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Butter Chicken

At my last Holiday Craft Fair the Chicken Tikka/ Butter Chicken  masala was a hit. I have a recipe for the Tikka on this blog and promised all there would be one for the Butter Chicken. Again my cousin Karen in London, helped me out with this recipe. I found this fairly quick and made this meal during my busiest work week as it happened to be my husband’s birthday. Had to make a ‘Bada […]

Chicken-Tikka

Best Chicken Tikka

Back home in India, we never cooked Chicken Tikka at home, just went out to eat it! In the past, I was often asked if I can make this dish and so I asked my international family for help! My Cousin Karen lives in London and has been cooking this incredible Chicken Tikka for a long time. Living in London, she knows exactly what this dish should taste like. We love exchanging and trying different […]

Raw Pestos

With all the mint, basil and cilantro growing this time if the year, I’ve been making a lot of spreads and adding them to my home made raw crackers! You can also spread them on vegetables. Please note that I often substitute the nuts I used in each recipe for pine nuts, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds. Both make about 1 cup. Nutrition is based on 8 servings. Cilantro Sunflower Seed Pesto 1 bunch cilantro […]

Hummus

Whenever I have soak garbanzo beans for my chana masala, I soak extra to make hummus. This is a basic hummus recipe which I jazzed up using my organic spices. Please read the section about soaking and sprouting. Ditch those beans in a can folks! Your body will thank you. It’s better for the environment as well to not have so many cans. Ingredients 1 cup sprouted garbanzo beans (chickpeas) 1/4 cup lemon juice 1/4 cup […]

Chana-Masala

Chana Masala (Garbanzo Beans)

Ever since I quit using generic store bought spices, I have been craving the taste of Chana Masala without mass produced spices that come out of a box. After lots of experimentation, I think I got it. I tend to like mine sweet and tangy. Most of my recipes don’t call for a lot of chili as I don’t like my food very spicy. Add chili powder to any of my recipes if you want it […]

Baingan-Bharta

Stuffed Eggplant (Veg & Non Veg Recipes)

When I left India, I could not cook. I collected recipes from everyone around me on the eve of my departure to North America. Once here, I experimented by making the most labour intensive dishes when I was in Graduate school, especially on weekends when we had big parties in our International student home. I found cooking relaxing and the aromas reminded me of our kitchen at home. This in one such dish I enjoyed making. […]

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