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Sprouting 101: Soak, Drain, Sprout, and Eat in Less Than a Week!

May 15, 2014
Written by Anupy Singla

Kids Eat Healthy › Recipes › Vegan ›

Many folks think adding sprouts to your daily regimen means giving up your day job and investing in specific tools like jars, lids with holes, or pretty muslin cloth. It truly does not. You can do all that - but by now you know me and that I am a busy mom with 2 kids and a hubbie on the road from Monday - Thursday. If it's not easy - likely I am not doing it. So purchase the tools if you want. But, know that you truly do not need to. Just follow my steps below:  Step 1: Figure...

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Dump and Go Chana Masala in the Crock Pot: Vegan, Gluten-Free Yumminess!

May 06, 2014
Written by Anupy Singla

Masala › Recipes › Vegan ›

I am going to be brutally honest.       The best way to get on my bad side is to be pretentious. Maybe because most of the confident - successful - and talented individuals I have met and known in my lifetime have had one common quality: humility. This includes the late great Dizzy Gillespie, Rosa Parks, President Barack Obama, Colin Powell, Indian actors Shabana Azmi and Amitabh Bachchan.       I truly believe that once we become pretentious in our respective careers - we also lose the ability to listen and learn. I learn as much from watching and...

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How to Eat Indian Food Like a Local

April 03, 2014
Written by Anupy Singla

Recipes ›

You're thinking 'great'.  I finally got hooked on good Indian food and now this punk is going to tell me I've been eating it wrong all these years? Well. Kind of. Not really. Okay, maybe just a little bit. Stick with me and I'll show you that the light at the end of this tunnel is not so far away. Promise! Hint: it has everything to do with the sides.  A good Indian dish is all about layers of flavor and texture, but so is the meal.  In my classes I like to tell folks that cooking an Indian dish...

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Atta ka Halwa: My Fave Indian Dessert, Vegan and Gluten-Free too!

January 14, 2014
Written by Anupy Singla

Gluten-Free › Recipes › Vegan ›

In Hindi, whenever we finish a monumental task, we like to say, 'Muh mitha karo'. Roughly translated, this means - to make your mouth sweet. It's a way to mark your accomplishment - to make you feel special and to recognize the auspiciousness of the event.  Last week, I handed in the manuscript for my third cookbook, "Indian For Everyone,' which will release later this year (2014). It was 328 pages and 64,000 words of pure accomplishment. Hitting 'send' on my computer keyboard was like a weight was lifted off my chest - a weight that I'd lived with for the last...

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Veggie, Vegan Indian Kabobs

October 03, 2013
Written by Anupy Singla

Recipes › Vegan ›

'Why should the omnivores have all the fun?' I thought as I tested the latest recipe for my upcoming third book. I was recreating my aunt's famous lamb kabobs - which are quite a sensation in her London suburb. There is just something oddly satisfying about them from the way the onions melt with the fenugreek leaves, ginger, and spices against the lamb backdrop. At least that's what my meat-eating husband tells me. I have a tough time when he has a craving for lamb kabobs - because I just can't get my vegetarian self to eat them. And that's...

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Dal: Pure and Simple Comfort in a Bowl

August 26, 2013
Written by Anupy Singla

Dal › Recipes ›

It’s a well known fact that I’m a single mother of two little girls during the week. My husband has traveled for our entire 13 years of marriage – often leaving on a Monday and returning on a Thursday, Friday, and even Saturday morning at times. When he returns, I hear the predictable, “What’s for dinner?” This question is often met with a simple, one-word answer: ‘Dal’. Despite the fancy dinners my husband gets to enjoy when on the road consulting and schmoozing clients – the only thing he truly craves is a deep, steaming bowl of freshly-made dal (also...

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Tempeh Korma

August 26, 2013
Written by Anupy Singla

Korma › Recipes ›

One of the most requested dishes when I conduct cooking classes is Lamb Korma – a dish that had gained acclaim largely through the Indian restaurant culture in the West. But, when I press folks to explain what they know about korma, they can’t get beyond the fact that they simply love the richness and decadence of this dish. They often think it’s only paired with lamb because that’s one of the few options on menus. In order to successfully make this dish at home, I believe one needs to break down the mystery so it’s more understandable. A korma...

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Palak Paneer or Palak Tofu. It’s Your Choice!

August 26, 2013
Written by Anupy Singla

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 Palak in Hindi means spinach. But, I guarantee Palak Paneer the way it is traditionally made in North Indian households will blow your perceptions of spinach. Here, I show you how to make it the way Indian restaurants would with the creams and ghee, but also give you ideas on how to lighten it up – the way we make it at home – and Vegan-ize it! Keep in mind, that some folks refer to this pureed and spiced spinach dish as Saag, but to a typical Punjabi from the villages of the state (like my family) saag refers only...

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Poha: Delicious, Wholesome Indian Snack Food

August 26, 2013
Written by Anupy Singla

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  Poha may sound exotic, but once you know what it is – it’s pretty simple to make. I took years to try my hand at it, simply because my Punjabi mother never really made it growing up. But, I used to enjoy eating it whenever in India and when visiting other Indian-American homes. I decided to try my hand at it recently and have decided this will now be a staple. It’s at once delicious, extremely versatile, and wholesome. Simply put, poha is a raw rice grain that has been dehusked and flattened into a light, dry flake. You...

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Navratan Korma – Nine Jewels in a Creamy, Robust North Indian Curry

August 26, 2013
Written by Anupy Singla

Korma › Recipes ›

   I love the idea of a good Korma. Traditionally, these are amazing Indian curries made rich with the addition of cream and nuts. Some are also made with dried fruit like golden raisins to really add more richness and a feeling of utter luxury when you bite into the sweet notes on occasion. Navratan means nine gems or jewels, and refers in this dish to the use of nine key vegetables. They can be any vegetables of your choosing, and they don’t really have to add up to exactly nine, but they give us vegetarians something to smile about...

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