Cookies are enjoyed by kids and kids-at-heart. These gorgeous Eggless Double Chocolate Cookies will make you do a double-take and grab some double-helpings. Make a big batch, bake some for now and freeze some dough for later. Since summer holidays are here, get the kids to help out and get some cookie-points with them 🙂 Prep Time: 15 min Chill Time: 30 min Bake Time: 20 min Cooling Time: 15 min Makes: approx 20-24 cookies…"Double Chocolate Cookies (Eggless)"
Summer Rolls, most commonly found in Vietnamese cuisine, are a light and healthy alternative to traditional fried spring rolls. Wrapped in rice paper and filled with crisp veggies and herbs, these Summer Rolls are the perfect appetizer or snack. Try this easy “no cooking” recipe with our Peanut Dipping Sauce for your next party!"Summer Rolls with Peanut Dipping Sauce"
Though many people refer to a variety of beans as Lentils, lentils are actually small, round and flat legumes with a dark brown husk. Lentil Soup (or Masoor Daal) is hearty, homey and satisfying. Packed with protein and fiber, this Lentil Soup recipe makes a healthy and filling lunch. Pair it with rice or chapati and you have a complete dinner."Lentil Soup How-to Video"
The popular beach on Galle Face in Colombo is buzzing with hawkers – foods, toys, trinkets and needless to say, we noticed that the food hawkers were the most popular. We were obviously in the right place. Kotthu Roti or Kottu Parotha is what we made a bee-line for. We have a video for an egg version on our website (Click here) and wanted to see the differences between the two. To say the least,…"Kotthu Parotha – Street Foods Video from Sri Lanka"
New Year’s resolutions fall right into place when it comes to Tikkas…eat healthy and you don’t have to go and spend a bundle on eating out! Make this wonderful, quick and easy dish that will have you looking good and yes, keep the money where it is supposed to be – in your wallet. We have provided the Chicken Tikka recipe for the die-hard-chicken-lovers and no, we have not forgotten our vegetarians – try the…"Tikkas – Chicken & Paneer"
Tandoori Roti is another type of Indian unleavened bread which is usually made in a clay oven called a tandoor and commonly enjoyed with chicken, lamb, mutton or other non-vegetarian dishes. Vegetarians out there, don’t worry. It tastes just as fabulous with vegetarian curry dishes as well! Try this easy to make at home recipe and method. You won’t need to run out and buy a tandoor!"Tandoori Roti How-to Video"
Disclaimer: Mangala Deshmukh is NOT a licensed Dietician/ Nutritionist. The information on this website is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only, and is not intended to diagnose, cure or treat any medical or other condition. Always seek the advice of your health provider prior to starting any diet. Cook Time: 15min Serves: 4-5 Ingredients: Cream of Rice Cereal – 1 cup (found in the cereal aisle) Ghee/Clarified Butter – 1/4th cup Water – 3…"Gluten Free Halwa"
Jazz up your regular tomato juice and make it not just fancy but delicious as well – and top it up with a beautiful name. Gear up for the summer and load up with anti-oxidants 😉 Cheers! Warning: If you are consuming alcohol, be nice and drink responsibly. Prep Time: 5min Serves: 1 Ingredients: Tomato Juice – 1 can Tamarind Paste – 1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce – 1 tsp Chaat Masala – 1/2 tsp Tabasco…"Twisted Bloody Mary Drink Recipe – Virgin or Spiked!"
