Havejia is a North Indian, specifically from the region of Gujarat in India, that is truly a special dish. The term Havejia basically means “Stuffed potatoes and eggplants.” It’s probably my #1 favorite Indian curry since I was young. (My mom made it the best, in my opinion.) Unlike a lot of traditional curries you … Continue reading Stuffed Eggplant & Potato Curry (a.k.a. Havejia)
When I was in Belgium around the holidays last year, I found myself walking through the Christmas markets that were lines down almost every street I went toward! There were so many vendors selling delicious street foods and thousands of people happily walking around and enjoying the sites. One thing that I noticed almost every … Continue reading Chai-Spiced Mulled Wine
Samosas are a traditional and very common dish among Indian cuisine. They are crispy, dough-based shells filled with spiced vegetables or meat and usually fried. They are a delicious snack and/or appetizer and even better when eaten with different chutneys (tamarind, mint, garlic.) The recipe I’m sharing with you is a fun spin on the … Continue reading Pinwheel Samosas
This Tandoor Chicken recipe is probably one of the easiest and most flavorful “Grilled” recipes you will try this summer. It has a few basic ingredients that you can quickly make the marinade with and have on hand for not only chicken, but paneer (Indian Curd Cheese) and even for roasted potatoes. The Chicken is … Continue reading Easiest Tandoori Chicken Ever!
This slow-cooker chicken will be one of your all-time favorite dishes to make, not only because it tastes delicious, but because you literally can put all the ingredients into the slow cooker at one shot and walk away until its time to eat! The chicken is tender, a beautiful golden color and soaked into the … Continue reading Slow-cooker Masala Chicken
Sometimes making fusion foods is more appealing to me than traditional curries. Not that I don’t love my Indian foods, but change is good; especially in the kitchen! Cooking is more fun, and the results can be a hit with your taste-testers or a big miss. But regardless how your own “fusion food” turns out … Continue reading Balti-Style Coconut Chicken
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)