fried okra

Fried Okra

Posted on September 6, 2015

A spin on Classic Southern Fried Okra done with Indian flavors. Think about this. An Indian guy from Mumbai living in the Deep South here in the United States puts out a recipe for fried okra on his blog. Crazy idea… RIGHT!!! But stay with me on this. Taste just one of these crispy deep-fried nuggets of deliciousness and your life will never be the same.

vermicelli and strawberry pudding

Vermicelli and Strawberry Pudding

Posted on August 29, 2015

A creamy vermicelli pudding flavoured with strawberries and cardamom.  Today is Raksha Bandhan or “RAKHI” as it is commonly called in India. This is a festival that celebrates the special bond between a brother and sister. The wonderful memories of my childhood come flooding back to mind on a day like this. One such memory is of the delectable pudding called “KHEER”, which I always craved. This rich creamy treat always helped end our day on a sweet note…

Ground Chicken Samosa

Ground Chicken Samosa

Posted on August 23, 2015

Spicy ground chicken and peas filled in a neat triangular packet & deep-fried to perfection. Deep-fried food is the guilty pleasure of people all over the world. So picture this: your favorite meat or dare I say veggies, wrapped in a flaky dough, placed in front of you piping hot and straight from the fryer. You dip this crispy goodness in coriander chutney and take a bite. That one bite is enough to take you straight to food heaven. NowRead More

Homemade Samosa Pastry

Homemade Samosa Pastry

Posted on August 23, 2015

A samosa is a neat little package of a filling of minced vegetables/ minced meat wrapped in a flaky dough and deep-fried to perfection. One simple but important technique to know before making these deep-fried treats is to make those neat triangular packets in which to stuff the filing. So here is a step by step process to make the pastry dough and  then assemble the samosas.

Beer Battered Potato Fritters (Batata Vada)

Beer Battered Potato Fritters (Batata Vada)

Posted on August 16, 2015

Crispy beer battered potato fritters (batata vada) encased in a gram flour batter.   “Beer batter” and “deep-fried food”!!! Enough said!! These words instantly evoke memories of things like fish and chips where the fish is nice and crispy on the outside and moist and juicy on the inside. Combine that same beer batter with one of the most popular street foods found in Mumbai “ BATATA VADA” (potato fritters) and you are in deep fried food heaven.

Vegetarian chili fries

Vegetarian Chili Fries

Posted on August 15, 2015

Seasonal vegetables delectably cooked with Indian herbs and spices and complemented by nutritious lentil and kidney beans . Super scrumptious!   “Comfort food” and chili are words, which are synonymous with each other. This fact is especially true when you come back home on a rainy day. Absolutely nothing can warm your heart better than a steaming bowl of hot sizzling chili.

Chicken Curry with Old Bay Seasoning

Chicken Curry with Old Bay Seasoning

Posted on August 11, 2015

Marinated boneless chicken thighs mildly flavoured with Old Bay Seasoning. A unique and distinctive curry. Like every Indian I am familiar with the aptly named spice blend “garam masala”. It literally means “hot mixture of spices” and is so prevalent in Indian cooking that every Indian household will have its own unique recipe. Its uses are also plentiful; flavors in delicately flavored vegetable curries as well as the more robustly spicy meat dishes go up a notch with a fewRead More

Whole wheat pasta with makhani sauce

Whole Wheat Pasta with Makhani Sauce

Posted on August 9, 2015

Whole wheat pasta with rich creamy tomato and butter sauce.  Italian cuisine is mouthwateringly delicious and flavorful and yet is amazingly simple to prepare. On the contrary people are intimidated by Indian cooking where the sauces are seemingly made up of a variety of different spices. It may seem like an unlikely pairing but the marriage of these two cuisines can give rise to some amazing dishes.

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