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Parmesan Crusted Chicken Breasts in Parchment Paper Recipe
Baking, Fusion Recipes, High Fibre

Parmesan Crusted Chicken Breasts in Parchment Paper Recipe

Parmesan Crusted Chicken Breasts in Parchment Paper Recipe is an easy recipe, that could be made quickly with minimum effort and planning. This Baked Parmesan Crusted Chicken Breasts is one of those meals that I have adored because I am always looking for easy recipes for chicken. The best part of […]

Raw Mango-Raisins Chutney using Vinegar-Lemon juice(Pressure Cooker Recipe)
Chutneys, Indian Recipes, PressureCookerRecipes, Stove Top, Vegeterian

Raw Mango-Raisins Chutney using Vinegar-Lemon juice(Pressure Cooker Recipe)

Raw Mango-Raisins Chutney using Vinegar-Lemon juice(Pressure Cooker Recipe) is a sweet and savory mixture of mango, black raisins, and basil, with the tang of lemon juice, made extra special with a splash of Raw and Organic Apple Cider Vinegar. Chutneys are served with almost every meal in India, especially as relishes […]

Stir Fry Lemon Teriyaki Chicken Starters
Appetizers, Chinese Recipes, High Fibre, Non-Veg, Side Dish, Snacks And Starters, Stir-Fry

Stir Fry Lemon Teriyaki Chicken Starters

Stir Fry Lemon Teriyaki Chicken Starters Recipe is the result of my effort in trying to come up with something just a little bit different flavor profile of chicken starters. This chicken recipe is influenced by ‘Lemon Chicken’ but Asian-inspired. Four ingredients-Cajun Spice mix, Indian curry powder, Lemon juice and […]

One-Pot Chicken Chilli Con Carne
Healthy, High Fibre, Mexican Recipes, Non-Veg, Side Dish, Stove Top

One-Pot Chicken Chilli Con Carne

One-Pot Chicken Chilli Con Carne is easy, healthy & totally delicious. This recipe is a delicious twist on the traditional chilli con carne, made with minced chicken, red kidney beans and a tomatoes sauce, tempered with whole spices like bay leaf, cardamom, cloves and cinnamon, flavored with Indian spice mix. […]

No Oil or Butter Zucchini-Banana Flaxseed Muffins
Baking, Bananas Recipes, Healthy, High Fibre, Low Fat, Muffins

No Oil or Butter Zucchini-Banana Flaxseed Muffins

The BEST No Oil or Butter Zucchini-Banana Flaxseed Muffins EVER! These breakfast muffins contain all the healthy nutrients like zucchini, banana and ground flaxseed. Moist, sweet, packed with shredded zucchini, walnuts, banana, and spiced with vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. Check out the benefits of zucchini in my post Healthy Eggless […]

Healthy Eggless Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cookies 
Baking, Cookies, Desserts, Egg Free, Eggless, Healthy, High Fibre

Healthy Eggless Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cookies

Healthy Eggless Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cookies are soft, melt-in , flavorful , healthy and chewy breakfast cookies. Zucchini is a great addition to baked goods, also a good way to sneak some zucchini into a non-zucchini lover’s diet! Zucchini can be used in most recipes that use shredded carrots. However, […]

No Onion No Garlic Creamy Healthy Couscous Porridge
Eggless, Fusion Recipes, GrainFree Recipes, Healthy, High Fibre, Stir-Fry, Stove Top, Vegeterian, Video

No Onion No Garlic Creamy Healthy Couscous Porridge

No Onion No Garlic Creamy Healthy Couscous Porridge is a simple, healthy couscous dish that is creamy and indulgent but has no heavy cream !! I used whole grain Couscous, Button mushrooms, spinach, bell pepper and I added in a little white pepper powder and ginger for enhanced flavor. Stir in Mozzarella […]

Grain Free Almond Flour Panjari(granola)
Eggless, Grain Free, High Fibre, Indian Recipes, Snacks And Starters

Grain Free Almond Flour Panjari(granola) For Fasting

Grain Free Almond Flour Panjari(granola) for Fasting is Indian Granola, a delicious mix of nuts, raisins, dry fruits, and seeds that can make a filling anytime snack for your days of fasting, when you need an extra energy booster! Check out the recipe of Grain Free Almond Flour Banana Berry […]

Whole Grain Khasta Kachori
Snacks And Starters, Vegeterian

White Whole Grain Khasta Kachori ( Fried Pastry Dough filled with spiced lentils, potato, or beans)

White Whole Grain Khasta Kachori ( Fried Pastry Dough filled with spiced lentils, potato, or beans) is a popular street food in India. The kachoris is deftly stuffed with skinned split green gram beans( dhuli mung dal) in the form of a crumbly paste and spiced with local spices and souring […]

Beans Thoran or Poriyal
Healthy, High Fibre, Indian Recipes, Side Dish, SouthIndianRecipes, Stir-Fry, Vegeterian

Beans Thoran or Poriyal

Beans Thoran or Poriyal is a beautiful comforting dish from Kerala(India), French Beans stir fry with coconut, garlic and green chilly. Thoran is a coconut based vegetable Keralite dish and can be also made with carrots, cabbage, green tomatoes or spinach. This popular and common dish, Kerala Beans stir fry […]

Best Rated Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies
American Recipes, Baking, Cookies, Desserts

Best Rated Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies(made from Coconut Butter)

Best Rated Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies are delicious, soft and chewy classic American cookies- a treat no matter what the age or occasion. Enjoy it with a glass of cold milk! Best Rated Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies in this recipe are super delicious and flavorful containing healthy fats like coconut […]

