Chak De India – Bollywood Movie Review

I was pleasantly surprised this weekend when I watched Chak De India, starring Shah Rukh Khan (Director: Shimit Amin; Producer: Aditya Chopra).  Not being a big sports buff myself, I was a little reluctant to see a movie about a bunch of misfit women trying to play hockey.  The story revolves around defamed ex-hockey player Kabir Khan (Shah Rukh Khan) and his monumental attempt to redeem himself in front of his country. 

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Homemade Chai (Tea) Masala Recipe

Chai or Tea Masala is a combination of spices that can be ground, blended together and kept at home and used over a period of time. When made at home, we are ensured quality and it is definitely a money-saver. Mix it with warm milk and give the kids anytime they have the sniffles or are feeling under the weather. You can also use this powder to make our Chai Masala Cake! Prep Time: 15…

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Chocolate Chip and Walnut Cookies

For Mother’s Day, kids love to “surprise” moms with homemade treats from the heart. Here is an easy cookie recipe for your kids to try out and impress Mom on her special day. Older kids can do it “all by themselves” and little ones can spend precious “mommy time” bonding. If you don’t have kids, don’t worry…its one scrumptious cookie that you just have to try!

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Khatti Daal

Here is a simple and delicious recipe for Khatti Daal submitted by one of our viewers, Gizzel Dsouza from India. The term “Khatti” means tangy or sour and this recipe uses tamarind to get the tart flavor. Masoor daal is another one of the few daals (beans) which does not require soaking so it goes from the stove to the table in little time. Try this recipe today!

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Black Bean & Corn Dip

This is one of the recipes we made during our live video chat show on Friday. If you have not stopped by to chat live with us, please come see us on any Friday at 1:30PM Central. Try this Black Bean and Corn Dip next time you are having a get together. It takes just minutes to make and is served with Tortilla chips. It’s fresh, healthy and your friends will be asking for more!

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Paratha/Chapatti – Indian Bread How-to Video

Parathas are an Indian unleavened bread and an integral part of many Indian meals. Any subzi (vegetable) or curry dish can be fabulous when accompanied with fresh, hot parathas. Try this recipe. It’ll be worth your while! Although we refer to this recipe as Chapatti in the video, this is actually a Paratha recipe. The difference between the two is that Chapattis are cooked without oil whereas Parathas are pan fried For a detailed recipe,…

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Seekh Kebab Recipe

Seekh Kebabs are flavorful little appetizers made from lamb (chicken or beef can also be used) that are traditionally prepared in a Tandoor (clay oven). Since most of us don’t have tandoors, try this easy recipe to make them at home. The use of fresh roasted and ground spices takes the flavor up a notch! Seekh kebab ( (also occasionally known as kebap, kabab, kebob, kabob, kibob, kebhav, kephav) ) is a recipe inspired from…

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Mung Daal

Mung Daal (along with all kinds of potato concoctions), was a staple at the boarding schools that I went to in India.  After years of grumbling about the food and this Daal in particular, it recently dawned on me that Mung Daal has now become a major part of my diet and  I just love it!  It is one of those dishes which goes great with rice, chapattis, or all by itself as a hearty soup.  Mung Daal is so…

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Kosambri – Shredded Carrot Salad How-to Video

This recipe for Kosambri or Shredded Carrot Salad most probably originated in the southern parts of India but has been adapted all over. The natural sweetness of carrots mixed in with the tanginess of the lemon juice makes Kosambri one of the tastiest ways to eat raw carrots. Try this recipe and enjoy the health benefits of carrots – an A+ vegetable!

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Crepes (Savory and Sweet)

Crepes have an exotic charm – the name and the country of origin! A street food in France, they are great when you have to have them on the go or just a sit-down romantic meal. The part that we love is that they can be customized to suit any palate, including the pickiest of eaters. Make them for a main course and/or as a dessert and they are going to be loved. Prep Time:…

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Spicy Potato Wedges

It’s hard to find too many people who don’t love potatoes. With the holidays coming up and big gatherings expected, try this simple recipe — Potato Wedges made the “ShowMeTheCurry” way…full of spices and flavor! Serve them up as appetizers for a party or just treat yourself to a batch! Ready for our prediction? These Spicy Potato Wedges will be a very important part of your lives and you’ll be looking for occasions to make…

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Aloo Paratha – Potato Stuffed Flatbread How-to Video

Aloo Parathas (Parantha) are a staple dish in many Indian households. Warm flatbread stuffed with a spicy potato mixture, Aloo Parathas can be enjoyed with yogurt, pickle or with any curry. The chapatti and vegetable “all in one” design of Aloo Parathas make them a great meal on the go all by themselves. Watch this video and try this simple and healthy recipe! For a detailed recipe, click here.

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Appam Recipe (Hopper) – Kerala Cuisine

One of the the yummiest flat breads to come out of India is the Appam, native to the state of Kerala. Made from rice and coconut that is fermented with yeast, appams are soft and fluffy with a hint of sweetness. They are perfect to enjoy along with Potato Stew, Avial and Kerala style chicken, among other dishes. Try this very simple recipe for Appam.

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Carrot and Green Chili Pickle

It’s so convenient to go to the Indian grocery store to buy pickles but have you ever wondered how long the bottle sat on the shelf before you picked it up? Well, you won’t wonder when you make this easy Carrot and Green Chili Pickle recipe at home — with fresh ingredients! You will be able to control the amount of salt you use and tailor it to your tastes.

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