Dhal Masala

When rice is life so you eat it with dhal and yogurt because let’s be honest, it’s simple yet bursting with flavor! Having Dhal Masala ready on hand gives you the convenience of having all the flavors you need in a few teaspoons , then why not prepare this Dhal Masala when you want that In Gujarati we call…

Garam Masala

When you are cooking a Indian style meat curry, you like to use homemade spices, you have some free time and feel like a small workout then why not make this Garam Masala. Garam masala is practically used in every curry that involves cooking with meat, basically lamb, chicken, goat, fish, crab, shrimp, etc in…

Chai Tea Masala

When you are Indian at heart and love your chai in the morning and afternoon then you have to learn this Chai Tea Masala mix! For as long as I can remember I have drank Indian chai tea first thing in the morning. My parents, my parents parents, my aunts, my uncles, my friends, (even some…

Barfi

When you are going to the Hindu temple and you want to make a sweet offering, then why not make this temple favorite Barfi! Growing up I always saw my grandmother whip up some Barfi as a offering for the temple and today I see my mother-in-law doing the same thing and now I was curious…

Wannabe Butter Chicken (slow-cooker)

When you are trying to make butter chicken in the slow cooker, but mess up the ratio and end up making something familiar yet different then why not make some Wannabe Butter Chicken. Originally, I planned on making butter chicken for my husband because it’s his favorite, because I tried a new technique I ended up…

Uttapa (Vegetarian Omelette)

When you have left over dosa batter and it is meatless Monday, why not make this vegetarian omelette, Uttapa. Growing up in a Gujarati family, the food we ate were flavors passed down from generations. A favorite dish of mine is Uttapa, a rice and gram lentil batter mixed with onions, tomatoes, chilis, and cilantro served…

Gulab Jamun (Fiji Style)

When you’re Gujarati and your mother-in-law is an amazing chef with delicious recipes so you often shadow her so you can hope to live up to her skills, so you ask her to make Gulab Jamun (Fiji Style) This is basically an Indian take to a fried donut dipped in simple syrup. It sounds simple but…

Fish Mince Ball Curry

When you are in the mood for some fish, you want to be able to divide the dish easily then why not try to make something new and make a Fish Mince Ball Curry. I have been eating Fish Mince Ball Curry or as we call it in our house “Machli na mamna” ever since I…

Crab Curry

When you are out grocery shopping and you see large fresh crab in the supermarket, they are in season, so you buy some, bring them home, clean them up, and make delicious Crab Curry. We often make this delicious curry at home because there is a certain level of satisfaction in breaking through the crab body…

Mattar Paneer

When you feel like making Punjabi cuisine and craving something creamy, then why not make Mattar Paneer. Mattar paneer is a creamy north Indian dish that is made with peas, cheese, tomatoes, and spices. This easy recipe is quick to make, especially when you are tired after a long day at work. I enjoy this dish…