Avial with Kerala Red Rice

Avial is a traditional south Indian dish from Kerala. A thick mixture of vegetables like drumsticks, potatoes and carrots are cooked in coconut oil and mustard seeds. Served with red rice. Ingredients For Rice: 1 cup red rice 7 cups of water For Avial: 1 potato 2 carrots 1 raw banana 2 drumsticks A small…

Arachu Vitta Sambar

Mixed lentils with drumsticks, coconut, tamarind and spices. This sambar recipe is made with urad dal, tur dal and a little channa dal. Ingredients 2 tomatoes – chopped 1 cup yellow lentil (tur dal) 1/2 cup of drumsticks 1 onion – chopped 1/2 cup tamarind extract A pinch of turmeric powder Salt – to taste…

Tamarind Rice

A tangy rice dish made with channa and urad dals, infused with the flavor of tamarind pulp. Ingredients 1 cup rice-cooked ‘bite-like’ 2 Tbsp ghee 1 sprig curry leaves 2-3 whole red chillies 1 tsp asafoetida 1 tsp mustard seed 1 Tbsp channa daal 1 Tbsp urad daal,dhuli 2 tsp salt 40 gm tamarind-made into…

Aamras Ki Kadhi

Aditya Bal and his eager group of students get set to tackle Rajputana with a delicious Aamras ki Kadhi. A quick, easy and tangy curry. Ingredients For the Kadhi: 1 cup mango puree 1 cup kairi puree (raw mango) 1 cup thin buttermilk 1/4 cup besan mixed with some butteremilk, paste like 1/4 tsp turmeric…

Kalan Kerala Curry

Kalan is a traditional Kerala dish made during Onam Sadhya. It is a curry dish prepared using buttermilk, mustard seeds, coconut and raw bananas. Ingredients 3 cup thick butter milk 2 cups yam and raw bananas- cut into thin slices 1 tsp turmeric powder 1 tsp powdered fenugreek seeds 1 tsp black pepper powder 1/2…

Buttermilk Chicken with Char Grilled Broccoli

This buttermilk chicken with char-grilled broccoli recipe is a lip smacking combination of flavors that will leave your guests wanting for more. Served with chilli and garlic sauce. Topped with almond flakes. Ingredients 3 chicken legs 2 cups buttermilk 1 Tbsp cumin powder 6 Tbsp vegetable oil 4 Tbsp olive oil 8 cloves of garlic…

Buttermilk Sambar

Sambar is one of the most loved dishes in the south Indian cuisine. Lady finger and brinjal cooked in a sambar paste and buttermilk base. A tempting tadka poured over the sambar and served piping hot! Ingredients For the vegetables: 2 Tbsp coconut oil 1/2 tsp turmeric powder 1/2 tsp red chilli powder 200 gms…

Recipe of Dum Paneer Kali Mirch

A fragrant curry brightened with black pepper. Exclude the cream if you want to make it low fat. Ingredients 1 tsp oil 4 cloves 4 green cardamoms 1 inch piece cinnamon 1 onion fried till brown and blended with little water to make paste Paste of 1 tsp ginger and 1 tsp garlic with 4…

Recipe of Dum Aloo Lakhnavi

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 45 Minutes Fried potatoes stuffed with paneer, mingled in a rich, masaledar onion and tomato gravy. Perfect dish to dazzle a crowd. Ingredients 1/2 kg potatoes 100 gm mashed potatoes 100 gm crumbled paneer 1 tsp red chilli powder salt to taste 1 tsp garam masala 1 1/2 tsp…

AUTHENTIC SAMBAR RECIPE

INGREDIENTS Vegetables : Ash gourd – 100g, cubed Tomatoes – 2, cubed Drumsticks – 6 to 7 pieces -chopped medium size Lady’s finger – 15 to 20 pieces, chopped medium size Red Pumpkin -50g – cubed 1/2 cup – Toor Dal 1 small marble-sized ball – Tamarind (to be soaked in warm water) Vegetables such…