Healthy And Instant Spinach Rava Idlis
Eggless, Healthy, Indian Recipes, SouthIndianRecipes, Steaming, Vegeterian

Healthy And Instant Spinach Rava Idlis

Healthy And Instant Spinach Rava Idlis is a delcious breakfast, served with some spicy chutney or steaming sambhar and for keeping body and soul together when your stomach’s empty and your day has just begun 🙂

Turmeric Chilly Marinated Salmon Steak(Amritsari Fish)
Appetizers, Baking, Healthy, High Fibre, Indian Recipes, Low Cholestrol, Non-Veg, Punjabi Recipes, Snacks And Starters

Turmeric Chilly Marinated Salmon Steak(Amritsari Fish)

Turmeric Chilly Marinated Salmon Steak(Amritsari Fish) is a popular street food, from Amritsar,in the state of Punjab, India. This dish is prepared with a lot of spices and  is one of the restaurant style, starter fried fish. Traditionally, Amritsari Fish is shallow fried in tawa or pan but you can […]

Umali Recipe - Arabic Bread Pudding made from croissants
Baking, Desserts, Egg Free, Low Fat, Middle Eastern Recipes

Umali Recipe – Arabic Bread Pudding made from croissants, milk and nuts

Umali Recipe – Arabic Bread Pudding made from croissants, milk and nuts, is an adaptation of the traditional Arabian sweet. Umali is a healthy and rich dessert containing phyllo dough or puff pastry, milk and nuts. Unlike the American bread pudding that uses the stale bread soaked in sweet liquid, […]

Stir Fry Veggies Noodles
Egg Free, Fusion Recipes, Main Dish, Noodles, Stir-Fry

Indian Spice and Peppery Stir Fry Veggies Noodles

Indian Spice and Peppery Stir Fry Veggies Noodles is a great way to make sure you are getting all the healthy fats that your body needs. One way to ensure is try to eat a mixture of different color vegetables, like in this stir fry. This dish is quick and […]

Banana Flower Chutney ( Udupi Heirloom recipe)
Chutneys, ContestWinningRecipes, Healthy, High Fibre, Indian Recipes, Karnataka Recipes, Sauces and Dips, Vegeterian

Banana Flower Chutney ( Udupi Heirloom recipe)

Banana Flower Chutney ( Udupi Heirloom recipe) is an heirloom recipe of a small town, Udupi in Karnataka. I recently got banana blossom from an Indian store and I was discussing with my mother in law about the recipes she prepares from this flower . She told me that she prepares […]

Andhra Fusion Spicy Chicken Fry
Andhra Pradesh, Appetizers, Fusion Recipes, Main Dish, Non-Veg, Snacks And Starters, Stove Top, Video

Andhra Fusion Spicy Chicken Fry

This recipe of Andhra Fusion Spicy Chicken Fry is a full-fusion flavor, inspired by the fiery rich Chicken Fry and Curries from the state of Andhra Pradesh. Armed with the roots of Bengali cuisine, this recipe crosses culinary borders as we use whole spices like Bay Leaf, Cardamom Pods, Cinnamon, […]

Chicken Kokum Masala Curry
High Fibre, Non-Veg, Side Dish, SouthIndianRecipes

Spicy Chicken Kokum Masala Curry

Spicy Chicken Kokum Masala Curry is inspired by the  “Kundapura Chicken Curry” , from the Kundapur region of Karnataka.  I have tried to recreate this dish using whole spices like bay leaf, cardamom pods, cloves, black peppercorns and cinnamon and homemade tandoori masala powder for that extra spice. Flavors of […]

Posto Bata Macher Jhol ( Fish Masala Curry with Poppyseed Paste)
Bengali Recipes, Healthy, High Fibre, Non-Veg, Side Dish

Posto Bata Macher Jhol ( Fish Masala Curry with Poppyseed Paste)

Posto Bata Macher Jhol ( Fish Masala Curry with Poppyseed Paste) is a delish fish curry tempered with nigella seeds or kalonji and cooked in onion tomato green chillies poppyseed paste. This is an heirloom recipe prepared in most Bengali homes and is an absolute delight and very enticing and craving. […]

Indian Spice Cabbage Masala Fried Rice
SouthIndianRecipes, Vegeterian

Indian Spice Cabbage Masala Fried Rice

Indian Spice Cabbage Masala Fried Rice is my innovation recipe and a fusion of Lemon Rice and Puliogere Rice. The cabbage is the main ingredient of this recipe, which when combined with rice and spice powder, make s a very delicious, flavorful fried rice, that can be eaten as it […]

Method: If using canned black beans, rinse and well drain the black beans and use 1 cup for this recipe. Skip the next 2 steps. Drain and pressure cook the soaked black beans with water on medium heat. The amount of water needed is double the amount of the beans( 2/3 cups of water used in this recipe). After 2 whistles, lower the heat and let it cook for another 10 minutes. Turn off the gas and let it cool. Drain the cooked black beans into a colander and take it out in a separate bowl. Keep it aside. Place a small to medium pot on the stove and fill it with just enough water. Bring the water to a rolling boil.Add the frozen corn. This method works with both corn on the cob and loose corns. Loose corn should be done in no more than three to five minutes. Corn on the cob can take up to five to seven minutes. Drain the corn into a colander and take it out in a separate bowl. Keep it aside. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the mustard seeds and the cumin seeds. When the seeds splutter, add the ginger and green chillies. Stir for 2 minutes and then add the curry leafs or curry leaf powder.Stir until fragrant , about 30 seconds. Add the corns. Stir at medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes. Add the black beans and chopped spinach and stir fry at medium-high heat for 5-6 minutes, till there is no excess moisture. Season with turmeric and salt, to taste. Add the cooked rice, stirring well, and incorporate the corn, spinach and beans. Reduce heat to low and let cook for 10 minutes until the mix is hot. Turn off the gas. Add the lemon juice and toss 1 minute to allow the rice to absorb the lemon flavor. Cover and let it rest for 2-3 minutes before serving. Serve it hot as it is or as a burrito rice bowl.
Egg Free, Fusion Recipes, Healthy, High Fibre, Main Dish, Vegeterian

