Aamla dhania chutney/ Gooseberry Cilantro dip

In my previous recipe post, I have already shared the medical benefits of gooseberry or the aamla. In this post, I take an opportunity to add some light on the benefits of coriander or cilantro ( as known in European countries). Cold chills and smogs can be experienced in many parts of the globe. It…

Golgappas or pani puri

Golgappa or gupchups or pani puri or phhuchkas, called by many other names, is an epitome of Indian roadside snack. It is found in almost every part of India with a little alteration. The thin,crispy hollow balls with savoury tangy filling will make you drool. Now a days, with so many fusions coming around, you…

Chicken Butter Masala /Murg Makhani

A very common Indian recipe found all across the Indian restaurants globally.It is rich,creamy and mild in taste.It can be made with many variations,with or without onions.The tangy tomato base makes it different from all other chicken recipes.This recipe can be paired with anything of your choice. Preparation Time:15 minutes Cooking Time:30 minutes Serving:4 Ingredients:…

Keema Matar/Minced Mutton with Peas

Peas peas peas…this is what I hear everytime from my husband on being asked what to cook today. Even my li’l one has managed to shout peas peas whenever she sees something round and green. She would look for peas each time I gave rice to her. It was dinner time and I was wandering what…

Chick pea fritters

Chick pea fritters,much similar to falafel,is made by boiling and mashing the chick peas.Keeping in mind the health benefits of chick peas,I thought of making a snack out it.This recipe includes both the taste and the benefits of chick peas. Chick peas are rich in fibre and helps in weight loss.They are a good source of protein,manganese…

Tandoori Ajwain Prawns/Tandoori Carom Shrimps

As its summer,the best time to have barbecues at home.And what can be the best other than the delicious tandoori ajwain prawns.To add a  goodness of health and taste,I have added ajwain or carom seeds in my barbecue book today. Though we all are aware,still sharing few of the multi-benefits of ajwain or carom seeds…

Creamy chicken fusion

You must be thinking as what’s all about fusion here.The story is I wanted to have something creamy ,so had an option of cooking Italian, but.at the same time I wanted something tangy.Creamy tangy together.What to do then?There came an idea of doing some fusion.I prepared Mexican salsa chicken in Italian cream cheese sauce.And the…

Vermicelli Upma

Upma is a super healthy and tasty Indian breakfast and evening snack. There are many ways Upma is prepared; indeed, every upma cook usually will incorporate variations in flavour when making Upma. This variation is obtained by varying or emphasising particular spices.It  is cooked as a thick porridge from dry roasted semolina.When prepared with vermicelli it…

Poha (Flattened Rice Snack)

Flattened rice (also called beaten rice) is a de husked rice which is flattened into flat light dry flakes. These flakes of rice swell when added to liquid, whether hot or cold, as they absorb water, milk or any other liquids. The thickness of these flakes vary between almost translucently thin (the more expensive varieties)…

Wheat dough dumplings in red lentil soup or Dal piththi

This is an authentic food  of Bihar(in India).A similar form of this recipe is Dal dhokli which is common in Gujrat and Rajasthan .Its a very healthy and delicious recipe.Made by boiling wheat dough dumplings and cooking in Red lentil makes it very soft,tender and delicious.A perfect combination of  whole wheat flour piththis simmered in masoor dal/red…