July 25, 2014

Paneer Pakori

  • Paneer (Indian Cheese)
  • Garbanzo flour (besan)
  • Cumin seeds (jira)
  • Salt to taste
  • Turmeric powder (haldi)
  • Chili powder 
  • Red onion

Paneer packages available in all Indian stores.

Thinly slice Paneer and red onion.

In a bowl mix garbanzo flour (found at any Indian store), cumin seeds, chili powder, turmeric powder, salt and water. (See another variation)

Dip Paneer into the batter and/or Paneer and red onion mix. Make a ball and dip into the batter. You can basically batter any vegetable and make different flavor pakoris.

Deep or pan fry.

Enjoy as a snack or appetizer with chutney!

July 16, 2014


  • Polenta (form of corn meal)
  • Milk 
  • Butter
  • Salt and pepper (any other flavors you may want-e.g. chili, garlic, spinach, kale, etc)

Heat milk with butter (to taste).

Add polenta and milk as needed.

The consistency should be soft. Serve with brussel sprouts!

July 5, 2014

Lo Mein

  • Lo mein or chow mein noodles
  • Stir fry vegetables (bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, carrots, bak choy) and sprouts
  • Vegetable stir fry sauce
  • Chili garlic sauce
  • Soy sauce
  • Sriracha sauce

In a pot boil noodles until soft (usually it takes 3-5 minutes). Boil water first then add noodles.

Drain water from noodles.

On a flat pan stir fry each vegetable separately as they cook at different rates and take different times to cook. You can combine onions and bell pepper as they cook at approximately the same rate.

Add sprouts.

Add all sauces to taste at the end .

Mix all vegetables.

Mix in noodles.