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Zafar's recipes

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Yogurt Parfait

Yogurt Parfait

I got tired of paying $18 for a crappy parfait, usually consisting of sweetened, canned fruit and combinations to favor large volume at...

Simple margaritas, and some variations

Simple margaritas, and some variations

I love margaritas, ok I love all alcohol! But it is summer so here is a very easy version and a number of variations. The first recipe is...

Khow Suey -- A Burmese soup

Khow Suey -- A Burmese soup

We love Burmese food at home. I grew up having this soup at home, the perfect blend of Indian and Asian flavors had me hooked from the...

Caprese salad -- My way

Caprese salad -- My way

Everyone loves a Caprese salad, it speaks of summer and fun. Luscious mozzarella, sweet basil and delicate aged balsamic. the combination...

An elegant chickpea salad

An elegant chickpea salad

A simple recipe that I created for a cooking class. This salad is hearty and pops with flavor. It is perfect on a warm day, paired with...

Deviled eggs - My way

Deviled eggs - My way

I love deviled eggs. I have to order them if they are on a menu. I wanted to create my own version, one that included more flavor, more...

Kichada

Kichada

This is a traditional dish of Mughal heritage. The mix of lentils, grains, meat and spices are delicious. This dish is made during the...

Indian-style stuffed peppers

Indian-style stuffed peppers

A recipe that I created. A very long recipe, not hard just takes time. This recipe is not just beautiful, but very flavor forward. Tart...

Indian-style green kebabs

Indian-style green kebabs

These kebabs came about from merging Indian spices with Turkish whole nuts and Mediterranean spices. The kebabs are soft,...

Quick pickled Mexican-style vegetables

Quick pickled Mexican-style vegetables

Quick pickled Mexican-style vegetables I got tired of the soggy Mexican pickles that I so love. So I have created this recipe taking into...

Coriander paneer curry

Coriander paneer curry

A wonderful recipe from Niyati Chanchani. Subtle flavors accompany the soft paneer cheese. For more home made recipes click here. 1 tbsp...

Mung dal pudla

Mung dal pudla

These savory pancakes from India are excellent. Packed with flavor, delicate in texture and excellent served with a chutney or raita of...

Smoked tomato sauce: My way

Smoked tomato sauce: My way

A delicate tomato sauce that can be used as a condiment on almost anything. It is quite simple to make and will last a long time in the...

Nani's bhutte ka salan, or Grandma's corn curry

Nani's bhutte ka salan, or Grandma's corn curry

I have never had a curry of this kind ever in India. This curry is coconut based and filled with fresh cilantro. The corn are kept on the...

Steak: So many ways

Steak: So many ways

Steak: This is my basic, go to recipe with variations for additional flavor. This basic recipe is excellent. Most of the spice mixes are...

Cilantro-yogurt chutney

Cilantro-yogurt chutney

An essential Indian chutney. It is super easy to make and can be used as a side with any kebab, grilled meat, fried snacks like samosas...

Roasted roots with chipotle crema

Roasted roots with chipotle crema

I love this very simple recipe. You can grill the tubers instead of doing them in the oven. For more recipes created by me click here....

Easy Thai red curry - Vegetarian or Meat or Seafood version.

Easy Thai red curry - Vegetarian or Meat or Seafood version.

A super simple recipe using commercial Thai red curry paste. This curry is always the perfect fix for Thai. You can make this with any...

Pistachio Ice cream

Pistachio Ice cream

This is my favorite flavor! I love ice cream, everyone in this house does, but this ice cream stands out. Labor intensive but so worth...

Aloo tikki or Potato croquettes -- My way

Aloo tikki or Potato croquettes -- My way

Aloo tikis are a common street snack in India. Traditionally they are served smothered in chole, a chickpea curry, sev noodles, sweet...