Kotte Kadubu | Kotte Idli | Idli Recipes

Soft and fluffy, a special dish from the coastal regions of Karnataka, kotte kadubu
01/24/2018 9:43:47 PM vindhyadesai

Idli is such a common dish across South India and it has gained popularity all across India and also the world. It is apparently recognised as the healthiest breakfast because of the good fermentation it goes through. And why not, idli has less or no oil and is liked by all age groups. Hot idlies, accompanied with chutney and sambar is the go-to breakfast for many. But how about a twist, try this speciality idli variation from the coastal regions of Karnataka, Mangalore – kotte kadubu. ... “Kotte Kadubu | Kotte Idli | Idli Recipes”

Dharwad Peda | Pedha Recipes | Sweet recipes

Little bundles of joy, droolworthy, dreamy Dharwad peda
06/29/2017 9:40:10 PM vindhyadesai

I had no idea that I will be able to try these kind of sweets years ago when I started cooking. For me making these Dharwad Peda at home is a personal milestone in cooking. They taste so good… Do not know where to start exclaiming about this wonderful sweet.
Dharwad peda is a trademark and a well protected sweet recipe from the beautiful land of Dharwad, Karnataka. This recipe has been protected for generations by families like Mishra, Thakur from that region.
This recipe may not even be the way these Dharwad peda are prepared. But I won’t complain they taste so similar and look so similar. So no complaints. Hats off to those folks who have developed and perfected the ‘Dharwad Peda’ recipe for years. ... “Dharwad Peda | Pedha Recipes | Sweet recipes”

Peach Milkshake | Milkshake Recipes

Thick, cool, refreshing peach milkshake –  a joy to gulp down
06/21/2017 10:31:47 PM vindhyadesai

Peaches are fuzzy fruits, so soft and cute. They are bright, colourful and very tasty. Rich in fibre and and they provide instant energy. Making a milkshake or smoothies with fruits is a great way of consuming fruits. This peach milkshake when combined with bananas and a little vanilla ice cream provide a cooling tasty treat!
Peach Milkshake is my favourite way of consuming peaches. These fuzzy fruits always taste best when combined with something. I also make other peach based desserts with like peach and berry crumble which I have already posted. I have also tried peach and berry summer fruit crostata inspired by Ina Garten and also peach pineapple dumpcake. These have been photoshot and their turn to be on FOI should come soon. ... “Peach Milkshake | Milkshake Recipes”

Mango Mastani | Mango Recipes

Mango masti in mango mastani – fun with ice cream and mangoes
06/09/2017 9:53:04 PM vindhyadesai

Mango combined with ice cream is a match made in heaven. The taste of  magnificent mangoes with the chilled sweetness of creamy ice cream makes this chilled drink very special! Mango mastani has ripe mangoes and vanilla or mango ice cream is a speciality drink from Maharashtra!
It is thicker than mango milkshake and has a big scoop of ice cream on top. But the most important thing is the addition of toppings. Toppings in the form of pistachios, tutti frutti, cherries take this mango mastani to another level. ... “Mango Mastani | Mango Recipes”

Strawberry Banana Popsicles | Popsicle Recipes

Summer special, creamy strawberry banana popsicles
06/02/2017 9:36:27 PM vindhyadesai

Summer, strawberries are a hit pair! If those strawberries are converted into creamy dreamy strawberry banana popsicles it surely will be a treat. It is summer on a stick.
4 simple ingredients and you can have the most fun. Fresh strawberries and sweet ripe bananas create the best combination. Slurp on these strawberry banana popsicles in this summer. To sweeten these strawberry banana popsicles I have used honey but if you want use sugar. Honey is definitely a healthier option. Honey goes really well with bananas. ... “Strawberry Banana Popsicles | Popsicle Recipes”

Papaya Banana Milkshake | Milkshake Recipes

Thick, cooling, easy to whip up, papaya banana milkshake
01/17/2017 9:23:25 PM vindhyadesai

Milkshakes are a common appearance in my kitchen every other day. We love our milkshakes and whip up simple ones like this papaya banana milkshake. Milkshakes can be made with almost any fruit except probably barring a few sour fruits.
Smoothies and milkshakes are an easy way of getting kids to consume some fruits. Although eating whole fruits is the best way to consume required fruit intake milkshakes can still be quite useful to as they are easy to digest. In the process, kids can also get their calcium intake. ... “Papaya Banana Milkshake | Milkshake Recipes”

Pista Doodh | Pistachio Milk | How to make pista elaichi doodh?

