Jun 30, 2014

Chicken Saag HIndi Recipe

पालक चिकन या चिकन साग एक मसालेदार रेसिपी है । पालक चिकन बनाने के लिए पालक का पेस्ट बनाना चाहिए । पालक का पेस्ट पालक को उबाल कर या पालक की पत्तियों को ब्लेंड (पीस ) कर के बना सकते है ।

Vegetable Sambar Recipe

The best about sambar is that we can add many vegetables to it while preparing. We can add bottlegourd, pumpkin, tomato, onion, eggplant, potato , beans, drumsticks and many more. Sambar Masala is a must for Sambar. We can make Sambar Masala at home , else we can use the readymade sambar masala as well. I haven't prepared sambar masala at home. I have used the readymade sambar masala.

Jun 29, 2014

Chicken saag-Palak Chicken Recipe

Palak Chicken or chicken saag wala is a spicy chicken recipe. I prepared palak chicken with boneless chicken pieces but it is good with bone pieces as well. While making palak chicken, i used the palak gravy whic was prepared blending spinach leaves in a blender.

Jun 27, 2014

Nan Khatai Recipe HIndi

नान खटाई रेसिपी हिन्दी में

नान खटाई एक भारतीय स्नैक है जो बिना अंडे के बनाया जाता है । इस तरह से यह एक शुद्ध शाकाहारी पकवान है । नान  खटाई घर में बनाने से पहले लगता था की यह एक काफी कठिन रेसिपी है, पर ऐसे नहीं है । यह एक सरल पकवान है । नान खटाई को ओवन में ३०० F  पर बनाया जाता है । हम इसमें अलग अलग प्रकार के flavors भी डाल सकते है ।  

Nan Khatai Recipe

Nan Khatai is an indian butter cookie which is made without egg. It always feels like making Nan Khatai at home will be a tough job, but with oven, it is not. Nan Khatai is cooked in oven at 300 F. We may add flavors to Nan Khatai. 

Jun 25, 2014

Bhindi Sabzi Recipe

Bhindi Sabzi in north indian style. Bhindi sabzi is a quick recipe. We have many recipes of bhindi in North Indian Cuisine like dahi bhindi, bhindi anardana, bhindi masala, bhindi do pyaza and many more. Bhindi sabzi is the simplest bhindi (okra) recipe among all these.

Jun 20, 2014

Jeera Aloo Recipe

Jeera Aloo is a fasting sabzi which is cooked during Navratri in north states. It is a boiled potato recipe. A simple no onion , no garlic recipe. We can add garlic and onion as well but Jeera taste should be there.

Jun 19, 2014

Peas - Matar Paratha Recipe

Peas Paratha is the quick and easy recipe to include peas in the routine diet. I learnt about peas paratha from a friend from Rajasthan. When she explained the recipe to me, I had to try it. Since then I have made peas paratha frequently.

Jun 18, 2014

Kodi Gudu Pulusu Recipe

Kodi Gudu Pulusu is an andhra recipe. It is a new dish for me and I tried it first time. I must say, only the name is tough (for people from north states) but the recipe is simple and easy. This is an Egg Recipe, as Gudu means Egg in Telugu. Kodi Gudu Pulusu means Eggs cooked in Tamarind Gravy.  

Jun 17, 2014

Dhania Chicken Recipe

Dhania Chicken Recipe | How to make Dhania Chicken | Coriander Chicken  

Dhania Chicken, a chicken recipe cooked in coriander gravy. Special about Dhania Chicken is that the coriander gravy is made using fresh coriander leaves which provides it a unique aroma and taste. 

Jun 16, 2014

Boiled Egg Paratha

Boiled Egg Paratha Recipe | how to make Boiled Egg Paratha

Boiled Egg Paratha is another egg paratha which is very simple to do as compared to the previous egg paratha recipe I posted. My friend tried that and said if there is one simple way to make egg paratha, what that would be and boiled egg paratha is the answer.

Jeera Arbi Recipe | How to make Jeera Arbi

Jeera Arbi Recipe | How to make Jeera Arbi  

Jeera Arbi is inspired by Jeera Aloo. To make Jeera Arbi, I boiled the arbi and then used it to make the sabzi. It can be done with raw arbi also.

