Samosas are one of the most popular Indian snacks. They are so much fun to make and even more fun to eat! The best tasting Samosas are made with rolling out a flaky pastry, stuffing it with a savory filling and frying on a low to medium heat so that the pastry becomes crispy. The […]

Instant Mango Achaar (Pickle)

The most popular fruit for pickling or making Achaar in India is the Mango, the king of all fruits. During early summer you can buy raw (green), sour mango called ‘cairy’ and preserve it by pickling, making relishes and chutneys. After mixing with spices and oil, the Achaar is cured by putting it in the […]

Mango Mint Chutney

Chutney is a blend of several ingredients served as an accompaniment to dishes to enhance their flavors. A limitless number of chutneys can be made from a combination of vegetables, fruits, herbs and spices. Chutneys made from fresh ingredients such as mint, cilantro, mango etc. are seasonal, depending on the availability of the ingredients. I usually […]

How to Fry Onions

When a recipe calls for fried onions in Indian cooking, it means that the onion is fried until brown in color. The browning gives a beautiful caramel color and flavor to the curry and because the onion is well cooked, it easily dissolves in the gravy. When sprinkled on a rice dish such as Chicken […]

Puri (Fried Indian Bread)

There are many kinds of Indian breads. Most of them are unleavened flatbreads made with whole wheat flour and water, like puri (pronounced POO-ree). Puri is rolled out, deep-fried, and served fresh out of the hot oil. It’s not only fun to make, but fun to watch the puris puff up as they cook. I love the […]