Nankhatai are shortbread biscuits, originating from the Indian subcontinent, popular in India and Pakistan. The word Nankhatai is derived from Persian word “Naan” meaning bread and “Khatai” from an Afghan word meaning Biscuit. (www.wikipedia.com) Here in the US, we simply call them “Shortbread Biscuits/Cookies.” The different between the American version and the Indian version is … Continue reading Cardamom & Pistachio Shortbread Biscuits (NanKhatai)
If you like eating Funnel Cake and enjoy the soft, chewy center with the slightly crispy outside, you will love trying the Indian Jalebi. Jalebi is similar to a mini-sized funnel cake but after it is fried, it is immediately dunked into a thick simple syrup and then plated. Once it cools, it has a … Continue reading Jalebi (Crispy dough in Sugar Syrup)
It’s Friday!! That means we can relax, think about sleeping in the next day and what good stuff to eat tonight! In our house, we keep it simple on Fridays; either we eat leftovers, grab pizza or make a bunch of fun foods for our movie nights. And even though I cook for a living, … Continue reading 1 Pan Mexican Potatoes.
Here is a variation of the Mango Lassi that turns a drink into a really creamy and refreshing pudding that is perfect for any occasion or event! MANGO LASSI PUDDING Serves: 6-8 people Ingredients: 1 cup of plain OR vanilla yogurt 1 packet of Knox unflavored gelatin 1 box of Vanilla Pudding (6oz.) ¼ cup … Continue reading Mango Lassi Pudding
Spice blends are one of those things that you can make your own. What I mean to say is that everyone has their own version or blend of seasonings that they prefer using in their kitchen. Even if I had a spice blend recipe, I know that by the time I finish making it it’s … Continue reading How to Make: Garam Masala
Curry Paste is basically a wet blend of spices that is used in Indian cooking just like Curry Powder. The difference between the paste and the powder is that the spices in the paste are cooked AFTER you grind them and include oil and wine vinegar to help with preservation. The spices in the powder … Continue reading How to Make: Curry Paste
I try to make different spice blends on my own for use in my own cooking. It helps take the guess work out of what I need to add into a particular curry dish or helps if I want to add some extra flare to a dish with some uncommon flavors. Curry Powder is one … Continue reading How To Make: Curry Powder