Moong Dal with Radish Greens Recipe is a quick and easy nutritious vegetable that you can make in a jiffy for a quick and easy weeknight dinner. Fresh radish leaves not only add crunch to the dal but also increase its iron quotient of this sabzi. Radish Greens are high in fibre and make an excellent ingredient to cook with…
Mango Rasam is a tangy, sweet and spicy recipe that is made from mangoes. It is twist to the traditional rasam recipe. It is made with sweet mangoes instead of the more commonly used raw mango. It is a the perfect recipe for this season as we say goodbye to the mangoes and welcome the rains. The Mango Rasam has the…
The Karonde & Mirchi Ki Sabji Recipe is a very traditional pickle that you can find in Northern India. Karonde is called Natal plum in english "Carissa carandas" being its scientific name. Its a berry like tart fruit which grows in the Himalayas. Karonde is rich in Iron and Vitamin C, in the north the most often used to make…
Lauki Aloo Sabzi Recipe is a simple easy to cook one pot dish that you can make in a pressure cooker. The combination of potatoes along with the bottle gourd, makes it a filling and complete dish. This subzi is delicately spiced and can be served for lunch or even a quick weeknight dinner. Serve the Lauki Aloo Sabzi along with Phulkas…
The Puffed Rice Upma Recipe (Murmura Upma) makes a quick and easy breakfast for those busy weekday morning. Puffed rice is a type of grain made from rice, commonly used as a breakfast cereal or snack foods, and served as a popular street food in India in the form of Bhel Puri. And this is a twist to the traditional bhel…
Mushrooms On Toast Recipe makes an excellent appetiser, or quick breakfast or even as tea time snack. It is simple to make with sliced bread that is topped with bechamel sauce, mushrooms and cheese and it is then baked till golden. You can also pack these Mushrooms on Toast for an indulgent kids snack box for special days, or wow…
Peanut Chaat With Spiced Yogurt Recipe is an interesting combination of typical chaat flavours, combined with protein-rich peanuts. Spiced with a flavoured yogurt it is a perfect option for a cold salad or appetizer for you’re a chaat party. The peanuts are earthy and aromatic from being boiled, combined with cooling yogurt, chopped cucumbers and tomato. Perfectly seasoned with a…
Ridge Gourd Tambli combines the traditional preparation of tambli, a cold curry made with curd (or buttermilk) with ground spices and coconut, with the humble ridge gourd. Many mistake this to be a tasteless, fibrous vegetable, but it has innumerable health benefits. By combining it with a cold curry, best had with hot rice and a dollop of ghee, it…
Mango Kesari or Mango Sheera is a halwa recipe inspired by the king of fruits - mango – that is not only luscious and decadent, but also packs a nutritious punch.  Mango Kesari is an Indian sweet pudding prepared using semolina or broken wheat. The addition of mango pulp spiced with cardamom and garnished with nuts, adds an interesting twist to…
Mushroom Pasanda is delicious creamy Mughlai gravy made with button mushroom, spices, saffron and cream. The addition of almonds into the curry along with roasted mushrooms and spices, brings out a very festive feel to this dish. Serve the Mushroom Pasanda along with Naan or Tawa paratha or a simple Jeera Pulao.
The Instant Masala Oats Kuzhi Paniyaram Recipe, is a twist to the traditional kuzhi paniyaram which is made using leftover idli or dosa batter. Oats kuzhi paniyaram is an instant and easy to cook dish. There is no soaking, no fermentation involved. If you are in a hurry to whip up a quick and healthy breakfast you can make this…
The Iyengar Bakery Style Masala Bread Recipe is  delicious and spicy open sandwich that is very popular dish in Bangalore. This recipe is a take on the Iyengar bakery bread from my hometown, Bangalore!  In the midst of the well worn, yet bustling lane of our very own 'DVG Road' in 'Gandhi Bazaar' in Basavangudi, Bangalore, lies this hub of…
The Kacche Aam Aur Lehsun Ki Dal Recipe is wholesome delicious dal that is packed with flavors of roasted garlic and grated raw mangoes. You must try this Mango Dal during summers when mangoes are in full season. The mildly spiced toor dal is cooked along with cabbage and raw mango, tempered with spices gives it lovely tangy and refreshing flavour.…
The Crispy Palak Pakora Recipe makes a perfect monsoon time snack, that you can savor along with a tangy Date Tamarind Chutney, Green Chutney or even plain old Ketchup.  Pair these Spinach Pakoras along with a Masala Chai or an Adhrak Chai and serve it for your tea parties or even as an appetizer for those monsoon dinners.