A RENDEZVOUS WITH RICE RECIPE

HOW TO MAKE A RENDEZVOUS WITH RICE: Wash the rice and soak in 4 cups of water and a pinch of salt for 15 minutes. Place on heat and bring to boil. Reduce heat and cook on low heat till done and all the water is absorbed. Cover and allow to stand for 15 minutes…

Quick Sweet Pickles

“‘Beit Alpha’ isn’t your usual pickling cucumber, but it’s perfect for this eat-right-away snack.” — Deborah Madison, author of Seasonal Fruit Desserts TOTAL TIME: 0:15 PREP: 0:15 LEVEL: Easy SERVES: 8 Ingredients .6 c. white-wine vinegar or apple-cider vinegar .3 c. sugar .13 tsp. salt 2 c. thinly sliced ‘Beit Alpha’ cucumbers (about 2 cucumbers)…

Stuffed Khandvi

Stuffed Khandvi is a Gujarati recipe. This snack recipe is made using besan,yogurt and variety of spices. It is ideal to be served on occasions like kitty parties and picnics. INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup Gram flour (besan) 1 cup Water 1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds 1 pinch asafoetida 1/2 inch ginger 1 tablespoon Refined oil 3 tablespoon…

Pull Apart Dabeli

Pull Apart Dabeli is an interesting appetizer recipe made with round bread. This easy monsoon recipe from Kutch region can be served with hot tea to create a perfect fusion. INGREDIENTS 1 bread- whole wheat 5 minced garlic 2 tablespoon pomergranate 60 gm butter 150 gm cheese- goat cheese 2 tablespoon roasted peanuts How to…

Mohanthal

Mohanthal is a traditional Gujarati dessert recipe made using gram flour. Made on festivals and auspicious occasions, this is a common dessert dish loved by people of all age groups. It has a long shelf life if you store it in air-tight containers. INGREDIENTS 1 cup Gram flour (besan) 1/4 cup khoya 1/4 cup milk…

Cheese Khakra Chaat

Chaats are something, you always feel excited about. Khakra is known across the country for its crispiness and is completely a healthy snack to munch on when you feel a little hungry. Cheese Khakra Chaat is an interesting variation of the Gujarati cuisine and you will love this delicious combination. INGREDIENTS 10 gm khakra 1…

Gujarati Chivda

Gujarati Chivda is an all time favourite snack that you can enjoy with your tea or coffee anytime. This easy snack recipe is an authentic and traditional Gujarati recipe made with less oil. You can enjoy this healthy snack recipe on an empty stomach and carry it easily on your holidays too! INGREDIENTS 3 cup…

Sugar-free Kesari Phirni

Kesari Phirni is a famous Gujarati recipe made with skimmed milk, rice, saffron, sugar free pellets and cardamom. This easy dessert is prepared on festivals and special occasions and is best served in winter, as the saffron helps in keeping the body warm. Try it. INGREDIENTS 2 cup skimmed milk 5 strand saffron 3 teaspoon…

Brown Rice Onion Pilaf 

Serves – 3 Time – 45 Minutes to prepare INGREDIENTS 20 ml oil 1 Tbsp butter 1 onion, sliced 1 bay leaf 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder 1 pinch sugar 1 1/2 cup brown basamati rice, washed and soaked 3- 3 1/2 cups vegetables stock/ chicken stock/ plain water Salt, to taste Pepper, to taste METHOD In a deep…

Qabooli

Time – 50 Minutes + Soaking Time to prepare INGREDIENTS 250 gms soaked rice 3-4 green cardamom  2 cinnamon sticks 3-4 cloves 2 Tbsp oil 200 gms soaked chana dal 250 ml yogurt 1 tsp pepper corns Salt 2 black cardamom 1 tsp shahi jeera 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste 2 green chillies 8-10 mint leaves 1 tsp turmeric…