One Pan Black Beans-Corns-Spinach Lemon Rice

One Pan Black Beans-Corns-Spinach Lemon Rice is one of those quick reciepes that is healthy, hearty, totally easy and full of vibrant, irresistible flavors. Moreover, it turns a boring leftover, sitting in your refrigerator,  into a delicious dinner or lunch with minimal effort. If you want this is in a […]

Baked Lentils Meatballs made from Almond Meal and Green Gram Lentils
Appetizers, Baking, Egg Free, Fusion Recipes, Grain Free, Healthy, High Fibre, Vegeterian

Easy and Delicious Baked Lentils Meatballs made from Almond Meal and Green Gram Lentils

Easy and Delicious Baked Lentils Meatballs made from Almond Meal and Green Gram Lentils-  Simple, healthy, gluten free, and protein packed! Perfect for a simple, filling meatless meal, these grain-free, egg-free meatless meatballs turn any pasta dish into a protein rich decadent meal. Try on salads or in tacos too […]

Oven Baked Chicken Spinach Meatballs with Spiced Tomatoes Sauce
Appetizers, Baking, Fusion Recipes, High Fibre, Non-Veg, Sauces and Dips, Stove Top

Easy and Delicious Oven Baked Chicken Spinach Meatballs with Spiced Tomatoes Sauce

Oven Baked Chicken Spinach Meatballs with Spiced Tomatoes Sauce are moist, flavorful meatballs made from minced or ground chicken and shredded spinach,  flavored by Indian spices and fresh herbs. Soft, juicy, extra tasty Oven Baked Meatballs – these chicken spinach meatballs in sweet and spicy tomatoes sauce can be served […]

Gulab Jamuns using Milk Mawa Powder soaked in Cardamom Star Anise Syrup
Desserts, Egg Free, Indian Recipes, Stove Top

Delicious, Soft and Spongy Melt in Gulab Jamuns using Milk Mawa Powder soaked in Cardamom Star Anise Syrup

Gulab Jamuns using Milk Mawa Powder soaked in Cardamom Star Anise Syrup are perfect Classic Indian Doughnuts. These delicious, soft, spongy and decadent classic gulab jamuns are syrup-soaked fritters about the size of a Ping-Pong ball.   Gulab Jamun is a traditional Indian dessert prepared in festive occasions.Like so many Indian […]

Tomatoes Bhendi Masala or Spicy Okra cooked with Onion-Tomatoes-Ginger Curry Paste
Indian Recipes, Side Dish, Vegeterian

Tomatoes Bhendi Masala or Spicy Okra cooked with Onion-Tomatoes-Ginger Curry Paste

Tomatoes Bhendi Masala or Spicy Okra cooked with Onion-Tomatoes-Ginger Curry Paste is stir fry okra mixed with onion-tomato-ginger curry paste. This recipe involves parallel cooking. The okra is cooked in a wok or pan while the tomato masala is prepared in a separate pan. When the okra is cooked and […]

Best Ramen-Maggi Noodle Eggless Mushroom Spinach Carbonara
Eggless, Fusion Recipes, Healthy, High Fibre, Noodles, Vegeterian

Best Ramen-Maggi Noodle Eggless Mushroom Spinach Carbonara

Best Ramen-Maggi Noodle Eggless Mushroom Spinach Carbonara is a very tasty and classic makeover to the plain Ramen or Maggi noodles . This Classic Italian egg-free noodle recipe features a creamy, decadent mushroom-spinach carbonara sauce that is also very easy and quick to prepare. Best Ramen-Maggi Noodle Eggless Mushroom Spinach […]

Spicy Torai-Ridge Gourd Chutney
Chutneys, Condiments, SouthIndianRecipes, Vegeterian

Spicy Torai-Ridge Gourd Chutney

Spicy Torai-Ridge Gourd  Chutney is an Indian chutney made from ridge gourd or torai as is popularly known in India. This fresh healthy Indian chutney is both spiky and comforting  accompaniment, can be dolloped on one side of the plate or smeared onto and encircling burrito or chappati.

Spinach Coconut Rice Pulao or Pilaf
CoconutRecipes, Egg Free, Healthy, High Fibre, Main Dish, Vegeterian

Spicy Spinach Coconut Rice Pulao or Pilaf

Spinach Coconut Rice Pulao or Pilaf is a hearty  pilaf, full of nutrients, iron, protein and fiber. Coconut milk makes it more creamy with naturally-fat goodness and gives deliciousness. Here in this recipe, the rice is cooked in coconut milk along with green leafs and vegetables like spinach, carrots and bell pepper respectively. You can […]

Soft, flavorful and melt-in Coconut balls without condensed milk or khoya
Bengali Recipes, CoconutRecipes, Desserts, Egg Free

Soft, flavorful and melt-in Coconut balls without condensed milk or khoya

Soft, flavorful and melt-in Coconut balls without condensed milk or khoya is a sweet dish from West Bengal part of India and is made from coconut, milk, and sugar or jaggery. Traditionally, this sweet is prepared during festive occasions like Kojagiri Lakshmi Puja , Poila Baisakh( new year for Bengalis). There are […]

