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Indian Prep Kitchen: Onion Four Ways

January 06, 2018
Written by Anupy Singla

IndianPrepKitchen › Onions ›

I was three when my obsession for onions began, or so the story goes. As a little girl my mother tells me I would pick off the crunchy, lemony onions from my family's plates around their table in Chandigarh, where I was born and where my grandparent's home is to this day. It seems I've passed this obsession onto my own two girls. They could brush their teeth and still come back for a slice of spicy, lemony onion. That's how much we love them in this Indian-American household.  It's also where I wanted to start my series of Indian...

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Tandoori Baked Meatless Meatball Sub

December 04, 2017
Written by Anupy Singla

I was raised outside Philly. I like a good Hoagie. And, even though I prefer eating plant-based, what's not to love about a good meatball sub?  Why I'm always looking for ways to make my favorite comfort foods vegetarian delicious. And, I'm always thinking about ways to take my current recipes and elevate. It's what happened with my meatless meatballs recipe I posted previously. Sure, they were tasty. But they would be even healthier and more delicious with a little quinoa flour, on a bed of Tikka Masala, and made with Tandoori Masala instead of just garam masala, right? At least it's...

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Sexy Holiday Sides: Cranberry Chutney

November 20, 2017
Written by Anupy Singla

Chutney › Masala › Thanksgiving › Vegan ›

This Thanksgiving, I'm thankful for family, tradition, and knowing how fun it is to think outside the box. Take your traditional favorites and don't be nervous to try something new. Last week, I encouraged you to try some Chai Masala in your pumpkin pie. This week? Throw in some warm, Indian spices with your cranberries; swap out your bread for flattened rice Poha for stuffing; add some zing to your Brussels Sprouts with Tandoori Masala. Have your holiday the way you want it. Some tradition, some new side dishes, and a whole lot of eating.  Cranberry Chutney 1 12 oz....

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Thanksgiving Dessert: Chai Masala Pumpkin Pie

November 15, 2017
Written by Anupy Singla

Baking › Chai Masala › Healing Spices › Thanksgiving ›

Move over, Pumpkin Spice. I have a confession to make. I just don't get you. I've never had Pumpkin Spice. Really. I have never - ever - knowingly tasted Pumpkin Spice. Part of it is ... I just don't get it. There's no pumpkin in it, I found when researching recipes.  Maybe it's also because my coffee drink of choice is an Americano - black no sugar - I've never had a whipped coffee drink or dessert. I don't gravitate towards dessert easily (just give me anything savory and I'm happy). And, just the plethora of products now using this...

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Sweet Saffron Diwali Rice

October 17, 2017
Written by Anupy Singla

Happy Diwali. Based on a lunar calendar, our Hindu festival of lights is coming early this year - October 19th! But, not to worry. We are ready for it.  Diwali marks the Hindu new year and is all about letting light enter your heart, forgiving past grudges, out with the old and in with the new. One key symbol is the diya - small tea lights that we light and set up all over our home to welcome Goddess Lakshmi, the purveyor of wealth into our homes.   I still remember the years spent celebrating Diwali in India. What an...

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Eggless Egg Salad with Black Salt and Turmeric

October 09, 2017
Written by Anupy Singla

Gluten Free › Spices › Turmeric › Vegan ›

I have been making this mock egg salad since I tried it at a Hindu Temple when I was living in Hawaii. I was a graduate student at the East-West Center there and loved visiting the temple for their food - delicious, plant-based Indian.  The secret to a delicious eggless egg salad? Crunch. Color. Eggy Taste. In this recipe, the crunch is from onion, celery, and carrots. Try other fun adds like chopped watercress or jicama.  The color is important. It gets its yellow hue from turmeric powder, which is a healthy anti-inflammatory.  Eggy taste without the egg? You'll want some...

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You say Kabobs; I say Meatless Meatballs

September 09, 2017
Written by Anupy Singla

Gluten Free › Recipes › Vegan › Vegetables ›

This idea grew out of frustration. While my husband loves my version of lamb kabobs - I needed something for me. As most of you know already, I am more of a plant-based eater. But, I'll never sacrifice flavor. It has to be delicious - and typically has to be a dish that will satisfy even my omnivore of a husband. The answer? These beautifully scrumptious meatballs based on the kabob recipe in my third book, Indian For Everyone. If you have my cookbook already, check out page 87 and follow along.* The first step was developing a 'meat-ier' platform...

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Indian Street Food: Summer Salads

August 10, 2017
Written by Anupy Singla

Gluten Free › Masala › Salads › Snacks › Vegan › Vegetables ›

I've obsessed over Indian street food since I was a young girl visiting my family in India with my parents and younger brother.  Merely talking about the tartness, the crunchiness, the complexity of the spices makes my mouth start to water. These 'salads', as I like to explain to those less familiar with Indian cuisine, are small plates often referred to as 'chaat'.  Imagine a cat leaning into a bowl of milk and licking it up with her pink slip of a tongue. We would call that motion in Hindi, chaatna. In essence, licking the milk up, or when it refers to...

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Black Bean Soup with Cumin and Roasted Jalapeno

May 31, 2017
Written by Anupy Singla

Beans › Legumes › Soup › Vegetables › Vegetarian ›

Years of trying have not helped my endeavors to make the perfect pot of black bean soup. But, the other day I was determined to give it another shot. After all, these beans are incredibly healthy for you. A one-cup serving of cooked black beans provides (in daily recommended values): 227 calories. 15 grams protein. 15 grams fiber. Stats that even my omnivore of a husband cannot ignore.  So, I thought about it all day and then got busy. I wanted to roast the peppers and corn. Super easy to do, and adds another layer of flavor.  I also thought about...

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Hyderabadi Vegetarian Biryani with Tart Dried Cherries

March 16, 2017
Written by Anupy Singla

Baked Tofu › Biryani › Paneer › Spices › Thanksgiving › Vegetables › Vegetarian ›

Hyderabad is the capital of two states in Southern India and is known as a center for India's pearl and diamond trade. And, biryani. Hyderabadi Biryani is known throughout India and beyond, made special by the mix of spices including mace, dried fruit, and nuts.  Traditionally, there are two ways to cook this one-pot meal. One is to place your raw, marinated meat and other ingredients in a clay pot and seal it - opening only when perfectly cooked (this takes some serious practice). The other is to cook your ingredients partially and then put them together to finish up...

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