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

Special lunch for Special people on July 4th!

We have almost no family here in the US, meaning my parents, cousins, relatives, in laws live back in India. But I must say this: what we do have are friends whom we have made along these years, some of whom have turned into family and are very special to us! So I invited a … Continue reading

Baked Potato Fingers with baked pockets of garlic!

All of us crave Potatoes fries at some point in our lives lol! I simply crave them the whole time so it was important that I come up with a guilt free recipe that would let me enjoy my craving every single time! This is such a simple, quick dish and can even be served … Continue reading

My Baked Okra Lasagna!

  I have been cooking up a storm this last weekend! Why? The reason being………YAY I am one of the Top 36 in Master Chef USA Season 3 & all my friends have been calling me and wanting to just barge in and see whats cooking in my kitchen:) Me and my family love one … Continue reading

Winning a Master Chef Apron from Gordon Ramsay, Graham & Joe!

On June 5th 2012, which was yesterday, the second round of Master Chef Season 3 auditions was telecast on Fox and it was my big day as I was cooking  for the esteemed judges! We invited some of our close family and friends for a Viewing Party and they all came home to cheer and … Continue reading

Do you think Samantha deserved an Apron?

Master Chef season 3 airs today June 4th at 9pm on Fox channel and tomorrow Jun 5th as well! Watch me cook my signature dish tomorrow! Do you think I will get an apron from Gordon, Graham and Joe? I would love to know what you guys thought about my Signature dishes after you watch … Continue reading

My spicy Tomato Soup with Lentils & Freshly ground black peppercorns

Its been raining and I feel like making a hot bowl of my spicy currylicious tomato soup but with a twist as always! LENTILS:) yes, I add some lentils to my tomato soup. The room fills up with flavor and fragrance of the spices that I add to it which makes it spicy as well. … Continue reading

Recipe: My spicy Tomato Soup with Lentils & Freshly ground black peppercorns

Ingredients 4 ripe tomatoes 4 cloves of garlic An inch piece of fresh ginger Few fresh black peppercorns Coriander leaves Cumin seeds, a pinch Pinch of turmeric 1 tsp mustard seeds 1 tsp cumin powder 1 tsp coriander powder 1/4 cup yellow lentils Juice of 1 lemon Canola oil Preparation   Chop tomatoes, garlic and … 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