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Kathirikai Podi Curry Recipe (Roasted Brinjal with Spices)

Tuesday, 24 September 2013 11:23

Kathirikai Podi Curry Recipe is a very traditional South Indian style vegetable made from roasted brinjals also known as aubergine or eggplant. The spice powder varies from home to home and most often the sambar powder is used along with a little cinnamon powder. The Brinjal Podi Curry recipe is a quick ...

Kharbyaali Masale Khara Recipe - North Karnataka Sambar Powder

Monday, 23 September 2013 17:10

The Kharbyaali Masale Khara is a very traditional North Karnataka Spice Powder that is used in making the Kharbyaali Nuggekai Saaru and even certain vegetable dishes. It is made with a combination of the various spices and smoked dry coconut that brings out the special flavor of the North Karnataka Kharbyaali ...

Published in Sambar Recipes

North Karnataka Style Nuggekai Kharbyaali Recipe-Spiced Drumstick Sambar

Monday, 16 September 2013 17:04

North Karnataka Spiced Drumstick Sambar also known as Nuggekai Kharbyaali is a traditional sambar curry made with a special spice powder - bhakri/ jowar/phulkas. Did you know ? Toor Dal contains high amount of protein, low fat and low cholesterol. It is also a great source of complex ...

Published in Sambar Recipes

Kerala Style Ulli Theeyal Recipe - Small Onions Roasted in Spicy Tamarind Coconut Gravy

Tuesday, 10 September 2013 14:30

The Kerala Style Ulli Theeyal is a delicious preparation of the small onions that are roasted and cooked in in a spicy tamarind coconut gravy. The recipe has a simple set of ingredients used in the kerala cooking and makes a perfect dish to be made during festivals like Onam or even when you have guests. ...

Published in Kuzhambu Recipes

Mango Payasam Recipe-Mambazha Payasam - Onam Special

Tuesday, 10 September 2013 14:15

Mango Payasam also known as the Mambazha Payasam is a very festive recipe that is made during the Onam Festival in Kerala. The payasam recipe is healthy and nutritious made from ripe mangoes, jaggery, ginger, spices and of course the goodness of milk and dry fruits and nuts. Try the delicious Mango Payasam ...

Broccoli Capsicum Pulao Recipe

Thursday, 05 September 2013 12:13

Broccoli Capsicum Pulao Recipe is a simple healthy and nutritious rice recipe that is has roasted Raisins and Cashew Nuts making it delicious. Since rice is a constant staple in the Indian diet, adding in different types of vegetables gives it a flavour, crunchiness and ups the health quotient like no ...

Published in Pulao Recipes

Hara Dhania Paratha Recipe - Coriander Paratha

Thursday, 05 September 2013 11:45

The Hara Dhania Paratha also known as the Coriander Paratha is a simple and healthy paratha that is extremely rich in fiber and nutrition. This paratha is a refreshing change from the regular roti and phulkas and can be had as snack or packed into your kids lunch box.  Hara Dhania paratha is quick ...

Published in Paratha Recipes

No Bake Steamed Bread Pudding Recipe

Thursday, 05 September 2013 11:32

No Bake Bread Pudding Recipe is a simple and delicious dessert that can be put together in a matter of minutes. The flavors of vanilla and the process of steaming makes this pudding soft and delicious.  Adding the walnuts, strawberries and blueberries take a dish to yet another level, making it ...

Published in Dessert Recipes

Kodubale Recipe - Tea Time Snack From Karnataka

Thursday, 05 September 2013 10:39

Kodubale is a traditional Karnataka tea time snack that is absolutely delicious. Although this recipes needs a little effort, the taste makes it absolutely worth it to make it at home. Try this recipe for festivals like Diwali and share with family and friends. Serve Kodubale Recipe (A Festive ...

Published in Indian Snack Recipes

Omapodi Diwali Mixture Recipe

Thursday, 05 September 2013 10:25

Omapodi Diwali Mixture Recipe is a traditional south Indian snack that is prepared during the festival of Diwali. The delicious gram flour snack can be made thin or thick and can be combined with a variety of roasted dry fruits and nuts to make a classic diwali or a tea time snack. Serve the Omapodi ...

Published in Indian Snack Recipes

Corn Cakes Recipe With Mozzarella and Avocado Salsa Recipe

Friday, 30 August 2013 11:39

Way back in 1993, when I was young and eager to learn, there was a young Colombian Chef who had come to New Delhi in search of nirvana. He was an absolute dope head, but cooked like an angel. Once in awhile in lieu of a free meal at the restaurant he would cook something for us. He was the first to give ...

Avocado Raita Recipe

Thursday, 29 August 2013 12:06

Avocado Raita Recipe is a simple yogurt based salad made with pureed avocado, roasted peanuts and chillies. The Avocado raita is quick to make and is wholesome and nutritious too. Serve the Avocado raita along with Parathas for breakfast to make a wholesome meal. If you like this recipe, you can also ...

