Rice Kheer | Chawal Ki Kheer | Kheer Recipes

A delicious thick creamy dessert, North Indian style rice kheer or chawal ki kheer
04/22/2019 7:00:21 PM vindhyadesai

A creamy rice kheer is pure bliss! It can be dessert, a sweet, sometimes a light lunch or snack. Ok, don’t tell anyone, it is absolutely to die for! Once in a while, rice kheer or chawal ki kheer for lunch is fine, yes let’s say it is 🙂
For this rice kheer, I have made it North Indian style using fragrant basmati rice. Rice is slowly cooked in milk and then sweetened with sugar. It is then simmered until rice cooks completely and the sugar gets fully absorbed. ... “Rice Kheer | Chawal Ki Kheer | Kheer Recipes”

Tomato Salna | Plain Salna | Gravy Recipes

A rich and thick tomato based gravy with fragrant spices, tomato salna
04/14/2019 8:47:05 PM vindhyadesai

In many of my gravy recipes, I have emphasized the importance of making gravy based recipes for chapathi or roti. Dry palyas/sabzis are nice but you want something to make your chapathis or rotis even more enjoyable. Especially when you are packing a lunch dabba to office or school. So here we are with another delicious tomato based gravy with due importance to tomato, tomato salna.
A salna is usually made for a biryani or parotta. But this tomato salna goes really well with all kinds of rotis! Tomato salna like any other salnas’ has a fresh and fragrant spice base, freshly roasted and ground! The procedure is pretty simple, once you get hold of all the spices. Simple readily available spices usually found in the kitchen pantry go into this tomato salna. I referred to this wonderful recipe and loved the idea of making a plain gravy! ... “Tomato Salna | Plain Salna | Gravy Recipes”

Raw Mango Jam | Maavinakayi Gulamb | Aam Ka Murabba

A delicious homemade maavinakayi gulamb- raw mango jam, perfect for the mango season
04/09/2019 8:19:16 PM vindhyadesai

The temperatures are soaring and there are mangoes to make your life beautiful. Be it raw mangoes and sweet ripe mangoes, the dishes one can make are innumerable. So this time, FOI is back with raw mango jam or maavinakayi gulamb or aam ka murabba. This is a specialty of North Karnataka and Maharashtra region.
Raw mangoes are grated and simmered in sugar until a jammy consistency is achieved. Generally murabba is not overloaded with flavours, it is kept nice and simple. Simple fragrant spices like cinnamon (dalchini), clove (laung), cardamom (elaichi) are used. Here I have used elaichi. ... “Raw Mango Jam | Maavinakayi Gulamb | Aam Ka Murabba”

Basundi | Homemade Basundi | Sweet Recipes

Creamy Basundi with lightly crunchy dry nuts and delicate saffron
03/25/2019 3:45:55 PM vindhyadesai

This month, March’19 Food Of Interest completes 3 full years. I did post the 1st post on March 4th 2016 but I would like to think March and April 2016 were the founding months of FOI. It laid the foundations, setting up the website, finding a nice format for the posts, easy to read and make recipes, indeed it is a special month! With over 15K users per month I thank my readers for trying my recipes 🙂 So here it is and to make it even more statistically special, the 400th post on FOI, on a sweet note with “Basundi“.
Creamy milk sweets are too good to ignore. Imagine thickened sweetened creamy milk loaded with pistachios, almonds, cashews, with subtle fragrance of elaichi. Makes you go into a different world, a world filled with creaminess of milk and nuttiness of rich nuts! This rich introduction is for a traditional Maharashtra and Karnataka special sweet dish, “Basundi”. ... “Basundi | Homemade Basundi | Sweet Recipes”

Banana Chapathi | Baalehannu Chapathi | Banana Recipes

Soft and delicious banana chapathi, a perfect thing to pack for kid’s lunchboxes
03/12/2019  2:13:05 PM vindhyadesai

I had never imagined that one day I would document so many recipes with banana/plantain. Baalehannu rasayana, banana appam, baalekayi chips, baalekayi bajji, banana bread, banana milkshake, baalehannina dosa etc. The list is quite long and to make it longer we have a new kid on the block, enter banana chapathi! One of the best dishes to pack for the lunch box for kids, slather with little ghee and roll them up. Kids will absolutely love this banana chapathi!
Banana chapathi can make use of a nice ripe banana and it is flavoured with elaichi making it taste really delicious. My mother taught me this easy recipe and I make it for our office lunch box all the time! We love eating banana chapathi with mango pickle or some simple palya or curry. ... “Banana Chapathi | Baalehannu Chapathi | Banana Recipes”

