Soft and crisp both together, rava roti or sajjige roti, a tasty breakfast item
04/09/2017 6:56:06 PM vindhyadesai
A very nice alternative to akki roti is this rava roti or sajjige roti. It is very commonly made in Karnataka and is a very popular breakfast dish. Soft yet crisp, rava roti is quite filling.
And what do I say about the taste. Simple, humble yet very very tasty. Rava roti is also quick to make. It can be made in 2 ways, directly patted on a cooled tawa or patted on a greaseproof paper/plantain leaf. I have illustrated both methods here. ... “Rava Roti | Sajjige Roti | Roti Recipes”
Protein filled, delicious Mexican style black bean burger, a sure crowd pleaser
02/25/2017 3:41:21 PM vindhyadesai
Burgers are generally processed foods and is considered junk food. Certain foods can be converted to become healthy by drawing up nice recipes. You can still enjoy all the taste and fun associated with foods bought outside. This delicious Mexican style black bean burger falls into that category.
Mexican style black bean burger is loaded with proteins and good vegetables. You can also control the amount of cheese added to these burgers. Unprocessed cheese is also healthy when consumed in moderate amounts. It is rich in calcium and is good for your teeth.
No compromise on taste, this Mexican style black bean burger is made with whole wheat buns! Infact it adds to the taste and more fibre! Black beans can be replaced with red kidney beans, borlotti beans or cannellini beans or white beans. ... “Mexican Style Black Bean Burger | Mexican Recipes”
Festive, loaded with nuts and raisins, aromatic special jeera rice
01/23/2017 9:12:20 PM vindhyadesai
Jeera rice is a very common dish in North Indian cuisine. Somehow this humble rice dish gets lost amongst special dishes. How about making this special jeera rice? It is also called Ney Choru or Nei choru, a special dish from the Malabar region of Kerala. Make this jeera rice stand out on your plate!
True to its origins, this jeera ghee rice is made extra special with aromatic spices like elaichi, dalchini and laung. It is also rich and festive with cashew nuts, raisins and ghee. A simple humble rice dish will make you feel like royalty! ... “Special Jeera Rice | Ney Choru | Jeera rice with nuts and raisins | Rice Recipes”
Refreshing and tasty guacamole, a staple Mexican condiment
11/12/2016 3:48:52 PM vindhyadesai
How chutneys are to most Indians the same is guacamole to Mexicans. It is a refreshing condiment, something on the side for Mexican dishes. It goes well as an accompaniment to most Mexican dishes. Avocados are my favourite fruit, it goes so well with everything and is absolutely nutritious.
Guacamole is prepared in a number of ways. Here I have illustrated the most common simplest recipe for guacamole. Though it sounds scary and difficult to make once you know the ingredients one can probably make this in their sleep 🙂
Serve this with spinach cheddar muffins, jalapeno corn bread or with mix veg enchiladas. ... “Guacamole Dip | Mexican Recipes | How to make guacamole?”
Hot and spicy, loaded with vegetables, veg hakka noodles
08/24/2016 8:30:27 PM vindhyadesai
Love eating Chinese food? There are usually very few restaurants which make quality Chinese food. They generally add artificial colours and MSG (mono-sodium glutamate) which should not be consumed. Making Chinese food at home is not difficult at all. Just use a heavy pan or wok when making Chinese food as everything is cooked at high temperature, quickly tossed and served hot. This is Dish 8 of the World Cuisine series, veg hakka noodles, the Indo-Chinese way. Loads of vegetables makes this dish quite fibrous and healthy. You do not need to use a lot of oil at all, just get the balance of flavours right! ... “Veg Hakka Noodles | How to make veg hakka noodles?”
Refreshing and flavoursome Italian bread salad
08/14/2016 4:06:58 PM vindhyadesai
Whenever we think of Italian food only pizzas and pasta cross our minds. Fresh Italian food is so much more than that. They give importance to fresh ingredients, local produce, Italian plum tomatoes for instance are the most flavoursome tomatoes I have ever eaten. We might not be able to procure ingredients from various places all the time but fresh vegetables that we get locally and seasonally are always the best. This salad is very simple, very tasty yet looks quite exotic. Fresh vegetables with a refreshing vinaigrette poured over bread cubes makes it quite filling yet light. This Italian salad is Dish 2 part of the World Cuisine Series all this week on Food Of Interest! ... “Panzanella – Italian Bread Salad”
Crisp pakodas to enjoy on a rainy evening
07/10/2016 8:03:31 PM vindhyadesai
On a rainy monsoon evening everyone feels like eating something crisp and spicy. Onion pakodas will be in the top 5 things to make on such an evening. It is easy to rustle up this snack and I love eating a couple of them once in a while. Add subtle spices like ajwain (om) or jeera, it will aid in digestion. Ensure not to fry them on very high heat, fry them on medium heat to cook them all the way till the middle. Enjoy these crisp, karara, onion pakoda/ kanda bhaji(Marathi)/ onion fritters/ eerulli bajji(Kannada) with your cuppa. These snacks are famous world over and they even sell these cold in supermarkets. But homemade fresh hot pakodas are the best! ... “Onion Pakoda | Eerulli Bajji | Kanda Bhaji | Onion Pakora | Onion Fritters”