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Spicy Grilled Chicken with Flavored Rice

Aand we are back dear friends! Happy Thursday to you all. Hope all of you are enjoying this lovely winter. This year fortunately we haven’t seen much of snow and it has been a winter we midwestern people look forward to. This week we bring to you Spicy Grilled Chicken with Flavored Rice – when i think of eating Indian food at a food truck this is what I like to see. Some grilled meats/veggies accompanied with flavored aromatic Indian basmati rice and loads of condiments on side. Hmmm..Yummy! Two years ago, I visited New York and I had this amazing halal meal at indian/middle eastern food truck. This meal is inspired by my food adventures from my New York visit. The versatility of Indian food is that it can be easily substituted with ingredients based on dietary restrictions. And so my vegetarian friends, you can use the same marinade and use Paneer, red onions, green bell peppers instead of meats. Well, I hope I have tempted you enough. Without further ado, lets jump into the …

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Lagaan Chicken Curry

Since we spent this Thursday taking you around Art Prize 2015 held in Grand Rapid in this post. With all the art prize excitement we got slightly delayed in getting our weekly recipe post out…  So here you go my friends I have all your weekend parties covered YAYYY!!! with this easy peasy party special recipe all your friends and family will ask for more of this yum dish. This recipe is from my Mom’s Indian recipe stash, Lagaan Chicken curry, a party special dish commonly made in Parsi families. Lagaan chicken curry essentially means chicken curry made in a heavy copper bottom dish (Lagaan). Though a parsi dish, it is quite a delicacy in many places in India including Hyderabad, my hometown. This dish goes very well with rice, pulao or naan/bread. Happy Weekend you guys!!! Ingredients: 2 lbs Chicken 1 large onion finely chopped 2 tbsp ginger garlic paste 2 tbsp chilli powder 1/2 tsp turmeric powder 1 tsp Garam masala powder 1 tsp pepper powder 4 tbsp tomato sauce pinch of ajinomoto/MSG (optional) 1 cup curd …

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Strawberry Salad with Poppy-seed dressing

Happy Friday dear friends! How has your week been? I have had a great time the past two weeks traveling and doing fun activities with my parents. One of the activities we did was to go strawberry picking! Strawberry picking at Delange’s Redberry farm is a great way to engage with ur local community, gain access to fresh strawberries that are sweet, juicy and amazing. Great way for family to hang out together perfect weekend activity. [/caption]Here are some of the pictures from our picking … mom & dad thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience! Fruit picking is not a common activity in India and this was a completely new experience for them. Well, end of the day we had a ton of strawberries at home and it was time to whip up something using these juicy fruits. Strawberry being a versatile fruit can be added to so many dishes and it doesn’t have to be desserts only. Here’s a salad that I made using these strawberries. Inspired by Panera bread’s  premium signature summer salad. I just love salads …

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Doro Wat – Spicy Ethiopian Chicken Curry

Happy Thursday friends! Hope you are all enjoying the lovely weather and all the nature’s beauty around. My husband and I love our evening walks with Gizmo (our little pup) breathing in all the freshness the season has to offer. Well, this week my hubby dear was craving some Ethiopian food and so this week’s recipe is a dish from Ethiopia called Doro Wat. Ethiopian cuisine is something we enjoy at home and outside too. The flavors and spices are very close to Indian and that makes it more enjoyable for us. India and Ethiopia have had long connections going back many many years with Indians moving to Ethiopia to do technical work and spice trade. Incidentally, bollywood movies seem to be very famous in there….So don’t be surprised if you are greeted by a namaste next time you are there. The recipe below is basically a curry served on the side of a savory pancake. Something similar to a dosa except it is baked. We frequent (Ethiopian restaurant) regularly and I got my spice mix …

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Tandoori Grilled Chicken

Thursday is here folks…Only one more day to the much needed and awaited long weekend of the season!! Memorial day weekend marks the official beginning to the lovely summer season and the yummy grilling season 🙂 So fire up your grills and get ready to try this lip smacking recipe! This week Umami Kitchen brings to you a recipe that is simple yet loved by many. Tandoori Grilled Chicken is one of my favorite go to recipes for the grilling season. This recipe brings together the succulent chicken legs with some finger licking Indian masalas. And now we declare the grilling season open! Go ahead and try our recipe!Here are some quick tips before you dig into the recipe: 1. If this is your first time grilling it is very important to keep an eye on the chicken legs to ensure they are not burnt. Adjust the grill flame as needed, move the chicken legs to low flame area if you see them burning. 2. Personally I do not prefer adding color to my food. But …

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Thai Red Curry in 20 minutes

Welcome folks! You are at the right place if you are looking for a quick Thai curry recipe. Thai curries make great meals for both lunch and dinner. This recipe is one that can be made in just 20 minutes with the vegetables or meats you have at home. The best part about thai food is that you can customize it to your palette and dietary needs. My recipe below is for chicken red curry but you can easily substitute the meat for vegetables and make it vegetarian. Thai ingredients have great flavor. Their cuisines bring a perfect mix of sweet, sour, spice and everything nice. The flavors dance on your palette and give you a great sense of enjoyment. I personally love thai ingredients as they remind me of flavors from my home, India. Try this dish and let me know how you like it 🙂 For the Curry: 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken, diced ( 14oz drained and cubed tofu) 2 bell peppers (1 red and 1 yellow), 2 cups quartered button mushrooms …

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Peruvian Chile Sauce with Roasted Chicken

This is one of those recipes I almost fell in love with on Food Network. I made this at home and like expected, my husband and I completely enjoyed the rich flavors of this dish. The best part about this dish is that you can make this sauce and use it for multiple dishes. Check out for our upcoming post on Peruvian Chile Sauce with Spaghetti to know what to do with the leftover sauce. Here’s a dish you can experiment with for your fancy lunch or dinner parties. It is a gorgeous dish to look at and a delicious one to savor. Recipe courtesy food network: For the Sauce: (Makes 4 to 6 servings) 1 slice whole wheat sandwich bread, crust removed, cut or torn into 1/2-inch pieces 3/4 cup half-and-half 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 large or 2 small shallots, sliced 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 cup low-sodium chicken/vegetable broth 2 cups (6 ounces) crumbled queso fresco or mild feta cheese 1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 2 tablespoons toasted …