Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

Have you seen tomatillos at the grocery store and wondered how you would use this funny little “green tomato” with the papery skin? Well, tomatillos are not green tomatoes but they do make a wonderful roasted salsa. Try this delicious roasted tomatillo salsa recipe simply as a dip with chips or take it to the next level by including it with a Mexican feast.

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Dahi Sev Puri (Chaat) How-to Video

Dahi Sev Puri is a popular variety of Indian “street food” known as “Chaat”. It is similar to Papdi Chaat in it’s ingredients except  that  it uses the puffed  puri usually used for  Pani Puri instead of the flat puri.  Dahi Sev Puri has a combination of flavors, from sweet and sour to hot.  It can definitely be a hearty appetizer as it is loaded with potatoes, garbanzo beans and lots and lots of yogurt. …

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Zapiekanka – Polish Baked Baguette

On a trip to Poland, my husband was introduced to Zapiekanka, a type of Polish street food. As he recalls, it was “fast, cheap and delicious”. Traditionally Zapiekanka is a baguette filled with mushrooms and cheese plus ham or other type of meat and is a common sight on Polish street corners. Try our recipe for Zapiekanka (or Zapiekanki), the ShowMeTheCurry variation of this delicious and nutritious meal. Prep Time: 10 mins Cook Time: 15-20…

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Jack Fruit Pulao

If only I could count the number of ways to make Kathal! Having grown up where we had Jack Fruit trees in our backyard, we had to make dishes that everyone has heard of and some of them we just invented along the way. Kathal Pulao, Biryani, kebabs, pickles, subzi, jams, kheers or payasams….and the list is just endless. Here is one way that is just so simple and flavorful. Enjoy! Prep Time: 30 min…

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Jalapeno Pesto Pasta

Whether you decide to make the Jalapeno Basil Pesto recipe from ShowMeTheCurry.com or you happen to have some Pesto sitting in your fridge… Either way, you and your family are going to love this simple pasta recipe. Use any type of pesto, any type of pasta, any type of veggies or add in some chicken. This versatile recipe is fast and simply delicious!

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Besan ki Burfi (Magas)

Festivals and holidays are right around the corner. Celebrate your family and friends this year with delicious Besan ki Burfi (aka Magas). Roasted and fragrant chickpea flour (besan) is the base of this very popular Indian sweet or mithai. Learn how to make ordinary besan into an extra-ordinary dessert with this “I can’t believe how easy it is!” recipe.

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Trifle Pudding Cake How-to Video

Trifle is a delicious dessert usually made by layering sponge cake, custard, fruit, cream, and sometimes jelly. Try this super easy recipe for Trifle Pudding Cake that you can make in under 15 minutes! Next time you’re having dinner guests and just can’t find the time to make an elaborate dessert, this one can save the day! Oh by the way, did we say it’s so easy that even kids can make it? Take a…

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Butternut Squash with Black Chickpeas Subzi (Kumro Chokka)

One of my visits to Honolulu, Papia Sengupta, made this wonderful dish and I was blown away. The first thing that attracted me towards the dish was the color, very appealing to the eye. The second was the ingredients – like a lot of folks, I too am intimidated by the size of the vegetable in question (Pumpkin)! The last but not the least was the taste – what a great combination, color and the…

"Butternut Squash with Black Chickpeas Subzi (Kumro Chokka)"

Sarson ka Saag – Punjabi Mustard Greens

Whether Baisakhi (the Punjabi harvest festival) is coming up or not, it’s always a great time to have Sarson ka Saag. This Sarson ka Saag recipe has the unique flavor of fresh Mustard Greens that is perfectly balanced with Spinach. Rustic in texture and simply delicious, try sarson ka saag and makki ki roti — a perfect Punjabi pair.

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Karela Chutney How-to Video Indian Dish

As a child, I remember making faces every time any Karela dish was served! As an adult, I relish it! So, what happened…did I start making it the way I wanted to eat it or was it just the fact that I started appreciating the uniqueness of Bitter Gourd or Bitter Melon (the name and the flavor)? Whatever the case may be, Karelas now have a special place in my heart (and my stomach)! This…

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Multipurpose Marinade Recipe for Vegetables and Meats

This versatile Marinade as a the name suggests is wonderful for vegetarians and non-vegetarians. Use it to make meals, sandwiches or appetizers and just great to have on hand. Marinate Paneer, Chicken, Cauliflower, Potatoes, Beef, Pork, Mushrooms, Turkey, Fish, Shrimp and trust us, we know you can think of atleast another dozen ways of using this wonderful fragrant marinade. Prep Time: 10 min Marinates approx 2 kgs or 4.5 lbs of chicken Ingredients: Spring Onions…

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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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Milk Cake (Eggless Dessert)

Perfect for the holidays and a one step dessert – can life really get better than this? Milk Cake is a recipe that is simple and easy and yet has the look that you’ve probably slaved over the dish for hours 😉 ! The combination of the raisins, dates and the cranberries and a great suprise element in the creamy milky flavor of the ricotta. Did we mention that it’s eggless? Thank you Payel Mukherjee…

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Kada Prasad / Aate Ka Halwa /Whole Wheat Halwa Recipe

With Gurpurab and Diwali just around the corner, it calls for something sweet. Now, we all know that we really don’t need an excuse to make dishes and desserts, do we? The Atte ka Halwa has a beautiful, smooth, melt-in-you-mouth, buttery feel. Enjoy the Halwa and the festivities and best wishes from our families to yours. Prep Time: 0 Cook Time: 15 min Serves: 4-6 Ingredients: Chakki Atta (Whole Wheat Flour) – 1/2 cup Melted…

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