Indian As Apple Pie

Jazz Up Summer Grilling With a Strawberry Chutney


June 05, 2015
Written by Anupy Singla

Chutney › Gluten Free › Kids Eat Healthy › Recipes › Vegan ›

It's no secret that it's strawberry season. Everyone is talking and writing about these luscious nuggets of sweetness. Of course, they are delicious just like the shot above - but is there anything else you can do with them? YES. Make them into a delicious chutney - a condiment that will not only have your guests raving - but may just be the talk of your summer table.  But, first - what exactly is chutney? Think of relish or salsa multiplied by a thousand. Chutneys are India's answer to both condiments and then some. In Indian cuisine we love layering...

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Quick, Vegan, Authentic Chana Masala - Curried Chickpeas


February 26, 2015
Written by Anupy Singla

Curry › Gluten Free › Kids Eat Healthy › Recipes › Vegan ›

When you google the term 'Chana Masala' you come up with various recipes for Indian curried chickpeas which sadly make no mention of the masala that is key to making your chickpea dish scream authentic.  Masala is an interesting term in my culture and language. For the most part, it can mean two different things. First and foremost, it refers to a dry mixture of spices, that when used with certain ingredients give your dish a taste of authenticity. It can also refer to a wet base of ingredients, which when added to key ingredients, spices and water, will make a delicious curry....

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Punjabi Kitchari Makes its Debut in the Washington Post


January 07, 2015
Written by Anupy Singla

Kids Eat Healthy › Recipes › Vegan ›

It felt like 2011 all over again. When I watched Mumbai-born Chef Floyd Cardoza win Bravo's Top Chef Masters with his take on the seemingly mundane South Indian breakfast upma.  I mean Indians in the know get how addictive and delicious upma actually is, but how could it capture the attention and respect of the culinary West? It's ... so .... simple.  It was the same feeling seeing Kitchari - and my take on it - make headlines in the Washington Post food section this week. "Are you serious?" "Wow. How Cool!" were some of the responses from my Indian-American Facebook friends. "Kitchari in the...

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Win the Thanksgiving Day Scramble by Spicing Up Your Sides


November 25, 2014
Written by Anupy Singla

Kids Eat Healthy › Vegan ›

If you are anything like me, you woke up this morning and realized that Thanksgiving is 2 days away. Heck. I just found out yesterday that my girls don't even have school tomorrow (in all fairness to me, it's a different schedule than last year and I just got home on Sunday after 10 straight days on the road promoting book 3!). Still. The guilt IS starting to set in slowly. But, before it gets comfortable, my goal is to kick it to the curb with some rock solid Thanksgiving Day-worthy sides. We all know that while turkey takes center...

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The Art of Dal Book Tour i.e. Indian For Everyone Travels


November 17, 2014
Written by Anupy Singla

Kids Eat Healthy › Vegan ›

After an action-packed launch in Chicago, Indian For Everyone is on the move. And, first stop is/was Vancouver. I have to say, whenever I stop in this amazing city, I always always always make sure I also stop at Global News in Burnaby. Not only is the station one of the friendliest, but so helpful and so appreciative of delicious Indian food. Here, with morning anchors Sophie and Steve.  As a journalist I always love the story behind the story, so here it is. This appearance was HIGH stress for me. First off, as exciting as these TV spots seem, setting...

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Slow Cooker Punjabi Rajmah: Spiced Kidney Beans


October 28, 2014
Written by Anupy Singla

Curry › Kids Eat Healthy › Slow Cooker › Vegan ›

Halloween is around the corner. But, instead of getting spooked by the bags upon bags of candy that my kids and I will be surrounded by, I instead decide to empower myself. How? By pulling out my slow cooker and cooking...without really cooking.  Instead of fighting the inevitable, I just realize that the only way I can manage the amount of candy my kids (and I) suck up is by simply keeping us all full with the good stuff. So, come this Friday I'll throw something delicious into the slow cooker and insist that my girls and hubby eat a...

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July 4th Table: Roasted Chickpea-Quinoa Masala Salad


June 26, 2014
Written by Anupy Singla

Kids Eat Healthy › Masala › Recipes › Slow Cooker › Vegan ›

Your July 4th table will never be the same. This amazing high-protein veggie salad will leave everyone - especially the omnivores - asking for more. It's nutritious - but in a way that I demand from all my food - it's delicious as well.  I want to thank Chef Jamie Oliver for the inspiration for this dish. He was showcasing a fresh California-style salad on his show filled with roasted everything and topped with cold avocado and crunchy greens. I started to think about it from an Indian point of view, and came up with this.  You will work -...

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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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Quinoa Dosa: Vegan, Gluten-Free, Delicious and Addictive


December 24, 2013
Written by Anupy Singla

Bread › Gluten Free › Kids Eat Healthy › Vegan ›

Because all of you have been so interested in this recipe from feedback on my Facebook Fan page (Indian As Apple Pie) I am posting it here as an early Christmas gift. I truly feel like this experiment has been a gift for me and my house. I have been trying to curb our rice consumption and substitute it in ways that make sense to our Asian upbringing and are delicious so that we never lose a flavor beat - and that means for my hubbie too.  I'm so sorry this is not as pretty as my previous posts with...

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Thanksgiving Day Sides: Indian Baked Brussels Sprout Chips


November 21, 2012
Written by Anupy Singla

Kids Eat Healthy › Recipes › Vegan ›

Thanksgiving is here. And, in traditional fashion I'm sure brussel sprouts made it to your shopping carts. In many stores these days you can even find them on their original stalks - so fun especially for the kids in your life. But, how much do we really love this little green veggie? Like a mini cabbage - often over steamed and served sort as an afterthought. Fun. Exciting. Mouthwatering are rarely words associated with the iconic brussels sprout (except for a few of us) - well, until now! Though most of us prep and roast the whole brussels sprout (slicing it...

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