Egg Curry

Surprise guests, drop-in friends or hungry kids and nothing in the fridge? You can always put together Egg Curry, a great dish to fall back on. Egg Curry was quite popular when I was growing up. My mother made many versions, sometimes with sliced eggs or with whole eggs and with fresh-shelled peas added to […]


Coconut Burfi

I have always been very fond of Coconut Burfi, specially the ones made with fresh coconut; I made sure that my mom served it at my wedding buffet! Making Coconut Burfi became fun once I discovered fresh, shredded coconut in the frozen section of Indian and Chinese markets. I add just enough ricotta cheese to […]


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 […]


Buckwheat Chilla (Savory Crepes)

My family always kept a vrat or fast during the nine days of ‘Navratri’ when I was growing up in India. As kids, we looked forward to the fasting because the food was so different and delicious. My mom would make tangy potatoes with buckwheat Puris fried in ghee among other delicacies. Buckwheat, called Kuttu […]


Besan Chilla (Savory Crepe)

Chilla or Cheela is the easiest way to cook hard to knead, no-gluten flours such as Besan, Corn, Millet, Buckwheat etc. Just mix the flour with water and seasonings and spread the batter on a hot skillet. Chilla is quick and easy to make and you can add chopped or grated vegetables to the batter […]


Meva Burfi (Burfi with Mixed Nuts)

Most of us do not eat as many nuts as we are supposed to, specially children. Meva Burfi is a delicious and healthy way to get your daily dose of this nutrition packed food. I stumbled upon this recipe when I wanted to make Almond Burfi and realized that I did not have enough almonds. […]