Nov 30, 2015

Bottle Gourd Poriyal Recipe

Lauki Poriyal Recipe |  How to make Bottle Gourd Poriyal




Lauki Poriyal  : Bottle Gourd is stir fried in the seasoning of mustard seeds and fenugreek seeds. Garnished with coconut powder.

 Bottle Gourd is a very common vegetable. Bottle Gourd poriyal is simple, easy and healthy recipe which is cooked in Tamilnadu.

Nov 29, 2015

Egg Pulao Recipe

Egg Pulao Recipe |  How to make Egg Pulao




Egg Pulao  : Boiled egg is cooked in spices and later mixed with the cooked Rice.

 Egg Pulao is a rice based dish. Boiled eggs are mixed with the rice pulao. It is an easy dish which an can be easily prepared by a beginner as well.   

Nov 24, 2015

Bhakarwadi Recipe | Maharashtrian Snack Bhakarwadi

Bhakarwadi Recipe | Maharashtrian Snack Bhakarwadi Recipe | How to make Bhakarwadi




Bhakarwadi  : Besan (gram flour) and maida (all purpose flour) is mixed in a ratio to make a smooth dough. A spicy filling is used to fill the rolled dough and deep fried.

 Bhakarwadi is a popular snack. It comes from Maharashtra and Gujarat. Bhakarwadi is a spicy, tangy , tasty snack.   

Nov 23, 2015

Kaju Katli Kaju Barfi Recipe

Kaju Katli Recipe | Kaju Barfi Recipe | How to make Kaju Katli




Kaju Katli  : Cashew powder is mixed with sugar syrup and cooked on low flames. Later cut in the desired shape for Kaju Katli or Kaju Barfi.

 Kaju Katli or Kaju Barfi is almost everybody's favorite. It is a very popular festival sweet.  

Sorakkai / Lauki Kottu Recipe

Sorakkai (Lauki) Kottu Recipe | How to make Bottle Gourd Kottu | Lauki Moong Dal Recipe




Sorakkai / Lauki / Bottle Gourd Kottu  : Bottle Gourd is boiled with moong dal and mixed with spice powder and tamarind juice. Tempered with mustard seeds and curry leaves.

 Bottle Gourd is sorakkai in andhra. Kottu is the word used for tamarind gravy. 

Nov 22, 2015

Palak Paneer Bhurji Recipe

Palak Paneer Bhurji Recipe | How to make Palak Paneer Bhurji 



Palak Paneer Bhurji  : Palak / Spinach leaves are cooked with crumbled cottage cheese along with onion and regular spices.

 Palak Paneer Bhurji is a very simple and very quick to do recipe. It hardly took 20 minutes to be done completely.

Bhindi ka Salan Recipe

Bhindi Salan Recipe | How to make Bhindi Salan  | Okra Salan Hyderabadi Recipe



Bhindi ka Salan  : Bhindi / Okra is shallow fried and cooked in peanut. coconut and sesame seed gravy.

 Salan is a term which is used for gravy. Bhindi Salan is a gravy dish for bhindi.

Nov 16, 2015

Carrot Chutney Recipe | Gajar Chutney

Carrot Chutney Recipe | How to make Carrot Chutny | Gajar Chutney



Carrot Chutney  : Carrot is cooked with onion and garlic and then made a fine paste in blender.

 Carrot chutney is a quick accompaniment dish hich goes with paratha, roti, dosa, idli and rice as well. The very simple carrot chutney is prepared using carropt, onion and garlic. There can be many variations for this recipe but I have used these three veggies along with regular kitchen spices.

Nov 15, 2015

Shakkarpare Recipe

Shakkarpara Recipe | How to make Shakkarpare | Indian Snack Shakkarpare



Shakkarpare  : Maida (refined flour) is mixed with ghee and knead to make a medium hard dough. Rolled and cut in desired shapes and dipped in sugar syrup. Kept for drying for one hour, Shakkarpare is ready.

