July 10, 2014 at 4:52 PM ET
As one of the judges on Food Network's TV show, "Chopped," Maneet Chauhan is used to dishing out praise and criticism for contestants' meals. Now she dishes up her own top recipes for TODAY, from grilled shrimp tikka to tomato cumin rice.
Grilled shrimp tikka with Nilgiri herbs gremolata
For the shrimp:
For the gremolata:
Heat and grease the grill. Marinate the shrimp with salt, pepper, cumin, ginger, garlic and a bit of extra-virgin olive oil.
Thread shrimp onto the skewers. Place the skewers over high heat and grill, turning shrimp once, to ensure good grill marks on both sides (about 5 to 6 minutes).
For the gremolata, combine all the ingredients and spoon over the grilled shrimp.
Cilantro mango salad with lime dressing
Mix all of the ingredients well. Chill, then serve.
Tomato cumin rice
Heat oil in a heavy bottom vessel. Add the cumin seeds and tomato, as well as salt to taste. Sauté the ingredients. Add the rice and mix well.
Pour in the water and simmer until done. Mix in the chopped cilantro. Serve hot.