Art of making Pickles

Today’s post is about ‘Art of making pickles’. In India, our culture and customs are entwined with food and seasons.  There are certain things that we always learned from our grandparents, especially about eating right- as they are like encyclopedias about food, ingredients, spices, food effects, seasons of a particular ingredients..  and believe me art…

Chana Daal Tadka – Bengal Gram lentils

 “Eating lentils is not only good for your body, but also healthy for the environment.  Farmers can replace the lost nitrogen of the soil by growing lentils in rotation.  Lentils take nitrogen from the environment and give it back to the soil, which will help the next crop to give a better yield.”  Chana Daal-…

Tonight’s Dinner

Had few to none ingredients in the refrigerator. And honestly it’s too too hot outside, and I am too lazy to fetch food material from market So did some mix n match Made grilled paneer, Mushroom in white sauce and penne arrabbiata. Grilled Paneer Ingredients ( for 4 ) Paneer 800 gms Hung curd (Yoghurt)…

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…