Mashed Potatoes | Garlic Mash Potatoes | Side Dish

Creamy, dreamy mashed potatoes, a staple English side dish
04/15/2018 10:16:24 AM vindhyadesai

Sometimes making a simple and easy dish can make your lunch table look pretty and fancy just by the sheer mention of the name of the dish. I think mashed potatoes is one such dish. It’s a staple side dish on an English menu and it definitely makes it nice and fancy, it brings all the dishes together.
Usually mashed potatoes is also served with some sauteed green beans, peas and some roasted veggies along with the main dish. Mashed potatoes are creamy and dreamy, a small spoonful should just melt in your mouth. the key to making good mashed potatoes is to use floury type potatoes, i.e. when potatoes are cooked and soft, the texture of the potatoes should be floury. ... “Mashed Potatoes | Garlic Mash Potatoes | Side Dish”

Mixed Vegetable Upma | Mixed Veg Uppittu | Breakfast Recipes

Most common yet best breakfast ever, mixed vegetable upma
04/11/2018 3:15:36 PM vindhyadesai

Upma or uppittu, how should I start describing this delicious, healthy dish. Most households in India make this super tasty breakfast. After idli and paratha, upma is the most commonly made dish, it is indeed an everyday dish. However upma is disliked by many, if you do not get the consistency right, it will lump up or become dry and boring. Try this mixed vegetable upma and follow the steps, you will always make upma the way it should be made. 
Mixed vegetable upma can be made with a variety of vegetables, like cabbage, beans, carrot and peas. Generally I add carrot, beans and peas the best combo. Upma needs to have the rava roasted well along with getting the right amount of oil/ghee and water to make the upma. Only then mixed vegetable upma for that matter any kind of upma will taste good. ... “Mixed Vegetable Upma | Mixed Veg Uppittu | Breakfast Recipes”

Carrot Saaru | Carrot Rasam | Rasam Recipes

Mild, sweet & piping hot carrot saaru or rasam, a great accompaniment with steamed rice
03/19/2018 9:41:50 PM vindhyadesai

Saaru or rasams are simple and light especially after making a heavy meal for festivals like Ugadi. I am a big fan different kinds of saaru and one such easy one is carrot saaru. It will be great to incorporate vegetables into saaru, they give a distinct taste. Carrots are very versatile and they really blend in well in this carrot saaru a slightly carrot’y taste, a little sweetness and also has the healing properties of saaru.
Piping hot carrot saaru mixed with hot steamed rice and there’s nothing like it. Very comforting and soothing, makes you feel refreshed and satisfied after a heavy meal. I have added some additional spices like jeera and black pepper along with saarina pudi/rasam powder. These spices take the taste and goodness of carrot saaru to the next level. ... “Carrot Saaru | Carrot Rasam | Rasam Recipes”

Butternut Squash Soup | Soup Recipes | Winter Recipes

Creamy with mild spicy notes, butternut squash soup
03/10/2018 9:47:26 PM vindhyadesai

As winter is drawing to a close, soups will soon vanish off the cooking menu. One of the most comforting kinds of food is a bowl of piping hot soup. Butternut squash is one of those vegetables which is born to be made into a soup. So here it is, butternut squash soup.
Squashes belong to the same family of pumpkins. Pumpkins have a sweet pulp and very tasty, so are these butternut squashes. Hard on the outside, sweet and pulpy on the inside. No wonder this butternut squash soup turns out so creamy and tasty. ... “Butternut Squash Soup | Soup Recipes | Winter Recipes”

Dal Palak | Home style palak dal | Dal Recipes

Comforting and tasty, loaded with nutrition, home style dal palak
02/04/2018 5:52:51 PM vindhyadesai

Be it any day, a comforting bowl of dal is always the answer to feed a hungry stomach. It is not spicy nor is it too bland, it is like a gravy to eat with rotis/chapathis or just mix with plain old rice. It is full of proteins and loaded with nutrients if you add greens or vegetables like in this dal palak.
I love lapping up dal palak with chapathis or tawa parathas, such an easy yet filling dish for lunch or for dinner. Enjoy the goodness of palak and the mellowness of dal, surely a great combo in the form of dal palak. ... “Dal Palak | Home style palak dal | Dal Recipes”

Dal Makhani | Dal 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”

Baked Jacket Potatoes | Comfort Food 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”

Dalia Khichdi | Broken Wheat Khichdi | Godhuma Khichdi

Warm, fibrous, loaded with veggies – dalia khichdi
10/21/2017 3:59:00 PM vindhyadesai

Khichdi is great in any form. It is warming and has a feel good factor to it. It is the epitome of comfort food! But consuming rice can sometimes be boring. So to add a different kind of texture why not try this dalia khichdi.
Dalia is nothing but broken wheat and is similar to bulgur wheat but not the same. It cooks well and mixes well to make tasty dishes like this dalia khichdi. It is loaded with vegetables and lots of flavour. ... “Dalia Khichdi | Broken Wheat Khichdi | Godhuma Khichdi”

Vegetable Hot And Sour Soup | Soup Recipes

Piping hot, loaded with vegetables, Indo-Chinese style vegetable hot and sour soup
02/19/2017 6:03:27 PM vindhyadesai

Winter is drawing to a close and spring will start soon. So make the most of cold winter nights. Sip on some gorgeous vegetable hot and sour soup. Soups are food for the soul and I totally agree with it!
Vegetable hot and sour soup is really a nice assortment of vegetables cooked in a mildly spicy broth with simple flavours. Flavours from Indo-Chinese cuisine makes this soup very special and delicious.
You will crave more and more of this soup simply because of its soothing effect on the body. It is a well balanced soup and it can be adjusted to your taste most importantly. ... “Vegetable Hot And Sour Soup | Soup Recipes”

Ven Pongal | Pongal Recipes | Sankranti 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”