Soft and Moist Grain Free Almond Flour Banana Berry Muffins
Bananas Recipes, Grain Free, Healthy, High Fibre, Muffins

Soft and Moist Grain Free Almond Flour Banana Berry Muffins

Soft and Moist Grain Free Almond Flour Banana Berry Muffins are soft and delicious muffins, that are packed with fiber and healthy fats from the bananas, ground almonds, coconut oil and blackberries. The almond meal used in this recipe is home made and is a healthy option for replacing all purpose flour. […]

Almond Pie Crust filled with Indian Carrot Pudding
Desserts, Eggless, Grain Free, Healthy, High Fibre, Low Carbs, Low Cholestrol

Healthy Almond Pie Crust filled with Indian Carrot Pudding

Healthy Almond Pie Crust filled with Indian Carrot Pudding makes an excellent, savory crust with a rich flavor and high nutritional value. Since Almond Pie Crust is baked before filling, it works best with fillings that require no additional cooking. For instance, in this recipe I have used Indian carrot […]

Easy and Healthy Whole Wheat Cookies
Baking, Cookies, Desserts, Healthy

Easy and Healthy Whole Wheat Cookies

Easy and Healthy Whole Wheat Cookies are delicious, buttery and soft cookies made with whole wheat flour and olive oil instead of butter. Seriously, these may be the best healthier cookies that I have baked and ever eaten. Make sure not to overbake the cookies else they will become hard on cooling. […]

Moist Banana Buttermilk Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Baking, Bananas Recipes, Desserts

Best Ever Moist Banana Buttermilk Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Best Ever Moist Banana Buttermilk Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting has mega banana flavor, light, moist, and cakey from creaming the butter and sugars. The use of  100% refined coconut oil, sour cream and cream cheese frosting makes this moistest cake ridiculously rich and decadent. The cake is enriched with […]

Easy and Simple Mango Chutney in a Pressure Cooker Recipe
Chutneys, Condiments, PressureCookerRecipes

Easy and Simple Mango Chutney in a Pressure Cooker Recipe

Easy and Simple Mango Chutney in a Pressure Cooker Recipe is an easy, breezy sweet and spicy chutney cooked to perfection in a pressure cooker in just 15 minutes. I have shared a different version of the mango chutney here. Traditionally, as learnt by my mom, Mango chutney is flavored by a combination […]

Healthy Kids Snack - Mangalore Banana Buns
Snacks And Starters

Healthy Kids Snack – Mangalore Banana Buns

Mangalore Banana Buns are sweet, soft and fluffy pooris using banana, a popular breakfast and tea time snack in Udupi-Mangalore region belonging to Mangalorean cuisine.  As kids love fried food, these make prefect healthy snacks and breakfast , tasty as well as hiding the nutrients of bananas.

Avocado Coriander Chutney or Indian Guacamole
Chutneys, Condiments, Fusion Recipes, High Fibre, Sauces and Dips, Vegeterian

Avocado Coriander Chutney or Indian Guacamole

This recipe of  Avocado Coriander Chutney or Indian Guacamole is both spiky and comforting accompaniment, can be dolloped on one side of the plate or smeared onto an encircling burrito or chappati. Creamy Avocado combined with the warm earthy flavors of cilantro, ginger and garlic – it is like an […]

Desserts, MicrowaveRecipes

Microwave Chocolate Brownies Recipe

Microwave Chocolate Brownies Recipe is a easy, quick and delicious microwave dessert recipe. These brownies can be prepared in under 5 minutes and are soft and spongy. The trick to get the best dishes from microwave cooking, is to know your microwave well and learn how it actually works, then […]

Sweet and Spicy Maharashtrian Tilgul Poli
Maharashtra Recipes, Snacks And Starters, Vegeterian

Sweet and Spicy Maharashtrian Tilgul Poli( Indian Flat bread stuffed with white sesame seeds and jaggery)

Sweet and Spicy Maharashtrian Tilgul Poli is a popular traditional dish of Maharashtrian cuisine that is prepared on Makar Sankranti, a popular Hindu festival celebrated in India. This festival falls on the same date in local calendars every year, 14 January, with some exceptions, it is celebrated even on 15th […]

Microwave Steamed Fish in a Bengali Mustard Sauce( Bhapa Mach)
Bengali Recipes, ContestWinningRecipes, Healthy, MicrowaveRecipes, Non-Veg, Side Dish, Steaming

Microwave Steamed Fish in a Bengali Mustard Sauce( Bhapa Mach)

Microwave Steamed Fish in a Bengali Mustard Sauce recipe is fast and easy to cook and best part is, you don’t need any stovetop. All you need is a good mixer or food processor, a strainer, a microwave safe container and a good working microwave oven. The star of the dish […]

Eggless Chocolate Chip Banana Pear Muffins
Baking, Bananas Recipes, Egg Free, Eggless, Healthy, High Fibre, Muffins

Eggless Chocolate Chip Banana Pear Muffins

Eggless Chocolate Chip Banana Pear Muffins is a healthy, nutritious eggless muffins made with fresh fruits like bananas and pears and baked in oven. Don’t underestimate the simplicity of fresh, ripe fruits like bananas, apples, pears that are available in season. When these ripe fruits are used in baking , they take on quite […]

Indian Carrot Pudding or Gajar ka Halwa
Desserts, Eggless

Stovetop Indian Carrot Pudding or Gajar ka Halwa with Evaporated Milk

Indian Carrot Pudding or gajar ka halwa (as popularly called) is made in almost all festive occasions and is a very popular Indian Dessert. For most of us, desserts are the ultimate comfort food. Comfort food is a bowlful of something hot or something sweet that soothes you when you […]

