Kitchen Essential Recipes and Articles
Curry Leaf PlantCurry leaves add a mysterious aroma and flavor to Indian dals and stews, meats and vegetable masalas, pickles, and pakoras. Grow your own curry leaf plant!
Goan Garam MasalaFragrant with the flavors of Goa highlighting coriander and the heat from red chilies and black pepper, this just may become your favorite “curry powder.”
Instant Pot Greek YogurtRich, creamy, and so easy to make in your Instant Pot, Greek yogurt is made with just 2 ingredients. And strain it overnight and you have delicious cream cheese!
Coconut FactsCoconut in all its forms adds richness and nutty sweetness to both sweet or savory dishes. Perfect with curries for meat, lentils or vegetables, or as a foundation for pudding, as in rice or chocolate, ice cream, custard, and panna cotta.
Kerala Garam MasalaKerala garam masala is fragrant with fennel, star anise, and mace. Make this spice blend and take your cooking to the next level. Perfect for stews, curries, eggs, rice, and dals.
Homemade Sichuan Chili OilSichuan chili oil is numbing, tingling, and spicy all at once. This recipe is quick and easy to make, and you will find all kinds of food to put it on.
Chaat Masala Spice MixChaat masala’s tangy, hot, sweet, funkiness brightens up roasted vegetables, egg salad, fruit salad, soups, salad dressing, and anything else that needs a bit of zip.
How to Cook Onions (Birista)Onions are the foundation for many dishes, and cooking them properly is key to a good start. Learn to cook them from translucent to crispy, crunchy umami bombs.
Tandoori Masala RecipeWho doesn’t love anything tandoori, and with this spice blend, you can spice up your favorite veggies, meats, paneer, and tofu. Homemade tandoori masala is vibrant red, smoky, and spicy.
Green Chutney ~ 3 Easy RecipesWith big, bold, bright flavors, these 3 green chutneys each add freshness and zing to anything you are serving. Drizzle, dip, salsa, and drip to your heart's content.
How to Make Homemade Yogurt (Stove)An easy-to-make yogurt recipe with no special equipment required. Healthy, snack-worthy, or dial it up as the basis for a luscious dessert!
How to Make PaneerThis straightforward step-by-step guide on how to make paneer will give you a versatile and luscious cheese for your favorite dishes: palak paneer, fill samosas or top your naan pizza.
Indian Kitchen FundamentalsIndian Kitchen Building Blocks: For those of you new to Indian cooking, I wanted to go over some of the fundamental ingredients, offer measurements, shortcuts, and options that will help you in the kitchen.
Garam Masala PowderGaram masala powder will always do its job of adding warmth and depth to whatever it’s added to, so use this recipe as a starting point. Then play around and find your signature blend.
Ginger and Garlic Paste ~ HomemadeGinger and garlic paste is a building block of flavor in the Indian kitchen. With a little time and effort on your part, homemade paste ensures you will have a much tastier start to your dishes.
Easy Homemade GheeHomemade ghee is a luxurious way to build flavor with your cooking. It also allows you to control the quality of the butter, saving you some grocery dollars in the process, and with a healthier end result.