Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Tawa Pulao Recipe

Tawa Pulao is a famous Mumbai street food. Its a spicy vegetarian rice dish made on large flat griddle called Tawa. Its the same Tawa that is used by the street vendors and in restaurants to make Pav Bhaji/Masala Pav. At home you can use the regular Tawa on which you make Roti/Chapati or a fry pan.  When am in a mood for Biryani but want it quick I tend to make this Tawa Pulao. Its quicker and satisfies my spicy cravings. Serve it with a side of Onion Raita or any other favorite Raita to cool the spice off. 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Sabudana Khichdi Recipe

Sabudana Khichdi is one of the most popular recipes consumed during Indian fasts. Its a savory dish made with Sabudana (tapioca pearls/Sago), roasted ground peanuts and potatoes. Its a complete balance of Carbohydrates, Protein and fats and hence one of the preferred meals during fasting as it keeps you full longer. 

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Tomato Pesto Tarts

Layer of Basil Pesto, tomato and cheese over a puff pastry sheet, baked till crisp gives you these delicious Tomato Pesto TartsThese are yet another super easy  appetizers that are loaded with Italian flavors. The combination of fresh basil flavor combined with the juicy tomatoes over the crisp pastry works wonders. Best part is all the ingredients can be kept ready before hand and just before the party assemble the tarts and bake. In less than 30 mins you will have delicious, crispy and flavorful appetizers ready.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Chocolate Covered Strawberries are these exotic looking treats which are really easy and quick to make. These make the best desserts, gifts or even appetizers. They are as easy as dipping clean and dry strawberries into melted chocolate and allowing them to set. To take a step further add some toppings to them or drizzle some chocolate. With Valentine's Day just around the corner, these quick treats are a great gift idea. A couple of ingredients and hour or two is all you need to make these. 

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Onion Raita - Onion Yogurt Dip

Onion Raita is an Indian condiment made with yogurt, onions and is seasoned with a few spices and herbs. Its cooling and soothing taste makes it the perfect accompaniment with spicy dishes especially rice varieties like Pulao or Biryani. 

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Instant Ginger Green Chilli Pickle

Instant Ginger Green Chilli Pickle is one of those Indian condiments that doesn't require time to ferment. Its more like marinating the ginger and green chilli in salt and lemon juice. Yes with just these 4 ingredients you have a really tasty condiment ready.  You can serve this pickle immediately or even let it sit for days in refrigerator. It keeps getting better and better (like most pickles) over a period of time. Exact measurements are not a must for this pickle. You could add more green chillies or more ginger or equal quantity depending on your preference.