I don't think there's much better in the world than warm, homemade naan bread. Normally, naan is made in a tandoori oven, but my version can be done in in your normal home oven and requires no special equipment. Once you make it, naan will become a regular in your house!...more
I fell in love with Indian food in college. Coming from Small Town, Texas neither Blythe nor I had ever tried Indian food before we left our tiny towns for the big bad university world. For both of us, it was love at first bite. While chewing, we both looked at each other in utter disbelief. I didn't know that my life was missing Indian food until that moment, but I've done my best to make up for my Indian-foodless years since then. Today, I'm sharing one of our favorite Indian food dishes with you!...more
Indian Cuisine can be one of the safest foods to enjoy with lot of Gluten Free options. Most curries are usually accompanied with either rice or flat breads (which are generally made of wheat and can be easily avoided). The curries are freshly made from scratch using vegetables and/or seafood/meat options and spices. The variations of food available under the Indian cuisine repertoire is so large that you can try a new style of curry everyday without ever getting bored....more
Do you know what Indians eat? They eat a variety of foods and that is why Indian food is liked by so many people around the world. However the food they eat can vary from one state to another, from one region to another. It's true that Indian food is spicy but not all the time. There are people who do not eat a lot of spices. But as a general rule, Indian food is spicy. Spicy does not always mean hot, spicy means a range of spices to enhance the flavor of the food. ...more
Many ladies of my generation in India owe a huge debt of gratitude to the late Tarlaji Dalal who sadly passed away last November. Tarla Dalal became a household name in India and we grew up learning her recipes, even from the days when there was no internet. We used to write down the recipes in our "Recipe Books" on seeing them in the popluar magazines of those days ....more
The Parantha or Paratha (Indian flatbread) is a common feature in an Indian meal. Although it has its origins in the Punjab and the North of India, it has now become available country-wide. In the North, it is served both as a breakfast item or along with the meal while as in South India it is considered more suitable for lunch or dinner!...more
In all my trips abroad everytime there is a mention of Indian food , it eventually becomes all about curry and in some cases there are curries no body knows in India (Balti curry ?? Madras curry ??)So in a simple attempt i want to share some indian dishes which are a) not curry b) less oily & spicy and c) is not complex to cook and are healthy to eat. Here is the first one in that attempt, feel free to ask questions, comment , will be very happy to take it allStuffed Bitter gourd ...more
This particular recipe is for a prawn curry that we always had growing up. As a child, I was lucky enough to grow up by the coast. The West coast of India is the coast of the Arabian sea, and we had our pick of fresh seafood, most of which was caught on the day we ate it. My dad would ride down to the bunder (docks) and bargain hard for the freshest of fish, prawns, squid or crabs. He would then triumphantly return with his bounty, and we would have fresh seafood for dinner that evening. I am lucky I don't have to do all this from-scratch preparation anymore, and frozen raw prawns are a convenience I have gotten used to very quickly. But I still relish the taste of seafood, particularly one in a spicy-tangy-hot curry, as we used to have it. The flavors in this dish are very much from the South coast of India.