Cheese Papdi 

Time – 15 Minutes + Time for dough (30 Minutes) to prepare INGREDIENTS 2 cups refined flour  1/4 cup grated cheese  2 Tbsp oil  1 tsp salt  Water to knead the dough  Oil for deep-frying  METHOD Mix the cheese, salt and oil and knead into a stiff dough with the water.  Keep aside covered for at least…

Paneer Mazedaar 

Time – 30 Minutes to prepare INGREDIENTS 500 gm paneer-cubed 3 Tbsp singhare ka atta 2 Tbsp melon seeds 2 tsp rock salt 1 tsp chilli powder 2 tsp cumin seeds-roasted, powdered 2 tsp coriander powder 2 Tbsp ghee 1 Tbsp green chillies-chopped 1 Tbsp ginger-chopped 2 Tbsp coriander leaves-chopped 1/4 cup fresh cream METHOD…

Pumpkin Oambhal 

Serves – 5 Time – 30 Minutes to prepare INGREDIENTS 1 Tbsp mustard oil 2 Tbsp mustard seeds 1 bay leaf 7 whole badeki chilli 1 Tbsp cumin seeds 1/2 Tbsp fennel seeds 15 pieces raisins Salt, to taste 250 grams pumpkin, boiled 5 Tbsp tamarind extract 3 Tbsp jaggery syrup 1/2 lime METHOD In…

Recipe of Seared Mushrooms and Chicken Broth

A hearty broth made using chicken and an assortment of mushrooms – button, shiitake, shimeji, enoki, chanterelle, and simmered for over 6 hours. Patience is the key here! Ingredients 1kg chicken bones, cleaned and chopped 300gm fresh mushrooms, assorted (button, shiitake, shimeji, enoki, chanterelle) 1 large onion, diced Salt and pepper to taste 1 Tbsp…

Chilli Paneer

Chilli Paneer is a favourite recipe of most vegetarian food lovers, who have a thing for Chinese cuisine. It is an easy recipe that can be made in minutes with simple ingredients. It is the most sought after party recipe that can be had both in lunch and dinner along with noodles and rice. INGREDIENTS…

Paneer Butter Masala

Paneer Butter Masala is a rich and delicious North Indian recipe made with aromatic spices, cream and butter. It is a must-have delicacy during festivals and celebrations. Try out this easy-to-make paneer recipe which is the most sought-after dish for vegetarians. INGREDIENTS 300 gm chopped into cubes paneer 5 medium chopped tomato 1 teaspoon powdered…

Masala Cashew Bhelpuri

Masala Cashew Bhelpuri is an interesting chaat recipe. Made with paani puris, cashews and puffed rice, this simple snack recipe is loved by people of all age groups and can be served on occasions like pot luck, picnic and road trips. INGREDIENTS 1 cup paani puris 1 medium finely chopped onion 2 tablespoon tomato ketchup…

Kesar Pista Roll

TOTAL TIME35 m PREP TIME30 m CALORIES291 Kesar Pista Roll is a famous Indian dessert served during festivals and special occasions. Made with khoya and edible food colours, this easy dessert recipe is loved by kids and adults too. INGREDIENTS 250 gm khoya 125 gm powdered cashews 1 tablespoon powdered skimmed milk powder 5 green…

Kaju Katli

TOTAL TIME30 m PREP TIME10 m CALORIES393 Kaju Katli (also known as Kaju Barfee or Cashew Burfee) is an extremely popular North Indian sweet, often made during Diwali and special festive occasions. This lip-smacking dessert recipe has the goodness of cashews and is truly delicious. It is an easy-to-make Diwali dessert recipe at home. INGREDIENTS…

Oats Nuts Laddu

TOTAL TIME30 m PREP TIME15 m CALORIES380 This healthy and tasty dessert made with oats and nuts (cashews, almonds, pistachios) is served on festivals and special occasions. Try this easy dessert recipe that will be loved by people of all age groups. INGREDIENTS 1/4 cup crushed almonds 1/4 cup crushed cashews 1/2 cup ghee 2…