A simple everyday dish, side dish for rotis, aloo matar palak
06/23/2018 12:11:10 PM vindhyadesai
We all need a pile of simple recipes which get ready in no time at all. A staple such as aloo matar palak is a must on the menu once in few days at home. It works so well with rotis and chapathis. Just a little curd on the side may be with a small piece of pickle makes it super delicious.
The stages of making aloo matar palak is what makes it so easy to make. Chop potatoes, let them saute in some simple spices and oil. Meanwhile get palak ready, throw in matar and chopped palak. Season and let them all cook. Ready to serve, nice & simple! ... “Aloo Matar Palak | Aloo Palak | Sabzi Recipes”
Refreshing and cool, one for the summer, mixed grape juice
06/19/2018 4:07:02 PM vindhyadesai
A glass of fresh fruit juice is a saviour on hot summery days. Mixed grape juice and lemon juice are the most served juices in Indian households especially during big gatherings like weddings or other functions. It’s easy to prepare and the tangy taste helps to activate those taste buds! Moreover mixed grape juice also provides the necessary fibre and helps in digestion.
It is very easy to prepare this mixed grape juice, just find yourself a bunch of sweet grapes. I always prefer organic seedless grapes, it’s easy to clean and you don’t have to sieve the juice to get rid of the seeds. A small glass of this wonderful nectar will re-energize you quickly. ... “Mixed Grape Juice | Grape Juice | Juice Recipes”
Fresh earthy flavours, spicy and tasty heerekayi sippe chutney
06/15/2018 3:12:17 PM vindhyadesai
Most people would have heard elders saying at home that most of the nutrition is in the peels of a vegetable. Our elders had a lot of practical and wonderful recipes with peels and seeds which we generally discard. And it is definitely the case, peels and seeds do have a lot of nutrition. With lack of time coupled with a general disinterest in consuming nutritious simple vegetables we do not bother to saving peels and seeds. This heerekayi sippe chutney is made from ridgegourd/heerekayi sippe.
Nowadays we are again able to buy organic vegetables which should help us get back to some good recipes. Heerekayi sippe chutney has a very earthy flavour and is a good side dish for idli or dosa. Ridgegourd/heerekayi peels are high in fibre content and blends well with a few masala and coconut to give you can easy chutney. ... “Heerekayi Sippe Chutney | Ridgegourd Peels Chutney | Chutney Recipes”
A delicious salad for the summer, with yellow and green, mango avocado salad
06/12/2018 10:32:18 PM vindhyadesai
A refreshing salad which involves mangoes, sounds mouth-watering. Anything involving mangoes sounds mouth-watering. The ‘king of fruits’, a truly unique fruit loved by most. Mangoes can be incorporated into so many dishes from sweets, beverages, savoury dishes and many more. This mango avocado salad is a refreshing salad with all the summer flavours and colours.
A simple and quick dressing for this mango avocado salad takes it to the next level. It makes you crave more for this salad. I have also added some toasted pecans and dried cranberries to this salad. You can add walnuts, raisins or even dried cherries, whatever you have on hand. ... “Mango Avocado Salad | Salad Recipes | Mango Recipes”
Creamy, dreamy with colourful & fun tutti frutti, homemade eggless tutti frutti ice cream
06/10/2018 11:13:05 AM vindhyadesai
Super creamy ice cream ready at home in a few hours, would wouldn’t like that? So I am back with one more ice cream recipe on FOI, this time it is eggless tutti frutti ice cream. With homemade tutti frutti pieces adorning a creamy smooth ice cream it will definitely leave you drooling for more!
