Dhara Shah

By profession I'm a software engineer. Cooking is my passion and by birth I'm jain, so wanna share all the jain recipes with you all and make it easy and interesting!

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Baked Samosa Pinwheels Recipe

Tuesday, 05 December 2017 09:00

Samosa is a fried or baked dish with a savoury filling, such as spiced potatoes, onions, peas or minced meat. But here to make it Jain, I am using raw bananas instead of potatoes. Samosa Pinwheels is a slight alternation to the traditional Samosa and is as delicious as the traditional samosas and yet ...

Kitkat Cake With Sponge Recipe (Eggless)

Tuesday, 05 December 2017 09:00

KitKat Cake is very favourite for all the generations, and here I’m using an eggless whole wheat sponge cake for this cake, which is giving it healthy twist with yummy taste. Trust me its very spongy and yummy! Make this delicious KitKat Cake for birthday parties and special ocassions. If you like ...

Whole Wheat Black Forest Cake In A Jar Recipe (Eggless)

Monday, 04 December 2017 08:00

This would be easiest recipe of the Healthy Black Forest Cake you ever have tried! Have first made egg less whole wheat chocolate cake and then cut them in rounds, and used them to make super easy black forest cake as its served in jar! Generally cherries are used in this cake, but as strawberries are ...

Published in Party Dessert Recipes

Whole Wheat Chocolate Cinnamon Cupcakes Recipe

Sunday, 03 December 2017 09:00

Chocolate and Cinnamon is a really great combination for this cupcakes. Kids would really love them it you serve it into their lunchbox! Also it's heathy too as we are using whole wheat flour for it. You can also make these for your house parties or kids birthday parties.  Serve Whole Wheat ...

Published in Party Dessert Recipes

Healthy Lemon Cupcakes Recipe (Eggless)

Friday, 01 December 2017 09:00

If you like lemon juice, then definitely you would love the taste of this cupcakes, as its exactly the same taste! Also its healthy as I'm using whole wheat flour and eggless too. You can make these delicious cupcakes for your tea parties or even for your kids birthday parties. Serve Healthy Lemon ...

Published in Party Dessert Recipes

Baked Stuffed Baati With Churma And Panchratna Dal Recipe

Friday, 01 December 2017 09:00

Dal Baati Churma is a traditional Rajasthani treat. The spicy dal with the sweet churma along with crunchy batis, its such a treat, which steals the heart and delights the taste buds. A platter of semi-sweet Churma, spicy Dal and  Baati, is one such traditional combination. Fresh baatis drowned ...

Baked Amritsari Kulcha Recipe (Without Yeast)

Friday, 01 December 2017 09:00

Kulcha is a type of mildly leavened flatbread that originated in the Indian subcontinent. It is a variation of Naan. Kulcha is a essentially a Punjabi dish, invented as a local version of the naan which was brought into Punjab. Here I'm making baked kulcha without yeast and that turned out really delicious ...

Gajar Halwa Barfi Recipe (Carrot Fudge)

Tuesday, 24 October 2017 00:18

You must have tried carrot halwa or carrot fudge/gajar milk barfi, but have you ever tried into pie plate like have shown over here? If no then must try on this Diwali to impress your guests or loved ones as it's very attractive and rich in look and delicious in taste! Serve this Gajar Halwa Barfi ...

Mouth Watering & Delicious South Indian Breakfast Thali

Monday, 11 September 2017 00:06

No matter from which part of India we belong to, South Indian breakfast is made in every household. In South India, Dosa, Idli, Vada and Uttapams are made for their daily breakfast, whereas in North India they are usually made for the weekend breakfast. But there are days when you want to have a full ...

South Indian Coconut Chutney Recipe With Coconut Water

Tuesday, 29 August 2017 04:02

South Indian Coconut Chutney Recipe With Coconut Water is a delicious chutney recipe that can be had as an accompaniment with South Indian idli recipes, or dosa recipes. This is a freshly wet ground recipe that uses coconut water instead of water while grinding. Dry coconut pulp is used to prepare this ...

Published in Indian Chutney Recipes

Idli Tikka Recipe With Sambar

Thursday, 10 August 2017 14:20

Idli Tikka Recipe was innovated when I wanted to serve idli in a different style to my kids. To the kids who love eye-appetizing recipes and a bit skeptic towards the traditional recipes, it is actually a lot easier to stuff all the good stuff, by a recipe like this one. This extraordinary and eye-catching ...

Mizoram Inspired Veg Sawhchiar Recipe (Rice Pilaf With Kashmiri Red Chillies, Bay Leaf and Paneer)

Monday, 27 March 2017 10:01

Mizoram Veg Sawhchiar Recipe is the rice pilaf recipe which is made with only vegetarian ingredients, which is a twist to the traditional Mizoram recipe of Sawhchiar which uses majorly non vegetarian ingredients like chicken or pork. In this recipe, I have kept the traditional ingredients like lettuce, ...

