Sometimes the most ordinary of foods can be made extraordinary simply by pairing them with the right ingredients. For this delicious potato dish, I took a lot of inspiration from my mother-in-law’s cooking and the tasty foods I ate while in West Bengal. Continue reading
Keema Matar (ground meat and peas curry) is one of my favorite Indian dishes. Not only is it incredibly comforting but it’s also really quick and inexpensive to prepare. When I think I have nothing in the house to make for dinner, I almost always end up making Keema Masala. I mean, who doesn’t have a pound or two of ground meat stuffed some place in their freezer?
I used lamb. Traditionally, I believe, ground mutton or lamb is used; but you could also use ground beef, turkey, chicken or even venison to make this curry. This is really a versatile recipe, as most Indian recipes are, and the leftovers can be transformed into many different dishes. Continue reading
Hello Everyone! Long time, no blog post, eh? Sorry about that.
For those of you who have left me comments or sent me wonderful, kind E-mails, thank you! If I haven’t yet responded, I promise I haven’t forgotten. I have a lot to go through, but I’ll respond to them all as soon as I can!
Now that winter is almost over (FINALLY!), I plan on spending some extra time cooking, experimenting and blogging! I don’t know about you, but I really hate the winter. It’s cold. It’s gloomy. It makes me turn into a lazy, crabby lady. RAWR!
Oh, and I’m on a diet. Double RAWR! haha
My laziness aside, I have a few other things I wanted to share with you guys!
First, Dhokla! I wanted to share a photo of this beautiful, Indian besan (chickpea flour) cake. This particular dhokla won me a $100 bet with Piyush. Silly husband should know better than to challenge me on anything cake related. Haha!
Look for the recipe coming soon!
Second, our tickets are booked for India! We’ll be leaving here on October 11, 2013 and will be spending 5 glorious weeks abroad. I’m excited! The planning isn’t entirely finished yet, but a trip to Darjeeling is definitely in the itinerary. After all, it is one of my favorite places on this Earth. Continue reading
Traditional American rice krispie bars have always been one of my favorite snacks. Especially if they’re of the peanut butter variety! Some of my earliest memories center around the simple–yet delicious–rice krispie bar. It’s true. I remember stirring the pot of melting marshmallows on my grandmother’s stove-top while my aunt, Patty, supervised–well over 20 years ago! (Man, I’m getting old…)
My husband, being the picky guy he is, doesn’t love the simple rice krispie bar the way I do. In fact, he flat-out dislikes them. Crazy, I know. Determined to make him love the sweet and crunchy snack-bar, I decided to make a version with flavors I knew he’d love.
I’ve had a lot of requests for this recipe, and I’m not really sure why I haven’t posted it. But hey, it’s never too late…right?
I created this recipe for a pie contest that was held way back in September. Unfortunately, I didn’t win, but that’s okay. You see, I made 300 little pies the night before because Piyush and I had to transport them to Minneapolis by early afternoon the next day. Living a couple hours away from Minneapolis, I knew I wouldn’t have time to prep and travel the day of. Continue reading
When I was cleaning out my freezer the other day I noticed I had a few (forgotten) packs of paneer. Paneer, a fresh Indian cheese made with whole milk, is one of my all-time favorite ingredients. It’s a great vegetarian (not dairy-free) source of protein and can be used in many different ways. Continue reading
Today my blog makes it’s grand debut in the Rochester Post Bulletin.
If you’re visiting My Fancy Pantry for the first time, after reading the paper, Welcome! I’m happy to have you here!
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The recipe for Chicken Masala that was included in the article can be found HERE.