Beetroot Hummus

What makes beetroot hummus an absolute favourite in parties is the bright and peppy pink colour, besides the lip-smacking flavour of course. Top it with fresh herbs for some zing. Ingredients Ingredients 2 cups of chickpeas, boiled 1 beetroot, peeled 4-5 garlic cloves ¼ cup of olive oil, plus extra for topping 1 tsp of…

Bhindi Aam Singhara

Slit bhindi length-wise, stuff with flavorful masala, fry and serve hot with raw mango mix atop. Ingredients 250 gms bhindi 1 tsp turmeric powder 2 tsp churan 1 tsp black salt 1 tsp red chilli powder 2 tbsp mustard oil 1 raw mango 200 gms singhara 2 onions 1 green chilli 1 tsp heeng Salt…

Vermicelli Upma

Ingredients 2 cups of thin vermicelli 2 Tbsp of refined oil 1 tsp of mustard seeds 1 tsp of cumin seeds 1 Tbsp of urad dal 2 green chillies, split lengthwise 9-10 curry leaves 1 onion, finely sliced 1/2 cup of beans, chopped 1/2 cup of carrots, chopped 1/2 cup of fresh peas 1/2 cup…

Beerkaya Pachadi

Ingredients 2 ridge gourds with skin 4  green chilies 1tsp of tamarind paste 3 pods of garlic ½ tsp of cumin seeds 1tsp of urad dal 2tsp of cooking oil ½ tsp of mustard seeds A few sprigs of curry leaves Salt Method Peel the ridge gourd, and cut into small pieces. Heat oil in…

Capsicum Masala

Ingredients 1 cup of diced green capsicum and red and yellow bell peppers 1 tomato (pureed) 1 onion (diced) 1 onion (chopped finely) 1 Tbsp ginger garlic paste 2 Tbsp oil 1 tsp red chili powder 1 tsp turmeric powder 1 tsp coriander powder 1 tsp garam masala powder 3 Tbsp sesame seeds 3 Tbsp…

Ema Datshi (Chilli with Cheese)

Ingredients 10-15 pieces green or red chillies, sliced1 ball of local Bhutanese cheese 1/2 onion bulb, sliced 2 Tbsp butter Salt to taste Method Heat butter in a pot with a thick base. To this, add a sliced onion. Saute till it becomes translucent.Add sliced chillies and cook in water. Now add salt, butter and…

Sweet Potato Rice

Ingredients 3 cups rice (cooked) 10 pods garlic  (chopped finely) 1/2 cup spring onion 1 Tbsp ginger juice 1/2 tsp chilli powder 2 sweet potatoes 3 tsp olive oil Salt to taste Method Heat oil in a pan. Add garlic and fry till slightly brown in color. Add sweet potatoes and salt , fry till…

Grilled Vegetable Lasagne

Ingredients 1/8 cup Mascarpone cheese 1 Tbsp garlic (chopped) 1/4 cup zucchini (green) 1/4 cup zucchini (yellow) 1/4 cup broccoli 2 asparagus stick 3 lasagna sheets 1/4 cup cream 1 Tbsp Parmesan cheese 1/3 cup Mozzarella cheese For the White Sauce: 1/3 cup butter 1/2 cup all purpose flour 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp nutmeg…

Greek Style Pizza

Ingredients For pizza base: 1 cup pizza flour 1/2 tsp yeast. 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 cup water 1 tsp sugar 1 Tbsp olive oil For pizza topping: 1/2 cup pizza sauce 2/3 cup pizza cheese 1/2 tsp chilly flacks 1/2 tsp fresh oregano 1/4 avocado 1/4 cup zucchini green/yellow 1/2 Bell pepper red/yellow 4 mushrooms…

Dal Bafla

Ingredients For the Bafla 2 cups wheat flour ¼ cup maize flour ½ cup ghee 1 tsp cumin seeds ¼ tsp ajwain Salt to taste For the Dal 1 ½ cups toor dal, soaked A pinch of hing 1 tsp red chilli powder ½ tsp mustard seeds 1 tsp sugar ½ tsp turmeric powder Salt…

