PASSION, PERSISTENCE AND HARD WORK

and an intense love of good Indian food

Hi my name is Monika Arora and I’m here to share my love of Indian food with you. I’ve always had a fascination with scrumptious food. Beginning in my parents kitchen at home, and later in our family’s restaurant kitchen I remember loving the smell of onions, tomatoes and cilantro being blended together with freshly ground spices. I would anxiously wait for the finished entree so I could finally…

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Spice Blend Recipes

2 Tbsp of Maani’s Chicken Tikka Masala Spice Blend1 onion chopped3 cloves of garlic chopped2 inches of ginger grated1 cup of a can …

1 pound ground chicken½ medium onion diced3 cloves of garlic chopped2 inches of grated ginger2 green chili’s or jalapeno½ cup of breadcrumbs …

1 Spaghetti Squash Roasted1 Large Onion chopped3 cloves of garlic1 green thai chili or jalapeno chopped3 Tbsp of Maani’s Chicken Tikka Masala …

1 pound of raw shrimp deveined½ box of spaghetti, whole wheat is also fine orgluten free2 garlic cloves chopped1 cup chopped green …

2 cups of dried chickpeas soaked overnight (not canned chickpeas)½ tsp baking soda3 Tbsp of Maani’s Curried Chickpea Spice BlendSalt and Pepper …

Pesto Mixture in the Blender 2 cups of fresh spinach1 bunch of fresh cilantrofew sprigs of fresh mint leaves (optional)2 fresh serrano …

1 can of Black Beans½ cup of quinoa½ cup of breadcrumbs3 Tbsp of Maani’s Curried Chickpea Spice Blend2 cloves of chopped garlic1 …

1 cup of dry masoor dal (aka red lentils)3 cups water2 Tbsp Canola or Vegetable oil1 onion chopped2 inches of ginger grated1 …

½ cup of pecans½ cup of raw almonds½ cup of walnuts3 Tbsp of Maani’s Curried Chickpea Spice Blend1/3 cup of pure maple …

Indian Potato Salad 4 Large Potatoes boiled and diced into 1 inchchunks2 stalks of celeryfew sprigs of fresh dill and fresh cilantro¼ …

To make the spice paste in the blender 2 cloves of garlic 1 large onion quartered 1 Tbsp of Sambal Olek or …

1 pound of diced chicken breast 1 onion chopped 3 cloves of garlic chopped 2 inches of ginger grated 2 Tbs of …

1 lb of ground chicken, turkey or beef 1 onion chopped 1 green jalepeno or thai green chili chopped 3 cloves of …

1 pound of boneless chicken cut into cubes, marinate in Maani’s Tandoori Spice Blend or instead of using chicken substitute with Tofu, …

3 tablespoons good olive oil 1 large chopped yellow onion 1 red or green bell pepper, seeded and 1/2-inch diced  1 jalapeno …

1 head of cauliflower florets, sliced thin on a separate baking sheet 1 red bell pepper 1 red onion sliced 1 eggplant …

Tandoori Fried Rice 2 cups of cooked plain white basmati rice 1 onion chopped 2 green chili or jalepeno 2 Tbsp of …

Ingredients:1 pound of diced chicken breast, or thighs or breast with the bone 1/3 cup of yogurt 1 Tbsp of Ketchup 1 …

Ingredients: 1 small onion diced or half a large onion 2 Tbsp of canola or vegetable oil 1 cup of tomato sauce …

Ingredients 3 garlic cloves, chopped 2 tbsp of vegetable oil  1 green chili chopped  2 Tbsp of Curried Chickpea Spice Blend 1 large yellow …

Ingredients 1 pound of chicken breast cut in half1/3 cup of yogurt1 Tbsp of Ketchup1 tbsp of Siracha1 Tbsp of oil1 tsp …