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”
Moist, healthy and loaded with goodness, overnight carrot cake oatmeal
09/05/2017 9:39:56 PM vindhyadesai
Finding innovative ways to make breakfast always leads me to ideas on Pinterest. This is one such idea, overnight carrot cake oatmeal. It has all the ingredients that go into carrot cake. Speaking of carrot cake, I photoshot wholewheat carrot cake with cream cheese frosting almost an year ago and completely forgot about it.
This overnight carrot cake oatmeal has plump raisins, chopped nuts, aromatic spice powders like cinnamon, all spice. Of course it has oats and grated carrots and the special secret ingredient is chia seeds. Chia seeds add a nice touch and they enhance the consistency of the oatmeal. ... “Overnight Carrot Cake Oatmeal | Oats Recipes”
Flavourful, fragrant and filling, methi matar paneer pulao
07/29/2017 9:45:22 PM vindhyadesai
Pulaos and bhaat are my favourite items to pack for lunch box. Ideal to just heat up and eat without any mess. Being made of rice I generally restrict this affair to once a week. Not that we do not consume rice but it’s mostly in the form of curd rice (done! stamped! my absolute fav!). This methi matar paneer pulao is special and I make it once in a while.
An easy one-pot rice dish from FOI once again. It has fragrant whole garam masala making it extremely flavourful. This methi matar paneer pulao has not 1 not 2 but 3 protagonists as is apparent from the name of the dish! ... “Methi Matar Paneer Pulao | Paneer Recipes | Pulao Recipes”
Creamy, delicious and rich, chapathi-roti side dish – peas kurma
07/13/2017 9:36:51 PM vindhyadesai
Gravy based curries have to be the best side dishes for chapathi/rotis/parathas. This South Indian style peas kurma is one of the best gravies. The peas in this kurma are smooth and they pop in the mouth leaving behind a sweet taste to savour.
This peas kurma has a creamy and smooth texture and the gravy is just right – yes in terms of balance of all flavours. I make different types of kurma, vegetable kurma, beans kurma etc… ... “Peas Kurma | Peas Kurma Gravy | Gravy Recipes”
Flavourful and tasty, pack for your lunch box – special menthya soppina bhaat
05/13/2017 10:11:34 PM vindhyadesai
Any rice bhaat or pulao made with fresh homemade masala is very flavourful. Years ago when I was learning cooking and experimenting with recipes I developed this masala for menthya soppina bhaat. The most important thing I learnt while making this masala was that toor dal enhances and actually brings out the taste of methi leaves/menthya soppu.
I can easily say this is my favourite bhaat of all time. It is so flavourful and aromatic without using a lot of strong spices. Light subtle spices along with desi ghee make this menthya soppina bhaat sing and dance with glory 🙂 ... “Menthya Soppina Bhaat | Methi Bhaat | Bhaat Recipes”
Soft, delicious apple pancakes with homemade apple sauce
02/27/2017 9:24:57 PM vindhyadesai
Pancakes for breakfast, sounds Western and fancy. It is very much like our dosas and very easy to prepare. A little preparation is required though, for these apple pancakes with homemade apple sauce.
Make apple sauce ahead of time or previous day. Preparing these tasty apple pancakes will then be a breeze. For Pancake day, my recipe from FOI is apple pancake. ... “Apple Pancakes | Eggless Apple Sauce Pancakes”
Soft, buttery, fluffy and very flavourful eggless whole wheat cinnamon rolls
02/05/2017 7:36:45 PM vindhyadesai
Warm eggless whole wheat cinnamon rolls just out of the oven are a delicacy. They taste sooooooo good. The cinnamon goodness with all the melted butter makes the rolls so soft. These little rolls of soft bread are fun to eat.
These eggless whole wheat cinnamon rolls can be served for breakfast or for dessert or just eaten as a snack. I have also made a decadent vanilla bean and coffee icing. It is to die-for! It keeps the rolls moist and makes these eggless whole wheat cinnamon rolls extra special. ... “Eggless Whole Wheat Cinnamon Rolls With Vanilla Bean And Coffee Icing”
Festive, loaded with nuts and raisins, aromatic special jeera rice
01/23/2017 9:12:20 PM vindhyadesai
Jeera rice is a very common dish in North Indian cuisine. Somehow this humble rice dish gets lost amongst special dishes. How about making this special jeera rice? It is also called Ney Choru or Nei choru, a special dish from the Malabar region of Kerala. Make this jeera rice stand out on your plate!
True to its origins, this jeera ghee rice is made extra special with aromatic spices like elaichi, dalchini and laung. It is also rich and festive with cashew nuts, raisins and ghee. A simple humble rice dish will make you feel like royalty! ... “Special Jeera Rice | Ney Choru | Jeera rice with nuts and raisins | Rice Recipes”
Spicy, tangy, tasty badanekayi rasapalya – gravy for rotis
01/22/2017 5:13:15 PM vindhyadesai
A very popular gravy from North Karnataka, badanekayi rasapalya. It is spicy yet refreshing and tastes best with bhakkri/jolada roti or even regular chapathis or rotis.
Badanekayi rasapalya or brinjal gravy has simple spices like sesame and cinnamon. Their combination makes this gravy loaded with flavours. Tomato and onion makes the base of the gravy nice and thick. Texture-wise this gravy scores a ten on ten in my opinion. ... “Badanekayi Rasapalya | Brinjal Gravy | Gravy Recipes”
Adorned with whole black peppercorns, soft and delicious ven pongal
01/02/2017 12:40:47 PM vindhyadesai
A wholesome rice with the simplest of spices has to be pongal. Main ingredients being rice and mung/moong dal along with black pepper they make a super delicious combo. Ven pongal is a variation of khichdi from Tamil Nadu and South India. This is similar to hotel style pongal served with white coconut chutney and tiffin sambar.
Khichdi is the most common dish all over India. It is made in different ways for instance the one, I have already posted from Bengal, khichuri. These dishes are very comforting and most importantly they are one-pot meals. ... “Ven Pongal | Pongal Recipes | Sankranti Recipes”