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The Mavinakayi Chitranna Recipe is a delicious preparation of rice from the raw green mangoes that you get in the summers. The tartness of the mangoes along with the green chillies and the seasonings, brings out the flavors of this classic South Indian Rice recipe. While you’re probably enjoying the beautifully luscious ripe mangoes of the season, don’t forget to enjoy…
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.

Bermuda Grass Ginger & Pepper Juice

Written by Monday, 30 March 2015 14:42
The Bermuda Grass Ginger and Pepper Juice is a health drink that is said to have multiple health benefits. Bermuda grass is also known as Arugampul and is said to benefit anaemia, treating certain skin diseases and also helps keep the sugars and cholesterol under control. The Bermuda Grass is also known to prevent cold and sinus infections when consumed…
The Oats Pesarattu recipe is inspired from the classic South Indian dish “Pesarattu”. Pesarattu is a crepe that is made from lentils and rice, but in this recipe I have used Saffola oats to the recipe, adding to the nutritive value. The addition of green chillies and ginger, along with finely chopped cabbage, makes this Pesarattu a favorite even with…
The Bengali Style Kaddu Lobia ki Sabzi is a delectable dish that is wholesome, packed with nutrients, proteins and the special Panch Phoran, that is a classic Indian five-spice powder. The addition of the freshly roasted spices, along with ginger, onions and tomatoes roasted along with the kaddu brings our the perfect blend of taste and texture. Serve the Bengali…
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…
Chinna Vengaya Puli Kuzhambu Recipe is a very traditional South Indian dish, made from freshly squeezed tamarind and flavored with roasted baby onions and sambar powder.The ingredients could be new to many of the non-South Indians and if you are adventurous enough to try an authentic south Indian home cooked recipe, go ahead and give this tasty tangy spicy dish a…
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…

Lahsuni Dal Tadka (Moong Dal with Pumpkin)

Written by Thursday, 19 March 2015 14:56
The Lahsuni Dal Tadka is a quick, simple and wholesome dal flavored with garlic and spices. The addition of Pumpkin to the dal makes it filling and wholesome making it a perfect One Pot Dish for the busy weeknight dinners. Serve the Lahsuni Dal Tadka with Pumpkin along with rice, accompanied with Palak Baingan Ki Sabzi and Moong Sprouts Salad. Did you know: The Dals, like other…

Chole Pindi Recipe (Spicy Chickpea Curry)

Written by Thursday, 19 March 2015 14:55
The Chole Pindi Recipe is a very traditional recipe from the North India made from chickpeas that is spicy and tangy packed with flavors from ginger and lemon. The Pindi Chola can with made from either regular white chickpeas or the dark brown variety called the desi chana. Either ways, the Pindi Chole is the dry form the the Chana Masala…
Stuffed Gobi Ka Paratha Recipe is a simple wholesome flat bread, that is easy to make and even more nutritious to eat. The addition of flax seeds, along with spices and herbs, makes this paratha a perfect choice for a lunch box or a weekend breakfast along with a spicy mango pickle and yogurt. Did You know: Cauliflower is a member of the…

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…
Moongphali Bhindi Recipe is a quick and easy to do okra recipe with the crunch of peanuts and spices. The addition of peanuts, coriander powder, dry mango powder, red chillies along with the okra works like a charm and creates one delicious dish out of the simple ingredients. Serve Moongphali Bhindi along with hot Phulkas or Tawa Paratha for lunch. …

Peach Lassi Recipe (Peach Yogurt Smoothie)

Written by Wednesday, 11 March 2015 20:07
Peach Lassi Recipe is a classic twist to the traditional Indian drink where the yogurt is blended along with peaches and mint. Summers are a great time to buy the Peaches and this lassi, not only adds as an energizer but also provides the nutrition that the Peaches brings along with them. Serve the Peach Lassi Recipe as an evening…
The Masoor Dal Ghassi Recipe is a spicy, tangy gravy made with whole masoor dal with the skins on, is a typical Mangalorean specialty. Ghassi is a staple curry in the Mangalore and Malnad areas of Karnataka that is essentially made of fresh spices ground down with coconut to form the base of the gravy. You can serve the Masoor Dal Ghassi along…

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…
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