Chocolate Almond Rock

Ingredients 1 cup confection chocolate (200 grams) Handful of Almonds Regular Kitchen Foil or Butter paper. Any kitchen tray that you can spare. Method Pre-heat oven at minimum temperature of your oven (usually about a 100 degrees celcius) for 10-15 minutes. Let the almonds roast for 3-4 minutes and keep tossing them. Repeat 3-4 times…

Chocolate Coffee Truffle

Ingredients For the soft center: Dark Chocolate confection: 1 cup (Approx 200 gms) Cooking Cream : 100 gms (About 1/2  a small pack) Coffee Powder : 1 Tsp For Coating: A bowl of Dark Confection Chocolate for Dipping Note: You will need a chocolate thermometer Method For the Soft Center: Break your confection chocolate into…

Compressed Fruit Chaat

Ingredients 500 gms Pineapple 2 Washington Apples 500 gms Watermelon 500 ml Pineapple juice 500 ml Apple juice 500 ml Watermelon juice 1 Tbsp roasted Cumin seeds Chaat masala Black salt Lemon Method Cut pineapples, Washington apples and watermelon, Take three different bowls and pour in them pineapple, apple and watermelon juice respectively. To these…

Turmeric Kulfi

Ingredients 1.5 litre full cream milk 20 gms fresh turmeric 300 gms sugar Method Boil milk, add fresh turmeric to it, Add sugar and let the milk boil until it is reduced to 1/4th of its original content, Pour the mixture into silicon moulds Freeze for 4 hours

Watermelon, Mint, Lime & Ginger Slushie

Ingredients 1 Large watermelon 2 Lemons 1 cup orange juice 20 gms ginger Sugar Handful of Mint leaves Crushed Ice Method Remove watermelon seeds Cut it into dices, Grind together mint leaves, chopped ginger, sugar, crushed ice & diced watermelon in a juicer. Serve.

Mascarpone Choco Hazelnut Sandwich

Ingredients 4 bread slices 100 gms butter 4 Tbsp Choco-Hazelnut paste 4 Tbsp Mascarpone cheese 1 banana 1 tsp Cinnamon powder 2 Tbsp icing sugar Method On a bread, apply butter, choco-hazelnut paste & mascarpone cheese. Now, add banana slices & sprinkle some cinnamon powder. Toast it & finish with a sprinkle of Icing sugar…

Hot White Chocolate

Ingredients 500 ml milk 250 ml coconut milk 75 gms white chocolate 1 vanilla pod Method Boil together milk, coconut milk & white chocolate in a container. Add 1 vanilla pod. Serve hot.

Curried Hummus with Avocado Rolls

Ingredients 250 gms boiled chickpeas 4 garlic cloves 1 tsp tahini 2 lemons 1 tsp curry powder 1 red cabbage 1 cucumber 2 onion 2 tomatoes 1 avocado 250 gms wheat flour 1 tsp dry methi leaves 1 tsp jeera 1 tsp desi ghee Method Blend boiled chickpeas along with garlic cloves, tahini, lemon juice,…

Khoya Tarts

Ingredients 1 Tbsp condensed milk 1 Tbsp cream 200 gms khoya 1 tsp flour 2 bananas 1 Tbsp cinnamon powder Method Boil a can of condensed milk for 90 minutes & caramelize it. Smash some grated khoya along with some flour. Grease tart moulds with desighee & dust it with some flour. Add khoya to…

Peanut Butter Kulfi

Ingredients 1 litre milk 2 tbsp sugar 2 tbsp peanut butter Salt Method Boil milk, add sugar and reduce it. Add peanut butter & a pinch of salt to reduced milk & whisk it. Pour it in kulfi moulds & deep freeze for 5 hours. Serve

