Gluten Free Indian Fry Bread (Navajo Flatbread)

Gluten Free Indian Fry Bread

Navajo fry bread was made by the Navajo Indians. Once other tribes began creating their own versions of the bread, it was known as Indian fry bread. Not all recipes for Indian fry bread contain yeast, but this version does. Some use cornmeal, while this one does not. I got the idea when a reader recently emailed me about how my gluten free pizza dough recipe (that you can make in a bread machine or not) turned out to be perfect for gluten free Indian fry bread. She doesn’t use a bread machine, but makes the dough by hand. You can do either. I have adjusted the recipe a bit if you just wish to try 1/3 of the pizza dough recipe. I used less egg white, a little more oil, a little more water, and a higher ratio of cornstarch for crispness. To my amazement, it was absolutely fabulous! I didn’t expect this Indian fry bread (actually a flatbread) to be appealing since it is a thicker dough than I am accustomed to using for what I consider American-Mexican food, but it was. Enjoy! Continue reading “Gluten Free Indian Fry Bread (Navajo Flatbread)”

Gluten Free Basmati Rice Recipe – Indian (Mild or Spicy)

Gluten Free Basmati Rice Recipe (Mild or Spicy)

I adore Indian food; therefore, you’ll always find a Gluten Free Indian Recipes on this site. I usually make spicy Indian rice, but this basmati rice recipe can be made mild or spicy. If you have children or your digestive tract is still healing, a mild version is ideal. Either way, this rice is full of authentic Indian flavorful and color. Enjoy! Continue reading “Gluten Free Basmati Rice Recipe – Indian (Mild or Spicy)”

Easy Mango Chutney Recipe – Sweet and Spicy

Homemade Indian Mango Chutney

You can make this easy mango chutney recipe and serve it with your favorite Indian dishes such as butter chicken or my fave, Chicken Korma. It’s even great on a Pulled Pork sandwich. You can also serve it atop plain meat or rice dishes. Its sweet and spicy accents make a simple dish spectacular.

Gluten Free Indian Mango Chutney Recipe

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Yield: Makes appx. 1 1/2 cups.

Gluten Free Indian Mango Chutney Recipe

A sweet, spicy, tangy and naturally gluten free Indian mango chutney recipe. Adjust the spices to your taste and serve with your favorite Indian dishes or plain meats.

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 large mangos, slightly ripe, peeled and cut into small cubes
  • 1 Tablespoon grated ginger, or less, to taste (or 1/8 teaspoon ginger powder)
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 cardamon pods
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon garam masala (or more cinnamon)
  • 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • Salt, to taste

Instructions:

  1. Bring the water to a boil in a medium-size saucepan. Add mango chunks and if using, fresh ginger. Cook over low heat for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add sugar, ground ginger, if using, cardamom pods, ground cloves, cinnamon, and garam masal. Stir and cook over low heat until slices are tender and sauce thickens, about 15-20 minutes. (Be careful not to get the sugar crystals on the sides of the saucepan.)
  3. When mixture thickens, add vinegar and salt, to taste; and stir. Continue to cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and allow to cool at room temperature. It will thicken as it cools.
  5. Remove cardamon pods, discard, and stir in chili powder. Taste the chutney and add additional amounts of seasoning to your liking.
  6. When your Indian mango chutney is ready, transfer it either to a small serving bowl for serving or cover and refrigerate up to 1 month.

Tips

Variation:

Add sauteed onion and/or celery, if desired.

Gluten Free Chicken Korma (with Dairy-Free Option)

Image: Gluten Free Chicken Korma

I have been wanting to develop a gluten free chicken korma recipe for quite some time, now. It is my favorite Indian dish next to butter chicken. Chicken korma is a spicy Indian dish using turmeric or curry plus other spices. Along with cream, it creates a rich, flavorful dish. You can adjust the heat in this gluten free chicken korma by reducing the cayenne pepper, ginger, and coriander, if necessary. It is of medium heat for an Indian dish, though if not accustomed to Indian food, you may think it is hot. Indian food contains many anti-inflammatory spices, making it a smart choice for an entree. Continue reading “Gluten Free Chicken Korma (with Dairy-Free Option)”

Soft Gluten Free Flour Tortilla Recipe (Commercial Yeast-Free Naan Bread)

Image: Gluten Free Flour Tortilla Stuffed with Chicken Salad and Baby Greens

I already have a few gluten free tortilla recipes: Low-Sodium Gluten Free Tortillas (my first attempt – very similar to Trader Joe’s brand – chewy and a little stiff), Gluten Free Naan Bread (so good, but is thick and calls for instant yeast), and Soft Whole Grain Gluten Free Wraps – Tortillas (when you use Expandex (modified tapioca starch these are the best!). However, I will continue to work on a soft flour tortilla using easily accessible and natural ingredients without the use of yeast. Today, I present you with another soft gluten free tortilla recipe. Continue reading “Soft Gluten Free Flour Tortilla Recipe (Commercial Yeast-Free Naan Bread)”

Soft Gluten Free Naan (Indian Flatbread)

Oven-Baked Gluten Free Naan

Naan is luscious Indian flatbread, similar to a tortilla, but thicker. With one simple alteration, you can roll or pat them out thinner to use as tortillas. The flavor and texture are so good that they should be a sin to eat. By far, this gluten free naan is my most raved about recipe. People liken them to their gluten counterpart. Naan is full of possibilities.
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Spinach Rice

Spinach Rice

This spinach rice dish may be made with an Indian flare or a Chinese flare. Either way, it’s delicious. I chose to hide the bitter taste of spinach in this recipe. No bitterness at all! If anything it tasted a bit creamy, though, it is dairy-free. For a Chinese flare, use gluten free soy sauce. For an Indian flare, use butter and turmeric. If not egg tolerant, or vegetarian or vegan, skip the eggs. This recipe is very forgiving on amounts and ingredients. Another gluten free recipe to add to your favorites in which you can get creative. Enjoy! Continue reading “Spinach Rice”