November 07, 2023

Sweet Shankarpali Recipe | Sweet Shakarpara Recipe | Snacks Recipes


Sweet shankarpali is a deep-fried, crispy square or diamond shaped snack. This snack is made with maida ( all purpose flour), ghee, sugar and flavored with cardamom powder. Shankarpali is also called as shakarpara. It is a traditional snack prepared on festival like Diwali and Ganesh Chaturthi.

October 30, 2023

Rice Cucumber Roti | Akki Soutekayi Rotti


Cucumber Roti Recipe | Akki Soutekayi Rotti | Rice Flour Cucumber Roti is a popular Karnataka breakfast made with rice flour and cucumber. Fresh coriander leaves and curry leaves in the recipe adds flavor to the dish. This is an easy roti recipe which can be made quickly in the morning rush within few minutes.  Usually in South Karnataka it is served for breakfast along with coconut chutney, pickle and ghee. It also tastes great without any side dish. It can be packed in the tiffin box easily. 

September 29, 2023

Coconut Chutney for Idli and Dosa | Nariyal ki Chutney

 

Coconut Chutney for Idli and Dosa | Nariyal ki Chutney - Coconut chutney is a delicious accompaniment to idli and dosa. The combination of ginger, garlic and cumin seeds add an exotic flavour to the chutney. The green chilli and tamarind give an extra hot and tangy taste to it. This chutney is one of my favourite chutneys which I make often. This is a chutney containing healthy ingredients which helps in digestion. It can be prepared within few minutes. The taste of this delectable chutney can be changed by adjusting the quantity of tamarind, cumin seeds and green chillies. 

September 17, 2023

Ukadiche Modak recipe - Modak for Ganesh Chaturti Festival - 3 Ways of Ukadiche Modak


Ukadiche Modak Recipe - Ukadiche Modak is an essential Naivedya which is prepared to offer Lord Ganesh during Ganesh Chaturthi festival and Sankashti Chaturthi day. Today I am sharing with you all a traditional, authentic Ukadiche modak of Maharashtra. Modak is steamed rice flour dumplings filled with coconut and jaggery mixture. It has an inviting flavor and sweet taste. This lovely modak is so soft and delicious too.  It is one of my favorite sweets and I like the preparation. Modak is a very simple sweet dish that you can make it easily and it doesn't need any practice. Modak moulds both in steel and plastic is available in the utensil's shop. 

September 12, 2023

Karela Pyaj ki Masaledar Sabji | Bitter Gourd Onion Sabzi


Karela Pyaj ki Masaledar Sabji | Bittergourd Onion Sabzi is a delicious healthy side dish prepared with bitter gourd, onion, spice powder, tamarind extract and jaggery. A very delicious hot karela pyaj ki sabzi goes well with roti, chapati, poori and dal-rice. Spice powder adds an exotic flavor, taste and texture to the karela sabji. In this sabzi, bitterness of bitter gourd is very well balanced by tanginess of tamarind and sweetness of jaggery. If you want to totally avoid the bitterness you can add  more jaggery. Bitter gourd is a healthy vegetable and is seasonal. The spice powder made with peanuts, sesame, cashew and coconut is very tasty and unique. This spice powder can be used in potato, cauliflower, brinjal and ridge gourd  sabzis also. 

September 06, 2023

Lauki Halwa with Khoya and Milk | Doodhi ka Halwa | Dudhi Halwa Recipe | Bottle Gourd Halwa


Lauki Halwa with Khoya and Milk | Doodhi ka Halwa | Dudhi Halwa Recipe | Bottle Gourd Halwa is an Indian dessert prepared with bottle gourd, ghee, milk, sugar, khoya and flavored with cardamoms. It is a light vegetable with mild flavor which is available throughout the year. There are many ways of making lauki halwa. Dudhi halwa can also be made without milk and khoya. But use of khawa and milk add creamy taste to the lauki halwa. Milkmaid can also be used in the place of mawa and milk. 

