Bhindi ( Oven-Roasted Okra)

Also known as Lady Fingers, Okra is a delicious and nutritious vegetable; very popular, specially in North-East India. Okra is a relative of the hibiscus family and is high in fiber, calcium and vitamins. Because of its mucilaginous property, Okra gets slimy when added to water, so it is best to saute Okra in a […]

Sooji Halwa (Sweet Cream of Wheat)

Sooji or Cream of Wheat Halwa is a popular dish in India. It is a comfort food and can be served for breakfast, lunch, dessert. It is also a popular ‘Prasad’ (food offered to God during pooja, or prayer session, and shared with everyone at the end). Traditionally, cream of wheat is roasted in butter […]

Nut Brittle

I have made Peanut Brittle for years using this recipe and it works like a charm! You will be amazed at how easy it is! Make a second batch and share with your friends. You can use hulled sesame seeds (white or black), mixed nuts, pumpkin seeds and my favorite, pine nuts. I like to […]

Aloo Bharta (Mashed Potato)

Bharta is a Hindi word for any thing mashed, Aloo Bharta is Indian style mashed potatoes. I grew up on a farm in India where we would light an outdoor fire every evening during the winter and regularly roast potatoes or peanuts. We would bury the potatoes in the hot coals toward the edge of […]

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. […]