Posts Tagged: indian inspired

Vegan Saag  Paneer http://bigsislittledish.wordpress.com/2014/01/25/saag-paneer-vegan/
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Saag “Paneer” (vegan)

My husband’s maternal grandparents raised their family in India.  Chris’ grandfather ran an international boarding school in his capacity as a United Methodist Minister.  Chris’ mother and all of his aunts and uncles grew up playing in the foothills of

Vegan Saag  Paneer http://bigsislittledish.wordpress.com/2014/01/25/saag-paneer-vegan/
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Saag “Paneer” (vegan)

My husband’s maternal grandparents raised their family in India.  Chris’ grandfather ran an international boarding school in his capacity as a United Methodist Minister.  Chris’ mother and all of his aunts and uncles grew up playing in the foothills of

Ven Pongal http://bigsislittledish.wordpress.com/2014/01/12/rice-and-moong-dal-pudding-with-black-pepper-cumin-and-ginger-ven-pongal/
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Rice and Moong Dal Pudding with Black Pepper, Cumin and Ginger (Ven Pongal)

This is one of the most comforting, simple and healthful foods I have ever eaten.  The rice and split moong beans are cooked until they are very soft and pudding like in consistency.  The flavour comes from ghee flavoured with

Ven Pongal http://bigsislittledish.wordpress.com/2014/01/12/rice-and-moong-dal-pudding-with-black-pepper-cumin-and-ginger-ven-pongal/
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Rice and Moong Dal Pudding with Black Pepper, Cumin and Ginger (Ven Pongal)

This is one of the most comforting, simple and healthful foods I have ever eaten.  The rice and split moong beans are cooked until they are very soft and pudding like in consistency.  The flavour comes from ghee flavoured with

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Aloo Chat Inspired Oven Fries

As the weather got cold here,  I became overwhelmed by a craving for Aloo Chat.  Aloo Chat is a spicy potato snack served with a variety of chutneys and yogurt.  In my opinion, it is everything a snack food should

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Aloo Chat Inspired Oven Fries

As the weather got cold here,  I became overwhelmed by a craving for Aloo Chat.  Aloo Chat is a spicy potato snack served with a variety of chutneys and yogurt.  In my opinion, it is everything a snack food should

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Salmon Marinated in Spiced Yogurt (grilled or baked) with Rhubarb Chutney

I’ve been having a big craving for spicy, hot food.  We’ve been eating lots of spicy chickpea pancakes and bhel puri with very spicy green chutney.  This salmon dish does not have to be super hot, but if you use

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Salmon Marinated in Spiced Yogurt (grilled or baked) with Rhubarb Chutney

I’ve been having a big craving for spicy, hot food.  We’ve been eating lots of spicy chickpea pancakes and bhel puri with very spicy green chutney.  This salmon dish does not have to be super hot, but if you use

Bengal Red Lentil Dal
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Bengal Red Lentil Dal (to defeat seasonal allergies)

It’s spring time!  It’s BBQ time!  It’s allergy time!  Today we will be addressing the third and least glamourous aspect of the current season.  I will not go into the horrific details of my seasonal allergies.  Those of you who

Bengal Red Lentil Dal
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Bengal Red Lentil Dal (to defeat seasonal allergies)

It’s spring time!  It’s BBQ time!  It’s allergy time!  Today we will be addressing the third and least glamourous aspect of the current season.  I will not go into the horrific details of my seasonal allergies.  Those of you who

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Carrot Cardamom Muffins with Coconut Rosewater Icing (Gluten-Free)

I wanted to make  a carrot cake inspired by Indian carrot halva for Easter this year.   I wanted it to have coconut instead of walnuts and feature cardamom and rosewater.  We are spending Easter with my mum on Maui, where

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Carrot Cardamom Muffins with Coconut Rosewater Icing (Gluten-Free)

I wanted to make  a carrot cake inspired by Indian carrot halva for Easter this year.   I wanted it to have coconut instead of walnuts and feature cardamom and rosewater.  We are spending Easter with my mum on Maui, where

Fake Tandoori Chicken
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Fake Tandoori Chicken

A while back I tried a recipe for buttermilk roast chicken.  The recipe suggested that you allow the chicken to marinate in the buttermilk for 24 hours and the result was very tender.  I had used a whole chicken cut

Fake Tandoori Chicken
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Fake Tandoori Chicken

A while back I tried a recipe for buttermilk roast chicken.  The recipe suggested that you allow the chicken to marinate in the buttermilk for 24 hours and the result was very tender.  I had used a whole chicken cut

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Shrimp in Aromatic Tomato Sauce

This simple, delicious dish requires curry leaves.  You can find them fresh in Indian grocery stores (buy a bunch and freeze them for later!).  You can also order dry curry leaves here.  I used to have a curry tree and

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Shrimp in Aromatic Tomato Sauce

This simple, delicious dish requires curry leaves.  You can find them fresh in Indian grocery stores (buy a bunch and freeze them for later!).  You can also order dry curry leaves here.  I used to have a curry tree and

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Curried Avocado (Indian Guacamole)

We used to have a beautiful potted curry tree in our apartment.  We had grown it from a little baby plant that had come from the curry tree that used to belong to my husband’s Indian grandma.  The leaves had

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Curried Avocado (Indian Guacamole)

We used to have a beautiful potted curry tree in our apartment.  We had grown it from a little baby plant that had come from the curry tree that used to belong to my husband’s Indian grandma.  The leaves had

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For the Love of Sourness- Rhubarb Chutney

My maternal grandparents lived in a white farm house with a red roof and a veranda that wrapped around two sides.    I  have a lot of affectionate for the trees and plants that grew directly around that house.  These

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For the Love of Sourness- Rhubarb Chutney

My maternal grandparents lived in a white farm house with a red roof and a veranda that wrapped around two sides.    I  have a lot of affectionate for the trees and plants that grew directly around that house.  These