Uma Raghuraman

Masterchefmom aka Uma Raghuraman is passionate about cooking and loves to experiment with Indian and World cuisine. She shares her experiences step by step and amazing recipes through her blog, www.masterchefmom.blogspot.in. A self taught and compulsive baker she tries to bring in right balance of taste, nutrition and presentation to all her dishes. A mother to two teenagers and having been with children as a school teacher for over five years, she understands child psychology and the role played by food in influencing their eating habits.

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Recipes and Articles by Uma Raghuraman

Mini Hash Brown Quiche Recipe

Sunday, 19 March 2017 00:00

Quiche is a popular French savoury dish that is made using eggs. There are numerous variations in making quiche. In the Mini Hash Brown Quiche, the crust of the quiche is made up of hash brown potatoes and the filling is made up of cheese and milk. A delicious snack that can be a great party food. As ...

Paneer Sizzler Recipe In Chilli Garlic Sauce With Rice

Monday, 13 March 2017 00:10

Paneer Sizzler Recipe In Chilli Garlic Sauce With Rice is a filling one pot dish apt to be served as party food. This recipe has pan fried paneer cubes along with  roasted vegetables and a spicy sauce that is rich in the garlic- tomato flavour. Adding rice to the sizzler makes this dish a complete ...

Paneer Naan Pizza Recipe

Tuesday, 07 March 2017 00:00

Paneer Naan Pizza Recipe is a fusion recipe of Indian flatbread Naan topped with flavourful pizza toppings. Baking powder and curds are used as the leavening agents instead of yeast for preparing naan. You can use whole wheat flour or a gluten free flour instead of maida/all purpose flour for a healthier ...

Published in Pastas and Pizzas

Thekera Tenga Recipe

Tuesday, 31 January 2017 00:18

Thekera Tenga is a Sour curry from Assamese cuisine. Thekera is a fruit that is dried and used as a souring agent in Assamese dishes. Few pieces of thekera are soaked in warm water and are used in the dishes. However, lemon and tomatoes are also used as souring agents. The tenga ( sour curry) is usually ...

Bengali Bhindi Doi Posto Recipe

Saturday, 28 January 2017 00:51

'Posto' is the poppy seeds gravy that is popular in the Bengali Cuisine. This dish Bengali Bhindi Doi Posto is a recipe made using poppy seeds and curd. A quick and easy recipe that is also flavourful. Taditionally, ladies finger is deep fried to maintain its crispy texture. But in this recipe, I have ...

Masala Jowar Bhakri Recipe

Saturday, 28 January 2017 00:30

Masala Jowar Bhakri Recipe is made from Jowar, a millet variety that is gluten free. Jowar Bhakri is a traditional breakfast that is popular in Maharashtra and parts of Karnataka. It is popularly called farmer's breakfast. The Bhakri dough is shaped using hand which requires little skill and practise. ...

Assamese Bilahir Tok Recipe

Saturday, 28 January 2017 00:20

In Assamese, 'Bilahi ' means tomatoes and 'Tok' means  tangy/sour.  A simple yet tangy chutney recipe from Assamese cuisine. This condiment is made on special festivals or occasions by the Assamese. Fresh tangy tomatoes tempered with panch phoran masala. A sweet, tangy, spicy chutney that can ...

Published in Indian Chutney Recipes

Jolada Ganji Recipe (Jowar Savoury Porridge)

Friday, 27 January 2017 00:11

'Jolada' means Jowar/sorghum, a gluten free grain. This traditional dish, the 'Jolada Mudde' is a North Karnataka  breakfast special. It is tasty and can be cooked within a few minutes. Mixing the jowar flour in water or thin buttermilk without lumps and then adding it to the tempered mixture of ...

Published in Rice

Tarkari Ni Kari Recipe (Parsi Style Vegetable Curry)

Sunday, 15 January 2017 00:17

'Tarkari Ni Kari' is a Parsi Special Vegetable Curry. Fresh seasonal vegetables are used to make this simple , tasty everyday curry. The spices used in this dish are similar to the Indian coastal cuisine . The curry is semi gravy and the use of tomatoes, chillies and  tamarind gives it a mild sweet, ...

Amritsari Sookhi Dal Recipe

Friday, 13 January 2017 00:16

Dal/ lentils is full of proteins. This Punjabi dal is made using the urad dal/husked and split black gram. Urad dal is rich in iron, calcium, magnesium, folic acid and specially beneficial for women. Punjabi Cuisine is popular for it's spiciness and this dish is no different. Lots of green chillies is ...

Grilled Paneer Methi Tikki Recipe

Tuesday, 10 January 2017 00:17

Grilled Paneer Methi Tikki Recipe is an interesting twist to the favorite starter in most of the North Indian Restaurants, "Tandoori Paneer". This Tandoor baked starter with its succulent and spicy feel, dipped in Green Chutney is the most sought after snack in any function too. Though traditionally ...

Published in Appetizers

Karwar Style Muga Ambat Recipe

Thursday, 05 January 2017 00:09

Karwar, is a small town near Goa, and boasts of it's unique and distinct cuisine. As it is a coastal town, lots of coconuts and tropical fruits are used as main ingredients in this Karwari Cuisine. Karwar Style Muga Ambat is a curry recipe made from 'Muga' - which refers to the green gram which is mostly ...

