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The Kanji Recipe is a very popular fermented drink of North India, that is made from carrots and beetroot. Traditionally the black carrots that are locally available in the north are used to make the kanji recipe, that gives it a distinct flavor and color. The additon of ground mustard which is added during the process of fermentation, brings the sharp…

Thandai Mousse Recipe

Written by Monday, 02 March 2015 13:17
Thandai Mousse is an Indian festive twist to classic western dessert called mousse. Thandai Mousse is a great recipe for the festivals like Holi. This dessert is eggless, gluten-free and easy to prepare, it can be made a day before Holi and set in the fridge. The amount of sugar and the flavor of thandai syrup in the dessert can…
The Shikhampuri Kebab Recipe are wholesome kebabs that are healthy and yet delicious. The Kebabs are made from kala chana and filled in the centre with a hung curd (greek yogurt) and served along with spicy coriander chutney.  Did You Know: Chickpeas make for a very nutritious and healthy diet. It reduces cholesterol, prevents constipation and helps prevent digestive disorders. Chickpeas are rich…
Paneer Kalimirch Recipe is delicious, creamy paneer dish flavored with black pepper and lots of garlic. Instead of the frying paneer it has been grilled in the pan and then tossed in mild flavored gravy. Serve Paneer Kalimirch with Roti/Paratha for the weeknight dinner. Pepper lends a pungent but not harsh touch of spiciness to the dish, making it seem quite…

Achari Paneer Tikka Recipe

Written by Monday, 23 February 2015 14:58
Achari Paneer Tikka is the most popular vegetarian appetizer in the Punjabi Cuisine. The word achar in Hindi means pickle. Paneer cubes marinated in an achari marinade makes an aromatic, flavorsome party snack. A blend of pickling spices goes into the marinade giving a distinctive flavor to the panner. You can either grill the marinated paneer pieces on a grill…
Puliyodharai/ Puliyogare is a tangy spicy South Indian dish that is made from rice and a spicy tamarind paste. In an earnest effort to introduce millets to my family, I try my best to work on substituting rice with millets. The result of the Millet Puliyodhare was simply delicious. In fact it felt more wholesome and filling. If you are going for…
The Spinach Khandvi is a savory gram flour pinwheel snack that is seasoned with mustard and sesame. The traditional recipe uses only gram flour, but in this I made a twist to it by adding Spinach to make the Spinach Khandvi. The process of making the Spinach Khandvi is very similar to the traditional Khandvi. Do check the Video Recipe…
Tawa pulav is a fun recipe that is super quick to make. It is a famous street food dish of Mumbai, where the rice is tossed in plenty of vegetables similar to the Pav Bhaji and spiced up with Pav Bhaji Masala and Chaat Masala. If ever you go to Mumbai you must try this dish or make it like…
The Orange Rasmalai Recipe is a twist to the traditional recipe where the Rasmalai's are flavored with oranges. Rasmalai is a very popular Indian dessert which is made using fresh chenna (cottage cheese). Small dumplings are made with this chenna which are cooked in a sugar syrup and then soaked in flavored lightly condensed milk.
Steamed Vegetable Momo Recipe is an authentic, simple, quick & delicious recipe from the North Eastern India. This is the classic momo recipe, that I learned from my house help who originates from Darjeeling. I simply enjoyed the swiftness with which she made these the very first time. Soon after I started making this so often that she was surprised…

Kesar Malai Doodh Recipe

Written by Wednesday, 04 February 2015 18:50
Kesar Malai Doodh is a winter delicacy which is made in many North Indian states. The milk is boiled in a heavy bottom pan and the cream that comes on top due to boiling is collected separately. In this process of separating the cream, the milk thickens gradually.. The steaming hot thickened milk is then poured from a height into…
Capsicum Chutney Recipe is different from the regular chutney recipes as it brings the flavors of the roasted bell pepper. The roasted capsicum (any color) along with onions and tomatoes in equal ratios makes a perfect side dish for Idli, Dosa or can be had even along with steamed rice and ghee. You can even serve the Capsicum Chutney as a dip…

Mung Pani Recipe (Whole Green Mung Soup)

