Eggless Ginger cookies

Whole wheat flour ginger cookies are prepared with fresh ginger juice, jaggery and also dry ginger powder. Very flavorful, tasty ginger cookies are a great tea time snack. There is no need to add egg to prepare these tasty cookies. Fresh ginger juice, ginger powder,whole wheat flour, jaggery and olive oil makes this one of…

Parwal Chutney (Pointed Gourd Chutney)

Parwal or pointed gourd is usually used to prepare curry, sweet or fry. Potato parwal curry is liked in North Indian states and is prepared frequently. Today i am preparing parwal chutney. Parwal looks similar to Tindoora/Gherkins, but it is bigger in size.This tasty and healthy chutney can be served along with bread, bread sticks,…

Sambar powder

Sambar powder is a must for any  South Indian household. This powder can be used for preparing sambar and rasam also. Homemade sambar powder is easy to prepare and always gives better flavor and taste. Each household has got their own version of this powder. This recipe is prepared exactly how my mom prepares in…

Falafel & Hummus

Falafel is a common deep fried savory item prepared throughout the Middle East.  Falafel is made from soaked chickpeas and fava beans/ broad beans or a combination of the two. Soaked chickpeas are  grind together with various ingredients such as coriander leaves, onions and garlic.Spices such as cumin seeds and green chillies are often added…

Beetroot Paratha (Beetroot Flat bread)

Beetroot paratha is a easy,tasty and nutritional great lunch box option for kids. Beetroot puree, onion, coriander leaves and green chillies are required to prepare this healthy flat bread. Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 25 minutes Makes: 8 to 10 paratha Ingredients: Beetroot: 2 medium sized Whole wheat flour: 2 cups Onion: 1 to…

Okra and tomato curry (Bhindi tomato Curry)

Simple and very easy bhindi curry is prepared with okra and tomatoes. First time i tasted this curry in a roadside Dhaba near Jodhpur,Rajasthan some 12 years back. They kept this curry as simple as possible.This is prepared with very basic ingredients like onion,tomato and bhindi. It is a semi dry curry and goes well…

 Potato Korma (Dahiwale Aloo)

Potato korma is a tasty gravy curry prepared with baby potatoes and yogurt/curd. Seasoned with freshly  prepared roasted cumin and poppy seeds powder adds rich flavor to the korma. This curry goes well with flavored rice like tomato rice,cabbage rice or any Indian flat breads. This curry  goes well even with plain steamed rice. My…

Chickpeas & Rajma Mixed Salad

This is a protein rich salad bowl with all the goodness of fresh vegetables. Seasoned with olive oil, red chilli flakes,lemon juice and mixed herbs powder makes it a tasty and refreshing salad. If you keep cooked rajma and chickpeas ready, preparation of this salad will not take more time. Even though it is a…

Nankhatai(Biscuits)

My mom used to prepare these soft,buttery Nankhatai biscuits when i was a kid. She used to prepare them in a flat heavy pan filled with sand and used to bake them on a gas stove or on a charcoal stove. Now also these biscuits  in some places are prepared on hot charcoal stoves and…

Ridge gourd and moong dal curry

Ridge gourd and moong dal curry is a very very easy and quick curry to prepare. No need to use chilli powder, coconut, coriander powder, tomato or any rich gravy to prepare this tasty curry. This curry is for those days when we prefer to eat a light and satisfying meal. This is an  ordinary…

Mixed Bean and  Vegetable Soup

Mixed bean and vegetable soup is prepared with red kidney beans, white kidney beans, cooked pasta and whole lot of vegetables simmered in tomato pulp. Seasoned with some red chilli flakes, crushed black pepper,chopped garlic and olive oil makes it tasty and irresistible. This dish is a perfect combination of protein, carbohydrates and vitamins and…

Murukku ( Chakli)

South Indian Murukku or Chakli is a deep fried savory snack. Rice flour, black gram flour/split chickpea flour and  spices are some of  the important ingredients required to prepare murukku. There are various types of murukku  very popular in south India. Rice flour for murukku is prepared by following two basic methods. One is  the traditional…