August 18, 2023

Rava Upma Recipe | South Indian Style Upma | Uppittu | Suji Upma



Rava upma is an easy to make healthy Indian breakfast dish prepared with roasted rava, onion, coconut and a few tempering spices. The soft, moist and flavourful upma can be prepared in 20 minutes. The recipe I have shared here is South Indian style soft upma with coconut and ghee flavour. The ratio of rava and water is 1:3. Adding turmeric powder is optional but it gives vibrant yellow colour to the upma. 
The flavour and colour of upma is very inviting. 

August 11, 2023

Idli Recipe | Soft and Spongy Idli | Mallige Idli | Kushboo Idli


Idli Recipe | Soft and Spongy Idli | Mallige Idli | Kushboo Idli. Rice idli is one of the popular and staple food of South India usually served for breakfast. It is popular throughout India and world wide. It is a healthy and filling breakfast and usually served with coconut chutney and sambar. There are different ways of making Idlis, one of the method is using rice, black gram dal and beaten rice (poha). The black gram dal and beaten rice is well soaked and ground to a smooth paste. The rice is soaked and ground to a coarse paste. 

July 06, 2023

Quick Mango Milkshake Recipe | Thick Mango Milkshake in 5 Mins


Mango milkshake recipe - Today I am sharing an easy to make mango milkshake recipe with you all. This is one of my favourite milkshakes and I make it often during the mango season. This delicious shake is made with skim milk, mango and sugar. It is totally healthy and guilt free drink which can be enjoyed at anytime of the day. It provides energy as the milk contains proteins and mango contains vitamins, minerals and carbohydrates. Mango and milk combination is naturally good for health. If you drink a glassful of milkshake for breakfast, after school or office you will not feel like having anything for a few hours. It is filling and refreshing. This mango milkshake is very easy to prepare and can be made within few minutes. 

Oats Chilla Recipe | Oats Cheela

Oats chilla is a pancake made with oats powder as basic ingredient. Further onion, yogurt, besan, green chilli, ginger, coriander leaves, and jeera are added to make an exotic and flavorful chilla. Besan is added for binding purpose and it enhances the texture as well as taste of the chilla. It is a delectable and hassle free dish for breakfast. it can even be served as an evening snack. 

June 27, 2023

Instant Raw Mango Pickle | Mango Pickle Recipe | Quick Aam ka Achar


Instant raw mango pickle is a quick mango pickle and it goes well with aloo paratha, mooli paratha, gobi paratha, curd rice, dal rice, bajra roti and jowar roti. In mango season this is a perfect tangy side dish to enjoy. A perfect pickle for those who want to relish the goodness and flavor of fresh mango. The tanginess of the raw mango, the spiciness of red chillies along with salt and tempering with asafoetida balances the taste and is an awesome combination. 

June 22, 2023

Healthy Methi Thepla For Breakfast | Lunch Box Methi Thepla Recipe | Gujarati Style Methi Na Thepla


Methi paratha - Fenugreek leaves paratha is a healthy diabetic friendly tasty food. Fenugreek leaves are slightly bitter in taste but other ingredients such as gram flour or besan, yogurt or dahi and red chilli or mirch powder, reduce the bitterness and adds taste to the paratha. Fenugreek leaves are rich in soluble fiber which helps control blood sugar level. 

June 10, 2023

Vegetable Pulao | Veg Pulao Recipe | Veg Pulao for Lunch Box



Vegetable pulao is a rice dish made with basmati rice, spices and vegetables. It is usually  served with raita, yogurt, biryani curry, chutney and pickles. Veg pulao is often made in every house hold in India with their own versions. Pulao cooked directly in pressure cooker also tastes good and it is a quick fix method for those who are in a hurry.

