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 [...]
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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
Healthy and simple Bisibelabhat accompanied with Sweet Potato delight is made from the nutritious quinoa and sweet potato.
Simple and easy veg cheese sandwich made with bread, onions, tomatoes, butter, cheese and coriander mint chutney.
Multigrain Crepes/Dosa which is made from all organic flours and vegetables is a healthy meal accompanied with rich dry fruit melody made from high in iron dryfruits.
Interesting Vegetable kebabs are made from veggies and indian spices complimented with orange paradise which is fruity healthy delight.
Fusion Ravioli and Fruit & Sprout Halwa are interesting recipes made from whole wheat flour, mustard seeds, sprouts and oats.
Wheat momos stuffed with mustard leaf is a healthy delight made from whole wheat flour with an interesting stuffing of vegetables, tofu and various sauces.
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 [...]
Healthy and nutritious whole wheat pasta with broccoli and mushrooms is a quick dinner recipe. I love pasta but white pasta can give you a high dose of cholesterol which is definitely not good for health. This pasta recipe is not only healthy but also tasty at the same time.
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 [...]
Tilgul is a colourful sesame candy coated with sesame seeds; in Maharashtra people exchange tilgul on Sankranti, a Hindu festival celebrated on 14 January. The sweet is a mixture of seasame seed (called “Til” in Marathi/Hindi) and jaggery (called “Gul” in Marathi/Hindi) and hence the name. On the Sankranti eve, families serve their guests with [...]
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:)
Yellow dal is a lentil soup or dal made by boiling tuvar dal/yellow pigeon peas with sautéed garlic, mustard seeds and chillies. This is the best comfort food and easy to prepare. It tastes best when served with hot rice.
Kurkure is the perfect savory snack made from urad dal and rice flour. This was the simplest recipe which I made for Diwali. It was ready in 30 mins. It is amazingly tasty and crunchy for the efforts you put in to make it. Now it is going to be a regular in my snack [...]
Nankhatai is a shortbread cookie from India. It is very close to ‘Pecan Sandies’ in United States. It is made from flour, sugar, clarified butter and nuts.There is interesting history behind origin of Nankhatai. Nankhatai originated in Surat, a large port city in Gujarat.
Methi puri is a crispy deep fried Indian bread or poori, which is prepared from plain flour and kasuri methi (dried methi leaves).It is a savory snack and is prepared during Diwali or consumed as an evening snack. You can serve them with tea as a snack. It can also be enjoyed with flavored or [...]
Corn Chivda is a snack prepared during Diwali festival at my place. It is made by mixing cornflakes with variety of nuts and spices. It is crunchy and a great evening snack. It’s favorite among Maharashtrians and Gujaratis and is also known as ‘Makyacha Chivda’.
Shankarpali is a snack popular in Maharashtra, India. It is traditionally enjoyed as a treat on the Diwali holiday. It is rich in carbohydrates, making it an instant source of energy. Shankarpali is made from a dough of milk, sugar, ghee, maida, semolina and salt. The mixture is made into dough and then mechanically cut [...]
It is the simplest pineapple jam made with 4 ingredients which are pineapple pulp, lemon, sugar and water. It is the perfect jam to spread on toast or you can eat a spoonful to satisfy your sweet tooth. It hardly takes an hour to make it. This homemade pineapple jam is healthy and without any [...]