Broccoli and Paneer Paratha Recipe

Written by Thursday, 20 November 2014 04:11
Broccoli and Paneer paratha is a simple and easy to make recipe that is perfect for a breakfast or for kids a lunch box. Broccoli has many health benefits including cancer prevention, cholesetrol control and it is also a very powerful antioxident. Including broccoli it in our diet in any form is highly recommended. Whenever you find that fresh broccoli…

Turmeric Milk Recipe (Haldi Doodh)

Written by Tuesday, 11 November 2014 11:03
Turmeric Milk (Haldi Doodh) is a very popular medicinal drink that is had most often when you have a bad cold or a cough. But personally I make sure I serve this herbal spice drink to my children when the seasons are about to change.  This helps build the immune system, at the same time helps fight any cold or cough…

Jal Jeera Recipe (Indian Spiced Lemonade)

Written by Friday, 07 November 2014 13:12
The Jal Jeera Recipe is a roasted cumin and lemon water cooler flavored with black salt and fresh mint. A cumin flavored lemony drink as simple as it sounds is a popular digestive drink or an appetizing drink served at many restaurants and homes during an elaborate meal. The delicate flavor from roasted cumin powder and freshly chopped mint added a…

Mughlai Aloo Matar Gobi Recipe

Written by Tuesday, 04 November 2014 02:37
Mughlai Aloo Matar Gobi as the name suggests is a typical Indian side dish higher on spicy side with the flavors of Ghee, Curd and fried onion. If you are planning Indian menu for the party than this dish would fit in well and compliments almost all kinds of dals, curries. During winter cauliflower and green peas are abundantly available…

Pineapple Rasam Recipe

Written by Thursday, 30 October 2014 00:00
The Pineapple Rasam Recipe is a twist to the traditional and a staple dish of the south indians. The sourness from the pineapple and the subtle sweetness brings great flavors to the traditional rasam. I make this rasam as often as I make the tomato garlic rasam, as rasam's are an all time favorite dish at home. We often serve the…

(Mugachi Khichdi) Moong Dal Khichdi

Written by Monday, 13 October 2014 08:01
The Mugachi Khichdi Recipe also known as the Moong dal khichdi is a very traditional Maratha comfort food that can be had at time of the year. The combination of carbohydrates and protien along with sublte spices, makes this Khichdi light on the stomach. All you need to do is to serve it with a vegetable like Batata Nu Shaak (Potatoes…

Chinese Bhel Recipe (Crispy Noodle Salad)

Written by Sunday, 12 October 2014 11:41
The Chinese Bhel is a classic Indian Chinese street food from Mumbai that is made with a blend of crispy noodles, Indian and Chinese chutneys and some raw vegetables. The first time I had it was at my in-laws home when the cook just whipped up some deep fried noodles and tossed it along with chutneys and raw vegetables. As…

Spinach and Millet Pulav Recipe

Written by Thursday, 09 October 2014 12:23
The Spinach & Millet Pulav Recipe is a great way to include millets in your diet. I have used foxtail millet, also known as Thinai in Tamil. It is one of those millets that are easy to cook and is very similar to cooking broken wheat. A lot of times, when I make a pulav with grains or millets, I tend to…

Pepper Mushroom Stir Fry Recipe

Written by Thursday, 09 October 2014 09:39
Pepper Mushroom Stir Fry Recipe is a super quick and simple recipe, thats healthy and can be combined with a paratha or a bread to complete a weeknight dinner. I have used button mushrooms in this recipe as i felt they work best in absorbing flavors and also retaining its shape. You can experiment with a lot of other ingredients…

Oats and Coconut Dosa Recipe

Written by Tuesday, 07 October 2014 10:39
The Oats and Coconut dosa is something that I make often as an instant version of the regular dosa. A lot of times it is by mixing flours together, but sometimes I also add the Oats Flour and coconut to the regular dosa batter and make dosa’s too. When you add oat flour and coconut to the regular batter, then…

Til Chikki Recipe (Healthy Sesame Crackers)

Written by Monday, 06 October 2014 12:44
Til Ka Chikki is one of the easiest crackers you could ever make and it requires no baking. These chikkis are very nutritious because of the combination of sesame seeds and jaggery, both of which are good sources of iron and minerals. The Chikki stores very well and makes a perfect energy booster for any time of the day.