Savory and Soft Twister Bread made with green pesto sauce
Main Dish

Savory and Soft Twister Bread made with green pesto sauce

Savory and Soft Twister Bread made with green pesto sauce is a bread with a twist – literally. This gorgeous savory bread swirled with green pesto sauce, may look tricky to make but it is not. The best part is opening the oven to find this star-shaped beauty in all […]

Makke Di Roti or Indian Flat Bread made from Yellow Corn Flour
Main Dish, Vegeterian

Makke Di Roti or Indian Flat Bread made from Yellow Corn Flour

Makke Di Roti or Indian Flat Bread made from Yellow Corn Flour is baked in tava, same way as Jowar ki roti, popular in Karnataka. This roti is popular in Punjab and eaten during winters. My makki di roti is stuffed with shredded radishes, fresh coriander leaves, fresh spinach leaves, ginger, garlic […]

Healthy Marbled Chocolate Banana Bread
Desserts

Healthy Marbled Chocolate Banana Bread

This is a Healthy Marbled Chocolate Banana Bread, prepared using a single mashed bananas whole-egg  batter, half of it darkened by semi sweet chocolate chips. Also, no high fructose corn syrup instead of sugar, refined coconut oil instead of unsalted butter, and using half cup whole wheat flour makes it […]

Murgh Malvani or chicken cooked in spicy gravy made with flavour of malvani masala
Non-Veg, Side Dish

Murgh Malvani or chicken cooked in spicy gravy made with flavour of malvani masala

Murgh Malvani or chicken cooked in spicy gravy made with flavour of malvani masala, is a non-vegetarian dish, which is quite popular in Maharashtra and the Konkan region.

Begun Doi Sorse Posto bata Jhol or Eggplant in Mustard Poppy Seed Yogurt Gravy
Bengali Recipes, Eggless, High Fibre, Side Dish, Vegeterian

Begun Doi Sorse Posto bata Jhol or Eggplant in Mustard Poppy Seed Yogurt Gravy

Begun Doi Sorse Posto bata Jhol or Eggplant in Mustard Poppy Seed Yogurt Gravy is a pure vegetarian dish. The eggplant is the star of this dish,flavored by the mustard poppy seed paste, tempered with Bengali five spices known as panch phoron, and cooked in yogurt stock.

Easy Kerala Style Spicy Pan Fried Fish or Meen Varuthathu
Appetizers, Non-Veg, Side Dish

Easy Kerala Style Spicy Pan Fried Fish or Meen Varuthathu

Easy Kerala Style Fish Fry or Meen Varuthathu is a popular seafood in the coastal region of Kerala and eaten almost everyday. The fish is covered with basic ingredient spices like turmeric, red chilly powder, salt, ginger and garlic before being fried.

Paal Payasam or Easy Milk and Rice Indian Pudding with Bay Leaf Twist
Desserts, Eggless

Paal Payasam or Easy Milk and Rice Indian Pudding with Bay Leaf Twist

Ari Paal Payasam or Easy Milk and Rice Indian Pudding is a popular recipe of Kerala traditionally made with raw red rice or matta raw rice (broken) which is cooked in milk and sugar. Check out other regional Indian sweets in  #IndianSweets. Ari Paal Payasam or Easy Milk and Rice Indian Pudding […]

Quick Crispy Chicken cutlet
Appetizers, Non-Veg

Quick Crispy Chicken cutlet

Quick Crispy Chicken cutlet is one of those recipes that never gets old for a quick weeknight chicken dinner. This recipe transforms a leftover chicken, probably sitting in your fridge to a satisfying dinner on the table in just under 30 minutes. In Indian cuisine, a cutlet specifically refers to […]

Stir Fry Chicken Balti Curry
Non-Veg

Stir Fry Chicken Balti Curry

Stir Fry Chicken Balti Curry is a very popular chicken curry in northwestern India, Pakistan and Great Britain. The stir fry balti chicken curry is marked by quick-cooking and subtly-spiced curries, using vegetable oil instead of ghee,seared or stir-fried from pre-assembled ingredients, and cooked over a high flame. This differs […]

Traditional Dum style Mushroom Biryani
Main Dish, Vegeterian

Traditional Dum style Mushroom Biryani( Awadhi Cuisine)

Traditional Dum style Mushroom Biryani is the dum style of cooking or the art of cooking on a slow fire that has become synonymous with Lucknow Biryani cuisine. This cuisine native to the city of Lucknow is known as Awadhi Cuisine and comprises both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes, greatly influenced […]

Bangal Chittagong Chicken
Non-Veg, Side Dish

Bangal Chittagong Chicken

The Bangal Chittagong Chicken is a delicious bengali cuisine in which the chicken is cooked in thick Chittagong style gravy, flavored by red chilies, coriander seeds and cashew paste is added in the end to make the curry mild. Interestingly, no cumin seeds are used in this recipe, which is so […]

banana semolina sheera or banana sooji halwa
Desserts, Eggless, High Fibre, Indian Recipes, Stove Top

Bananas And Semolina Sheera (Banana Sooji Halwa)

Banana semolina sheera or banana sooji halwa is made from semolina, sugar and banana. Traditionally, in India it is offered to God as prasadam(offering) during festivals. I prepared this sweet as an offering to Lord Krishna on the special occasion of Krishna Janmashtami. However  the banana sooji halwa (another name for […]

Baked Apple Cinnamon Hand Pies
ContestWinningRecipes, Desserts

Baked Apple Cinnamon Hand Pies

Baked Apple Cinnamon Hand Pies as #Desserts are delicious, irresistible and comforting.Apple Cinnamon Pies are American classic dessert but these individual hand pies is quiet different from the basic fork-and-plate experience. A bite through the crisp pastry, sparkling with sugar, reveals a thick filling of sweet-and-tart apple cinnamon mixture and […]

