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Baby Corn Capsicum Masala Recipe

Tuesday, 28 May 2013 12:36

Baby Corn Capsicum Masala is a delicious dish that goes perfect with Phulka, making a weeknight dinner quick and simple. The addition of fennel seeds, along with other spices and the flavors of capsicum, the crunchiness of the baby corns provide a great combination making this dish delectable to the ...

Published in Sabzi Recipes

Badam Ki Kheer Recipe - Spiced Almond Milk

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 19:12

The Badam Ki Kheer recipe is a very simple dessert that is perfect to serve it cold for a summer lunch party or hot during the winters. Its refreshing, nourishing and delicious as well. Almonds are high in protein, therefore its good to include them in your daily meals.  Serve Badam Ki Kheer ...

Baked Potato Wedges Recipe

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 18:51

Baked Potato wedges flavored with herbs and garlic make perfect finger food for parties. You can serve these potato wedges along with a Yogurt Dip and it will taste delicious. Its healthy wholesome and makes a great tea time snack as well for kids when they get back from school or even for ...

Mixed Fruit And Vegetable Juice Recipe

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 18:25

The Mixed Fruit and Vegetable Juice is a simple and quick recipe made from raw vegetables like pumpkin, carrots and apples. Drinking juice of raw fruits and vegetables helps the body absorb all the vitamins and nutrients almost instantly. You can spike up the flavors of the juice by adding some salt ...

Published in Smoothies and Juices

Vanilla Panna Cotta Recipe With Strawberry Coulis

Thursday, 16 May 2013 11:30

The Vanilla Strawberry Panna Cotta recipe is a classic Italian dessert that makes a perfect dish end your holiday dinner party. I love strawberries, but you can use your choice of fruit for this velvety vanilla pannacotta. Try the delicious Vanilla Strawberry Panna Cotta recipe which ...

Published in Dessert Recipes

Strawberry Lemonade Recipe With Grand Marnier

Tuesday, 14 May 2013 19:15

The Strawberry Lemonade Recipe is a refreshing drink made from fresh seasonal strawberries, along with lemon and salt to add to the punch. Making the Strawberry Lemonade is as simple as making a fine puree of the strawberries, adding lemon, salt and sugar and your lemonade will be ready in ...

Published in Smoothies and Juices

Peanut Butter Oats & Banana Smoothie Recipe

Tuesday, 14 May 2013 12:27

The Peanut Butter Oats and Banana Smoothie Recipe is a wholesome, nutritious and quick smoothie that you can serve for your kids when they are back from school, play or in the midst of busy school work. It can be given  given to kids during exam time to keep them healthy and sharp. All you ...

Published in Smoothies and Juices

Carrot Pineapple Orange Juice Recipe

Tuesday, 14 May 2013 12:01

The Carrot Pineapple Orange Juice recipe is a wholesome, nutritious drink that gives an instant boost of energy for the summers and hot days. It is a refreshing drink for children to beat the heat during summers when they get back from their games and sports. Serve Carrot Pineapple Orange Juice Recipe ...

Published in Smoothies and Juices

Strawberry Oats Breakfast Smoothie Recipe

Monday, 13 May 2013 23:09

Strawberry and oats breakfast smoothie is a perfect breakfast on the go to where you can begin your day with a healthy start. The combination of oats along with strawberries, makes the smoothie rich and delicious. Children also equally love the smoothie and they will keep wanting more. Serve Strawberry ...

Published in Smoothies and Juices

Pavakka Theeyal Recipe - Bitter Gourd In A Roasted Coconut Gravy

Monday, 13 May 2013 22:50

The Pavakka Theeyal Recipe is an authentic dish from Kerala where the bitter gourd is cooked along with roasted coconut, tamarind and condiments. The theeyal can be prepared with a host of vegetables like pearl onions, eggplant, yam, drumstick, snake gourd, long beans, raw cashew, bitter gourd and many ...

Published in Kuzhambu Recipes

Maharashtrian Aloo Bhujne Recipe - Potato Stir Fry

Monday, 29 April 2013 11:16

Maharashtrian Aloo Bhujne Recipe is a simple Maharashtrian Style Potato Stir Fry. Bhujne is a 'curry' that is unique to the seafood-loving Pathare Prabhu community. This is the vegetarian version that gets made on the days when no meat or fish can be consumed. Serve the Maharashtrian Aloo Bhujne ...

Published in Sabzi Recipes

Pasta Salad Recipe with Summer Vegetable Lettuce & Croutons

Monday, 15 April 2013 22:06

The Pasta Salad Recipe with Summer Vegetable Lettuce & Croutons is a mix of chilled vegetables with cold pasta and seasoned with a simple vinegar and walnut dressing topped with flavoured croutons makes for a cool meal option on a hot summer day. Serve the Pasta Salad Recipe with Summer Vegetable ...

