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Five Myths About Indian Cooking

#1- Indian Food is Difficult to Prepare Many people believe cooking Indian food is extremely difficult to make. This is not true. The base of most North Indian food is a masala, similar to a softiro, made with onions, ginger, garlic, tomatoes, spices and aromatics. Different flavors and dishes are […]

Easy Tandoori Chicken Tikka Bites

Tandoori Chicken Tikka Bites are easy to make by marinating chunks of chicken breast in yogurt and savory spices. This recipe including instructions for the grill, air fryer, oven, and skillet. A perfect recipe for an appetizer or main dish for dinner. This dish is simple to make but packs a […]

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Every Day Instant Pot Masoor (Red Lentil) Daal

This Instant Pot Masoor (Red Lentil) Daal recipe is the perfect weekday meal. It is simple to make with minimal prep work. Lentils are healthy and hearty packed with nutrients, fiber, and protein. Like many people, I try to cut down my meat consumption and focus on trying to eat […]

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Achari Aloo (Spiced Baby Potatoes)

Achari Aloo is a great vegetarian dish. Made with baby potatoes tossed in pickling spices and vinegar for a spicy and tangy flavor. It requires some prep work but the dish itself comes together in minutes. Check out the video below to see how simple this dish is to make. […]

Instant Pot Shredded Tandoori Chicken

Instant Pot Shredded Tandoori Chicken

Savory and delicious instant pot shredded tandoori chicken is a quick and easy meal to make. Turn in into tacos or serve with rice and yogurt. Either way you will not be disappointed. I am an Indian. Proud to call myself Indian and proud to be Indian. But that wasn’t […]

Saffron and Cardamom Rice Pudding

Cardamom and Saffron Rice Pudding (Kheer)

Creamy saffron rice pudding slow-cooked on the stovetop. This wonderful treat can be made in advance. Perfect tret to carry with you on a hike or picnic. It is mildly sweet but creamy with textural variety from pistachios and raisins. Toast the rice in ghee and cook in milk seeped […]

Vegan Butternut Squash Daal with Tadka

Vegan Butternut Squash Daal

Delicious, hearty and healthy vegan butternut squash daal is a simple and different meal to make. Eat on its own or with some whole wheat rotis, plain basmati rice or South Indian Basmati Rice. Simply boil together soaked red lentils and yellow lentils along with green chili, salt, turmeric, garlic, […]

Bhindi Masala

Bhindi Masala

Bhindi Masala is orkra fried in a spiced tomato onion gravy. Temper the oil with cumin seeds and hing. Cook onions until translucent. Then add spices and tomatoes to create the Indian version of sofritos called masala. Then stir fry the okra until tender and finish with amchur (dried mango) […]

South Indian Lemon Rice

South Indian Lemon Rice

South Indian Lemon Rice South Indian Lemon Rice is flavored with turmeric, ginger, mustard seeds and curry leaves. This dish is also gluten free, fragrant and flavorful. The bright yellow Benefits of Turmeric: Turmeric is a spice that comes from the turmeric plant. It is the main spice in curry. It has a […]

aloo tiki with chutney an spoon on slate plate

Air Fryer Aloo Tiki (Potato Croquette)

Aloo tiki is a fried spiced potato croquette or cutlet. It is gluten-free and made with boiled potatoes and cornflour. For a healthier alternative, try cooking tiki in the Air Fryer. It has a crispy exterior and a soft and spiced interior. Aloo tikki is a snack originating from the […]