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Facebook Live Cooking Class: Saffron Spiced Jasmine Pulao


February 23, 2021
Written by Anupy Singla

Coconut Milk › Recipes › Rice › Vegan › Vegetarian ›

Facebook Live Cooking Class: Saffron Spiced Jasmine Pulao This recipe is one that once you make it, will stay in your menu rotation. It's really so good - made even more special with one of my favorite rice brands, Three Horses Jasmine Rice, and coconut milk, Chef's Choice. This pulao (rice) recipe is a combination of my own family recipe and one from the cookbook 'A Little Taste of India'. I love how they use coconut milk in their version and  started incorporating this ingredient into my own rice dishes when my family wants something just a tiny bit different. I changed some of the steps around and clarified...

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Instant Pot: Goan Black-Eyed Peas


January 28, 2021
Written by Anupy Singla

Coconut Milk › Rice ›

Instant Pot: Goan Black-Eyed Peas This Instant Pot recipe is adapted from my book The Indian Slow Cooker, page 95. If you don't have this essential and classic guide to Indian food in your crock pot, why not? And if you do have it and love it as so many of you have told me, please do consider writing a review on Amazon. We authors live for your reviews. Why do I promote slow cookers, electric pressure cookers and stovetop Dutch ovens like my favorite Le Creuset? Because I do not believe that there is just one way to cook. If you love cooking, you love...

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Dragon Fruit Smoothies and Beyond


January 18, 2021
Written by Anupy Singla

Coconut Milk ›

Dragon Fruit Smoothies and Beyond Dragon Fruit. I know you've seen it. The pink or yellow waxy - kind of strange - item in your produce section that you've likely been avoiding. I'm here to tell you - take the plunge! Buy one and you may just be surprised not only how delicious they, but how simple they are to use.  Indigenous to Mexico and South America and now found in many parts of Asia, this fruit grows on a climbing cactus. It is either pink or yellow on the outside and either white or magenta on the inside with tiny black seeds like a...

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Creamy Carrot, Ginger & Turmeric Soup


February 03, 2020
Written by Anupy Singla

Coconut Milk › Meat ›

Creamy Carrot, Ginger & Turmeric Soup      I HAD A TEN POUND BAG OF CARROTS. SO, I decided to take a shot at a delicious carrot soup. My first batch was good, but not great. For the next few batches, I added sweet notes from an overly-ripe pear and golden raisins. I also wanted some creaminess, but dairy-free. So, I went with cashew cream, which also lends some sweet notes. I could have also used coconut milk, but I'm just not a fan of the added taste profile in this kind of soup. I do like the addition of fresh turmeric. I feel like it...

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20 Easy Ways to Eat More Turmeric


January 27, 2017
Written by Anupy Singla

Bread › Cashew Cream › Coconut Milk › Meat › Recipes › Spices › Turmeric › Vegetables ›

20 Easy Ways to Eat More Turmeric I first saw a turmeric plant as a little girl visiting my grandmother's home in Chandigarh, India.  All of my cousins and I loved playing and climbing the lychee and mango trees in the back of our huge home in Sector 9. It was always a special time for me visiting from America - getting to pluck juicy, ripe lychees right off the stem and wander into our beloved gardner's patch of okra, eggplant, and turmeric.  Mali, as we would refer to him, would complain about the grassy plant overtaking his garden, and mumble under his breath as he cut away...

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Tempeh Korma


August 26, 2013
Written by Anupy Singla

Coconut Milk › 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

Coconut Milk › Recipes ›

 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

Coconut Milk › Recipes ›

  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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Gobi Mussallam: Oven Roasted, Curried Whole Cauliflower


August 26, 2013
Written by Anupy Singla

Coconut Milk › Curry › Meat › Recipes › Slow Cooker ›

   The one thing I always say about Indian cuisine is that it’s one of the only that takes vegetables – like this cauliflower – and places them center stage without ever skipping a beat. Growing up, I rarely ate meat. At home, it was typically Vegetarian Indian at every meal. When we protested, my mother would either make spaghetti spiked with cumin seeds or my father would take us to the Burger King a little north on Route 202 in our town of King of Prussia, PA. It took me years to realize that I would eat the whopper...

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Why I Just HAVE to Giggle when You Order Chai Tea!


February 28, 2013
Written by Anupy Singla

Coconut Milk › Recipes ›

Nothing happens fast in India. Nor does it happen without a cup of chai in hand. In my father’s tiny village in Punjab, we would first awake to a 4 a.m. loudspeaker call to prayer from the neighboring temples and mosques. Then, the only slightly muted shuffling of the house help lighting the tiny two-burner stove in my grandmother’s kitchen – dark, slightly damp, and lined with chipped stone. As visitors to these daily occurrences – it was always frustrating to have sleep interrupted in this way, but to my grandmother and her household it was routine. Our frustrations would...

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