Ukadpendi | Ukad | Breakfast Recipes

Warm and comforting breakfast, Maharashtra special ukadpendi
05/13/2018 11:06:44 AM vindhyadesai

Many times you need something in the morning which is just warm and comforting. Whatever the weather is, you always feel like eating something soothing to the gut. But obviously we would like something that is not bland. This Maharashtra special, ukad or ukadpendi is one such dish, delicious, simple and easy to make.
Ukadpendi has a thick porridge like consistency. It consists of rice flour and besan mixed with buttermilk mixture. To make ukadpendi delicious roasted groundnuts are added on top with a simple tadka to finish with. To make it extra tasty I add a bit of amchur powder, red chilli powder and turmeric for a nice golden yellow colour. ... “Ukadpendi | Ukad | Breakfast Recipes”

Allam Chutney | Ginger Chutney | Chutney Recipes

Spicy, tangy, a perfect accompaniment -allam chutney with pesarettu, mung beans dosa
04/07/2018 6:11:20 PM vindhyadesai

Chutneys are the heartbeat of any kind of dosa or idli. They bring the whole dish alive and gets your taste buds going. Chutneys should have the correct balance neither too spicy nor too bland, just the right amount. That is the reason why chutneys hold a dish together. Mouth-watering, lip-smacking and finger-licking, those are the exact phrases you will remember after eating a good chutney. One such chutney is this allam chutney or ginger chutney.
Allam chutney is the perfect chutney to go with pesarettu, spicy and tasty. Pesarettu are mung beans dosas and they taste best with this chutney. It is infact a classic combination, tasty and delicious. Allam chutney has some simple spices like methi seeds and black pepper. Ginger itself has a strong and unique flavour it makes this allam chutney fresh and tasty. ... “Allam Chutney | Ginger Chutney | Chutney Recipes”

Pudina Chutney | Mint Chutney | Chutney Recipes

Tangy, spicy, perfect side dish for many snacks – easy pudina chutney
02/06/2018 9:40:25 PM vindhyadesai

Some dishes like tangy chutneys are ignored and not given much importance. They are kept in small containers but without getting highlighted they impart all the taste. It is these side dishes which make the main dishes stand out. One such side dish is this tangy and spicy pudina chutney.
After glorifying this pudina chutney one has to mention its umpteen uses. Pudina chutney is used for sandwiches such as this Bombay Sandwich, chaats, as a dip or to smear onto tasty kathi rolls (which is the recipe coming up next). ... “Pudina Chutney | Mint Chutney | Chutney Recipes”

Pudina Raitha | Mint Raitha | Raitha Recipes

Refreshing, cool, pudina raitha – an easy accompaniment for pulao/bhaat
08/09/2017 9:39:06 PM vindhyadesai

Mint or pudina is a very refreshing herb. It has a strong flavour and aroma. Pudina is an essential part of Indian cuisine. But more often than not it is added to enhance flavour and is a just a ‘herb’! In this pudina raitha it is the star, a simple accompaniment for pulao/bhaat.
This pudina raitha gets ready in a jiffy and is very tasty. It provides a refreshing and cooling effect when having a large meal. ... “Pudina Raitha | Mint Raitha | Raitha Recipes”

Peach Milkshake | Milkshake Recipes

Thick, cool, refreshing peach milkshake –  a joy to gulp down
06/21/2017 10:31:47 PM vindhyadesai

Peaches are fuzzy fruits, so soft and cute. They are bright, colourful and very tasty. Rich in fibre and and they provide instant energy. Making a milkshake or smoothies with fruits is a great way of consuming fruits. This peach milkshake when combined with bananas and a little vanilla ice cream provide a cooling tasty treat!
Peach Milkshake is my favourite way of consuming peaches. These fuzzy fruits always taste best when combined with something. I also make other peach based desserts with like peach and berry crumble which I have already posted. I have also tried peach and berry summer fruit crostata inspired by Ina Garten and also peach pineapple dumpcake. These have been photoshot and their turn to be on FOI should come soon. ... “Peach Milkshake | Milkshake Recipes”

Mango Mastani | Mango Recipes

Mango masti in mango mastani – fun with ice cream and mangoes
06/09/2017 9:53:04 PM vindhyadesai

Mango combined with ice cream is a match made in heaven. The taste of  magnificent mangoes with the chilled sweetness of creamy ice cream makes this chilled drink very special! Mango mastani has ripe mangoes and vanilla or mango ice cream is a speciality drink from Maharashtra!
It is thicker than mango milkshake and has a big scoop of ice cream on top. But the most important thing is the addition of toppings. Toppings in the form of pistachios, tutti frutti, cherries take this mango mastani to another level. ... “Mango Mastani | Mango Recipes”

Baalehannu Rasayana | Banana Rasayana

Traditional and easy, a quick way to satisfy your sweet taste buds-baalehannu rasayana
05/17/2017 10:00:42 PM vindhyadesai

Fruit salads are always fun to eat. The choices are endless. Fancy fruit salads are too pretentious though, I think. Cutting fruits in different ways is an art of course. Bit of a faff to eat it all up later. Our good old traditional ways of eating fruits are the best. This baalehannu rasayana or simple banana fruit salad is one such salad.
This baalehannu rasayana of course has bananas, along with freshly grated coconut, grated jaggery, pounded elaichi, honey, edible camphor and gasa gase (poppy seeds). All of these amalgamate so well together, baalehannu rasayana becomes a magic salad to eat. ... “Baalehannu Rasayana | Banana Rasayana”

Watermelon Juice | Juice Recipes | How to make watermelon juice?

Refreshing, cooling, the perfect summer drink, watermelon juice
04/12/2017 10:46:38 PM vindhyadesai

The best way to beat the summer heat is by consuming lots of fruits especially fruits like watermelon. Watermelon is rich in water content and loads of nutrients like Vitamin A. So why not try this easy watermelon juice for a change.
Anybody can make watermelon juice it’s that easy. It’s only a matter of scooping out melon and de-seeding it (at least most of the seeds). And there you have it a refreshing drink of watermelon juice. ... “Watermelon Juice | Juice Recipes | How to make watermelon juice?”

Methi Stems Chutney | Menthe Detina Chutney | Chutney Recipes

Mildly spicy, an easy alternative to coconut chutney, tender methi stems chutney
03/06/2017 8:46:01 PM vindhyadesai

Any edible part of a vegetable or greens should not be wasted. They have a whole lot of nutrients. It is appalling to see many vegetables simple being thrown away. Try and use as many parts of a vegetable provided those parts are edible. Tender methi stems chutney is one such dish which can easily be made.
Obviously with tender methi stems chutney, you have to make sure they are clean, washed and really tender and not bitter. And there you have an easy side dish for idli/dosa. And there you have it, a nice and flavourful chutney! ... “Methi Stems Chutney | Menthe Detina Chutney | Chutney Recipes”

Papaya Banana Milkshake | Milkshake Recipes

Thick, cooling, easy to whip up, papaya banana milkshake
01/17/2017 9:23:25 PM vindhyadesai

Milkshakes are a common appearance in my kitchen every other day. We love our milkshakes and whip up simple ones like this papaya banana milkshake. Milkshakes can be made with almost any fruit except probably barring a few sour fruits.
Smoothies and milkshakes are an easy way of getting kids to consume some fruits. Although eating whole fruits is the best way to consume required fruit intake milkshakes can still be quite useful to as they are easy to digest. In the process, kids can also get their calcium intake. ... “Papaya Banana Milkshake | Milkshake Recipes”