Yellu Gojju | Sesame Seed Gojju | Yellu Tuvayil

Rich sesame flavoured gojju to accompany uddina bhaat
8/12/2016 9:47:01 PM vindhyadesai

This sesame seeds gojju is both a gojju and a chutney. It is very tasty because of the various kinds of flavours, bitterness, light oiliness from sesame seeds, sweetness from jaggery and coconut and sourness from tamarind, spiciness from red chillies. The perfect balance for your palate. Try this with uddina bhaat, the combination is a delicacy. ... “Yellu Gojju | Sesame Seed Gojju | Yellu Tuvayil”

Cinnamon Toast

Delicious comforting warm cinnamon toast
08/10/2016 9:42:23 PM vindhyadesai

Bored of eating regular bread, butter and jam for breakfast? Why not try an easy comforting breakfast with bread. Easy to prepare and it takes the same amount of time as smearing butter on your toast. Fragrant cinnamon with butter on bread toasted till golden, that has to be a super combination. I used to make only chocolate toast in the same way and I also started making this with cinnamon after I saw the recipe on ‘thepioneerwoman’. This toast is very delicious, warm and you can make it in a jiffy. Keep the butter-cinnamon mix ready at night for an easy breakfast in the morning. I have used homemade whole wheat bread here but store bought bread can be the way to go if you are in a hurry. Serve with some slices of bananas, any fruits of your choice and a swirl of honey or golden syrup. ... “Cinnamon Toast”

Nellikayi Chutney | Amla Chutney | Gooseberry Chutney

Coarsely ground tangy nellikayi/amla chutney
08/06/2016 7:48:30 PM vindhyadesai

All of us would have heard about the various benefits of amla/nellikayi/gooseberry especially for hair as it is rich in Vitamin A. But on occasions when we do procure nellikayi/amla during season we might not find many dishes to make out of it. It is actually quite a versatile berry used to make sweet, spicy and savoury dishes. It can be made into pickles, jam, a flavourful bhaat, pies, chutney etc. Here’s a recipe of a chutney which my mother makes in a jiffy. The stone ground version of it will be very tasty. ... “Nellikayi Chutney | Amla Chutney | Gooseberry Chutney”

Mango Lassi | How to make mango lassi?

Thick creamy mango lassi
08/05/2016 8:11:12 PM vindhyadesai

Chilled mango lassi on a hot afternoon sounds too good. Lassi is a very thick yogurt based drink with lots of cream/malai floating on top. Instead of adding thick full fat yogurt I have added very thick buttermilk and a little yogurt/curd for flavour. It will taste very good especially with mango and there is no compromise with flavour. Try other mango recipes! ... “Mango Lassi | How to make mango lassi?”

Mixed Vegetable Raitha

Cool and simple mixed vegetable raitha
07/15/2016 8:03:16 PM vindhyadesai

Cool and easy to make mixed vegetable raitha. When you make a dish like pudina pulao or bisi bele bhaat or any bhaat you need something to cool down and mellow down all the spices and hot food. Mixed vegetable raitha is the easiest accompaniment to make with those dishes. ... “Mixed Vegetable Raitha”

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”

Coconut Chutney | Hotel style green coconut chutney | Kaayi Chutney

Super-easy, hotel style green coconut chutney
06/08/2016 5:08:58 PM vindhyadesai

Coconut chutney, a no-brainer side dish to accompany dosas and idlis. Making it hotel style at home is easy and simple, it’s just throwing together all ingredients in a mixer jar and grind till almost smooth. Just add the correct amount ingredients to suit your taste. In the no mixie or processor days, people used to grind chutneys in a big stone mortar by hand. I have eaten such chutneys and their taste is quite different probably because it is ground slowly which releases more flavours from the chillies and other herbs. ... “Coconut Chutney | Hotel style green coconut chutney | Kaayi Chutney”

Red Grape Apple Smoothie

Easy to whip up, red grape, apple, banana smoothie, thick and smooth
04/28/2016 05:49:38 AM vindhyadesai

If you are in a hurry and you are looking for a quick breakfast light yet filling then a smoothie is the answer. Loaded with fibre and packed with nutrients, fruit smoothies require no added sugar and are absolutely delicious. Here I have used vanilla yogurt icecream and milk. You can substitute them with a non-dairy icecream and almond milk and skip honey to make it vegan. I have also added weetabix which is a high fibre high protein biscuit. Whip them all up till smooth and you will be set for a busy morning. ... “Red Grape Apple Smoothie”