Monika Manchanda

Monika is ex-IT person turned into a Food Blogger, Consultant, Home Baker and an Amatuer Food Photographer. From one role to many, she feels it's been an exciting journey. She is also the author of the hugely popular food blog "Sin-A-Mon Tales" in which she shares her reviews, recipes and food stories from her travels and childhood. She also writes for many online websites and publications. She is also an avid reader, an obsessive traveller and is always looking for food history and culture.

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Recipes and Articles by Monika Manchanda

माँ की दाल रेसिपी - Maa Ki Dal Recipe

Saturday, 17 November 2018 09:00

माँ की दाल एक पंजाबी रेसिपी है जिसमे काली उरद दाल को रोज के मसालो के साथ पकाया जाता है. इसमें राजमा भी डाला जाता है जिससे ...

चेट्टिनाड स्टाइल चिल्ली गोभी रेसिपी - Chettinad Style Chilli Gobhi Recipe

Monday, 15 October 2018 09:00

गोभी एक ऐसी सब्ज़ी है जिसका प्रयोग हर घर में रोज का खाना बनाने के लिए किया जाता है. भले ही भारतीय हो या कॉन्टिनेंटल रेसिपी ...

बर्न्ट गार्लिक चिकन फ्राइड राइस रेसिपी - Burnt Garlic Chicken Fried Rice Recipe

Saturday, 14 July 2018 08:00

बर्न्ट गार्लिक चिकन फ्राइड राइस रेसिपी बहुत ही अलग और स्वादिष्ट रेसिपी है जिसे लहसुन से फ्लेवर किया गया है. इसमें सोया ...

Published in Indian Chinese Recipes

पम्पकिन एरीसेरी रेसिपी - Pumpkin Erissery Recipe

Wednesday, 20 June 2018 09:15

पम्पकिन एरीसेरी रेसिपी केरला की पारम्परिक रेसिपी है जिसे ओणम सदया पर या दूसरे त्योहारों के लिए बनाया जाता है. बनाने ...

Ulava Charu Recipe - Spicy Andhra Horse Gram Rasam

Sunday, 11 September 2016 00:39

Ulava Charu Recipe is a authentic Andhra recipe where you cook the horse gram in a rasam form.  The Horse gram is cooked by itself in a pressure cooker and then immersed in a flavourful onion, tomato and coconut base not to forget the red chillies that lend the apt amount of heat into this dish.  Did ...

Spicy Haryana Style Egg Curry Recipe

Wednesday, 31 August 2016 00:07

A drive in Haryana's highways is never complete without a meal of spicy egg curry with fresh roti's. The dhaba variant is spicy, oily and delicious and this home adaptation of the same curry is an attempt to bring the same flavours to your table in a healthier manner. One of the things that stand apart ...

Published in Egg Recipes

Mangalore Fish Curry Recipe

Wednesday, 31 August 2016 00:06

Creamy Mangalore Fish Curry is one of my favourite ways to eat fish. It is fantastic paired with neer dosa, sanas or steamed rice. The spices are well balanced with the coconut milk to make this delightful Konkan curry. Serve Mangalore Fish Curry along with Neer Dosa, Steamed Rice or Appams for ...

Kolambi Bhaath Recipe (Maharashtrian Prawn Rice)

Tuesday, 30 August 2016 00:23

Kolambi Bhaath is a marathi style rice preparation with Prawns. To my mind it closely resembles tomato rice with added prawns. Cooked rice is mixed with prawns stir fried with onion and tomatoes along with some dry spices to make a delightful and yet easy lunch/dinner. Serve Kolambi Bhaath with Burani ...

Chicken Vindaloo Recipe

Saturday, 27 August 2016 00:38

Vindaloo is traditionally a Portuguese dish which made it's way to India and Goa in particular along with the invasion. Traditionally made with pork, over years the dish got infused with local Indian flavours as well as a chicken version started getting popular as a lot of people prefer chicken over ...

Mamsaam Chops Recipe (Lamb Chops in Black Pepper Gravy)

Friday, 26 August 2016 00:15

Andhra style Mamsaam Chops i.e Lamb Chops in Black Pepper Gravy is perfect for an evening drinks with friends or with steaming hot rice, dal and a dollop of ghee. The black pepper in the gravy gives the curry a fantastic flavour and depth. Serve Mamsaam Chops as a side dish with hot Steamed Rice, Phulka ...

Baby Corn, Cucumber And Sprouts Salad With Lemon Basil Dressing

Thursday, 28 July 2016 00:38

Baby Corn, Cucumber And Sprouts Salad With Lemon Basil Dressing is a perfect summer salad which is full of flavour and tastes delicious. It is yummy and takes less than 20 minutes to get prepared. Serve Baby Corn, Cucumber And Sprouts Salad With Lemon Basil Dressing with Garlic Bread on the side ...

