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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

Growing up, mom was the only one who made Pongal and it was and still is delicious. None of my friends’ folks or my neighbors made it so, for me, it was on the list “stuff made only at home”. Of course I learnt it […]

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. […]

Cucumber Raita

Cucumber Raita

The cucumber raita is a great compliment to biryanis and chappatis. The cucumber is grated mixed with yogurt and then tempered with mustard seeds, cumin seeds and curry leaves. Some chat masala is added to give a raita a tangy hint. Cucumber Peel and grate […]

Brinjal Raita

Brinjal Raita

Raita is a side for most Indian meals. This recipe used brinjals as a key ingredient. The brinjals are fried with a few spices and added to yogurt. The brinjal raita goes well with chapatis, pulav etc. Fry mustard seeds and urad dal Turmeric powder […]

Walnut Chikki

Walnut Chikki

  Walnut chikkis are sweet bars made of walnuts,plums and jaggery. The jaggery is melted to a syrupy liquid and the dry fruits are added to it. The mix is the spread on a plate and allowed to cool. The jaggery gives the sweet taste while […]

Coconut Milk Rice

Coconut Milk Rice

A rich and flavored dish that goes well with strong curries and kormas of mixed vegetable, chicken, mutton, fish or egg. Coconut milk from fresh tender coconut flesh is added to the rice while cooking. This makes the rice rich in taste. Spices such as bay […]

Semiya Payasam

Semiya Payasam

Ingredients: Semiya / Vermicelli: 2cups Milk: 2 cups Sugar: 1 cup Cashew: 6-8 Raisins: 6-8 (optional) Cardamom/ Elaichi: 2 pods Ghee Preparation: Add 1/2 tsp of ghee in a wok and roast the semiya until it is brown in color Heat 1/2 tsp of ghee […]

Bread Pakora

Bread Pakora

Bread pakora or Bread Bajjis are probably the easiest snack that can be made. The bread slices are dipped in a batter made of gram flour and  deep fried. The minimum preparation time makes this an ideal go to emergency snack.  Mix all the ingredients […]

Ribbon Pakoda

Ribbon Pakoda

Ribbon pakodas are thin, deep fried, spicy and crispy snack. The shape of the crispy pakoda is due to the tiny plate used in the press. The ribbon shape makes the pakodas crispy and crunchy. An ideal tea time snack which can be stored for […]