Cholar Dal Bengali Style

This spicy goodness is packed with nutrition as chana is high in fibre and protein. It takes hardly any time to prepare and makes for a simple yet satisfying lunch. This Bengali chana dal recipe is a saviour when you need to rush to the office but want to carry home-cooked food. It is traditionally served with Bengali style poori called Luchi but you can also prepare this and combine it with Bajre ki Roti for a healthy, nutritious yet oh-so-delicious ‘Dabba’.  This dal also goes very well with steamed rice. Ingredients  1 cup Chana Dal 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder Salt to taste For … Continue reading Cholar Dal Bengali Style

Kadala Curry (Kerala Style Chickpea Curry)

Kadala Curry or Kerala Style Chickpea Curry is a quintessential dish in every Malayalee household. It’s a very popular dish to serve with puttu, appam and dosa and also eaten with idiyappam or string hoppers, paratha and boiled red rice for lunch or dinner. Ingredients  1/2 cup Fresh Coconut (Grated) 1 cup Kala Chana / Kadala / Black Chickpeas 2 tbsp Coconut Oil 1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds 10-12 Curry Leaves 1 tsp Ginger Paste 1 tsp Garlic Paste 1/2 cup Onion (Chopped) 1/2 Cup Tomato (Chopped) 2-3 Green Chilli (Slit into half) 1 tsp Coriander Powder 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder 1/2 tsp Kerala Garam Masala Powder Salt to taste For Tempering 1 tbsp Coconut Oil 1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp Hing 10-12 Curry Leaves 2-3 Dry red chillies Instructions Wash the black chana … Continue reading Kadala Curry (Kerala Style Chickpea Curry)

Dhaba Style Punjabi Dal Tadka

Dal Tadka is one of the most popular recipes served in Indian restaurants. A mix of moong dal and arhar dal, this is a flavourful lentil preparation from Punjab. Here is how to make it. Ingredients  1/2 cup Arhar Dal 1/2 cup Moong Dal Salt to taste 2 tbsp Ghee 1/2 cup Onion (Chopped) 1 tsp Ginger (Chopped) 1 tsp Garlic (Chopped) 1 tsp Green Chilli (Chopped) 1/2 cup Tomato (Chopped) 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder 1 tbsp Lemon Juice For tempering 2 tbsp Ghee 1 tsp Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp SSP Hing 2-3 Dry Red Chillies 2 tsp Garlic (Chopped) 2 tbsp Fresh Coriander (Chopped) Instructions Wash the dal and add it in a pressure cooker along with 3 cups of water and salt to taste. Pressure cook until dal is nicely cooked. Remove the pressure … Continue reading Dhaba Style Punjabi Dal Tadka

Instant Frozen berry yogurt

Three ingredients and two minutes is all you need to whip up this low-fat, low-calorie yogurt, which is ideal for eating after exercise Ingredients 250g frozen mixed berry 250g 0%-fat Greek yogurt 1 tbsp honey Method STEP 1. Blend berries, yogurt and honey or agave syrup in a food processor for 20 seconds, until it comes together to a smooth ice-cream texture. Scoop into bowls and serve. Continue reading Instant Frozen berry yogurt

Spanish Omelette

Ingredients 1 cup potato 1/2 cup capsicum (green pepper) 4 egg 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1/2 cup onion 1/4 cup coriander leaves 4 tablespoon vegetable oil salt as required Step 1 Chop the veggies and saute them.To prepare this exotic omelette, peel and chop the potato and onion. Next, wash the capsicum and coriander leaves and finely chop them. Heat a pan and pour 3 tbsp of cooking oil. Add chopped potato and saute for two minutes. Now, add chopped onion and saute for two more minutes. Add 1/2 tsp of salt and cook for 5-8 minutes until the colour … Continue reading Spanish Omelette

Dahi Puri

This amazing chaat has many names and you will know of it as you see it. Call it Dahi Wale Gol Gappe, Dahi Puri or Dahi Patasha, this is a delicacy that will make your mouth water in an instant. Those who love chaat, can not defy this popular street food available across North India. Made with crispy puris, boiled potatoes, onions, tomatoes, yoghurt and sev, this easy-to-make snack recipe is loved by people of all age groups. You can buy the pani puris from the market or can also prepare them at home. These puris are stuffed with spicy … Continue reading Dahi Puri

Punjabi Samosa

The most favorite tea time snack across the country, Samosas are Indian snacks with delicious pockets of dough stuffed with a potato mixture and spices, deep fried. You cannot have a better snack option at home when unexpected guests arrive! This is easy and fuss-free, you can simply dish up some hot and piping samosas along with a cup of hot tea. An all time favorite tea time snack, samosa can also be prepared for a snack party with friends and family during special occasions or festival season. Ingredients Of Punjabi Samosa 500 Gram Potatoes (peeled and chopped), boiled For … Continue reading Punjabi Samosa

Ker Sangri Achar ( Rajasthani Recipe)

Ker Sangri Achaar is a very unique and popular pickle from Rajasthani cuisine. It is a flavorful dry mix of Ker and Sangri pickled in Indian spices. Ker is a small sour shrub berry having appearance of small balls. And Sangri are long green beans which resembles a thin stick and are pods of the Khejri tree. These unique varieties of berries and beans grow only in arid deserts of Rajasthan. Ker berries are quite sour and unfit for eating. They need to be soaked in buttermilk or salt water to reduce their sourness. They are then dried in sun after … Continue reading Ker Sangri Achar ( Rajasthani Recipe)

Grilled Caesar Salad

Whether you believe the true Caesar requires anchovies and a raw egg or not, this recipe bypasses both in favor of more familiar ingredients that most people tend to have around the kitchen. Mayonnaise replaces the creamy emulsification properties of the raw egg and the sauce of your choice provides the briny taste we associate with Caesar dressing. There are plenty of ways to customize a Caesar salad. Add bacon for an extra-salty and crunchy treat or, add in some grilled chicken to make a heartier plate, perfect for lunch. Ingredients For the dressing: 1 clove garlic, peeled and finely … Continue reading Grilled Caesar Salad

Roasted Cauliflower with Pomegranate

As soon as winter hits, many cooks abandon salads and head straight for warm and hearty stews. We recommend to keep on making salads, but just change your tactics. Instead of crisp, chilled lettuce and cucumber, use warm, roasted veggies for the perfect cold weather side dish!  Cauliflower florets quickly become crisp, tender and lightly charred in a hot oven. Fresh pomegranate seeds add refreshing tartness and a snappy texture, while red onion adds a nice spicy bite. Pistachios lend a crunchy nuttiness, and fresh parsley and lemon keep things light and salad-like. Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean your … Continue reading Roasted Cauliflower with Pomegranate

Zucchini Casserole

This simple casserole is a delicious way to take advantage of your prolific zucchini and summer squash. Plus, it is relatively light because it doesn’t have the heavy sauce most casseroles contain. It’s a combination of the two kinds of summer squash—yellow and zucchini—with garlic, butter, breadcrumbs, and grated Parmesan cheese. This easy squash bake is an excellent side dish for a summer cookout or everyday dinner. Ingredients 3 small zucchini (about 1 1/2 pounds) 3 small summer squash (about 1 1/2 pounds) 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt (or 1/2 teaspoon table salt) 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/4 cup chicken broth or water … Continue reading Zucchini Casserole