Crepes have an exotic charm – the name and the country of origin! A street food in France, they are great when you have to have them on the go or just a sit-down romantic meal. The part that we love is that they can be customized to suit any palate, including the pickiest of eaters. Make them for a main course and/or as a dessert and they are going to be loved. Prep Time:…"Crepes (Savory and Sweet)"
Paneer is an Indian Cheese that is used in a lot of Indian Recipes – savory and desserts.The beauty of it is that it takes on the flavor of the spices or ingredients that go into the dish it is used in. What we also love is the fact that it is a cheese that does not melt, making it super versatile. Enjoy this Masala Paneer and take your dishes to a whole new level.…"Homemade Panir and Masala Paneer (Indian Cheese) Recipe"
Gujaratis are known for many things but one of the big things is the ever popular Undhiyu recipe. The name originates from the word “undhu” which means “upside down” in Gujarati. Traditionally, undhiyu is cooked in earthen clay pots which are turned upside down onto an open fire. Made with a mix of different vegetables and spices, undhiyu and puri are common items at wedding feasts. Enjoy the delicious medley of flavors of the long…"Gujarati Undhiyu"
Another great Dish inspired from the colorful state of Rajasthan. Papad Ki Subzi needs very few ingredients and has a flavor that is distinct and fabulous. Easy to make and great for days when we have not a whole lot of vegetables in the fridge to work with. It tastes great not just with Bajra Roti but also with any other type of Chapatis, Parathas or Breads. Prep Time: 15 min Cook Time: 25 min…"Papad Ki Subzi (Rajasthani Cuisine)"
This easy Eggless Cake with the flavor of Dates and Walnuts is quick, easy and just out of this world. This recipe was submitted by Annam Arunachalam and we know that during the holiday season it’s just great to have another wonderful cake recipe. Enjoy and Happy Holidays!"Eggless Dates & Walnut Cake How-to Video"
There are many preparations and recipes for Poha, or flattened rice. These dry flakes are used for various Indian snacks such as chivda or in desserts like poha with sweetened milk. In this recipe poha is washed gently and fluffed up to make a soft and savory dish sometimes known as Batata Powa or Kanda Poha. It is a quick breakfast idea or perfect tea time snack."Poha (Powa) How-to Video"
These days, everyone is looking to replace white rice in their diet. It becomes increasingly more difficult when making South Indian specialties such as idli and dosa, both of which are heavily rice based. This Millet Idli and Dosa recipe successfully replaces a majority of the rice with heart healthy, magnesium rich, hulled millet. Millet idlis are super soft and fluffy and the millet dosas are full-bodied and delicious. Double the batch to make two…"Millet (Bajra) Idli – Dosa"
Raja Special is a great Indian appetizer that is synonymous with clubs, bars and drinks. It’s amazing what some onions, lemon juice and some spices can do to dress up the already popular peanut! It is a great make-ahead appetizer for parties. Raja Special is also known as Masala Peanuts…enjoy!"Masala Peanuts (aka Raja Special )"
A fantastic accompaniment with the ultimate Punjabi meal: Sarson ka Saag and Makki Di Roti! Make a little extra because with the leftovers – roll some in a hot chapati and it’s heavenly! Cook Time: 5 min Ingredients: Powdered Jaggery Peanuts – roughly crushed Ghee Method: 1. Toast the peanuts (if using the roasted ones, skip this step) in a skillet. 2. Once done, allow them to cool down. 3. If you are in a…"Jaggery, Peanuts & Ghee Mix (accompniment to Makki di Roti & Sarson da Saag)"
Don’t be intimadated by this fruit! Grab one and enjoy it to the hilt. We’ll show you exactly what to do with one of these and how to enjoy it. Did we forget to mention that the fresh ones are far better and healthier than the ones from a can! You just can’t go wrong with a pineapple!"Pineapples (How to Pick and Cut)!"
If there’s one thing that comes to mind when you think of Indian appetizers, it has to be Samosa. Vegetable Samosas are triangular pastry crusts filled with a spicy potato mixture and deep fried until golden. They are usually served with Tamarind Chutney or Mint Chutney. Try this delicious samosa recipe for your next party or get-together."Samosa – Indian Appetizer"
Spinach Paratha is a perfect way to enjoy the goodness of spinach. This Indian recipe for unleavened flat bread is a little different from the traditional stuffed version of paratha. The kids will love the fun presentation and they won’t even have to know they’re eating a leafy green vegetable!"Spinach Paratha How-to Video"
When comparing nutritional values of vegetables, the sweet potato always comes on top. Packed with complex carbohydrates, fiber and plenty of beta carotene (Vitamin A), the sweet potato can be a nutritious as well as delicious part of a healthy diet. It can also save millions of malnourished children around the world. Try a unique way to enjoy sweet potatoes with this mouth watering Sweet Potato Lettuce Wraps recipe. If you like it, please forward…"Sweet Potato Lettuce Wraps"
These soft-melt-in-your-mouth Chawal Chapatis are a treat for you eyes too, not just visually. They pair beautifully with a simple Daal and Subzi or an exotic, spicy Mutton Curry or Keema. Prepare to be amazed! Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Makes – 10-12 chapatis Ingredients: Rice Flour – 2 cups Boiling Water – 1.5 cups Salt – 1/2 tsp, optional Additional Rice Flour – for dusting Method: 1. In a sauce pan,…"Rice Flour Rotis (Chawal Atta Chapatis)"