A delicious thick creamy dessert, North Indian style rice kheer or chawal ki kheer
04/22/2019 7:00:21 PM vindhyadesai
A creamy rice kheer is pure bliss! It can be dessert, a sweet, sometimes a light lunch or snack. Ok, don’t tell anyone, it is absolutely to die for! Once in a while, rice kheer or chawal ki kheer for lunch is fine, yes let’s say it is 🙂
For this rice kheer, I have made it North Indian style using fragrant basmati rice. Rice is slowly cooked in milk and then sweetened with sugar. It is then simmered until rice cooks completely and the sugar gets fully absorbed. ... “Rice Kheer | Chawal Ki Kheer | Kheer Recipes”
Loaded with juicy berries and sweet maple syrup, eggless whole wheat waffles
04/11/2019 9:56:41 PM vindhyadesai
Breakfast can be both simple and fancy, but how? do you ask? Use simple ingredients and investing in a couple of simple things like a 3-in-1 sandwich, waffle maker (not sponsored) is always useful. You can make wonderful breakfasts like these eggless whole wheat waffles.
For these eggless whole wheat waffles, make a batter with whole wheat flour, some simple ingredients and milk. While the waffles are cooking, cut the fruits and get them ready. To serve up, just load the eggless whole wheat waffles on a plate and top with the fruits. ... “Eggless Whole Wheat Waffles | Waffles Recipe”
Creamy banana vanilla custard with custard powder, the most luscious custard
04/07/2019 3:48:42 PM vindhyadesai
A creamy banana vanilla custard with custard powder is my go to soothing dessert. I love this so much that I sometimes eat it for breakfast too. A little secret to let you in on, to make it breakfast’y I add some powdered oats and let it sit in the fridge overnight. Next morning, breakfast’s ready! Would you do that, I just love this luscious banana vanilla custard with custard powder.
Use fully ripe bananas to make banana vanilla custard with custard powder. It does make a lot of difference, all the sweetness just mixes well and custard tastes really good. To add to the richness I generally add some cashews and raisins, makes it even richer and luxurious. ... “Banana Vanilla Custard with Custard Powder | Banana Custard”
Creamy Basundi with lightly crunchy dry nuts and delicate saffron
03/25/2019 3:45:55 PM vindhyadesai
This month, March’19 Food Of Interest completes 3 full years. I did post the 1st post on March 4th 2016 but I would like to think March and April 2016 were the founding months of FOI. It laid the foundations, setting up the website, finding a nice format for the posts, easy to read and make recipes, indeed it is a special month! With over 15K users per month I thank my readers for trying my recipes 🙂 So here it is and to make it even more statistically special, the 400th post on FOI, on a sweet note with “Basundi“.
Creamy milk sweets are too good to ignore. Imagine thickened sweetened creamy milk loaded with pistachios, almonds, cashews, with subtle fragrance of elaichi. Makes you go into a different world, a world filled with creaminess of milk and nuttiness of rich nuts! This rich introduction is for a traditional Maharashtra and Karnataka special sweet dish, “Basundi”. ... “Basundi | Homemade Basundi | Sweet Recipes”
Sweet & slightly tart, with actual strawberries inside, tasty eggless strawberry cupcakes
03/15/2019 2:31:55 PM vindhyadesai
Cupcakes, muffins can be made in a wide variety of ways. So this time at FOI, we tried a strawberry cupcake, eggless as usual and they turned out to be soft and delicious. I even made a little frosting to go on top and the taste was simply delicious. You can serve these eggless strawberry cupcakes for breakfast with coffee or just as a snack at tea time.
