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The Jeera Rice (Pulao) Recipe is simple rice recipe that you can make in less than 20 minutes. The fresh roasted cumin along with ghee when combined with steamed rice, brings out a fantastic nutty flavor that goes well with a variety of Vegetable Gravies, Dals & Kadhi's  to make a great weeknight dinner.
South Indian Mini Thali is the first in the series for Mini Thali Recipe and Ideas for the South Indian Cuisine. You will find here recipes that are homely and most often cooked in South Indian homes.  The recipes are simple and are either given a twist or cooked in a healthy way to preserve nutrition. I hope you enjoy the…
Gujarati Mini Thali is the second in the series for Mini Thali Recipe and Ideas. It is the place where you can find traditional Gujarati recipes that have been either given a twist or cooked in a healthy way to preserve nutrition.  Ever since I have started this thali expedition, starting from the Great Indian Thali, I have been excited to…

Arhar Ki Dal with Lahsun Tadka

Written by Thursday, 19 March 2015 14:21
The Arhar Ki Dal with Lahsun Tadka Recipe is a simple, wholesome recipe of toor dal, that is made in a single pot. Cooking all the spices along with the arhar dal in the pressure cooker. All you need to do once the dal is cooked is to make the garlic tadka and the Arhar Ki Dal will be ready to…

Broccoli Malai Kofta Recipe

Written by Thursday, 19 March 2015 14:17
The Broccoli Malai Kofta Recipe, is a wholesome and nutritious way to combine the broccoli and paneer into a Kofta. The Broccoli Malai Kofta using a non-deep fried recipe to make the Kofta using the Kuzhi Paniyaram Pan Method. You can alternatively use the oven to make the kofta's and it will turn out just as good. These Koftas are also made…

Egg Biryani Recipe (With Coconut Milk)

Written by Saturday, 07 March 2015 16:02
The Egg Biryani Recipe is a simple and wholesome biryani that you can make in a jiffy for a weeknight dinner. Think biryani and you usually imagine laborious recipes with plenty of tedious steps to follow. But the easiest and quickest way to make a biryani is to make a flavourful gravy and layer it with well-cooked rice. This recipe…

Methi and Palak Paratha Recipe

Written by Saturday, 07 March 2015 15:31
Methi and Palak Paratha Recipe is a wholesome Indian Flat bread that is made by kneading the dough with the spinach and methi leaves. Adding greens to the paratha is a great way to incorporate an additional green vegetable into your daily meal. It is also a great way to use leftover vegetables from the previous meal by binding dough…
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 but also to the nutrition content of this wholesome…

Blueberry and Lemon Iced Tea Recipe

Written by Thursday, 05 March 2015 11:17
The Blueberry and Lemon Iced Tea Recipe, is a refreshing drink made from blueberries, lemon and tea. The iced tea gets its refreshing flavors from the berries and lemon perfect to be had for the hot summer days. The addition of fresh mint makes it a calming drink for your mind, body and soul.
Sorakkai Puli Kuzhambu Recipe is a South Indian preparation of the bottle gourd, made tangy with tamarind and homemade spices like sambar powder. Bottle Gourd is a very succulent vegetable, that absorbs the spices that are added to it, giving the curry base a very juicy texture. The addition of small onions and ginger and optionally garlic cloves enhances the…
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.

Arbi Ke Kebab Recipe (Spicy Colocasia Kebab)

Written by Thursday, 12 February 2015 22:36
The Arbi Ke Kebab Recipe is a vegetarian appetizer that you can make for your parties. Arbi is a vegetable when cooked and mashed tends to be very gooey. To manage this gooeyness, I added freshly chopped cabbage, onions, almonds, and peppercorns. Pan frying these kebabs brings out delicious flavors of this vegetable and makes it nutritious too. 

Vegetarian Shammi Kebab Recipe (Chane Ke Kebab)

Written by Thursday, 12 February 2015 22:28
The Vegetarian Shammi Kebab Recipe is also popularly known as the Chane Ke Kebab is a very simple recipe to make and it's wholesome too. The kebabs are packed with proteins from the chickpeas and flavored with fennel and chaat masala. You can make these kebabs with either kala chana (dark brown chickpeas) or the kabuli chana (regular chickpeas), either ways…
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.…
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