Non-vegetarian entree

Kale Chicken Curry

If you have picky eaters in your house, you are very well aware of the challenges of coming up with new ways to incorporate healthy choices in their day-to-day meals. I am constantly experimenting with different food groups to create a recipe that is healthy yet satisfies their taste buds. Yesterday, as I was getting… Continue reading Kale Chicken Curry

Entree · Vegetarian

Cucumber Dopyaza/Curry

  Dopyaza means double the amount of onions – this preparation uses a lot of onions and aromatic whole spices to deliver a mouth-watering delicacy! I have always been a big fan of any type of dopyaza, my favorite being Kathal (jackfruit) dopyaza! I love growing vegetables in my garden and look forward to this… Continue reading Cucumber Dopyaza/Curry

Cakes and Cookies · Desserts

Whole-wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

My kids are always asking to bake chocolate-chip cookies over the weekend. There are several brands of quick mixes available in store but nothing comes close to the ones made from scratch. It is assuring to know the ingredients being used and no worries about the preservatives. Moreover, these are made from ingredients that are readily… Continue reading Whole-wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

Entree · Non-vegetarian entree

Saag (Spinach) Chicken

Saag is an Indian term used for green leafy vegetables such as spinach, fenugreek, collard greens, mustard greens, etc. I have used baby spinach leaves in this very popular Indian recipe. This happens to be a favorite chicken item on restaurant menu along with chicken tikka masala, butter chicken and tandoori chicken! My kids love… Continue reading Saag (Spinach) Chicken

Vegetarian

Kathal Do Pyaza – Spicy Jackfruit

  Maro bhar bhar kar pichkari…..Happy Holi to all my readers!! Holi – the Indian festival of colors – is the most vibrant and energetic festivals of all. This festival is very nostalgic for me because I love playing with colored water – the real Holi, according to me, which I miss the most since… Continue reading Kathal Do Pyaza – Spicy Jackfruit

Appetizers · Indian Snacks · Vegetarian

Moong Palak Mathris – Spinach Lentil Savories

Diwali – the festival of lights – is one of my most favorite Indian festivals. I still remember, growing up, we used to start preparing for Diwali right after Dussehra. Deep cleaning the house, making gharondas (doll house made with bricks and clay), buying multi-colored clay utensils, etc., etc. The entire house would smell like… Continue reading Moong Palak Mathris – Spinach Lentil Savories

Pickles and Relish

Guramma /Mango-Ginger Relish

  Summer takes me down my childhood memory lane. Growing up in India, summer vacation meant visits to family, playtime with cousins, eating seasonal fruits and vegetable in abundance, late night card games, and fun galore! One of my favorite memories is associated with king of fruits – mangoes J My dad had to bring… Continue reading Guramma /Mango-Ginger Relish