Tag Archives: indian

My Amazing Vegetarian Indian Experience

I am trying to increase the non-animal protein component in my diet for health, and my cholesterol levels.  Because I love Indian cuisine and I love Madhur Jaffrey’s cooking (two of her recipes on previous posts: her garam masala spice blend and Lentil Soup, a Lovely Soup), what could be better than to delve into […]

Rainforest Nut Coconut Curry

Sometimes I get my inspiration to try a new recipe in the strangest places.  I was at Whole Foods sampling some Rainforest Nut Butter with Coconut (made by Proudly Canadian, Nuts to You Nut Butter Inc.), made with Brazil nuts, cashews and coconut pieces.  There was a recipe handout on the sample table which looked […]

Curry Power

No, it is not a spelling mistake in the title — the power of the powder — curry powder is an aromatic combination of many spices and there seems to be as many recipes as there are cooks.  A small amount will add a flavour punch to so many dishes.   My sister found a Jewish […]

Chicken Tikka Masala, Slow Cooker Style

I love Indian food.  I love the aromas of the cooking spices wafting through my kitchen.  And I love them even better when the meal comes together as quickly as this one.  This recipe is a one-pot wonder.  Throw everything into the slow cooker and walk away.  But don’t forget to come back and eat […]

Garam Masala Great Musings

I really enjoy making homemade spice blends for a number of reasons: I can use whole spices, I can control the proportions of each spice added, I know that the blend is freshly made and is more aromatic than store-bought, and I have the option of dry roasting the spices. Garam Masala is an Indian […]

Spiced Lentils with Something ‘Egg’stra

This recipe, adapted from thekitchn blog is a wonderful, high-protein quick lunch, combining lentils and an egg.  The ingredients for the lentil dish are red lentils and chana dal (a yellow split lentil, available at an Indian supermarket, however split yellow peas can be substituted), chicken or vegetable broth, garlic, shallots and garam masala. Garam […]

Chickpea and Paneer with Basmati Rice, So Nice

And now a chickpea curry with an Indian flair.  I found this recipe in the Food and Drink magazine that the LCBO (Liquor Control Board of Ontario) produces and it is so delicious and so easy to put together, truly a one-pot wonder.  This recipe doubles up on the protein by combining chickpeas and paneer, […]