Published in Indian Raita Recipes

Almond and Cashew Nut Mushroom Curry Recipe

Wednesday, 14 August 2013 22:26

Almond and Cashew Nut Mushrooms Curry Recipe is delicious, very simple and delicious recipe that you can make for parties. It is a very Indian taste with flavors coming from the spices and herbs. Serve the Almond and Cashew Nut Mushrooms Curry along with a Broccoli Pepper Pulao, Papad for ...

Published in Sabzi Recipes

Herbed Potato Salad Recipe

Wednesday, 14 August 2013 14:21

Herbed Potato Salad Recipe is a delicious salad that is made from fresh cream, pan roasted potatoes and herbs making this salad creamy and delicious. Besides being healthy, it is also very filling and make a one dish meal to be had along with a toast of bread. Serve Herbed Potato Salad Recipe with Roasted ...

Published in Salad Recipes

Moong Sprouts Usal Recipe

Saturday, 10 August 2013 00:39

Moong Sprouts Usal Recipe is a very popular Maharashtrian dish. Usal is traditionally prepared using matki or moth beans. But here is a quick, simple and delicious dish with moong sprouts that is equally delicious. This dish can be savored as a snack or as a salad along with a main course meal. You can ...

Published in Indian Snack Recipes

Beetroot And Tofu Patty Recipe

Saturday, 10 August 2013 00:12

Beetroot And Tofu Patty Recipe is a simple, wholesome and nutritious recipe, that is packed with cooked beets, potatoes, tofu and flavored with green chillies and chaat masala. The potatoes help in binding the patty and are a good source of carbohydrates. Tofu is rich in protein and the beets are rich ...

Published in Indian Snack Recipes

Jhunka Vadi Recipe - North Karnataka/Maharashtrian Speciality

Friday, 09 August 2013 23:43

Jhunka Vadi Recipe is a traditional dish from North karnataka and Maharashtra.Besan flour is mixed with some Indian masala, onions and tempered with mustard seeds and curry leaves. It is popularly known as Pitla and is deliciously healthy. It is also a very popular travel food snack due to its long shelf ...

Published in Indian Snack Recipes

Eggless Mango Mousse Recipe

Friday, 09 August 2013 21:51

The Eggless Mango Mousse Recipe is a simple to make dessert made from fresh cream and ripe mangoes perfect for the season when mangoes are in plenty. You can also use mangoes pulps available in the market and recreate this delicious mousse recipe. Serve the Eggless Mango Mousse after a meal of Chicken ...

Published in Dessert Recipes

Vanilla Panna Cotta Recipe with Cocoa & Mint

Friday, 09 August 2013 20:21

Vanilla Panna Cotta Recipe is a very simple and quick dessert made from fresh cream and vanilla using gelatin to set. You can experiment this dessert with flavors like adding a strawberry puree or any other fruit puree.When you have a sudden party come up or just want to indulge on a weekend with family, ...

Published in Dessert Recipes

French Gâteaux Recipe (Layered Fruit and Cream Cake)

Sunday, 04 August 2013 21:02

The French Gâteaux Recipe is an elaborate preparation of a fruit and cream layer cake; but beats hands down on many cakes that you would buy from a store. This Gâteaux is a delicious creamy cake that is layered with fresh fruits and cream cheese. The juices from the fruits makes this cake soft, ...

Published in Cake Recipes

Elai Vadam Recipe-A Traditional South Indian Rice Papad

Sunday, 04 August 2013 20:20

Elai Vadam is a delicious papad/ rice cracker that is very traditional to the south Indian homes. It is typically had as an accompaniment with the main course of the south Indian rice, sambar and pickle meal. It can even be had as a snack when topped with chopped onions and tomatoes. You can make these ...

Published in Indian Snack Recipes

Pumpkin Oatmeal Breakfast Bar Recipe

Sunday, 04 August 2013 19:49

Pumpkin Oatmeal Breakfast Bar is a gluten free breakfast bar made from rice cereal, pumpkins and dry fruits. These bars are delicious, quick and simple to make that can be packed into the kids lunch boxes or even taken as a snack for trekking. If you like this recipe, you can also try other Energy Bars ...

Peanut Chutney Podi Recipe

Thursday, 01 August 2013 11:28

Peanut Chutney Podi recipe is a perfect blend of roasted peanuts, garlic cloves, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, tamarind, curry leaves and chillies. It is a very easy recipe to prepare and can be stored for days without getting spoilt. Given its longevity, it makes for a great travel food without the ...

Ragi & Whole Wheat Halwa Recipe - Finger Millet Pudding

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 12:12

Ragi Halwa or Finger Millet Pudding is a delicious alternative to the Wheat Flour Pudding / Gehun Ka Halwa that we make at home. The distinct taste of the finger millet along with the ghee and almonds make it nutritious and wholesome too. This halwa can be prepared for festive occasions such ...

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