Baked Cauliflower Potatoes Rice-Stuffed Peppers with Bell Pepper Coulis
ContestWinningRecipes, Main Dish, Vegeterian

Baked Cauliflower Potatoes Rice-Stuffed Peppers with Bell Pepper Coulis

Baked Cauliflower Potatoes Rice-Stuffed Peppers with Bell Pepper Coulis are super healthy, easy and stuffed with a mixture of rice, cauliflower and potatoes, topped with mozzarella cheese and bell pepper coulis. In fact, there are many variations of making the stuffing and even with different ingredients like paneer/cottage cheese, besan/gram flour […]

Pathars Mangshor Jhol or Bengali Mutton Curry
Non-Veg, Side Dish

My Mom Special Pathars Mangshor Jhol( Bengali Mutton Curry)

Pathars Mangshor Jhol or Bengali Mutton Curry is a famous Indian cuisine from the state of West Bengal, popular for its rich taste and spiciness. It is insanely delicious and super easy recipe for curried mutton and potatoes. The mutton needs to be marinade in advance and rested well, but […]

Soya Capsicum Pouch or Potli
Snacks And Starters, Vegeterian

Soya Capsicum Pouch or Potli

Soya Capsicum Pouch or Potli  makes a delicious snack shaped into a pouch and filled with nutrela soya chunks and capsicum mixture. Soya are nutritious and a rich source of protein. This recipe is adapted from NDTV Foods recipe Soya Pouches by Kavitha Reddy.     Soya Capsicum Pouch or […]

Stir Fry Mushrooms Capsicum Indo Chinese Fried Rice
Main Dish, Vegeterian

Stir Fry Mushrooms Capsicum Indo Chinese Fried Rice

Stir Fry Mushrooms Capsicum Indo Chinese Fried Rice is a simple, easy veg fried rice loaded with mushrooms, bell peppers, green onions, flavored with white pepper powder and soy sauce. This recipe is a quick and most authentic way to prepare this hearty version of Chinese restaurant favorite in less than […]

Tricolour Spinach Sun Dried Tomatoes Pesto Dip
Appetizers, Condiments

Tricolour Spinach Sun Dried Tomatoes Pesto Dip

This layered Tricolour Spinach Sun Dried Tomatoes Pesto Dip is an easy yet impressive appetizer that can be prepared in minutes. Most noteworthy, there is no cooking and it can be prepared in advance. Just keep it refrigerated until ready to use. In the ancient Roman era,pesto was made by […]

Tricolour Sweets Medley Shots
Desserts, Eggless

Tricolour Sweets Medley Shots

Celebrating India’s 70th Independence Day, I made this special Tricolour Sweets Medley Shots which represents Indian Flag. This tricolour sweets medley shots consists of green peas phirni, layered by oats coconut water pudding and finally toppped by vermicelli halwa or also known as meethi sewai ka halwa. This dessert is […]

four cheese spinach stuffed mushrooms
Appetizers, Vegeterian

Four Cheese and Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe

Four Cheese Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms are baked mushroom caps filled with a deliciously cheesy spinach mixture. These Four Cheese and Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms make a prefect appetizer or side dish to the main course. Check out other mushrooms recipe on #Mushrooms . The advent of the mushrooms in the culinary […]

Baingan bharta Spicy Indian Baba Ghanoush
Side Dish, Vegeterian

Baingan bharta ( Spicy Indian Baba Ghanoush)

Baingan bharta or Baingan ka bhurtha or Wangyacha Bharit  is an Indian Dish bearing a resemblance to Baba Ghanoush. It is primarily a vegetarian dish prepared by roasting brinjal over charcoal or direct fire which infuses the dish with smoky flavor. The roasted mashed brinjal is then mixed with onion tomato spice and cooked in […]

Lapshi or Gulacha Sheera
Desserts, Eggless

Lapshi or Gulacha Sheera (Cracked Wheat Pudding)

Sheera is a typical Indian Sweet dish and also a favorite dessert, sometimes served as a holy offering on auspicious occasions as well. Lapshi or Gulacha Sheera is one such Maharashtrian Sweet Cuisine. Lapshi (as known in Marathi) or Gulacha (as known in other parts of India) means cracked wheat . So, […]

Mascarpone Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies
Baking, Cookies, Desserts

Mascarpone Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies

Mascarpone Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies are perfect little treats for kids and it even makes a perfect snacks with tea or coffee. Furthermore, the texture of these cookies is soft, a little chewy yet melt in mouth.  You can check out my other post for desserts in #Desserts .

Eggless Butter Tarts
Baking, Canadian Food, Desserts, Egg Free, International Recipes

Eggless Butter Tarts

The Butter Tarts are a quick and easy, popular Canadian sweet desserts and the main ingredient in this filling is butter, sugar syrup and egg. However, I have made this recipe as eggless butter tarts, flavored by butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, corn syrup and vanilla extract , while still keeping its classic comforting texture and consistency. Before […]

beetroot-halwa-infused-vanilla-cardamom-flavors
Desserts, Eggless

Beetroot Halwa infused with Vanilla Cardamom Flavors

Beetroot Halwa infused with Vanilla Cardamom Flavors,is a quick and easy Indian Beetroot Pudding,a traditional South Indian sweet dish,especially popular in Bengaluru, which can be enjoyed either hot or cold. This is my second post for dessert recipes. In case you missed the earlier posts, check out in #Desserts and […]

