Kale Keema Fried Rice 

A while back I posted this recipe for a keema (minced meat) with kale. Here is what I did with the leftovers. I just stir fry it with rice – kind of like a desi version of fried rice – dollop some ghee on top and you have a band new dish. Here is the recipe for the keema with kale. Serve this rice with my Beet Raita.

You can adjust the quantities in this recipe as per how much you have leftover.


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Keema with Kale & Spinach

Keema is one of those classic Indian comfort foods. It is usually made with ground mutton (goat) but I use ground dark meat chicken or beef. Keema is traditionally cooked with green peas but I added spinach and kale to mine as I find the greens add a nice softness to the texture of the ground meat – it’s also what I had in my fridge!  I add a lot of greens to this dish – more than what the recipe calls for here but you can adjust that to your preference. This dish must be eaten with rice! 

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Spicy Mutton Curry

I don’t eat much red meat at all but when I am in India I really do enjoy the occasional dish made with mutton. The flavor that mutton imparts onto whatever it is being cooked with is just so deeply satisfying. Here is a superb spicy mutton curry recipe I tried this past summer, which must be eaten with piping hot basmati rice. This dish can be made with chicken too.

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A Simple Chicken Curry

Often people are under the misnomer that “curry” is a spice that is often used in making all the delicious gravies and curries that abound in Indian food. However, a curry comprises of several ingredients and spices that are cooked together to actually create the final product.

There is a place for “curry powder” in certain kinds of Indian cooking but for most part – any curry that is created involves time and the culmination of several different elements.

Here is a recipe for a simple chicken curry.


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Surinder’s Quick Chicken Biryani

There’s really nothing quite like biryani to hit the spot especially on a lazy Sunday afternoon. In my mothers house we generally eat biryani on the weekends.

Her cook Surinder (the great shortcut chef) makes a great quick biryani. Though it still is involved – it’s much easier than spending half a day on the dish and it tastes pretty darned good. Here is his recipe.


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Surinder’s Chicken Sukha

Here is a great recipe for a dry chicken curry – called “chicken sukha”. The texture of this curry is wonderful and it goes really well with rice or rotis.

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Neha Ryan’s Prawn Curry

This is an outstanding shrimp curry I tried this past summer. It’s a really easy recipe and works well with the tiny shrimps. Thanks Neha for sharing!



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Cilantro Fish/ Shrimp Curry

This Indian green curry used to be one of the go to dishes served by my mom in India whenever they were entertaining.

 This past summer, after many years, we resurrected this recipe and found that the love for it has passed onto the next generation with my daughter being a huge fan of it. Here is the recipe.



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Shanti’s Mutton Thoku

 My friends Aparna and Aravind in Chennai, India have a fabulous cook who makes some amazing South Indian food. This past summer I got a peek into Shanti’s kitchen and learned some of her super recipes.


Here is a wonderful spicy mutton dish which goes really well with hot white rice.


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Mutton Cutlets

Mutton cutlets are a really popular dish in India. The meat can be substituted by anything from chicken to beef. Here is a super easy recipe for yummy cutlets from my mother’s kitchen.



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