Zucchini is a wonderful vegetable from the squash family that is perfect for people on a diet. It is low in calories, high in water content and a great stomach filler. Try this quick and easy stir fry recipe that takes just minutes to prepare."Zucchini Tossed with Cilantro and Lime How-to Video"
Trifle is a delicious dessert usually made by layering sponge cake, custard, fruit, cream, and sometimes jelly. Try this super easy recipe for Trifle Pudding Cake that you can make in under 15 minutes! Next time you’re having dinner guests and just can’t find the time to make an elaborate dessert, this one can save the day! Oh by the way, did we say it’s so easy that even kids can make it? Take a…"Trifle Pudding Cake How-to Video"
Tahini Paste and Sauce are a staple in Mediterranean Cuisine. Every region has a twist and different uses – all the way from using it as a spread and all the way to using it as a garnish. Lets see what all you use it for! Now make the Tahini Paste and Tahini Sauce at home and dive into this wonderful cuisine. Bake Time: 5-10 min Prep Time: 15 min Makes: Tahini Paste – 1/2…"Tahini Paste and Tahini Sauce Recipes"
Daal with Spinach, Daal Saag or Daal Palak – whatever you want to call it…now how do we get a healthier dish that this? Your Spinach (iron and fiber) and Daal (protein) all rolled into one! There are so many varieties of Daal and so many different ways to make them. Daal is a staple in most Indian households and pretty much had on a daily basis. Try this recipe for “Daal with Spinach” with Chapatis, Parathas or Rice…"Daal with Spinach"
A lot of time we find ourselves with a lot of chillies on hand, either we bought them, grew them or just over-estimated what we need! After doing that comes the hard task of making sure that they don’t go bad, it’s not so hard afterall! Here is a great tip that was shared with us by a viewer, Sini, thanks for sharing!"Storing Chilies"
You know you’ve seen them at the store during holidays like Valentines’ Day or Mother’s Day…beautiful bright red strawberries covered in rich chocolate. Then, you look at the price. Wow! That’s really expensive! Try this easy Homemade Chocolate Covered Strawberries recipe and you won’t believe how inexpensive they are to make. In case you’re wondering, Dad (or hubby) will surely love this special treat for Father’s Day!"Chocolate Covered Strawberries Recipe"
Thai cuisine is near and dear to our hearts! If you have some of the prep work done, like having homemade Thai Red Curry Paste ready and on hand, Thai cooking can be fast, super easy and absolutely heavenly. Since, we are getting ready to start our Thai cooking series, we thought we’d share this Red Curry Paste recipe with you. Ready, get set…Thai!"Thai Red Curry Paste"
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"
Every few months I get together with a friend and we have a ‘masala making session’! We spilt the cost of the materials, the work load and then, split the masala. It takes a few hours but once it’s done, cooking is just so easy and so fast. All you have to do is add in the veggies or the meats and cook. Voila! Your dish is ready!"How To Make Masala (in bulk)"
Aloo Gobi Masala is a flavorful Indian vegetarian dish made with Cauliflower, Potatoes and many fragrant spices which make it so mouth-watering! Watch this video recipe and make this delicious dish to enjoy with Chapatti, Paratha or Rice and Daal. You’ll never think of Cauliflower are boring and bland again!"Aloo Gobi Masala – Spiced Cauliflower and Potatoes How-to Video"
Since there’s never a shortage of Indian festivals, it helps to have simple yet delicious desserts on hand for your family and friends. Watch this video for Cracked Wheat Payasam and serve it as a alternative to the standard kheer recipe. The richness of the coconut milk and unique sweetness of jaggery make this dessert perfect, even for large gatherings."Cracked Wheat Payasam"
Sometimes we come across a vegetable that needs very little frills to make it an attractive and tasty dish, Asparagus is top on that list. Here will have prepared the Asparagus with garlic (lots of it) and salt and no other spices and the results are absolutely amazing. The flavor of the Asparagus, the simplicity of the dish and the eye appeal make this a great hit."Garlic Asparagus, A Vegetarian Side"
For those who grew up enjoying aromatic South Indian style Filter Coffee, making it is a no-brainer. However, for the rest of the world, it is a great alternative to brewing coffee in a standard coffee maker. The biggest difference in South Indian style filter coffee is the coffee. Coffee beans are blended with chicory, the root of a fragrant plant. Look out for the many different styles of manual drip coffee makers and coffee…"Filter Coffee (South Indian Style)"
We recently showed you how to make Punjabi Masala (in bulk). Here is a super fast Indian recipe for Aloo Matar (Potaotes with Green Peas) you can make using your pre-made masala. Let your imagination run wild…substitute any vegetable and create yet another delicious variation."How to make Aloo Matar (Potatoes with Peas) – Indian Cuisine"
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. Here’s a traditional favorite which can be made wheat free! Those with allergies do not have to merely watch while others around them gorge on Gulab…"Gluten Free Gulab Jamuns"