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.