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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Recipes and Articles by Uma Raghuraman

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 ...

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 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 ...

Eggless Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe

Sunday, 25 December 2016 00:08

Eggless Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe is a delicious Cheesecake, with just a few ingredients, this cheesecake recipe is easy to bake. Pumpkin Cheesecake is delicately spiced with ginger and cinnamon, the dark chocolate in the cake makes it a decadent dessert. Whether it is a weekend party or any celebration, ...

Published in Cake Recipes

Broccoli With Lemon Butter Sauce Recipe

Saturday, 24 December 2016 00:15

Broccoli With Lemon Butter Sauce Recipe is an easy side dish to be prepared with few ingredients in hand. It is a healthy recipe because of loads of broccoli in the dish. Here is a simple yet delicious Broccoli recipe that can be made within a few minutes. A perfect side dish to Mexican Lime chicken ...

Perfect Christmas Roast Potatoes Recipe

Friday, 23 December 2016 00:00

Potatoes are a delicious vegetable, and roasted potatoes are just irresistible. Cooking roasted potatoes for Christmas is a custom in many families and getting the perfect taste and texture needs loads of practise or a simple fool proof recipe. Here is a great Perfect Christmas Roast Potatoes Recipe ...

Chettinad Idiyappam Recipe

Sunday, 11 December 2016 00:00

The Idiyappam Recipe is a delicately made spicy dish. String hoppers are sauteed along with chilli paste and fresh vegetables. As the string hoppers are made of rice, this dish is gluten free . It is also a vegan dish and is so light on the stomach. Serve the Chettinad Idiyappam Recipe with coconut chutney ...

Nadan Tomato Curry Recipe (Kerala Style Tomato Curry)

Sunday, 04 December 2016 00:22

Kerala, the land of spices, is known for it's lip smacking coastal malabari cuisines, World famous onam sadya and many more delicious dishes. Nadan Tomato Curry is a flavourful, simple and delicious side dish from Kerala Cuisine. Fresh and juicy tomatoes are cooked along with green chillies in a coconut ...

Cheese Walnut Toast Recipe

Thursday, 01 December 2016 00:00

Cheese Walnut Toast is a simple yet tasty toast recipe that can be made within 10 minutes. Whether you are serving it as a starter at a party or as an after school snack, the Cheese Walnut Toast is just delicious. You can use any bread of your choice. Crisp on the outside and soft cheesy inside, this ...

Samai Arisi Pidi Kozhukattai (Tamil Nadu Breakfast Recipe)

Wednesday, 02 November 2016 00:47

Samai Arisi Pidi Kozhukattai (Tamil Nadu Breakfast Recipe) is made with little millets. Millets are wonder grains, a storehouse of nutrients, fiber and minerals. These grains are healthy and gluten free and are ideal even for Navratri Vrat fasting. 'Pidi Kozhakattai' means dumplings shaped using the ...

Varagu Arisi Pongal Recipe -Kodo Millet Pongal

Saturday, 29 October 2016 00:12

'Varagu Arisi' or Kodo Millet is a nutritional grain with high amounts of fiber and antioxidants. It is fast becoming a substitute for wheat as it is also gluten free. The Varagu Arisi Pongal is wholesome with the right balance of lentils and grains and the healthy tempering of cumin seeds, ginger and ...

Tamil Nadu Style Milagu Thattai Recipe (Peppered Dal-Rice Fritters)

Wednesday, 26 October 2016 00:51

Tamil Nadu Style Milagu Thattai Recipe is the Peppered dal-rice fritter recipe. Milagu Thattai is a flat savoury fried traditional snack that is a part of the Krishna Janmashtami festival menu. This popular crispy snack can be made in different flavours. Adding soaked channa dal and sesame seeds brings ...

Classic Chettinad Seepu Seedai Recipe

Wednesday, 26 October 2016 00:00

Seepu Seedai is a popular South Indian Snack that resembles pebbles and is very popularly prepared during the festive seasons. This gluten free fried snack just melts in the mouth, and is made widely during Janmashtami. There are so many different varieties of seedai and this recipe of Classic Chettinad ...

Pepper Murukku Recipe - South Indian Style Chakli

Tuesday, 25 October 2016 00:41

The' Pepper Murukku' has a unique taste and pepper is known for it's anti- bacterial properties. It is also high in iron, minerals and dietary fiber. A gluten free crispy preparation, it is also an excellent tea/coffee time snack. Whether you make it on festivals or for snack time, the pepper murukku ...

Teriyaki Tofu Recipe

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 00:42

Teriyaki is a cooking technique used in Japanese cuisine. 'Teri' means glaze and 'yaki' means to broil/grill. Usually meat or fish is broiled or grilled with a glaze of soy sauce and sugar giving it a glossy look. I have given a healthy twist to the Teriyaki by making it oil free, refined sugar and dairy ...

Published in Indian Chinese Recipes

Hari Dhania Ki Sabzi ( Fresh Coriander leaves Dry Curry) Recipe

Sunday, 09 October 2016 00:24

Hari Dhania Ki Sabzi is a dry Indian curry made from fresh coriander leaves. Typically the leaves are used as a garnish for many Indian dishes. But in this recipe, the coriander is cooked along with gram/besan flour which bring the dish together. Cilantro or Coriander leaves are rich in anti-oxidants ...

Amritsari Gobi Matar Recipe (Punjabi Style Creamy Cauliflower and Peas Curry)

Friday, 07 October 2016 00:36

Cauliflower or Gobi as it is known in Hindi, is a favourite winter time vegetable in North India. It is stuffed inside a delicious paratha or cooked along with vegetables like potatoes(aloo), peas(matar) to be served as an interesting side dish. Now a days, Gobi is available through out the year, there ...

Radish Greens Poriyal Recipe (South Indian Style Radish Greens Stir Fry)

Thursday, 06 October 2016 00:42

Here is what you can make with Radish greens, that many times get discarded after cleaning- Radish Greens Poriyal Recipe which is South Indian Style Radish Greens Stir Fry. Radish greens have more fibre, vitamins and nutrients than the radish itself. Radish greens are filled with antioxidant properties ...

Mullangi Curry(South Indian Style Radish Stir Fry) Recipe

Tuesday, 20 September 2016 00:41

Radish is called 'Mullangi' in Tamil. A juicy root vegetable , radish is filled with nutrients, vitamins and minerals. It is high in fibre and is most beneficial for weight loss. Radish is very effective in relieving one from constipation, respiratory disorders and blood pressure. Radish oil, leaves ...

Healthy Fulkopir Paturi Recipe (Bengali Style Cauliflower Dumplings)

Sunday, 28 August 2016 00:11

This Fulkopir Paturi recipe is a vegetarian twist to the traditional Bengali ‘Paturi’, which is typically made with fish. Fish are marinated with spices dominated by mustard and then steam cooked in a banana leaf. In this vegetarian Paturi recipe, 'Fulkopir' or Cauliflower is grated and marinated ...

Potoler Dolma Recipe (Bengali Style Stuffed Pointed Gourd Curry)

Saturday, 27 August 2016 00:02

Pointed Gourd/Parwal is called 'Potol' in Bengali and 'Dolma/Dorma' means a stuffed vegetable. This Bengali delicacy is usually made using prawns or fish. But in this vegetarian and low calorie version of the Potoler Dolma, the potol/parwal is stuffed with Indian Cottage Cheese and dry fruits. The stuffed ...

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