Festive and loaded with nuts and raisins, creamy sakkare pongal
01/08/2018 9:56:18 PM vindhyadesai
Come January, we start preparing for Makara Sankranti/Pongal. In various parts of India this is a special festival and is celebrated with much fervour all around. Traditional recipes such as this sweet version sakkare pongal and a spicy version like ven pongal are the main staples of this festival.
Sakkare pongal a.k.a sakkarai pongal, has its origins in Tamil Nadu and is a must for the festival. It has rice and mung dal cooked until soft and creamy in a jaggery syrup and milk. It is flavoured with fragrant spices like laung, cardamom and topped with ghee. ... “Sakkare Pongal | Sweet Pongal | Sankranti Recipes”
Kid-friendly, bright coloured beetroot paratha with all the goodness of beetroots
01/06/2018 11:52:48 AM vindhyadesai
Soft stuffed or mixed dough parathas is one of the best ways of getting your kid to eat vegetables. Different kinds of brightly coloured vegetables will definitely make their way into your kid’s stomach. So be hopeful always and with a little preparation make tasty dishes which provide guaranteed nutrition. This beetroot paratha is one such dish.
Make the dough for beetroot paratha ahead of time or the previous evening. Roll them out for breakfast or pack ’em for lunch box with a dab of ghee on top. You will be set for the day! ... “Beetroot Paratha | Paratha Recipes”
Rich and nutty, with a beautiful sunshine yellow colour, badam halwa
01/01/2018 8:08:24 PM vindhyadesai
A rich and nutty halwa is the order of the day! Welcoming the new year with a gorgeous yellow coloured traditional sweet, badam halwa. Halwas are very popular all over India. Carrot halwa, lauki halwa are amongst the most favourite and common ones.
Badam halwa is a rich and decadent halwa made purely with almonds, sugar and fragrant saffron (kesar). Indeed it is a very rich sweet but so tasty that you will want to gorge on more than one. ... “Badam Halwa | Sweet Recipes | Festival Recipes”
Wholesome urad dal and rajma in a decadent and creamy dal makhani
12/27/2017 8:11:06 PM vindhyadesai
What can be more comforting than a big bowl of dal with steamed rice or phulkas. And if you can make restaurant/dhaba style dal that will be an added bonus. Try this creamy and rich, restaurant style dal makhani.
Enjoy the wholesome goodness of urad dal and rajma. Unlike regular dals, this is very special so reserve dal makhani for special occasions. It is rich, creamy and extremely flavourful. Every drop of this dal is filled with fragrant spices and creaminess. ... “Dal Makhani | Dal Recipes”
Moist, succulent and a treat to the eyes, eggless black forest cake
12/23/2017 7:06:34 PM vindhyadesai
A special gateau is prepared for special occasions. A moist, succulent chocolate cake filled with sweet frosting and soaked in cherry juice, sounds too good to be true. Presenting eggless black forest cake, a special childhood favourite for many.
Eggless black forest cake has layers of sweet cherry pieces soaking in a cherry juice. The layers of cake has sweetened whipped cream with chocolate shavings on top. This is a beautiful ensemble of colours. It has the deep dark chocolate colour, white whipped cream and topped with deep red succulent fresh cherries. ... “Eggless Black Forest Cake | Cake Recipes”
Warm, creamy with all the flavours a pizza would have, pizza dip for breads
12/17/2017 5:13:50 PM vindhyadesai
Is it pizza, is it a dip, how about flavours of pizza in a dip? If you are planning to make pizza and you find it very daunting to make the dough, let it rise and then prepare all the toppings. Then you also would have to wait for the pizza to bake. But how about you get the flavours of a pizza in a quick pizza dip.
Pizza dip can then be eaten with garlic bread, breadsticks or plain ol’ toasted bread. It’s fun to share too. Children will like the mild flavours and they can dip how much ever they want to. Adults don’t have to be left behind, try this for a fondue party if you are up for it. ... “Pizza Dip | Snack Recipes | Dip Recipes”
Crisy and tasty breakfast, ragi dosa with ground batter
12/04/2017 9:46:11 PM vindhyadesai
Dosas are very versatile, they can be prepared in many ways and can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Ragi dosa with ground batter is one such dish. Ragi dosa is getting popular day by day. Most hotels serve ragi dosa along with other varieties of dosas.
Ragi or finger millet is very nutritious, it is very light. This ragi dosa with ground batter turns out very crisp and tasty. Add a few finely chopped onions, some chopped green chillies in the batter or top them on the dosas. Either way you get a great combination. ... “Ragi Dosa With Ground Batter | Ragi Dosa | Dosa Recipes”
Perfect for a snack or for lunch baked jacket potatoes with fun fillings
11/08/2017 4:30:58 PM vindhyadesai
During winter I feel like digging into humble potatoes in the form of baked jacket potatoes. These wonderful spuds have a warm, homey feel to them and is the ultimate comfort food. These baked jacket potatoes have fun fillings in them like baked beans, some sauteed veggies, cheese and a little butter for some richness.
Baked jacket potatoes are a staple English lunch or snack item. Big baked jacket potatoes are served up with all kinds of fillings with a simple side salad. It is definitely fun to dig into these baked jacket potatoes. As a matter of fact, potatoes are nutritious in many ways, they are low in calories, now who knew that? Anything in moderation is good. ... “Baked Jacket Potatoes | Comfort Food Recipes”
Fresh and fragrant, basil pesto pasta with homemade basil pesto
11/07/2017 6:34:55 PM vindhyadesai
Fresh pasta need not only be a restaurant affair. It is can be easily made at home and also in a very simple way. Take for instance this basil pesto pasta, it has fresh basil leaves, grown at home (can be easily bought in a shop too). So it is pot to pan in this fresh and fragrant basil pesto pasta.
Pesto is a very famous condiment in Italian food, it is essentially a sauce made with fresh basil leaves, parmesan, olive oil and nuts(pine or walnuts) all coarsely made into a sauce. This sauce is then tossed with fresh pasta and a humble dish of basil pesto pasta is served. ... “Basil Pesto Pasta | Pesto Pasta | Pasta Recipes”
Creamy, dreamy and oozing with flavour of variety of fruits – fruits and cream
11/02/2017 6:08:37 PM vindhyadesai
A bowl of cut fruits seems boring and tasteless. But fresh fruits are good for you, they are rich in fibre and nutrients. But once in a while how about enriching your bowl of fruits by adding some sweetened cream. Especially when guests are over and you want to make something quickly but still special. Fruits and cream is the answer 🙂
You can use any kind of fresh ripe fruits to make your own version of fruits and cream. Infact the best way to serve this and make it look fancy is by presenting a fruits and cream buffet. Assorted bowls of fruits cut up or sliced. Then beside it lay out a big bowl of beaten, thickened luscious sweetened cream to pour on top. ... “Fruits and Cream | Creamy fruit salad | Dessert Recipes”