Piping hot, appetizing, refreshing drink, pudina dal shorba
12/13/2016 8:43:51 PM vindhyadesai
Shorbas’ are a great way to start a meal. Pudina dal shorba definitely has a place at the beginning of a grand feast. Shorbas’ have their roots in Persia and the Middle East.
These are piping hot soups served as an appetizer. As we know with soups, there can be many varieties. Shorbas’ are specialty soups from Asian cuisine. It is even served just on its own with some kind of bread to soak up the goodness. ... “Pudina Dal Shorba | Soup Recipes”
Mildly spicy, creamy, fragrant Thai green vegetable curry, one-pot meal
12/07/2016 9:03:37 PM vindhyadesai
A bowl of Thai green vegetable curry on a bed of rice is soothing to both the mind and the body. Clean, fresh, fragrant flavours all amalgamated into soft succulent vegetables is a treat. In my opinion, it is one of the best kind of dishes for an early dinner.
Thai green vegetable curry is creamy from all the coconut milk that we add into it. All the fresh spices and flavours from the Thai green curry paste get absorbed by the veggies. This makes one fall in love with Oriental cuisine and flavours. ... “Thai Green Vegetable Curry | Curry recipes”
Yummy, lip-smacking, drool worthy spicy street food from North Karnataka, Girmitt 12/04/2016 5:09:04 PM vindhyadesai
What pav bhaji is to Mumbai, what masala puri is to Bangalore, what golgappas are to Delhi, girmitt is to North Karnataka. A very popular street style dish in most parts of North Karnataka region.
It is less known outside the region but is super tasty and is the perfect street food snack. It is very similar to bhel puri. Along with hasi (wet) ingredients like onions, tomatoes it also has bisi (hot) masala. It is a mixture of sliced onions cooked till soft with chillies and aromatic curry leaves. ... “Girmitt | How to make girmitt? | Street Food Recipes”
Crisp, sweet, super nutritious broccoli stir fry to go with noodles
11/27/2016 3:59:14 PM vindhyadesai
Sometimes a simple and easy dish like a broccoli stir fry is enough is to awaken taste buds and give a satisfying feeling. Broccoli is designated a super food. It is loaded with fibre and is rich in Vitamin-C.
This green nutritious vegetable is not liked by many. But when made the right way it can be very tasty with minimal seasonings. This stir fry is simple yet flavourful.
It has ginger and garlic which provide heat and flavour along with sesame oil. Soya sauce adds the necessary saltiness and a swirl of honey added towards the end makes this sweet and sticky. ... “Broccoli Stir Fry | How to make broccoli stir fry?”
Hot, sour and spicy flavourful Chinese sesame noodles
11/27/2016 12:19:13 PM vindhyadesai
A bowl of hot noodles on a cold winter evening is food and nourishment to the body and soul. Very comforting and refreshing dish is this sesame noodles. With mild flavours of sesame oil and the crunch of toasted sesame seeds makes this the ultimate sesame noodles.
It has the perfect balance of flavours from vinegar, soya sauce and the hint of garlic. This is very very easy to make. Just throw in noodles in hot water and cook it according to package instructions. Meanwhile you can prepare the extremely flavourful sesame sauce to pour over hot noodles. ... “Sesame Noodles | Noodles Recipes”
Piping hot masala puri for cold winter or rainy days
11/09/2016 6:55:13 PM vindhyadesai
Craving to eat a plate of piping hot masala puri on a cold rainy evening? Now if you are worried about having street food outside the house then why not try and bring the street food into the comfort of your living room.
Masala puri or masalpuri or masalapuri is a very famous chaat dish from South India. It is especially famous in Karnataka and Bangalore style Masala puri is simply the best! I learnt this chaat recipe from an aunt’s relative when I visited them in Mysore. ... “Masala Puri | Bangalore style masalpuri | Chaat Recipes”
Creamy dreamy spinach soup for a cold winter night
11/04/2016 8:25:51 PM vindhyadesai
A bowl of soup is food for the soul. Soups are very comforting and satisfying. Spinach soup is one of those soups which can be simply gulped down with some garlic bread on the side or just like that. It is creamy, thick and very delicious.