Spinach Oats Vada Recipe

Monday, 02 January 2017 00:22

Spinach Oats Vada Recipe is a healthy twist to otherwise deep fried vada recipe. By adding the superfood "Spinach" and healthy oats, this is a simple recipe is shallow fried to avoid excess oil consumption. The taste negligibly differs in comparison to deep fried and is all healthy when shallow fried! Serve ...

Bandhakopir Ghonto Recipe (Bengali Style Cabbage Fry)

Sunday, 01 January 2017 00:08

Bandhakopir Ghonto is a simple yet flavourful stir fry dish from the Bengali Cuisine. Cabbage is a power house of so many nutrients. It is rich in Vitamin E that gives a glowing skin and healthy hair when consumed regularly. It is also high in Vitamin K that helps in improved  brain function and ...

Nanaimo Bars Recipe (No Bake)

Thursday, 29 December 2016 00:00

Nanaimo Bar is probably Canada's favourite dessert. As the name suggests it originated from the Canadian west coastal city of Nanaimo in British Columbia. The uniqueness of this dessert is that it combines three favourite confections into one. A wafer crumb/biscuit based layer, a custard based layer ...

Published in Dinner Party Desserts

Chena Kaya Erissery Recipe

Tuesday, 27 December 2016 00:00

Erissery is a traditional coconut based gravy dish that is prepared especially on the day of Onam. It is generally prepared with yam. Other vegetables like the pumpkin, raw bananas are also used. In this Chena Kaya Erissery, 'Kaya' refers to the raw banana and 'Chena' to Elephant Foot Yam. Both the vegetables ...

Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe (Eggless)

Sunday, 25 December 2016 00:08

Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe (Eggless) is a delicious Cheesecake recipe and has no added eggs. With just a few ingredients, this cheesecake recipe is easy to bake. Pumpkin Cheesecake is delicately spiced with ginger and cinnamon and the dark chocolate in the cake makes it a decadent dessert. Whether it ...

Published in Cake Recipes

Broccoli With Lemon Butter Sauce Recipe

Saturday, 24 December 2016 00:15

Broccoli With Lemon Butter Sauce Recipe is an easy side dish to be prepared with few ingredients in hand. It is a healthy recipe because of loads of broccoli in the dish. Here is a simple yet delicious Broccoli recipe that can be made within a few minutes. A perfect side dish to Mexican Lime chicken ...

Published in Appetizers and Sides

Perfect Christmas Roast Potatoes Recipe

Friday, 23 December 2016 00:00

Potatoes are a delicious vegetable, and roasted potatoes are just irresistible. Cooking roasted potatoes for Christmas is a custom in many families and getting the perfect taste and texture needs loads of practise or a simple fool proof recipe. Here is a great Perfect Christmas Roast Potatoes Recipe ...

Published in Appetizers and Sides

Karnataka Style Kashi Halwa Recipe With Ash Gourd

Thursday, 22 December 2016 00:22

Karnataka Style Kashi Halwa Recipe With Ash Gourd is an authentic Udupi style recipe. Udupi Recipes are popular around the world and is known for its delectable Sattvic Vegetarian Cuisine.'Kashi Halwa' is a famous recipe from the Udupi Cuisine. White Pumpkin/Ash gourd is used in this recipe. Ash gourd ...

Chettinad Idiyappam Recipe

Sunday, 11 December 2016 00:00

The Idiyappam Recipe is a delicately made spicy dish. String hoppers are sauteed along with chilli paste and fresh vegetables. As the string hoppers are made of rice, this dish is gluten free . It is also a vegan dish and is so light on the stomach. Serve the Chettinad Idiyappam Recipe with coconut chutney ...

Nadan Tomato Curry Recipe (Kerala Style Tomato Curry)

Sunday, 04 December 2016 00:22

Kerala, the land of spices, is known for it's lip smacking coastal malabari cuisines, World famous onam sadya and many more delicious dishes. Nadan Tomato Curry is a flavourful, simple and delicious side dish from Kerala Cuisine. Fresh and juicy tomatoes are cooked along with green chillies in a coconut ...

Blue Cheese Walnut Toast Recipe

Thursday, 01 December 2016 00:00

Blue Cheese Walnut Toast is a simple yet tasty toast recipe that can be made within 10  minutes. Whether you are serving it as a starter at a party or as an after school snack, the Blue Cheese Walnut Toast is just delicious. You can use any bread of your choice. Also, if blue cheese is not available, ...

Samai Arisi Pidi Kozhukattai (Tamil Nadu Breakfast Recipe)

Wednesday, 02 November 2016 00:47

Samai Arisi Pidi Kozhukattai (Tamil Nadu Breakfast Recipe) is made with little millets. Millets are wonder grains, a storehouse of nutrients, fiber and minerals. These grains are healthy and gluten free and are ideal even for Navratri Vrat fasting. 'Pidi Kozhakattai' means dumplings shaped using the ...

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