Vathal Kuzhambu, precisely manathakkali vathal kuzhambu is a finger-licking spicy and tangy tamarind-based gravy with the dried sun berries or the black nightshade berries. Check out this authentic recipe from Tamil Nadu, with a detailed video.
Delicious vegan cookies with pumpkin puree and quinoa flour. These eggless cookies have all your favorite fall flavors including cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and oats. Check out the detailed recipe of these eggless pumpkin cookies with step by step pictures.
Paneer makes any recipe rich and exotic. Today, I am going to share an easy peasy paneer curry that doesn’t involve any grinding, not much chopping too. With some handful of peas, paneer, and onion you make this yummylicious paneer curry. Wondering why am I calling this as yellow paneer curry recipe? Check out the detailed recipe and know what spices go inside with step by step pictures.
White sauce pasta is one of the universally acclaimed pasta especially by kids, and today I am going to share the how to make that yummylicious white sauce with white cheddar cheese and how to incorporate some veggies as well. Here comes my white cheddar cheese pasta with spinach and mushrooms.
Yes, you read the title right. I am talking about Jalapenos in the kid’s lunchbox series. Try this insanely delicious combination of Jalapenos and cheese inside the warm and soft flour tortillas; you might never know, your kids might ask for second servings. Check out the recipe and see how I sneaked in this spicy Jalapeno peppers and made this not-so-spicy Jalapeno Cheese Quesadilla.
Can you eat mango lassi? Ask me, and I will say “Yes, of course,” :-) and if you ask me how, I will say “as frozen bars.” :-) That’s what I am going to share today – Frozen Mango Yogurt Bars or barks or mango lassi bars. Please feel free to pick your favorite name. If you are like me crazy about mangoes and wondering how to store them even after the season is over – then you are right the right place and here is the solution.
The mango season has begun and if I can find fresh ones here in the US, needless to say about in India. :-) So let’s kick start this mango season with this simple single serving shrikhand recipe. This mango or aam shrikhand is popularly known as amrakhand. All you need is yogurt, mango puree, and sugar to prepare this yummylicious dessert. The other ingredients are entirely optional, and you can adjust as per your preference. Today I am going to share how to make this amrakhand with Greek yogurt.
I love rasam and dal, and I can’t get enough of rasam and dal. Rice and Rasam or Rice and dal both are a heavenly and comforting combo. Given the fact that they can be prepared quickly, I always look out for different dal and rasam recipes. Recently I shared Amti dal from Maharashtra, Cholar Dal from Bengal and Tomato Pappu from Andhra. Today I am going to share the khatti meethi, the sweet and sour dal from Gujarat.
Are you looking for easy ways to incorporate oats into your diet? Then this recipe is for you. Oats Dhokla is an instant dhokla recipe prepared with powdered oats and semolina in equal proportion. This simple steamed dhokla is a perfect guilt free snack anytime and a perfect party/potluck appetizer too.
Kadhi – this yogurt based dish is one among the signature recipes of India, and there are many kadhi varieties based on the region. Be it Sindhi kadhi or Punjabi kadhi each and every kadhi has its own and unique ingredients. Today I am going to share the Gujarati Kadhi recipe, and Gujarati Thali is incomplete without this simple kadhi. It is comparatively lighter than the Punjabi kadhi, and all you need is some day to day spices, gram flour, and yogurt to prepare this exotic recipe.
Exploring other cuisine and learning their spices is always fun and interesting too. During last April month marathon, I saw my fellow bloggers posting recipes from Bengali cuisine featuring this panch phoron spices. To be honest, that marathon was my main source of inspiration and I started exploring recipes from Bengal. Slowly I started to try the recipes and modified some to suit our taste buds and started to post them in my blog too. Today’s recipe is one such simple recipe with panch phoron mix.
I am participating november’s months blogging marathon too. As it is three-day post for 4 weeks, it’s not difficult. And I like preparing food on a theme based. So this week is going to be car snacks. We want the car snacks to be mess free and also easy to make. With things to pack and get ready, baking would be best choice and if its semi homemade it well and good.
So here are my three car snacks, which are baked dishes and couple of them are semi homemade too. As I am a savory person, I am starting with a savory snack. For this use can use canned beans or home-made garbanzo beans too. In case of home-made garbanzo beans, soak them overnight and pressure cook them by adding little salt.
Baked Garbanzo beans - Crunchy snack
- Low sodium garbanzo beans – 1 can
- Salt – 1 tsp
- Red chili powder – 1 tsp
- Chat masala – 1 tsp
- Olive oil – 2 tbsp
- Garam masala – 1/2 tsp (optional)
(Adjust the spices according to your taste)
- Pre-heat the oven to 450 degree F.
- Meanwhile add the oil and dry spices to the garbanzo beans and mix well.
- In a cookie tray, place a parchment paper or foil and spread the beans.
- Bake it for unto 30-35 mts or till they become crunchy.
Thats it. Yummy crunchy garbanzo beans is ready.
Let it cool and you can pack them in Ziploc. It’s a yummy and crunchy snack perfect for the trip.
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Turnip Kurma or korma is great side for roti, naan and pooris. This goes well with mild rice varieties like brinji masala rice and coconut milk rice. I prepared this kurma with green turnips and to add color and texture I added potatoes and carrots. The gravy base is prepared with coconut and other masala ingredients.
It is a super simple sambar loaded with veggies and of course with the goodness of masoor dal. This is one of the easiest kuzhambu/sambhar which can be prepared during busy mornings or weekdays. As masoor dal gets cooked very fast, we can prepare this easily in the pressure cooker. It tastes exactly like toor dhal sambhar. Loaded with veggies, it’s a very healthy and light sambar. You can vary the veggies according to your taste. We all love this sambhar and it goes very well with rice, idli, and dosa too.
Here is easy and one pot Bisi Bele baath recipe or the pressure cooker version that I usually prepare during busy weekday mornings or evenings. This one pot dish is delicious and healthy loaded with veggies and dal. You can make this BBB in instant pot too.
Rice n Cheese n Veggie balls is a simple after school snack with the ingredients that you can find easily in the super market. This can serve as great appetizer for a party too. You can substitute the green chillies with pepper powder and this recipe is a great way to sneak in the vegetables.. Basically this dish is from Jaya TV’s arusuvai neram with little variation in the ingredients. I added more veggies to this recipe. My little one just loves this dish without any sauce. It is easy to pack and really goes well for lunch box.