The Kovakkai Poriyal Recipe is a classic south indian vegetable. Kovakkai is also known as Dondakkai or Tinda or Tindora or Tendley. At home we simply love the taste and flavors of this vegetable when it is just steamed and then tossed in a seasoning that has only mustard, curry leaves, salt and coconut. Serve the Kovakkai Poriyal along with Sambar or…
The Healthy Vegetable Paratha Rolls Recipe is a twist to the popular street food in India that are made from paneer, or aloo or eggs. These rolls are also known as the wrap or a frankie is a delicious wrap that has just roasted vegetables that are wrapped in a healthy whole wheat plain paratha. It is nutritious and makes…
Masala Roasted (Aloo) Baby Potato is a simple potato recipe which is full of flavors and spices from the freshly ground spice mix. It goes very well with any Indian bread but usually served with Paratha or Puri. Masala Roasted baby Potato can be packed for the kids lunch box as well and it is a great meal to pack…
The Karuveppilai Kuzhambu Recipe is a classic and a traditional south indian curry recipe, that is made from fresh curry leaves also known as Karuveppilai. The curry leaves are ground with roasted spiced and added to a spicy and tangy tamarind water. The flavors from roasted methi seeds and coriander seeds brings out delicious flavors and taste. Serve the Karuveppilai Kuzhambu along with…
The Kuthiraivali Upma Kozhukattai Recipe is a twist to the traditional Kozhukattai recipe. It is traditionally made from broken rice, but here I used Barnyard Millet also known as the Kuthiraivali in tamil. This millet is very popularly used in southern India and made by most south indian families. The Upma Kozhukattai is usually made for breakfast, evening tiffin or even served for…
Dalma is a Chickpea Dal Cooked With Vegetables and Raw Papaya, a delicacy from the state of Orissa. It can be made using toor (arhar) dal, and an assortment of vegetables typically raw banana, eggplant, green papaya and pumpkins, simmered in a special spice blend. Topped off with an aromatic tempering of paanch phoron and coconut shavings seasoned in ghee,…
The Instant Oats Rava Idli Recipe is a perfect blend of oats and grains that you can make for a weekday breakfast. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and it's believed that eating a healthy, heavy and balanced breakfast is very important. Oats is one of the great choice for breakfast to kick start your day in…
The Spiced Watermelon Curry Recipe is one of those dishes that you must try when watermelons are in season. This watermelon curry is subtly spiced with ajwain and chillies, along with the addition of roasted vegetables, that bring out refreshing flavors and taste. Serve the Spiced Watermelon Curry Recipe with Carrots & Peppers along with steamed Jasmine Rice for a summery weeknight dinner. 
Bhaji Vada or lentil and vegetable fritters is a popular snack in the Northern part of India. Bhaji Vada fritter recipe is prepared using chana dal and amaranth greens and makes a perfect snack for the monsoon season. If amaranth greens are not easily available during the season then you could use any other green leafy vegetable like spinach, fenugreek…
Paneer Stuffed Kuzhi Paniyaram is a refreshing twist to the traditional Paniyaram recipe. The addition of the spicy paneer filling in the center of the paniyaram makes it really delicious in taste. These Paniyaram make an a wholesome breakfast and can be packed into the school snack box as well along with coconut chutney. With some idli dosa batter in…
Baingan Methi Ka Bharta Recipe with Pomegranates is a twist to the classic Punjabi Recipe that is made from smoked and chargrilled brinjals then mish-mashed and cooked along with a combination of spices. Along with the main ingredients that flavor, this recipe also has methi leaves, that are sauteed and added to the Bharta to pack it with flavors. And to…
     
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