Oat Dosa (Spicy Pancake)

Ingredients: 1 cup quick oats 1/2 cup rice flour 1/2 cup yogurt whipped 1/8 teaspoon asafetida 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds 1 green chili finely chopped 2 tablespoon cilantro finely chopped 1 teaspoon ginger finely shredded 1/3 cup cabbage shredded 1/3 cup carrot shredded 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup water 1-1/2 teaspoon ENO 1-1/2 tablespoons oil

Falooda Kulfi

Ingredients 1/2 cup corn starch or arrowroot 2 cup water 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup water Approx. 12 strings of saffron Approx. 1/2 cup kulfi for each serving, check my web site for kulfi recipe Wide bowl of ice cold water with some ice Also need sev maker

Jhaal Muri – Kolkata Puffed Rice Snack

Ingredients 4 cups murmura/ muri (puffed rice) 1/4 cup fine sev (bengal gram vermicelli) 1/4 cup peanuts 1 teaspoon oil 1/2 cup potato boiled, peeled and cut into small pieces 1/2 cup tomato finely chopped, seeded 1/2 cup cucumber finely chopped 2 tablespoons green chili, finely chopped, adjust to taste 2 tablespoons cilantro finely chopped […]

Rabri – Pakistani & North Indian Dessert

Ingredients 4 cups of milk 2 tablespoons sugar 1/4 teaspoon crushed cardamom 2 teaspoon sliced almonds 2 teaspoon sliced pistachios

Shahi Kheer

Ingredients: Whole Milk – 4 cups Paneer – 10oz or 250gms. grated or crumbled Sugar – 4 tbsp Almonds – 1 tbsp, blanched and chopped Cashews – 1 tbsp, chopped Pistachios – 1 tbsp +1 tsp (for garnish), chopped Saffron – 1 pinch, powdered Green Cardamom Seeds – 1/8th tsp, powdered

Chicken Biryani

INGREDIENTS: 1.5 Kgs chicken (curry cut) 1.5 kgs Basmati rice 1 kg onions (finely sliced) 250 grams tomatoes (finely choppeds) 250 ml curd (plain yogurt mixed with water) 325 ml vegetable oil 50 ml ghee 4 pods cardamom 2 cinnamon sticks 3 whole cloves 2 green chili peppers (sliced in half) A small bunch of […]

Dahi Baingan (Sauteed Eggplant with Yogurt)

Ingredients: 1 eggplant cut into ¼ inch thick pieces this will make about 4 cups of cubed eggplant (baingan, brinjals) 3 tablespoons oil 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera) 1/8 teaspoon asafetida (hing) 1 teaspoon ginger thinly sliced 1 teaspoon salt adjust to taste 1 cup yogurt 2 teaspoons gram flour (besan) 2 teaspoons coriander powder […]

Kadha Drink

Ingredients: Water – 1 cup Ginger – 1.5″ Black Pepper Powder – 1/8th tsp Holy Basil (Tulsi) – about 10-15 leaves Honey – 1/2tsp or to taste

Lauki & Methi Subzi

Ingredients: Bottle gourd (Lauki/Doodhi/Ghiya) – 500gms (approx 1lb), peeled and cubed Fenugreek Leaves (Methi Leaves) – 250gm (approx 1/2 lb), remove leaves, wash and chopped Oil – 1 tbsp Cumin Seeds (Sabut Jira) – 1 tsp Dry Red Chillies – 2-3, broken and to taste Salt – 1tbsp + 1/2 tsp or to taste Onion […]

Indian Pepper Chicken Curry

INGREDIENTS: 1 small chicken (1.5 pounds / 0.5 Kg) cut into medium sized pieces 2 cups plain yogurt + 1/2 cup water 1 teaspoon ginger paste 1 teaspoon garlic paste 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 small onions 2 green chillis 3 small tomatoes A large bunch of fresh cilantro 10 fresh mint leaves 2 tablespoons vegetable […]

