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Cauliflower, Green Beans, & Peppers with Sweet Potato

Cauliflower, Green Beans, & Peppers with Sweet Potato

Cauliflower, green beans, and peppers with sweet potato was a dish created by Ma and me, as we were trying to figure out what to make for dinner one night…  It’s not a traditional Indian dish by any means, but it has a nice combination […]

Cabbage Carrot Chickpea Fritters / Pakoras

Cabbage Carrot Chickpea Fritters / Pakoras

Cabbage carrot chickpea fritters, or pakoras, are a new recipe that Chi Friendly Eats has developed in celebration of the Hindu festivities going on this week. My in-laws in West Bengal are all having fun, eating good food, visiting family and friends, and giving thanks […]

Spicy Chickpea Curry

Spicy Chickpea Curry

Spicy chickpea curry…  it’s what I was in the mood for, so I whipped up this recipe today using ingredients I had around the house. I’m on my last week of a 28-day cleanse, so I’m still restricted to a list of clean, anti-inflammatory ingredients. […]

Simple Indian-Spiced Summer Squash

Simple Indian-Spiced Summer Squash

Summer squash is beautiful and abundant during this time of year – green zucchini, yellow squash, Mexican zucchini, eight ball zucchini…  any of these varieties can be used for this recipe. I love buying produce that is in season – the fruits and vegetables are […]

Ma’s Everyday Tomato-Cilantro Red Lentil Dal

Ma’s Everyday Tomato-Cilantro Red Lentil Dal

Dal… it’s one of my favorite foods… My husband, Jeet, comes from India, so I have been blessed to learn Indian cooking through the  Bengali side of my family.  Most of those lessons come from my mother-in-law, whom I call “Ma.”  Ma is the youngest […]

Balsamic Glazed Portobello Mushroom Sandwich with Creamy Pesto Sauce

Balsamic Glazed Portobello Mushroom Sandwich with Creamy Pesto Sauce

   OK – now that you know how to make homemade pesto, let me show you how I like to use it… My family loves mushrooms – there’s something earthy and texturally satisfying about them.  Plus they cook up so quickly that they are a […]