Best moments from my cooking demo at Whole Foods in Montclair

I must begin by saying that I had the most wonderful time cooking for such a wonderful crowd at Whole Foods at Montclair in NJ yesterday. Carmen, the lead for cooking demos at the store was such a cheerful person and helped me out completely with the set up of my station and making me … 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

Pan seared Mushrooms in a Cilantro Basil Sauce with Candied Ginger

My Love Story with Mushrooms Mushrooms-Plant of immortality?? Growing up in India, we never ate mushrooms and was never cooked in my household or my husband’s ! Me and my husband never tried mushrooms here since we were never raised eating one back home. So I had to do some research to make a delicioussssss … Continue reading

Creamy Cottage Cheese Curry prepared in a wok

I want to start by introducing all of you to what a “Kadai” is? Kadai in India means a wok:) I prepare this awesome “currylicious” cottage cheese dish in a wok tossed with colored bell peppers, onions and tomatoes. I throw in a bunch of spices that the flavors and smell travel to my neighbours … Continue reading

Recipe: Creamy Cottage Cheese prepared in a Wok

Ingredients 1 Onion 1 Green Chilli 1/2 Green bell pepper 1/2 Red bell pepper 3 cloves of garlic 1 inch piece of fresh ginger/ 1 tsp ginger powder 1 Tomato Indian Cottage Cheese Canola Oil 1/2 tsp butter Spices: 1 tsp cumin seeds 1 tsp coriander powder 1 tsp turmeric powder 1 tsp cayenne powder … Continue reading

Lentil Soup with Caramelized Onions, toasted Cumin and Coriander

1/2 cup Yellow Pigeon peas or Red Lentils 1 large Onion 1 Tomato Fresh Ginger 3 cloves of Garlic Pinch of Turmeric Salt to taste Cayenne 1 teaspoon Lemon Pepper 1 teaspoon Coriander powder Canola Oil/ Vegetable Oil 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds Cilantro for garnish 2 teaspoons Lemon Juice Take 1/2 cup of Yellow Pigeon … Continue reading

Lentil Soup with caramelized onions, toasted cumin and coriander.

I am cold and shaking with fever. I have a terrible cold and my sinuses hurt. For dinner tonight, I decide to make something hearty and simple yet delicious and best remedy for the flu! My Lentil Soup with caramelized onions and topped with some toasted cumin and cilantro. Yum!