Shakkarpare or Shakkarpara is a favorite holi and diwali snack. When I was child, I and my sister used to help mom to make shakkarpara because we both are so fond of it. We were mostly helping in cutting the shapes of shakkarpara.  I have made all sort of shapes for shakkarare whether it is diamond, squre, triangle, circle, moon shape etc.

Nov 14, 2015

Aloo Bread Pakora | Stuffed Bread Pakora Recipe

Stuffed Bread Pakora Recipe | How to make Potato stuffed Bread Pakora | Bread Pakora with Potato Stuffing



Bread Pkora with Potato Stuffing : Potato is boiled and mashed to make a stuffing for bread pakora. When potato stuffing is ready, it is filled between 2 bread spices and dipped in besan / gram flour batter, deep fried till golden in color.  

Cabbage Carrot Poriyal Recipe

Paneer Lababdar Recipe | How to make Paneer Lababdar



Cabbage Carrot Poriyal : Cabbage and carrot are chopped and cooked together as a poriyal. 

I never knew what poriyal means , so I googled it. Poriyal is a tamil word for fried vegetables. Yea, it is that simple. TO prepare poriyal we should be frying the vegetbales along with few spices. We can add or reduce the number of spices as per our personal taste but mustard seeds, curry leave and coconut powder or grated coconut are the main ingredients to make the poriyal.     

Nov 12, 2015

Paneer Lababdar Recipe

Paneer Lababdar Recipe | How to make Paneer Lababdar



Paneer Lababdar : Paneer  is cooked in tomato and cashew gravy along with regular spices and few whole spices. 

Paneer Lababdar is a creamy and mildly sweet gravy dish. Paneer Lababdar is prepared in butter. This smooth and creamy gravy is a pleasure for taste buds. It is not so commonly cooed at home but it is very common to find Paneer Lababdar in the restaurants in Punjabi Dishes.    

Nov 10, 2015

Chicken Masala Pasta Recipe

Chicken Masala Pasta Recipe | Indian Recipe for Chicken Pasta | How to make Chicken Pasta











Chicken Pasta  : Boiled Pasta is cooked with shallow fried chicken along with tomato onion garlic sauce and ketchup. 

Chicken Pasta is my 4 year son's favorite pasta dish, hence I cook it once a week. He just loves this chicken pasta combination. Chicken Pasta is a healthy and tasty dish. I think all the kids must be loving it. 

Nov 8, 2015

Sandesh Recipe

Sandesh Recipe | How to make Sandesh | Bengali Sweet Sandesh



Sandesh  : Paneer is mixed with sugar and cardamom powder and given a round shape, garnished with nuts.

Sandesh is a bengali sweet whish is very simply made. It has three main ingredients : paneer, sugar and cardamom powder.   

Nov 4, 2015

Namak Pare Snack Recipe

Namak Pare Recipe | How to make Namak Pare | Indian Snack Namak Pare



Namak Pare  : Maida (refined flour) is mixed with ghee and knead to make a medium hard dough. Rolled and cut in desired shapes and deep fried.

When Diwali comes, market seems to be full of sweets and snacks. Everyone just wants to buy the snacks and sweets in order to save time, but there is a lot of compromise in terms of quality of ingredients of these sweets and snacks.  

Nov 2, 2015

Aloo Bhindi Sabji Recipe

Aloo Bhindi Sabji Recipe | How to make Aloo Bhindi Sabzi



Aloo Bhindi Sabji  : Fried bhindi / okra and fried aloo / potato is cooked together with onion and tomato along with spices .

Aloo Bhindi is a dry dish. This is a simple and easy to do sabji. I always had doubts about the taste of this dish I always thought that bhindi and aloo won't make a good combination. Recently when I had few bhindi which was not enough to make a bhindi dish, I thought of adding potatoes to it. 

Oct 29, 2015

Lauki Halwa Recipe

Lauki Halwa Recipe | How to make Bottle Gourd Halwa | Doodhi Halwa



Lauki Halwa  : Grated bottle gourd / lauki is cooked in ghee and milk. Caramelized  in sugar and decorated with dry fruits.