Published in Salad Recipes

Broccoli Chilli Noodles With Grilled Salmon Recipe

Tuesday, 26 July 2016 00:36

Fish is said to be the best protein one can intake, low in fats and super high in Omega fatty acids, fish is excellent for health. Salmon is a fish which has a beautiful and unique flavour and hardly needs a lot of stuff to be done to it. More often than not a quick grill with salt, pepper, olive oil ...

Published in Indian Chinese Recipes

One Pot Creamy Spinach Lentils Recipe

Monday, 18 July 2016 09:19

One pot Creamy Spinach Lentils is a heavenly dish where we use lentils and Spinach is a match made in heaven whether it is the north Indian style Dal Palak Andhra style palak pappu or this creamy one pot spinach lentils which inspire it flavors from an American bake. It is perfect for a meal.  Serve ...

Calcutta Style Chicken Biryani Recipe

Monday, 18 July 2016 00:47

This Calcutta Style Chicken Biryani is quite distinct in flavor from the rest and stands out with the use of potato in the biryani. I have personally come to love meat and potato together and the Calcutta Style Chicken Biryani appeals to me on that level.  As far as biryani goes India has a fair ...

Bacon Quiche Tart Recipe

Monday, 18 July 2016 00:11

Crisp shortcrust pastry, creamy egg and cream filling and smoky bacon make this Bacon Quiche Tart a dream come true.Quiche are delicacy from france which are usually eaten during the breakfast time, the basic quiche recipe is with a egg custard and flavoured with some herbs and onions and leeks.  Perfect ...

Published in Dessert Recipes

Raw Banana Cutlet Recipe - No Onion No Garlic Jain Cutlet

Friday, 15 July 2016 00:26

A healthy gluten free appetizer, Raw Banana Cutlet Recipe uses absolutely No Onion & No Garlic Apart from being delicious, this Raw Banana Cutlet is also very healthy.  A complete Jain Recipe, as it uses no root vegetables or onion or garlic for that matter. Perfect for rainy ...

Savory Ricotta Tart Recipe

Wednesday, 13 July 2016 00:27

Sun dried tomatoes, Olives and Ricotta come together in this fantastic tea time tart called Savory Ricotta tart Recipe. The classic flavors make it a delight to eat any time of the day though. It can be included in the tea party or as an appetizer for the dinner time. Serve the Savory Ricotta Tart Recipe ...

Published in Dessert Recipes

Raw Banana Thoran Recipe

Monday, 11 July 2016 00:57

Raw Banana Thoran is a common dish in Kerala and is widely served as a side dish. One cannot think of vegetarian food from God's own country and miss mentioning the thoran. This lightly spiced stir-fry is made with many vegetables and makes the taste of the vegetable taste yummy. In this Thoran we are ...

Chicken Mapas Recipe - Chicken in Coconut Milk Curry

Tuesday, 05 July 2016 00:32

Chicken Mapas Recipe or Kozhi Mapas is a thick and creamy Kerala style chicken curry, is made with coconut milk.  This chicken curry has a perfect balance of spice and richness due to the coconut based creamy curry. Chicken Mapas in traditionally cooked in cast iron pan to enjoy the deeper and ...

Nandan Kozhi Recipe - Kerala Style Chicken Curry

Tuesday, 05 July 2016 00:29

Nandan Kozhi gets its intense flavour from roasted coconut and whole spices. I have eaten many variations of Kerala style chicken curry as it is the case usually with all Indian food, the flavours change almost every 50-100 kms but this which I ate at a friend's house a few years ago remains to be the ...

Dal Chingri (Bengali Style Channa Dal And Prawns) Recipe

Sunday, 03 July 2016 00:56

I have to admit that the first time I ever heard of this combination it did sound a little strange to me, though meat and lentils are paired together once in a while it isn't a very common practice to do so. In this Bengali dish, chana dal, vegetables and prawns come together in a creamy curry which ...

Chicken Manchurian Dry Recipe

Tuesday, 14 June 2016 00:03

This Chicken Manchurian Dry is a lip smacking dish that is easy, quick and delicious,can be served as an appetizer or as a side dish along with the main course.  Manchurian might not be an original Chinese dish but as far as we Indians are concerned, it is our most loved Chinese dish. Whether it ...

Published in Indian Chinese Recipes

Mulakootal (Vegetables In Coconut Gravy) Recipe

Monday, 13 June 2016 00:13

Mulakootal is essentially a home style south Indian curry made with a medley of vegetables, lentils and coconut. A part of many routine lunches and often made with whatever vegetables handy at home. Mulakootal is also said to be the inspiration behind the famous "Mulligatawny Soup". The curry is healthy ...

Asian Style Tofu in Spicy Orange Sauce Recipe

Saturday, 11 June 2016 00:32

Asian Style Tofu in Spicy Orange Sauce Recipe is prepared with tofu, as the name suggests. Tofu is one of the primary sources of Vegan protein and an excellent addition to your weekly protein quota. It also shines in Asian-style preparations since it is inherited to their cuisine. This Asian Style Tofu ...

Published in Indian Chinese Recipes
     
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