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Homemade Marinara Sauce

How to make Fresh Tomato Marinara sauce at home


Marinara Sauce – a basic Italian sauce prepared using fresh tomatoes. Pair it with pasta, meatballs or simply as a dip.   Italian cooking for me is incomplete without the beautiful flavorful sauces. Marinara sauce is one of the most basic Italian sauces. It is a versatile sauce and can be used in a number of ways listed below. I…

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Pico de gallo

How to make Pico de Gallo at home


Fresh tomatoes, onion, green chili, cilantro and a squeeze of lime make Pico de Gallo a fast dip for chips or topper for any Mexican food.   When you go to a Mexican restaurant, how do you identify the quality of food that is going to be served to you? Every restaurant serves you some salsa and chips as soon as you…

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Dal Fry – Spiced Yellow Lentils Restaurant Style


Dal Fry is a popular Indian dal or lentil recipe. Dal fry is usually prepared with Toor dal also known as arhar, tur, toovar, yellow lentils or split pigeon pea. This traditional Indian dish is often served over rice and is a staple in many Indian restaurants and households. You will rarely find an Indian household that does not stock up…

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Butter Chicken


My healthy version of Butter Chicken is the perfect main dish for a new year party. Everybody has either tasted or heard about butter chicken once in their lives. Butter chicken or Murg Makhani along with Chicken Tikka are two Indian dishes that have traveled all over the world. The Butter Chicken as a dish was invented by the owner…

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Cauliflower & Peas Stir fry – Indian Style


It was the Friday after a long weekend. My sister had come over for the long weekend and spent the week with us. My Uncle was visiting us for the weekend, so wanted to make a special dinner. My sister and I had spent the entire afternoon preparing the dinner – CKP style crab curry, steamed rice cooked with some…

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