Lauki Halwa is made of Lauki or bottle gourd, yeah, the one which we use as vegetable and most of the people are not fond of eating it that way. Lauki Halwa may change that perception that lauki can never be tasty. THere are few recipes of bottle gourd / lauki to change this perception as lauki kofte curry, lauki pakoda, lauki raita, lauki chana dal and this one is Lauki halwa.

Oct 28, 2015

Bhindi Masala Curry

Bhindi Masala Curry Recipe | How to make Bhindi Masala Gravy | Bhindi Masala Sabzi



Bhindi Masala Curry  : Fried okra / bhindi is cooked in tomato and yogurt gravy.

Bhindi Masala Gravy is a semi gravy dish. It has a thick gravy of tomato and yogurt. Bhindi can be cooked dry and gravy both but mostly Bhindi is cooked as a dry side dish which is often served with chapati and raita. Bhindi Masala curry is served in mpost of the north indian restaurants.    

I have prepared Bhindi / Okra in different ways. Few recipes I have already posted on blog and few I shall be posting soon. Bhindi is one of my favorite vegetables and that is why I cook it often. Other Bhindi recipes are Bhindi Masala (Dry), Dahi Bhindi, Bharwa Bhindi, Besan ki Bhindi, Lahsuni Bhindi, Bhindi Do Pyaza, Kurkuri Bhindi, Bhindi Anardana and and many more. 

Here is the complete recipe for Bhindi Masala Curry.

Happy Cooking !!!

Recipe Details : Bhindi Masala Curry

Ingredients for Bhindi Masala Gravy


  • Bhindi: 2 cup (bhindi pieces)
  • Mustard Seeds : 1 tsp
  • Salt : to taste
  • Asafoetida Powder : 1/4 tsp
  • Curry Leaves : 1 sprig
  • Whole Dry Red Chilli Powder : 2 -3
  • Coconut Powder : 2 tbsp
  • Oil : 1 tbsp


  • How to make Bhindi Masala Gravy

    Wash and dry bhindi. Cut into medium pieces. Heat oil in a pan and shallow fry bhindi. When bhindi is fried for 2 - 3 minutes or the outer skin of bhindi starts changing the color, turn the flames off and drain the excess oil from bhindi. Keep bhindi aside.

    Now heat oil in same pan. Throw cumin seeds. When cumin seeds crackle, add chopped onion.



    Fry onion till it starts turning light brown in color. Add ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder, coriander powder and  red chilli powder. Mix well and Cook till raw smell of spices and ginger garlic paste is gone. 



    Add chopped tomato. Cook till tomato is cooked completely and starts separating from the oil. Stir frequently. 



    Beat the yogurt in a bowl and add 1 cup water in it. Mix and pour it in the cooking pan. Stir till it comes to boil. When it boils, add salt.


    Add fried Bhindi in it. Cook on medium flames till gravy and bhindi start coming together. It takes around 5 - 7 minutes. Check frequently.



    Bhindi Masala Curry is ready. Serve it hot with roti / naan / paratha.




    Oct 21, 2015

    Urad Dal Sundal Recipe

    Urad Dal Sundal Recipe | How to make Urad Dal Sundal 



    Urad Dal Sundal  : Urad Dal is boiled and tempered with mustard seeds and curry leaves.

    Sundal is a south indian dish which is served as prasad and it is full of health and nutrition. It is prepared lentils and legumes.     

    Oct 20, 2015

    Boondi Raita Recipes

    Boondi Raita Recipe | How to make Boondi Raita 



    Boondi Raita  : Boondi which is made of gram flour / besan , mixed in beaten yogurt and few raita spices.

    Boondi Raita is again very simple raita recipe. Mom was used to prepare the Boondi at home on each festival for raita. So , Boondi Raita was a special raita during childhood days. Other raitas were not so favorite those days. Now a days, boondi can be bought readymade in the Grocery Stores.     