Phulka – Flat Indian Bread

INGREDIENTS: 3 cups (390 grams) whole wheat flour 1 water (236 ml) or more if needed 3/4 tsp salt Ghee (substitute with oil or butter)

Lauki & Methi Subzi

Ingredients: Bottle gourd (Lauki/Doodhi/Ghiya) – 500gms (approx 1lb), peeled and cubed Fenugreek Leaves (Methi Leaves) – 250gm (approx 1/2 lb), remove leaves, wash and chopped Oil – 1 tbsp Cumin Seeds (Sabut Jira) – 1 tsp Dry Red Chillies – 2-3, broken and to taste Salt – 1tbsp + 1/2 tsp or to taste Onion […]

Moraiyo (Samo) Khichdi

Ingredients: (Serves 2) Moraiyo (Samo) – 1/2 cup Water – 1 1/4 cup Peanut Oil or Ghee – 2 Tbsp Cumin Seeds – 1/2 tsp Roughly Crushed Peanuts – 2 Tbsp Sesame Seeds – 2 tsp Green Chilies – to taste, chopped Potato – 1 medium, diced Sindhalu (Sindhav, Rock Salt) – 1/2 tsp or […]

Vegetable Cutlet (Hara Bhara Kabab)

Ingredients 6 cup spinach finely chopped, (do remove all the stems) 1-1/2 cup potatoes shredded 2 teaspoons oil ½ teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera) 1 teaspoon ginger finely chopped 3/4 teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons corn starch ¼ cup finely chopped cilantro (hara dhania) 2 tablespoons green chili finely chopped Also need oil to fry

Mint Chutney

Ingredients: 1 cup packed mint (podina) leaves all the stems removed 1 cup packed Cilantro (hara dhania)roughly chopped 2 tablespoons green chilies chopped (adjust to taste) 2 tablespoons lemon juice (adjust to taste) 1/2 inch ginger chopped 1 teaspoons salt (adjust to taste) 2 tablespoons sugar Pinch of asafetida (hing) Approx. 3 tablespoons water use […]

Seviyan Kheer

Ingredients 1/2 cup sevia roasted and broken (vermicelli) available Indian grocery stores 7 cups milk 1/2 cup sugar 1/8 teaspoon cardamom powder (ilachi) Pinch nutmeg (jaiphel) About 10-12 saffron strings 2 tablespoons sliced or crushed almonds 1 tablespoons sliced or crushed pistachios for garnishing

Bread Uttapam

3 slices of white bread 3 tablespoons sooji coarse (semolina) 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour, (maida, plain flour) 1/4 tablespoons yogurt, (curd, dahai) 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera) Approx. 1/4 cup bell pepper finely chopped Approx. 1/4 cup tomatoes finely chopped, remove the seeds I green chili finely chopped, adjust to taste 2 […]

Gajar Halwa Burfi (Carrot Burfi)

Ingredients 2 cups carrot shredded 2 cups milk 1/3 cup heavy cream 1/2 cup sugar 2 tablespoons clarified butter or ghee 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder 2 tablespoons chopped cashews to garnish

Malabar Parotta

Ingredients: All Purpose Flour (Maida) – 3 cups (400 gms) Salt – 1 tsp Sugar – 1 tsp Baking Powder – 1 tsp Oil – 2 tbsp (kneading) Water – approx 1 cup Oil – for cooking

Dry Fruit Rolls

Ingredients: Dates (Khajoor) – 3/4 cup, chopped Dry Figs (Anjeer) – 1/4 cup, chopped Walnuts (Akhrot) – 1/4 cup Cashew Nuts (Kaju) – 1/4 cup Blanched Almonds (Badam) – 1/4 cup Ghee- 1 tbsp Pistachios (Pista) – 3 tbsp, chopped, for garnish

Sabudana Kheer

Ingredients: Tapioca Pearls – 1/2 cup Water – 1/2 cup Milk – 4 cups Sugar – 6 Tbsp or to taste Saffron – pinch Pista/Cashews – 1 to 2 Tbsp, chopped Cardamom Powder – 1/2 tsp

