Vijitha Shyam

Adai Disks

This gluten free appetizer is sure to please your valentine. Ingredients: Ingredients •1 cup brown rice •1/2 cup yellow split peas/ toor dhal •1/2 cup Bengal gram / channa dhal •2 garlic cloves •1/4 inch ginger – skin peeled •2 dry red chillies •Salt to taste, about 1-2 teaspoon For the tempering •1/2 teaspoon olive oil •1/4 cup onions – finely...
Traditional Jalebi meets the Ice Cream and they lived happily ever after! :-) Ingredients: 1Store bought fruit cake or pound cake 2Store bought jalebi or use my recipe to make it fresh at home 3Vanilla Ice Cream (melted) – I added saffron strands for flavor, optional 4For garnish – crushed pistachios You will also need...
A delicious traditional Indian dessert with a twist for Valentine's day! Ingredients: For the carrot halwa: •3 cups carrots, grated •1 cup whole milk •1 cup heavy cream •10 oz sweetened condensed milk •1/2 tablespoon cardamom powder For the trifle •1/2 cup roasted cashews •1/4 cup roasted sweetened dessicated coconut, pulsed to form powder •Whipped cream •20 Digestive biscuits or ginger...
Just three ingredients and you are set to impress your diners. Ingredients: •1 tablespoon olive oil •20-25 dry red chillies (plus more if you like it super spicy), broken to pieces •2 large red onions, finely chopped •1 tablespoon salt to taste •1 pound boneless chicken thigh or use chicken thigh with bones (but carefully...
Quick and easy snack when all you have is 10 minutes in hand Ingredients: •1 bunch of kale, stems removed and washed •Olive oil in a spray bottle •Salt to sprinkle •Chaat Masala for flavor Read full post: Kale Chips in a Microwave
All natural ancient drink for your new year's cleanse Ingredients: 1 tablespoon fresh ginger – crushed / minced Juice of 1/2 lemon (large ones) 1 tablespoon honey 6 oz water Read full post: Ayurvedic Drink for the New Year to Lose Weight

Puran Puffs

I am planning to make a fusion sweet for this year's Holiday menu.My husband’s favorite is South Indian dessert called puran poli and this is a modern twist to it. Ingredients: Ingredients •Store bought or Homemade Puff Pastry Sheets •1/4 cup All purpose flour to work on the pastry sheets •1/2 cup slivered almonds...

Mango Pudding

One of the easiest dessert ever Ingredients: •1 packet, 6oz gelatin •1 cup hot water •1/2 can, 14oz condensed milk •1 cup mango pulp •1/2 cup sour cream •8oz cool whip •Bottle of whipped cream and pistachio dusts to serve Read full post: Mango Pudding
Ingredients: For the croquettes / cutlet •1 tablespoon olive oil •1 large potato, boiled and mashed •1/2 cup carrots, grated •1/2 cup zucchini •1/4 cup paneer, grated •1/4 cup besan (or use bread crumbs) plus more if needed •1/4 cup rice flour (or use bread crumbs) plus more if needed •1 tablespoon garam masala •1 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste •2 tablespoon...
Pot pie with an Indian twist Ingredients: •6 cups vegetable or chicken or any biryani of your choice •6 square puff pastry (big enough to coverthe ramekins) •6 ramekins Read full post: Biryani Pot Pie
Lemonade with an Indian twist Ingredients: •Juice of 6 Meyer lemons •500 ml cold water plus ice •1/3 cup agave nectar or (make sugar syrup by boiling 1/3 cup sugar in 1/2 cup water, use as needed) •1 teaspoon cumin powder •1/4 teaspoon black salt   Read full post: Meyer Lemons Jal Jeera Drink
Sidd, my 5 year old Makes No-Bake Gulab Jamun Cheesecake Ingredients: For the crust •15 digestive biscuits •1 cup ghee For the filling •3 cups paneer, grated •1.5 cups sweetened condensed milk •2 cups hung yogurt (water completely drained/removed) •2 – 1oz gelatin envelope (use agar-agar or any vegetarian gelatin) •1/4 cup hot water •1 teaspoon cardamom powder •14 pieces gulab...