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Chicken Tacos with Shivani's Curry Masala Spice

Chicken Tacos with Shivani's Curry Masala Spice

Tacos are originally a Mexican dish composed of a corn or wheat tortilla that is  folded or rolled around a filling.  We're adding an Indian twist! Try our delicious Indian Fusion Chicken drizzled with sour cream, wrapped in tacos with lettuce, avocados, tomatoes and garnished with cilantro! Such a delicious spicy twist!!
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Paneer Tikka with Shivani's Garam Masala Spice

Paneer Tikka with Shivani's Garam Masala Spice

Quick and easy for the grill or BBQ! The process is pretty simple, you marinate the paneer with spices and yogurt, let it sit for a bit so that the flavors mix well together and then arrange the paneer cubes along with onion and peppers in a skewer and grill. The taste of this paneer tikka lies in its marination and Shivani's spice blend! Delicious!! 
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Palak Paneer with Shivani's Garam Masala Spice

Palak Paneer with Shivani's Garam Masala Spice

Palak Paneer is a popular creamy and flavorful vegetarian dish of Indian cottage cheese cubes in a mild, spiced smooth spinach sauce. This delicious creamy dish is made with fresh spinach leaves, paneer (firm cottage cheese), onions, tomatoes, herbs and spices. Palak is the Hindi word for spinach and paneer is Indian cottage cheese.

 

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Butter Chicken with Shivani's Butter Chicken Sauce and Butter Chicken Spice

Butter Chicken with Shivani's Butter Chicken Sauce and Butter Chicken Spice

Looking to make tempting dreamy butter chicken? Use our butter chicken sauce, and save up to 45 minutes of preparation time. Or make it from scratch with our authentic butter chicken spice blend. If you’re a vegetarian or vegan enjoy your creamy butter chicken without the chicken! Vegan and Vegetarian options! Same dreamy taste!!

 

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Garlic flavoured Dal with Shivani's Curry Masala and Garam Masala Spices (Instapot)

Garlic flavoured Dal with Shivani's Curry Masala and Garam Masala Spices (Instapot)

Is it the flu season yet?  Even if it isn't it's always good to keep your resistance strong. Did you know Garlic has properties to fight a cold and the flu? I made a garlic flavoured Dal. And if you have an instapot, even better.  This is the perfect little recipe.

-1 cup split Pigeon Peas (toor dal)

(Also known as “toor dal,” Split Pigeon Peas are one of the most popular pulses in India. These hulled, split legumes break down easily when cooked, making them an ideal thickener for curries, soups and stews.)

- 1 tablespoon oil

- 1 tsp cumin seeds

- 1 tsp Shivani's Kitchen Curry Masala Spice 

- 8 garlic cloves minced

- 3 cup water

- cilantro garnish

- 1/2 tsp Shivani's Kitchen Garam Masala Spice 

Let's Make it:

  • Rinse your lentils 2 times with cold water and then soak for 15 mins.
  • Press the saute button in instapot and add oil, allow it to heat up for a min.
  • Add cumin seeds, let them splutter.
  • Add garlic make them brown, add Shivani's Curry Masala Spice.
  • Add the soaked dal quickly without water.
  • Stir it.
  • Add 3 cup water, secure the lid close the pressure valve and cook for 7 mins at high pressure.
  • Naturally release the pressure.
  • Once open add Shivani's Garam Masala Spice and garnish with cilantro.  Serve with rice. 

All of our spice blends can be found at the following: locations or order online here

All Shivani's Kitchen Spice blends are salt-free and gluten-free!  Made in Nova Scotia.

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Carrot Soup (Vegan and GF) with Shivani's Garam Masala Spice

Carrot Soup (Vegan and GF) with Shivani's Garam Masala Spice

A soup that is so creamy!  You will want to make it over and over.  This recipe is Vegan and Gluten Free!

Ingredients

 

  • 1 tbsp oil (sunflower or extra virgin)
  • 1 medium sized onion chopped
  • ½ tsp garlic minced
  • 500 gms of carrot
  • 2 tbsp celery chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • 5 cups of water or vegetable stock
  • ½ tsp Shivani’s Garam Masala Spice
  • 2 tsp chopped parsley or cilantro
  • ¼ tsp lemon juice

For garnish

  • 1/3 cup croutons

Instructions - Let's make it! 

  • In a thick bottom pan heat the oil, add onions and garlic to it.
  • Saute on medium flame until the onions soften.
  • Add chopped carrots, celery, and salt with Garam Masala Spice. Mix it
  • Pour the water or vegetable stock and cover with lid. Simmer on low to medium flame unless the carrots become soft.
  • Make sure that liquid is not dried off. If it gets dry add ½ cup more water.
  • After the carrots are cooked. We're ready to blend the carrots with the left over liquid.’
  • Blend to a smooth puree, while blending add more ½ cup water depending on the consistency you like.
  • Place the entire pureed carrot to the same pot and turn on the flame.
  • Keep on stirring the soup and once boiling add parsley or cilantro.
  • Switch off the flame and add your ¼ tsp lemon juice.

Serve carrot soup in a bowl or cup and garnish it with croutons and enjoy your  SOUP! Delicious!! 

All of our spice blends can be found at the following: locations or order online here.

All Shivani's Kitchen Spice blends are salt-free and gluten-free!  Made in Nova Scotia. 

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Tofu Keema (Vegan) with Shivani's Curry Masala Spice

Tofu Keema (Vegan) with Shivani's Curry Masala Spice

Scrambled Tofu Kheema

 

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons Canola oil/vegetable oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 pound ground tofu
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup frozen peas

 

  • 1 tablespoon Shivani's Kitchen Curry Masala Spice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 dash ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup flaked coconut, or to taste (optional)

Directions

  1. Pour oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in onion and garlic; cook until onion is translucent, 3 to 5 minutes.
  2. Stir tofu into onion mixture; cook until crumbly, 5 to 10 minutes. 
  3. Stir tomatoes, peas, Curry Masala Spice, salt, and black pepper into tofu mixture; cook until thickened, about 20 minutes. Garnish with coconut.

