Strawberry ice cream recipe - Today I have a wonderful strawberry ice cream recipe for you all. Starwberry is a seasonal fruit that is available only for few months of the year. Mahabaleshwar strawberries are luscious, fleshy and has less tanginess. It is a very popular fruit in Maharashtra. Variety of dishes can be made with strawberries. I prepare strawberry ice cream, milk shake, jam, lassi, shrikhand and raita regularly during the season. Strawberry ice cream may be one of the most easiest and simplest dessert to try. The whole process is very simple when you have few strawberries in hand. This is a melt in mouth dessert that can be enjoyed by both kids and adults. I am sure, you will definitely love the taste and texture of the ice cream.
February 26, 2015
February 25, 2015
Batata vada or aloo bonda recipe - Batata vada is one of the classic deep fried snack that we are never bored with. The hot batata vada is an absolutely delicious snack with some spicy chutney and you can't stop it with one or two. There are many ways to prepare the traditional Indian batata vada. However, the best and the proper method is the perfect combination of ginger, garlic, green chilli paste and finely chopped cilantro with mashed potato is the key secret to make an absolutely delicious vada. I receive frequent demand for this vada and it doesn't need much of an effort. Friends, try out this delicious vada this weekend to treat your family and enjoy.
February 24, 2015
Paneer tikka masala recipe - Today, I am sharing with you all a very famous, North Indian popular paneer tikka masala commonly listed in menu in almost all restaurants. Even in South India, it has gained popularity and any Indian parties are incomplete without this side dish. Paneer tikka masala is one of our favorite side dishes. In fact, we like any dishes prepared with paneer, be it paneer tikka, paneer matar paratha, cauliflower paneer paratha or simple matar paneer masala. There are so many versions of making paneer tikka masala, but this one is the most authentic method of preparing restaurant style tikka masala which has inviting aroma with great taste. The only difference between the dish prepared by me and the dish served in the restaurant is that I did not garnish the dish with fresh cream. The smooth and saucy gravy really goes exceptionally well with all Indian flat breads, pulavs and even steamed rice. But, we like it with parathas and phulkas.
February 19, 2015
February 14, 2015
Maharashtrian moong dal khichdi recipe - mugachi dalichi khichdii recipe - how to make moong dal khichdi
Moong dal khichdi recipe - Today I have come up with one of my favorites traditional khichdi of Maharashtra which goes exceptionally well with Gujarati kadhi, papads and vegetarian side dishes. This is prepared by using split green grams and rice. This khichdi has delicate flavor and inviting aroma and is light on stomach. This is the simplest and essiest one pot meal and you can also include vegetables like green peas, french beans, carrots, potato, onion, tomato and ivy gourds. There is no need to add an extra ghee in the khichdi while cooking. So, the khichdi is naturally a low fat meal which can be enjoyed by all age group people.
February 12, 2015
Oats idli recipe - Oats idli is a very healthy, nutritious and delicious breakfast dish. Adding some more health to the body and system by eating dishes made with oats is really a great idea for health lovers. Oats are very popular for its nutrition and health benefits. People who lead sedentary lifestyle must eat low fat, low calorie oats dishes.
Oats are rich sources of soluble fibers. The soluble fibers and beta-glucans, help to lower the total cholesterol levels in the body. Eating oats help to keep the digestive system healthy as well. After eating oats dishes, there will be a feeling of fullness and it stops cravings.
Therefore, it is recommended to include oats in the diet and eat them in any form or prepare your favorite dishes from it. I use both quaker oats and binda valley natural organic rolled oats, which are available in the Indian grocery store. For a change you can substitute regular rice idly with oats idli.
February 11, 2015
Gujarati kadhi recipe - Today I am sharing with you all a tantalizing kadhi recipe of Gujarat. This kadhi has full of authentic Gujarati taste and have a combined flavor of the ingredients. It is perfect with moong dal khichadi, mixed grams khichdi and hot rice. The best thing is that the hot kadhi can also be consumed as a soup and it is very filling and soothing. Instead of churning butter milk everyday, for a change, you can make kadhi to serve with the meal. The process is very simple and so easy that it can be prepared within few minutes. I served it with rice moong dal khichdi.
February 10, 2015
Bharli vangi recipe - Bharli vangi is a delicious and flavorful dish of Maharashtra, prepared for daily consumption as well as special occasions. This is a popular dish usually served with jawari or bajri rotis. It also goes well with chapatis, rotis and hot rice. To have a traditional taste of this dish, try at least once.