Spiced Apple Chutney

Ingredients for about 2 1/2 cups: 1 1/2 cups white sugar 1 1/2 cups white vinegar 4 apples, peeled, 1/2-inch cubes 1/4 cup diced dried apricots 1/4 cup golden raisins 1/4 cup diced shallots or red onion 5 thick slices ginger 1/4 tsp red chili flakes, or to taste 1 whole star anise 1 tsp […]

Suran Subzi

Ingredients: Suran (Indian Yam) – 11 oz package (washed and drained) Peanut Oil – 1 Tbsp Cumin Seeds – 1/2 tsp Curry Leaves – few Green Chilies – 2 or to taste, chopped Rock Salt (Sindhav, Sindhalu) – to taste Red Chili Powder – to taste

Beetroot Tikki

Beetroot (Chakundar) – 1kg (2.2lb) Potatoes – 1/2kg (approx 1lb), boiled Salt – 2tsp or as needed Medium Onion – 1/2, chopped fine Green Chillies – to taste, cut fine Cilantro/Coriander Leaves (Dhaniya Patta) – 4-5 sprigs, finely chopped Ginger & Garlic Paste – 1tbsp Roasted Cumin Powder – 2tsp Dry Mango Powder (Amchoor) – […]

Butter Chicken

Ingredients: For the chicken: 1 lb of Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs, cut into bite size pieces 1/2 cup of Yogurt 4 Cloves of Garlic, minced 1 Tbsp of Ginger, grated 1 tsp of Chili Powder Plenty of Salt and Pepper, to taste For the sauce: 1 Small Yellow Onion, finely chopped or Pureed in a […]

Kurkuri Bhindi – Spicy Crispy Okra

Ingredients: Approx. 1/2 pound okra (bhindi) 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon cumin seed (jeera) 1 tablespoon coriander powder (dhania) 1 teaspoon red chili flakes 1/2 teaspoon mango powder (amchoor) 1/4 teaspoon turmeric (haldi) 2 tablespoons besan (gram flour) available in Indian grocery stores 1 tablespoon rice flour

Beetroot Tikki

Beetroot (Chakundar) – 1kg (2.2lb) Potatoes – 1/2kg (approx 1lb), boiled Salt – 2tsp or as needed Medium Onion – 1/2, chopped fine Green Chillies – to taste, cut fine Cilantro/Coriander Leaves (Dhaniya Patta) – 4-5 sprigs, finely chopped Ginger & Garlic Paste – 1tbsp Roasted Cumin Powder – 2tsp Dry Mango Powder (Amchoor) – […]

Coriander & Garlic Chutney

Ingredients: (Most ingredients are to taste) Cilantro (Coriander) – 1 large bunch, including stems Garlic – 5 large cloves Green Chilies – 2 to 3 or to taste Tamarind Pulp – to taste Salt – to taste Sugar – pinch Water – very little if needed to help grinding process Oil – 1 tsp

Coconut Ladoo

Ingredients: 1-1/4 cup coconut freshly grated or frozen, available in Indian grocery stores 3 cups milk 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder

Curry Chicken & Rice (1 Pot Dish)

Ingredients: 4 Chicken Thighs 2 onions, diced 2 tomatoes, diced 1 green apple, cored and diced 2/3 cup sultanas 1/4 cup curry paste 4 cups chicken stock 2 cups rice

Quinoa Mung Daal

Quinoa – 1/2 cup, washed Mung Daal – 1/2 cup, washed Water – 4 1/2 cups (divided) Salt – to taste Ginger – 1 Tbsp, minced Ghee (Clarified Butter) – 1 Tbsp Asafoetida (Hing) – 1/8 tsp Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp Cumin Powder – 1/2 tsp Garlic – 5 to 6 cloves, roughly crushed […]

