Malai Kofta

ingredients: for kofta: 1/2 lb. ricotta cheese 1/3 cup sooji (cream of wheat) 1/2 tsp. salt 1 tsp. Rashmi’s Blend 2 tbsps. corn starch for rolling the koftas 2 cups oil for frying for gravy: 2 tbsps. butter 1 cup chopped onions 1/2 tsp. minced garlic 1 tsp. minced ginger 1 tbsp. Rashmi’s Blend 1/4 […]

Zucchini Kofta Curry

Zucchini squash is one of the vegetables available throughout the year. I plant several varieties of squash in my California garden and usually have an abundant supply from March until October. I freeze some for winter, some in chunks for roasting and some grated to add to Daals and to make Kofta. This recipe makes […]

Whole Wheat Kachori (Stuffed Fried Bread)

Kachoris (pronounced ka-CHO-ree) are a very unique dish from Northeast India. My Punjabi and South Indian friends are always surprised when they eat it for the first time! Kachoris are basically a stuffed puri. These are different from Khasta kachoris because they are made with whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose flour, plus there is […]

Gul Gula (Whole Wheat Sweet Dumplings)

  Gul Gula or Pua is a deep fried, crispy-on-the-outside, soft-on-the-inside, sweet treat that my mom made on my birthday and other special occasions. It is also one of the sweets prepared on the festival of Karva Chauth. Even though Gul Gula is deep fried, it does not soak up much oil if the temperature […]

Puri (Fried Indian Bread)

There are many kinds of Indian breads. Most of them are unleavened flatbreads made with whole wheat flour and water, likeĀ puri (pronounced POO-ree). PuriĀ is rolled out, deep-fried, and served fresh out of the hot oil. It’s not only fun to make, but fun to watch the puris puff up as they cook. I love the […]