Published in Salad Recipes

Kunukku Recipe - South Indian Spicy Lentil Fritters

Monday, 15 April 2013 21:53

Kunukku recipe is traditional South Indian Style Lentil fritter. The lentils fritters are very similar to the vada, except that it is made with a combination of lentils. The batter is similar to the batter of adai and so you can even make these fritters with any leftover adai batter Kunukus are made ...

Published in Indian Snack Recipes

Madakasan Recipe - Coconut Filled Crepes with Berry Sauce

Monday, 15 April 2013 21:34

'Madakasan' as is popularly known in Kerala, are super thin crepes filled with a delicious coconut mixture. The addition of coconut, along with jaggery makes this crepe wholesome and delicious too. When berries like strawberries are in season, top it along with a berry sauce and serve. Serve these Madakasan ...

Published in Crepe Recipes

Healthy Banana Oatmeal Walnut Bread Recipe (Eggless/ Egg Free Option)

Monday, 15 April 2013 21:25

The Healthy Banana Oatmeal Walnut Bread is a quick re-invention of the traditional Banana bread. The bread more or less tastes like a cake and can be served in innumerable ways, either as a tea time snack, for breakfast or as a dessert topped with vanilla custard. The bread tastes so much like its traditional ...

Published in Homemade Bread Recipes

Tomato Sheer Recipe -Tomato And Coconut Curry Recipe

Monday, 08 April 2013 15:43

Tomato Sheer is a mild curry made with coconut milk and tomatoes. This soothing curry is apt during hot days. Besan is mixed with coconut milk to make the gravy thick and creamy. Make this on a rushed morning to be packed into our kids lunch box with steamed rice or phulkas. Serve Tomato Sheer ...

Published in Indian Curry Recipes

Spicy Roasted Pumpkin Carrot Soup Recipe

Tuesday, 02 April 2013 11:23

Spicy Roasted Pumpkin and Carrot Soup Recipe is wholesome, nutritious and easy to make. There are certain food combinations that simply work extremely well together. One of them are pumpkin and carrots. Both have a sweet flavor and the crunchiness of the carrot is a wonderful contrast to the juicy softness ...

Published in Soup Recipes

Bengali Bhog Khichuri Recipe - Bengali Khichdi Using Electric Pressure Cooker

Monday, 25 March 2013 10:42

“Bengali Bhog Khichuri” is a traditional version of Khichdi which basically is a mixture of rice and pulses cooked together. This particular recipe is a popular Bengali cuisine which is often made during pooja or special occasions and offered as Prasadam to Maa Durga. The specialty of this Khichdi ...

Published in Khichdi Recipes

Masala Chaas Recipe - Indian Spiced Buttermilk

Monday, 25 March 2013 10:37

Chaas is a churned yogurt made by mixing a few condiments and water. Yogurt is main ingredient of Chaas and is mostly a part of meal especially during summer. Chaas helps in reducing sun stroke and acts as a refreshing cooling agent. Try to make Chaas as a regular part of your lunch (especially during ...

Published in Indian Drink Recipes

Spicy Tomato Pickle Recipe - South Indian Thakkali Thokku

Friday, 22 March 2013 11:04

The Tomato Pickle Recipe is cooked in a Tamil Nadu style, simple and easy to make pickle that is delicious. It is also known as Thakkali Thokku in Tamil or Tomato Avakaya in Telugu speaking homes. This pickles makes a perfect spread over a bread or served along with idli, dosa, kuzhi paniyaram, sandwiches. ...

Cauliflower & Cucumber Raita Recipe (Cauliflower Yogurt Salad)

Friday, 22 March 2013 10:40

Cauliflower & Cucumber Raita is a refreshing way to serve the cauliflowers and cucumbers. It is very easy to make and serves as a perfect side dish along with our weekday meals. Cauliflower & Cucumber Raita makes a perfect yogurt salad or served as an accompaniment along with a Parathas. If ...

Published in Indian Raita Recipes

Curried Tofu Kebab Recipe

Friday, 22 March 2013 09:51

Curried Tofu Kebabs served along with white rice makes a delicious dinner under an hour or even a party snack. They also make great appetizers for parties, when served along with a yogurt or cheese dip. I pack these into small dishes and unmold on the plate. It brings out a gorgeous colour contrast! Serve Curried ...

Rye Bread Sandwich Recipe With Goat Cheese & Mangoes

Friday, 08 March 2013 10:32

Rye Bread Sandwich Recipe With Goat Cheese & Mangoes makes for a delicious, quick, healthy and filling breakfast. Rye bread when eaten with sunflower seeds and flax seeds has several health benefits. It can for example, prevent cardiovascular diseases, cancers and can also improve the functioning ...

Published in Sandwich Recipes

Cold Coffee Smoothie Recipe

Friday, 08 March 2013 08:29

Chilled Coffee Smoothie with dates and oats along with crushed walnuts and chocolate shavings is delicious and calming drink for a hot summer day. The hint vanilla in the Cold Coffee Smoothie makes it absolutely refreshing to the senses and the palate. Serve Cold Coffee Smoothie Recipe in the evening ...

Published in Smoothies and Juices
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