I told you there has been a lot going on behind the scenes of Indian Simmer! One of the things that is keeping me busy are the guest posts that I have been doing for some very special friends of mine. One such friend is Shulie from gorgeous blog...
I've shared naan recipe before. I cannot even remember for how long I've been using that one and it had always been one of my favorites. Mostly because it does not use yeast. I always disliked that "yeasty" flavor in breads. I had no control over the use of...
Without even realizing we get so busy rushing to some place that we sometimes overlook simple things in life. But thanks to some special occasions and festivals like thanksgiving which give us a chance to just take a pause and look around and realize how lucky we are. This...

Dosa

KitchenAid is very generously sponsoring Indian Simmer's current recipe contest, Be My Valentine recipe contest. If you want to participate for a chance to get your hands on this amazing blender that I'm reviewing today or a shiny cookware set from KitchenAid then enter here.There weren't many restaurants around...

Lachcha Paratha

Bread is an integral part of Indian cuisine. The whole world now knows and admires Indian breads but still there are many varieties that although are hugely popular back home but still did not get much attention outside. Lachha Paratha (layered Indian pan fried flatbread) is one such bread....
These days I feel I am becoming obsessed with baking with whole wheat flour. Honestly, these whole wheat flour bakes are turning out really good. This time I have tried the very famous bread that every one is talking about, banana bread. I tried it twice to get it...
Wondering what to do with left over dal? Bored to eat but guilty to waste it? Here is an offbeat recipe that you can try with leftover dal/rasam :) Here is the recipe to turn those left over rasams into nice aromatic flavor filled Rotis :) I fondly call these “Dal...
I told you there will be quite a few guest posts in the next couple weeks. Posts that were due for a long time. So today I am here with another recipe that I made for Kulsum from Journey Kitchen. You remember your first friend when you went to school...

Tahiri

For many of us living so far away from our homeland, festivals do not feel like festivals, specially on a weekday. The morning starts the same way as any other morning, lazy to rush and then madness in a matter of seconds. Brush, shower, milk, breakfast, lunchbox.... oh lunchbox...
Nimki is a popular savory pre-make snack from the bylanes of Uttar Pradesh. Nimki comes in many flavors and forms. In many homes, it is shaped like a diamond and called namak para, while in many others it is neatly folded into a layered triangle. Whatever be the shape,...

Masala Dosa

Dosa, an Indian answer to crepes, which hails from the southern parts of India but is a national beloved. I've written a couple posts about Dosa before (you can find them here and here) explaining the art and the Dos n Don'ts. But its only right if I take that...
Born and brought up in North India and it was not until I was 7 or 8 years of age and I was visiting Delhi (capital of India) that I had eaten Chole Bhature. Almost feels unbelievable to me specially considering how popular the dish is around the world...