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Garlic Asparagus Pulao

Ingredients: Asparagus – 1 lb, cut into 1/2 inch pieces (Keep spears intact) Basmati Rice – 1 cup, washed and soaked for 30 minutes and drained Water – 1 3/4 cups Ghee (Clarified Butter) – 1 Tbsp Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp Cinnamon Stick – 2 inch piece Bay Leaf – 1 Whole Cloves – […]

Chickpea Falafel

Ingredients: Chickpeas/Garbanzo Beans – 1 cup (approx 200gm) Garlic Cloves – 5-6 or to taste Onion – 1 large (Indian standard) or 1/2 large (USA size), roughly chopped Mint Leaves – 1/2 cup packed, leaves picked Flat Parsley – 1/2 cup packed, roughly chopped Cilantro/Coriander Leaves – 1/2 cup packed, roughly chopped Ground Black Pepper […]

Pita Chips

Ingredients: (all ingredients are to taste) Pita Bread Olive Oil Garlic Powder Salt Oregano

Whole Wheat Pita Bread

Ingredients: Whole Wheat Flour – 2 cups (approx 300gm) Rapid Rise Yeast – 1tsp Warm Water – 1/2 cup Sugar – 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt or regular Salt – 1/2 tsp Room-Temperature Water – approx 3/4 cup Olive Oil – 1 tbsp Whole Wheat Flour (for dusting) – 1/2 cup

Tahini Paste & Tahini Sauce

Bake Time: 5-10 min Prep Time: 15 min Makes: Tahini Paste – 1/2 cup Tahini Sauce – 1 cup Tahini Paste: Ingredients: White Sesame Seeds – 1/2 cup Olive Oil – 1/4 cup + 2tbsp (if storing for a longer time)

Spicy Corn Patties

Ingredients 2 cups corn frozen 1/2 cup corn meal 2 tablespoons rice flour 1 chopped green chili adjust to taste 2 teaspoon finely chopped ginger 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro (hara dhania) 2 teaspoon lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera) 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons oil

Indian Made Strawberry Cheesecake Parfait

Ingredients: Makes 12 2oz parfaits Graham Crackers – 3 large pieces (should yield 3/4 cup of crumbs) Butter – 3 Tbsp, melted Sugar – 1 Tbsp Strawberries – 1/2 lb, chopped Sugar – 1/2 Tbsp Cream Cheese – 8 oz, softened Sour Cream – 1/3 cup Vanilla Extract – 1 tsp Powdered Sugar – 1/2 […]

Dabeli Spicy Potato Sandwich

Ingredients Spice Mix 1 red chili dry 1 teaspoon coriander (dhania) seeds 2 cloves (laung / lavang) 1/2 inch cinnamon (dalchini) 1/2 teaspoon cumin (jeera) seeds • 4 black pepper Filling 1 cup potato boiled and mashed (aloo) 2 tablespoons oil 1/2 teaspoon cumin (jeera) seeds 1/2 teaspoon salt Spice mix which we prepared that […]

Onion Chutney

Ingredients: Shallots (Red Onion can be substituted) Salt Red Chili Powder Coconut Oil (approx 1 Tbsp for every 1/2 cup of Shallot pulp)

Chili Paneer

Ingredients: Paneer – 10 oz, cubed Soy Sauce – 3 Tbsp (divided) Oil – 3 Tbsp Dried Red Chilies – 2 or to taste, cut into small pieces Ginger – 2 Tbsp, minced Garlic – 2 Tbsp, minced Green Chilies – 2 or to taste, sliced lengthwise Onion – 1/2 medium, cut into large pieces […]

Vegetable and Chicken Steamed Momos

Ingredients: For the Dough: All Purpose Flour (Maida) – 3 cups Baking Powder – 1/4 tsp Water – 1 cup, approx For the Vegetable Filling: Cabbage – 3 cups, food processed or cut really fine Carrots – 1, medium, shredded fine Onions – 4 medium (approx 300gm), finely chopped Ginger – 1 tbsp, minced Cilantro […]

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

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