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…

Recipe of Coconut and Litchi Creme Caramel

An Asian twist to caramel custard with lychees and coconut milk. Ingredients 400 ml coconut milk 100 gm sugar 6 eggs 100 gms chopped lychees 150 gms sugar for caramel 1 big pinch nutmeg 1 cup water How to Make Coconut and Litchi Creme Caramel Heat the coconut milk, add sugar, eggs and nutmeg. Don’t…

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 Fruit Trifle

Enjoy digging into this colourful dessert layered with fruits, cake, custard and jelly. Ingredients 1 tin stewed fruits Sponge cake bits to layer 1 cup custard powder 3 cups Milk 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 tsp vanilla essence 1 bowl Jelly, any flavour Bourbon biscuits to layer How to Make Fruit Trifle Make the Jelly and…

Recipe of Microwave Caramel Custard

Golden custard made out of eggs, milk and sugar in a microwave. Ingredients 3/4 cup (180 gm) sugar 2 Tbsp water 4 eggs 2 tsp cornflour 2 cups (450 ml) milk 1 tsp vanilla essence A flat round microwavable dish, 6″-7″ in diameter, at least 3″ high How to Make Microwave Caramel Custard Place 1/4…

Recipe of Summer Fruits with Homemade Custard

Thick and creamy custard with the light flavor of vanilla. Served in a martini glass with chopped fruits of your choice. Ingredients 1 vanilla bean 500 ml milk 6 Tbsp sugar 8 large egg yolks Seasonal fruits of your choice, chopped How to Make Summer Fruits with Homemade Custard Open up the vanilla bean completely…

Recipe of Coconut Custard with Jamun Sauce

A smooth coconut custard with a beautiful looking jamun sauce. The jamun sauce has mild flavors of cardamom and rose water. Ingredients 250 ml coconut milk 4 eggs 100 gm castor sugar For the jamun sauce: 250 gm sugar 250 ml water 6 pc cardamom 200 gm jamun berries 2 Tbsp rose water How to…

Recipe of Lagan Nu Custard

‘Lagan-Nu-Custard’ is a Parsi dessert prepared during weddings. The name itself means ‘wedding custard’. Made with simple everyday ingredients like milk, eggs, butter and nuts. Ingredients Oven temp: 350 F-180 C 5 cups (1 kg) full cream milk 1/4 cup sugar 6 green cardamoms 1/8 tsp nutmeg – powdered together with the cardamoms 1/2 tsp…

Recipe of Fruit Custard

The good old custard made with eggs, sugar, milk, cardamom and a hint of vanilla. Ingredients 4 egg yolks 3 Tbsp sugar 400 ml milk 100 ml cream 1/2 tsp vanilla essence 4 green cardamom cloves 1 Tbsp flour, to thicken 1 1/2 cups freshly cut fruits How to Make Fruit Custard On a double…

Recipe of Lemon Tart

A lemony dessert to end your meal on a fresh note. Tart cases filled with lemon curd consisting of lemon rind. Ingredients For the Tarts: 100 gm flour 50 gm butter 50 gm sugar 1/2 tsp vanilla essence A pinch of powdered almonds A pie dish for baking Lemon Filing: 200 gm sugar 125 gm…

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…

Chaitra Navratri 2017 Special

Orange and Basil Juice   Ingredients 2 oranges 6 basil leaves, fresh A drizzle of honey, optional 4-5 ice cubes Method Peal the oranges and place them in the blender along with the other ingredients. Blend for a few seconds and then strain into a glass. Garnish with a few basil leaves and serve.  …

Mint Lassi (Chaitra Navratri 2017 Special)

A yogurt based drink with the freshness of mint! Ingredients 300 ml curd 2 Tbsp sugar 1 Tbsp dried mint Roasted ground cumin 1 tray of ice cubes Method Add curd in a container. Add sugar and add dried mint and mix it well. Add a few ice cubes. And garnish with a little ground…

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.

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…

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…