Recipe: Chick Peas with Grated Coconut

Ingredients: 1 can of chick peas 1 tsp mustard seeds 1 tsp cumin seeds 1tsp lemon pepper powder 1 tsp coriander powder 1 tsp cayenne powder 1 tsp turmeric 2 cloves of garlic Salt to taste Canola Oil 1/4 cup grated coconut- frozen or fresh Preparation: Heat a pan with canola oil. Add mustard seeds, … Continue reading

Catering for the International Fair at South Mountain, Millburn Elementary School 4/4/13

One of my very dear friends called me to check if I could cater for Millburn Elementary school’s International Fair day. On this day, all the parents and kids get to taste different cuisines from all over the world and so I decided to take up this challenge to represent Indian Food. According to the instructions … Continue reading

Caramelized Mini Banana slices with Basil & Sweetened Coconut flakes!

Have you heard of heaven on earth?????? This dish of mine exactly feels like  “heaven on earth”. Growing up as a child, my “PAATI” (nana/grandma) struggled to make me and my brother to get to eat fruits!!!!!! So she used to make this dish and it would be gone in one second:) Just like that….. Fortunately … Continue reading

Pan Seared Mushrooms in a Cilantro Basil Sauce with Candied Ginger

1/2 Cup button mushrooms 1 Large Onion 2 tomatoes 1 tsp cayenne 1 piece of garlic 1 tsp cumin 1tsp coriander 1 tsp curry powder/ garam masala 2 tablespoon coconut milk 1/4 cup cilantro 1/4 cup basil Salt to taste Vegetable Oil/ Canola An inch of fresh ginger(optional) for garnish Preparation: Chop up the onion, … Continue reading

Mango Coconut Soup with spicy baked Eggplant & Bulgur Wheat

Mango Coconut Soup, yes you heard it right. I loveeeeeeee mangoes and my husband just got me a bagful the other day. Perfect excuse to tell him that the mangoes are going to go bad and have to be used in a “wise” manner so that they don’t get rotten over time 🙂 I learnt … Continue reading

Recipe: Mango Coconut Soup with spicy baked Eggplant and Bulgur Wheat

Ingredients: 1/4 cup Grated coconut(fresh/ frozen) 2 Ripe mangoes or 1/4 cup Mango puree’ 1tbsp cumin seeds 1/4tsp fenugreek seeds(if you have it, this gives such flavor! else u can skip this) 1 Red Chilli 🙂 as per individual spice level(you can take off the seeds if you like less spice) Nandini’s tip: 1 tbsp … Continue reading

My favorite Snack- Chick Peas with grated Coconut

I never gave Chick Peas that much attention or respect that it deserved:) all this time until there was this weird craving of a snack once my kids got back from school. I always gave them cookies/ sandwiches/ cupcakes and was tempted to eat some myself. I decided to make something healthy for them as … Continue reading

Green beans, Cauliflower and Carrots sautéed with scallions, garlic,cumin, mustard seeds and garnished with fresh shredded coconut.

I run a home based catering business called “CURRY BAZZAR”and wanted to share some clicks of some simple delicious healthy vegetarian food that I prepare. One of the popular dishes preferred by healthy eaters is my Green beans, Cauliflower and Carrots sautéed with scallions, garlic,cumin, mustard seeds and garnished with fresh shredded coconut. It is simple … Continue reading

Green Beans, Cauliflower and Carrots sauteed with scallions, garlic, cumin, mustard seeds and garnished with fresh coconut.

Green Beans Baby Carrots Cauliflower 2-3 Scallions 3 cloves of garlic 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 1 teaspoon mustard seeds Shredded coconut Chop scallions and garlic finely. Then chop green beans and baby carrots very small and even. Break the cauliflower florets into smaller florets. Heat a pan and add sesame oil, then add a teaspoon … Continue reading