Written by Sunday, 25 January 2015 18:27
The Mung Pani Recipe that is a wholesome soup made from whole green mung is my mother in laws hearty soup for children of all ages. The soup is most commonly prepared when one is sick and this soup provides the proteins to enrich and provide the body with instant energy. At home, we make it on cold winters when soups…
The Keerai Masiyal Recipe is a simple wholesome recipe that you can make with any kind of greens. like Arai Keerai or Thandu Keerai or Amaranth Greens or Beet Greens or Radish Greens or Spinach Greens. The recipe of Keerai Masiyal is a favorite recipe among South Indians and served most often along with Sambar, Rasam and another vegetable for lunch.…
The Steamed Cauliflower Curry Recipe is a simple, healthy recipe that you can make for dinners or lunches in a matter of minutes. As a child, I grew up eating vegetables that are steamed with just enough salt and pepper and a tadka, so give it subtle flavors. And over time, this is what I grew to love. The simplicity of…

Whole Wheat Onion Stuffed Kulcha Recipe

Written by Thursday, 22 January 2015 18:14
The Whole Wheat Onion Kulcha Recipe is a traditional and simple recipe, that is flavored with a delicious onion and mint stuffing. The Onion Kulcha's are a common street food of Northern India and the most commonly served bread at Punjabi restaurants. Kulchas are most often made with Maida (all purpose flour), but in this recipe I have made a…
The Smoked Dhaba Dal Recipe is a classic recipe of lentils that are spiced together and given a smoked flavor. I absolutely love dal at the dhabas on the highways up north of India. The Dhaba dal when smoked from the burning coal, brings out delicious flavors and works magic on my palette. Through this recipe, I've tried to acheive…

Peshawari Chole Recipe

Written by Tuesday, 20 January 2015 18:36
Peshawari Chole is just one of the many delicious dishes from the Punjab, and as the name suggests, has a hint of Peshawari style of cooking. Spicy and flavorsome, this dish requires some prior planning as the chickpeas need to be soaked in water for at least 6 hours. Serve the Peshawari Chole along with hot Bhatura or Naan, it…

Pumpkin Raita Recipe

Written by Friday, 16 January 2015 16:04
The Pumpkin Raita, is a wholesome yogurt dish in itself. Raita is a dish that is traditional savored as an accompaniment along with Indian Main Course dishes or even Parathas. The Pumpkin raita is rich in dietary fibers and Vitamin A. This raita is made by simple sauteeing the pumpkin along with a few basic herbs and salt to making…
The Medu Vada Recipe is a very traditional South Indian Tiffin/ Breakfast dish that is made from whole urad dal. Each home has a special recipe of how they spice up the Medu Vada batter. In this recipe, I have spiced and flavored the batter with ginger and green chillies. And yes shown you a special equipment that I have…
The Aloo Aur Mooli Ke Patton ki Sabzi is a simple, nutritious vegetable that is made from stir fried radish greens with potatoes. This Sabzi is stir fried in mustard oil and flavored with garlic and dry red chilies. The long lustrous green leaves attached to white radish are edible and not only make delicious stir fries, but they could…
The South Indian Poli Recipe is a very traditional recipe that is made with a combination of lentils, spices and coconut. The addition of coconut along with cardamon in the filling gives the poli a rich and delicious taste. The Poli is most often made during the festivals like Pongal or special occasions in the family. It is also called…

Thouthe Kodel Recipe (Mangalore Cucumber Curry)

Written by Wednesday, 14 January 2015 17:24
Thouthe Kodel Recipe is a very traditional Mangalorean recipe that is made from a special cucumber that is available in Karnataka. The Thouthe Kodel is supposed to have a rich red color that it gets from the dry byadgi red chillies, but you can use regular dry red chillies as well, like I did. By using the regular red chillies,…

Oats Sakkarai Pongal Recipe

Written by Wednesday, 14 January 2015 12:17
The Oats Sakkarai Pongal Recipe is a simple, wholesome and full of flavor dish that is very quick and easy to make. I created this recipe as part of my Saffola FitFoodie, collaboration. Surprisingly, the addition of oats did not change the taste of the Sakkarai Pongal and it still remained to be creamy and full of flavors from the…

Oats Ven Pongal Recipe

Written by Wednesday, 14 January 2015 11:48
The Oats Ven Pongal Recipe is a simple, wholesome and full of flavor dish that is very quick and easy to make. The Oats Pongal is made very similar to the Traditional Rice Ven Pongal, except that the cooking time is reduced. I created this recipe as part of my Saffola FitFoodie, collaboration. Surprisingly, the addition of oats did not…
Lahsuni Palak Dal is a simple and quick recipe made from yellow split moong dal packed with spinach and flavored with a delicious seasoning of garlic. The lentils in the recipe provided the daily protein and the spinach adds to the vitamins and minerals making it a very wholesome and healthy recipe. The Lahsuni Palak Dal goes very well with either chapati…
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