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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 […]

Maddur Vada

Maddur Vada

I have been traveling to the city of Bangalore since I was a kid along with mom and the food from Karnataka is quite special to me.  A lot has changed in the city over the years but the local food is still supreme. Maddur […]

Palak Paneer

Palak Paneer

  An Indian classic, palak paneer, is paneer (cottage cheese) cubes in a gravy made from palak(spinach). Easy to make and tastes incredible with chapati, fried rice etc. A thick version of this curry is also used between a roll of dosa to make the […]

Desi Chana Curry

Desi Chana Curry

Desi Chana or Black chick peas are used quite often in Indian and middle eastern cooking. The peas need to be soaked over night and pressure cooked before it can be used in curries. Onions and tomatoes are used to get a gravy for the […]

Lime Rice Recipe

Lime Rice Recipe

Lime rice is tempering pain cooked rice with mustard seeds, curry leaves and red chilies. Adding some fresh lime juice give it the tangy flavor. Making lime rice is an easy way to make the boring plain cooked rice a bit interesting. It is also […]

Sabudana Khichdi

Sabudana Khichdi

Sabudana khichdi is a great snack. Usually made during fast day, the tapioca pearls are soaked in water overnight or at least 3-4 hours. The spices used are cumin seeds, curry leaves and chili powder.  Peanuts after being dry roasted and powdered are added to […]

Lemon Sevai

Lemon Sevai

Lemon sevai is a South Indian breakfast dish. Sevai is fine rice noodles. Lemon sevai is easy to make. The sevai is soaked in water and tempered with mustard seeds, red chilies and curry leaves. The color of the sevai is from the turmeric powder […]

Poha

Poha

    Poha is rice flakes (beaten rice or flattened rice). Poha makes an amazing and light breakfast or snack. Its mild in taste (or you can spice it up). The veggies added are green peas and potatoes. Served hot with a sprikle of fresh […]

Black Eyed Peas / Lobia Curry

Black Eyed Peas / Lobia Curry

Lobia and potatoes are a great combo. Toss in some onions and tomatoes to get a good gravy. Coriander powder, curry leaves and fresh coriander leaves give a brilliant taste. Adding a little kasuri methi and garam masala will boosts the aroma of the curry. […]

Grilled Brown Bread Carrot Sandwich

Grilled Brown Bread Carrot Sandwich

My mom used to make these delicious grilled sandwiches with had stuffing made of grated carrots inside it. The stuffing is made by frying grated carrot with onions, mustard seeds, green chilies and mint leaves. Use butter or cheese on the bread slices and place […]

Namak Para

Namak Para

Instead of shopping for snacks this weekend, I decided to make some weekend snack. This time I decided to make Namak para, a crispy and crunchy team time snack. The ingredients are easily available and all you have to do is knead a stiff dough. […]