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Dahi Vada

Posted by on Dec 15, 2014 in Appetizer | 0 comments

Dahi Vada

Dahi Vadas are lentil dumplings topped with a spicy savory yogurt and tamarind chutney. These are great as a side dish for a formal dinner or served as a chaat. Dahi vada are made using wash urad dal or moong dal or with a combination of both dals (lentils)using different proportions of dal. Dahi vada is a popular street food in North India. It is also known as Dahi Bhalla, it can be served as appetizer or with the main course. It tastes best when served chilled. It is ideal to serve for parties as it can be prepared day before and stored in...

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Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Posted by on Dec 6, 2014 in Appetizer, Vegeterian | 9 comments

Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts

A simple preparation for Brussels sprouts with delicious results. Loved this recipe. I’ve tried several brussels sprouts recipes that I did not like at all. Decided to give this one a try because my husband loves the things. I fell in love. I added a little bit of garlic powder to take this over the edge.Not only is my whole family eating Brussels Sprouts now but I’ve given this recipe to 3 other people. This dish is great on it’s own but you can add any of your favorites to make it even better. I always toss a little few...

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Almond Blueberry and Lemon Cake

Posted by on Nov 29, 2014 in Dessert | 0 comments

Almond Blueberry and Lemon Cake

  Happy thanksgiving !!! Today for thanksgiving dinner I am making Almond Blueberry and Lemon cake. My parents are in town and my mom is diabetic so I wanted her to enjoy the cake guilt free. .It’s lovely for afternoon tea or a  holiday dessert. Almond Blueberries and lemon cake with a poppy seeds is just a beautiful marriage of flavors.This is such a delicious recipe definitely for those of us who like light sweet desserts.The ground almonds in this zingy lemon cake give it a beautiful texture – you’ll love it . I have used just...

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Pepper Rasam (Black Pepper soup)

Posted by on Nov 23, 2014 in Soups, Vegeterian | 2 comments

Pepper Rasam (Black Pepper soup)

  Rasam or Chaaru or Saaru or Kabir is a South Indian soup, traditionally prepared using tamarind juice as a base, with the addition of tomato, chili pepper, pepper, cumin and other spices as seasonings. Rasam is prepared mainly with black pepper and tamarind or tomato, both ingredients abundant in South India.There are several kinds of rasam, Ginger rasam, tomato rasam, cumin rasam to name a few,today I am making pepper rasam, this is super easy and quick recipe. Pepper rasam is one of our favorite rasam, it has nice kick to it. This rasam...

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Matar Kachori

Posted by on Nov 16, 2014 in Appetizer, Indian Breads, Vegeterian | 6 comments

Matar Kachori

Kachori is supposed to have originated in Uttar Pradesh or Rajasthan. In these states it is usually a round flattened ball made of fine flour filled with a stuffing usually lentils( mung dal or urad dal) are very common breafast. Today I am making matar kachori, this is one my favorite winter time dish served with  dum aloo, this recipe brings back my chidhood memories :).. Matar kachori  – a flaky, crisp deep fried pastry filled with spiced peas filling. in hindi matar means peas and kachori is the fried & flaky pastry. NOTE :  If the...

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Haandi Gosht (Lamb/Goat Stew)

Posted by on Nov 11, 2014 in Mutton/ lamb, Non Vegetarian | 6 comments

Haandi Gosht (Lamb/Goat Stew)

Haandi Gosht (Lamb/Goat Stew) is meat stew cooked in Haandi. Haandi is a deep and narrow-mouthed cooking utensil used in Indian subcontinent.Meat is cooked with blend of spices and lamb/goat from Punjab region. Meat is cut into pieces and cooked with spices. Handi gosht  is a one pot meal, If you like spicy gravies with chapatis or parathas, then you have come to the right spot. This spicy mouth watering mutton dish will make a perfect companion to different dishes like chapatis, parathas, briyani or even dosa. Traditionally cooked in a deep...

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Roasted Pepper and Garlic Pasta

Posted by on Oct 24, 2014 in Vegeterian | 0 comments

Roasted Pepper and Garlic Pasta

Need a new pasta recipe that comes together in twenty minutes? This one-pot meal is not only fast, it’s delicious. Roasted red peppers and garlic pasta.It’s pasta night! Whether you’re planning for Meatless Monday, a regular weeknight dinner, or have special company coming to visit, our vegetarian Italian dishes are just the ticket. Try one of these vegetarian pasta recipes for your next meal. With recipe the possibilities are endless you can toss in zucchini, broccoli, carrots or mushrooms any your favorite vegetables. I...

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Green Chilli Pickle

Posted by on Jun 27, 2014 in Dips | 2 comments

Green Chilli Pickle

Green Chilli Pickle is a delightful way to spice up any meal. This is an easy green chilli pickle or hari mirch ka aachar recipe. Somedays I crave for homemade pickles, my mom is an expert in instant pickles. She makes pickles out of everything, cauliflower, carrots, beets, garlic and ginger to name few. This green chilli pickle recipe is an instant one, gets ready in 2 days to start eating. I like to make these in small quantities so it can be consumed in 2-3 weeks.  It stays fresh for upto 4 weeks in room temperature. If you want a...

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Chicken 65

Posted by on Jun 18, 2014 in Appetizer, Non Vegetarian | 1 comment

Chicken 65

  Chicken 65 traditionally is a spicy, deep-fried chicken recipe. The flavor of the chicken comes from the delicious ginger-garlic paste which is used as a marinade on the chicken pieces. Enjoy the crispy fried chicken 65 with onion rings and green chutney..As you know I don’t like to use too much oil in my cooking, I have altered the classic to suit my style, so I can enjoy my favorite recipe guilt free.  I’m not exactly sure of the origins of the name, but this is indeed a true mouth watering dry chicken dish. It’s not a tough...

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Quinoa Salad

Posted by on May 29, 2014 in Appetizer, Vegeterian | 0 comments

Quinoa Salad

Love the flavors in this gorgeous quinoa salad. This bright and colorful salad is a great summertime recipe (or anytime you want to feel like it’s summertime). Light and citrusy, it’s a whole new way to enjoy quinoa. Lime juice and cilantro give a refreshing kick, while quinoa and black beans provide tasty vegan protein.This fluffy, crunchy, gluten-free whole grain salad made with high protein quinoa (keen-wah) is delicious as well as nutritious. Serve chilled or room temperature, Its great for lunch and dinner in the heat of...

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