Salads drizzled with delicious dressing make you feel good for some time but an hour or two later your stomach tends to forget you’ve eaten anything at all. And so, you eat again. Unless of course, you were wise enough to eat a grain salad.
Filling, satisfying, flavorful and packed with proteins. This lentil salad has lot of flavors going on – loaded with earthy lentils, sweet-tart cranberries, crunchy walnuts and tangy goat cheese. The unusual combination of ingredients give it a wonderful texture.
Plov (pilaf) the king of Uzbek cuisine is served as a wedding feast and during all major celebrations as well as within the family circle. Dishes made of rice are known almost in every country of the region, but the Uzbek Plov, the recipe for which was created in ancient times, is claimed by locals to be a masterpiece of culinary art. It was handed down, not only from generation to generation, but from merchant to merchant and traveler to traveler, along the Great Silk Road.
There are so many reasons to love this soup; added protein-rich chick peas, carrots, celery and tomatoes make it more substantial and tastes even better on the second day. This vegetable-packed healthy soup recipe is inspired by caldo verde, a Portuguese soup made with kale, potatoes and linguica sausage. I had planned to make this healthy soup last night before I knew temperature is going to be in the single digits for much of the day.
Talk about a one-pan wonder– A mouthwatering medley of potatoes, onions and garlic tossed in a mixture of everyday spices with olive oil and fresh rosemary. This Crispy, tender roasted chicken with veggies makes an easy weeknight meal! Only 15-minute preparation and an hour of roasting time in the oven— as this dish cooks you have plenty of time to get organized for next morning…or relax with a glass of wine.
Almost every cuisine has at least one signature dish featuring some type of meat paired with vegetables and slow simmered for hours. China is known for its red-stews and braised dishes. And on a cold winter day, nothing hits the spot quite like a big bowl of steaming pork stew.
Malai Kofta is a velvety smooth Mughlai gravy with soft, tender melt-in- your-mouth cottage cheese dumplings. It is an Indian vegetarian dish with rich taste of fresh cream and nuts. This is one of the few Indian vegetarian recipes that always get you drool by just listening to its name.
Sweet and sour is a generic term that encompasses many styles of sauce, cuisine and cooking methods. It is a classic style of preparation enjoyed across China. Originated in Jiangsu’s Wuxi, the flavor sweet and sour, or tangcu, exists in all China’s major regional cuisines. Depending on the region, tangcu is prepared differently, and the method used to achieve the dish’s color varies as well.
Potatoes (Aloo) are tempered with Indian spices giving them a zingy-tangy flavor. The dish gets its name (Achaari) and flavor from the spices which are usually used to make pickles like; Fennel, nigella seeds, cumin, mustard and mango powder. It can be enjoyed with simple daal and rice or rolled in paranthas for a quick bite or can be packed in your kids’ lunch box.
It’s the time of the year, when there are celebrations everywhere and everyone is in the joyful mood. Diwali is one such Indian festival which brings in enlightenment with it. It is about decadent sweets and following the rituals and being traditional.