05/07/2019

RECIPE: Tangy Twist: Orange Chicken

(Above): Orange Chicken [Photo: Amar D. Gupta/Siliconeer]Chef Sanjay Patel shows you how adding a desi flavor to this Chinese dish can work wonders when you want to please the adults and kids alike.Ingredients1 tbsp peanut oil1 shallot, finely chopped¼ white onion, chopped2 tbsp butter2 tsp lemon ju

05/03/2019

RECIPE: Sizzling Veggies: Achari Baingan

(Above): Achari Baingan (eggplants) [Photo: Amar D. Gupta/Siliconeer]Vegetarians can look forward to a hot and spicy evolution of eggplant in this recipe, writes Chef Sanjay Patel.IngredientsTo be mixed into a marinade2 tbsp ginger-garlic paste1 tsp chili powder1/2 tsp turmeric powdersalt to taste1

05/02/2019

RECIPE: Festive Dessert: Chocolate Gulab Jamun

(Above): Chocolate Gulab Jamun (Photo: Amar D. Gupta/Siliconeer)As the festive season arrives, the need to have savory sweets to offer to your guests is on everyone’s mind. Here’s one that is sure to surprise even the most demanding, writes Chef Sanjay Patel.Ingredients1 cup Carnation milk powder½ c

04/30/2019

RECIPE: Quick and Tasty: Pav Chaat

(Above): Pav Chaat [Photo: Amar D. Gupta/Siliconeer]If you have frequent visitors, this is a good fix. It’s sweet, spicy, tangy and quick. Chef Sanjay Patel shows you how to make this snack.Ingredients4 bread buns cut in quarter and toasted100 gms fried chana dal100 gms fried seasoned peanuts1 red o

04/30/2019

ARCHIVES: Recipe: Fiery and Delicious: Bhuna Vegetables | JULY 2011

(Above): Bhuna Vegetables [Photo: Amar D. Gupta/Siliconeer]If you are in the mood for a romantic dinner with just one or two veggies, consider this to be one of them. Chef Sanjay Patel shows you how make it.IngredientsFor the Sauce:2 tbsp peanut oil1 tbsp margarine1 large onion chopped1 tbsp minced

04/28/2019

RECIPE: Hot Desi Favorite: Aloo Matar Ka Samosa

(Above): Aloo Matar Ka Samosa [Photo: Siliconeer]Immensely popular as a snack between movies or cricket, or an appetizer at any desi party, this North Indian treat is loved the world over. Chef Sanjay Patel adds a sweet touch to this hot snack and shows you how to make it.IngredientsFor the cover:1

04/27/2019

ARCHIVES: RECIPE: Tasty Treat: Paneer Chaatwala | Siliconeer | May 2011

(Above): Paneer Chaatwala [Photo: Siliconeer]Here is a recipe for a zesty, filling appetizer that is rich in taste and proteins as well. Mamta Jain shows how to make it.IngredientsFor the cover:4 red onions cut at length2 cups paneer cut in ¾ or 1 inch cubes2 green chilies finely chopped1 tsp ginger

04/27/2019

ARCHIVES: Recipe: Sweet Treat: Fruity Nutty Custard | Siliconeer | June 2011

(Above): Fruity Nutty Custard [Photo: Vansh A. Gupta | Siliconeer]If you have kids, you know, summer time often means getting creative in the kitchen. Shila Agarwal shows you how to beat the heat with a cool and delicious dessert.IngredientsServes 5-6 People:2 tbsp custard powder16 oz. (about two gl

04/25/2019

RECIPE: Veggie Delight: Paneer-stuffed Eggplants

Paneer-stuffed Eggplants. (Amar D. Gupta/Siliconeer)The faithful veggie staple eggplant gets a flavorful and protein twist in this recipe by Chef Sanjay Patel.Ingredients:5-6 long firm eggplants (preferably seedless)1 cup crumbled fresh paneer1 tbsp paneer grated5 green chilies crushed½ tsp ginger g

04/24/2019

Zesty Veggies: Gobhi Chana Capsicum

(Above): Gobhi Chana Capsicum [Photo: Amar D. Gupta | Siliconeer]Chef Sanjay Patel shows how to make a zesty vegetarian treat that can be served both as an appetizer with drinks or as an entrée with kulcha.Ingredients:1 lb. cauliflower florets3 cups cooked garbanzo beans¼ each green, red and yellow

04/03/2019

Cauliflower Roast with Panchratan Dal Khichadi

Cauliflower Roast with Panchratan Dal Khichadi, (Vansh A. Gupta/Siliconeer)The Cauliflower dish is a hearty and authentic preparation from India. It’s a very simple and ordinary plate but prepared with a little kink, a laCalifornia original.Cauliflower as an ingredient by itself has a high content o

