Sambar Powder | Sambar Pudi | Homemade HuLi Pudi

Aromatic, fresh, authentic Mysore style homemade sambar powder
09/25/2017 9:26:18 PM vindhyadesai

I am sure everybody agrees that fresh homemade masalas and powders cannot be replaced! Basic powders like saarina pudi/rasam powder and sambar powder are essential to a South Indian cook. They come in so handy. The aroma of homemade sambar powder is the measure of how good your sambar/huLi turns out to be.
Generally all ingredients are dry roasted individually and slowly in heated heavy pans/kadais. But here I have given a simple and easy method all done at once. Moreover it is for a small quantity measure making it simple to handle masala ingredients. This will also ensure your sambar powder is fresh. ... “Sambar Powder | Sambar Pudi | Homemade HuLi Pudi”

Homemade Khova | How to make khoya?

Homemade khova recipe, a base for many rich Indian sweets
06/24/2017 9:25:21 PM vindhyadesai

Ever wondered how to make homemade khova. Khova is the base for many rich Indian sweets. Khova is generally made by boiling milk for several hours to get the thick cream enriched with ghee.
But how about trying this rich homemade khova which can be made instantly. Yes, this too takes time but not as long as the elaborate version. This homemade khova or khoya recipe makes use of milk powder (skimmed) to get the instant thick creaminess. ... “Homemade Khova | How to make khoya?”

Homemade Apple Sauce | How to make apple sauce?

Homemade Apple Sauce for baking cakes, desserts and more
02/26/2017 5:59:45 PM vindhyadesai

Did you know apple sauce is a substitute for eggs in baking? Several cakes and desserts can be baked with homemade apple sauce. It is super easy to make.
Homemade apple sauce can be used as a dip just as a little snack with some cut fruits. It can also be used to pour over ice cream just like caramel or fudge sauce. A healthier alternative!
I used this batch of homemade apple sauce to make apple pancakes. I have adapted this apple sauce from The Pioneer Woman recipe.¬† Homemade apple sauce is scrumptious and can be eaten by the spoonful. Delicious! ... “Homemade Apple Sauce | How to make apple sauce?”

Tomato Pizza Sauce | Marinara Sauce | Homemade pizza sauce

Tangy and flavourful, fresh home-made basic tomato pizza sauce
01/26/2017 10:33:16 PM vindhyadesai

Tomato pizza sauce is the base sauce used for most pizzas. In Italy, there are 2 types of pizza sauces that are generally made red (tomato) and white used for pizzas like potato leek pizza etc. This red tomato sauce is also called as ‘Marinara‘ sauce and is the most basic sauce prepared in Italian cuisine.
Tomato pizza sauce is a versatile sauce, it is of course smeared on pizza bases like tomato basil pizza, pizza margherita, veg supreme pizza and many more pizzas. Not only that, leftover sauce can be used to make pasta. I absolutely love spaghetti with tomato basil sauce. ... “Tomato Pizza Sauce | Marinara Sauce | Homemade pizza sauce”

Sankranti Yellu Bella | Til Gul | How to make yellu bella?

Traditional homemade Sankranti yellu bella, trail mix to share
01/10/2017 9:29:26 PM vindhyadesai

Trail Mixes are always fun to eat. A traditional way of celebrating Sankranti/Pongal in Karnataka & Maharashtra is to make yellu-bella or til-gul. Sankranti yellu bella is a mixture of toasted sesame seeds and jaggery pieces. Apart from these ingredients which denote bitter-sweet flavours, roasted groundnuts, roasted gram and pieces of desiccated coconut are also added.
This is the perfect marriage of all flavours depicting the flavours of life. On this occasion of Sankranti make this mixture from scratch at home. With only few days away from Sankranti I thought of posting this recipe for Sankranti yellu bella.
It is more of proportions of all ingredients that need to be added in order to make this mixture well balanced. Most people tend to buy this from grocery stores these days to celebrate Sankranti. Would it not be more fun and authentic to put together a simple mixture at home this Sankranti? ... “Sankranti Yellu Bella | Til Gul | How to make yellu bella?”

Thai Green Curry Paste | How to make Thai green curry paste?

