salt – 1 tsp or to taste Lemon/Lime Juice – 1 tbsp plus additional for garnish Olive oil – 1 tbsp Garlic – 5 large cloves, minced Green Chillies – to taste, chopped

Homemade Panir and Masala Paneer (Indian Cheese)

Ingredients: Whole Milk – 8 cups Lemon Juice – 1/4 cup For Masala Paneer: Salt – to taste Cumin Seeds – to taste, roasted and powdered Dry Red Chilli – to taste, roasted and powdered Fresh Cilantro Leaves – to taste, chopped

Burfi

Ingredients: Chickpea Flour (Besan) – 1 cup Sugar – 2 cups Heavy Cream – 1 cup Clarified Butter (Ghee) – 1 cup Shredded Coconut – 1 cup Choice of Dry Fruits – 1 cup, chopped

Chickpea and Spinach Spread

Ingredients: 1 15oz can chickpeas (garbanzo beans, kabule chana,) 2 tablespoons roasted sesame seeds (til) 1 cup spinach leaves all the stems removed 1-1/2 teaspoon salt 2 serrano green chili chopped, adjust to taste 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons olive oil

Baked Crispy Paneer Sandwiches

Ingredients: Paneer Pickle Masala Panko Breadcrumbs Butter Tandoori Masala Salt

Baked Tandoori Chicken Strips

Ingredients: Chicken Breasts – 1 lb (approx 1/2 kg) Salt – to taste Panko Bread Crumbs – 1 cup (approx Tandoori Masala – 2 tsp + 1 tsp Butter – 3 tbsp

Green Peas Stuffed Parathas

Ingredients: Green Peas – 1 1/2 cup (12oz pkt) (fresh or frozen) Green chilli – to taste Garlic – 1 tbsp, minced Cilantro chopped – 10 sprigs, approx Salt – as per taste Ghee – 1 tbsp Cumin Seeds – 1/2 tsp For the Dough: Whole Wheat Flour – 1.5 cup Oil – 3 tsp […]

Chicken Kabob

Ingredients: 1 ½ pounds of Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast, cut into 2” pieces Juice of ½ of an Orange Juice of ½ of a Lemon Zest of ½ of an Lemon Zest of ½ of an Orange ½ Tbsp of Honey 4 Cloves of Garlic 2 tsp of Freshly Chopped Rosemary 2 Tbsp of Olive […]

Peach Ginger Lassi

Ingredients: Peach – 1 Ginger – 1/2 inch piece Mint Leaves – few Yogurt – 1/2 cup Water – approx 1/2 cup depending on desired consistency. Ice – few cubes For Sweet Lassi, Add: Honey – to taste Salt – pinch For Savory Lassi, Add: Salt – to taste Lime Juice – to taste Chili […]

Mixed Daal with Amaranth Seeds

Goan Fish Curry

INGREDIENTS 1 tbsp ground turmeric 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tbsp garam masala 6 mackerel fillets (600g) 1 large onion 2 cloves of garlic thumb-sized piece of ginger 1 fresh green chilli ½ tsp dried chilli 1 tbsp ground coriander 1 tsp fennel seeds 1 lime 1 aubergine glug of vegetable oil 1 tin of […]

Sindhi Kadhi (Vegetables in Gram Flour Gravy)

Ingredients 1/2 cup gram flour (besan) 3 tablespoons oil 1/2 teaspoon fenugreek seeds (mathi) 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera) 1/8 teaspoon asafetida (hing) 3 whole red peppers Approx. 10 curry leaves 1/2 teaspoon turmeric (haldi) 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder adjust to taste 1 tablespoon grated ginger Approx. 3 tablespoons tamarind pulp (imli) 1-1/2 teaspoon […]

Stuffed Tomatoes with Gravy

Ingredients 4 tomatoes round medium size For filling 1/2 cup green peas, I am using frozen peas 1/4 cup green beans finely chopped 1/4 cup corn kernels, I am using frozen corn 1/4 cup paneer cut into very small cubes (available in Indian grocery store) 1 teaspoon ginger finely chopped 2 teaspoon oil 1/2 teaspoon […]

Meethi Seviyan (Sweet Vermicelli)

Ingredients: 1 cup seviyan/vermicelli broken in small pieces 2 tablespoon unsalted butter or ghee 1-3/4 cups water Pinch salt 3/4 cup sugar 2 tablespoons sliced almonds and pistachios 4 cardamoms shelled and crushed Few strings of saffron

Southern-Style Green Beans

Ingredients for 6 portions: 2 pounds green beans, trimmed 1 handful sliced bacon (6 oz) 1 sliced onion 3 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 cup tomato sauce 3 cups chicken broth salt, pepper, and cayenne to taste

Chicken Pulao

Ingredients: Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs – approx 1 lb, cut to bite size pieces Salt – to taste Black Pepper – to taste Basmati Rice – 1 cup (washed, soaked for 1 hour and drained) Ghee (Clarified Butter) – 1 Tbsp Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp Cinnamon Stick – 1.5 inch piece Bay Leaf – […]

Okra (Bhindi) Tomato Curry

Ingredient For gravy 4 medium tomatoes puree will make approx. 1-1/2 cup 1 tablespoon oil 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera) Pinch of asafetida (hing) 1 teaspoon coriander powder (dhania) 1/4 teaspoon turmeric (haldi) 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon sugar 1 teaspoon corn starch/arrow root powder Fried Okra Approx. ½ pond […]

Pistachio Phirni (Rice Pudding)

Ingredients 1/4 cup rice 3-1/4 cups of milk 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar Few strings of saffron 6 cardamom pods shelled and crushed 1/4 cup pistachios