This recipe is new to me and this was the first try to make jeera arbi. It was good in taste.

Jun 15, 2014

Moong Dal Khichdi Recipe

Moong Dal Khichdi Recipe | How to make Moong Dal Khichdi  

Khichdi or moong dal khichdi is a very simple and healthy dish. We prepared a very simple moong Dal khichdi which is made using cumin seeds and asafoetida. Khichdi is cooked in ghee. There are two ways to prepare the moong dal khichdi.

Either moong dal and rice are boiled in pressure cooker and then tadka is added later in khichdi or first tadka is done and the moong dal and rice are added and cooked all together in pressure cooker.

Jun 14, 2014

Fluffy Omelet Recipe

Fluffy Omelette Recipe | How to make Fluffy Omelette 

Fluffy Omelet is a simple omelet. I do it for my toddler son often as he is not much fond of veggies in omelet. Fluffy Omelet is good for quick breakfast. 

Jun 13, 2014

Masala Omelete Recipe

Masala Omelette Recipe | How to make Masala Omelette  

Masala Omelet is a typical Indian Style Omelet. A quick, easy and tasty breakfast, masala omelet is favorite to all. Among Indian Egg Recipes, this is the one thing which is one same way across the country, "I think". 2 eggs and all the spices from spice rack, little beating, add few thin chopped veggies if wish and within 5 minutes, the masala omelet is on plate.

Jun 12, 2014

Sabudana Tikki Recipe

Sabudana Aloo Tikki Recipe | How to make Sabudana Aloo Tikki  

Sabudana Tikki or Sago Vada is a common vrat recipe. During Navratri, Sabudana Tikki is prepared a lot in North India. We need boiled potatoes to make the dough for Sabudana Tikki.

Papad Dahi Sabzi Recipe

Papad Dahi Sabzi Recipe | How to make Papad Dahi Curry | Rajasthani Papad Sabzi  

Papad, papadam, appadam is very imporatant part of indian cuisine. In Rajasthan, papad sabzi is made with dahi. I tasted it first time when my rajasthani friend made papad dahi ki sabzi in her kitchen, it had a spicy taste. This was my first introduction to papad dahi ki sabi, and from then, i have prepared it many times in my kitchen too.

Rava Idli Recipe | How to make Rawa Idli

Rava Idli Recipe | How to make Rava Idli

Rava idli does not need much of the preparation and that is what I love most about rava idli. Whenever we wish to have idli without any plan, Rava Idly fulfill every requirement to do that time. 

Boiled Egg Sandwich Recipe | How to make Boiled Egg Sandwich

Boiled Egg Sandwich Recipe | How to make Boiled Egg Sandwich

Boiled Egg Sandwich or Egg salad sandwich is a very quick to do recipe. I boil the eggs in pressure cooker in some water. It hardly takes 10 minutes. 
Once the eggs are hard boiled, peeling and grating does not take much time, so I would like to refer the boiled egg sandwich as a 15 minute quick recipe.

Jun 11, 2014

Egg Paratha Recipe | How to make Egg Paratha

Egg Paratha Recipe | How to make Egg Paratha

Egg paratha is a healthy and quick breakfast recipe. It can be made using raw egg or the boiled egg. Boiled egg paratha will be an easy recipe as that can be stuffed easily in the paratha, but the tricky one is egg paratha.

I have seen this egg paratha in making in Delhi at many paratha stalls. They cut a slit in the edge of paratha and fill it with beaten egg.

Kashmiri Khatte Baingan Recipe

Kashmiri Khatte Recipe | How to make Kashmiri Khatte Baingan  

Kashmiri Khatte Baingan is a different baingan dish. The baingan is cooked in beaten thick yogurt along with the whole spices and few selected spices which is regular in Kashmiri cuisine.

