Sarson Ka Saag (Mustard Greens with Spinach)

Spunky, spicy and intense in flavor, mustard greens originated in the Himalayan regions of India where they are a winter vegetable. In Spring you can see miles and miles of bright yellow fields when the mustard plant starts to bloom!Fortunately mustard greens are available almost all year round in America. A cruciferous vegetable, they rank […]


Lamb or Mutton Do Pyaza (Lamb or Mutton with Onions)

There are several theories why a dish is called ‘Do Pyaza’. ‘Do’, (pronounced like the word ‘though’) means two in Hindi and ‘Pyaz’ means onion. One theory suggests that the weight of the onion is twice that of the meat; another that only two onions are used. The most practical theory is that the onions […]


Butter Chicken (Murg Makhani)

I love the buttery, tangy, smoky flavor of Murg Makhani or Butter Chicken. It is popular with kids and adults alike and I receive many requests from my guests for this recipe. Fenugreek leaves deliver a very unique flavor to Butter Chicken; dried leaves are available all year round and fresh fenugreek is available during […]


Shami Kabab

Growing up in Lucknow, India, Shami Kabab (a Mughlai delicacy) was part of a great meal; served with Rumali Roti (roti as thin as a hankerchief) or Biryani and chutney. It is really very easy to make and you can impress your guests with little effort. Make a double batch and freeze some patties to […]


Palak Paneer (Spinach with Home Made Cheese)

Palak is spinach in Hindi and Paneer is home made cheese or Farmer’s cheese. Palak Paneer is as popular and familiar as chicken curry and a favorite of vegetarian food lovers. My Palak Paneer recipe is easy to prepare, whether you use fresh or frozen spinach. You can make Paneer by following my recipe or […]


Chana Daal with Squash

Chana Daal with Squash is one of my favorite Daal recipes and I make it often! You can use any one of the many squashes available but I like the taste of Bottle Gourd, also known as Opo squash or Ghiya or Lauki. Because of its mild taste, Lauki lets the Chana Daal flavor come […]