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, www.masterchefmom.blogspot.in. 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

Choto Aloor Dum Recipe - Bengali Style Baby Potato Stir Fry

Friday, 26 August 2016 04:05

Choto Aloor Dum Recipe is a Bengali cuisine dish where the baby potatoes are lightly roasted and cooked in thick masala. This is a simple stir fry but is so delicious and addictive. It can be served as a separate starter dish. The secret to getting an authentic taste to the 'Aloor Dum' is ...

Instant Palkova Recipe (Milk Based Sweet Recipe)

Friday, 12 August 2016 00:44

Instant Palkova is quick version of 'Palkova' or Palgova' which is a popular South Indian sweet. This recipe is believed to have originated in Tamil Nadu. Due to the white revolution, the excess milk was being made into Palkova. It is also served to the devotees visiting the Srivilliputur Andal Temple ...

Paal Kesari Recipe - South Indian Style Milk Kesari

Monday, 08 August 2016 00:41

'Kesari' is a popular South Indian dessert made of semolina, sugar, ghee and is flavoured with the exquisite spice 'kesar' or saffron. This traditional sweet dish is easy to prepare and is also served as a part of breakfast in South India along with Upma Recipe. Shira, Rava Kesari Bhaat, Mango Kesari, ...

Mochar Ghonto Recipe (Traditional Banana Blossom Curry From West Bengal)

Wednesday, 03 August 2016 00:25

'Mocha' in Bengali means Plantain flowers or Banana blossoms. Plantain Flowers have amazing health benefits. They are high source of vitamins and minerals and also helps to prevent infections. They are beneficial for nursing mothers as it is believed to increase breast milk. The magnesium in the banana ...

Ada Pradhaman Recipe With Homemade Ada- Kerala Special Payasam Recipe

Sunday, 10 July 2016 00:42

Ada Pradhaman Recipe With Homemade Ada  is a special payasam made on festivals days with rice, jaggery and coconut during special occasions in Kerala. Instead of rice Ada/ rice flakes, I have made this dish using rice flour. Though the 'Ada' made from rice flour is available ready-made in shops, ...

Kerala Special Vegetable Stew Recipe

Wednesday, 06 July 2016 00:24

Kerala, God's own country, is known for its greenery. What can be more fitting compliment to this visual experience but a culinary experience like Kerala Special Vegetable Stew. An array of vegetables like carrots, peas, beans, potatoes are cooked in coconut milk. You can extract fresh coconut milk or ...

Kerala Special Mambazha Puliserry Recipe

Saturday, 02 July 2016 00:17

Mambazha Puliserry is an unique and special dish of Kerala. This dish is specially prepared on the auspicious day of Onam. However, the best time to prepare this dish is when mangoes are in season. Whole ripe mangoes are cooked in a coconut- sour curd spicy gravy. The pulissery has a burst of different ...

Whole Wheat Achaari Aloo Tacos - Indo Mexican Fusion Recipe

Wednesday, 22 June 2016 00:28

Whole Wheat Achaari Aloo Tacos is an idea of Indo-Mexican Fusion Recipe. Mexican Tacos are becoming increasing popular in India. Mexican whole wheat or corn flatbread, the tortillas are rolled or folded with varieties of fillings. The flatbread is even sometimes baked until crisp.  In this delicious ...

Published in Mexican Recipes

Creamy Thai Sweet Potato Curry Recipe

Tuesday, 21 June 2016 00:59

Creamy Thai Sweet Potato Curry is an amalgamation recipe of sweet, sour, spicy, nutty and creamy taste and texture. Thai Cuisine is quite enchanting. The abundant use of coconuts, ginger, garlic, peanuts, and chilies gives them a lot of similarity with South Indian coastal cuisine. What stands out is ...

Pineapple Crostini With Honey And Cream Cheese Recipe

Tuesday, 21 June 2016 00:11

Fruit Crostini With Honey And Cream Cheese Recipe is an Italian dish where the ciabatta is cut into small pieces and is used. In this recipe, they are topped with fruits and cream cheese. It is a simple dish that can be arranged quickly and can be served at parties. You can use any seasonal fruits ...

Published in Dessert Recipes

Spinach And Corn Pasta Salad In Jar Recipe

Sunday, 19 June 2016 00:52

Spinach and Corn pasta Salad in a jar recipe is an interesting and healthy dish that can be packed for lunch. it can keep the vegetables up to 2 days. In this recipe, the healthy combination of sweet corn and spinach is layered along with a tangy and mildly spicy tomato dressing. With this delicious ...

Published in Pasta Recipes

Italian Home Style Ravioli in Lemon Recipe-Garlic White Sauce Recipe

Sunday, 19 June 2016 00:39

Italian Home Style Ravioli in Lemon - Garlic White Sauce Recipe has ravioli stuffed with amaranth and cottage cheese and is flavored with nutmeg. The lemon- garlic sauce perfectly complements the ravioli and is refreshingly garnished with the Italian herb condiment 'Gremolata'. 'Ravioli' is a traditional ...