Arbi Masala Recipe | How to make Arbi Masala

Arbi Masala Recipe | How to make Arbi Masala | Sookhi Arbi Recipe 

Arbi, taro root or colocasia is preapred as dry and gravy dish. It is cooked a lot during navratri or the fasting days. Arbi masala is a dry dish which is prepared in a kadhai. This dish can be prepared with boiled arbi or the raw arbi. I prefer boiled arbi as scraping arbi is takes a lot of efforts. In case of raw arbi, it is cooked for a little longer time while in case of boiled arbi, it is already boied so no need to cook longer later.

Sev Tamatar Sabzi Recipe | Sev Tameta nu Shaak | Gujarati sabzi Sev Tomato

Sev Tamatar Recipe | How to make Sev Tamatar | Sev Tameta nu Shak

Sev Tamatar sabzi is prepared in rajasthani as well as gujarati cuisine. In rajasthani cuisine, it is made spicy, where as in gujarati cuisine, it has a little sweetness.

Jun 10, 2014

Egg Roll Recipe | How to make Egg Roll | Indian Recipe Egg Roll

Egg Roll Recipe | How to make Egg Roll | Easy Egg Roll Recipe 

In India, egg roll is the egg paratha roll which has the mix vegetable filling in the roll, cooked in tomato sauce / ketchup.

I had egg rolls number of times as the street food. They just make it yummy. Well, I tired my hands on the egg roll dish and now I always cook it at home. This is again an easy recipe. At home, I use tawa to make egg roll, same tawa which is used to make chapati. I use cabbage, onion, capsicum and tomato to make the roll stuffing but I am sure that other vegetables also can be used / added to the following recipe. Carrot, cauliflower, spring onion are the few which can be used to make the stuffing for egg roll.

Jun 9, 2014

Bajra Aloo Roti Recipe | How to make Millet Flour Roti

Bajra Aloo Roti Recipe | How to make Bajra Aloo Roti 

Bajra Aloo roti is popular in Haryana and Rajasthan. This is a very filling dish. Having one roti only satisfies the appetite.

To make Bajra Aloo Roti we use boiled potatoes while kneading the dough. It is quite simple as we should first boil and mash the potatoes and then mix that in bajra (millet) flour thoroughly. Once the potatoes are mixed well in flour, add a little water to knead a smooth dough.

Gram Flour Spicy Bread Recipe

Besan Masala Roti Recipe | How to make Spicy Gram Flour Roti

The full of spices Besan ki masala roti comes from marwari / rajasthani cuisine. Unlike other north indian flat bread, instead it is stuffed with the spices.

Traditional recipe includes cumin seeds but now a days people use cumin powder instead of cumin seeds. Also i like my parathas/ chapati if carom seeds is added in while making the dough but in this recipe, i used carom seeds or ajwain along with cumin seeds in filling. Carom seeds adds the more healthy valuse to this bread.

Millet Bajra Roti Recipe

Bajra Roti Recipe | How to make Bajra Roti 

Bajra or millet flour, which is the grain from Haryana and Rajasthan makes nice soft Rotis. Again it is a winter dish as bajra helps keeping the body warm.

Missi Roti Recipe | How to make missi roti

Missi Roti Recipe | How to make Missi Roti

Missi Roti is a very popular spicy flat bread. Missi Roti is often cooked in north indian states Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab and Rajasthan.

Lauki Raita Recipe | How to make bottle gourd raita | Gheeya Raita

Lauki Raita Recipe | How to make Lauki Raita 

Lauki (bottlegourd) as it is known in hindi is a very good vegetable for health. Lauki / bottle gourd is very much known for weight loss diet. It is an easy to digest vegetable which has a good amount of minerals and vitamins.

Lauki raita is very cooling and that is why often prepared during summer. It is simple and quick to prepare.

Bathua Raita Recipe | How to make Bathua Raita

Bathua Raita Recipe | How to make Bathua Raita |Bathua Raita Recipe

Bathua can be found in vegetable market during winter. I remember when we were kids, early morning the farmers will bring the bathua baskets on their head and hawking to sell. It did not matter whether it was fog or temperature was very low, thay will come for sure around 5.30 am in morning and mom and other ladies from neighbourhood will buy the fresh bathua from them.

