Recipes: Main Dishes & Entrees

The banh mi Handbook

 Buy the book now!!  I cannot tell you who was more excited when Andrea Nguyen's The Banh Mi Handbook arrived. It was a toss up between my kiddos and myself! We are huge fans of her work and actually admit that the family started eating tofu thanks to her last book!...

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Indian Chicken Wings

This year my book, Modern Spice, celebrates five years! In honor of the book, I will be posting a few recipes over the year. I think this became one of the most popular recipes in the book -- chicken wings ala monica!   This photos here are  courtesy Deeba Rajpal...

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Spaghetti Moilee

A couple of year ago, I had the chance to judge a cooking show. It was my first ever stint as a judge and I was nervous! But the amazing contents on the show, The Amul Food Food Maha Challenge hosted by Chef Sanjeev Kapoor, made me feel welcome and so comfortable. All...

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FRESHFARM markets – Lamb chili for the fall

My partnership with FRESHFARM markets continues today with a trip to the market by the White House. So first things first, I have to tell you that what surprised me most about this market is that even though it is small, the choices are anything but! I tasted...

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Monica’s Indian Express: Potatoes and Green beans with cumin

I am so pleased to share with you the next recipe in my new series: Monica's Indian Express: Simple & Sassy Weeknight Dishes. Potatoes and Green beans and cumin 4 large potatoes, peeled and cut into slim wedges 2 cups green beans (if using frozen, use as is. If...

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Indian Style chili, Monica-style

The only thing I love about this weather is that I get to make my style of chili. The kids love it (I make theirs minus the green chilies).

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RECIPE: Almond stuffed eggplant with caramelized shallots

Can I say that I am in love with eggplants? Or perhaps a better word would be obsessed. When I got married, a gazillion years ago, the man of my dreams loved everything I cooked except he would not even touch eggplants. No matter what I did, which recipe, nothing...

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Thai Coconut Curry, Almost Meatless dinner!

I love trying out new flavors and cooking from new books so I was super excited to try out “Almost Meatless.” A fantastic collection of recipes that are really very doable, it is no wonder this book has been getting some amazing and well-deserved press. I selected a...

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Monica Bhide

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