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 Floating Islands

Fluffy meringue mixture cooks in the hot custard just off the stovetop. Ingredients 5 eggs 1 cup sugar 1 tsp salt 4 cups milk – scalded 1 tsp vanilla How to Make Floating Islands Beat three egg yolks and two whole eggs slightly. Add sugar and salt, mix well and add hot milk gradually, stirring…

Recipe of Baked Paneer Samosa

Samosa cones filled with a delectable and tangy paneer stuffing, baked perfect! Ingredients 6-7 samosa bases 250 gm paneer 1 cup peas 1/2 cup onions 1 tsp ginger and garlic paste 1/2 tsp chilli powder Salt to taste How to Make Baked Paneer Samosa Take crushed paneer, add chopped onions, fresh peas, ginger & garlic…

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…

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…

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…

10 Best Non Vegetarian Recipes

There are some of us for whom a good meal almost always means a meaty affair. With so many varied kinds of non-vegetarian dishes, one is sure to be bowled over with lip-smacking flavours. Look within the Indian sub-continent and you have unique preparations using local regions of the region. Imagine biting into Malabar fish…

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…

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

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…

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…