Onion Tomato Raita

Onion Tomato Raita can be served as an accompaniment to Pulaos, Biriyani or any flavored rice or even Stuffed Parathas. Raitas are basically yogurt based dip which does not involve any cooking. Ingredients: Onion – 1, chopped Tomato – 1, chopped and deseeded Mint leaves – a few, cleaned and chopped Salt Plain Yogurt –…

Mint Pulao

Mint Pulao is an aromatic rice dish. It is so rich in flavors and can be an easy one pot meal by itself. This easy to prepare dish can be served with Raita or plain yogurt and some potato chips to make a complete meal. This is also a perfect dish for lunch box for…

Tawa Pulao

Tawa Pulao is a popular street food in India, which can be easily prepared with left over rice. It is an easy one pot dish and it tastes really delicious with the added flavor of pav bhaji masala powder. Rice is cooked first and is tossed with vegetables cooked and seasoned with the tangy pav…

Methi Paratha

Methi Paratha is a type of Indian Flatbread prepared with fresh methi or fenugreek leaves. Methi paratha is very flavorful and healthy. Growing fresh methi at home is very easy and simple. There are different ways to prepare the flatbread with methi leaves. There is another version of this flatbread called ‘Thepla’ which uses yogurt while preparing…

Mooli Paratha

Mooli Paratha is a type of Indian Flatbread made with Daikon Radish. It is a typical breakfast dish made in Punjabi households. This recipe of mooli paratha is a very easy version. There is another version made by stuffing radish inside the dough which I would share later. Mooli Paratha is simple to make and…

Jeera Rice (Jeera Pulao)

Jeera Rice or Jeera Pulao is a very mild rice dish, that can be served as a main dish along with any gravy or dry curries. Jeera rice goes very well with the popular lentil curry – Dal Makhani. It is basically basmati rice flavored with cumin seeds and whole garam masala. Ingredients: Serves 2 – 3 Basmati…

Jeera Aloo

Jeera Aloo is a very easy dry curry prepared with potatoes that is seasoned with cumin seeds. It goes as a very good accompaniment with mild pulao or flat breads like roti, phulkas etc. This  is a very easy to prepare potato dish that is made by sauteing potatoes with lot of spices. Ingredients: Serves 2 – 3…

Keerai Kootu

Keerai kootu or spinach kootu is very simple and healthy accompaniment with rice. It can be served along with any kuzhambu or thogayal and rice or goes very well even with rotis. Ingredients: Serves 2 – 3 Spinach – 4 cups tightly packed Moong dal – 1/4 cup Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp Water Coconut – 4 or 5 big chunks or 1/4…

Gajar ki Kheer / Carrot Kheer

Carrot Kheer is simple, delicious Indian Dessert that can be served with a simple meal or can be served to guests during festivals. It can be served warm or cold. This kheer is very easy to prepare and uses simple ingredients. Kheer also called as Paayasam takes a significant place in any Indian meal. Condensed…

Green Beans and Carrots stir fry

Green beans and carrots Stir fry is one of the simplest accompaniment to go with rice. This dry curry goes well with Sambar rice, kuzhambu etc.  Ingredients: Serves 2 – 3  Green Beans and Carrots – finely chopped – 2 cups Mustard seeds – 1 tsp Urad dal – 1 tsp Red chillies – 1 or…

Pumpkin and Shallots Vatha Kuzhambu

There are many varieties of Kuzhambu out of which this recipe remains close to my heart as this has a very tangy, spicy and a sweet flavor that comes from Yellow pumpkin and shallots used here. Vatha Kuzhambu is a staple in most South Indian household. This kuzhambu can be had with just steamed white…

Adai

Adai is my favorite go to dinner or brunch or even say I can have it any time of the day!!! Today made Adai for dinner. It is a wholesome protein packed dish, a meal by itself. It looks like a thicker version of dosa but totally a different texture. It has combination of rice…