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July 2009 eRecipes

Posted on 06/11/2010 at 03:42 PM by Madhu Gadia

JULY 2009

Summer is officially here and all I can think of is vacation and being outdoors. In June, my husband and I traveled to New Jersey for a wedding, did sightseeing in New York, and visited our daughter in Boston. It was a fun-filled and relaxing vacation. Along with all the fun, I was also able to meet my editor in New York (Penguin Groups) for my upcoming book and take a little detour to downtown Chicago for a TV shoot as a guest on Let’s Eat, a Live Well HD Network television show.

TV Show: Do you believe in serendipity? Let’s Dish host Chef Christopher Koetke called me to see if I would be his guest on Live Well HD Network cable show on June 6th. I was so excited about the opportunity that I forgot I was traveling that day. I looked at my flight schedule and guess what—I had a three-hour layover at O’Hare Airport in Chicago. After a string of emails with Chef Koetke, we took the risk and made it happen: I left the airport during the layover, took a taxi to ABC studio in downtown Chicago, recorded my part and was back in plenty of time to catch my flight. The show can soon be viewed on I’ll keep you posted.

YouTube: I recently recorded and posted two cooking videos on YouTube.
I’ve been teaching cooking classes for years but these are my first videos. I would love to hear your comments.

Please go to videos:
How to Cook Chicken Curry

How to Cook Cauliflower Mixed Vegetable

Sneak Peek: This month I’m sending you two recipes from my upcoming book The Indian Vegan Kitchen (October 2009). Although the book isn’t out yet, I couldn’t resist sending you the Grilled Corn and Grilled Vegetable recipes. Corn is at its peak in July. In India, corn is most often grilled—not grilled in the husk, but rather, the kernels are blackened directly on the grill: To grill corn, choose big ears with mature kernels, remove all the husk and put the corn directly on the grill. Rotate and roast corn until grill marks appear on all sides, and then brush with spiced lime for an unbelievably delicious treat. And since the grill is on, marinate and grill some vegetables too, a great side dish with any meal.

As a refreshing beverage to accompany your grilled veggies and corn, or as a nutritious breakfast treat, try my mango shake recipe, also included below.
Did you know mangoes are loaded with potassium? Enjoy a mango instead of your banana (or have both) to get your potassium for the day. Enjoy them as a fruit, puree them in a milk shake or smoothie, or slice them in a salad. 

This monthly eRecipe newsletter is my way of connecting with you. Drop me a line if you have any suggestions or ideas for future newsletters. Please feel free to forward these recipes to your family and friends.

Happy and Healthy Cooking!
Madhu Gadia

July Recipes:
Grilled Corn (Bhutta)
Grilled Vegetables (Bhuni Subji)
Mango Shake


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