Ingredient: coriander leaves

Dried peas pasta chundal recipe -Navrathri special

A couple of years back, my sis had been to see a golu (dolls display during navarathri)with my aunty. There , they had served chundal where even pasta was added to it. My sister had mentioned to me about this. I suddenly remembered about this few days ago. I wanted to make this as a evening snack for my kids. However, I never remember to soak grains beforehand and have always been lazy about this part. Anyway, Navratri was round the corner, so I decided to make this snack for it. I asked my sister, whether they had followed the…

 

Vegetable Nilgiri Kurma recipe – Side dish for chapatis or rice

My hubby gets Indian food in his office canteen nowadays. It was a welcome change for the Indians in his office after having the available vegetarian options of stir fried rice or noodles or some partially cooked vegetables. So on the first few days, he used to send me the pictures of his food plate or the lunch menu etc. One day, he said that they served vegetable nilgiri kurma and it was quite good.The name was quite new to me. So I searched the net and got a few recipes of this kurma. I made for my chapatis one…

 

Capsicum rice recipes- easy rice varieties- Lunch box recipes

My mom cooked the most delicious food I have ever eaten. She whipped up so many delicacies and varieties of cuisines in no time. I think she inherited from her mother who cooked great food too. I am nowhere close to them when it comes to cooking. I wish I had learned more cooking from her. But I was never interested in cooking that time. Though I did learn a few basic recipes like dal khichdi, rasam and carrot halwa too.Capsicum rice was one of them. I did not make this many times in the last few years. I suddenly…

 

Tomato chi bhaaji- Tomato side dish for chapatis– Maharashtrian style recipe

As I have mentioned in my previous posts that I have stayed in Maharahtra for several years. I have tasted almost every kind of vegetarian Maharahtrian food and even the various cuisine belonging to different regions of Maharashtra. I have always enjoyed it to the core. Some of the dishes are made quite regularly at my place, just like our staple food. One of them is this tomato subji. I have always loved the combination of spice, tanginess and the sweetness of this side dish.It is also very easy and quick to make. I always make this when I fall…

 

Masoor dal makhani recipe- Indian lentil recipes- Side dish for rice or rotis!!

I was introduced to this whole masoor lentil with skin a couple of years back by a friend who makes this regularly.Its known for its high iron content. I make this dal very frequently and am surprised why I haven’t still posted it here. I guess dal is considered so trivial to make it to the blog. But this lentil is not so popular especially among the south Indians.So I wanted to post this one as its really healthy and is tasty too.Its very similar to dal makhani made with black lentils and it goes well with some basmati rice….

 

Cheesy green chutney and potato sandwich — Bread recipes

My mom used to make the best sandwiches especially with potato filling. I used to carry it in my tiffin box when in college and my friends used to love it.My friends still remember those sandwiches even after so many years.I do not make sandwiches regularly. After a long time, I remembered about this green chutney with cheese sandwiches which actually my aunty made for the first time and then was made by my mom a couple of times. I made this one day and my son had four slices of it. Its quite unusual as he is a picky…

 

Thai green curry recipe- – Vegetarian Thai recipes

I have not really tried making Thai food at home.I have just eaten the pineapple fried rice in the food courts and during a trip to Thailand though always wanted to try it at home because of the flavours in it.. The ready made pastes I have seen in the markets contains shrimp etc. So I never ventured beyond this. Recently, I found a packet of ingredients for making the green curry paste in the supermarket. I immediately bought it and made it the very next day. We all just loved it. It has so many flavours simialr to Indian…

 

Masala vadai recipe |How to make masal vadai—Snack recipes

This is one snack prepared in south usually for afternoon tea or coffee. This is extented verison of dal vada or parappu vadai we usually make during the festivals. Only thing is its made more flavourful with the spicy ingredients. Though the dal is ground to a very coarse paste and is kept very dry, I usally prefer to grind it to a fine paste adding few drops of water and leave a few pieces unground as I dont prefer it to be too dry. I have already made this a few times and has been liked by all. Last…

 

How to make Green chutney – Mint coriander chutney recipe – Basic kitchen requirements

A friend of mine makes this often. She had once made this for a get together as one of the side dishes and I asked for the recipe. I have also made this a couple of times(infact whenver I buy the coriander leaves and mint leaves) by now and use it in different preparations too. I once made a dal with it(recipe coming soon. ) I also add it in my pulao for the extra flavour. I just serve it with rotis along with subji and dal as an extra side dish. It tastes even good with our curd rice….

 

Tomato rasam recipe – without tamarind- quick and easy

I already posted this rasam in my post which included everything about rasam. But I am making a seperate post for this as I could post it in detail with step by step pictures. I had only known rasam with tamarind .But during my initial days of cooking itself, someone gave me this recipe without tamarind. Then I made my own version including garlic and ginger to make it more spicy and make this quite frequently especially for the kids. They love it. I even gave this recipe to my folks back home and they love its taste. We even…