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How to Make Peanut Sesame Ladoo

Today’s recipe is a very healthy, tasty and easy to make ladoo.  This recipe makes use of very few ingredients namely – peanuts, sesame seeds and jaggery.  In this recipe, I have finely powdered peanuts and sesame seeds, but if you want it to be crunchy, then grind all the ingredients coarsely.  This will give you a nutty taste of sesame and peanuts.  There is no need of any oil

How to Make Beetroot Pachadi

Beetroot pachadi is an integral part of Kerala sadya.  It is a very easy to prepare and tasty  dish.  It is a yogurt based dish and takes approximately 10 – 15 minutes to prepare this wonderful dish.  There are two ways in which you can prepare this pachadi.  One is without coconut which I have shared here and the other is with coconut.  Though this is prepared mainly during Sadya,

Arrowroot Halwa

I am sharing an easy and healthy recipe made with arrowroot – arrowroot halwa.  This is a dish which is made during Thiruvathira.  Thiruvathira is a Hindu festival which is celebrated in South Indian states Kerala and Tamilnadu.  This festival falls in the month of Dhanu (Dec 15 – Jan 15) on full moon day and is celebrated as birthday of Lord Shiva.  In Kerala, thiruvathira is a very famous festivals

Cheera Thoran / Spinach Stir Fry

  This is another healthy and tasty side dish prepared in Kerala as a side dish for rice.  It is a dry coconut based recipe where spinach is cooked and mixed with crushed coconuts, green chillies and shallots.  This is very easy to make except for the cleaning part.  Cleaning spinach takes a lot of time as it has a lot of mud which has to be removed completely.  The

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. 

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

Avial / Mixed Vegetable Curry

Avial is a dish prepared with as many vegetables as one can get.  It is a classic Kerala recipe.  It is a mix of all kind of vegetables in yogurt and grated coconut .  It makes use of vegetables like Ash gourd, pumpkin, raw banana, beans, yam, carrot, snake gourd, mango, long beans.  You can also add brinjals.  My grandmother adds bitter gourd along with that.  But I don’t add bitter

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

Sindhi Kadhi Recipe

Being a Sindhi I have a strong affinity to some Sindhi delicacies. Sindhi kadhi, tomato kadhi, fried potato-capsicum, potato-okra, seal phulko, and the quintessential Sindhi Papad are the things I can never say no to. Sindhi kadhi is prepared at least once a week in our home. It’s our go-to recipe when we want to have something soupy, tangy and spicy. We like the kadhi spicy, so this recipe calls

Home-Style Tomato Soup Recipe / Indian-Style Tomato Soup

Hello dear foodies! Isn’t the weather out there getting lovelier with every passing day? Winter is on its way and the craving for delicious, hot and comforting food has already started. So why not begin with our winter food fiesta with hot and yummy tomato soup? Soups are so comforting, keeping us warm and full. Having a bowl of soup with our meals is a great way to cut back

Paneer-Chhole Recipe

Hello dear foodies. Are you a fan of Punjabi food? If yes, then you are in for a real treat today. Punjabi cuisine is one of the most loved and popular cuisines of India. Punjabis live their lives to the fullest and the same spirit is reflected in their love for wholesome and lavish food. Be it butter chicken or simple aloo paratha smothered with lots of ghee, no one

Aloo Tamatar Sabzi Recipe

Hello folks. As I had promised in the previous post, I am sharing the recipe of Aloo Tamatar Sabzi. I had served this deliciously tangy dish with Bedmi Puris / Urad Dal Puris . This is a very festive combo. The house gets filled with aromas from the freshly ground spices. This dish consists of boiled potatoes cooked in tangy tomato based gravy. The gravy is moderately spicy. The color of this

Bedmi Puri Recipe / Urad Dal Puri Recipe

Hello dear buddies. With Ganeshotsav going on, festivity has been in the air lately. Today’s recipe is Bedmi Puri with Aloo Tamatar Sabzi. In this post I am sharing the detailed recipe of Bedmi Puri. The recipe of Aloo Tamatar Sabzi will be shared in the following post. Bedmi Puri is a festive recipe. It’s a very filling and delicious deep-fried Indian bread that has its culinary roots in North

Chatpati Aloo Gobi Recipe

Hello buddies. After the sandwich madness, I am back to the usual cooking. Today’s recipe is Aloo Gobi recipe. This is not just any other run of the mill Aloo Gobi Masala or Gobi Aloo preparation. Potato and cauliflower are my two of my favorite vegetables. Combining them together only does magic. The different technique of cooking this delicious side dish is what sets it apart from the usual aloo

Masala Rava Idli Recipe

Idlis are a quick fix to the breakfast dilemmas. Make it from rice, idli rava or just the plain rawa; they always come out delicious, healthy and filing. Previously I had shared the idli recipe made from idli rava. Today’s recipe is masala rava idli, which is made using the usual semolina and nuts. The nuts and chana daal render a nice crunch and texture to the idlis. This is

Vegetable Pulao Recipe with Step-By-Step Pictures

Hello buddies. Here I am with a brand new rice recipe, Veg Pulao Recipe. Many of us often get confused between vegetable biryani and vegetable pulao. It is really simple to distinguish between biryani and pulao. The biryani is richer than the pulao, spicier and of course more tedious to pull together. The main ingredients, veggies or meats, are cooked in spicy gravy, which is then combined with rice in

Sugar Coated Shakkar Para Recipe

Hello buddies! Do you feel a strong urge to eat something sweet after you finish your meal? But you often find nothing sweet in your kitchen. Sometimes we just do not have time or energy to whip up a cake or pudding. The sweet tit-bits that can can be stored for a couple of weeks come handy at such moments. Shakkar Para is one of the most popular traditional Indian sweets. Shakkar Paras are bite-sized

How To Make Punjabi Samosa with Step-by-Step Pictures

Does the cloudy weather make you crave for fried and spicy snacks? Every time it rains in the evening, you want to have a serving of hot pakodas or Punjabi Samosa with your Masala Chai and you just can’t get enough of the store-bought goodies. Why not just make hot and yummy Samosa at home? For those who are unfamiliar with samosas, allow me to explain to you what exactly it

Okra - Potato Fry

We Sindhis love to fry our side-dishes. Moreover, we love to add potatoes to most of the side-dishes. We love our dal and rice like no one else! And of course it is served with fried and spiced veggies on the side. Fried and spiced potatoes, brinjals, okras, yams and capsicums; we swear by all of these. Sometimes we just mix 2 or 3 veggies together to create variety. Today I

Coconut Cabbage Curry

Hello folks. I am back with a side-dish recipe today. It is another recipe of how I make cabbage. Actually, I came up with this recipe after I tasted a similar cabbage dish in a restaurant. I tried to recognize as many ingredients as possible. It also had a prominent taste of coconut milk. I like the flavor of coconut milk and it paired up really well with cabbage and