Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Authentic Indian Dinner Invite

WELCOME ALL ! TO AN AUTHENTIC INDIAN HOME MADE DINNER IN A COZY ATMOSPHERE !

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Blessed Mangosteens !


My fav. fruit ! Blessed Mangosteens ! U know, they are rare as Orchids, seasonal and finiky, but so damn delicious, they're hard to resist !!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Asian Cusine in Vermont !

Asian Cusine In Vermont ! Why not, I do Indian & Thai Cusine with local ingredients, the best of the best !!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

FANCY FOOD SHOW 2010


FANCY FOOD SHOW was a lot of fun !
Under the Vermont Specialty Food Umberella we had 8 Vermont tables. Cookie Love, Jeds, Against the grain, Fat Toad Farm, Castleton Crackers & more.
Some of the Vermonters had their own booths. Cabot Cheese, Olivia Croutons, Vermont Cured Meats and more...
Lots of interest in our products !

Saturday, July 3, 2010

INDEPENDENCE DAY !! EAST MEETS WEST !!











Saturday, May 1, 2010

PHILLY STUFFED HADDOCK


Healthy& Delicious are peas in the same pod !

DEVA NATURALS CREAM CHEESE FUSION SAMOSA



Mangosteen Chutney on Foodista

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

MANGOSTEEN PINEAPPLE BEEF STEW


TOLD U, HEALTHY & DELICIOUS GO HAND IN HAND !!

Mangosteen Pineapple Beef Stew !!


Now tell me how can u just not love SUMMER ? So many ways to entertain & enjoy family and friends !


Tuesday, March 16, 2010

VEG SOM TUM / THAI SPICY SALAD

YOU CAN MAKE SOM TUM WITH ANY RAW VEGETABLE!

Som Tum, is usually made with raw papaya in Thailand, paired with sticky rice and chicken roasted on coals!
Here in Vermont, on a cold day when you feel like a salad that warms you up, you make som tum at home, with a mortar and pestle and voila!!


Spaghetti phat khee maao

Just for a change, I decided to make spaghetti Thai style!

Why is a dish called "Khee Mao/ drunkard"??
The story is that, when husbands used to come home late night after drinking and the wives would refuse to cook for them. So the husbands had to make their own food. Being drunk , they simply put all kinds of stuff into the stir fry and of course, too much chilli and peppers. Hence the name 'khee mao" of 'drunkard' .

Recipe:
8 oz. Angel hair spaghetti
1 lb, skinless ground turkey
1 large tomato
1 large red onion
1 cup fresh holy basil leaves
1 cup coconut milk
2 tbsp. rice bran oil
1 tsp. Deva Naturals thai spice blend
3 cloves garlic
2 shallots
3 green chilli
1 Tbsp. fish sauce
Lime juice and cillantro for garnish.
Salt to taste

Procedure:

Boil Angel hair spaghetti to "el dante" with salt, drain and set aside.
Grind garlic, shallots, chilli in a small food processor and set aside.
Brown turkey in 1 tsp. oil with the above ground paste and salt to taste.
When cooked add 1/2 cup coconut milk and brown some more.
Stirfty tomatoes, bell peppers and onions with Deva Naturals spices and add to the turkey .
Add the Angel hair spaghetti, with the remaining oil and coconut milk and toss in the basil.
Stir fry the spaghetti for a couple more minutes on low heat.
Serve hot! Garnished with cillantro and lime juice!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Okra Pizza / Bhindi Pizza with Tandoori Chicken, Paneer & Fresh Mozzerella!


I've had Indian style Pizzas, in India, Thailand and The United States but I promise you, nothing tastes better than my Bhindi/Okra Pizza with Tandoori Chicken and Fresh Mozzerella Cheese !

So so so good!

My Pizza Sauce has Deva Natural spices and Curried Okra with Paneer and fresh Mozzerella Cheese balls!

Cooked on a thin crust at 400 degrees F. to perfection!!




Wednesday, February 24, 2010

MANGOSTEEN MARGARITAS

So, for my dahlin boys birthday, I made my very own Mangosteen Margarita's.
WOW!! Never done this before!
EIW! My hubby said...Geez, how could he be so rude!
My heart broke, but that didn't stop me, I tried and tried and tried & tried and I got them right !!
Wish you could try some...
I just love creating, don't u??

google analytics

Supposedly google analytics is a tool that tracks the hits on your blog.
This is interesting, hope everyone does this "google analytics" tool on their website, lets see if it works....

Friday, February 19, 2010

DEVA NATURALS IN THE BURLINGTON FREE PRESS!




"Nitti Sachdeva: Deva Naturals is a small business that Sachdeva runs out of her South Burlington kitchen. She mixes Indian and Thai spices and makes three kinds of Indian chutney: mangosteen, berry medley and peach. Mangosteen is a tropical fruit that she imports freeze-dried from Thailand.
SALLY POLLAK, Free Press




Finally, someone paid me some attention, LOL !!! I am thrilled to be in the Burlington free press today!!!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Baby Eggplant, Potatoes & Cherry Tomatoes with a hint of Ginger and Deva Naturals Indian Spices.

This is just typical of Deva Naturals, Tag line:
"Healthy and Delicous go hand in hand".

With our Indian Spices, I create for you a delicious stry fry of baby eggplants, potatoes, cherry tomatoes, with a hint of ginger, in Deva Naturals, Indian Spices blend and Rice Bran Oil !! Yummy!!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

GAJAR MATAR/ CARROTS WITH PEAS AND GINGER

Beta Carotine as most of us know, is a vegetable form of Vitamin A. Carrots are a very good source, along with any dark green/red/orange colored vegestables.
The Beta Carotene becomes more biologically available for absorption by the body when the carrots are cooked.
Remember how Tomatoes have licopene but it is higher/more absorbable when cooked!!
Similar is the case with carrots.
Try them curried with tomatoes and peas, with a hint of ginger, salt and Deva Naturals Indian masala !! Yumcious !
Carrot stew, carrot stew, it's our favorite thing to do................a carrot or two and cook up a carrot stew!

CHAKODHRA (PUMELLO/POMELO)


CHAKODHARA, PUMELLO, POMELO, a grape fruit family.
Oh so juicy & delicious ! It's not excessively sour, great juicy segments can be used in salads.
One of my favorites is to toss it with fresh arugula greens and Peanuts with some of my special Deva Naturals dressing !! I died and went to heaven ! What a sexy fruit !
Peeling it is a little tricky but once you learn the tricks, then nothing is too tricky :-) !!!!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

DON'T WASTE, DON'T LITTER, RECYCLE!!!

RECYCLE, REUSE, RECYCLE, REUSE, RECYCLE, REUSE..........
Whether it is in business or at home, I truelly believe in recylcling and reusing what I can..
Empty boxes, cardboard boxes that my packaging supplies come in, plastic containers that our spices and condiments come in, glass jars, oil jars, the list goes on.....................
There is so much we can do to help rid of "STUFF" without littering our planet!
Come, lets make the world cleaner, nicer, friendlier, environmentallllly and peoplelllllllyyyy !!!