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…

Avocado & pumpkin Paratha

Soft and tasty Avocado & pumpkin  paratha is prepared with whole wheat flour, soft ripen avocado pulp, grated pumpkin, onion, green chillies and some spices. This Paratha is ideal for serving for breakfast or packing for children lunch box. Many of us know that avocado contains monounsaturated fatty acids , which helps to  reduces bad…

Coconut Puff Pastry (Coconut Dilpasand)

Coconut puff pastry is a baked sweet bun stuffed with sweet coconut mixture, tutti fruti and nuts. In Indian bakeries it is sold as Dil Pasand. Iyengar bakeries in Bangalore, Karnataka are famous for this sweet coconut filled puff pastry. The aroma of the baked coconut pastry is unforgettable. Ready made pastry sheets  available in…

Kesari Bhath (Sooji Halwa)

Kesari bhath or Rava kesari is a south Indian sweet prepared with semolina, sugar,ghee, saffron and nuts. In north India it is called suji halwa. Some people also add ripened banana or pineapple pieces to make this halwa. This sweet can be prepared with or without milk. Very tasty and easy sweet to prepare. Usually…