Carrot Raita Recipe

Carrot Raita Recipe | How to make Carrot Raita | Gajar Raita Recipe

Carrot Raita is very healthy and tasty preparation of carrot and curd. Carrot raita is little sweet because of the carrot inside. Carrot raita is done woth the red carrot but it can be prepared with ooty carrot (orange carrots) as well.

Onion Tomato Chutney Recipe

Onion Tomato Chutney Recipe | How to make Onion Tomato Chutney | Tamatar Pyaz ki Chutney

Onion Tomato chutney is very simple chutney. Generally in North India, we do not cook our chutneys, but this onion tomato chutney is a cooked chutney recipe. In this chutney, no coriander and mint is added. 

 Our most of the chutney recipes have onion and tomato in it in raw form. This Onion Tomato chutney is a cooked and ground chutney which is seasoned with cumin seeds.

Potato Chutney Recipe

Aloo Chutney Recipe | How to make Potato Chutney

Aloo ki chutney is a haryanvi recipe which I saw getting prepared in my MIL's house. The simple aloo recipe and a popular chutney in haryana. In Haryana, chutney is all about spicy mix of raw or boiled vegetables.

Hare Chane ki Chutney

Hare Chane ki Chutney Recipe | Choliye ki Chutney

Hare chane ki chutney is a quick chutney which is popular in Haryana.

Jun 8, 2014

Green Chili Pickle Recipe

Green Chilli Pickle Recipe | How to make Green Chili Pickleuava Chutney

This simple green chili pickle we have been familiar with since childhood. 

Gond ke Ladoo | How to make gond ke ladoo

Gond ke Ladoo Recipe | How to make Gond Laddoo

Gond ke Ladoo is made during winter season. In north India, Gond Ladoo is given to the ladies after child birth. It is supposed to provide strength to the body. We can mix the dry fruits in gond ke ladoo while making. 

Churma Recipe

Churmay Recipe | How to make Churma

Churma is a Rajasthani dish which is very popular in Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Haryana. I have tasted only the Churma which is prepared in my home in Haryana. Churma is an easy recipe which is mostly prepared during winter.

Jun 6, 2014

Mooli (Radish) Bhurji | How to make Mooli Bhurji

Mooli Bhurji Recipe | How to make Radish (Mooli) Bhurji

Mooli (Radish) Bhurji is a routine mooli (radish) and its leaf dish. It is a dry dish and in winter, it is cooked often. This dish is mostly cooked in Haryana, West UP and Punjab.

Bajra Khichdi Recipe | How to make Millet Khichdi

Bajra Khichdi Recipe | How to make Bajra Khichdi

Bajra (Millet) Khichdi is the food of dry areas where millet is grown. Millet Khichdi or Bajra Khichdi is popular in Rajasthan and Haryana specially during winter. Both follow almost same recipe to make Bajra Khichdi.

Pude Recipe | How to Make Pude | Pure Recipe

Pude Recipe | How to make Pude | Pure Recipe

Puda is very popular on other festivals, but on other festivals it is deep fried just like pakora. This puda is tawa fried and really easy and quick to do. 

Puda is very close to pancake from western cuisine. Puda is made by deep frying or tawa frying the batter. 

Gawar Sabzi Recipe

Gawar Fali ki Sabji Recipe | How to make Gawar Beans

Gawar or gavar or gwar (ग्वार फली ) sabzi can be made with or without potato. Often it is made with potatoes. 

Jun 5, 2014

Hare Chane ki Sabzi Recipe | Choliye ki Sabzi

Hare Chane ki Sabji Recipe | Choliye ki Sabzi | Green Gram Sabzi Recipe

Hare Chane ki Sabzi or Choliye ki sabzi is cooked during winter time as that time hare chane is easily availble.

Palak Sag Haryana | How to make Palak Saag

Palak Sag Haryanvi Recipe | How to make Palak Saag Haryanvi Recipe

Palak Sag is a very common green, qhich is often cooked in our kitchens. There are many different recipes for each vegetable is cooked in different states of India. This recipe is about palak saag cooked in haryanvi style. 

