Ingredient: Ground cumin

Simply Chana Masala

Chana Masala is a basic recipe for chick peas. This is the most popular and easy recipe for Indian food. If you are new to starting to cook Indian dishes, this is a good place to start. This uses a ready made Chana Masala Spice Mix which gives you...

Chaat Masala Powder

Chaat Masala is used as a sprinkle over fresh fruit and or vegetables as a refreshing street food. Great way to get your kids to try new things! Put a plate of cut up watermelon, pineapple and cantaloupe sprinkled with Chaat Masala out on a hot day and watch...

Garam Masala

Garam Masala is the spice mix that all Indian kitchens have on hand. Each region has its own style, and you can feel free to change amounts according to your own taste. There is no right or wrong. I’ve included two different mixes, one from whole seeds, which has...

Best Mango Chutney

I love Mango Chutney, it’s sweet, spicy profile lends itself so well to Indian dishes. The spice just makes you want to keep coming back for more! I can never get enough of this chutney when I’m making Indian dishes. I only make about 1 1/2 cups at a...

One Pan Persian-Spiced Chicken

I love one pan dinners. They are especially great on weeknights when you just want to make and eat supper and not have to spend a lot of time cleaning up afterwards. This is where parchment paper comes in, just line your baking sheet and throw away the mess!...

Chilled Out Kofta

I call these “Chilled Out” because you can make these any way you want, and they’ll always be delicious. You can serve them to family and friends without stressing that they might not like them. Kofta is simply ground meat with spices and aromatic vegetables, formed into an oval...

The Best Middle Eastern Rice and Beans

I love rice and beans. I got hooked when I tried Cuban rice and beans at a little restaurant on a single strip airport in Florida. From there, I decided that I would try it every time I see it on a menu. This recipe is a cross between...

Easy Spiced Chicken Kebab

This recipe is best cooked on a grill. The smoky flavor of the grill accentuates the flavors of the marinade. Serve this with yellow saffron rice and a Cucumber Tomato Salad to really feel like you’re in the Middle East. There is a lot of garlic, you can use...

Lahmacun (Turkish Pizza)

These pizzas make an interesting and unique party food. If you’re really adventurous, you can make them on the grill for the beginning of a backyard barbecue to accompany some kofta or kebabs. Just make sure your grill is clean and oiled, Brush the top of the dough with...

Hawaij, Savory and Sweet

Use Hawaij as you would apple pie spice or pumpkin spice. Add Sweet Hawaij to coffee, which is very traditional. Switch up your regular afternoon chai latte, add Hawaij! Add Savory Hawaij with the onions and celery when making chicken soup; sprinkle on carrots or sweet potatoes before roasting;...