Khandvi is a savory snack from the Indian state of Gujarat, India.It is made mainly of gram flour and yoghurt which is slowly cooked into a paste. The mixture is then spread out to cool, cut, and rolled into scroll shapes. The delicious mild taste and soft texture is the reason why it is a […]
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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.
Deviled eggs or eggs mimosa are hard-boiled eggs, shelled, cut in half, and filled with the hard-boiled egg’s yolk mixed with other ingredients such as mayonnaise and mustard, but many other variants exist internationally. Deviled eggs are usually served cold. They are served as a side dish, appetizer or a main course, and are a […]
Vishu is a Hindu festival celebrated in the Indian state of Kerala and as Bisu in the Karnataka region(Mangalore & Udupi districts), usually in the second week of April in the Gregorian calendar. It is a day to pay homeage to Lord Krishna for all the blessings.
Pithla is made from besan/chickpea flour and tastes best when eaten with Bhakri which is prepared using Jowar/Bajri flour. Pithla Bhakri represents a humble and very comfort meal in any Maharashtrain household. Pithla, Bhakri and Thecha served with Green chillies and raw onion make a fabulous combination.Pithla Bhakri is called as Farmer’s meal or poor […]
Bharli Vangi is an authentic Maharashtrian delicacy which is made by stuffing brinjals with groundnuts, coriander and spices filling. It’s one of my favorite dishes. Spicy, hot and delicious are the best adjectives to go with this dish. There are various versions of this dish depending upon which region of Maharashtra where it is made. […]
Delicious eggless chocolate mousse made from leftover bananas, chocolate and cream. It’s truly a mouthwatering dessert.This has been the simplest mousse I have made so far and the easiest also. You need hardly 3 ingredients :). It took me 15 minutes to make it and 30 minutes to set it…what else do you need
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
Double ka meetha is a bread pudding dessert of fried bread slices soaked in hot milk with spices, including saffron and cardamom. Double ka meetha is a dessert of Hyderabad. It is popular in Hyderabadi cuisine, served at weddings and parties. Double ka meetha refers to the milk bread, called “Double Roti” in the local […]
Hurda is the name for young green jowar kernels available during mild winter around western india. As a I child I remember going to our farms near Pandharpur and doing Hurda Party
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
Orange flavored sponge cake which is butter less, eggless and amazingly soft. The orange zest adds great flavor to the cake.
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.
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 […]
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.
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!
A sweet, simple and easy dessert made from yoghurt, strawberries and multigrain crunch cereals. This large parfait can be made for a delicious breakfast too.
Rasz Potly is a healthy pie made from mustard leaves, tofu and vegetables. It was one of the interesting recipes at CIF Kitchen Khiladi Contest. It was created by Reshma Iyer, Amutha and Supriya