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Cumin-Star Anise Pulao

In India, rice pilaf is called "pulao" and it has many variations from region to region.  Pulao is made with good quality Basmati rice or Jasmine rice, simmired in a broth and cooked with vegetables, spices, garlic, dry fruit or nuts. It can also be made with meat, lentils and beans  also simmered in the broth for a while to release their flavors.  Chef Ravi

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Tandoori Chicken-Tikka

The small bite-size pieces of chicken are known as tikka. It is said that Emperor Babur, the founder of the Mughal dynasty in the 15th century, was fussy when eating chicken, in order for there to be no bones, he required for it to be cut into small pieces. A tandoor is a clay pot used for thousands of years to cook meat. Although a clay pot was not available for this recipe, by marinating the chicken in the...

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Aloo Vadas (Potato Patties)

Aloo Vada, also known as Batata Vada is one of the most popular snacks in almost all the regions in India.  It can be served as a snack, a side dish, or a light meal.  It is a versatile dish that has many regional variations. The word “aloo” means potatoes in Hindi. "Vada" is a category of savory fried snacks from India such as fritters, doughnuts, or dumplings. Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, Aloo Vada...

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