A super tasty and creamy pasta salad, loaded with all the fun fixins
04/2/2019 10:26:28 PM vindhyadesai
In the sweltering what if you feel like eating something cool and savoury with some carbohydrates. Then do try this pasta salad with a creamy sundried tomatoes dressing and loaded with some fun fixins. I have added cherry tomatoes, feta cheese and olives. But you can add anything of your choice, capers, deseeded diced cucumber, avocado etc.
For this pasta salad, I have used fusilli pasta (spiral shaped). However feel free to use any pasta suitable for a salad like penne, macaroni etc .The best part about this pasta salad is you can make this ahead of time. As a matter of fact, pasta salad should be made ahead of time for the flavours to develop. I have adapted this recipe from Ina Garten’s pasta salad recipe. ... “Pasta Salad | Pasta Salad with Sundried Tomatoes”
Healthy and tasty, a staple paratha in many households, mooli paratha
03/30/2019 10:10:04 PM vindhyadesai
Wholesome parathas are always loved at my home. I make them all the time, parathas of all kinds, aloo paratha, gobhi paratha, paneer paratha and theplas like carrot paratha, methi thepla, beetroot paratha, tomato paratha and more. I make wholesome mooli paratha all the time too and I photoshot this recipe almost 2 years back and forgot to post it.
Radishes are an under-appreciated vegetable like most root vegetables are, be it beetroot or sweet potatoes. So delicious, mooli paratha is the order of today. There are all kinds of radishes daikon, horseradish, small breakfast radishes that look as cute as a button! ... “Mooli Paratha | Radish Paratha | Paratha Recipes”
Creamy squash risotto, one of the best comfort foods with arborio rice and soft squash
03/09/2019 10:59:55 PM vindhyadesai
Comfort foods such as a creamy risotto is one of my many dreams. I dream about eating a spoonful of risotto and feeling the warmth go down my throat. Am I making you hungry because I know I am by just describing about it. Let’s make it more real, so here I am, back with a recipe for pumpkin or squash risotto.
A creamy risotto is usually made with arborio rice or risotto rice which you can easily get in super markets. It sure sounds fancy and restaurant’sy but trust me it is easy to make it at home. All you need is good ingredients, water and patience. Risotto turns creamy by adding boiling water one ladleful at a time. ... “Squash Risotto | Risotto Recipes | Italian Recipes”
Golden and soft paneer cubes in a fragrant and flavourful paneer pulao
03/07/2019 8:24:11 PM vindhyadesai
To make a filling dish takes not much effort. You can also make it fancy-looking by actually not spending a lot of time and effort. How about a flavourful paneer pulao to be the main dish. So it can be served with raitha and that is lunch taken care of. Soft golden paneer in a rice pulao sounds mouth-watering, so here it is!
For this paneer pulao, I have roasted off some whole garam masala to make a fresh and fragrant masala. Paneer pulao makes a for a great lunch box dish or a main dish for a party. Typically I use basmati rice to make any pulao but you can use any long grained rice to make pulao, turns out really tasty. ... “Paneer Pulao | Matar Paneer Pulao | Pulao Recipes”
Spicy, lip smacking, chilli noodle soup, to clear your senses
03/02/2019 10:20:35 PM vindhyadesai
The cure for a nose block or even a running nose, yes both, is a nice piping hot soup. I find my solace in a comforting chilli noodle soup loaded with ginger and garlic. A chilli noodle soup is so comforting just the thought of it starts clearing my senses. Adding a swirl of honey provides some much needed comfort to a sore throat.