Bhaja Munger dal with sobji or Roasted Mung dal cooked with vegetables
Side Dish, Vegeterian

Bhaja Munger dal with sobji or Roasted Mung dal cooked with vegetables

Bhaja Munger dal with sobji or Roasted Mung dal cooked with vegetables is Bengali delicacy and forms a major part of vegetarian dish. This vegetarian delicacy is probably much as the lentil soup without onion and garlic. Bhaja means fried and sobji means vegetables. The mung dal  when fried in ghee or dry […]

Baked Spicy Tandoori Chicken Wings
Appetizers, Non-Veg

Baked Spicy Tandoori Chicken Wings

Baked Spicy Tandoori Chicken Wings is my Indian version of the popular hot buffalo wild wings in America. The chicken wings are especially relevant during the very popular ‘The Super Bowl’ in America. The history behind the invention of the chicken wings is very interesting. Do you know that 50 […]

Kundapur Chicken Ghee Roast
Non-Veg, Side Dish

Kundapur Chicken Ghee Roast

Kundapur Chicken Ghee Roast is a classic South Indian chicken dish and its origin is traced to Kundapur which lies on the coastal lines of Karnataka. The star of this spicy dish is ghee, also known as clarified butter. Kundapur Chicken ghee roast is a dry dish flavored by the […]

Eggless Healthy Whole Wheat Cake Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
Desserts, Eggless

Eggless Healthy Whole Wheat Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Eggless Healthy Whole Wheat Cake Chocolate Buttercream Frosting is a soft moist cake and that too with no eggs, less gluten, light, and yummy. This is my first post in the series #Desserts, in which I will bring varied desserts both Indian and International Cuisine. After all August is a […]

Spicy chicken Peanut Butter crunch sandwiches
Main Dish, Non-Veg, Sandwiches And Burgers

Spicy chicken Peanut Butter crunch sandwiches

Peanut butter is usually used in breakfast and dessert but it has a place in savory main dishes too.Spicy chicken Peanut Butter crunch sandwiches is one such savory version that I will share in this post. There is an interesting story that Elvis Presley, the famous American musician and actor, […]

Sriracha Tandoori Chicken Sandwich Creamy Gouda Cheese Fondue
Non-Veg, Sandwiches And Burgers, Snacks And Starters

Sriracha Tandoori Chicken Sandwich with Creamy Gouda Cheese Fondue

Sriracha Tandoori Chicken Sandwich with Creamy Gouda Cheese Fondue is my third post in the series #SandwichesAndBurgers. Sriracha tandoori chicken is smothered in creamy gouda cheese fondue and topped with lettuce and sliced tomatoes. The mozzarella cheese ties the sandwich together between two perfectly crunchy grilled bread slices. Gouda is […]

Grilled Cucumber Cream Cheese Sandwiches
Sandwiches And Burgers, Vegeterian

Grilled Cucumber Cream Cheese Sandwiches (Vegetarian)

Grilled Cucumber cream cheese sandwiches are perfect for tea time parties and they are even perfect for your kids tiffin boxes. Most noteworthy is they are easy to prepare and can be done in less than half an hour. This is my second post in sandwiches and breakfast series. In […]

grilled vegetarian patty melts
Main Dish, Sandwiches And Burgers, Vegeterian

Grilled Vegetarian Patty Melts

Patty Melts is an American sandwich( more like a burger) that consist of a hamburger patty topped with cheese and between two slices of bread. In many parts of US, the patties are topped with caramelized onions. Grilled Vegetarian Patty Melts is my vegetarian interpretation n this delicious sandwich. I made a […]

raw mango yogurt curry
Side Dish, Vegeterian

Udupi special Raw Mango and Yogurt Curry

In the series #MagicOfMangoes, lets touch some regional roots. In this post, I bring to you  the South India cuisine Udupi special – Raw Mango and Yogurt Curry.The sweet and tangy flavour of mango when mixed with yogurt and blended with mustard seeds gives an awesome sweet, spicy and tangy tasty curry. This is a very […]

lau er khosha bhaja bottle gourd peels stir fry
Side Dish, Vegeterian

Lau er Khosha Bhaja (Bottle Gourd Peels Stir Fry)

Lau er khosha bhaja or bottle gourd peels stir fry, is a very popular traditional side dish served with rice and dal.The bottle gourd is known as Lau in Bengali. The beautiful green and tender bottle gourd is the favorite summer vegetable in Bengali household. Everytime my mom used to prepare the bottle gourd, […]

Dudh Shukto or bitter sweet vegetable stew cooked with milk 
Bengali Recipes, Healthy, Side Dish, Vegeterian

Dudh Shukto ( Bitter Sweet Vegetable Stew cooked with milk)

Dudh Shukto or bitter sweet vegetable stew cooked with milk is a bengali cuisine loaded with vegetables and minimal spices. The bitter gourd is a mandatory veggie that is needed for this recipe. During my growing up years, I was particularly not fond of it because of the bitter taste but amazingly, […]

creamy cheese upma, notable cheese dishes ,cheese primary ingredient , cheese significant component dish, Fusion, Breakfast brunch, South India, Cheese, Mushrooms, Semolina Rawa Sooji
Vegeterian

Secret Ingredient Creamy Cheese Upma

My recent recipes these days in my kitchen are notable cheese dishes in which cheese is used as a primary ingredient or as a significant component of a dish or a food. Upma is one of the popular breakfast cuisine of South India. In this secret ingredient creamy cheese upma recipe, semolina is […]

Desserts, Eggless

Mango Coconut Barfi

Continuing the series  #MagicOfMangoes, in this post, my mango recipe will be ‘Mango Coconut Barfi’. Mango and Coconut, two of the most favorite fruits come together in this sweet Indian barfi. All you need is mango,coconut, sugar and mawa to make this delicious sweet.