Eggless tutti frutti ice cream can be flavoured with any flavour you like, I like orange notes in my favourite eggless tutti frutti ice cream. So I have added a few drops of orange extract and the ice cream is to die-for! This is a no churn ice cream. It has thick cream of course and sweetened condensed milk. Ooooh…the combination is truly heaven on earth. ... “Eggless Tutti Frutti Ice Cream | Icecream Recipes”
Colourful and fun, homemade tutti frutti for ice creams and baking
06/07/2018 12:55:35 PM vindhyadesai
As a child I was always fascinated with colourful tutti frutti pieces. I used to like munching on them straight out of the packet. But good tutti frutti is always hard to find as most of them have artificial colours and preservatives. So how about we learn making tutti frutti at home today?
Like with many confectionary items, tutti frutti can be used to make bread, cakes, biscuits and ice cream. It can also be used as topping in many chilled drinks such as mango lassi. I have already posted dil-pasand recipe and used it in thick and delicious mango mastani. Next up however is super delicious eggless tutti frutti ice cream. ... “Tutti Frutti | Homemade Tutti Frutti | Homemade Recipes”
Crispy, perfect in texture and taste, homemade sabbakki happala
06/05/2018 1:26:28 PM vindhyadesai
The quality of a meal almost entirely depends on the side dishes and condiments that are served with it. They pretty much define your food! For a typical South Indian everyday lunch it will have saaru/rasams like menasina saaru (pepper rasam), carrot saaru and sambars like sorekayi kootu, Mangalore southekayi sambar. Some sabudana happala to go with, yum!
Then there are side dishes like a palya and some saasme/raitha. Pickles and papads and happala must feature with these kind of dishes. We used to make happala and sandige at home every year during the summer holidays. A mango based lunch followed by making these happala and sandige used to be a big family affair. Pickling also was a very important activity to bring the whole family together. ... “Sabbakki Happala | Sabudana Fryum | Sabudana Papad”
Yummy veg fried rice with bright coloured stir fried vegetables
06/03/2018 9:05:47 AM vindhyadesai
Back with another street food from FOI. This time it’s an Indo-Chinese dish, street style veg fried rice. Along with pav bhaji this used to be my favourite dishes to order in canteens near my college. A platter of gobhi manchurian to share with friends, the perfect combo! This time I made paneer manchurian to serve with veg fried rice. It also tastes delicious with veggies in hot gravy sauce. I have posted a few pictures below from another time.
For me the hit of this dish, veggies of course but it is freshly pounded black pepper which adds the distinct taste. It brings out the flavour of all the veggies and the slightly burnt taste gives it an unique flavour.
... “Veg Fried Rice | Fried Rice | Indo Chinese Recipes”
Spicy, buttery and filled with flavour, street style pav bhaji
06/01/2018 12:42:35 PM vindhyadesai
Imagine a rainy evening and you are digging into a plate of spicy and buttery pav bhaji. Pav bhaji needs no introduction, it is the most loved street food. It is from western part of India specifically from Maharashtra but famous throughout. Different states make it in different ways but the base is pretty much the same.
Loads of butter in a spicy gravy all mashed into a delicious gravy. This gravy is served with butter toasted pav or buns. Some chopped onions, chopped coriander, a lemon wedge and a dollop of butter adorn the pav bhaji plate. I generally use homemade pav bhaji masala to make pav bhaji but you can make use of store bought masala too. ... “Pav Bhaji | Street Style Pav Bhaji | Snack Recipes”
Bright, sweet and delicious beetroot halwa
05/30/2018 12:21:51 PM vindhyadesai
Halwa is one of the easiest sweet dishes to prepare. It is quite easy to get the correct consistency when one follows a recipe. Beetroot halwa definitely falls in that category. Bright coloured grated beetroot simmered with milk and sugar and adorned with ghee fried cashews and raisins. That is a winner!
Beetroot halwa sounds rich and indulgent and for me the colour is the biggest factor of this delicious halwa. We always make carrot halwa and is pretty common across India. But beetroot halwa can also be just as delicious and because beetroots are naturally so sweet they make the halwa sweeter. ... “Beetroot Halwa | Halwa Recipes | Sweet Recipes”