Anyway do not restrict chilli noodle soup to just comfort you on a bad day. Slurp on this wonder chilli noodle soup on any rainy or cold winter evening. It surely will make you feel more energetic and cheerful. It is all about the balance of those flavours. ... “Chilli Noodle Soup | Noodles Soup | Soup Recipes”
Simple everyday sabzi, wholesome and flavoursome, aloo methi
02/27/2019 9:18:01 PM vindhyadesai
A good collection of everyday recipes especially palya/sabzi is very essential. It should be part of a recipe book if you maintain one. Hand-written, everyday recipes are one of the best ways of learning to cook. Noting the recipe down even if you have a copy the book, is quarter of the recipe done. It nicely registers and you exactly know what you need to add to it. So new learners, bachelors, this is one such recipe, aloo methi.
Sabzis made with aloo make for a very easy recipe and go well with rotis/phulkas/chapathis. One of my favourite ways to make a side dish is to choose an easy recipe. I have made a Bengali style aloo methi sabzi with some panch phoran. If you do not have panch phoran readily available, it is quite easy to mix it, read on.
Methi daana (fenugreek), kalonji (nigella seeds), jeera (cumin), rai (mustard) and saunf (fennel)*, yes that easy. Or just use jeera instead, that works too for this recipe! ... “Aloo Methi | Aloo Methi Sabzi | Sabzi Recipes”
Soft, pillowy and fancy, homemade eggless gnocchi in butter garlic sauce
01/31/2019 8:11:44 PM vindhyadesai
A fancy sounding dish that can be made at home. Just like how you would have seen on the television in some masterchef show or just like how they make in restaurants. If you have always wanted to try such a dish at home then why not try this eggless gnocchi in a butter garlic sauce.
Let’s see how to make these soft, pillowy eggless gnocchi in butter garlic sauce. The main ingredient required is a starchy potato which needs to be boiled to get the right texture. But the most important thing to make these eggless gnocchi in butter garlic sauce is a pair of light hands. Yes, technique is the key, read on! ... “Eggless Gnocchi in Butter Garlic Sauce | Eggless Gnocchi”
Creamy, melt in the mouth, with a delicious taste and homely feel, palak saag
01/27/2019 6:48:05 PM vindhyadesai
A simple and flavourful gravy is all you need to get back that homely feeling. Everyday foods, the food which we are used to and the food that we have grown up with is what everyone needs. A little effort and you can have this every single day, trust me it is possible. One such recipe is sarson ka saag, a special gravy from the Punjab region. I have to make do with palak saag as I do not get sarson here.
Next time I plan to grow sarson (mustard leaves) at home after this chilling winter. Till then it is palak saag with no flavours compromised! Palak saag or spinach gravy has some simple masalas and is of course rich in fibre and Vitamin A. Buy fresh organic palak/spinach to make palak saag. ... “Palak Saag | Spinach Saag | Gravy Recipes”
Delicious and soft makki di roti or makai ka roti perfect for winters
01/23/2019 9:38:10 PM vindhyadesai
Staple food from any region must be celebrated, it is what has kept generations thriving with good health. Moreover locally grown or sourced ingredients help sustain a society. One such recipe is makki di roti or makai atta ki roti made with maize flour. It is a staple of the Punjab region!
Made with a simple flour and seasoned with spices, always available at home, makki di roti is absolutely delicious. For winters, makki di roti is a must at Punjabi and Himachal Pradesh homes. It provides the much needed warmth and tastes delicious with sarson ka saag or palak saag. A blob of white butter (safed makhan) made at home seals the deal! ... “Makki Di Roti | Makai Roti | Roti Recipes”
Smooth, bright green, velvetty and fragrant, pea mint soup
01/20/2019 8:08:38 PM vindhyadesai
To continue with healthy recipes this January in the new year, I decided to post a soup recipe. Soup definitely has a place in healthy recipes series. What better than a piping hot, smooth and velvetty pea mint soup. It is such as an easy to make soup, gets ready quickly and you do not have to go to any gourmet restaurant to get such flavours.
For this pea mint soup I have kept it very simple finishing with some fresh cream to give a smooth finish. But you can make white sauce or bechamel sauce and then proceed with making the soup. White sauce recipe for another day. ... “Pea Mint Soup | Matar Pudina Soup | Soup Recipes”