Vanitha Bhat wrote a new post, Lauki Halwa/Bottle Gourd Halwa 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Lauki Halwa is a classic Indian dessert (gluten free) made with bottle gourd and sugar drenched in the richness of ghee and tinged with cardamom powder. It is going to be your favorite to-go […]
Vanitha Bhat wrote a new post, Amuli Gojju/Raw Mango Chutney 2 months ago
Spicy, tangy, sour and savory instant raw chutney/gojju with the sourness and freshness of raw mangoes in a spicy coconut base.
½ cup chopped raw mango
½ to ¾ cup grated coconut (fresh or […]
Vanitha Bhat wrote a new post, Homemade Mozzarella Sticks 2 months ago
Deep fried or baked, kids and adults will love these homemade mozzarella sticks; crispy bites of oozing, gooey breaded mozzarella.
250 gm mozzarella
1 cup all purpose flour/whole […]
Vanitha Bhat wrote a new post, Mung Bean Sprouts Upkari/Stir Fry 2 months, 2 weeks ago
A simple but highly nutritious quick dry curry made with mung bean sprouts cooked in simple but exotic Indian spices.
2 cups sprouted mung beans
½ teaspoon jeera/cumin seeds
½ teaspoon m […]
Vanitha Bhat wrote a new post, Creamy Mocha Lassi 2 months, 2 weeks ago
A simple yogurt based icy cold beverage with coffee and cocoa powder, laced with the sweetness of honey.
1 cup thick yogurt
¼ cup milk or water
½ teaspoon instant coffee powder
2 t […]
Vanitha Bhat wrote a new post, Homemade Vegetable Spring Rolls 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Vegetable spring rolls are savory Chinese rolls filled with spicy and crunchy vegetables in classic Chinese flavors; perfect as appetizers, starters or finger foods at any party.
For the […]
Vanitha Bhat wrote a new post, Green Peas Upkari 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Quick and healthy stir fry with fresh/frozen green peas and potatoes; perfect as a side dish with rice and dal.
2 cups fresh/frozen green peas
½ cup peeled and diced potatoes
½ teaspoon m […]
Vanitha Bhat wrote a new post, Super Moist Carrot and Apple Cake 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Utterly delicious and moist cake with bursts of carrot and apple in every bite! Made with whole wheat and totally egg free, what is not to love about it!
½ cup sugar
¼ cup oil
½ cup yo […]
Vanitha Bhat wrote a new post, Best Ice Cream Cake 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Your favorite ice cream sandwiched between layers of luscious chocolate mocha cake, drenched in a decadent chocolate ganache and decorated with chocolate mocha frosting for a delightful frozen dessert; perfect […]
Vanitha Bhat wrote a new post, Vietnamese Style Vegetarian Spring Rolls 3 months ago
Fresh and healthy Vietnamese rice paper summer rolls filled with crunchy vegetables and served with a spicy peanut sauce; perfect for a light lunch/dinner or as any party starter or […]
Vanitha Bhat wrote a new post, Vegetable Dum Biryani 3 months ago
A flavorful and aromatic vegetable rice dish, cooked in the dum method by layering vegetables, rice and herbs; it is a perfect one pot meal with just yogurt on the side!
½ cup Basmati […]
Vanitha Bhat wrote a new post, Mung Bean Sprouts, Mango and Sweet Corn Salad 3 months ago
Raw mango, sprouted mung beans, sweet corn kernels and carrots salad tempered with mustard seeds and red chilli powder with a twist of lemon.
½ cup Mung Bean Sprouts
½ cup finely chopped r […]
Vanitha Bhat wrote a new post, Mushroom Tikka Masala 3 months ago
Perfectly roasted chunks of marinated mushrooms and bell pepper in a fragrant, spicy tomato sauce; a winner with any Indian flatbread or even a bowl of hot steaming Basmati rice!
Vanitha Bhat wrote a new post, Easy Pizza Dough Cinnamon Rolls 3 months ago
Decadent and scrumptious homemade cinnamon rolls with leftover pizza dough; soft, fluffy glazed sweet rolls with buttery cinnamon swirls.
1 ½ cups left over pizza dough
¼ cup or more u […]
Vanitha Bhat wrote a new post, Bhindi Kurkuri/Crispy Indian Spiced Okra Fry 3 months ago
Amazingly crunchy and delicious Indian spiced bhindi/okra fry.
250 gm bhindi/lady’s finger/okra
1 teaspoon coriander powder
½ teaspoon red chilli powder
1 teaspoon Kashmiri chilli po […]
Vanitha Bhat wrote a new post, 2-Ingredient Strawberry Ice Cream 3 months, 1 week ago
No churn, no added sugar, dairy free healthy strawberry ice cream with only 2 ingredients!!
2 large bananas
1 ½ cups strawberries
Full recipe: 2-Ingredient Strawberry Ice Cream
Vanitha Bhat wrote a new post, Oats Bisi Bele Bath 3 months, 1 week ago
Healthy twist to the traditional rice-lentil-vegetable dish of Karnataka, Bisi Bele Bath, with oats instead of rice.
1 cup oats
½ cup toor dal/yellow lentils/pigeon peas
¼ cup chopped c […]
Vanitha Bhat wrote a new post, Deep Dish Spinach Stuffed Pizza 3 months, 1 week ago
Cheesy spinach and mushroom stuffed double layered whole wheat pizza with sauce on the top!!
For the pizza dough:
1 teaspoon active dry yeast
1 teaspoon sugar
1 cup warm water
Vanitha Bhat wrote a new post, Strawberry Lassi 3 months, 2 weeks ago
1 cup yogurt, chilled
½ cup milk
4 to 6 tablespoons honey or cane sugar (depending upon sweetness of strawberries)
¼ teaspoon cardamom powder
4 to 5 strawberries
Fresh mint leaves
Ice c […]
Vanitha Bhat wrote a new post, Gulab Jamun with Instant Rabri 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Juicy gulab jamuns in saffron flavored thick sweet rabri for a quick and exotic dessert!!!
12 gulab jamuns (readymade or homemade)
2 cups whole milk (about half a liter)
100 gms of […]