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Coconut Barfi Recipe

Coconut Barfi Recipe

A barfi with a coconut base and flavored by cardamom is a sweet confectionary. Using freshly grated coconut is always preferable. But if you use dessicated coconut them do soak it in some warm milk for about an hour before preparing the barfi. The color […]

Rava Ladoo Recipe

Rava Ladoo Recipe

Rava ladoo is a festival recipe. The sweet is made of semolina(rava), khoya/condensed milk, sugar and dessicated coconut along with some cashew nuts, raisins and cardamom powder. The recipe is a mix-all-ingredients recipe but the important thing is to shape the ball like ladoos by […]

Pakorewali Kadhi Recipe

Pakorewali Kadhi Recipe

This is a traditional granny recipe at home. The pakoras soaked in the dahi kadi is delicious and goes well with rotis. There is mix of spices give a great taste and aroma. I usually make more pakoras than required as I tend to eat […]

Bagara Baingan Recipe

Bagara Baingan Recipe

Bagara baingan is a spicy and tangy curry where egg plants are cooked in a masala gravy. The masala is a fine paste of onions, peanuts, poppy seeds, sesame seeds and dry coconut powder. The bangara baingan recipe involves a slight fry of egg plants and then […]

Sheer Khurma Recipe

Sheer Khurma Recipe

Sheer Khurma is delicacy made of vermicelli, milk and loads of dry fruits. Sheer translates to milk and khurma to dates. The vermicelli pudding is simple in preparation but is rich, aromatic and heavenly. History says that since Saudi Arabia has bountiful harvests of dates, […]

Masala Papad Recipe

Masala Papad Recipe

An ideal snack and a perfect bar food without…..wait for it….without any oil. The masala papads are roasted papads with a topping of finely chopped tomatoes and onions. The topping has a sprinkle of fresh lime juice to give it the citrus taste. Ingredients: Roasting […]

Ragi Chocolate Cake Recipe

Ragi Chocolate Cake Recipe

Ragi chocolate cake is made using finger millet flour or ragi flour and whole wheat flour to give a healthier cake alternative. The ragi chocolate cake recipe is egg-less and has two variations. You can use oil & yogurt or you can use condensed milk. I […]

Vegetarian Russian Salad Recipe

Vegetarian Russian Salad Recipe

Oliver salad or Russian salad is traditionally made of boiled potatoes, boiled carrots, green peas, onions, eggs and diced chicken. It is dressed with mayonnaise with an addition of salt, pepper and mustard. Here is a different take, a vegetarian Russian salad recipe. Boiled potatoes, […]

Coconut Chutney Recipe

Coconut Chutney Recipe

Coconut chutney is a dip for dosas, idlis, vadas etc. The coconut flesh is removed from the shell and cut into small pieces. These pieces are dry roasted to remove the moisture. Green chili and roasted dal are dry roasted and ground with the coconut […]

Aloo Bajji Recipe

Aloo Bajji Recipe

Aloo bajji also know as aloo pakoras are a great tea time snack specially in the monsoon. The bajjis are potato slices dipped in a spicy gram flour batter and deep fried. Ingredients: Potato/ Aloo: 1 large Gram Flour/ Besan: 1 cup Chilli powder: 1/2 […]

The Samosa Story

The Samosa Story

The Samosa Story Samosa is a fried or baked snack that is stuffed with either spiced potatoes, onions, peas, dry fruits or minced meat. The pastry is folded into a triangle with the stuffing and fried until it is golden brown.  The Samosa History The […]

Ingredient: Paneer

Ingredient: Paneer

What is Paneer? Paneer or cottage cheese is one of the most popular dairy product in Indian and South Asian cuisine. Made from pasteurized cow or buffalo milk, it is a non-melting farmer cheese or made by curdling heated milk with lemon juice, vinegar, or […]

Pongal Recipe

Pongal Recipe

Pongal is a South Indian dish of rice and lentils cooked together. The rice and lentils are tempered with spices such as curry leaves, pepper cores and cumin seeds before being cooked. Clarified butter and cashews are added to make the pongal richer. Pongal can […]

Eggless Whole Wheat Cake Recipe

Eggless Whole Wheat Cake Recipe

Using condensed milk the eggless whole wheat cake recipe is a mix-pour-bake recipe. Wheat is a healthier alternative to refined flour and adding some dry fruits make it even more interesting. Mix the butter and the condensed milk Add a little sugar to the mix […]

Paneer Bhurji Recipe

Paneer Bhurji Recipe

A lazy paneer recipe that is simple and delicious. I use this recipe to use the left-over paneer or home made that turns out crumbly. The spiciness cab be varied. A less spicy paneer bhurji goes well with bread or chapatis and a more spicy version […]

Vegetable Sambar

Vegetable Sambar

If an advertisement  were written for vegetable sambar the it would sound like this: A spicy and tangy dish with the proteins of the dal and the goodness of a mixture of vegetables.  Vegetable sambar is served with rice as the strong, pungent and tangy […]

Kadai Paneer

Kadai Paneer

Kadai paneer is cottage cheese (paneer) cooked in a wok( kadai). The paneer cubes are cooked in a tomato gravy with spices and capsicum. Other paneer recipes include Palak Paneer The ingredients   Tomatoes cooked with turmeric, chili and coriander powder Add in the capsicum […]

Semolina Cake

Semolina Cake

After watching Anjum Anand bake this cake on her show, Indian food made easy, I was tempted to try it out myself. It took me a couple of tries before I got it right. The cake is a mix of semolina and yogurt along with […]

Tomato Raita

Tomato Raita

Tomatoes are tempered and cooked before adding to the yogurt. The citrus from the tomatoes mixed with the yogurt gives a tangy taste that cuts through the heavy dishes it is generally served with.

Corn Cutlets

Corn Cutlets

I got this from Sanjay Kapoor’s “Bhutte Ke Cutlet” recipe. Tried it and the result was amazing. The cutlets were delicious.  It is basically grinding cooked corn nib-lets with spices, shaping it into cutlets and deep frying them. Ginger, coriander, lemon juice infuse flavor and aroma. […]