Carrots and beetroot are pretty, delicious, and versatile when used together. I already shared a dessert recipe with these veggies – Beetroot Carrot Halwa. This time I want to use these veggies in my cake recipe. It turns out a super moist lovely pink color cake. Ingredients: Ingredients : Whole Wheat Flour-...
Savory south Indian dosa or crepe with healthy moringa or drumstick leaves in a spicy coconut, rice and lentil based masala. Ingredients: ¾ cup raw rice ¾ cup toor dal/split pigeon peas/split yellow lentils ¾ cup grated coconut fresh or frozen 12 to 15 dry red chilis 1 large marble-sized tamarind or ½ tsp tamarind...
Jackfruit and Chickpea Pulav/Biryani is a quick and flavorful one-pot Indian flavored rice meal with chunky raw jackfruit and protein-rich chickpeas, made easy in the pressure cooker! Ingredients: 2 cups Basmati rice soaked in water for 20 minutes For the browned onions: 2 cups sliced onions Oil for deep frying For the biryani: 3 tbsp oil...
Custard Rice kheer is made of rice, milk, sugar, and vanilla custard powder. Vanilla custard powder gives a unique flavor to the kheer. In this recipe, I have used leftover rice. You can also make this kheer with freshly cooked rice. Ingredients: Ingredients: Cooked Rice – 1 cup Milk – 2 cups +...
A mildly spiced south Indian flavored lentil stew with fresh white radish, coconut and some simple but aromatic Indian spices. Paired with hot steaming rice, it is an ultimate comfort food. Ingredients: ¼ cup toor/tuvar dal or split pigeon peas/yellow lentils 2 medium sized white radish; peeled and sliced For the sambar/huli masala...
Creamy Yogurt parfait with strawberry compote and crunchy cereal is a quick, easy and healthy dessert or even breakfast parfait that can be ready in no time. Ingredients: 2 cups thick yogurt (Greek or hung yogurt or any flavored yogurt) 2 to 3 tbsp honey (if using plain yogurt) 1 cup breakfast cereal...
Namakpara a popular Indian Tea time snack and also made during the festival. It is a crunchy savory snack made with maida or all purpose flour mix with carom seeds, fennel, cumin seeds and flavored with spices. It is made in various shapes but mostly in long sticks. I...
Watching the game comes with munching on lot of food. I had bought a big batch of cheese and salsa as we had planned to make Nachos. The left overs now have to be used up and so I came up with this idea. Pulao tastes very yummy but...
Holi is coming, everyone is busy making “Gujiya”, the popular Holi sweet. Gujia is a sweet dumpling made with Maida and stuffed with Mawa, Rava, and Dry fruits. Making Gujiya is very time-consuming but without it Holi is incomplete. Today I am sharing an easy recipe to make Gujiya...
Bread pakora or Bread Bhaji is an Indian fried snack. A common street food, it is made from bread slices, gram flour, and spices among other ingredients. Bread Pakora is prepared by dipping triangular bread slices in a spicy gram flour batter and frying them. It also includes stuff...

LAUKI WALI CHANA DAL

Enjoy your greens and proteins in this bottle gourd (Indian summer squash) and chana dal stew. Ingredients: For Daal: ¾ cup Chana daal 125 grams / 1 cup diced Bottle Gourd (diced in small pieces) 500 ml water Salt to taste ½ tsp chili powder (adjust to taste) ½ tsp turmeric powder 1 small Bay Leaf For tempering: 1 tbsp...
Gatte get a make over and a twist in taste in this mustard based curry. A must try! Ingredients: For Gatte: 1 C Besan (chick pea flour) ½ C Water ¾ tbsp (for batter) + 1½ tsp (for sauteing) Oil ½ tsp salt ¼ tsp Turmeric Powder ½ tsp Garam Masala ¼ tsp Red Chili Powder (+ /...