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Carrot Badam Kheer Recipe - Carrot Almond Milk Pudding

Friday, 04 January 2013 14:08

Carrot Badam Kheer is a delicious milk pudding that can be had either warm or cold. The addition of milk, carrots and dates makes this kheer very nutritious and wholesome too. It is extremely simple to make, and with no added sugars, it is delicious and healthy too. Make it for a festive occasion or ...

Pisarna Manga Recipe -Instant Raw Mango Pickle

Friday, 04 January 2013 13:19

Pisarna Manga Recipe is an instant raw mango pickle that is easy to make using very few ingredients. It is a must try recipe when mangoes are in season. You can make this Instant pickle with any kind of raw mango. In India every state has their own version of mango pickle. Few tips to keep in mind when ...

Idli Dosa Milagai Podi Recipe - South Indian Chilli Chutney Powder

Friday, 04 January 2013 12:57

Idli Dosa Milagai Podi or Chilli Chutney Powder is traditionally used in south indian homes and served along with Idlis and Dosas. It is used as a substitute to chutneys or sambar to accompany breakfast dishes like idli or dosai. This powder can be stored in airtight container for days and can be used ...

Karnataka Style Guliappa Recipe (Gundponglu/Paniyaram/Paddu)

Monday, 17 December 2012 13:37

Guliappa also known as Gundponglu or Paniyaram or Paddu is a delicious breakfast dish that is made from the dosa batter. If you are tired of having just dosa's, this is a great dish to bring flavors and textures. They are bite sized and make a great snack box for children as well. Serve Karnataka ...

Published in Paniyaram Recipes

Kumbalakai Majjige Huli Recipe- Ash Gourd Buttermilk Curry

Friday, 14 December 2012 21:12

Kumbalakai Majjige Huli Recipe is a traditional South Indian recipe, a must for functions and festivals. It is a tangy curry made from buttermilk and coconut. This curry is usually made with water based vegetables like Bengaluru cucumber, white pumpkin, squash or snake guard. Okra is also a great vegetable ...

Published in Kuzhambu Recipes

Khara Avalakki Recipe (Karnataka Style Poha)

Friday, 14 December 2012 20:26

Khara Avalakki Recipe (Karnataka Style Poha) is very popularly made for breakfast or a evening tiffin in Karnataka. It is a quick snack made from beaten rice that is spiced and flavored with coconut and an aromatic seasoning. Serve the Khara Avalakki along with a Green Coriander and Coconut Chutney ...

Published in Poha Recipes

Sooji Upma Recipe With Coconut

Wednesday, 12 December 2012 22:13

This Sooji Upma Recipe with Coconut makes a delicious a hot and savory breakfast dish. It is traditionally prepared with with rava also known as sooji or semolina and topped with a generous amount of coconut to add to the taste. Serve Karnataka Style Sooji Upma Recipe With Coconut with South ...

Published in Upma Recipes

Palak Tovve Recipe - South Indian Dal Palak With Coconut

Wednesday, 12 December 2012 21:42

Palak Dal is a tasty and nutritious Karnataka style curry, also known as Palak Tovve, is quick to make and tastes delicious. Palak Dal is a nutritious combination of spinach and lentils, together they create one wholesome curry. Serve it with rotis for a simple weeknight dinner or traditional ...

Published in Indian Curry Recipes

High Protein Moong Dal Cheela Recipe With Stuffed Paneer

Tuesday, 11 December 2012 22:54

The High Protein Moong Dal Cheela Recipe With Stuffed Paneer recipe makes a delicious appetizer for the parties, a breakfast or even as a school lunch box. The cheela's are made with yellow moong dal and filled with cottage cheese/paneer is rich in proteins and vitamins making it a healthy snack ...

Peppery Mushroom Biryani Recipe

Sunday, 09 December 2012 22:18

Peppery Mushroom Biryani is simple and quick recipe that is healthy and also rich in flavours. When the biryani is made with a good quality Basmati Rice and along with the right spices the taste is delectable.  Serve Peppery Mushroom Biryani along with Beetroot raita for a weekday dinner with ...