Tandoori Chicken Burger

INGREDIENTS 2 white onions 1 red chilli 1 small knob of ginger 4 boneless chicken thighs 1 tbsp of garam marsala 1 tbsp of curry powder 1 cooked beetroot, no vinegar and peeled 1 tbsp of tomato purée a handful of plain flour, plus extra for rolling the burger a glug of olive oil 4 […]

Aloo (Potatoes) and Green Beans Subzi

Ingredients: Green Beans – 1 lb (approx 1/2 Kg), cut into 1″ pieces Potatoes – 3 small, cubed 1″ pieces Oil – 1.5 Tbsp Cumin Seeds – 1/2 tsp Asafoetida – 1/8 tsp Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp Salt – to taste Cumin Powder – 1/2 tsp Coriander Powder – 1 tsp Red Chili Powder […]

Gujarati Thepla

Ingredients: Fenugreek Leaves – 2 tbsp (fresh or dried) Whole Wheat Flour/ Atta – 3 cups Oil – 2 tbsp Yogurt – 1 cup Salt – 2 tsp Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder – 1/2 tsp Cumin Powder – 1 tsp Minced Garlic – 1 tbsp Cilantro/Coriander Leaves/Dhaniya – 1/4 cup, packed […]

Chickpea Pulav (Chole Biryani)

Ingredients 1 cup rice (I use basmati rice) 15oz chickpeas/chola/garbanzo/kabule chana canned or cooked 2 tomatoes medium size chopped will make about 1-1/2 cup chopped tomatoes 1 potato medium size peeled and cubes bite size pieces will make about 3/4 cup 6 oz spinach chopped frozen or 3 cups of chopped fresh spinach 1 cup […]

Cooking Tips: Peeling Garlic in Large Quantities

Vegetable Frankie (Kathi Rolls)

Ingredients For Roti 3/4 cup of all purpose flour 1/4 cup whole wheat flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon oil Approx. 1/3 cup of water Also Need 1/4 cup all purpose flour for rolling 1 tablespoon oil for brushing Frankies For Filling 2 cups cabbage thinly sliced 1 cup carrot shredded 1/2 cup green peas […]

Vegan Jello (Gelatin Free)

Ingredients 1 cup grape juice 1 cup water 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon agar-agar powder (available in Indian and Asian stores)

Avocado Olive Oil Eggless Mayonnaise

ngredients: Avocado – 1 Garlic – 1 small clove (optional) Salt – to taste Lime Juice – to taste Olive Oil – 1 Tbsp (little more or less will do)

Chai (Tea) Masala

Ingredients: Elaichi (Cardamom) Seeds- 2.5 tbsp Dry Ginger Powder – 5 tbsp Whole Black Pepper – 4 tbsp Cloves Powder – 1/2 tsp Cinnamon Powder- 1 tsp Nutmeg – 3/4 tsp Aunty’s Recipe to make in Bulk: Elaichi – 100g or 1/2 cup+1.5tbsp Ginger – 100g or 1.25cup Black Pepper – 150gor 1cup+1tbsp Cloves – […]

Cucumber Cooler

Ingredients: 1 cucumber peeled and cut in small cubes to make about 2 cups (I like to use English cucumber) About 8 mint leaves 3 cups water 1 tablespoon lime juice adjust to taste 3 tablespoons sugar adjust to taste 1/4 teaspoon salt adjust to taste 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper adjust to taste Ice […]

Rasam

Ingredients: Toor Daal – 1/2 cup, washed and drained Water – 2 cups Water – 6 cups Tomatoes – 2 medium, chopped Curry Leaves – 1/2 sprig Garlic – 3 large cloves, smashed Green Chilies – to taste, slit Jaggery (or sugar) – 1 Tbsp or to taste (optional) Rasam Powder – 2 Tbsp (store […]

Green Pea Soup

Ingredients: 2 cup frozen thawed green peas 1 teaspoon ginger paste ( easy to make shred ginger using zester or fine shredder) 1-1/2 tablespoon oil 1 teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons heavy cream 2 cups water For seasoning 1/2 tablespoon oil 1 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera) 1/4 teaspoon fenugreek seeds (methi dana) 1/4 teaspoon turmeric (haldi) […]

Homemade Rasam Powder

Ingredients: Toor Daal / Split Pigeon Peas- 2 tbsp Whole Black Peppercorn – 1/4 cup Whole Coriander Seeds – 1/2 cup Cumin Seeds – 1 tbsp Dry Red Chillies – 5 or to taste Turmeric Powder – 1.5 tsp Kashmiri Mirch / Degi Mirch – 1 tsp or as needed

Indian Chicken Curry

Ingredients : 1 tsp Pepper 1 tsp salt 1 tsp tumeric 1 tsp ground coriander or cilantro 1 tsp cumin 1/2 C yoghurt or cream 2 fresh chillis 1 Tbspn ginger 1 tbspn garlic 2 tbspn butter or Ghee (clarify butter) 2 potatoes (med) 1 tomato 1 onion fish sauce 1.5 kg chicken pieces

Homemade Tamarind Concentrate

Ingredients: Dried Tamarind – 7 oz (200 g) Water – 2 cups + 1/2 cup (divided)

Uttappam and Egg Dosa

Ingredients: Dosa batter (a few days old and a little sour) Topping Suggestions: 1. Chopped Onions, Tomatoes, Cilantro & Green Chillies 2. Cubed Paneer & Dry Chutney Powder 3. Chopped Roasted Peanuts, Cilantro, Green Chillies and squeeze of Lime 4. Jaggery and Chopped Walnuts. Method: 1. Heat a Dosa skillet on medium heat. 2. Salt […]

Mango Strawberry Lassi

INGREDIENTS 1/2 mango (peeled and diced) 1/2 cup sliced strawberries 1/2 cup plain yogurt sugar (to taste) water (to reach desired consistency)

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