Chana Daal Khichdi

Chane ki Daal Ki Khichdi Split Chickpeas and Basmati long grain rice simmered together with whole spices.  This version of Khichdi is inspired from an old cookbook of my maternal grandmother.  The original process was quite cumbersome and the amount of spices was way to much for today’s taste.   The recipe is vegan and complete…

Vegetable Pulav

Veg Pulav-Spiced Rice with mix veggies  A foolproof-quick recipe. You will always achieve a great result.  Ingredients 1 cup of long grain basmati rice. 1 medium sized carrot (diced) ½ cup of diced cauliflower ½ cup of green peas 1 small potato diced 1 large onion, thinly sliced ½ inch ginger finely chopped(optional). 1 ½…

Cashew Potato Masala

CASHEW POTATO CURRY This is a simple Aloo-Kaju masala that will go with Puri or Pulav.  It can be a great addition to your party buffet.  Its vegan and looks spectacular and tasty.  I am sure you will enjoy making it. Ingredients ( for 4 pax ) Potatoes 2 medium Cashew nuts 2 tbsp Fresh…

Lauki Ka Halwa-Bottle Gourd Halwa

As every new thing has to start with sweet, hence the first recipe has to be a Mithai- a dessert. The following recipe we do in our classes most often as it is made with a all season vegetable called Bottle Gourd -Lauki. This green long courgette style vegetable is sold in all over India….

Introduction to Vegetables & its treatment

Green Vegetables Green vegetables in Indian Food is an essential portion of the meals.  We serve vegetables in all shapes & forms, raw or cooked, fried or sauteed, steamed or pureed.  They are the most versatile food ingredient available for consumption.  The freshness of a vegetable can never be compromised.  This is possibly the freshest…

Pulses and Lentils

Pulses-Lentils form a nutritionally significant item of diet in Indian meals. Which when combined with cereals, form a complete protein source for vegetarians.  For an average Indian Daal-Roti or Daal-Chawal is something that is served at least once in a day.   It provides a vegetarian person a balanced protein and fiber combination.  It is one of…

Cooking Material-Indian Cuisine

Cooking of any Cuisine needs the knowledge & understanding of the ‘Cooking Materials’, i.e. the different raw materials that are required to produce a complete dish.  Just reading the recipe and buying ingredients is not enough for proper cooking, unless you know the inherent nature of each ingredient which has a special part to play.   Its…

Kitchen Essentials

Before starting to cook there should be a general understanding about a kitchen and its essentials.  Kitchens are an integral part of a habitat and little knowledge about how to set up a small cooking unit in your home would make things simpler.  It is a basic life skill, as it caters to your day to day needs.  So,…