Instant Pot Butter Chicken

  Last fall I purchased the Instant Pot after hearing about it from a friend. Apparently, it is all the rage with Indian professional women who want to prepare Indian food for their families after a full day of work (who knew?).  My mom made Indian meals almost nightly after a full work day when […]

Christmas Weekend

It was an unusual Christmas for us this year.  We were loaded up and ready to head east to spend time with family when illness hit.  Since this is a food blog, I’ll spare all the details.  So we returned home and unpacked everything that we had spent about 24 hours to pack.  Between sickness […]

A Food Dilemma

A couple at church had their fifth (!) baby this past week.  I volunteered to take a meal to them.  I was told they were vegetarian.  No problem, I have some vegetarian meals under my belt.  Then I found out they also don’t eat dairy.  Uh oh.  Most of my vegetarian meals involve some form […]

Indian Cooking Class – Part 2

Here are the remainder of the recipes we prepared last weekend for our Indian cooking class. The dahl and chicken vindaloo would freeze well for another meal. Spinach Dahl Recipe Courtesy of Maya Kaimal 2 cups red split peas 5 cups water one-third 10-ounce package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and partially drained, or 4 cups […]

Indian Cooking Class – Part I

Two gals from church have been wanting me to teach them how to prepare an Indian meal. They were relentless in their persistence and yesterday we finally held our class.:) Between the three of us, it took four and half hours to prepare the meal. Indian food is delicious but certainly is time consuming! Here […]

Tandoori Chicken

If you go to any Indian restaurant, you will most likely find this item on the menu. The chicken is cooked in a tandoor oven which is designed to cook meats and Indian flatbreads at a very high temperature. I love this recipe because you can marinate it overnight and fix it on the grill […]

Food Memories

There is something very comforting about having a meal from your childhood. My mother would fix chicken curry at least once a week when we were growing up. I never understood how labor-intensive it was to fix this dish, especially after a full day of work! It was our favorite meal by far, especially for […]

Fish Cutlets

These are reminiscent of a crab cake but with an Indian twist. Fish Cutlets Recipe Courtesy of Rekha Mathai 3 cans tuna or canned salmon 2 large potatoes, boiled and mashed 1 1/2 diced medium onions 1 large bunch cilantro, chopped 3-4 curry leaves (optional) 2 teaspoons garlic paste 1/2-1 teaspoons ginger paste 1/2 teaspoon […]

Chicken Tikka

This recipe is great for anyone interested in a easy introduction to Indian cooking at home. The flavors are not too over powering and the dish can be easily prepared on an outdoor grill. The chicken can be served as an appetizer or as a simple main course served along grilled flatbread and a raita […]