June 04, 2023

Mango Custard Dessert Recipe | Mango Dessert| Refreshing Mango Drink

 

Mango custard dessert is a delightful and refreshing healthy summer drink made with milk, custard powder, mango, chia seeds and garnished with nuts. This is a delicious filling and energetic drink mostly prepared during mango season.  There are many versions of mango custard dessert and this one is the new way of making mango dessert with custard powder.

May 26, 2023

Akki Hittu Thalipeeth | Tandalache Thalipeeth | Rice Flour Thalipeeth


Akki hittu thalipeeth  is a rice flour based thalipeeth prepared by using rice flour and rava. This rice flour thalipeeth is soft, flavourful and delicious.  Akki hittu thalipeeth is a popular breakfast dish in Karnataka. The similar variety of  thalipeeth is prepared in Maharashtra and is called tandalache thalipeeth. This is a very tasty and filling breakfast option. This thalipeeth is usually served with coconut chutney. It also goes well with fresh coriander chutney. In this dish, addition of coconut enriches the taste. Onion, ginger and cumin seeds enhances the flavour. Rava is added to get the desired texture and taste.

May 19, 2023

Aam ka Panna Recipe | Raw Mango Panna with Jaggery | Kairi ka Panna

 


Aam ka panna is a delicious drink which has a special place in summer. It is considered as a very healthy cold drink mostly prepared during mango season. This seasonal drink has the mix of sweet and sour taste. The pepper powder and the cardamom powder enhances the taste and flavour. 

May 12, 2023

Shimla Mirch Besan ki Sabji - Dabbu Mirchichi Peeth Perun Bhaji



Shimla mirch besan ki sabji is a Maharashtrian style bhaji prepared with capsicum and gram flour. This sabji is popularly called as dabbu mirchichi peeth perun bhaji in Marathi. This sabji goes well with chapathi and roti. This is a nice accompaniment for plain rice and dal. It is an easy and hassle free sabji which can be prepared in a jiffy. Being a dry sabji it is convenient to pack in the lunch box also.

April 23, 2023

Veg Hakka Noodles

Veg hakka noodles is a very easy dish which can be prepared quickly. Readymade veg hakka noodles packets are available in various brands and these can be stored to make the dish as and when required. You can use any noodle variety. Cooking noodles is an easy task and it takes a very less time. 

March 05, 2023

Quinoa pulao recipe - Quinoa pulav recipe

quinoa pulav

Quinoa pulao or pulav recipe - Quinoa pulao is just like a rice pulao prepared with quinoa and vegetables such as carrot, green peas, and tempered with some essential spices which enhances the fragrance. Frying quinoa and vegetables in the tempered spices intensifies the flavor. Quinoa pulao in itself is a complete meal. As I mentioned in my quinoa idi recipe it is rich in protein and is a nutritious seeds with nutty flavor and bland taste. You need to add flavor by using onion, curry leaves, ginger, coriander leaves and green chillies.

February 28, 2023

Spring onion paratha recipe

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Spring onion paratha recipe - Paratha is one of the favorite breakfast dishes which we like to have often. Spring onions are usually used in Indo-chinese cooking as a garnish. But we can also prepare delicious parathas out of the spring onions. Whenever I have a bunch of these green onions, I make parathas and zunka. Though I make some side dishes to serve with parathas, I personally prefer  to have it with pickle, chutney and yogurt.

February 23, 2023

Methi nippattu - Menthe soppu nippattu - Fenugreek leaves nippattu

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Methi nippattu recipe - Methi nippattu is a crispy tea time snack prepared using wheat flour, gram dal flour and fenugreek leaves. This delicious and flavorful snack is very durable and can be stored in an airtight container for several days. Being a durable snack this can be sent to students staying in hostel or convenient to carry while travelling. Whenever I use fenugreek leaves for other dishes, I always think about methi nippattu. Then I make it in small quantity. This is a good tea time snack.

