Jalebi, or Jilapi, or Jilawii (and sometimes Zulbia) is a sweet popular in countries of the Indian Subcontinent. It is made by deep-frying a maida flour batter in pretzel or circular shapes, which are then soaked in sugar syrup. They are particularly popular in the subcontinent during Ramadan and Diwali. Now some interesting history […]
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Soothing spiced whole masoor dal cooked in tomatoes and onion gravy. It’s crunchy and soft as the same time. Tastes best with rotis or rice.
Gudi Padwa marks the beginning of the New Year to the Maharashtrians. The advent of a new year heralds new hopes, new dreams and greater chances of prosperity and wish fulfillment and so it is celebrated with a lot of joy and pompousness throughout Maharashtra. Every year my yearly festival celebrations begin with Gudi Padva […]
Carrot Paneer Pulao Recipe/How to cook Carrot Paneer Pulao Quick pulao made with carrot, leftover paneer and shahi biryani masala. This is the best pulao for a Sunday afternoon when you don’t want to cook a lavish meal but want to have homecooked delicacy. I accompanied the rice with some lassi and salad. Just […]
Paneer Naan Pizza is an amazing combination of Indian flavors with Italian way of cooking. With naan as a base and paneer as a topping it serves as an amazing dinner recipe. Crispy, crunchy and tasty to the core
Mushroom Kadai & Tomato Palak Recipe
Rice Thalipeeth is an easy breakfast item made with onions, chillies and rice flour. It’s a quick recipe which is crunchy and tasty
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.
A very Happy Diwali to everyone. Here is the link to all Diwali Recipes
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.
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. […]
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:)
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.
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.
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 […]
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!
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 […]
Coconut Chutney Recipe Coconut Chutney is one of the most ubiquitous side dishes, in all of south india. Idli, dosa or vada, any savoury snack is generally accompanied by coconut chutney. This popular accompaniment can also be readied in minutes. Ingredients For Grinding […]
Made from tangy and sweet kiwis and green apple, it’s the most simple and tasty chutney .It’s not only tasty but also nutritious. Kiwi is high in nutrients, minerals & proteins. And green apple contains a lot of Vitamin A,B as well C, it is very good for the nourishment of skin and also has a […]
Interesting Vegetable kebabs are made from veggies and indian spices complimented with orange paradise which is fruity healthy delight.
Cancer Institute Foundation (CIF) Kitchen Khiladi Contest 2013 was a huge success with participants from all over the bay area, esteemed judges, CIF volunteers and amazing audience.Cancer Institute, Adyar, Chennai, India is a Hospital and Research Institute delivering free cancer care for thousands of poor patients over the past 50 years. You can read more […]
It’s a simple and healthy meal recipe with brown rice, french beans and fenugreek leaves which is high is proteins and low in calories. Brown rice is unmilled or partly milled rice, is a kind of whole, natural grain. It has a mild nutty flavor, and is chewier and more nutritious than white rice. Being […]
Chinese vegetable fried rice is cooked rice tossed with fresh vegetables and blend of Chinese sauces in less than an hour. This has been one of the easiest dinner recipes I have posted. After a long tiring day at work when you don’t feel like making a whole meal consisting of chapati, vegetable, rice and […]
Made from split red lentil/masoor and rice, Masoor Dal khichdi is the perfect soothing dinner recipe after a tiring day. Khichdi is considered to be bland but I like my khichdi to be much more interesting:)