The Green Chutney

Jun 24

Are You Vegan? Please Read this

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I have been a Vgetarian but NOT a Vegan. I grew up in a home on a farm and we always had people tell us( who came to Milk the Cows) that you must Milk the Cows or they will die. In recent years I have been learning more about Vegan food and why people […]

Mar 19

What is Tadka? Baghar or Tempering?

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This process is used, to add Flavor to food. Almost all over India in all regions this process takes place to enhance the flavor of Vegetables, Daals, Chutneys, Raita and other dishes. It is important to know about it ahead of time as it takes heating of oil and adding whole spices-sometimes Green Chilies, Curry […]

Mar 13

What are Papodams?

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If you have eaten at an Indian Restaurant, you may have had crispi spicy thin cracker like snack -Papodams ( also known as Papad in India)as an apitizer. Papodams are among the popular snacks in Indian Cuissine-some are spicy and some not spicy. The process for making Papodams is very time cconsuming and  difficult. Generally […]

Feb 11

Why Do We Use Oil in Cooking?

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Have you ever wondered why we use OIL in cooking? There are so many kinds of oils in the market and one can get easily confused as to which oil to use. First of all the oil is used for many reasons in cooking and eating. Here are the befits of using Oil 1. It […]

Jan 27

Parsley and Cilantro-Indian Parsley

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  Parsley   Cilantro – Mexican Parsley   Two types of Parsley and Cilantro Italian parsley   I thought it would be  a great idea  to take photos of each Parsley. All these three are parsley but they feel and look different, Each one has a different Aroma, flavor and taste. Parsley is generally used […]

Jan 26

Potatoes- Food of the World

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Potatoes have been a part of everyone’s diet for generations in almost all the Countries. The English word potato comes from Spanish patata (the name used in Spain). There are about five thousands of potato varieties worldwide including Andes ,  Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Chile, and Colombia.   I remember from my childhood days when we had potatoes in our meal daily. […]

Sep 02

In the Pantry – In the Fridge -Time saving ideas

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Every Cook has his or her own method to keep things ready for easy cooking. I wanted to share some  simple ideas for  cooks who are learning to cook Indian Dishes. Depending on the size of your pantry and the refrigerator, you can stock the items. I keep some items ready such as: 1.Chili – […]

Aug 20

Figs are in Season

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Figs typically peak from July through August and may be later in the North.  Usually the trees produce a crop within a month, so check your local farm to find out when they’ll be in season.  Most trees only produce one crop per season.  In order to produce good local Figs, producers depend on ideal […]

Jul 13

Cooking Vegetables – tips for easy cooking

Cooking Vegetables –   tips for easy cooking

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There are so many varieties of Vegetables available in the market in  many Countries. Here in the USA, specially in California, we find Vegetables from India, Asia and Mexico. Some Vegetables are familiar to us and some seem to be Foreign -since cooking process may be different for many of them, most vegetable recipes have […]

Jun 17

Ghee ? What is it? How to make it.

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                                 I am sure most of our Indian readers would know what is Ghee. Actually Ghee is used in Indian Cuisine for Centuries.  Ayurvedic Medicine seem to claim Ghee as a big promoter to help Immune system. French and english […]

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Each Recipe is passionately created in my own kitchen with my own ideas and ingredients, Some recipes are adopted, some are from friends and Family. I have added some packaged items for convenience. These recipes are simple, colorful, palatable, and ideal for today's busy lifestyle. All the recipes are Vegetarian and some are Vegan. Some recipes are Indian, some are of mixed culture and some dishes are fusion. Hope you enjoy them.