Bela Dholakia

I am a home maker and cooking for over 25 years. It gives me immense pleasure to cook for my family and friends. I feel satisfied when I cook for them and see the smile and joy on their faces when they like my food.

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Recipes and Articles by Bela Dholakia

Bharwa Parwal Sabzi Recipe (Stuffed Pointed Gourd Dry Vegetable)

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 12:28

Bharwa Parwal Sabzi Recipe (Stuffed Pointed Gourd Dry Vegetable) is a dry vegetable prepared by stuffing parwal with a dry masala that mainly consists of besan and crushed peanuts, flavoured with basic spices. To make the Bharwa Parwal recipe, you need to prepare the stuffing, stuff it in the pointed ...

Kaju Karela Recipe (Bitter Gourd And Cashew Nuts Stir Fry)

Wednesday, 31 May 2017 13:00

Kaju Karela recipe– as the same suggests, is a sabzi or dry vegetable prepared from Bitter Gourd (Karela) and Cashews (Kaju). Kaju Karela Recipe (Bitter Gourd And Cashew Nuts Stir Fry) is a very popular recipe from Gujarati cuisine and is a favourite item on the menu list for marriage functions and ...

Raw Banana Chivda Recipe

Tuesday, 09 May 2017 18:01

Raw Banana Chivda Recipe is a sweet and hot chivda or namkeen mixture made from grated raw bananas and flavoured with spices and sugar with added nuts. You can also consume this chivda during vrat or fasting. If you are consuming this for fast/vrat, then you can replace regular salt with sendha namak ...

Sepu Vadi Recipe (Himachali Split Urad Dal Dumplings In Spinach Gravy)

Sunday, 07 May 2017 17:01

Sepu Vadi Recipe (Split Urad Dal Dumplings In Spinach Gravy) is a specialty from Himachal Pradesh. Split Black Urad Dal dumplings are first steamed and then fried. They are then added to the Spinach-Curd gravy, that is flavoured with basic spices powders and whole spices. Addition of dill leaves ...

Sprouted Methi & Kachha Aam Salad Recipe

Sunday, 07 May 2017 15:09

Sprouted Methi & Kachha Aam Salad Recipe is a great way to consume methi or fenugreek seeds which loose their characteristic bitterness once they are sprouted.The mild bitterness in the sprouted seeds is balanced by adding sour or sweet ingredients to the salad. This salad is prepared using methi ...

Published in Salads

Sel Roti Recipe (Nepalese ring-Shaped Sweet bread)

Sunday, 09 April 2017 15:11

Sel roti is a traditional Nepalese sweet ring-shaped bread prepared during Dashain and Tihar festivals and many other occasions like marriage and parties. Sikkim has majority of Nepali community which makes seal roti a famous food there. This mildly sweet bread is prepared with rice. Rice is soaked overnight ...

Nagaland Style Pumpkin Oambal Recipe

Wednesday, 22 March 2017 00:00

Pumpkin Oambal is a traditional chutney-like or side dish recipe from Nagaland cuisine. It is prepared from pumpkin and has a sweet and sour taste to it.  The Naga cuisine is primarily non-vegetarian and the food is extremely hot and spicy with many varieties of chillies available in the region. ...

Published in Indian Chutney Recipes

Uparghi Laadu Recipe (Whole Wheat Flour & Banana Squares)

Monday, 23 January 2017 00:08

Uparghi Laadu Recipe (Whole Wheat Flour & Banana Squares) is a recipe of a ladoo that doesn’t look like round. This is a traditional recipe from Gujarat and is made during winters, especially at the time of Uttarayan festival. It is called ladoo but it is square shaped. Uparghi is a Gujarati name ...

Puran Poli Recipe With Toor Dal And Chana Dal

Monday, 16 January 2017 00:00

Puran Poli or Vedmi is a well-known sweet bread recipe from Gujarat and Maharashtra. Gujarati style puran poli is prepared using toor dal and Maharashtrian style puran poli is made using chana dal. In this Puran Poli recipe, we have used both the dals to make this yummy and mouth watering dish even more ...

Cheesy Aloo Paratha Recipe

Saturday, 31 December 2016 00:06

Aloo parathas are Indian Potato Flat Bread made from whole wheat flour and stuffed with a spicy mixture of onions and potatoes. These Parathas are a bit different from the usual aloo parathas. They are stuffed with a combination of potatoes, onions and cheese. You will love this twist to the routine ...

Vegetarian Nasi Goreng Recipe

Monday, 24 October 2016 07:59

Nasi Goreng is one of the best-known Indonesian fried rice dish. Traditionally, the recipe is made from previous day’s leftover rice, stir fried with a freshly made flavouring paste and topped with fried egg omelette and served with fried prawn crackers. Vegetarian Nasi Goreng Recipe has added tofu ...

Sweet Potato Sabzi Recipe

Friday, 30 September 2016 00:00

Sweet Potato Sabzi is a very easy sabzi to cook, also it is healthy given the nutritional benefits of sweet potatoes. It can be cooked in a jiff when you do not have much time to spare.  Serve this Sweet Potato Sabzi with phulka and buttermilk for a light afternoon lunch. Other ...

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