February 17, 2023

Rava coconut ladoo using sugar syrup - Semolina coconut laddu recipe

Rava coconut ladoo in a plate
Rava ladoo with sugar syrup recipeRava ladoo with sugar syrup recipe with step by step photos - Rava coconut ladoo is a popular Indian sweet prepared with semolina, coconut and sugar syrup. This is one of my favorite ladoos which I love to make often. Rava ladoo is a tasty sweet ball which is easy to prepare. This ladoo is  usually made during the festival like Ganesh Chaturthi, Deepavali and other special occasions such as birthday party, pot luck party and get together party. 

January 27, 2023

Satyanarayan Pooja Mahaprasad Recipe

Satyanarayan Pooja Mahaprasad
Satyanarayan Pooja Mahaprasad recipe step by step photos - Today I am here with a traditional mahaprasad recipe which is prepared during Satyanarayan pooja and Ganesh chaturthi festival. I have performed Satyanarayan pooja in shravan month. During this pooja, mahaprasad is offered as naivedya to Lord Satyanarayan. The same prasad is also prepared to offer Lord Ganesh during Ganesh chaturthi festival. This is the traditional method of making prasad by using ghee, rava, sugar, banana, milk and cardamoms in proper proportion. This is a very simple dish to prepare but need some patience as it requires continuous stirring. It tastes absolutely divine and is worth the effort. Read the full recipe to prepare popular mahaprasad in a traditional way to offer God during festival and pooja occasions.

January 21, 2023

Whole wheat carrot muffins recipe

Whole wheat carrot muffins recipe with step by step photos - As the name suggests, this is a muffins prepared with whole wheat flour and carrots. This is a breakfast, evening snack and can be packed in the snack box. This is a kids friendly snack which can be prepared very easily and quickly. I use wheat flour everyday to make phulka and chapathi. 

Whole wheat honey bread recipe

Whole wheat honey bread recipe - This is a soft, moist and  healthy bread made with wheat flour and honey. I call it  healthy because wheat flour contains natural antioxidants, fibers, B vitamins along with unique flavor, colour and texture. This bread also carries all the goodness of honey and yogurt. Honey is a healthy sweetener and enhances the taste of bread. Note that use of honey is optional and if you do not like to add honey you can skip it.

January 16, 2023

Amrakhand recipe - How to make mango shrikhand


Amrakhand recipe - Amrakhand is one of the popular Maharashtrian desserts made with hung curd, mango, sugar and the flavor is infused with cardamom powder. It is prepared during festivals and weekends, usually served with pooris. When it comes to making dessert I always prefer to make smooth and creamy amrakhand which is not only easy but also very quick to prepare. The hung curd is available in sweet shop, otherwise you can also make it at home by draining the thick yogurt through a muslin cloth. Hung curd is called chakka in Marathi. Whenever I have large quantity of yogurt in stock, I make hung curd at home. I prefer to use alphonso mango for this dessert, as it has thick and sweet pulp which is perfect for the thick, creamy amrakhand.

January 11, 2023

Chawli tikki recipe - Lobia tikki recipe - Cowpea tikki recipe

Chawli tikki recipe - Chawli tikki is a popular Maharashtrian snack prepared with black eyed beans, gram flour, spiced with chilli powder, garam masala, flavoured with cumin seeds, carom seeds or ajwain, ginger, mint leaves and coriander leaves. It can be had as an evening snack. This can be served as a starter in small parties like birthday party or kitty party. 

January 05, 2023

Cheese peanut butter sandwich recipe

cheese peanut butter sandwich

Cheese peanut butter sandwich recipe - This is an easy and simple recipe which can be made in a jiffy. Both kids and adults will love to eat any variety of sandwiches. This sandwich is made by using only four ingredients. This is best to serve in the morning as a breakfast dish or evening tea time snack. In this recipe, bread slices are roasted in butter. Then cheese and peanut butter is spread on the bread slices. Then these slices are again roasted until the cheese melts and the slices become crisp. It tastes great with tomato ketchup and dipping sauce. Also check out cheese sandwich recipe which I have posted earlier along with step by step pictures.