Carrot Akki Roti | Akki Roti Recipes | Breakfast Recipes

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”

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”

Kotte Kadubu | Kotte Idli | Idli Recipes

Soft and fluffy, a special dish from the coastal regions of Karnataka, kotte kadubu
01/24/2018 9:43:47 PM vindhyadesai

Idli is such a common dish across South India and it has gained popularity all across India and also the world. It is apparently recognised as the healthiest breakfast because of the good fermentation it goes through. And why not, idli has less or no oil and is liked by all age groups. Hot idlies, accompanied with chutney and sambar is the go-to breakfast for many. But how about a twist, try this speciality idli variation from the coastal regions of Karnataka, Mangalore – kotte kadubu. ... “Kotte Kadubu | Kotte Idli | Idli Recipes”

Idli Using Idli Rava | Idli Recipes | How to make soft idlis?

Super soft, healthy and very tasty, best ever breakfast –  idli using idli rava
02/17/2017 9:24:59 PM vindhyadesai

This recipe was one of the first ones I photoshot. Then, I photoshot it again. And again! But now finally after being in drafts for almost a year now, I am posting idli recipe. I know this is a basic recipe. Every food blog has a nice recipe for idli. So here you go, my version of idli using idli rava (actually my mom’s)
These idlis turn out to very soft and is quite simple in terms of batter preparation. Idli using idli rava does require fermentation but it is worth the effort. Idli apparently is recognized as one of the healthiest food items by W.H.O. And why not? It has practically no oil, it has proteins  and carbohydrates. Idli is a wholesome dish, light for digestion and easy on the stomach. ... “Idli Using Idli Rava | Idli Recipes | How to make soft idlis?”

Majjige Dosa | Buttermilk Dosa | Dosa Recipes

Soft and white majjige dosa or buttermilk dosa, light and tasty
01/15/2017 6:15:10 PM vindhyadesai

Recipes of dosas which do not involve a whole lot of ingredients to soak and grind are my favourite kind of dosas. Majjige dosa or buttermilk dosa is one of those kind of dosas. Simple, light dosas, these are easy on the stomach too!
Making majjige dosa involves only 3 main simple ingredients, rice, poha, buttermilk. Although this dosa batter needs fermentation, you can easily get away with fermenting the batter for only a few hours(3-4). ... “Majjige Dosa | Buttermilk Dosa | Dosa Recipes”

Pudina Dal Shorba | Soup Recipes

Piping hot, appetizing, refreshing drink, pudina dal shorba
12/13/2016 8:43:51 PM vindhyadesai

Shorbas’ are a great way to start a meal. Pudina dal shorba definitely has a place at the beginning of a grand feast. Shorbas’ have their roots in Persia and the Middle East.
These are piping hot soups served as an appetizer. As we know with soups, there can be many varieties. Shorbas’ are specialty soups from Asian cuisine. It is even served just on its own with some kind of bread to soak up the goodness. ... “Pudina Dal Shorba | Soup Recipes”

Banana Choco Chip Overnight Oatmeal | Overnight oatmeal 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”

Palak Pakoda | How to make palak pakoda? | Spicy Spinach Fritters

Crisp spinach fritters, a great starter/appetizer
10/30/2016 1:20:41 PM vindhyadesai

Palak ke pakode/palak pakoda are crisp spinach fritters made with besan batter mixed with subtle spices. These are crisp and very delicious and they make for perfect tea time snack. On a rainy day, these pakodas are simply the best!
These pakodas can be made for a festival like Deepavali. They are easy and simple to make and are ready in a jiffy. Try onion pakoda recipe to enjoy on a cold winter evening. Enjoy these delicious palak ke pakode 🙂 ... “Palak Pakoda | How to make palak pakoda? | Spicy Spinach Fritters”

Tzatziki | How to make Greek Tzatziki dip?

Cooling, refreshing Greek Tzatziki dip
09/29/2016 10:58:53 PM vindhyadesai

Tzatziki, (pronounced ta:t:si:ki) is a yogurt based dip from Greek cuisine. It is very similar to cucumber raitha differing only in the addition of certain ingredients like, olive oil and vinegar. Aromatic herbs like mint, dill (sabsige) are added to make the dip even more delicious. Mint leaves can be cut into chiffonades (mint leaves stacked up, rolled and then cut into thin long strips) or the dill leaves can be finely chopped and added to the dip. This emerald light green coloured grated cucumber dip is very refreshing and cooling. Make this for your Mediterranean platter, recipe up next on FOI. From top left, roasted red pepper hummus, plain hummus and tzatziki. As promised, I am posting the part of the photo of the mega Mediterranean platter. Perfect for the upcoming weekend. ... “Tzatziki | How to make Greek Tzatziki dip?”

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus | How to make red pepper hummus dip?

Hummus dip with notes of sweet roasted red pepper and creamy feta cheese
09/28/2016 9:48:05 PM vindhyadesai

In continuation to my previous post, plain hummus dip, this recipe is a simple extension of it. I wanted this recipe to searchable so I am posting it as a separate one. This is one of the most delicious variations of a hummus dip. It has roasted sweet red bell pepper and creamy Greek Feta Cheese. Feta cheese is available in superstores easily these days. If you cannot procure Feta cheese you can skip it or add some fresh paneer/cottage cheese in place of it, squeeze in some lime/lemon juice before using it. The texture will not turn out to be very creamy but paneer is a good substitute. In keeping with the Mediterranean cuisine, I will reveal the Mediterranean platter in tomorrow’s post. I prepared the platter with these hummus dips featuring in it. Wait and watch this space! ... “Roasted Red Pepper Hummus | How to make red pepper hummus dip?”