I have used natural organic red colour (paprika extracts) to give it a nice red coloured tinge. Of course real strawberries have gone inside these soft eggless strawberry cupcakes. The main ingredient to keep them soft and moist is yogurt, so add some natural yogurt as mentioned to make these eggless strawberry cupcakes. ... “Eggless Strawberry Cupcakes | Strawberry Muffins | Cake Recipes”
Soft and delicious banana chapathi, a perfect thing to pack for kid’s lunchboxes
03/12/2019 2:13:05 PM vindhyadesai
I had never imagined that one day I would document so many recipes with banana/plantain. Baalehannu rasayana, banana appam, baalekayi chips, baalekayi bajji, banana bread, banana milkshake, baalehannina dosa etc. The list is quite long and to make it longer we have a new kid on the block, enter banana chapathi! One of the best dishes to pack for the lunch box for kids, slather with little ghee and roll them up. Kids will absolutely love this banana chapathi!
Banana chapathi can make use of a nice ripe banana and it is flavoured with elaichi making it taste really delicious. My mother taught me this easy recipe and I make it for our office lunch box all the time! We love eating banana chapathi with mango pickle or some simple palya or curry. ... “Banana Chapathi | Baalehannu Chapathi | Banana Recipes”
Creamy squash risotto, one of the best comfort foods with arborio rice and soft squash
03/09/2019 10:59:55 PM vindhyadesai
Comfort foods such as a creamy risotto is one of my many dreams. I dream about eating a spoonful of risotto and feeling the warmth go down my throat. Am I making you hungry because I know I am by just describing about it. Let’s make it more real, so here I am, back with a recipe for pumpkin or squash risotto.
A creamy risotto is usually made with arborio rice or risotto rice which you can easily get in super markets. It sure sounds fancy and restaurant’sy but trust me it is easy to make it at home. All you need is good ingredients, water and patience. Risotto turns creamy by adding boiling water one ladleful at a time. ... “Squash Risotto | Risotto Recipes | Italian Recipes”
Thin, delicate, filled with sweet strawberry bananas, eggless strawberry banana crepes
03/04/2019 9:52:12 PM vindhyadesai
Soft and delicious crepes for breakfast sounds really fancy and fun! So for this pancake day, FOI is back with the recipe of eggless strawberry banana crepes recipe. They are quite easy to make and you can serve up a filling breakfast in no time.
For eggless strawberry banana crepes, you can mix the dry mixture the previous night. In the morning, all you need is to pour required amount of milk and make the batter. Some ripe bananas and strawberries for the filling takes these crepes to another level! ... “Eggless Strawberry Banana Crepes | Eggless Crepes”
Creamy and refreshing, very tasty, apple banana milkshake
02/10/2019 3:35:47 PM vindhyadesai
As soon as I see ripe bananas 2 things come to my mind, a freshly baked banana bread loaf or a thick and yummy creamy milkshake. This time I again photoshot apple banana milkshake. I have already posted apple banana smoothie with granola. This time it is a simpler one with just ripe bananas and pulpy apple.
Optionally add some oats to make this wholesome and some ice cream for some decadence! I generally add honey to make milkshakes or smoothies but feel free to add sugar instead as per your taste. Use organic apple or peel them to avoid any wax. Make the apple banana milkshake and serve immediately or chill for a bit before serving. Remember slight discolouring may occur due to oxidation of apples. ... “Apple Banana Milkshake | Apple Milkshake | Milkshake Recipes”
Melt in the mouth, fragrant and favourite, kesar elaichi peda
10/30/2018 8:42:58 PM vindhyadesai
As a kid I was always fascinated by big sweet shops. The idea of tasty, succulent sweets all lined up behind a counter makes one drool isn’t it? I have always loved pedas, there are all shapes of pedas, round, square, oval or random shaped. And the flavours, simply superb, kesar, badam, kaju, pista, elaichi, gulab and what not. The best ones for me are the elaichi peda or kesar elaichi peda with a distinct peda stamp/chaap.
Kesar elaichi peda is a standard when it comes to Indian sweets. The shape, the texture and the taste, all of it a perfect combination. Whether from bakeries, sweet stalls or from milk parlours (how many of you buy kesar elaichi peda from Nandini shops in Karnataka?) ... “Kesar Elaichi Peda | Kesar Peda | Sweet Recipes”