Dinner Recipes

greengram fenugreek leaves thoran

Today’s recipe is a very healthy thoran made with green gram and fenugreek leaves.  Thoran as I have already told you, is a traditional Kerala dish made with vegetables or with lentils and a coconut mixture.  It is a very tasty side dish that can be served with rice and any other curry of your choice.  At home we all love thoran and I try to mix various vegetables along

elumbicha sadam

Lemon rice is a South Indian dish which can be easily prepared even when you are in a hurry.  This can also be made with leftover rice. This recipe comes handy when you wake up late and want to prepare lunch.   This is also best dish to pack for lunch or it is also good to pack during travel time.  Since lemon is added, this rice dish will not get

vendakka mezhukkupuratti

Vendakka mezhukkupuratti is an easy to make and tasty side dish for rice.  This can be served with rice and any curry of your choice.  It is very easy to prepare and requires very few ingredients mainly, okra, onion, green chilli.  Now to the recipe.. Ingredients required Vendakka / lady’s finger  – 1/2 kg Green chillies  – 2 shallots  – 10 – 15 (chopped) Turmeric powder  – 1/4 teaspoon Red

Aloo methi - potato with fenugreek leaves stir fry

Methi seeds are widely made used in Indian kitchen and also the leaves of fenugreek.  Fenugreek leaves are very well known for their anti diabetic properties but due to its bitter taste, it is mostly avoided by children and even by grown ups. But when mixed with some other vegetable like potato, the taste becomes wonderful.  So today, I have made aloo methi which is a dry vegetarian side dish

laccha paratha

Lachha paratha is a type of Indian flat bread with its origins from Punjab and is popular throughout India.  Here I have made laccha paratha with whole wheat flour.  This can also be made with half wheat and half maida.  Now to the recipe.. Ingredients required Wheat flour  – 2 cups Oil  – 3 tablespoon Chaat masala – 1 teaspoon salt  – to taste Technique For dough 1.  To the

curd rice

Curd rice is a very popular South Indian meal.  It is a very easy to make rice recipe which can be made even by a layman.  The method of making curd rice is very simple – cook the rice, mash it, mix it with milk, curd, butter and salt.  Finally temper the ingredients and add it to the rice mixture.  Ready.  Tasty curd rice is ready to be served.  Apart from

Mooli Paratha / Radish Paratha

Today’s post is a healthy paratha, which is made with radish.  I used to make this paratha few years back (though not in the same way), but stopped making it when aloo paratha started taking preference over other parathas.  Recently, I got a request from a reader asking for recipes with radish.  Though I gave the suggestion as radish paratha, but she was worried about the raw smell of radish. 

potato roast

Potato roast is an easy to make and tasty side dish for rice.  This is a very easy recipe which makes use of very few ingredients with no onion or garlic in it. This recipe can be prepared even when you are in a hurry to go to office or for children.  Potato is a versatile vegetable and blends itself with all the vegetables and makes the dish very tasty.

carrot rice

Rice dishes are very popular and loved equally by everyone in India, though the name and style changes from place to place.  Whether it be dal rice, or variety rice or pulao, what ever be the name, everyone loves it.  And in South India, it is a custom to have rice in the afternoon for lunch.  Rice with sambar, upperi or poriyal, pappad, pickle, curd and rasam is considered to

How To Make Kolhapuri Chicken Curry

Hello buddies. I am back again; this time with a scrumptious chicken curry recipe. Kolhapuri dishes are known for setting your tongue on fire and then may be making your eyes water. But you just cannot help eating them because they are so luscious and irresistibly delectable. Kolhapuri chicken curry is one such delicacy that is hugely popular at the restaurants in Maharashtra. My family just loves spicy food and

Shahi Paneer Recipe

Hello buddies! I hope you had a great time with your friends today on the occasion of International Friendship Day. What a great excuse to take a break from our hectic lives and spend time with our friends just like the old days! Go out, watch a movie, eat great food and just make merry! It gets even better when you cook a lavish meal for your buddies! Today I

Moong Masala Recipe - A Healthy Breakfast Idea

Moong Masala is one of the well-known Sindhi specialties. This dish is subtly spicy and tangy. If you are looking for healthy dinner ideas, do give this recipe a try. Moong Masala is usually served with pakwan, which is a type of crispy, deep-fried flatbread. This time I paired it up with rotis. We also make tamarind chutney because Moong Masala and Pakwan are just so incomplete without tamarind chutney

How To Make Aloo Matar

Restaurant Style Aloo Matar Recipe Aloo Matar is the timeless classic of India’s culinary world. It is a delicious curry consisting of green peas and potatoes. This is one of the most loved Indian recipes. The vegetarian lot out there can swear by this delicacy. I made this curry restaurant style. Home-style curries were beginning to irk me! The different flavors amiably mingle with each other. The gravy is rich

Peppery Chicken Rice Recipe

  Hi there again dear readers. Hope you are doing great and having fun this weekend! Previously I posted a chicken curry recipe (which you can find here) and today I am back with yet another one. This one is a Chinese recipe, or a fried rice recipe to be specific. It is called Peppery Chicken Rice. The main elements are chicken, capsicum and of course rice. I went ahead

Badami Aloo Recipe / Potatoes in Almond Sauce Recipe

Are you bored of cooking cashew nut-based gravies? So, here is a recipe that calls for almonds instead. Almonds, like cashews are an excellent base for gravy. They have a distinct essence that imparts richness to the dish. You can make a good chicken curry using almonds. However, today we are in for a vegetarian treat. It is a dish consisting of roasted potatoes in almond sauce. If you are

Masala Paneer Recipe / Paneer Makhani Recipe

If you have been looking for dinner party recipes, Paneer Butter Masala is the ultimate dish for the vegetarians! Paneer Butter Masala or Paneer Makhani is a popular Punjabi dish consisting of soft chunks of Indian cottage cheese or paneer prepared in rich, smooth gravy laced with lots of butter. The paste of boiled onions and freshly prepared puree from ripe tomatoes are the best base for preparing the gravy.

Spaghetti with Ground Beef and Hotdogs

My childhood days were filled with spaghetti. We’d have spaghetti on special occasions, on birthdays, or on just random days. It was like the number one food among children—second only to cakes, ice cream and chocolate. Spaghetti with Ground Beef and Hotdogs! Filipino Spaghetti is a bit different from the one most people are familiar with. Filipino spaghetti is sweet and cheesy. It is also common to see some hotdogs, ham

How To Make Malabar Chicken Biryani In Pressure Cooker

Hello there dear readers. Today we are going to see how to make Malabar Chicken Biryani. If you ask me to define ‘bliss’ in terms of a single food item, I would definitely say ‘Biryani’. I am in love with the very sound of this dish. Biryanis bring back to mind all the happy memories of celebrations and frolic. Given the onset of monsoon, what’s the better way to enjoy misty afternoons

Palak Paneer Recipe

Hello dear readers. Looks like you are planning to cook something new and delicious today. Well, your search for a scrumptious idea just came to an end. Today, I am sharing a simple and quick yet very appetizing recipe of the India classic Palak Paneer Recipe. The dish consists of smooth gravy that has pureed spinach or palak as its base. The milky flavor of Paneer or cottage cheese marries