February 9, 2015
Orange dry fruits barfi recipe - I have prepared this barfi inspired by my sister as she told me the recipe and asked me to try it out. According to her, she has tried this barfi and the out come was superb. So, I tried it and to my surprise it is more than she described. This orange barfi takes on the inviting delicate flavor of orange and cardamoms. In total, the barfi has distinct delicious taste with soft texture. The addition of dry fruits enriches the taste and gives crunchy bites. This barfi is prepared with maida, ghee, dry fruits, sugar, orange juice, orange zest and cardamom powder.
February 8, 2015
Kurli or crab upkari or sukke recipe - If you have been looking for Konkan region's authentic, traditional sea food recipes, then this is a perfect dish to try and taste. The sea food dishes of Konkan region has its own unique taste. Most of the sea food cuisine in this part is done in coconut based spicy masala gravy and it goes exceptionally well with hot steamed rice. This crab upkari is also prepared using cocnut based masala coarse paste. The precise combination of coocnut, onions and other ingredients is the secret of making perfect crab upkari
Chicken ghashi or gassi recipe - Chicken ghashi is a thick gravy prepared by using roasted coconut, variety of fried spices, garlic and yogurt etc. This is a very popular cuisine of South Karnataka, often prepared in every house hold with different versions. This chicken ghashi is an absolutely delicious dish with smooth texture. The robust flavor of fried spices and brown masala cardamoms, make the chicken ghashi very flavorful and inviting.
February 5, 2015
Paneer matar stuffed paratha recipe - Paratha, chapati, and roti are our staple food. The whole process of making this paratha is easy and very simple to prepare in the comfort of the kitchen. For stuffing, mix green peas coarse paste, grated paneer and mild spice powder. The stuffing technique is very simple. Just roll the poori sized roti and place the filling, then join the edges and roll into thin paratha. Shallow fry it on a griddle using ghee. The amazing paneer matar paratha will be ready within few minutes. Serving hot parathas with favorite side dish is really an enjoyable task. The paratha itself is a full meal and it can also be carried in the lunch box. Even hot paratha with a dollop of ghee tastes awesome. These parathas were soft and flavorful with the addition of paneer and spice powder.
February 4, 2015
Paneer tikka recipe - Today I have come up with an absolutely delicious paneer tikka recipe. This is really a very easy and simple appetizer that gets ready quickly. The tikka was soft and slightly spicy. The combination of hung curd and spice powder tastes awesome. I prepared the tikka in small quantity, but later I realised that even double the quantity of it would have been finished. Whenever you have paneer in stock, but do not want to spend much time on it by preparing other dishes such as paneer makhani, palak paneer or paneer paratha, then do try out this easiest and quickest paneer tikka and enjoy. You can have paneer tikka as a starter, snack or side dish. This tikka doesn't need much ingredients. Even you can shallow fry or roast this tikka on a nonstick pan.You can also use onions, capsicums and tomatoes along with paneer cubes.
February 3, 2015
February 2, 2015
Pasta Salad Recipe - pasta salad with gajar matar and gobi - how to make pasta salad with vegetables
Pasta salad with carrot, green peas and cauliflower recipe - Pasta salad is the most easiest and simple to cook dish. Being a dry dish, it is easily packable in lunch box or it can be carried while travelling. This salad is to be served as a breakfast dish or evening tea time snack, with a cup of coffee, tea or juice. Pasta itself is not so flavorful. So, to enhance the flavor in the dish, I have made seasoning with green chillies, split bengal gram, curry leaves and onions. For adding taste and nutrients, I have also used carrots, cauliflower and green peas in this salad. Several other varieties of dishes can be made with pasta and I will post those recipes in due course.
February 1, 2015
Goan mutton curry recipe - Goan spicy mutton curry is one of the popular authentic, traditional mutton dish of Goa. This mutton curry I have prepared is slightly different than the traditional Goan mutton curry. While preparing this curry, I have skipped adding the yogurt for marination and instead marinated the mutton with my favorite green masala paste prepared with cilantro, green chillies, ginger, garlic, cumin seeds, lemon juice and salt. If you are looking for something spicy but different than normal mutton curry marinated with yogurt, this version will be a perfect one to try and taste. It goes very well with hot rice, rice roti, dosa, idly, chapati, and ghee rice.