Jun 3, 2014

Garlic Chutney Recipe | How to make Garlic Yogurt Chutney

Garlic Chutney Recipe | How to make Garlic Chutney

This garlic chutney is a very routine dish in Haryana. This chutney is prepared using garlic, red chilli powder, whole dry red chilli and yogurt. 

The garlic chutney which is prepared in Haryana and in some parts of Uttar Pradesh consists of lot of red chili and that makes it simply a fiery dish. 

Carrot Pickle Recipe | How to make Carrot Pickle

Carrot Pickle Recipe | How to make Carrot Pickle | Gajar ka Achar Recipe

Carrot Pickle can be made at home easily as it has a very simple recipe. Often we get carrot pickles and other pickles in market but almost all the pickle taste same. There will be no difference in the taste of mango pickle and the garlic pickle. Also it has lots of preservatives, so it is always better to prepare pickles at home in small quantity.

Ras Kheer Recipe | Sugercane Juice Kheer Recipe

Ras Kheer Recipe | How to make Ras ki Kheer

Ras ki Kheer or Ganne ke Ras ki Kheer is made without using any milk. It is a dish from U.P. and  Haryana.

Sattu Sharbat Recipe | How to make Sattu Sharbat

Sattu Sharbat Recipe | How to make Sattu Sharbat

Sattu Saharbat is a popular beverage in northern part of india during hot summer days. Sattu Saharbat cools down the body natural ways. 

Sattu is the powdered roasted chana. We can roast the chana at home and then ground it to make a fine powder or we can simply find it in the markets. Sattu is a very healthy and protein rich food. In Punjab, sattu is made of barley. Roasted chana sattu is popular in Bihar, U.P. , M.P. and Bengal states. 

Jun 2, 2014

Pudina Chutney Recipe | How to make Pudina Chutney

Pudina Chutney Recipe | How to make Mint Leave Chutney

Pudian Chutney is mostly accompanied with samosa and other chats. In north indian states, many variations for pudina chutney is prepared i.e. hari chutney, pudina dhania chutney, pudina dahi chutney, pudina pyaz chutney etc.

Pudina chutney is also loved in villages of india, where chutney roti is a favorite food for people. 

Green Mango Chutney | How to make Kachche Aam ki Chutney

Kachche Aam ki Chutney Recipe | How to make Green Mango Chutney

Kachcha Aam chutney (Green Mango Chutney) is very tasty chutney. It goes well with chapati. Raw Mango chutney is prepared during summer time as that is the season of the mangoes.

Chana Dal Sabzi Recipe | How to make Chana Dal Sabzi

Chana Dal Sabzi Recipe | how to make Chana Dal Sabzi

Chana dal sabzi is a new sabzi recipe for me. I got this recipe from a relative. It is often cooked in Haryana. Chana Dal sabzi is a dry sabzi

I washed and soaked chana dal in water for 2 hours for this sabzi recipe. We need to keep the chana dal soaked as we are not going to cook it in pressure cooker, instead it is cooked in a kadai. So softer the chana dal, less cooking time for the chana dal sabzi. I used regular spices like cumin seeds, turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala.. to make chana dal sabzi like any other sabzi.

Besan Halwa Recipe | How to make Besan Halwa

Besan Halwa Recipe | How to make Besan Halwa

Besan ka halwa, an Indian Dessert. Halwa is favorite to us and as it is very easy and quick to make halwa, this is always a preference to have when it comes to sweets. Halwas are also part of celebrations and festivals. No festival food is complete without halwa or kheer.
When as a kid, mom used to make Besan halwa quite often during winter. She will add black peppercorn powder as well in it. Now I also prepare besan halwa a lot, specially during winter.

Aloo Raita Recipe | How to make Potato Raita

Aloo Raita Recipe | How to make Potato Raita

Aloo raita is a quick and easy dish to prepare. Boiled potatoes used for potato raita or aloo raita. We can use chopped onion and green chili while making aloo raita. We should mash the boiled potatoes before using in aloo raita.

To make Potato / Aloo raita , we  should coarsely mash potatoes without any big pieces of potatoes.

