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

Ingredients 2 Large Potato cut lengthways2 Tbsp Maani’s Curried ChickpeaSpice Blend2 Inches of grated ginger2 Tbsp of Olive OilHalf a head of …

Ingredients 1 pound of skinless andboneless haddock or tilapia cutinto long pieces1 Tbsp of Maani’s ChickenTandoori Spice Blend2 tbsp lime juice1/3 cup …

Ingredients 12 ounce Shitake mushroomschopped12 ounce Bella mushroomschopped1 Onion chopped1 Carrot peeled and chopped4 cloves of Garlic chopped1⁄4 cup of Tomato paste1 …

Ingredients 1 1⁄2 pound of boneless chickencut into 2 inch cubes1 can of Coconut milk2 inches of ginger grated4 cloves of garlic1 …

Ingredients 4 boneless skinless chickenbreast, dicedinto 2 inch cubes2 tsp of Maani’s CurriedChickpea Spice Blend2 tsp curry powder1 head of broccoli cut …

Ingredients 1 pound of ground chicken or beef1⁄2 onion chopped2 cloves of garlic5 Tbsp of toasted pinenuts1/3 cup of chopped parsley2 green …

Ingredients 1/2 cup of chickpea flour (gram flour)1⁄2 cup of ground cornmeal2 green chili’s chopped2 tsp of Maani’s Curried Chickpea Spice Blend3 …

Ingredients 1 small cauliflower cut into florets and boiled1 cup of flour1 Tbsp of chopped cilantro1⁄2 onion chopped1 clove of garlic2 eggs …

Ingredients Fish Cakes:1 pound of white fish such as Tilapia or Cod chopped1 small onion chopped1 tsp of Maani’s Chicken Tandoori Spice …

Ingredients 2 cups basmati rice4 cups of chicken broth1 14 ounce can of chickpeas drained1 large onion chopped2/3 cup of golden raisins2 …

Ingredients 1 pound of ground turkey1 large zucchini grated1⁄2 an onion chopped1 egg2 cloves of garlic2 tsp Maani’s Curried Chickpea Spice Blendsalt …

Ingredients 1 small eggplant cut into 3 inch thickcubes4 ounces of paneer cheese cut intocubes (optional)1 tsp of fresh lime zest1 Tbsp …

Ingredients 1 small onion diced1 tsp mustard seeds1 tsp of cumin seeds1 cup of heavy cream1 Tbsp of Dijon mustard or 1 …

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

Ingredients 14.4 oz bag of frozen corn2 Tbsp of oil15 ounce can of black beans, drained and rinsed8 ounce package of Mexican …

Ingredients 1 pound of shrimp, peeled and deveined tail on2 chopped garlic2 Tbsp of Maani’s Ch Tandoori Spice BlendSalt and Pepper to …

Ingredients 2 10 ounce bags of fresh spinach leaves1 large onion chopped1 cup of a can of tomato sauce2 garlic cloves chopped2 …

Ingredients 1 large onion chopped and diced3 large tomato’s chopped8 curry leaves2 Tbsp ginger and garlic paste1 tsp cumin seeds1 tsp fenugreek …

Ingredients 4 pieces of white breadButter for bread6 slices of American or medium sharp cheddar cheese1 tomato, diced1 green pepper, diced1 small …

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 …