Indian Curries…an introduction

   The word curry in the western world implies any kind of Indian dish made with a lot of spices. It’s a very generic term that tries to simplify and market Indian food to western audiences. In fact you can find curry powder in supermarkets which would lead one to…

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Bean Patty

  International Women’s Connection and Cooking   Reach out to women from other countries!The International Women’s Connection (IWC) provides a safe, welcoming place for international wives of professionals, military and students in our city. I joined IWC back in the Fall of 2007, when I was new in the town…

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Chilli Paneer / Stir Fried Cottage Cheese with Bell Pepers

    What happens when two opposite food ingredients are mixed? One comes in so many bright colors & the other knows no other color than white….one is crunchy while the other is soft & ‘cheesy’!! Apart from these opposite ‘traits’ one happens to be my husband’s favorite & the…

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Pudina Chutney / Mint Sauce

This goes well with almost all Indian appetizers & is often prepared in advance. It stays good for couple of weeks if refrigerated properly in a glass jar. There is no fixed recipe for this. But here’s what I usually do:   Take 1 cup cilantro, ¼ cup mint leaves,…

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Baked Veggie Platter

Two years back when I was hosting a Diwali dinner for my Indian friends, I wanted to try a different kind of starter. By different I mean something non fried, something which I could bake & still it would give a good competition to the fried starters. So I took out…

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Summer Salad

Bell peppers & Fresh Veggie salad tossed with Vinaigrette   This is a very easy salad, full of variety & can be used as a starter too. It has all the fresh vegetables & because Bell Pepper is the main ingredient so I’ve used it in all the colors. It…

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