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Tomato Rice

At this time of year I get loads and loads of tomatoes from my neighbor. So many that to prevent them from spoiling I chop them up and freeze them to use throughout the year. I’ve made so many tomato based recipes that taste fabulous just from that one wonderful ingredient – garden fresh tomatoes. Having exhausted a lot of tomato recipes I ventured to try something new with my current batch of tomatoes – an Indian style tomato rice.

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Bell Pepper Potato Paneer Sabzi

Have I mentioned that we are at peak pepper season? Peppers in all shapes and sizes and in all types of flavors. It’s a bonanza of colors that look beautiful and enticing, and this recipe is as colorful as the peppers in season. It’s a delicious Indian bell pepper potato curry with paneer.

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Beets Poriyal. Beets Saute with Toasted Sesame Seeds and Lentils

This recipe is for all your beet fans out there who are looking for a creative way to make a delicious beets dish. This one is flavored with toasted sesame seeds and urad daal which are split skinned black gram lentils. These two transform beets into a phenomenal dish that tastes so good you’ll be having second helpings.

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Sweet Potato Mushroom Stir Fry Curry

This Indian style stir fry curry is quick and easy with stupendous results. The flavors in this dish come from the brown mushrooms , ginger, garlic, onions and spices. The sweet potatoes add a wonderful natural sweetness to the dish while also giving the curry some heft. Serve it alongside lentil daal and rice, or with naan and yogurt raita for a fabulous meal.

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Coconut Chutney with Sunflower Seeds & a Clove of Garlic

Here is a different twist of the ever popular Indian coconut chutney. Traditionally coconut chutney is made with fresh coconut and dried lentils to give the chutney some heft, which also helps to bind the chutney. But this time around I decided to try making my coconut chutney with sunflower seeds for the same type of substance . I have to say it worked better than I ever expected.

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Sweet Greek Yogurt with Saffron Cardamom & Rose. Indian Shrikhand

Shrikhand is an Indian yogurt dessert made with strained yogurt, sugar and sweet spices such as cardamom, saffron and rose essence. its a refreshing dessert served in the Western region of India in the state of Gujarat.

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Cinnamon Peach Walnut Cobbler

I got a big batch of homegrown peaches from our friends and as fast as we were trying to eat them we still couldn’t finish them before they got too ripe. I had already made a yogurt parfait with fresh peaches. I also made a quick and easy poundcake and peaches with whipped cream. Finally after two weeks of peaches I decided to use up all of the remainder of the peaches to make a cobbler. An easy way to use all the peaches I had left in our fruit bowl.

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Toasted Black Pepper & Cumin Fried Rice

Looking for a rice recipe all jazzed up with fragrant spices fried in ghee? This is the one to try. Its a delicious fried rice dish made with mixed veggies that get jazzed up with toasted black pepper, cumin seeds, and curry leaves that are fried in fragrant ghee. Super delicious on its own, or with a side of yogurt raita this makes for a fabulous meal for lunch or dinner.. Give it a try!

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Turmeric Spiced kale and Swiss Chard Potato Stir Fry

This greens and potato stir fry is one of my all time favorite Indian dishes. I love the simple flavors of this dish that shouts comfort food for me. It’s an easy Indian stir fry curry spiced with just turmeric and cumin seeds.

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