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.