Soft, delicious, gluten free, breakfast recipe, carrot akki roti
02/10/2018 11:55:41 AM vindhyadesai
Planning a breakfast everyday is a daunting task. When I plan the menu for a full work week I always try to include wholesome breakfasts. Almost every other week I try to make Karnataka special soft akki rotis. Akki rotis are made with rice flour mixed with some simple spices, green chillis, chopped coriander and grated coconut. Along with that any vegetables are added, like grated carrots, chopped onions, grated cucumber, grated lauki. Here I have explained step by step recipe for carrot akki roti. ... “Carrot Akki Roti | Akki Roti Recipes | Breakfast 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”
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”
Piping hot, super tasty, Karnataka style majjige huli
03/27/2017 8:28:23 PM vindhyadesai
Any day it’s our home style food that will make us feel comforted. These are the dishes your mom or granny used to make isn’t it? It will immediately make one nostalgic! My home style kind of food is South Indian food especially dishes like Karnataka style majjige huli (huLi).
Karnataka style majjige huli has ground coconut as the main ingredient along with kadale bele a.k.a chana dal. These two are ground together with minimal spices making extremely flavourful and nice and thick!
I really love to lap up Karnataka style majjige huli. A steaming bowl of rice along with a few sandige (fryums or fritters) and a pickle to taste on the side. All these together is a complete meal in itself! (our menu for tomorrow :-)) ... “Karnataka Style Majjige Huli | Majjige HuLi | Festival Recipes”
Easy-peasy, refreshing and cooling aloo raitha – a simple side dish
02/07/2017 8:28:55 PM vindhyadesai
Aloo or potato or batata is one super vegetable. Though full of starch and carbohydrates, if consumed in moderation and in tasty dishes it can be quite beneficial. Of course I do not recommend to load up on salted potato chips. But this aloo raitha is both refreshing and cooling.
Aloo raitha acts as a super side dish for pulaos or bhaats or biriyanis. It also has a lot of texture as potato provides a lot of body to the raitha. Just a few simple flavours and voila! you have made yourself a super tasty side dish. ... “Aloo Raitha | How to make aloo raitha? | Raitha Recipes”
Bright, colourful and cool, beetroot saasme or beetroot raitha
01/07/2017 4:52:15 PM vindhyadesai
Saasme or raitha is one common dish I make with any South Indian meal like this beetroot raitha, carrot saasme, sorekayi (lauki) saasme etc. After a hearty lunch with hot and spicy sambar, huLi, saaru, kootu or rasam you will need something to cool things off. Plain yogurt does the trick most of the times.
A very good way of consuming more vegetables is to mix it with yogurt/curd to make a raitha. This beetroot raitha or saasme is a very good way of consuming this bright yet humble vegetable. ... “Beetroot Saasme | Beetroot Raitha | Raitha 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”
Healthy, fibrous overnight oatmeal with bananas and some choco-chips for extra fun
12/03/2016 11:28:26 AM vindhyadesai
Overnight oatmeal is catching up as a favourite breakfast. And why not? It is healthy, it is loaded with fibre and most importantly it can be prepared previous evening. Just load up on this banana choco chip overnight oatmeal for breakfast. What are you waiting for 🙂
Overnight oatmeal is nothing but soaking oats in a liquid (usually some kind of milk like cow’s milk or almond milk). Add any toppings or flavours you like, make it your own. I love the idea of translating ice cream flavours (without the guilt) *grin* into overnight oatmeals. I saw this idea on Pinterest. ... “Banana Choco Chip Overnight Oatmeal | Overnight oatmeal recipes”
Pungent and flavourful aloo posto – aloo sabzi with khus-khus paste
10/09/2016 10:42:16 PM vindhyadesai
Aloo sabzis are the go-to sabzis be it on a festival or on regular days. Aloo or potatoes just work with anything and everything. After I decided to prepare Bengali style khichuri and tamatar chatni for Durgashtami I was thinking of a sabzi to go along with the chatni and phulkas/rotis, finally I zeroed in on making aloo posto. The star of the show is not aloo though. It is a paste made from lightly roasted khus-khus/gasa gase/poppy seeds. They give a pungent flavour to the sabzi and add great texture. Aloo posto is generally made in mustard oil like most Bengali dishes. It is a simple sabzi and is ready in no time. Do try other khus-khus or poppy seeds related dishes and aloo dishes. ... “Aloo Posto | Bengali Aloo Poshto | How to make aloo posto?”
Easy aloo jeera recipe with warming, toasted jeera
10/06/2016 7:38:51 PM vindhyadesai
One of the most common recipes I turn to when I need to prepare something with chapathi/phulkas/rotis is this easy aloo jeera sabzi. Aloo jeera or potatoes in warm toasted jeera/cumin seeds sounds comforting and delicious. This easy aloo jeera recipe can be made for vrata/vrat during Navratri or other vrat related festivals. Use sendha namak when making this for vrata/vrat. This dish gets ready in very less time the only waiting time is for the potatoes to get boiled and cooked which will be faster if you cook them in a cooker. Potatoes can be chopped in any way you like, any shape and any size but make sure they are bite sized. Here jeera is added 2 ways, toasted and pounded jeera and some in the tadka. Other potato dishes to try. ... “Aloo Jeera | How to make aloo jeera?”