Divya Shivaraman

Born in Kerala and brought up in Chennai. Divya is big fan of street foods and die hard fan of Pani Poori. She loves cooking for her hubby and he never insists for anything specific, never complains, never troubles. "When you have a hubby like that, you will always want to treat him with good food :). " This was how her passion for cooking evolved and now she is an expert. Divya derives inspiration from her friends, fellow food bloggers and that has made her an avid blogger herself. She blogs at Dishing with Divya

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Recipes and Articles by Divya Shivaraman

Maple Sweet Potato Bread Recipe

Monday, 06 April 2015 00:35

Maple Sweet Potato Bread Recipe is wholesome breakfast bread that is spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg. The addition of oatmeal, sweet potato and maple, gives the bread its texture and subtle sweetness. The chia seeds and pecans provide the much-required crunch to the bread, making it a perfect teatime ...

Published in Homemade Bread Recipes

Homemade Black Bean Burger Recipe

Saturday, 04 April 2015 00:40

The Homemade Black Bean Burger Recipe is a classic Vegetarian Burger that is packed with protein from kidney beans, oats and the whole wheat burger bun. Black Bean is more commonly used in Latin American cuisine, but you can also use a dark red kidney beans for this burger recipes. They have a creamy ...

Bruschetta with Olives & Raisins

Thursday, 02 April 2015 00:49

The Bruschetta With Olives & Raisins is a roasted eggplant dish that has a sweet and sour sauce. This recipe brings out the deep taste of eggplant and also combines the nuttiness from pine nuts and raisins. The green olives simply blend in the sourness along with balsamic vinegar. Serve Bruschetta ...

Published in World Appetizers

Malida Recipe (Healthy Whole Wheat Afghan Sweet)

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 00:04

Malida is a traditional Afghan Sweet, made with whole wheat flour dough crumbled, sweetened and flavored with cardamom and dry fruits. Malida can also be made from leftover or fresh whole wheat Rotis or flat breads. The addition of Jaggery and dates to the Malida recipe, not only adds to the sweetness ...

Asparagus With Paneer And Balsamic Butter Glaze Recipe

Friday, 20 March 2015 00:41

Asparagus With Paneer And Balsamic Butter Glaze is a mouth-watering entree recipe, flavor of balsamic vinegar give a unique taste to the dish. Balsamic vinegar is one of the varieties of vinegar originating from Italy and used as a condiment in numerous dishes all around the world. Asparagus with ...

Published in World Appetizers

Creamy Coconut Poached Pears Recipe

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 00:43

The Creamy Coconut Poached Pears Recipe, is a simple, delicate and quick dessert that you can make for your parties or even simply indulge for those Friday night dinners with family. Poaching a fruit means cooking it in a simmering liquid to absorb the flavors. The liquid you use can be anything from ...

Published in Party Dessert Recipes

Apple Tart with Puff Pastry Recipe (Open Pie)

Friday, 13 March 2015 00:10

Apple Tart is a simple open pie recipe. In this recipe, the Apple Tart is prepared using puff pastry sheets and some fruit filling or fruit preserves. The tart recipe below is a quick tart with 4 basic ingredients where the apples are tossed in cinnamon and brown sugar. It makes a quick dessert when ...

Thai Roasted Vegetables with Peanut Coconut Sauce Recipe

Wednesday, 11 March 2015 00:17

Thai Roasted Vegetables With Peanut Coconut Sauce is a healthy and quick way of making wonderful dish by simply roasting the vegetables and preparing the sauce separately. The Peanut Coconut sauce adds flavors to the roasted vegetable as it mildly sweetens the dish with peanut, brown sugar and coconut ...

Published in East Asian Cuisine

Almond Meal Muffins Recipe (Gluten Free and Grain Free)

Monday, 23 February 2015 00:04

The Almond Meal Muffins Recipe is a simple, wholesome tea time cake which even the kids will enjoy. The cake is made from blanched almond flour, that is also known as Almond Meal. The main ingredient in this flour is prepared by grinding skin-removed almonds. Almond Flour is a wonderful alternative for ...

Savory Carrot Olive Spinach Sandwich Spread

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 00:13

The Savory Carrot Spinach Sandwich Spread is a nutritious recipe to create homemade sandwich spread without using any artificial flavors or colors. This spread recipe combines smooth and creamy cream cheese with the nutritional benefits of vegetables like Carrot and Spinach. Olive and pecans add ...

Published in Dips

Cucumber Ginger Lemonade Recipe

Friday, 13 February 2015 07:49

Cucumber Ginger Lemonade Recipe is a refreshing drink made with cucumber, lemon and ginger. All the ingredients in this recipe have its own unique benefits. Cucumber is a vegetable that has 95% of water. They help you to keep your body hydrated.  They are loaded with Vitamin B, C and K. High ...

Published in Smoothies and Juices

Blueberry Fool Recipe ( Quick Dessert with Whipped Cream & Fresh Berries)

Thursday, 12 February 2015 07:37

The Blueberry Fool Recipe is a simple dessert made with fresh fruit puree and cream. We can use any type of berry combinations to make the "fool", but berries are more commonly used and Blueberry is a favorite to make this dessert. Blueberries are loaded with antioxidants and are one of the most nutritious ...

