Jyothi Rajesh

Jyothi Rajesh is an engineer by profession. Food and any thing related to food is her passion. She loves to cook, style and photograph food. She spends half of my week teaching Robotics to children and the rest of my week she get lost in cooking and photography. She cook for two reasons. First, cooking is, in all honesty, a way to show that she cares about people. It gives her great pleasure to make something that someone enjoys! Second, "I love the quest … the quest for great ingredient combinations, for unexpected flavors, for those “wow” recipes."

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Quinoa With Grilled Zucchini & Chickpea Recipe

Thursday, 31 December 2015 00:04

Quinoa (Pronounced as “Keen-wa”) is a small grain that resembles couscous in texture once it’s cooked. It’s gluten-free, high in iron content, with soluble fibers that makes it easy to digest. It’s a grain that is complete protein in and of by itself. Quinoa is very healthy and it’s a very ...

Besan Arbi Roast Recipe (Spicy Colocasia Stir Fry)

Wednesday, 30 December 2015 00:17

Arbi is Colocasia or Taro Root. It’s a root vegetable which is gluten free and is rich in antioxidants, dietary fiber, minerals, vitamins. You can make it into a curry or in a stir fry. The arbi curry tastes delicious with rotis and puris. Arbi fry/roast makes a very good appetizer or starter, or can ...

Homemade Tater Tots Recipe

Monday, 28 December 2015 00:21

I wanted to try these delicious tater tots at home, so I could cross off one from my to-do list. The recipe of Tater Tots is so simple that I was thinking to myself, ‘why did I take so long to try this recipe?’. What else is the bonus? Homemade tater tots are such much better that the frozen once ...

Published in World Appetizers

Pyaaz Kachori Recipe

Saturday, 26 December 2015 00:52

Pyaaz Kachori Recipe is one of the most popular North Indian street foods in India. There is so much more to Indian food than curry! Every region of India has their own street food and every corner of the country specialize in unique dishes. Street foods are an integral part of Indian food culture and ...

Whole Wheat Palak Naan Recipe

Thursday, 24 December 2015 00:05

Whole Wheat Palak Naan Recipe is made quire frequently in my home. It’s because naans come together pretty quickly and they’re easy to make on the stovetop too. There are several variants of naans, so I decided to try a palak naan. Though not commonly made, the use of whole wheat and palak really ...

Spiced Rice Breakfast Porridge Recipe

Sunday, 20 December 2015 00:08

Spiced Rice Breakfast Porridge Recipe is a great way to use up leftover rice, and make a wholesome breakfast dish. What do you do when you have left over rice that you cooked for dinner? I turn the left over rice to breakfast porridge - a quick, light and filling breakfast perfect for those busy mornings. ...

Kanchipuram Idlis Recipe

Wednesday, 16 December 2015 00:58

Kanchipuram Idlis Recipe is a variety of idly from Tamil Nadu - an Indian state known for its variety of breakfast options including Idli, sambar and chutney, dosa, vadas and so many more. Some particular South Indian towns have their own variations of idlis, and this one is from the town of Kanchipuram. ...

Vegetable Manchow Soup Recipe

Tuesday, 15 December 2015 00:59

Vegetable Manchow Soup Recipe is a definite life saver during the winters. I hope winter is treating you better than it’s been treating me, this year. Winter started with bad weather, accompanied by rain. I love rains during summer when it just cools the atmosphere down enough. But continuous rains ...

Published in Soups

Manakish Zaatar (Traditional Lebanese Spiced Pita Bread)

Sunday, 13 December 2015 00:50

Manakish Zaatar is a traditional Lebanese variety of pita bread spiced with Zaatar. This Middle Eastern delicacy is similar to a pizza, made of soft pita base topped with zaatar spice mix. Zaatar spice mix is a slightly sour spice which is a mixture of sumac berries (dried and powdered), thyme, oregano, ...

Published in Homemade Bread Recipes

Spicy Sichuan Vegetarian Noodles Recipe

Sunday, 13 December 2015 00:33

Spicy Sichuan Vegetarian Noodles Recipe is one of my favourite Indo-Chinese dishes. I love this cuisine because it combines Chinese flavours with familiar Indian ones to make popular and tasty versions of some of the best dishes. I recently read that Chinese food came to India in the 19th century along ...

Published in Indian Chinese Recipes

Tomato Dosa Recipe

Thursday, 10 December 2015 00:08

Tomato Dosa Recipe is yet another South Indian variety of Dosa which is popularly eaten for breakfast in many parts of India. Breakfast being the most important daily meal, it is most important to have a sumptuous breakfast to keep you going for the day and to kick start your metabolism. Dosas are a ...

Baked Whole Wheat Masala Baati Recipe (Healthy Rajasthani Spiced Wheat Dumplings)

Sunday, 06 December 2015 00:33

Baked Whole Wheat Masala Baati is a traditional Rajasthani recipe for a crusty baked dumpling-shaped cookie made of whole wheat kneaded together with spices. It has a fascinating origin, dating back to the ancient days when soldiers ate it as a staple war-time sustenance. During those days grains like ...

