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Ingredients:Rice-2 CCooked rice-2 CCoconut shredded-1 CSemolina/Rava-1 CSugar- 1 tbspSalt-1 tsp Wash and soak the rice in water, preferably overnight.Grind the rice into fine smooth thick paste in a mixer grinder.Grind again adding the cooked rice and the semolina.Finally add the coconut,sugar and salt,grind into thick but runny batter adding enough water.Let it sit for 5-6 […]


Baked Croquettes

Ingredients: Potato-4 small ones Carrots-2 medium ones Parmesan cheese-3 tbsp Mozaralla cheese shredded-3 tbsp Parsley leaves chopped-1 tbsp Garlic grated – 1 clove Egg yolk (slightly beaten)-1 Egg white-1 Bread crumbs-1/2 C Salt Olive oil Boil Carrots and potatoes until tender. Mash the potatoes and carrot in a bowl. Add parmesan cheese,mozaralla cheese into the bowl incorporate […]



Ingredients: Chickpeas- 1 1/2 C Garlic-3-4 cloves Tahini-3 tbsp Yoghurt-3 tbsp Greenchilly-1 (optional) Lime juice- 2-4 tsp Salt Soak the chickpeas overnight. Pressure cook in about 2 cups of water until soft. Drain the chickpeas and reserve the water. Blend the chickpeas into a thick smooth paste using the reserved water. Now add the garlic, […]


Palak Paneer

Ingredients: Palak(Spinach)- a bunch (about 20 leaves) Paneer cubes -2 C Cinnamon stick-an inch piece Cumin seeds-a pinch Onion(sliced thin)-2 medium Tomato-2 medium Ginger-garlic paste-2 tsp Chilly powder-3/4 tbsp Coriander powder-3/4 tbsp Cumin powder-1 tsp Garam masala-1 tsp Kasuri methi(Dried fenugreek leaves)- 2 tbsp Cream-1/4 C Oil-3-4 tbsp Salt Remove the coarse stems from spinach […]


Banana Yeast Bread

Ingredients: Banana mashed- 1/2 C Whole wheat flour- 1 1/4 C All purpose flour- 1 C Instant yeast- 1/2 tsp Salt- 1 tsp Honey- 1/4 C Egg (beaten)- 1 Oil- 2 tbsp Warm Milk -for kneading Take a bowl and add all the dry ingredients and mix well. Then add in the oil,honey and egg […]


Spicy Vegetable Stir Fry

This recipe is a great way to load those veggies..It goes well with chapatis giving you a healthy combination. Ingredients: Carrot-1 Beans-6-8 Cauliflower florets -1 C Green peas-1/2 C Potato-1 Cumin seeds-a pinch Curry leave-2 sprigs Tomato-1 Red chilly powder-1 tsp Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp Coriander powder-1/2 tsp Cumin powder-1/2 t sp Garam masala- 1/4 tsp […]


Plantain/Nenthrapazham Halwa

This recipe is for just one serving or hardly for two.You can double the ingredients with the no. of plantains you choose to use.And I assure you, once you succeed with this then you won’t even dare to look at those displayed at the shops… So here you go.. Ingredients: Plantain-1 ripe Sugar-4 tbsp Water- […]

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Pav Bhaji

 Pav Bhaji is a very popular Indian street food…Had never thought I could make my own Pav (the bread) and Bhaji (Vegetables) with that original authentic flavor at the comfort of my home.It was when I ate the pav buns I realized that Indians are too way good at bread making. Soft melt in the […]


Chana Masala -a Simple Recipe

This one is a simple recipe with the most available ingredients in a kitchen yet giving that authentic flavor and aroma….. Ingredients: Chickpeas: 1/2 C Tea powder-1 tsp or Tea bag-1 Clove-2-3 Bay leaves-2 Cinnamon- a small stick Cumin seeds- a pinch Onion(chopped)-1 large Tomato(chopped)-2 small Tomato paste-1 tsp (optional) Ginger-garlic paste-1 tsp Coriander powder-1/2 […]

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My Mom’s Special Chicken pasta

This is my mom’s unique way of making pasta.And this always have been our family’s all time favourite.You can use any kind of pasta for this recipe.Here I have used Whole Wheat Spaghetti.Here goes the recipe….. Ingredients: Spaghetti-250-300g Chicken boneless(cut into tiny strips)-250g Onion(chopped)- 1 med Garlic cloves (chopped)- 4 Ginger-garlic paste-1 tsp Tomato paste-1 tbsp Soy […]