Quick Semolina / Rava Idlis

Servings: 15-16 medium sized Idlis Cooking Time: 30 minutes Ingredients: 1 cup fine semolina (sooji/rava) 1/2 cup curd (yogurt/dahi) 3-4 green chillies finely chopped (you can adjust it according to taste) 1/4 cup coriander finally chopped (cilantro) Salt to taste Water for making batter fruit salt ( plain flavored Eno) Oil for greasing the idli…

Ghugni Chaat

Servings: 2-3 Cooking Time: 30 minutes Ingredients: For Ghugni – 1.5 cups dry yellow peas 3 cups water for boiling 1 tsp turmeric powder Salt to taste Pinch of orange food color (optional) 2 cloves of garlic 1 tbsp ginger roughly chopped 1 tbsp refined oil 1 tsp red chilli powder (you can adjust it…

Eggless Chocolate Brownie

Servings: 1 pound cake,serves 4-5 Cooking Time: 45 minutes Ingredients: 1 cup all purpose flour (maida) 1/2 cup cocoa powder 3/4 cup powdered sugar (measure after powdering) 1 tsp baking soda pinch of salt 1 tsp instant coffee powder 1/3 cup oil (vegetable oil,peanut oil etc) 1 cup milk 1 tsp vinegar 1 tsp vanilla…

Pav Bhaji

Servings: 4-5 Cooking Time: 1 hr Ingredients: For Bhaji- 2 cups cabbage finely chopped 1 cup carrot finely chopped 1 cup beans finely chopped 1 cup cauliflower finely chopped 1 cup green bell pepper chopped into small cubes (capsicum) 2 medium sized potato boiled,peeled and mashed 3 cups water for boiling the veggies 2 big…

Aloo Dum – Traditional Bengali Style

Servings: 6-7 Cooking Time: 1-1:30 hrs Ingredients: 8-9 small sized potatoes boiled,peeled and halved (You can also take baby potatoes if available,if using baby potatoes then take more) Oil for frying the potatoes 2 big sized onion or 3 medium sized onion roughly chopped 2 big cloves of garlic (if cloves are small then take…

Veg Chowmein / Noodles

Servings: 2 Cooking Time: 30 minutes Ingredients: 1 cup finely chopped purple cabbage/normal green cabbage 1/2 cup thinly sliced green bell pepper (capsicum) 1/2 cup thinly sliced carrots 1/2 cup thinly sliced red bell pepper 1 cup mushrooms sliced 1 cup onion thinly sliced 3-4 green chillies thinly sliced (you can adjust it according to…

Raw Mango Chutney

Servings: a medium bowl Cooking Time: 10 minutes Ingredients: 1 cup raw mango peeled and chopped roughly Half onion chopped roughly 2 cloves of garlic 1 tsp red chilli powder ( you can adjust it according to taste) 1 tbsp lime juice Salt to taste Water as required Procedure: Combine chopped mango,onion,garlic,red chilli powder,lime juice…

Fruit Cocktail with Zesty Lime Mint Dressing

Servings: 2-3 Preparation Time: 20 minutes Ingredients: 1 cup pineapple chopped into small cubes 1/2 cup cherries deseeded and halved 1 cup cantaloupe chopped into  small cubes 1 cup honey dew melon chopped into small cubes 1/2 cup apple peeled and chopped into small cubes 2 tbsp sugar (you can add more if you want…

Roasted Potato Sandwich

Servings: 5-6 Sandwiches Cooking Time: 40 minutes Ingredients: 4 medium sized potatoes boiled 3-4 green chillies finely chopped (you can adjust it according to taste) 1 tbsp grated ginger 3 tbsp refined oil (sunflower,peanut,rice bran etc) Salt to taste 1 tbsp roasted cumin powder 2 tsp red chilli powder (you can adjust it according to…

Methi Malai Mushroom (Mushroom in rich creamy gravy)

Servings: 2-3 Cooking Time: 30 minutes Ingredients: 3 cups mushroom chopped into thick slices (around 200 grams) 1 cup onion finely chopped 2-3 green chillies finely chopped (you can adjust it according to taste) 1 tbsp grated ginger and garlic (2 cloves of garlic and 1 inch ginger) 2 tbsp refined oil(sunflower,rice bran,peanut etc any…

Pickled Jalapenos

Hello Friends, Today I am posting a recipe of Homemade Pickled Jalapenos.Pickled Jalapenos is favorite of almost every body and widely used in many dishes now a days,specially in pizzas,variety of tex mex dishes and sandwiches.It elevates the flavor by adding a little kick to the dish.Pickling the jalapeno at home is very simple and…

Sweet and Sour Pumpkin Curry(Khatti Mithi Kaddu ki Sabji)

Servings: 2 Cooking Time: 30 minutes Ingredients: 3 cups pumpkin (chopped into medium sized cubes) 1 tbsp refined oil 2 whole dry red chillies 1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds (methi) 1/4 tsp fennel seeds (saunf) 1/4 tsp cumin seeds (jeera) Salt to taste 1 tsp turmeric powder (haldi) 1 tsp red chilli powder (you can adjust…