Published in Rice

Mizoram Special Koat Pitha Recipe (Banana Fritters)

Sunday, 26 March 2017 00:00

Mizoram Koat Pitha is a fritter dish made with rice flour and banana which is similar to the Kerala Unniyappam which is fried on a kuzhi Paniyaram Pan. The flavours come together wonderfully to make a great dish with a crisp exterior and soft interiors.  In the North East it is widely consumed ...

Assamese Komolar Kheer Recipe (Orange Kheer)

Wednesday, 22 March 2017 00:17

This is a typical and very popular Assamese dessert that tastes different but enthralling. It is easy to make and is perfect to serve during special occasions or festivals.  Serve Assamese Komolar Kheer as a dessert after your light meal of Pav Bhaji or Dal Pakwan. If you like this recipe, you ...

Green Chilli Pickle Recipe (Gujarati Raiwala Marcha)

Wednesday, 01 February 2017 00:19

Green Chilli Pickle Recipe (Gujarati Raiwala Marcha) is a grandmother's recipe! New generation used to this ready-made preserved one they don't know that making this pickle is super easy! A stuffed with a tongue-tickling mixture of mustard, spiked up with a dash of lemon. The flavour of mustard ...

Khatta Meetha Pudla Recipe (Gujarati Style Sweetish Savoury Pancake)

Sunday, 22 January 2017 00:11

Khatta Meetha Pudla Recipe is a Gujarati Style Sweetish Savoury Pancake. Here I have combined Meetha Pudla and a khara/khatta version of pudla to make this recipe. Handling the right consistency of batter is crucial which was taught from my grandma. Serve Khatta Meetha Pudla Recipe (Gujarati ...

Gujarati Meetha Pudla Recipe (Sweet Whole Wheat Pancake)

Saturday, 21 January 2017 00:06

Gujarati Meetha Pudla Recipe is the Sweet Whole Wheat Pancake with jaggery. It consumes less oil and is egg free. It is heirloom recipe from my grandmother from whom I learnt the tricky part of making the batter with right consistency. Serve Gujarati Meetha Pudla Recipe (Sweet Whole Wheat Pancake) ...

Gujarati Methi Na Dhebra Recipe

Wednesday, 18 January 2017 00:00

Gujarati Methi Na Dhebra recipe is perfect tea time snack from the state of Gujarat. You can use either fresh methi leaves (fenugreek) or dried methi or kasuri methi, to prepare this dish. I have used fresh methi in this recipe. This is a heirloom recipe that I have learn from my grandma. Serve Gujarati ...

Rajasthani Dal Baaple Churma Recipe

Sunday, 15 January 2017 00:22

Dal Baaple Churma is a traditional Rajasthani treat. The spicy dal with the sweet churma along with deep fried crunchy batis, its such a treat, which steals the heart and delights the taste buds. A platter of semi-sweet Churma, spicy Dal and deep-fried Baati, is one such traditional combination. Fresh ...

Oil Free Gujarati Undhiyu Recipe (No Onion No Garlic)

Thursday, 12 January 2017 15:28

Undhiyu is a Gujarati mixed vegetable dish that is a regional specialty of Surat, India. The name of this dish comes from the Gujarati words "matlu" meaning earthen pot and "undhu" meaning upside down since they have been traditionally cooked upside down underground in earthen pots fired from above. ...

Gujarati Style Adadiya Pak Recipe

Wednesday, 11 January 2017 00:21

Adadiya is famous winter special gujarati sweet. Traditionally Gujarati Style Adadiya Pak Recipe contains ingredients which helps to keep body warm in cold winter. Adadiya is prepared with urad dal roasted in ghee on slow flame along with healthy nuts and spices. Enjoy this healthy recipe during cold ...

Rajasthani Ghevar Recipe

Friday, 06 January 2017 15:22

Ghevar is a Rajasthani easy dessert specially made on Festivals in rainy season like the Teej and Raksha Bandhan. The reason why ghevar recipe is made only during the rains is that a degree of moisture is necessary. It is a round plate-shaped sweet which is made with flour and sugar syrup and deep fried ...

Crispy Bakwan Sayur Recipe (No Onion No Garlic Vegetable Fritter)

Tuesday, 15 November 2016 13:18

Bakwan is Indonesian vegetarian version of tempura, which is a popular Japanese fritter. Just like making a tempura, you will need to decide on your ingredients, this usually consists of assortment of vegetables. And you will need to prepare your batter. The most common bakwan is ...

Published in East Asian Cuisine

Thai Veg Papaya Salad Recipe (No Onion No Garlic)

Tuesday, 25 October 2016 00:06

Thai Veg Papaya Salad Recipe is a No Onion No Garlic recipe and easy to fix up for a quick dinner. You will need a food processor or a mortar and pestle to prepare this salad recipe with raw papayas. Taste-test to tweak the papaya salad to your taste. More chili can be added for more spice. If too sour ...

Published in Salads

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