Creamy, thick, nutty, light green, pistachio doodh/milk
9/18/2016 7:44:49 PM vindhyadesai

A thick milk based drink is a real energy booster especially after fasting. If it has dry nuts added to it the energy, fibre, taste quotient increases that much more. Light emerald coloured pistachios are not only pretty looking nuts their health benefits are also innumerable. They are one of the foods that helps in weight reduction as they are rich in dietary fibre and are known to reduce heart related ailments. They are also known to regulate sugar content and keeps diabetes at bay.
Like I mentioned, the health benefits of this wonder nut are next to endless probably. Their rich nutty flavour imparts a beautiful coarse texture, fragrance and colour when added to milk and also helps thicken milk. More flavour is added by elaichi or kesar (saffron) or both. Enjoy the creamy, nutty flavour of this rich flavoured milk! This is also a great drink for festivals like Holi, Naga Chauthi/Panchmi, Ram Navami. Other milk based drinks to try. ... “Pista Doodh | Pistachio Milk | How to make pista elaichi doodh?”

Beetroot and Potato Peel Crisps

Crispy, salty, beetroot and potato peels roasted chips
9/13/2016 10:56:18 PM vindhyadesai

Any part of a vegetable that is edible should be consumed in its organic form. Discarding good quality ingredients like stalks, peels, clean shoots or roots is probably a sin against Mother Nature and farmers. Consuming vegetables, fruits and greens in their purest organic form is the best way of eating them. Try to convert simple ingredients into nice, tasty and fancy eatables like the one here with beetroot and potato peels. Use organic ones and rinse them beforehand. These crisps will disappear in a jiffy and they are ready in a few minutes. Try other potato and beetroot recipes so you get to make these crisps by saving the peels! These are also a healthy alternative to deep fried, oversalted chips. ... “Beetroot and Potato Peel Crisps”

Ice Cream Cake | Raspberry Swiss Roll Ice-cream Cake

Fun-filled, ice cream filled, decadent, indulgent ice cream cake
9/09/2016 7:22:33 PM vindhyadesai

Is it a cake, is it ice cream? As the name says, it is ice cream cake. Ice cream filled into a cake base and frozen back to solid. This is recipe number 100, a big milestone for Food Of Interest. Thank you to all those who have liked Food Of Interest and for trying out my recipes. It is my humble effort to try out and document Vegetarian/Vegan recipes from India and all over the world. This decadent, indulgent ice cream cake is adapted from Chef Lorraine Pascale‘s ‘Indulgent Ice Cream Cake’. It has a Swiss roll cake base (plain cake with layers of jam or marmalade all rolled into a tight roll) and vanilla ice cream filling. Use Swiss roll cake if you get it or try homemade one (recipe will be posted on FOI), or use regular Pound cake for the base. Layering a bowl with cling wrap is very essential for the cake to be inverted from the bowl and that resembles a half-spherical cake. More details in the recipe below. Please do share recipes from FOI, try them out and leave feedback on the website in ‘Comments’ section and don’t forget to ‘Rate’ the recipes on the website! 🙂 ... “Ice Cream Cake | Raspberry Swiss Roll Ice-cream Cake”

Cinnamon Toast

Delicious comforting warm cinnamon toast
08/10/2016 9:42:23 PM vindhyadesai

Bored of eating regular bread, butter and jam for breakfast? Why not try an easy comforting breakfast with bread. Easy to prepare and it takes the same amount of time as smearing butter on your toast. Fragrant cinnamon with butter on bread toasted till golden, that has to be a super combination. I used to make only chocolate toast in the same way and I also started making this with cinnamon after I saw the recipe on ‘thepioneerwoman’. This toast is very delicious, warm and you can make it in a jiffy. Keep the butter-cinnamon mix ready at night for an easy breakfast in the morning. I have used homemade whole wheat bread here but store bought bread can be the way to go if you are in a hurry. Serve with some slices of bananas, any fruits of your choice and a swirl of honey or golden syrup. ... “Cinnamon Toast”