Jun 1, 2014

Kadhi Pakoda Recipe | How to make Pakode Kadhi

Kadhi Pakoda Recipe | How to make Pakoda Kadhi

In north india, we have many variations of kadhi as well i.e. punjabi kadhi, awadhi kadhi, sindhi kadhi, rajasthani kadhi and few variations include combination of vegetables in kadhi recipe. Pakora kadhi and boondi kadhi are also have a special place in every north indian kitchen.

I often prepared kadhi with buttermilk, but now a days buttermilk is not easily available. The one available in market is a masala buttermilk which is not a good one to use in this recipe. Now a days i prepare kadhi using curd/yogurt. The curd should be two days old and kept in refrigerator.
So, here is the pakode kadhi recipe.
Happy Cooking !!!

Recipe Details : Pakoda Kadhi

Serving : 2

Ingredients for Pakoda Kadhi

Ingredients for Pakode

  • Gram Flour (Besan) : 2/3 cup
  • Asafoetida : 1 pinch'Salt to taste
  • Turmeric Powder : 1/4 tsp
  • Red Chilli Powder : 1/2 tsp (adjust)
  • Carom Seeds : 1 tsp
  • Garam Masala : 1/2tsp
  • Baking Powder : 1/4 tsp
  • Oil : to deep fry

  • Ingredients for Pakoda Kadhi

  • Gram Flour (Besan) : 1 cup
  • Beaten Yogurt : 1 + 1/2 cup
  • Onion : 1(finely chopped)
  • Ginger Garlic Paste : 1 + 1/2 tsp
  • Bay Leaf : 1
  • Black Pepper Corn : 7 - 10
  • Cloves : 4 - 5
  • Fenugreek Seeds : 1 tsp
  • Cumin Seeds : 1 tsp
  • Red Chili Powder : 1/4 tsp
  • Coriander Powder : 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder : 1/2 tsp
  • Garam Masala : 1/2 tsp
  • Asafoetida : 1/4 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil : 2 tbsp

  • How to make Pakoda Kadhi

    Mix besan (gram flour) with turmeric powder, red chilli powder, salt, asafoetida, garam masala and carom seeds. Add water to make a medium thick consistency batter. Add baking powder.

    Heat oil in a deep pan, use a spoon to leave gram flour batter slowly and deep fry to make pakode. Drain the excess oil from pakode and keep aside. 

    Now in a pan, mix beaten yogurt and gram flour for kadhi. Mix well with a fork. Leave no lumps. Heat oil in a pan. Leave bay leaf, pepper corn and cloves in it. Fry till cloves are swollen.

    Now add fenugreek seeds and carom seeds in it. When cumin and fenugreek crackle, add chopped onion in it. Fry onion till it becomes translucent. Add ginger garlic and cook till raw smell of ginger and garlic is gone completely. 

    Now add turmeric powder, coriander powder, red chili powder and asafoetida. Fry for a while.

    Now add the besan (gram flour) and yogurt batter. Keep stirring continuously so that the mix does not curdle. Cook it on medium flames. If you keep high flames, batter can curdle up. Add 2 cups of water in it and keep stirring.

    Bring this to boil and lower the flames. Now stirring is not required. Add salt now. Keep cooking on low flames for another 7 - 10 minutes. When the kadhi is boiled and becomes medium thick, leave pakode in it.  

    Pakode Kadhi is ready. Sprinkle garam masala and serve it hot with rice/ naan / roti / chapati.

    Matar Chutney Recipe | How to make Green Peas Chutney

    Matar Chutney Recipe | How to make Green Peas Chutney

    Matar ki chutney, a not so common chutney recipe but it is often prepared in haryanvi kitchens. 

    Matar chutney is one among many chutney recipes from Haryana. It is must to have a chutney at lunch and dinner along with other dish and chapati.

    Recipe for Matar chutney is simple and quick. In this recipe, frozen matar is used to make matar chutney. 

    Amla Chutney

    Amla Chutney Recipe | How to make Indian Gooseberry chutney

    Amla or Indian Gooseberry is an Ayurvedic medicine which is used to cure many diseases. Amla is an easy available berry in India. It is advised to consume amla for good immunity.