Easy Chana Masala

Chana Masala goes by many names: Channa masala, chole masala, chole, cholle. They are all the same dish. It is usually made with the more common, light-colored chickpea, as opposed to black chickpea, kala chana. In my house, we typically call it “Chole,” which is the Punjabi name for Chana masala. Chole is a popular dish… Continue reading Easy Chana Masala

moong dal in a white flower shaped bowl garnished with raw red onion rings, lemon slices and cilantro

Moong Dal

Moong dal (also known as mung dhal or mag ni dal), the mung bean split into half, is a staple across the Indian subcontinent and other parts of Asia. In fact there is evidence of the lentil being widely cultivated in India over 3,000 years ago. Now, that’s one ancient bean! Today, moong dal is… Continue reading Moong Dal

Ginger Chai Spice Cookies

Cookies are my favorite thing about the holidays. I love to bake them and share them with friends and family. This year I almost didn’t get around to the holiday baking though. Since we spend Thanksgiving and the two following weeks in India, it didn’t even feel like the holidays to me.

Potato Curry - This potato curry is ready in minutes using either a pressure cooker or instant pot

Pressure Cooker Potato Curry (Batata nu Shaak) Recipe

When people come over to my house for Indian food for the first time, I often serve Potato Shaak. I like it because it is so representative of the flavors of Indian cooking, and it just feels like a homestyle meal.

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Pulao Recipe (Indian Rice Pilaf)

Rice Pilaf is ubiquitous across most of the world’s cuisines. This is probably because it is such a great dish for large gatherings. Making a large pot of rice pilaf is not much more difficult than making a small pot.