Sweet Spicy Mango Chicken Kebabs
Appetizers, ContestWinningRecipes, Non-Veg

Sweet and Spicy Mango Chicken Kebabs

Mangoes,the king of fruits, is synonymous with summers and perhaps the best fruit in the world. The sweet and spicy mango chicken kebabs was a winning recipe in the contest for Mango recipes. This is my fifth post in the series #MagicOfMangoes. Here in this recipe , a unique twist  to the […]

Dhokar Dalna or fried lentil cakes in Bengali curry
Side Dish, Vegeterian

Dhokar Dalna (Fried Lentil Cakes in Bengali curry)

Dhokar Dalna or fried lentil cakes in Bengali curry is a traditional satvik Bengali dish that has no onion and garlic. This delicious curry is made from Chana dal koftas or lentil cakes soaked in delicious Bengali style curry. The Dhokar means cheating and the lentil cakes soaked in curry gives you […]

Bengali Raw Mango Chutney with Panch Phoron
Condiments, Desserts, Vegeterian

Bengali Raw Mango Chutney with Panch Phoron

Mango is the most popular fruit in the summers of India. Apart from mango juice, mango shake , aam ras , there are many delectable, amazing recipes of mangoes. So, in my blog, I will bring some amazing mango recipes in the series #MagicOfMangoes, that are different, easy, quick and very delicious. Lets travel to […]

Kolkata Style Egg Roll
Snacks And Starters

Kolkata Style Egg Roll

When I was small, my summer vacation used to be in Kolkata at my grandparent’s home. Wandering in the streets, you will see street vendors on mobile stall selling these deliciously looking tortilla wrapped egg rolls. A very popular street snack of Kolkata, the Kolkata Style Egg Roll consists of […]

Crispy Sabudana Vada or Sago Fritters
Snacks And Starters, Vegeterian

Crispy Sabudana Vada (Sago Fritters)

Crispy sabudana vada or sago fritters is a traditional deep fried snack from Maharashtra. It is made from soaked and drained sago pearls, mashed potatoes, roasted ground peanuts , fresh coriander, ginger and salt. This snack is particularly popular during the fasting days. It is crispy from outside and soft inside. It […]

Eggless Banana Pancakes with Cardamon Sugar Syrup
Desserts, Eggless

Eggless Banana Pancakes with Cardamon Sugar Syrup

Pancakes are a traditional North America breakfast. A pancake is a flat cake, thin and round prepared from starch based batter. You may add egg or use buttermilk. This is my recipe of making eggless banana pancakes with cardamon sugar syrup flavored with orange zest

No onion No Garlic Apple Pickled Chutney without Vinegar
Chutneys, Condiments, Indian Recipes, Stove Top, Vegeterian

No onion No Garlic Apple Pickled Chutney without Vinegar(Pressure Cooker Recipe)

No onion No Garlic Apple Pickled Chutney without Vinegar – A sweet tart fruit relish made from chunks of red apples and dried raisins, seasoned with ginger, whole spice blend of fenugreek seeds, nigella seeds, cumin seeds, black mustard seeds and fennel seeds, cooked in a sweet and sour blend of […]

Easy and Delicious Healthy Baked Chicken Zucchini Meatballs
Baking, Egg Free, Fusion Recipes, Healthy, High Fibre, Main Dish, Non-Veg

Easy and Delicious Healthy Baked Chicken Zucchini Meatballs

Easy and Delicious Healthy Baked Chicken Zucchini Meatballs are moist, flavorful meatballs made from minced or ground chicken and shredded zucchini, flavored by Indian spice and fresh herbs. Meatballs are a traditionally Italian cuisine but Spaghetti with meatballs is a popular cuisine in the United States. First of all, to […]

Spicy Salmon in Cauliflower Parmesan Crust with Green Peas Pesto
Appetizers, Non-Veg

Spicy Salmon in Cauliflower Parmesan Crust with Green Peas Pesto

Salmon is a popular seafood in the United States. Spicy Salmon in Cauliflower Parmesan Crust with Green Peas Pesto recipe is tender salmon baked in a spicy marinade and served with a spicy pesto or puree along with a fresh green salad. I love cooking with Salmon and in my quest to […]

Mascarpone with Mango and Mint in crispy wonton wrappers cups
Desserts, Eggless

Mascarpone with Mango and Mint in crispy wonton wrappers cups

Mascarpone is an Italian cream cheese, milky white in colour and easy to spread. It is a thick,double or triple cream, soft cheese with a very fat content. In the series #MagicOfMangoes, I bring to you ‘Mascarpone with Mango and Mint in crispy wonton wrappers’. This is a light, creamy […]

Appetizers, Main Dish, Non-Veg

Aubergine Chicken Parmigiana with Hot Garlic Tomatoes Sauce

In global cuisines, I like European and American Cuisines . One of my favorites is Aubergine Chicken Parmigiana with Hot Garlic Tomatoes Sauce. Aubergine, as known in British, is also known as ‘eggplant’ in North America and Australia and ‘brinjal’ in South Asia, Southeast Asia and South Africa. It is wine purple in […]

Red Velvet Carrot Cheesecake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Desserts

Red Velvet Carrot Cheesecake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Red Velvet Carrot Cheesecake with Cream Cheese Frosting is a beautiful American desserts. Desserts are funny old things. When it comes to making them, I am generally comfortable with two or three different types of desserts like cheesecake, carrot cake, banana cake, fruit muffins, Indian sweets or puddings, and by varying their […]