Classic Red Kidney Bean Hummus with an Indian Tadka. The last 2-3 weeks have been an absolute whirlwind for my wife and I. The reasons for that are my new job and our move to Dallas, TX. In such a situation posting new recipes becomes almost impossible. But I have to thank wifey dearest and her love affair with chips for being the inspiration for this delicious and rustic kidney bean hummus recipe.
Burger bun filled with a crisp potato patty flavoured with Indian spices and topped with Cheese, Tomato and Chips. Potato Cutlets or “ ALOO TIKKI “ as it is locally called is a very popular snack in the Indian Subcontinent. It is made up of mashed potatoes, onions and a variety of different spices. You take this delicious nugget of spicy goodness, put it in between two pieces of bread, add toppings of your choice and voila!!! It transforms into everyone’s favorite food,Read More→
Tender stewed Chicken with Peppers & Onions, served with savoury dumplings is a sumptuous one-pot meal. Fall season has officially begun. All the colors of the rainbow are visible these days on the trees and there is a considerable chill in the air. It is the perfect time of the year to turn to comfort food. When the weather gets cold, nothing warms the cockles of your heart faster than a steaming hot bowl of “CHICKEN N DUMPLINGS”. If thereRead More→
Flavorful Bow-tie Pasta prepared in a luscious Tomato and Yogurt Sauce topped with Peas. Its been said that when life gives you lemons you make lemonade. When you do that, good things will happen to you seemingly out of nowhere. In my case life gave me an obsession with scratch-made gnocchi and I ended up making farfalle instead!!! And to make things even better the dish turned out so good that I ended up eating more than half of itRead More→
For the veggie lovers; Spinach, Tomato and Onion Pizza. The secret to a peaceful (chuckles!!!!) married life is to keeping your bitter half (just kidding) I mean better half blissfully happy. So the day I got married to a girl who is ready to eat pizza for breakfast, lunch and dinner was the day pizza became a go-to meal in my house. This simple spinach, tomato and onion pizza with the made from scratch pizza dough is mouthwateringly delicious andRead More→
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.
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…
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→
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.
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.