Grilled Vegetables with Feta Bruschetta

Ingredients Ingredients: ½ zucchini (courgettes), sliced ½ capsicums (bell peppers), sliced ½ lemons rind, chopped 1 tsp of canola oil, divided sea salt cracked black pepper 1 slice sourdough bread 2-3 sprigs basil leaves 25 g of baby spinach leaves 50 g of feta cheese, crumbled Method Place zucchini, capsicum, lemon, ½ tsp of canola…

Mango Lassi Ice Cream

An easy-to-make, three ingredient ice cream to make sweltering heat tolerable. Ingredients A bowl of yogurt 2 mangoes 1 tbsp honey Method Churn together yogurt, chopped mangoes and honey in a blender. Pour it in silicon moulds Deep freeze it for at least four hours. Serve cold.

Waffle Cake

Ingredients For Waffle 2 cups of refined flour Refined flour 1/2 tsp of salt 2 Tbsp of sugar 1 1/2 tsp of baking soda 1 tsp of cinnamon 1 3/4 cups of buttermilk 2 eggs separated 4 Tbsp of butter 1/2 tsp of vanilla extracts Cooking spray for waffle iron For Maple Nut Cream Cheese…

Sweet Potato Puffs

Ingredients 2 pastry sheets For the masala: 300 gms sweet potato 1 1/2 cup mixed vegetables 1 1/2 onions (chopped) 2 tomatoes ( thinly sliced) 1/2 tsp coriander powder 1/2 tsp turmeric powder 1 Tbsp coriander leaves (finely chopped) 1/2 tsp ginger paste 2 tsp garlic Method Wash and cook sweet potato with salt,  mash…

Oat Crusted Chicken Tenders

Ingredients 300g chicken breast, cut into strips 1/2 tsp salt 1 tbsp garlic paste 1 tbsp ginger paste 1 tbsp green chilli paste 1 cup oats 3/4 cup refined flour 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper 1 tbsp dried mixed herbs (italian herb) 1 tsp garlic powder Method Place the chicken breast…

Chilli with Cheese

Ingredients 10-15 pieces green or red chillies, sliced 1 ball of local Bhutanese cheese 1/2 onion bulb, sliced 2 Tbsp butter Salt to taste Method Heat butter in a pot with a thick base. To this, add a sliced onion. Saute till it becomes translucent. Add sliced chillies and cook in water. Now add salt,…

Best Holi Recipes

Highlights The word ‘Holi’ sprouted from the word ‘Holika’ We can only think of sweet gujiyas, crisp papads & masala kachoris Learn how to make them at home with these great recipes Pink hands, green cheeks, red forehead, yellow nose, if it weren’t for this particular day, the sight of this human may have roused…

Pommes Gratin

Ingredients 2 tsp + 2 tsp butter 1 cup cream 1 tsp thyme 2 cloves garlic, bashed Salt, to taste Pepper, to taste Nutmeg powder, a pinch 3 potatoes, peeled and sliced thinly 5 Tbsp grated cheese (Cheddar or Gruyere) Method In a pan add 2 tsp butter with 1 cup cream. Add thyme, garlic,…

Masala Bhindi

Ingredients 250 gm bhindi 1 small bowl of water 7-8 Tbsp mustard oil 1 tsp jeera seeds 1 tsp fennel seeds 1 small bowl finely chopped onions 1 tsp chopped ginger 1/2 tsp turmeric powder Salt – to taste 1 tsp fennel powder 1 1/2 tsp amchoor powder 1/4 tsp pepper powder 1/2 tsp sugar 1…

Hot Yellow Curry with Vegetables

Ingredients For the base: 2 Tbsp oil 1 Tbsp fresh turmeric chopped  (you can use powdered turmeric also) 1 Tbsp fresh galangal chopped  (a young ginger root with a distinct flavor) 1 Tbsp fresh lemongrass 1/2 tsp green chillies finely chopped 1/2 tsp fresh red chillies finely chopped 500 ml evaporated milk 1/2 tsp salt…