Published in Biryani Recipes

Eggless Peanut Butter Cupcake Recipe

Thursday, 06 December 2012 18:36

The Peanut Butter Cupcake recipe is a simple and quick cake to whip up for a kids snack or even a tea time cake party. These Peanut butter cupcakes are a real treat for peanut butter lovers.  I have shared how to make this cake egg free (eggless) as well using the Flax Meal Egg Replacer. Serve ...

Published in Cake Recipes

Cream of Pumpkin Soup Recipe

Monday, 03 December 2012 15:19

Cream of Pumpkin Soup  recipe is simple and healthy that can be served as a healthy snack for evenings especially during the cold winter nights. This is a smooth soup which is full of flavor from the roasted pumpkins, garlic and black pepper. You can optionally add in some spices like cinnamon to ...

Published in Soup Recipes

Tres Leches Recipe - Mexican Three Milk Cake

Saturday, 01 December 2012 12:01

Tres Leches is an exquisite Mexican dessert that has a traditional sponge cake soaked in a custard that is made from  three types of milk products.  Leche means milk and Tres mean three in Spanish.  I make Tres Leches very often for my family and friends and each time they ...

Published in Dessert Recipes

Indian Spicy Masala Cookie Recipe (Khara Biscuit)

Saturday, 01 December 2012 11:31

Masala Cookies/Khara Biscuit is a simple and easy to make cookie that is flavored with chilies, ginger with the addition of yogurt. This is a cookie/ biscuit that I make very often for my family as we love to savor it with our coffee or tea.  If you like baking cookies, then you must try some ...

Onion Rava Dosa Recipe - Instant Crispy Sooji Dosa Recipe

Friday, 30 November 2012 19:40

Onion Rava Dosa Recipe is a delicious instant sooji dosa recipe made with semolina and flavoured with green chillies, cumin and black pepper. This Onion Rava Dosa Recipe is an all time favourite dish at my home for breakfast or dinner. If I run out of the regular dosa batter then Rava Dosa is the answer ...

Published in Dosa Recipes

Sabudana Kheer Recipe - Tapioca Pearl Milk Pudding

Friday, 30 November 2012 18:38

Sabudana Kheer also known as the Sago Payasam is a very traditional Indian sweet dish made across most regions of India. Although each region has its variations, this particular recipe is a favorite at my home and is the way I have been savoring it since I was a child. Naturally, it is how I have continued ...

Brown Rice Kozhukattai Recipe - Savory Brown Rice Dumplings

Thursday, 29 November 2012 14:45

The Kerala Brown Rice Kozhukattai is a simple and quick recipe, that makes is a healthy and wholesome meal. There are many variations to this recipe, but I love to make it the way I have written it. Whole grains like brown rice are generally higher in fiber, containing certain other nutrients than their ...

Baklava Rolls Recipe - Turkish Sweet Rolls

Thursday, 29 November 2012 14:16

Baklava is a Middle Eastern sweet/dessert made from phyllo sheets and nuts that are soaked in syrup. If you have the readily available phyllo sheets, you can make these Baklava Rolls in about 30 minutes and have an exquisite dessert for the festive season. You and your family will surely fall in love ...

Dahi Ke Kebab- Greek Yogurt Kebabs

Thursday, 29 November 2012 10:33

The Dahi Ke Kebab is a classic Indian appetizer that can make you a star in your parties. The kebab recipe that used greek yogurt (hung curd) and slices of bread. The yogurt is flavored with kala namak and chaat masala and a few green chillies and covered in damp bread that is then pan fried. The ...

Published in Indian Snack Recipes

Kathirikai Gothsu / Gotsu Recipe - South Indian Style Spicy and Tangy Eggplant Curry

Tuesday, 30 October 2012 17:37

Kathirikai Gothsu Recipe is a tangy gravy preparation of brinjal/eggplant that is cooked soft with the least amount of spices. Sambar powder is added which makes this recipe mouthwatering. To balance the spicy flavours we have added a little bit of jaggery as well. The Onions, curry leaves, tamarind ...

Published in Indian Curry Recipes
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