Chili Paneer

Chili Paneer is a combination of fried Paneer chunks and a variety of Bell Peppers. Since green Bell Peppers are stronger in flavor than red and yellow peppers, this combination brings a complexity of flavors and makes a very colorful presentation at the table. Paneer is easily available at Indian markets or can be made […]


Kaddu (Tangy Mashed Pumpkin)

I grew up eating pumpkin, called ‘Kaddu’ in Hindi, as a vegetable. The first time I ate it as a dessert (pie) was in America which was amazing. There is no Halloween in India so the pumpkin available in the market is the eating kind; it has a smooth, moist texture when cooked. For all my […]


Navratan Korma (Mixed Vegetable Curry)

The word Navratan means nine jewels so the creamy, delicious Navratan Korma is made with a combination of nine different vegetables and nuts. The multicolored vegetables in a light sauce look like jewels indeed. You can use any vegetable and nuts of your choice. Instead of chopping and frying fresh onions, I sometimes use fried […]


Tandoori Chicken

I have made this recipe for many years and it is always a hit! As the name suggests, Tandoori Chicken is cooked in a very hot clay oven but turns out just as well in the home oven. The secret is in the marinade which helps tenderize the meat. I prefer to use chicken drumsticks […]


Upma ( Cream of Wheat with Vegetables)

Upma is a savory version of Halwa and can be served for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Yogurt Raita and salad are great accompaniments. This is a shortcut, microwave version. You can also cook it on the stove top. ingredients: 3/4 cup cream of wheat or semolina or sooji 1/2 tsp. black mustard seeds 1/2 tsp. […]