Musk Melon Milkshake | Musk Melon Milkshake With Vanilla Icecream

Thick and cooling musk melon milkshake with vanilla icecream
06/13/2016 8:03:29 PM vindhyadesai

You have a nice and juicy musk melon (kharbooja/kharbooj) and do not know what to make with it? Try making a creamy milkshake and serve it chilled. It can also be made into a juice (panaka) generally made during Ram Navami festival. Musk melon is a species of melon with many varieties like cantaloupe, honey dew. These fruits are very flavourful and are very pulpy. They are a rich source of Vitamin A and very rich in natural juices because most of the melon is water. I had a Galia musk melon(scales like skin). In India, Cantaloupe variety is generally available (distinctive longitudinal lines). Both taste very similar ... “Musk Melon Milkshake | Musk Melon Milkshake With Vanilla Icecream”

Carrot Paratha

Soft and bright orange coloured parathas with subtle spices
04/23/2016 8:18:51 PM vindhyadesai

When you are bored of eating rotis or chapathis a nice change would be to make parathas. The parathas that require filling like aloo paratha or gobhi paratha can be time consuming to prepare. Mixing some spices into a dough can enhance the flavour and one can probably get away with making only one side dish or just a raitha or chutney. Adding some grated vegetables like carrot or mooli(radish) makes rotis softer and tastier. I make carrot parathas quite regularly as carrots are rich in dietary fibre. It is important to mix the dough well and allow it to rest for a while before making them. Here’s the recipe with stepwise pictures. ... “Carrot Paratha”

Sorekayi Dosa | Lauki Dosa

Soft dosas made with sorekayi/lauki
04/18/2016 9:43:39 PM vindhyadesai

Sorekayi/Lauki or bottlegourd in any form is very good for health. Getting kids to eat lauki can be an arduous task. But when they cannot see that you are actually feeding them lauki it would make your job a lot more easier. These soft fluffy dosas are so tasty that no one can guess that you have added sorekayi/lauki in them. It is a type of squash mostly found in South Asia. It is a highly recommended vegetable to aid in weight loss. ... “Sorekayi Dosa | Lauki Dosa”

Palak Raitha

Cool raitha made with spinach
04/16/2016 7:53:42 PM vindhyadesai

If you are looking for a chutney replacement especially with akki roti (savoury rice flour rotis), then try this raitha made with spinach mixed in yogurt. The green specks of spinach in yogurt/curd are both cooling agents. Serve it with a spicy roti or it goes well with any bhaji or curry just to cool things off a bit. Spinach is rich in iron and A & K Vitamins. ... “Palak Raitha”

Cream of tomato soup

A bowlful of piping hot cream of tomato soup served with croutons
04/09/2016 10:09:10 PM vindhyadesai

A bowl of piping hot tomato soup has to be one of the most popular dishes on a cold winter night. I make this very often and we gulp it down with croutons or grilled cheese (grin). Make this for an early evening supper/dinner or serve it along with a starter during lunch. This one is surely a crowd favourite and is bound to go down well amongst kids. There are so many variations of tomato soup. It comes in the form of powder, canned tomato soup, fresh soup sold in containers, tomato soup cubes, tomato soup in cartons and many more. Why not make fresh tomato soup at home. Easy available ingredients and very simple to make. I have tried many variations of tomato soup. I like this variation from ‘thepioneerwoman’ especially the cheese croutons. ... “Cream of tomato soup”