November 2, 2018 Recipe Contest Winner: Green Papaya Salad

Recipe Contest Winner: Green Papaya Salad

Congratulations to our member Shikha Sepai for the winning Green Papaya salad … spicy, sweet, crunchy & very vegan … a little bit work … but totally worth it !!! That satisfied my craving for sure 🙂 Recipe Ingredients 2 cups firm green papaya (grated) 1/4 cup fresh green beans (chopped) – optional 1/4 cup carrots (grated) 3 tbsp […]

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October 29, 2018 Baby Eggplants stuffed with Chutney

Baby Eggplants stuffed with Chutney

I like these little baby eggplants grandma used to stuff with chutney and tie with a string. The Indian word for Eggplant is also Ravaiya, Vengnu, Aubergine or Brinjal. Ingredients 8-10 small ravaiya (baby eggplant) 1 cup coconut milk, extracted from 1/2 coconut 50 grams tamarind soaked in warm water and pulp strained off Oil […]

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July 12, 2018 Baingan (Eggplant) Bharta with Curd (Yogurt)

Baingan (Eggplant) Bharta with Curd (Yogurt)

Ingredients 2 medium Brinjals (Eggplant) 1 onion 150 gms curd (yogurt) 2-3 chillies 100 gms peanuts Sprinkle of coriander Salt to taste Method 1) Roast brinjal over fire. 2) Make paste 3) In a pot add the brinjal paste, crushed peanuts, curds, chillies, cut onion, coriander and salt. 4) Mix it together and serve.

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June 28, 2018 Dry Bhindi (Okra)

Dry Bhindi (Okra)

Great Snack and Appetizer by Dolly Contractor Ingredients 1 Lb Okra 1 tsp each of turmeric, paprika, salt, pepper, dhana-jeera Pinch of garam masala 2 tsp corn flour 1 splutter guard for your non-stick pan (optional to prevent a mess) Method Wash, dry Okra thoroughly. Cut tall in quarters from top to bottom. Add, turmeric, paprika, […]

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June 10, 2018 Known to lower A1C and blood sugar levels.

Known to lower A1C and blood sugar levels.

by Rita Jamshed Kapadia Known as Bottle Gourd in USA. Doodhi is a vegetable also known as Lauki, Lavki in India.  Buy one that has soft skin and if you dig your nail into it, it should leave a mark and feel soft. Doodhi is very good for diabetes. Drinking it as a juice has been […]

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June 4, 2018 Doodhi ni Barfi

Doodhi ni Barfi

Doodhi ni Barfi Ingredients: 800 gm Doodhi 400 gm sugar 200 gm mawa Pinch of cardamom 0ne drop of edible green color 5 tsp chopped pistachios and almonds Method:  Boil the doodhi for 1 minute Put the doodhi in a non-stick pot and then put 400 gm sugar. Keep cooking for 15-20 minutes. Then put the mava […]

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April 9, 2018 Surti Papri Chicken, Mutton or Lamb (with vegetarian option)

Surti Papri Chicken, Mutton or Lamb (with vegetarian option)

Surti Papri Chicken, Mutton or Lamb (Vegetarians can leave the meat out) Ingredients: 2 lbs papri (surti Papri can be found in Indian Grocery Stores. Threaded and broken into 1 inch long pieces) 1 lb Mutton, Chicken or Lamb 3/4th tsp ajwain (bishop seed) 2 onions thinly sliced 2 whole pods of garlic, unpeeled or 10-12 […]

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March 12, 2018 Tomato Gravy for Cutlets

Tomato Gravy for Cutlets

by Rita Jamshed Kapadia Ingredients 1 Cup or 8 oz tomato puree (puree tomatoes) Canola oil for frying 1 tsp cumin powder 1 tsp chili powder 1 tsp onion powder 1 tsp Garlic powder 1/2 tsp flour (optional I like to omit this) Salt to taste 1 tsp Sugar to taste (brown, raw or white) 1 […]

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January 31, 2018 Moussaka – Classic Greek Moussaka with Eggplant

Moussaka – Classic Greek Moussaka with Eggplant

  Moussaka is a casserole made by layering eggplant with a spiced meat filling then topping it off with a creamy bechamel sauce that is baked to golden perfection. It is perhaps the most widely recognized of all Greek dishes and was made famous by the legendary Greek chef, Nicholas Tselementes. This eggplant version is […]

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December 17, 2017 Mutton Pulao

Mutton Pulao

Prep Time: 30 minutes Cooking Time:30 minutes Yield: Serves 6 Ingredients: 3 lbs Chicken, Lamb, Goat meat or Mutton 1 teaspoon ginger paste 1 teaspoon garlic paste 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder (cayenne pepper) 1 teaspoon dhana-jeera powder (coriander-cumin) 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1/2 cup milk 2 generous pinches of saffron 1/3 cup raisins 1/4 […]

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