Quick Salmon/Tuna Kababs

I always have a can of salmon or tuna in my pantry to put together a quick and easy and delicious snack. With 20-30 grams of protein per can, these Kababs make a highly nutritious meal as well. The curry powder in Salmon Kababs gives it a nice kick, eliminating extra calories from mayonnaise or other […]


Palak Chhole (Spinach and Garbanzo Bean Curry)

Garbanzo beans or Chhole have become really popular at Indian restaurants and homes. Palak Chhole is a great way to serve spinach which tastes creamy without much cream. The combination of spinach with beans, served with rice or roti, makes a wholesome meal. ingredients:  1 lb. spinach, fresh or frozen 2 Tbsps. butter or oil 1 […]


Gaajar Halwa (Carrot Pudding)

Carrot Halwa is a popular Indian dessert, specially during the winter season when it is served warm. My mother made it with ‘black carrots’ which are darker, almost like beets in color, giving Gaajar Halwa a deep, ruby-red color. (Black carrots are available at the local farmer’s market sometimes). Traditionally, grated carrot is cooked in […]


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. […]