03/09/2019

Chana Masala: Deceivingly Delicious

Chana Masala. (Vansh A. Gupta/Siliconeer)A staple of North Indian palate, that’s spicy, has a lot of protein, and is deceivingly delicious. Chef Sanjay Patel shows you how to make Chana Masala at home.Ingredients:For Chana Masala¾ cup chana or chickpeas raw (or 2¼ cups soaked or canned)1½ cups water

02/08/2019

February 2019 Magazine

COVER STORYShark Tank for IITians: IIT Startups Demo DayA diverse array of startups presented their case in areas such as HealthTech, Robotics, E-commerce, Fintech, and more to potential investors at IIT’s Demo Day event, writes Siliconeer youth editor Vansh A. Gupta. 4 POLITICSCongress Fields Its T

02/08/2019

Chicken Jalfrezi: Sweet Revenge

Chicken Jalfrezi. (Vansh A. Gupta/Siliconeer)A very flavored preparation of chicken for the bold palate, that’s delicious, sweet, spicy, tangy, and hot, all at the same time. Chef Sanjay Patel shows you how to make it at home.Ingredients:6 long green chilies4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts2 tbsp

01/15/2019

Protecting Digital Privacy

The newly installed U.S. Congress is expected to see a fresh effort to develop new regulations for big technology firms, with a focus on tougher enforcement of privacy and data protection. The wave of data scandals that have hit Facebook and other online platforms has prompted growing calls for acti

01/15/2019

Tandoori Gobhi: Palatable Veggie Grill

Tandoori Gobhi. (Amar D.Gupta/Siliconeer)A feast to go with the cold wintry evening chill and your favorite drink, here’s a vegetarian appetizer that’s hot and delicious. Chef Sanjay Patel shows you how to make it at home.Ingredients:1 medium size cauliflower head or gobhiMarinade:25 to 2.5 cups yog

12/07/2018

Deciphering Blockchain

Blockchain has become a hot topic in the tech and business industry within the past decade. The amount of innovation and disruption caused by Blockchain was evident in Las Vegas, earlier this year. With over 10,000 attendees including over 2,500 C-Level executives and hundreds of VCs, over 3,500 com

12/07/2018

Gobhi 65: Spicing Up the Holidays

Gobhi 65. (Vansh A. Gupta/Siliconeer)A feast to go with the cold wintry evening chill and your favorite drink, here’s a vegetarian appetizer/snack recipe that hot, spicy and delicious. Chef Sanjay Patel shows you how to make it at home.Ingredients:1 cauliflower (about 2 cups florets)4 tbsp plain flo

12/06/2018

December 2018 Magazine

COVER STORYIt’s Blockchain, Not Bitcoin: Money 20/20 Vegas ConferenceBlockchain has become a hot topic in the tech and business industry within the past decade. The amount of innovation and disruption caused by Blockchain was evident in Las Vegas, earlier this year. With over 10,000 attendees includ

10/31/2018

Dodha Barfi: Khaas, Punjab Se!

Dodha Barfi. (Vansh A. Gupta/Siliconeer)Celebrate Diwali with this confection from Punjab. It is rich, milky and nutty, a delicious sweet treat for family and friends. Chef Sanjay Patel shows you how to make it at home.Ingredients:4 cup milk1½ cup heavy cream2 cup sugar3 tbsp. fine cracked wheat1 tb

10/31/2018

Your Voice is in Your Vote

As Obama and many other citizens are echoing around the country, this Midterm Election is a very crucial one, in years. It essentially foreshadows what the future holds for immigrants, citizens, minority groups, and America, as a land of the free. In California alone, there are multiple candidates,

10/31/2018

November 2018 Magazine

COVER STORYGo Vote! It’s Your Right, And It MattersAs Obama and many others are echoing, this Midterm Election is a very crucial one. It essentially foreshadows what the future holds for America, as a land of the free, writes Vansh A. Gupta. 4LEGAL ISSUESH-1B Visa Reforms by January: Move to Impact

10/05/2018

Brain Bank, Not Brain Drain

An Indian student attends a lesson in an e-classroom at Chandlodiya Ptrathmik Shala government school, in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, July 26. Students of the Chandlodiya Prathmic Shala government school of standard 6th & 7th participate in a program supported by Google for Education and Infrastructure Leas

10/05/2018

Kalakand: Festive Treat

Kalakand. (Vansh A. Gupta/Siliconeer)As the festive season approaches, Chef Sanjay Patel shows you how to make a delicious sweet treat for your family and friends.Ingredients:5 cups paneer2 cups sugar3 cups milk powder1 tsp. powdered green cardamom3 cup fresh creamGhee or cooking oilFor Garnishing2