Daal Tarka (Lentils Soup with Spices)

On a cold, rainy day a hearty soup is exactly what I need. This is the most commonly used method of cooking Daal in most Indian households.  My grandmother and her grandmother before her, and her’s before her, has made it in the pretty much the same way.  I like to use yellow split lentils […]

Rajma (Red Kidney Beans with Spices)

Rajma is not something you will find on the menu in most Indian restaurants in the west, but it is the ultimate in North Indian comfort food. My recipe is very traditional. I recommend using dry red kidney beans, soaking them overnight and fully cooking them in a pressure cooker or boiling them until they […]

Brussels Sprouts with Coriander Seeds

Kick your Brussels sprouts’ up a notch by adding crushed coriander seeds!  Coriander is the seed part of the cilantro plant.  These little babies contain an ample amount of the antioxidant vitamin C,  as well as the many vital B-complex vitamins like thiamin, riboflavin, and niacin.  The delicious and vibrant favor will give your Brussels sprouts a […]

Stuffed Bell Peppers

Stuffed bell peppers are one of my favorite dishes for an easy weeknight meal. On top of being easy to put together and delicious, this dish can be made ahead of time and looks beautiful. Makes a great addition to any picnic or potluck, just increase the quantities and adjust the spices to taste.