Imagine the warm soup going down your throat after a long day at work on a cold winter night. So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and make this creamy spinach soup 🙂
Not only do you get the warmth from the soup but also the essential nutrients from the goodness of these beautiful green leaves. Using fresh spinach to make this soup makes the soup retain the emerald green colour of the leaves.
It does not require a whole lot of flavouring at all, some simple black pepper and salt seasoning will do the trick. With my spinach dishes I usually love to add a pinch or two of nutmeg/jaiphal as it goes really well with the flavour of spinach.
You can even add a dash of cream to make it extra rich and creamier but milk also will do the trick. Milk mellows the flavour of spinach and gives it a rich smoothness. Enjoy this creamy spinach soup and here are more soups from FOI! Also do try other spinach recipes. ... “Spinach Soup | How to make spinach soup?”
Mouth-watering super tasty and healthy whole wheat baked samosas
10/17/2016 10:12:41 PM vindhyadesai
Dreaming of eating hot samosas on a rainy evening or a cold winter? Want to bite into one but worried about the calories. Then this is the recipe for you, of course it is not completely devoid of calories as it does have potatoes as the main ingredient for the filling and also a bit of butter smeared over the samosas. But that is hardly anything compared to the calories one gets from deep fried ones. Moreover the outer covering is made entirely from whole wheat (atta) which makes it that much more healthy and guilt free. Ditch those office samosa parties and make them at home. Follow stepwise to see how to fold into samosas. I am not an expert in making perfect samosas, I have tried to illustrate easy ways of folding the samosas. Doing it a few times will give you confidence. These can even be deep fried in hot oil on medium temperature till golden and crisp.
Enjoy these hot samosas with homemade green and sweet chutneys. I had made these when I had made Amrkhand at the end of last winter. The turn to post these yummy samosas has only turned up now! Dear readers, click on the links for more baked goods and more potato recipes. Try more snacks like baked nippattu. ... “Baked Aloo Samosa | How to make baked aloo samosa? | Baked Samosa”
Creamy rich, kids favourite mac n cheese
08/21/2016 4:54:27 PM vindhyadesai
Every kid loves mac n cheese, it is creamy, tasty and it has oodles of cheese. It starts with a basic white sauce or bechamel sauce. Cooked macaroni, a type of pasta is added to it and finished with cheese and is baked in the oven till the cheese melts. Different kinds of flavours are added to this. This is Dish 7 of the World Cuisine Series and this is from America (ori. English as per wiki) but extremely popular in American and Canadian region. Enjoy with a slice of plain garlic bread. Make the dish creamy and not dry. Macaroni is made using tube or elbow macaroni pasta generally but any kind of small pasta which holds the sauce well can also be used. Here I have used small shell pasta. ... “Mac n Cheese”
Sweet roasted gem squash with creamy corn filling – A South African vegetarian delicacy
08/18/2016 9:56:16 PM vindhyadesai
Another recipe, Dish 5 of World Cuisine Series and this time it is from the beautiful country of South Africa. Like I mentioned in the 1st post of world cuisine series, it is always best to eat and source vegetables that are available locally in season. For this recipe use any kind of small squash/pumpkin. The sweet flesh of a squash is very fibrous and is very tasty. It just melts in the mouth when baked/roasted. It is used differently in different types of cuisines. I have adapted this recipe from this blog. There are so many resources out there to learn about new cuisines and new dishes. Make this with any type of squash you can get your hands on and enjoy the flavours. It is gluten free and it can be made vegan by adding a vegan cheese or even skipping it, just roasted will be just as nice! Here I have used gem squash which is a green skinned, yellow fleshed squash(picture below) and is ideal to share for two. Eat the pulp/flesh of the squash and discard the hard/tough skin of the squash ... “Baked Gem Squash | Roasted Gem Squash – South African style roasted squash”