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

Vegetarian

Baingan Bharta with Sweet Mini Peppers – Roasted Eggplant Mash

Baingan (Eggplant) bharta is a popular North Indian delicacy, which is made with roasted and mashed eggplant, onions, tomatoes, ginger, garlic and spices. The eggplant can be roasted over a flame, grill or in the oven but the best results come from charring over a flame or charcoal grill! Growing up, eggplant was one of… Continue reading Baingan Bharta with Sweet Mini Peppers – Roasted Eggplant Mash

Vegetarian

Moong Paneer Curry – Mung Bean with Indian Cottage Cheese

Green moong (Mung Bean) is a super food that is packed with nutrients and is a rich source of fiber. It is a powerful source of vegetarian protein and becomes even more nutritious in sprouted form. I sprout green moong on a regular basis and love to eat them as a salad, in a stir-fry… Continue reading Moong Paneer Curry – Mung Bean with Indian Cottage Cheese

Bread and Breakfast · Vegetarian

Vegetable Rava Upma – Cream of Wheat with Vegetables

Rava upma is a popular, savory Indian breakfast, especially in Southern India. It is a quick under 30 minutes meal that is enjoyed by people of all ages. Rava is also called semolina, sooji or cream of wheat. Cream of wheat is fortified with vitamins and minerals. It is rich in iron and calcium. I… Continue reading Vegetable Rava Upma – Cream of Wheat with Vegetables

Appetizers · Non-vegetarian entree

Spicy Tilapia Fish Fry

Tilapia has become a part of our regular diet. I like to bake it with some herbs and oil, shallow fry it or cook in a spicy, tangy Indian curry. The texture of this fish holds really well with any of the recipes I have tries do far. The best part is that it does… Continue reading Spicy Tilapia Fish Fry