Bite Size Samosas with Apple Chutney

Makes 20 Samosas Apple Chutney Ingredients 6 tart apples, peeled, cored, and finely chopped 1¼ (inch) pieces fresh ginger root, peeled 1⁄3 cup white wine vinegar 3 tablespoons white sugar 3 tablespoons brown sugar ¼ teaspoon cinnamon ¼ teaspoon white pepper ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom Pinch of ground nutmeg Pinch of salt Directions In a […]

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Chapatis

Makes approximately 12 Ingredients 2 cups whole wheat flour Additional flour for rolling 1 cup of water (approximately) ½ tablespoon of salt or to taste if you want more 2 tablespoon of vegetable or canola oil Directions Mix flour and salt well. Make a hole in flour and mix in a little water at a […]

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Chilled Cucumber Raita with Mustard Seeds

Makes approximately 4 cups Ingredients 2 tablespoons of canola oil ¼ teaspoon of mustard seeds 2 large cucumbers, seeded and diced 3 cups of plain yogurt (whole or reduce fat) ¼ cup of mint chopped 1 teaspoon cumin Salt to taste Green chilies, optional Directions Heat oil in a small pan over medium heat. Add […]

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Eggplant Dip

Serves 6 Ingredients 1-2 globe eggplants (totalling 2 lbs), peeled and coarsely chopped 2 red onions, coarsely chopped 1 large red bell pepper, coarsely chopped 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1-2 garlic clobes, chopped 1 teaspoon fresh oregano Juice of one lemon – about 2½ tablespoons 2-3 tablespoons roasted tahini (sesame paste) ¼ cup […]

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Indian Style Tart

Serves 6-8 Tart Dough Ingredients 2½ cups flour 1 tablespoon sugar 1 teaspoon salt 2 sticks unsalted butter, cold and cut into small pieces 2 to 4 tablespoons ice water Directions In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar and salt. Cut in butter with two forks or a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. […]

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Indian Summer Ratatouille

This version of the traditional fresh Provencal vegetable stew is both easy and tasty as well and utilizes the best of the late summer/early fall bounty!

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Khichdi

Serves 6 Ingredient 1 cup small split yellow dal, pre-soak for 30 minutes 1 cup of rice 2 tablespoon ghee (clarified butter) 1 tablespoon of cumin seeds ½ teaspoon of asafetida (Kayam) powder (found at specialty Indian store) 1 teaspoon turmeric powder 1 small piece of ginger, grated 2 green chilies, chopped 2 cloves garlic, […]

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Mattar Paneer

Serves 6 Ingredients 1 package of paneer (cubed) 2 tablespoons ghee 3-4 cardamom pods, whole 1 small stick of cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds 1 small onion, diced 1/4 teaspoon ginger, grated 3 green chilies, finely chopped 3-4 large tomatoes, pureed 1/4 teaspoon sugar Salt (to taste) 1/2 teaspoon garam masala 1/2 teaspoon chili powder […]

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Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

Serves 6 Ingredients 2 (15-ounce) cans chickpeas 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon cumin powder 1⁄8 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne) 1 teaspoon garam masala Kosher salt to taste Lime wedges Directions Preheat the oven to 400°F. Rinse and drain the chickpeas and dry by rolling them around in a kitchen towel. Combine the oil, […]

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Tarka Daal

Serves 6 Ingredients 1 pound chana dal (dried yellow split peas), rinsed until the water runs clear 2 pints water 4 tablespoons clarified butter 2 tablespoon cumin seeds 1 medium onion, finely chopped 3 to 4 whole green chilies, pricked with a knife 1 small (2 inch) piece fresh ginger, grated 3 cloves garlic, peeled […]

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