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Crepes made with all-purpose flour/Kahlua liqueur and stuffed with ricotta cheese and berries filling.They turned out so soft that they melted in mouth. It has become one of my favorite Valentine Day’s recipe
Prawns fry is amazingly tasty and crispy shrimp marinated with indian spices and deep fried in oil. It serves as a great appetizer and can be made in no time.
Palak paneer ,is an Indian dish consisting of spinach and paneer (cottage cheese) in a thick curry sauce based on pureed spinach. It is a popular vegetarian dish.
Tandoori chicken is a popular Indian dish consisting of roasted chicken prepared with yogurt and spices. Today Thanks giving is celebrated throughout US and it’s a tradition to cook roasted turkey on this occasion. I decided to roast chicken instead of turkey.
Delicious kesar badam pista kulfi is a popular frozen dairy dessert made from milk, mawa and pistachios.After an amazing Diwali week, there are so many sweets in the house that I was confused how should I put them to use. I decide to use all the mawa burfis in this recipe and it turned out […]
Methi Shankarpale is a savory and crunchy Diwali snack made from dried fenugreek leaves and all purpose flour.
Coconut Rava Ladoo is a traditional maharashtrian sweet made during Diwali festival. It’s extremely rich as the main ingredients are semolina, ghee, raisins and coconut. Ingredients 1 cup thin semolina/rava ½ cup grated coconut ½ cup sugar 1 tsp cardamom powder […]
Chocolate peda is an easy 3 ingredient recipe made from mawa, cocoa powder and sugar.
Rava Besan Ladoo Recipe Rava Besan ladoo is an indian sweet made during Diwali. Rava and besan together adds crunchiness and softness to the delicacy
Karasev is a savory and crispy recipe made from rice flour, besan, pepper and garlic.
Poha chivda is crispy beaten rice flavored with peanut and spices makes a delicious Diwali recipe and tea time snack.
Murukku is a South Indian snack of savory crunchy twists made from rice and urad dal flour. Murukku means twisted in the Tamil language. The town of Manapparai in Tamil Nadu is particularly known for its murukku.Murukku is made in many varieties as a traditional treat for festivals such as Diwali and Krishna Janmashtami. Murukku […]
Located in the heart of Mountain View, Morocco’s restaurant offers an exotic Moroccan culinary experience.
Dahi Sev Batata Puri is an Indian snack which is especially popular in the state of Maharashtra. The dish is a form of chaat and originates from the city of Mumbai. It is served with mini-puri shells (golgappa), which are more popularly recognized from the dish pani puri. Dahi puri and pani puri chaats are […]
Thali Vegetarian in Santa Clara serves the famous Gujarati Thali which consists of all the four components cereal, pulses, vegetables and rice with supplements like pickle, chutney, papad, buttermilk and salad and therefore it makes a perfect balanced diet.Gujarati’s make use of various spices in different combination to add taste and flavor to their meals. […]
Whole wheat pasta simmered in mushrooms and tomato sauce. The simplest tomato sauces consist just of chopped tomato flesh cooked in a little olive oil and simmered until it loses its raw flavour, and seasoned with salt. This pasta dish is wonderful served with a green salad. The best thing about it is that you […]
Palak Dal is a spinach and lentils recipe. This comforting Indian dish is high in fiber and nutrition. It tastes best when served hot with rice and papad.
Paradise Biryani Pointe in Santa Clara was our lunch adda for today. 1st advice don’t ever go during office lunch hours as you can’t stop ordering and then obviously can’t stop yawning after the lunch:)
Prawns cutlets are amazingly tasty patties made from prawns, shredded coconut, curry leaves and indian spices. A perfect cutlet recipe and appetizer for all you seafood lovers.
Vada Pav is one of the most popular street food from Maharashtra, India. Vada is a spicy potato mixture with a coating of gram flour, deep fried in oil. Pav is a special kind of soft bread, almost square in shape.
Modak Pedha made from ricotta cheese and condensed milk is the easiest and delicious sweet which can be offered to Lord Ganesha during Ganpati Festival.This recipe has only 3 ingredients and is amazingly delicious and soft. I would like to mention special thanks to Uttara who generously offered me to use her Modak mould without […]
Rice sautéed with indian spices and mushroom, amazing rice for dinner. Apart from mushrooms you can also add peas, carrots and other veggies. This recipe is adapted from ecurry.com, nice blog for indian recipes.
Butter Chicken is cream based chicken gravy with a heavy dash of butter and fenugreek leaves.This butter chicken is not only creamy but also spicy and tangy as it has tomatoes and onions as one of the main ingredients.
Sabudana Khichdi is a fasting recipe made from sago, peanuts and potatoes. It is one the most famous Maharastrian breakfast recipe:)
Peas with potatoes in a tomatoes onion based gravy. It’s tangy and spicy at the same time. Tastes best with hot phulkas.
Chicken made in a simple and spicy yoghurt sauce. This is a best chicken gravy without onions and tomatoes.
IndiaNow 2013 Master Chef Contest took place on 23rd June 2013 in Santa Clara Fairgrounds . It was open to all cooking enthusiasts and was a huge success. The event received immense response and was a big hit. Contestants were asked to bring home cooked vegetarian entrée, appetizer or dessert with RICE as the main […]
WomenNow organized the amazing IndiaNow 2013 event on 22nd & 23rd June 2013 at Santa Clara Fair Grounds. It was an exciting cross cultural event which brought India and US together to explore the infinite possibilities of trade and tourism and deliver tangible opportunities. IndiaNow 2013 Master Chef Contest was one of the interesting event […]
Dal Baati (Hindi: दाल बाटी), popular dish comprising dal (lentils) and baati (hard wheat rolls),from Hadoti region in Rajasthan and Malwa region in Madhya Pradesh in India.
It’s a rice based dish made with chicken and Indian spices. The name Biryani is derived from the Persian word beryā(n) which means “fried” or “roasted”. Biryani was believed to have been invented in the kitchen of Mughal Emperors. It is very popular in the Indian subcontinent and is a key element of the South […]
Simple homemade Bhuna Gobi made with thinly chopped cauliflower and indian spices. There are times when I don’t feel like cooking and then who else can come to my rescue but my dear husband, Ritesh. He made this last night for dinner and it was pretty awesome. Ingredients […]
Green peas with mushrooms topped with some cream and nothing can go wrong:) This is an ideal dinner recipe when you want to have something rich but definitely home made. Green peas & mushrooms add the health quotient while cream adds the texture to the gravy. Enjoy with Hot Phulkas!
Chocolate cake full of almonds and made in 20 mins from scratch in microwave!
Aamras Recipe Aamras is a popular dessert in Rajasthani cuisine and Marwari, Maharashtra, Gujrati homes, especially during festivals. The pulp of a ripe fruit is extracted usually by hand or nowadays in blender and consumed along with chapati. At times ghee and milk are added to the pulp to enhance its flavor. Now sugar is […]