Instant corn idli, an easy breakfast recipe with pop-in-the-mouth corn niblets
12/18/2016 2:55:39 PM vindhyadesai
We all love instant recipes be it idlis or dosas. But instant recipes need to have the right balance to turn out to be tasty. Their fermented counterparts enjoy the time to rest and turn out to be light and airy. But adding flavourful things into a recipe like corn or spinach like this instant corn idli makes them taste so good!
Corn idli is made from corn rava (maize rava/cornmeal). This is easily available in grocery stores. Just like making rava idli, this instant corn idli is a specialty. It has yogurt added for moisture and light instant fermentation. The pop-in-the-mouth corn niblets (frozen/fresh) along with sweet raisins make them very unique in taste. ... “Instant Corn Idli | Idli Recipes”
Piping hot, appetizing, refreshing drink, pudina dal shorba
12/13/2016 8:43:51 PM vindhyadesai
Shorbas’ are a great way to start a meal. Pudina dal shorba definitely has a place at the beginning of a grand feast. Shorbas’ have their roots in Persia and the Middle East.
These are piping hot soups served as an appetizer. As we know with soups, there can be many varieties. Shorbas’ are specialty soups from Asian cuisine. It is even served just on its own with some kind of bread to soak up the goodness. ... “Pudina Dal Shorba | Soup Recipes”
Soft, delicious and filling tomato paratha for travel or lunchbox
11/30/2016 9:54:21 PM vindhyadesai
Did you know that tomatoes can be ‘grated’ into a coarse puree. I learnt this recently from an article which mentioned ingredients that can actually be grated. So these grated tomatoes add a new kind of texture to soft tomato paratha. I have used this technique to make super tasty red tomato paratha.
However, tomatoes should be firm and just ripe to be able to grate them. Of course, they should also be fresh. Nothing stops us from pureeing the tomatoes in a blender. That would work well too. ... “Tomato Paratha | How to make tomato paratha?”
Hot, sour and spicy flavourful Chinese sesame noodles
11/27/2016 12:19:13 PM vindhyadesai
A bowl of hot noodles on a cold winter evening is food and nourishment to the body and soul. Very comforting and refreshing dish is this sesame noodles. With mild flavours of sesame oil and the crunch of toasted sesame seeds makes this the ultimate sesame noodles.
It has the perfect balance of flavours from vinegar, soya sauce and the hint of garlic. This is very very easy to make. Just throw in noodles in hot water and cook it according to package instructions. Meanwhile you can prepare the extremely flavourful sesame sauce to pour over hot noodles. ... “Sesame Noodles | Noodles Recipes”
Gooey, cheesy, corn spinach cheese sandwich – a sure crowd pleaser
11/24/2016 4:38:39 PM vindhyadesai
Biting into warm melted cheese is like a dream come true. Sandwich with spinach, sweet corn mixed with white sauce and topped with cheese is one of the best sandwiches ever. I had eaten corn spinach cheese sandwich a few years back on a flight and instantly had fallen in love with this green-yellow cheesy goodness. Since then I have made this sandwich many times.
Sometimes I use frozen spinach and corn and sometimes fresh or a combination of both. There is no difference in taste and tastes heavenly each time. ... “Corn Spinach Cheese Sandwich | Sandwich Recipes”
Soft raw banana, rice flour rotis for breakfast
11/22/2016 9:54:34 PM vindhyadesai
Plain rotis are always nice to eat and usually the default choice in most households. Be it rice flour, wheat flour, plain flour, simple rotis are the best for your routine. Making whole wheat flour parathas or rotis with some kind of vegetable is not uncommon. Methi theplas, carrot parathas recipes available on FOI.
How about adding some vegetable to rice flour rotis. I have already posted steamed rice flour rotis an ideal dish for breakfast. Raw banana is a very underrated and unused vegetable but it adds a lots of texture and softness to dishes. So now try baalekayi akki roti. ... “Baalekayi Akki Roti | Raw Banana Rice Flour Rotis”
Refreshing and tasty guacamole, a staple Mexican condiment
11/12/2016 3:48:52 PM vindhyadesai
How chutneys are to most Indians the same is guacamole to Mexicans. It is a refreshing condiment, something on the side for Mexican dishes. It goes well as an accompaniment to most Mexican dishes. Avocados are my favourite fruit, it goes so well with everything and is absolutely nutritious.
Guacamole is prepared in a number of ways. Here I have illustrated the most common simplest recipe for guacamole. Though it sounds scary and difficult to make once you know the ingredients one can probably make this in their sleep 🙂
Serve this with spinach cheddar muffins, jalapeno corn bread or with mix veg enchiladas. ... “Guacamole Dip | Mexican Recipes | How to make guacamole?”
Creamy dreamy spinach soup for a cold winter night
11/04/2016 8:25:51 PM vindhyadesai
A bowl of soup is food for the soul. Soups are very comforting and satisfying. Spinach soup is one of those soups which can be simply gulped down with some garlic bread on the side or just like that. It is creamy, thick and very delicious.
Imagine the warm soup going down your throat after a long day at work on a cold winter night. So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and make this creamy spinach soup 🙂
Not only do you get the warmth from the soup but also the essential nutrients from the goodness of these beautiful green leaves. Using fresh spinach to make this soup makes the soup retain the emerald green colour of the leaves.
It does not require a whole lot of flavouring at all, some simple black pepper and salt seasoning will do the trick. With my spinach dishes I usually love to add a pinch or two of nutmeg/jaiphal as it goes really well with the flavour of spinach.
You can even add a dash of cream to make it extra rich and creamier but milk also will do the trick. Milk mellows the flavour of spinach and gives it a rich smoothness. Enjoy this creamy spinach soup and here are more soups from FOI! Also do try other spinach recipes. ... “Spinach Soup | How to make spinach soup?”
Comforting and tasty, quick to make, garlicy spaghetti
10/16/2016 8:55:38 PM vindhyadesai
From the land of Italy comes a very simple pasta dish called “Spaghetti Aglio e Olio” which means spaghetti in garlic and oil. This dish is super quick and easy to make. It is one of those quick fix dinners that I make sometimes after a long day or sometimes when I just have only a bunch of garlic and no other vegetable. This can be served with garlic bread or just some toasted bread or even just on its own. I have used whole wheat spaghetti here but durum wheat spaghetti can also be used, anything that you can get your hands on. This pasta dish can also be made with thin spaghetti, angel hair pasta or any other kind of pasta you like. Enjoy the benefits of garlic with this easy dish. Simple, aromatic and tasty! Other pasta dishes and many more Italian dishes to try. ... “Garlic Spaghetti | Spaghetti Aglio e Olio | Pasta in garlic oil”
Cooling, refreshing Greek Tzatziki dip
09/29/2016 10:58:53 PM vindhyadesai
Tzatziki, (pronounced ta:t:si:ki) is a yogurt based dip from Greek cuisine. It is very similar to cucumber raitha differing only in the addition of certain ingredients like, olive oil and vinegar. Aromatic herbs like mint, dill (sabsige) are added to make the dip even more delicious. Mint leaves can be cut into chiffonades (mint leaves stacked up, rolled and then cut into thin long strips) or the dill leaves can be finely chopped and added to the dip. This emerald light green coloured grated cucumber dip is very refreshing and cooling. Make this for your Mediterranean platter, recipe up next on FOI. From top left, roasted red pepper hummus, plain hummus and tzatziki. As promised, I am posting the part of the photo of the mega Mediterranean platter. Perfect for the upcoming weekend. ... “Tzatziki | How to make Greek Tzatziki dip?”