Chana Masala

Chana Masala

In a time crunch? Then this 30 minute recipe is for you. Chickpeas make a hearty meal, and I always have multiple cans of chickpeas in my pantry.  I also always have pre-fried onions on hand, which cuts down a lot of cooking time. That's why I'm never too far from a pot of delicious Chana Masala.

Chicken Tikka

Chicken Tikka

As much as I love the pre-made spice mixes for things like tikka and biryani, it's nice to know you can make them on your own...

Turai ki Sabzi (Stewed Zucchini)

Turai ki Sabzi (Stewed Zucchini)

I used to hate vegetables as a kid. But oddly enough, one vegetable I loved was turai ki sabzi. I accidentally took a bite, not knowing what it was, and I loved it. It was sweet, yet spicy. It was soft, but not a complete mush, and my mom conveniently didn't tell me it was plain old zucchini until I was old enough to realize that I was enjoying vegetables. Needless to say I was shocked, and eventually began trying other vegetables.  Potatoes I can have in any form, but tori only hits the spot if it's stewed in an onion and tomato masala with a sprinkling of fresh cilantro, mopped up with fresh roti.