Mild, fragrant, homemade Thai green curry paste – base for tasty Thai curries
12/05/2016 9:57:05 PM vindhyadesai

Thai curries are aromatic and fragrant. The aroma is rendered by a unique blend of ingredients ground into a paste. Thai green curry paste is so called because of the green colour from the chillies, basil (Thai), lime leaves etc.
Ingredients are generally ground into a paste using mortar and pestle. Obviously this will bring out the flavours of the ingredients even more.
Along with green curry paste there is another variation which is the red curry paste. These pastes are used with coconut milk and other ingredients to make beautiful curries from the Oriental! ... “Thai Green Curry Paste | How to make Thai green curry paste?”

Whole Wheat Papdi | How to make baked papdi?

Homemade whole wheat baked papdis/crackers for chaat
11/08/2016 9:51:16 PM vindhyadesai

Dreaming of a having a plate or two of some chaat (Indian street food) on a rainy day? Then you decide to rustle up some chaat at home, only to discover that you do not have papdis at home.
Papdis or crackers are an essential ingredient to chaats like bhel, papdi chaat, dahi papdi chaat, masala puri etc.  I say you can easily make these at home, whole wheat papdi, baked instead of deep fried.
You would probably be excited that now you can make chaat with ease. Make a batch of these and store them. This recipe yields up to 50-55, 1″ in diameter papdis.
Also this recipe can be easily doubled or tripled. You could also make this a fun activity by involving your family especially kids to carve out the papdis. Just store these in an airtight container and they are available when required. They stay good for a few months. ... “Whole Wheat Papdi | How to make baked papdi?”

Gooseberry Jam | How to make gooseberry jam?

Sweet gooseberry jam with tangy notes
9/14/2016 10:40:28 PM vindhyadesai

Gooseberries are very rich in Vitamin C and dietary¬† fibre. They are tart and tangy and also pulpy making a good berry for making jam/marmalade. Moreover they are available throughout the year in most places especially in tropical places. There are so many variety available, big lemon sized ones, small ones, soft ones and even red ones etc. I have used green soft gooseberries almost seedless, which are not very sour to make jam as given in recipe below. Try other jam/marmalade recipes. Another version made in India is the Amla Murabba or Nellikayi Gulambu (as called in Kannada) will also be posted on FOI. ... “Gooseberry Jam | How to make gooseberry jam?”

Dosa Batter | How to make dosa batter? | Dose Hittu

Homemade dosa batter for hotel style dosas
08/28/2016 9:33:47 PM vindhyadesai

The secret to make crisp yet soft dosas without using a lot of oil is in the batter. Dosa batter should be fermented to the right consistency for good, tasty dosas. Different people make dosa batter in different ways, few add cooked rice, few add puffed rice and few add rice flakes (poha). I use poha which makes the dosas light and fenugreek (methi) seeds for fermentation and colour. There are few more secret ingredients revealed in below recipe. Look out for the notes mentioned in the recipe for important pointers.
This dosa batter is an all-rounder batter for making different variety dosas like masala dosa, benne masala(butter masala dosa), ghee masala dosa, open dosa, dosa uttapam and the list goes on. Doesn’t it look like a menu card from a Darshini/hotel/dosa camp? I use a heaped half cup measure(U.S 1/2 cup = 120 Ml) to measure out all ingredients, which will be sufficient to make dosas for 4 people. Use 1 cup measure or any measure you want to make dosa batter in the same ratio, 1:3:1, urad dal:rice:poha ratio. ... “Dosa Batter | How to make dosa batter? | Dose Hittu”

Whole Wheat Pizza Dough | How to make pizza dough

Homemade whole wheat pizza dough
07/27/2016 6:49:38 PM vindhyadesai

Fancy eating a pizza? Feel like ordering one? What if you can make it at home with your own homemade dough, hand stretched into a pizza. Here’s the recipe for an easy homemade whole wheat pizza dough. It can also be shaped into a rectangular crust by hand stretching the dough. Italians sell pizza slices that are rectangular in shape and they love their crust thin. Pizza joints all over the world make thick crust mostly but authentic Italian pizzas are actually quite thin much like our rotis. Pizza recipes for Fig and Goat’s Cheese pizza, Pizza Margherita, Veg Supreme pizza are all lined up to be posted. Watch out for pizza recipes in FOI. ... “Whole Wheat Pizza Dough | How to make pizza dough”