    Oct 19, 2015

    Cucumber Raita Recipe

    Cucumber Raita Recipe | How to make Cucumber Raita | Kheera Raita 



    Cucumber / Kheera Raita  : Cucumber is grated thin, mixed with beaten yogurt and few raita spices.

    Cucumber Raita is Kheera Raita is a very cooling raita, often prepared and served during summer. It is a very quick, easy, simple and healthy raita.     

    Oct 18, 2015

    Palak Matar Rice | Spinach Peas Rice

    Palak Matar Rice Recipe | How to make Spinach Peas Rice 


    Green Rice Recipe   : Spinach Peas is cooked with rice.

    Spinach Green Peas rice is a healthy dish which can be served as a lunch box dish as well.  

    Oct 14, 2015

    Panchmel Dal Rajasthani Recipe

    Panchmel Dal Recipe | How to make Rajasthani Panchmel Dal 



    Rajasthani Panchmel Dal   : 5 different lentils / dal are boiled together and then cooked in tomato onion masala. 

    Panchmel or Panchratna Dal from Rajasthan is a mix of  different dals. These 5 dals are urad dal, green whole moong dal, masoor dal, tuvar / arhar dal and chana dal.     

    Oct 12, 2015

    Carrot Sambhar Recipe

    Carrot Sambhar Recipe | How to make Carrot Sambar | Gajar ka Sambhar



    Carrot Sambhar / Gajar ka Sambhar : Carrot is sliced and cooked with onion and tomato, added in boiled dal along with few other ingredients.

    Sambhar / Sambar is one popular dal recipe which can be cooked in various ways. Different versions os Sambhar are tamil sambhar, kerala sambhar, mix veg sambar, onion sambar, lauki sambar, baingan sambar, carrot sambar and there can be many more.     

    Oct 8, 2015

    Rava Upma Recipe

    Rava Upma Recipe | How to make Rava Upma | Sooji Upma



    Rava / Sooji Upma : Roasted Rava (semolina) is cooked with vegetables.

    It is a very simple breakfast dish in south indian states. We can add vegetables of choice in rava upma.    

    Oct 6, 2015

    Coconut Red Chilli Chutney Recipe

    Coconut Red Chilli Chutney Recipe | How to make Coconut Red Chilli Chutney



    Coconut Red Chilli Chutney : Coconut and red chilli grounded paste tempered with mustard seeds and curry leaves.

    Coconut Red Chilli Chutney is a south style chutney. In North India, we make green chutneys but in South India, most chutneys have coconut as an ingredient and mostly chutneys are tempered..    

    Oct 5, 2015

    Carrot Thepla Recipe

    Gajar Thepla Recipe | How to make Gajar Thepla | Carrot Thepla



    Gajar / Carrot Doodhi Thepla : Gajar Thepla or Carrot Thepla is a variation of Gujarati Thepla. Carrot Thepla is prepared using grated carrot along with wheat flour, yogurt and few routine spices from Indian Spice Box.

    After trying gobi thepla, lauki thepla, moong dal thepla  and plain thepla, this carrot thepla is the latest to add to this list. Theplas are just awesome and we love to have it now in breakfast with pickle and tea.    

    Sep 29, 2015

    Lauki Chana Dal Recipe

    Lauki Chana Dal Recipe | How to make Lauki Chana Dal | Lauki Chana Dal Sabji Recipe



    Lauki Chana Dal   : Lauki or bottle gourd is cooked with chana dal in onion tomato masala gravy along with the regular spices. 

    Lauki Chana Dal is a very healthy dish. It is good for them who does not like to eat lauki much. Chana dal is soaked in water for one hour before it could be used to make lauki chana dal.  

    Sep 22, 2015

    Makki ki Roti Recipe | Maize Flour Chapati

    Makai ki Roti Recipe | How to make Makke ki Roti | Maize Flour Chapati


    Makke ki Roti  : Maize flour chapati or popularly known as Makke ki roti is a punjabi dish which is served with saag and other indian curries. .

    Makke ki roti is often prepared during winter season in punjab, uttar pradesh. 