Sihi Genasu | Sweet Potato Sweet | Sweet Recipes

Naturally sweet and rich in nutrients, sihi genasu or sweet potato sweet
02/05/2019 9:39:25 PM vindhyadesai

Tubers such as sweet potato, cassava are so underrated. So few takers for these ancient vegetables. But then there is aloo (potato) which came to India through Portuguese about 300 years ago. But we have always had other tubers and root vegetables. These are infact our staples providing essential nutrition in the form of carbohydrates and fibre. So I have come back with a North Karnataka special recipe sihi genasu or sweet potato sweet, translated literally!
Although sweet potatoes look hard they cook very quickly. They have so much taste in them that not much is required to make a nice dish out of it. As with North Karnataka cuisine, we always have simple dishes just like the simple people from the region. Few ingredients and sihi genasu or sweet potato sweet is ready. The syrupy consistency makes you want more. ... “Sihi Genasu | Sweet Potato Sweet | Sweet Recipes”

Til Khoya Ladoo | Til Ke Bugge | Ladoo Recipes

Creamy, delicious, perfect sweet for the winter & to celebrate Sankranti, til khoya ladoo
01/13/2019 8:19:43 PM vindhyadesai

Til or yellu or sesame is such a wonder ingredient. I am mesmerized with the versatility of this ingredient! It can be used as a base for savoury items like chutneys, gojjus and it can also be used to make sweets. In the Middle East, usage of sesame is on an other level! Tahini used in hummus, sesame halvah and what not! Indian cuisine uses sesame in the most unique ways. Here is one such delicious creation, til khoya ladoo or til ke bugge!
A rich and decadent ladoo made with oil-rich sesame seeds mixed with rich homemade khoya and sugar. How can that not be tasty! This Sankranti I decided to make these wonderful til khoya ladoo and wanted to post it immediately so many of you can try! By the way, I recently learnt these are called til ke bugge in Delhi and Punjab from a TV show (Tyohar Ki Thali) ... “Til Khoya Ladoo | Til Ke Bugge | Ladoo Recipes”

Dry Nuts Ladoo | Dry Fruits Ladoo | Ladoo Recipes

Loaded with dry nuts & fruits, laced with fragrant spices, dry nuts ladoo
01/06/2019 1:14:40 PM vindhyadesai

Many of us would have made resolutions for the new year and most of them are connected to eating and fitness. A nutritious dry nuts ladoo could be the answer. This is rich both in taste and texture but equally nutritious if not more. You can pretty much add any kind of dry fruits or nuts you prefer like dried figs, apricots, dry cherries, candied fruits apart from the ones mentioned in this recipe.
Jaggery is rich in minerals and also provides calcium. But for me the favourite part of this ladoo dry nuts ladoo is neither nuts nor jaggery. Uh-huh! Anyone can imply that from the name, dry nuts and ladoo saying it has something sweet. ... “Dry Nuts Ladoo | Dry Fruits Ladoo | Ladoo Recipes”

Instant Coconut Ladoo | Coconut Ladoo | Sweet Recipes

Easy to make, loaded with coconut flavour, festival special instant coconut ladoo
11/05/2018 9:51:10 PM vindhyadesai

Last minute preparations for Deepavali or just to satisfy your sweet tooth. Then you have landed in the right place, instant coconut ladoo. This is such an easy recipe and delicious instant coconut ladoo get ready in no time at all. For festivals, infact simple recipes help to keep your sanity!
For instant coconut ladoo recipe, you will need coconut powder or fine desiccated coconut powder and condensed milk. To enhance the coconut flavour, I add coconut oil, it also keeps the instant coconut ladoo nice and white. Of course elaichi powder makes the ladoo aromatic and flavourful. ... “Instant Coconut Ladoo | Coconut Ladoo | Sweet Recipes”

Badam Poori | Paaka Poori | Sweet Recipes

Delicious and decadent, loaded with hidden oozy sweetness in layers, badam poori
11/03/2018 4:18:54 PM vindhyadesai

Crisp pooris dunked in sugar syrup, flavoured with almonds, elaichi and kesar/saffron, sounds mouth-watering? And why wouldn’t it! Crisp oozy badam poori is my indulgence, something that makes me want to go into the kitchen and dig in! A single bite and you are in trouble because you can’t stop 🙂
Badam poori is very easy to make, needs a bit of time and patience though. It has a few steps to it but totally worth it. Badam poori makes for great sweet during festivals like Varamahalakshmi pooja, Deepavali and more. If you are looking for a lighter sweet instead of big ones like bele holige/obbattu, kayi obbattu etc. then look no more. These delicious, decadent badam poori is your answer. ... “Badam Poori | Paaka Poori | Sweet Recipes”