Uma Raghuraman

Masterchefmom aka Uma Raghuraman is passionate about cooking and loves to experiment with Indian and World cuisine. She shares her experiences step by step and amazing recipes through her blog, A self taught and compulsive baker she tries to bring in right balance of taste, nutrition and presentation to all her dishes. A mother to two teenagers and having been with children as a school teacher for over five years, she understands child psychology and the role played by food in influencing their eating habits.

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तमिल नाडु स्टाइल आलू मसियल - Tamil Nadu Style Potato Masiyal (Recipe In Hindi)

Monday, 12 February 2018 08:10

आलू मसियल और पूरी एक ऐसी डिश है जिसे नाश्ते के लिए बनाई जाती है. दक्षिण भारत के हर घर में इसे लंच बॉक्स के लिए पैक किया ...

Spicy Mullangi Thogayal Recipe (Radish Chutney)

Thursday, 04 January 2018 13:00

Radish is a high fibre root vegetable. Regular intake of radish help one remain younger and healthier. It protects us from seasonal cold and cough that is prevalent in this monsoon season. The Mullangi Thogayal is a spicy chutney that tastes great when mixed with rice and ghee. It can be a great side ...

Published in Indian Chutney Recipes

Assamese Baked Savoury Kordois Recipe

Friday, 14 April 2017 17:21

‘Kordois’ is an Assamese snack that is made either sweet or savoury. This snack is made specially on Bihu Festival days. The Kordoi is shaped like a 'Star Fruit' using the all purpose flour and traditionally deep fried. But in this healthier version we have used multigrain flour, carrots and baked ...

Assamese Boror Tenga Recipe (Vegetarian Sour Curry With Masoor Dal Fritters)

Tuesday, 11 April 2017 15:17

'Tenga' is a popular Assamese Sour Curry dish that is served as the last course in a traditional Assamese meal. Tomatoes, lime and  Thekera are usually used as the souring agents and this Assamese Boror Tenga Recipe is one of the types of tenga. Assamese cuisine is so vibrant and uses a lot of seasonal ...

Bengali Chapor Ghonto Recipe (Moong Dal With Vegetables)

Saturday, 08 April 2017 13:01

In Bengali 'Chapor' means 'to pat’. As the moong dal batter are shaped by patting them and flattening them before shallow frying them, they are called Chapor. The Chapor Ghonto is a wholesome dish that is made using seasonal vegetables. It is a delicacy of the Bengali cuisine. In this recipe, the Panch ...

Rajasthani Hare Chane Ka Halwa Recipe (Choliya Halwa)

Monday, 03 April 2017 00:11

Hare Chane/ Fresh Green Chickpeas/Choliya is a winter produce. High in fibre, folate and many other vitamins like Vitamin A and C, the green chickpeas is also beneficial for weight management. The green chickpeas/choliya cooks quickly and can be added to many vegetables and curries. Interestingly, they ...

Italian Pasta Sizzler Recipe

Friday, 31 March 2017 00:12

Sizzlers are very popular in restaurant menus across the world, especially with youngsters. While there are varieties of sizzlers, the Italian Sizzler is a crowd pleaser. This sizzler is a complete Italian meal by itself, comprising of garlic bread, roasted vegetables, choice of pasta and choice of sauce. ...

Published in Pastas and Pizzas

Aloo Dal Pakoras Recipe

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 00:08

Pakoras are popular tea time snacks in India. There are so many varieties of Pakoras and this recipe of Aloo Dal Pakora is famous in North India, especially in the Hill Stations where a bowl of pakoras and steaming hot chai is irresistible. These pakoras are rich in proteins as the pakora batter comprises ...

Mini Hash Brown Quiche Recipe

Sunday, 19 March 2017 00:00

Quiche is a popular French savoury dish that is made using eggs. There are numerous variations in making quiche. In the Mini Hash Brown Quiche, the crust of the quiche is made up of hash brown potatoes and the filling is made up of cheese and milk. A delicious snack that can be a great party food. As ...

Paneer Sizzler Recipe In Chilli Garlic Sauce With Rice

Monday, 13 March 2017 00:10

Paneer Sizzler Recipe In Chilli Garlic Sauce With Rice is a filling one pot dish apt to be served as party food. This recipe has pan fried paneer cubes along with  roasted vegetables and a spicy sauce that is rich in the garlic- tomato flavour. Adding rice to the sizzler makes this dish a complete ...

Paneer Naan Pizza Recipe

Tuesday, 07 March 2017 00:00

Paneer Naan Pizza Recipe is a fusion recipe of Indian flatbread Naan topped with flavourful pizza toppings. Baking powder and curds are used as the leavening agents instead of yeast for preparing naan. You can use whole wheat flour or a gluten free flour instead of maida/all purpose flour for a healthier ...

Published in Pastas and Pizzas

Thekera Tenga Recipe

Tuesday, 31 January 2017 00:18

Thekera Tenga is a Sour curry from Assamese cuisine. Thekera is a fruit that is dried and used as a souring agent in Assamese dishes. Few pieces of thekera are soaked in warm water and are used in the dishes. However, lemon and tomatoes are also used as souring agents. The tenga ( sour curry) is usually ...