Dhaba Style Green Moong Dal Tadka Recipe

Written by Tuesday, 30 September 2014 13:14
The Green Moong Dal Tadka Recipe is delicious and easy to make, and is very nutritious too. I most often cook my dal in a pressure cooker with all the ingredients added in and finally just before serving add in the ghee tadka. The ghee tadka is so important for dal's that it heightens the flavor of the dish and makes…
Thandai Kulfi is a delicious recipe that is similar to the Kesar Pista Kulfi with a slight twist. I had made Thandai for holi and had a lot of the Thandai masala remaining, and hence decided to make it into a Kulfi and thats how the Thandai Kulfi Recipe was born.  Kulfi's is very similar to western ice cream but unlike them…
The Podalangai Poriyal Recipe is a very traditional South Indian Style dish, that is very healthy, nutrituous and quick to make. Podalangai also known as Snake Gourd, is a very nutritious vegetable that is used in the diet for many diseases as well as preventing a few diseases. At home I like to make this vegetable really simple, by just steaming…
The Kadai Vegetable Sabzi Recipe is a quick and easy sabzi to make that has the goodness of a variety of vegetables adding colour, taste and nutrition to your weeknight dinner. This recipe I have steamed the vegetables a little but before tossing them on the kadai to make the sabzi. By doing this, we preserve nutrition and also helps in…

Kovakka Thoran (Poriyal) Recipe

Written by Friday, 12 September 2014 05:52
The Kovakka Thoran (Poriyal) Recipe is an inspiration of the Kerala dish. The first time I had this style of preparation was when I was in 8th grade at a friends home. My friends mother had added, onions to the dish and lots more green chillies. This recipe is without the onions and you can server it either ways. You…

Chow Chow Thoran (Poriyal) Recipe

Written by Friday, 12 September 2014 05:39
The Chow Chow Thoran (Poriyal) recipe is an inspiration of the Kerala dish where vegetables are prepared along with coconut, green chillies and  a few spices. Its simple, healthy and a great way to incorporate vegetables in your diet that are is simply delicious. You can serve the Chow Chow Thoran along with Phulka’s or even a Bowl of Rice…

Dahi Bhalla Papdi (Puri) Chaat Recipe

Written by Wednesday, 03 September 2014 12:50
The Dahi Bhalla Papdi (Puri) Chaat Recipe is a delicious recipe that is great when had as a tea time snack with friends and family. To make the Dahi Bhalla Papdi (Puri) Chaat Recipe, you have to have all the ingredients ready. Then assembling the dahi bhalla chat will be super easy. I have shown in the ingredients that you need to have…

Mixed Vegetable Pulav (Pilaf) Recipe

Written by Wednesday, 03 September 2014 12:31
The Mixed Vegetable Pulav Recipe is an easy to cook dish for those busy weeknights. Pack the pulav with lots of steamed vegetables and serve this pulav with Lemony Moong Dal Tadka and a salad for dinner. You dinner with be ready in a jiffy and is nutritious too.

Turai Moong Dal Recipe

Written by Monday, 01 September 2014 08:04
Turai Moong Dal, also known as Turiya Moong Dal Recipe, has a subtle sweetness that it gets from the ridge gourd (turai), the vegetable itself. When combined with a little bit of spice and cooked along with the lentils it imparts a soft and tender texture to the palate. At home I serve this dal along with Sukhi Aloo Sabzi and Thepla’s that…

Manjal Poosanikai Sambar (Pumpkin) Sambar Recipe

Written by Monday, 01 September 2014 06:56
The Manjal Poosanikai (Pumpkin) Sambar recipe is a simple nutrition packed sambar and is a staple at home. The yellow pumpkin also known as Majal Poosanikai adds to the subtle sweetness of this sambar recipe making it even more delectable to the palate. Serve the Manjal Poosanikai Sambar along with hot rice topped with ghee and Keerai Thoran
The Gobi Musallam Recipe is a delicious and simple preparation of the cauliflower vegetable. I had tasted this recipe in one of the North Indian restaurants while I was living in the US and it immediately attracted my palate. In the traditional method of making this dish, the entire cauliflower is boiled in pot/ roasted and cooked, but I prefer making…

Rajasthani Dal Recipe

Written by Tuesday, 19 August 2014 07:47
The Rajasthani Dal recipe is a dal that is packed with flavor and protiens. The addition of green moong dal , channa dal and mildly spiced with some garlic makes this dal delectable. And finally not to miss the adititon of ghee, green chillies and lemon juice that gives the perfect spice and tanginess needed to digest this dal.
The Palak Paratha Recipe is one of those recipes that is simple, nutritious and super tasty. I learnt this recipe from my mother in law. I have had so many different versions of the paratha, over the many years, but her recipe stood out. The secret ingredient is Saunf (fennel seeds) that adds to the additional flavor and taste and not…

Paneer Kofta Curry Recipe (Non Fried)

Written by Thursday, 14 August 2014 00:00
The Paneer Kofta Curry Recipe is a delicious preparation paneer (homemade cottage cheese) that is simmered in a spiced tomato gravy. Kofta's are traditionally deep fried vegetable or cheese balls that are dipped in a spicy curry. This recipe of kofta is healthy as the kofta's are not deep fried but instead made in a kuzhi paniyaram pan. If you dont…

Carrot Onion Uttapam Recipe

Written by Thursday, 14 August 2014 07:29
Carrot Onion Uttapam Recipe is a nutritious breakfast or dinner made from Ragi Idli Dosa Batter. Ragi Dosa Batter is my recent obsession and discovery that helps me incorporate the much needed millets in our diet. The addition of carrots and onions flavoured with lots of coriander makes this Uttapam healthy and makes a great kids lunch box recipe too.