Bread Pakora and Aloo Bonda

This is so so simple and you can prepare it no time.   When you have un-announced guests and you wish to serve a high tea this is very quick and foolproof. Ingredients for the Batter: 2 cups of Chickpea flour 1/4 tsp of asafetida (heeng) 1/2 tsp of Chilli powder 1/2 tsp of Salt 1 cup…

Cauliflower-Potato Koftas

This is a main dish for any Indian Meal as we serve Sauce based dishes with either Chapati or Naan or Rice preparations Alternatively, it can be served as a side dish to your home dinners.   It is completely Vegan as well as Gluten Free (if you replace Ghee with Oil).  It is quick, fool-proof…

Cooling Rice Pheerni – Rice Pudding

Today’s recipe Pheerni is a contribution by a little budding food enthusiast Navya.  A twelve years old, she takes keen interest in trying  recipes on her own.  This is her signature recipe and she holds lot of pride in telling about it.           This is an easy way to make this beautiful,…

Mix Vegetables in Cashew Sauce

The dish is fondly called Navratan Khorma in Indian Restaurant Menus.  Navratan literally means Nine Jewels.  Number nine because 9 Base Ingredients made the dish.  Different vegetables like Cauliflowers, potatoes, green peas, beans, carrots,  Paneer, cashew nuts, raisins, and Cream/milk/coconut milk.  It is simple, apart from prep time it will be cooked in no time.  Best…

Sprouted Chickpeas- Chana Chaat Delight

Sprouted Chana Chaat is a great way to start your day.  Sprouts are considered to be best for us as they are super foods, highly nutritive, and are one of the most balanced diets. But be cautious all beans and legumes cannot / should not be sprouted.  Some of the night shade family like Rajma (kidney…

Sago Pearls and Peanut Croquettes -Sabudana Vadai

Sabudana Vadai is a very popular dish all over Mumbai region and all of central India but it is now a household favorite all over.  It is mostly cooked when people are fasting on auspicious days and do not eat any GRAIN particularly.   But  nowadays, it has become an all day snack and it is…

Palak Paneer – Paneer in Spinach sauce

Palak Paneer Palak paneer is one of the simplest yet surprisingly beautiful recipe.  With lovely color combination and texture blend–this is just the perfect dish to impress your guest. Ingredients For Spinach puree 500 grams palak / spinach  ½ teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera) 1 medium to large tej patta (Indian bay leaf) 1 medium onion…

Aloo ka Parantha – potatoes stuffed Flat breads

Are you Feeling Hungry: have nothing to Cook. Try these stuffed flat-breads with boiled potatoes and my favorite spices. These breads are filling-complete nutrition and a great way to start your Hectic Day. Today I had to Cook a quick breakfast at 6 o’clock in the morning for my Homestay guest, who wanted to start…

Spices of My Kitchen

Today, when I was arranging my spice boxes I realized there are quite a few small bottles of different whole and powdered spices in my kitchen cupboards.  Some of them are pure spices, some are blend of different spices.   These are quite-essential for at least me.  These have been part of my MOM’s kitchen always…

Veggie Delight Home Burger

Today, my kids got up and said they want to have burgers. And when the order comes from home-bound kids, all you have as a choice is, to say YES!! Well I looked up and found no fancy veggies in the fridge. So, all I could promise was a veggie delight and here it is….

Bread Rolls

Bread Rolls as popularly known in India is again a simple & tasty treat.  Good for times when kids are super hungry on odd times.  I do it in our Homestay Breakfast menu.  It has the favorite combination bread and potato.  This is my childhood favorite and every time I make them I enjoy them as…

Naani Maa ki Kaali Urad- Grannies style black lentil

It would not be an exaggeration if I say, I am in love with the flavors of Urad Lentils.  When you come to India and visit the markets you will witness many many varieties of lentils stacked up in front of our spices and grocery stores.  Indian customers like to first touch and feel the…