Chana Masala or Chhole (Garbanzo Bean Curry)

Chhole or Chana Masala is a popular vegetarian curry available at most Indian restaurants. Garbanzo beans were introduced to India fairly recently and were called Kabuli Chana for the longest time. My mother remembered eating Chhole for the first time as a teenager when Punjabi restaurants and ‘Dhabas’ started serving them in her home town […]


Aloo Matar (Potato and Peas Curry)

Potatoes are a comfort food in most cultures. They make a great side dish whether mashed or fried or sauted. This recipe is simple, low fat, delicious and very satisfying. ingredients: 2 medium potatoes, boiled and cut into 3/4 inch cubes (I prefer the yukon gold variety) 1/2 cup or more frozen or fresh green […]


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. […]