Bengali Bhindi Doi Posto Recipe

Saturday, 28 January 2017 00:51

'Posto' is the poppy seeds gravy that is popular in the Bengali Cuisine. This dish Bengali Bhindi Doi Posto is a recipe made using poppy seeds and curd. A quick and easy recipe that is also flavourful. Taditionally, ladies finger is deep fried to maintain its crispy texture. But in this recipe, I have ...

Masala Jowar Bhakri Recipe

Saturday, 28 January 2017 00:30

Masala Jowar Bhakri Recipe is made from Jowar, a millet variety that is gluten free. Jowar Bhakri is a traditional breakfast that is popular in Maharashtra and parts of Karnataka. It is popularly called farmer's breakfast. The Bhakri dough is shaped using hand which requires little skill and practise. ...

Assamese Bilahir Tok Recipe

Saturday, 28 January 2017 00:20

In Assamese, 'Bilahi ' means tomatoes and 'Tok' means  tangy/sour.  A simple yet tangy chutney recipe from Assamese cuisine. This condiment is made on special festivals or occasions by the Assamese. Fresh tangy tomatoes tempered with panch phoran masala. A sweet, tangy, spicy chutney that can ...

Published in Indian Chutney Recipes

Jolada Ganji Recipe (Jowar Savoury Porridge)

Friday, 27 January 2017 00:11

'Jolada' means Jowar/sorghum, a gluten free grain. This traditional dish, the 'Jolada Mudde' is a North Karnataka  breakfast special. It is tasty and can be cooked within a few minutes. Mixing the jowar flour in water or thin buttermilk without lumps and then adding it to the tempered mixture of ...

Published in Rice

Tarkari Ni Kari Recipe (Parsi Style Vegetable Curry)

Sunday, 15 January 2017 00:17

'Tarkari Ni Kari' is a Parsi Special Vegetable Curry. Fresh seasonal vegetables are used to make this simple , tasty everyday curry. The spices used in this dish are similar to the Indian coastal cuisine . The curry is semi gravy and the use of tomatoes, chillies and  tamarind gives it a mild sweet, ...

Amritsari Sookhi Dal Recipe

Friday, 13 January 2017 00:16

Dal/ lentils is full of proteins. This Punjabi dal is made using the urad dal/husked and split black gram. Urad dal is rich in iron, calcium, magnesium, folic acid and specially beneficial for women. Punjabi Cuisine is popular for it's spiciness and this dish is no different. Lots of green chillies is ...

Grilled Paneer Methi Tikki Recipe

Tuesday, 10 January 2017 00:17

Grilled Paneer Methi Tikki Recipe is an interesting twist to the favorite starter in most of the North Indian Restaurants, "Tandoori Paneer". This Tandoor baked starter with its succulent and spicy feel, dipped in Green Chutney is the most sought after snack in any function too. Though traditionally ...

Published in World Appetizers

Karwar Style Muga Ambat Recipe

Thursday, 05 January 2017 00:09

Karwar, is a small town near Goa, and boasts of it's unique and distinct cuisine. As it is a coastal town, lots of coconuts and tropical fruits are used as main ingredients in this Karwari Cuisine. Karwar Style Muga Ambat is a curry recipe made from 'Muga' - which refers to the green gram which is mostly ...

Spinach Oats Vada Recipe

Monday, 02 January 2017 00:22

Spinach Oats Vada Recipe is a healthy twist to otherwise deep fried vada recipe. By adding the superfood "Spinach" and healthy oats, this is a simple recipe is shallow fried to avoid excess oil consumption. The taste negligibly differs in comparison to deep fried and is all healthy when shallow fried! Serve ...

Bandhakopir Ghonto Recipe (Bengali Style Cabbage Fry)

Sunday, 01 January 2017 00:08

Bandhakopir Ghonto is a simple yet flavourful stir fry dish from the Bengali Cuisine. Cabbage is a power house of so many nutrients. It is rich in Vitamin E that gives a glowing skin and healthy hair when consumed regularly. It is also high in Vitamin K that helps in improved  brain function and ...

Nanaimo Bars Recipe (No Bake)

Thursday, 29 December 2016 00:00

Nanaimo Bar is probably Canada's favourite dessert. As the name suggests it originated from the Canadian west coastal city of Nanaimo in British Columbia. The uniqueness of this dessert is that it combines three favourite confections into one. A wafer crumb/biscuit based layer, a custard based layer ...

Published in Party Dessert Recipes

Chena Kaya Erissery Recipe

Tuesday, 27 December 2016 00:00

Erissery is a traditional coconut based gravy dish that is prepared especially on the day of Onam. It is generally prepared with yam. Other vegetables like the pumpkin, raw bananas are also used. In this Chena Kaya Erissery, 'Kaya' refers to the raw banana and 'Chena' to Elephant Foot Yam. Both the vegetables ...

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