Published in Party Dessert Recipes

Asparagus Guacamole Recipe

Monday, 09 February 2015 03:48

The Asparagus Guacamole Recipe is a simple party dip that is a twist to the original. Traditionally the Guacamole is made from Avocados, but in this recipe we are using Asparagus giving it a different texture and taste. Guacamole is a traditional Mexican dip prepared with Avocado, onion, tomato, cilantro, ...

Published in Dips

Overnight Oats Recipe (No Cook Blueberry Vanilla and Chia seeds Oatmeal)

Sunday, 08 February 2015 03:01

The Overnight Oats Recipe is a simple and quick breakfast that needs just a little planning. This no-cook Blueberry Vanilla and Chia seeds Oatmeal is simple to make where all the ingredients are soaked together and refrigerated overnight. By next morning, the oats would have soaked up the milk and ...

How To Make Homemade Rose Syrup Recipe

Wednesday, 04 February 2015 03:59

The Homemade Rose Syrup Recipe is a simple recipe with no additives, coloring or preservatives. The rose syrup is made from fresh rose petals, that are dried and then made into a syrup by boiling it in water. You can also use a store dried petals to make the rose syrup.The Rose Syrup can be used ...

Stuffed Mushrooms With Spinach & Parmesan Recipe

Tuesday, 03 February 2015 05:25

The Stuffed Mushrooms With Spinach & Parmesan Recipe make wonderful single bite size appetizers. They are easy and quick to prepare for large parties or for regular tea time snacks. These mushrooms are stuffed with sauteed spinach, some onions along with some herbs to enrich the flavor. The Stuffed ...

Published in World Appetizers

Capsicum Chutney Recipe (Red Bell Pepper Chutney)

Wednesday, 28 January 2015 08:54

Capsicum Chutney Recipe is different from the regular chutney recipes as it brings the flavors of the roasted bell pepper. The roasted bell pepper along with onions and tomatoes in equal ratios makes for a deliciously perfect side dish. Serve the Capsicum Chutney with idli, dosa or even along with ...

Published in Indian Chutney Recipes

Beetroot Juice Recipe With Cucumber & Pineapple

Monday, 26 January 2015 05:11

Beetroot Juice is a healthy and nutritious drink that is packed with vitamins and minerals. Beetroot is known to improve stamina, blood flood, and lower blood pressure. Beetroot also contains high concentrations of nitrates, which are converted into nitrites by bacteria in the mouth. Nitrites help open ...

Published in Smoothies and Juices

Mung Bean Sprouts Salad Recipe With Brussel Sprouts and Pomegranate

Sunday, 25 January 2015 02:28

The Bean Sprouts Salad Recipe is a wholesome dish that can be a meal on its own. Sprouts are nutritious food that are packed with fiber, vitamins and minerals. This recipe of Bean Sprouts Salad is made with a combination of Brussel Sprouts, Green Moong Sprouts, and Pomegranates and flavored with lemon ...

Published in Salads

Kerala Style Kappa Ishtoo Recipe (Tapioca Stew Recipe)

Tuesday, 24 September 2013 16:06

Tapioca Stew or Kappa Ishtoo is a delicious tapioca curry, prepared using coconut milk, fresh tapioca root and flavored with whole crushed pepper, cinnamon, cardamom and cloves.  A very simple stew that is nutritious and rich in flavors, it has ingredients that are very minimal, yet which make great ...

Homemade Ginger Garlic Paste

Monday, 08 July 2013 22:06

Homemade Ginger Garlic paste is just a perfect paste that is good to have ready. It comes in handy and stays fresh for a few weeks when kept refrigerated. Keep the paste in a glass container for maximum freshness. Homemade Ginger garlic paste can be used in many Indian recipes, especially side dishes ...

Traditional Bengali Rasgulla Recipe (Cottage Cheese Balls In Sweetened Syrup)

Thursday, 20 June 2013 12:52

Bengali rasgulla recipe is an excellent recipe for this regional classic from the state of West Bengal. Delicate cottage cheese dumplings, soaked in sugarr syrup, they’re also called Rosogolla. The process has multiple steps, but yields a super soft rasgulla that is steamed and then soaked in a flavoured ...

Roasted Vegetables Pouch Recipe in Pizza Dough

Wednesday, 19 June 2013 21:07

Roasted Vegetables Pouch is a delicious, quick appetizer recipe that you can make for your holiday parties. These pouches when made from whole wheat pizza dough makes a healthy snack and a perfect appetizer that can be served when you have friends over. The flavors you add into the roasted vegetables ...

Published in World Appetizers

Whole Wheat Apple Muffins Recipe (Eggless & Vegan options)

Wednesday, 19 June 2013 20:57

The Whole Wheat Apple Muffins recipe is a perfect muffin that you can serve for a breakfast, pack into a lunch box or even serve as a tea time snack. These muffins are moist and will keep well for several days. I have shown how to make these muffins eggless and vegan too. Children love ...

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