Taruna

The goodness of natural ingredients in this homemade Cough Syrup make it a therapeutic and preventive concoction. They not only soothe the throat but help calm the cough and allergies. Ingredients: 1/3 C Honey (use organic if you can) 1 tbsp + 1 & half tsp Ginger Juice (procured from fresh root...

Paneer Kofta Curry

This delicious Paneer Kofta Curry sans cream and all other frills is one of those recipes that is breeze to make and so good to eat. Don't feel intimidated by the list of ingredients! Ingredients: For the Koftas 100 grams Potatoes, boiled and mashed 250 grams Paneer, grated 2 tbsp (measuring table spoon) Bread...
Thekua is an integral part of the Chhatt festivity and are offered as Prasad or offering. Spiced with fennel and cardamom, these fried cookies have no preservative or raising agents but stay good for weeks in an air tight container and therefore goes without saying that they are great...

Baked Chicken Korma

Curries need not necessarily be stirred in a pot or have loads of cream and ghee for them to taste good. They taste great even when baked as in this recipe that has no cream and is virtually oil free, yet bursting with rich flavours. Ingredients: ¾ C Yogurt (I used...
Easy, wholesome, and fast to cook - enjoy it with toasted bread or turn it into a comfort meal with rice, a side dish, pickle and papad. Ingredients: ½ C Toor Dal/ Arhar Dal (Split Pigeon Peas) 2C Water ¼ tsp Turmeric powder ½ tsp Red Chili powder (adjust heat +/-) Salt to taste (I...
Sweetened with date palm jaggery this tapioca pearls pudding is a creamy, luscious, healthy (& gluten free) bowl of comforting dessert for those wintery nights. Ingredients: ½ C Sabudana 750 ml Milk ½ C Date palm jaggery (scrapped and loosely packed) ½ tsp Cardamom Powder Dry Fruits (almonds, pistachio, raisins and cashewnuts) 1 tsp ghee Full recipe:...

Dal Makhani

Dal Makhani does not need to be loaded with cream and butter to make it 'creamy' and delicious. The trick to a velvety smooth texture is slow cooking, for hours; a secret I learnt from my dad. Ingredients: For Stew: ½ C Black Lentil (Sabut Urad) ¼ C Kidney Beans (Rajma) ¼ C Split...
Be forewarned at the onset that this chutney is very addictive. The USP of this chutney is that apart from the pips, the whole lemon goes into it - the pith, the skin, the pulp, the juice...everything. Just four ingredients and super easy to make. Ingredients: 350 grams (+/-) Lemons 400 grams...

LEMON CRINKLE COOKIES

These citrus cookies epitomize everything that is summer. Ingredients: 100 grams unsalted Butter ¾ cup granulated Sugar (adjust to taste) 1 whole egg A generous table spoon of Lemon juice 1 tbsp Lemon zest ½ tsp Vanilla essence A few drops (8-10) edible liquid yellow colour 1½ cup Flour 1 tsp Baking powder A pinch of Salt ¾ cups powdered sugar...
A gluten free dish that is crispy, tangy, spicy, addictive, like any chat should be. The hero of this chaat is crispy fried okra which is then drizzled with spiced yogurt, tamarind chutney, green chutney and finished off with condiments. Ingredients: 300 grams approx. – Okra / Bhindi / Ladies Finger...
Enjoy the king of fruits in an ice cream. Chili in an ice cream may sound a bit bizarre to some but believe me, the hot sweet flavors of this ice cream are surprisingly addictive. And whats more, its egg free and doesn't need an ice cream maker. A...
Healthy and delicious savory oatmeal cookies made with Indian spices to pep up your tea time. Ingredients: 1 cup Rolled Oats ½ cup Flour ½ tsp Baking Soda (bi-carb) ½ tsp Salt (adjust to taste) 1 Green Chili (de-seeded and finely chopped) 1 Red Chili (de-seeded and finely chopped) ¼ tsp Crushed Black Pepper 1 tsp Mustard Seeds,...