Tandoori Salmon

Spicy, flavorful and steaming tandoori salmon served over bed of thinly sliced cabbage, green peppers and red onions!

Salmon is our once a week go to fish. One day I decided to change up my salmon marinate and make it tandoori style knowing how much my boys love the tandoori chicken. It was an instant hit and now I make it at least once a month for our weeknight meals. It is also a great party appetizer.

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Baingan Bharta

Baingan Bharta – A spicy and smokey eggplant dish made with char broiled eggplant, garlic and chilies. This North Indian favorite dish can be enjoyed with naan as an entree or served with pita chips for a yummy appetizer.

I LOVE eggplant! I have baingan bharta eaten it in many restaurants but my mom’s recipe beats them all in taste, texture and aroma. In my recipe I also add tomatoes to add the tangy flavor. I prefer charring the skin directly on my outdoor grill burner but I also sometimes broil it in the oven. Peel the charred skin, mash the eggplant and then saute with green chilies, garlic, onions, tomatoes and scallions.. yumm.

Here is a step by step recipe for baingan bharta:

Roast the eggplant directly on a outdoor grill or broil on high for 20 mins until all the outside skin is charred and the eggplant gets mushy all over.

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Fish Curry with Basmati Rice

Fish Curry, a light and flavorful curry with coconut, tomatoes, turmeric and red chili powder is a staple in our home. Served with steamed basmati rice, it makes a quick and easy weeknight meal.

Most fish cook really fast and need very few ingredients to bring out the flavors making them a quick and healthy week night dinner option. This particular curry recipe is very simple and pairing it with aromatic Basmati rice makes it a wholesome and satisfying meal. Continue reading “Fish Curry with Basmati Rice”

Exotic Pineapple Sheera

Pineapple Sheera – An exotic, tropical tasting dessert made with sweet and tangy pineapple cooked in semolina, sugar, garnished with nuts and floral saffron.

Are you looking for a unique dessert recipe for a special occasion, holidays or get together with family and friends?  Here is an exquisite and divine dessert made with fresh   pineapple and homemade ghee. The taste and aromas will not fail to impress you or your guests.

I have made it for so many people and the reaction on their faces is priceless. I have even received many compliments from people who are not into sweets and who have LOVED this dish.

pineapple sheera

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Pineapple sheera
Pineapple Sheera
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Indian dessert, pineapple sheera
Servings: 8
Calories: 464 kcal
Author: Archana
  • 1 cup fine sooji / rava / semolina
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoon  gram flour/besan
  • 1 cup ghee
  • cup sugar
  • 4 cups fresh pineapple cut into small cubes
  • 3 cups water
  • 1/4 teaspoon saffron
  • 10 almonds sliced
  • 10 pistachios sliced
  1. Roast sooji , besan and wheat flour on Medium to low heat with the ghee. Stirring frequently until the sooji is golden brown.
  2. In another pan add sugar, pineapple and water on medium to high heat. Bring it to boil stirring a few times.
  3. Add the roasted sooji to the pan with pineapple syrup, stir well and cover the pan. Cook for 2-3 minutes on low heat.
  4. Add saffron. Turn off the heat and let it sit covered for 5 mins.
  5. Garnish with almonds and pistachios.

  6. Optionally you can press the sheera in molds of any shape to make petite servings and then top them up the nuts.
Nutrition Facts
Pineapple Sheera
Amount Per Serving
Calories 464 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 37%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 57mg 19%
Sodium 8mg 0%
Potassium 208mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 59g 20%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 33g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 1%
Vitamin C 47.8%
Calcium 2.6%
Iron 9.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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