All of our Spice blends can be found at the following: locations  or order online here

All Shivani's Kitchen Spice blends are salt-free and gluten-free!  Made in Nova Scotia.

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Roasting Chicken with Shivani's Garam Masala Spice and Parsley Butter

Roasting Chicken with Shivani's Garam Masala Spice and Parsley Butter

Ingredients

  • Melted salted butter 1 cup
  • 1/2 tsp Shivani's Kitchen Garam Masala Spice 
  • Chopped parsley 1/4 cup
  • Grated Lime rind
  • Salt to your taste
  • Pepper 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic minced
  • Yogurt for brushing
  1. Combine soft butter, garam masala spice , chopped parsley and grated lime rind, Garlic and season with salt and pepper. Separate the skin from the chicken breast meat, being careful not to tear the skin. Spoon the butter under the skin, smooth the skin with your hands to evenly distribute, then rub remaining butter over the top. Marinade for 30 mins to overnight (you choose).
  2. Arrange the rack in the center of the oven and heat oven to 400 degrees  Fahrenheit.
  3. Remove chicken from marinade, let excess drip off, and reserve marinade. Let chicken sit at room temperature while oven warms up, about 30 minutes
  4. Place chicken, breast side up. 
  5. Brush yogurt on chicken and continue roasting until chicken is well browned, juices run clear when inner thigh is pierced with a knife, legs move easily in the joint, and a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest portion of the thigh registers160 to 165 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer, about another 40 to 50 minutes. Let chicken rest at least 10 to 15 minutes before serving.

All of our spice blends can be found at the following: locations or order online here

All Shivani's Kitchen Spice blends are salt-free and gluten-free!  Made in Nova Scotia.


     

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    Vegan Butter Chicken Pizza with Shivani's Butter Chicken Masala Spice

    Vegan Butter Chicken Pizza with Shivani's Butter Chicken Masala Spice

    Who doesn't love pizza? My little boys love pizza, and I love pizza - but made it with Indian flavor. Just amazing!!! Oh! and it only took 30 mins to prep and make it.

    This is a tried and tested pizza and if you follow all the steps correctly, you can make the amazing vegetarian butter chicken pizza.

    I used Stonefire flatbread from Costco as the pizza base. Or you can make your own.

    Ingredients for the sauce

    • 1 medium yellow onion
    • 2 roma tomatoes
    • 1 tbsp yogurt.
    • 1.5 tsp butter chicken masala spice 
    • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
    • 1 inch ginger
    • 1 tsp salt

    Toppings

    • Mushrooms sliced
    • Green pepper sliced

    Lets make it

    • Warm up a pan and add butter to it.
    • Dice ginger and once the butter is melted and warm. Add ginger to it. 
    • Fry the ginger until brown and then cut the onions in cubes, and add to the pan.
    • Caramelize the onions at medium flame.
    • Cut the tomatoes and then add to the onions. Stir it and cover it with a lid at a slow flame.
    • Open the lid add salt and Butter Chicken masala spice, stir it cover it again.
    • After 5 mins once you get the mushy look turn it off. Let the mixture cool down.
    • Once cooled down in a blender add the onion tomato paste along with yogurt and make a smooth blend. Pizza sauce is ready.
    • Preheat the oven to 350 degree.
    • Spread the butter chicken sauce on the stonefire bread. Top up with veggies. Sprinkle generous amount of pizza cheese or I used cheddar cheese.
    • Bake the pizza for 15 -20 mins till the base starts turning a little brown and cheese starts melting. 
    • Serve your Veggie Butter Chicken pizza immediately!

    All of our spice blends can be found at the following: locations or order online here

    All Shivani's Kitchen Spice blends are salt-free and gluten-free!  Made in Nova Scotia.

     

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    Cheezy Paneer Paratha with Shivani's Garam Masala Spice
    Creamy Vegan Fettucinne with Shivani's Garam Masala Spice

    Creamy Vegan Fettucinne with Shivani's Garam Masala Spice

    I couldn't wait to create this amazing vegan creamy fettuccine dish that is secretly healthy, packed as it is with veggies like carrots, asparagus, bell peppers,  zucchini, onions & more. Velvety, fragrant & comforting - bathed in rich delicious silky sauces. The perfect weeknight meal for the whole family – easy & healthy!!

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    Chicken Tikka with Shivani's Garam Masala Spice

    Chicken Tikka with Shivani's Garam Masala Spice

    Ingredients

    • Garam Masala Spice 1/2 Tsp
    • ginger garlic paste- 1 tablespoon
    • salt to taste
    • boneless chicken cubes- 750 gm
    • Greek yogurt- 2 tablespoon
    • onion, bell pepper- 1 each
    • lemon juice- 2 tablespoon
    • Chilli Powder- 1/2 tsp (if you like spicy add 1 tsp)

    Method

    • Cut chicken into 1.5 inch cubes
    • Apply all the spices along with yogurt and lemon juice nicely on chicken cubes and veggies
    • Marinade for 2 hours, keep it in the fridge
    • Place chicken pieces along with the veggies on the skewers
    • Cook in a moderately hot oven
    • Keep basting the chicken with butter or oil
    • Cook until slightly coloured and change the sides.
    • Remove and serve hot!

    All of our spice blends can be found at the following: locations or order online here.

    All Shivani's Kitchen Spice blends are salt-free and gluten-free!  Proudly made in Nova Scotia, Canada!

     

     

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