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Petrina Verma Sarkar

Updated Articles and Resources

By Petrina Verma Sarkar

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Butter Chicken - Murg Makhani Created: Thursday, October 06, 2005 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      This dish is among the best known Indian foods all over the world. Its gravy can be made as hot or mild as you like so it suits most palates. Butter Chicken tastes great with Kaali Daal (black lent...
    • Sookhi Moong Ki Daal - Dry Moong Lentils Created: Sunday, September 16, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Serve this tasty lentil dish with hot Chapatis or Parathas and your favorite pickle for a simple yet very fulfilling meal.
    • Papad Ki Sabzi - Poppadum Curry Created: Tuesday, March 11, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      This unusual dish from Rajasthan in western India, is one of those foods you can cook when you're in a hurry and want a hot, cooked meal. It tastes great with plain boiled rice!
    • Prawn Recipes - Shrimp Recipes Created: Wednesday, July 08, 2009 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      India's coastal regions have an abundance of seafood, so prawns are prepared in a multitude of ways. Here's just a small sample of what you can do with them.
    • Sheila's Sai Bhaaji - Sai Bhaji - Sindhi-Style Spinach and Mixed Vegetables Created: Wednesday, September 19, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Sai Bhaaji is a typical Sindhi (western Indian) food. I got this recipe from my Editor (at my first job!) Sheila Shahani. This is how she makes it in her home. The greens and veggies in it make it ...
    • A Quick Tip to Crack and Clean a Coconut! Created: Monday, March 20, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Crack a coconut and remove the flesh easily with this simple quick tip.
    • Pressure Cooker Recipes Created: Wednesday, March 02, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      The raised pressure and temperature inside a closed pressure cooker makes the food in it cook faster (usually 1/3 the time).
    • Vegetable Pan Rolls Created: Saturday, August 31, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Vegetable Pan Rolls are so yummy you can't stop at one! Try them...
    • Sooji Ka Halwa - Semolina Halwa Created: Monday, May 30, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Easy to make and so delicious, Sooji Ka Halwa is a personal family favorite! This is my Father's recipe... nobody makes Sooji Halwa like my Dad!
    • Methi Mutton Curry - Mutton Curry with Fenugreek Leaves Created: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      In India, goat meat is commonly (if erroneously) called Mutton. Simple, yet delicious, Methi Mutton Curry is also easy to put together. This is my go-to recipe when I want to cook a simple, wholeso...
    • Indian Breakfast Recipes Created: Saturday, December 31, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Not eating a good breakfast everyday? Your body is running on an empty engine till your next meal! That's bad news when you need to do a million things in a day! Also, if you're trying to lose weig...
    • Nargisi Kofta Created: Friday, November 10, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      This dish sounds exotic and tastes it too! Add it to a dinner party menu and friends will think you slaved to make it for them. In truth, Nargisi Kofta is fairly simple to make.
    • Masala Daal Created: Sunday, August 27, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      This tasty dish goes just as well with hot Chapatis as it does with plain boiled rice. Throw in a salad or a veggie dish and you've got the perfect vegetarian meal!
    • Dahi Bhindi (okra in yoghurt sauce) Created: Wednesday, June 21, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      This tangy Indian dish tastes great with hot Chapatis (Indian flatbread) and Lehsuni Daal (garlic flavored lentils).
    • South Indian Stir-fried Potato Created: Monday, February 27, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      This easy-to-make potato dish tastes great as a filling in Dosas (crispy rice batter pancakes) or eaten with hot chapatis (Indian flatbread) or parathas.
    • Masala Fish Curry Created: Thursday, February 27, 2014 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Masala Fish Curry is a lovely, simple curry. Combine it with plain boiled rice for a delicious, hearty meal....
    • Dum Pukht Biryani - Slow Cooked Biryani Created: Thursday, November 28, 2013 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Learn how to make delicious, slow-cooked meat Biryani...
    • Chilli Potatoes Created: Monday, September 30, 2013 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      This delicious dish is an Indian adaptation of a Chinese recipe! It makes for a terrific snack! Here's the recipe...
    • Bombay Biryani Created: Monday, September 30, 2013 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      You will love this delicious rice and chicken dish! Try my Bombay Biryani recipe...
    • Masala Raan - Roast Leg of Lamb Created: Saturday, June 29, 2013 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      This delicious Indian style lamb roast is so easy to make! Try it...
    • Murg Musallam - Mughlai Style Chicken in Spices Created: Monday, April 29, 2013 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Murg Musallam is a regal dish! Learn how to make it here...
    • Pindi Chana Created: Monday, April 29, 2013 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Learn how to cook this North Indian favorite, right here....
    • Lobia (black-eyed bean curry) Created: Tuesday, February 07, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Serve this tasty and healthy Indian bean dish with piping hot plain boiled rice, Kachumbar, and your favorite pickle.
    • Shakkarpara - Shakkarpare - Shakarpali Created: Monday, November 28, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Shakkarpara (also known as Shakkarpare, Shakarpali, Shakkar Para, or Shankarpalli) is a snack typically made in India during Diwali or Christmas.
    • Til Ke Laddoo - Sesame Laddoo Created: Sunday, August 31, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      This dessert is especially popular during the winter months as many people think the ingredient sesame can help keep you warm!
    • Shengdaana Lehsun Chutney (peanut garlic chutney) Created: Monday, September 26, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      This dry chutney is often eaten over plain boiled rice with ghee drizzled over it. Some of its primary ingredients are coconut and peanuts.
    • Egg Curry Created: Friday, November 10, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014
      There are several different styles for making Egg Curry and this recipe is North Indian in origin. Serve Egg Curry with a vegetable side dish and rice.
    • North Indian Recipes Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014
      These are some of the most popular North Indian foods in both homes and restaurants.
    • Sultani Daal Created: Thursday, March 27, 2014 Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014
      Learn how to make Sultani Daal, a dish fit for any King!
    • Paani Puri Created: Tuesday, June 06, 2006 Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014
      This snack is not just delicious, it is also fun to make and eat. Call friends over and make a whole heap!
    • Palak Poori - Fried Spinach Flatbread Created: Thursday, March 27, 2014 Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014
      Crispy, golden Pooris with an unusual, healthy touch - Spinach (Palak in Hindi)! This bread goes really well with any dish - vegetarian or otherwise - and your favorite pickle. The perfect Palak Po...
    • Dahi Vada - Dahi Bhalla Created: Friday, December 23, 2005 Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014
      Dahi Vada can just as easily be a main dish on a hot day as it can be the perfect accompaniment to other meat or vegetable dishes on a special occassion. You can also eat it as a snack!

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