Published in All Recipes

Italian Baked Pasta Recipe With Cheese & Bread Crumbs

Friday, 17 June 2016 00:35

Italian Baked Pasta Recipe With Cheese & Bread Crumbs is a delicious way to make the kids eat veggies along with their favorite pasta and cheese. Using juicy tomatoes and garden fresh herbs enhances the taste of the pasta. I have added mushrooms to make this pasta wholesome. If you are a non-vegetarian, ...

Published in Pasta Recipes

Italian Ricotta Crostini with Olives and Cherry Tomatoes Recipe

Wednesday, 15 June 2016 00:51

Italian Ricotta Crostini with Olives and Cherry Tomatoes Recipe is made ciabatta bread and topped with the more common Italian cottage cheese called “Ricotta”. Ricotta has a very ancient history in Italian cuisine. Applying a thick coat of Ricotta Cheese on oven baked Ciabatta makes for an ideal ...

Cauliflower Kurma (Tamil Nadu Restaurant Style Cauliflower Chops) Recipe

Wednesday, 15 June 2016 00:21

When you visit a good veg restaurant in Chennai for dinner you will find it difficult to miss the sight and smell of a favourite dinner tiffin of the Chennai people, the 'Parotta-Chops' or in other words Paratha with yellow coloured kurma. This Kurma or Chops is typically made with Cauliflower as its ...

Tamil Nadu Style Potato Masiyal Recipe (South Indian Style Aloo Masala)

Friday, 10 June 2016 00:21

Potato Masal and Poori/Puri (puffed Indian flatbread) are match made in heaven. It is one of the most popular and favourite tiffin combination especially in the South. The potatoes are soft boiled and then simmered in an open pan/kadai along with the South Indian Masalas. Potatoes are delicious and are ...

Healthy Bharwa Karela Recipe - Stuffed Bitter Gourd

Sunday, 05 June 2016 00:53

Healthy Bharwa Karela is an Indian Masala Stuffed Bitter Gourd which is a combination of taste with health since it uses lesser oil than the conventional Bharwa Karela which is usually deep fried. This recipe is shallow fried with yummy stuffing inside. With no added jaggery, I must mention it is healthy ...

Bihari Suran Chutney Recipe (Bihar Style Elephant Yam Chutney)

Monday, 23 May 2016 00:47

Suran/Elephant Yam/Jimikand is a vegetable filled with protein, minerals and antioxidants, that are necessary for our body. It has a very low GI (Glycemic Index), making it safe for people having diabetes. It is rich in Omega 3 fatty acid and thereby helps to reduce bad cholesterol. It also aids digestion ...

Published in Indian Chutney Recipes

Bihari Dal Pitha Recipe (Traditional Bihari Delicacy)

Tuesday, 10 May 2016 00:54

Bihari Dal Pitha Recipe (Traditional Bihari Delicacy) is a popular rice flour dumplings in Bihari Cuisine. Pithas are either stuffed with sweet or spicy filling. There are different varieties of Pithas. Bihari Dal Pitha is prepared using fresh rice flour and spicy masala lentil filling. The speciality ...

Chinese Tacos (Salad Taco with Hot and Sweet Vegetables) -Fusion Recipe

Wednesday, 04 May 2016 00:40

Chinese Tacos (Salad Taco with Hot and Sweet Vegetables) -Fusion Recipe is a twist to the regular tacos with plenty of green leafy vegetables making it a healthy anytime snack. With summers at its peak, this recipe is refreshing and filling. These tacos are perfect for you if you are on a low carb diet. ...

Published in Indian Chinese Recipes

Mini Idli Manchurian Recipe

Thursday, 07 April 2016 00:45

Mini Idli Manchurian is a quick, easy and healthy recipe that can be served as party starters, tea time snacks or even packed for kid's lunch box. Idlis are made from fermented rice and lentil batter. They are marinated with spices and is pan fried to make it lightly crisp. They are then tossed along ...

Published in Indian Chinese Recipes

Kongunadu Kathirikai Rasam Recipe - Spicy & Tangy Eggplant Rasam

Friday, 25 March 2016 00:03

The Kongunadu Kathirikai Rasam is made from 'pinju kathirikkai' or baby brinjals which is flavoured with coriander seeds and fresh coriander leaves. Farm fresh brinjals bring out the maximum taste into this rasam. This Brinjal rasam is healthy that also acts as a digestive. It can be served as a mid-course ...

Chettinad Style Poondu Rasam Recipe - Garlic Rasam Recipe

Thursday, 24 March 2016 00:29

The Chettinad Style Poondu Rasam Recipe is a lip smacking rasam recipe, that is packed with flavors from the chettinad masala and pounded garlic.  Rasam is a traditional South Indian soup that is made using the juice of particular vegetables or even fruits. They are good for health and can be included ...

North Arcot Special Godumai Rava Puliyodharai Recipe - Broken Wheat/Dalia Puliogare

Wednesday, 23 March 2016 00:49

Broken Wheat or Dalia is a popular grain in India and Middle East. High in fibre, Proteins and Vitamin B, it is also a wonderful weight loss option. We know eating dahlia is boring but you can always give it a twist to make it even more delicious. North Arcot Special Godumai Rava Puliyodharai is ...

     
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