Tea is a multi-cultural icon, beloved the world over and enjoyed in myriad forms. Yet all tea, other than herbal tea, comes from the same plant – the Camellia sinensis. Darjeeling Tea is well-known as the “Champaign of Teas”. Authentic Darjeeling comes from the Chinese variety of the Camellia sinensis. It grows at the foothills…
Over millennia, India has generously shared its various inventions, creations and commodities with the rest of the world. Gifts like Ayurveda and Yoga, Ghee, Tea and Basmati Rice, Great Beings and Saints whose names live forever in infamy all come to us via India. Thanks to India, we have the number ZERO (0), Pi (“π”)…
Balti Curry adds such good flavors to simple, healthy dishes! For this recipe, we started with a cast iron skillet rubbed with ghee to help sear in the flavors of the sweet broccoli and slightly bitter radicchio. The addition of Malabar ground black pepper adds a mildly peppery flavor that won’t compete with the various flavors of the Balti curry, However, any black pepper you have on hand will do quite nicely.
These pancakes are made with 100% organic spelt flour. The recipe serves one person but can easily to doubled, tripled, etc. We used organic, wild frozen, blueberries that were thawed, but you can use them straight from the freezer. As a garnish, we’ve added frozen, thawed organic sweet, pitted cherries along with a spreading of sesame tahini and some maple syrup. To make your own tahini, check out our recipe at https://blog.pureindianfoods.com/recipe/homemade-sesame-tahini/
These easy-to-make little treats are perfect to serve at holidays, parties, picnics and for company. We recommend good quality mayonnaise and either ground Kashmiri red pepper or cayenne to “devil” them up. If desired, replace pimentos with freshly-slivered red bell pepper slices.
This colorful beet salad can be made with either red or golden beets. It’s a simple, tasty salad that pairs well with eggs, cheese, rice or other grains, or hot crusty sourdough bread. Lightly toasting the walnuts really enhances their flavor.
This is an ideal fall and winter side dish. It’s easy and nutritious, not to mention delicious! In a pinch, substitute 1/4 tsp each dried rosemary, thyme and oregano in place of fresh. For a super treat, toss with roasted pecans or hazelnuts and dried cranberries just before serving.
These little chocolate treats are so easy to make and they have much less sugar than what you might purchase in the store. Try them with a piece of fruit and a cup of hot tea.
This is a simple, flavorful recipe for roast chicken – an age-old comfort food. Feel free to play around with the amount of saffron, curry, ghee and seasonings you use. If you like it hot, a dash of cayenne added to the mix will do nicely. The pan juices make wonderful gravy and the chicken carcass makes delicious bone broth!