Akki Rotti Recipe (Spicy Gluten Free Rice Flour Flat Breads )

Wednesday, 02 December 2015 00:51

Akki Rotti Recipe is a popular breakfast specialty of Karnataka. It a gluten-free, healthy and wholesome, since it is made of rice flour. It is also a pretty versatile flat bread and allows for the addition of varieties of vegetables. Sometimes varieties of spinach and greens are added, dill being the ...

Maharashtrain Amti Recipe

Sunday, 29 November 2015 00:29

Maharashtrian Amti Recipe is one of the most simple yet flavourful recipes from the region. It is a traditional recipe and every Maharastrian family has their own way of making amti. A staple at mealtimes, amti is rather simple yet tasteful preparation of lentils (dal) that emerged from the Vidharbha ...

Vegetable Dhansak Recipe (A Classic Parsi Dish)

Sunday, 29 November 2015 00:11

Parsi Cuisine is one of the traditional cuisine of the Parsis of India. Parsis are known for their love for good food, good music. Parsi cuisine has a West Indian cuisine influence. They also retain their food flavors and techniques from ancient Persian cuisine. One of the most popular Parsi foods is ...

Akuri Recipe Recipe (Parsi Style Seasoned Scrambled Eggs)

Saturday, 28 November 2015 00:24

Akuri Recipe is a spicy scrambled egg dish made by the Parsi community of India. Akuri is typically never overcooked, the eggs remain loose and slightly runny, mixed with mild spices and served with bread and salad. It is believed that The Parsis have a love affair with eggs, as each of their traditional ...

Aval/ Poha Dosa Recipe (Savory Gluten Free Flattened Rice Crepe)

Friday, 27 November 2015 00:31

Dosas are one of the most popular South Indian breakfast. Dosas are usually made of fermented rice and lentil batter and a few varieties of Dosa can be prepared instantly. The Aval/ Poha Dosa Recipe is perfect for busy weekday breakfast or dinner option that is made from flattened rice. You can ...

Maharashtrian Misal Pav Recipe

Wednesday, 25 November 2015 00:29

Misal pav is a Maharashtrian street food made from mixed sprouts. The word “misal” in Marathi language mean “mixture”. Usal or misal pav is a spicy curry served as breakfast along with pav(freshly baked Indian style dinner rolls). It’s a very healthy curry which is made from a variety of sprouts, ...

Published in Indian Street Food

Spicy Potato Chutney Sandwich Recipe

Thursday, 19 November 2015 05:33

Potato Chutney Sandwich Recipe is a delicious twist to the street food in the city of Mumbai, distinct in the way it is assembled with a host of stuffings, a spicy mint chutney and a special sandwich masala that is said to be a secret recipe that is what works its magic on the sandwich. Essentially it ...

Cauliflower Tortilla Recipe

Sunday, 15 November 2015 00:38

Cauliflower is an amazing vegetable. There are so many ways to use cauliflower. The only limit is your own mind. You can transform this normal vegetable into almost anything. Cauliflower rice, cauliflower bread sticks, cauliflower cheesy balls, cauliflower tortillas and even cauliflower lasagna strips. In ...

Published in Homemade Bread Recipes

Creamy Potato Egg Salad Recipe with Herbs

Sunday, 15 November 2015 00:00

The Creamy Potato Egg Salad is a delicious healthy twist to the classic creamy potato salad but without the mayonnaise. The creaminess in the salad is from homemade sour cream that is made from yogurt and flavored with herbs to add to the punch.  The Potato and Egg salad makes a great dish when ...

Published in Salads

Tomato Uttapam Recipe

Friday, 13 November 2015 09:13

Tomato Uttapam Recipe is yet another classic South Indian Breakfast item. Similar to dosas, but made thicker, giving them a soft and fluffy texture, Uttapams are usually served with a variety of toppings or stuffings. Regular Dosa Batter may be used to make uttapam and a choice of toppings can vary from ...

Homemade Canape Papdi Chaat Recipe

Tuesday, 10 November 2015 00:26

The Homemade Canape Papdi Chaat Recipe is a very exciting and fun way to eat chaat that is loaded with all the healthy ingredients like sprouts. The canape chaat makes a great inclusion in your late evening "chaat party". The canapes are not just easy to handle and pop into mouth, they can also be made ...

Published in Indian Street Food

Cauliflower Paneer Kofta Curry Recipe

Sunday, 08 November 2015 00:10

Cauliflower Paneer Kofta Curry Recipe is another variant of the much loved range of kofta curries. I love kofta curry! Who doesn’t, right? A tangy tomato-based curry, with a whole lot of other spices to make an interesting medley, kofta curries are zesty as well as comforting thanks to the soft outage ...

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