    Palak Saag Recipe | How to make Palak Sag

    Palak Saag Recipe | How to make Palak Sag | Spinach Curry Recipe


    Palak Sag   : Spinach / Palak leaves are pureed and seasoned with cumin seeds and other regular spices. 

    Palak Saag is prepared as same as sarson da saag. It is a very popular dish in north india. Palak Saag is prepared during winter.  

    Pudina Chaas Recipe

    Pudina Chaas Recipe | How to make Pudina Chaas


    Pudina Chaas  : Fresh or dried pudina leaves or both crushed and mixed in beaten yogurt along with salt and other ingredients.

    Pudina Chaas is a very cool drink which is mostly consumed during the peak summer. It is very easy to make pudina chaas. Pudina chaas is served in the road side dhabas in north India.

    Sep 9, 2015

    Chicken Kali Mirch Recipe | Pepper Chicken

    Chicken Kali Mirch Recipe | How to make Pepper Chicken




    Chicken Kali Mirch   : Chicken is marinated in pepper corn powder along with beaten yogurt and spices. Shallow fry or tawa fry the chicken and cook in regular masala / spices.

    Chicken kali mirch is a very easy chicken dish yet it is done in various steps. It takes time but there is no complexity involved in this process. I mostly use boneless chicken or chicken breast but chicken with bone can be used in this recipe. 

    Tawa Chicken Tikka Recipe

    Tawa Chicken Tikka Recipe | How to make Chicken Tikka on Tawa


    Tawa Chicken Tikka  : Marinated chicken is cooked on the stove on a tawa instead of oven or tandoor.

    Chicken Tikka is my favorite chicken dish and everyone in house loves it too. hen we shifted to a new city, we did not have oven at home. Then I thought of trying chicken tikka on a tawa and that is why I am calling this dish as Tawa Chicken TIkka.     

    Aloo Tamatar Sookhi Sabji Recipe

    Aloo Tamatar Sookhi Sabzi Recipe | How to make Aloo Tamatar Sookhi Sabzi

    Aloo Tamatar Sookhi Sabzi  : Peeled and washed potato cut into cubes and fried with onion. Cooked in spices along with chopped tomatoes.

    Aloo Tamatar is very common in every kitchen and used in mot of the north indian dishes. Aloo tamatar sabzi is served with poori, chapati, paratha and rice as well. The preparation of aloo tamatar sabzi is done differently when it is served with poori then when it is served with chapati.     

    Sep 7, 2015

    Mushroom Manchurian Recipe

    Mushroom Manchurian Recipe | How to make Mushroom Manchurian



    Mushroom Manchurian : Mushroom is dipped in refined flour and corn flour mix batter and then deep fried. Then it is seasoned with soy sauce and chilli sauce along with onion and capsicum. 

    Mushroom Manchurian is an Indo Chinese dish. It is prepared like we prepare the pakodas at home. We use gram flour batter for dipping the pakoda, for manchurian we use refined flour and corn flour to make batter. Again soy sauce and chilli sauce is very important ingredient for Mushroom Manchurian.     

    Sep 2, 2015

    Chilli Mushroom Recipe

    Chilli Mushroom Recipe | How to make Chilli Mushroom


    Chilli Mushroom  : Mushroom is cooked in soy sauce and chilli sauce along with onion and capsicum.

    Chilli Mushroom is an Indo Chinese dish. Soy sauce and chilli sauce is very important ingredient for indo chinese dish. Soy sauce provides a tangy flavor to the dish.    

    Sep 1, 2015

    Cucumber Tomato Sandwich Recipe

    Cucumber Tomato Sandwich Recipe


    Cucumber Tomato Sandwich: Cucumber and tomato pieces are sandwiched between bread slices along with salt and few spices and then cooked on tawa or sandwich maker.

    Sandwich is a very popular breakfast because it is very quick, very easy to do and healthy too. The best thing about sandwich is that one can always add or reduce the stuffing ingredients as per preferences.