Peas Pulav

Peas pulav is easy,mild and fragrant pulav prepared by sautéing onions, peas in ghee and cooked along with long grain basmati rice seasoned with whole Indian spices. It is mild and fragrant pulav . Serve with some mint cucumber raita or plain yogurt. Prep time:10mins Cook time:25mins Makes 3-4 Author:Deepti Ingredients: 1 Cup Basmati rice (wash…

Diwali Sweets and Snacks 2018

Enjoy Diwali filled with happiness and fun. Happy Cooking!! Sweet & Snack recipe links Dates & figs Roll Double ka meetha Carrot halwa Chocolate peda Rice pudding Minnapa Sunnundalu Whole wheat namkeen Murukku Aloo bonda Spinach corn fritters vegetable samosa Lentil fritters Vegetable puffs Raw banana fritters Cabbage vada Chegodilu(Ring Murukku) Lavang Latika Coconut ladoo…

Vada Pav

Vada pav Indian street food prepared using deep fried potato (Batata Vada)mixture placed in between lightly toasted pav(bread) and served with green and tamarind chutney. Makes 8-10 Prep time:15 mins Cook time:30 mins Ingredients for green chutney 1 cup cilantro 1/2 cup mint leaves 1 small piece of ginger 2-3 tbsp. peanuts or cashews or sunflower…

Spinach corn fritters

Spinach & corn pakora (fritters) are prepared with chickpea flour, rice flour along with some seasoning and deep fried or baked until it is golden brown and crispy. Perfect tea time gluten free snack. Prep time:8 mins Cook time:20 mins Ingredients: 2 cups chopped spinach 2-3 tbsp mint leaves 1/4 cup chickpea flour 1/4 cup…

Instant pot Ven pongal

Instant pot ven pongal is a savory classic south Indian breakfast recipe. It is prepared using rice, moong dal cooked in ghee along with some Indian spices.Perfect festive recipe & one pot healthy meal. Prep time:5mins cook time:12-15mins serves 4-5 Ingredients 1 cup white rice or quinoa-  (Wash, rinse well until the water comes out…

Stuffed baby eggplant curry

Baby eggplant is a popular andhra curry.It is  prepared by stuffing homemade curry powder and cooked until soft/tender.Serve this curry as a side for steamed rice or quinoa along with some rasam or sambar. Prep time:10 mins cook time:25-30mins Serves 3-4 Ingredients: 6-10 Tender baby eggplant-Wash cut(make incision at the center as show below).soak in…

Vegetable Lasagna

Italian Vegetable lasagna is one of my family’s favorite one pot meal. I usually prepare it with oven ready lasagna noodles layered with lots of vegetables cooked in tomato sauce seasoned with Italian spices & cheese. Perfectly baked until the noodles are cooked. Great recipe for parties and pot lucks. Prep time:20mins cook time:60-70mins Ingredients: 3-4 cups…

Mirchi Bajji

Mirchi(Long green chili)  fritters is a popular South Indian street snack. Make a slit between a green chili  deseed it and dip it in chickpea batter , deep fry until it turns golden brown/crispy. Garnish with finely chopped onion,  chaat masala and lime juice. Perfect rainy/snow day snack .serve along with some hot cup of Indian…

Chole Batura

Chole Batura a popular North Indian dish.Batura is a fried flat bread  and served with chole (chickpea curry).Garnish with chopped ginger,green chilies and onions. Perfect for a Breakfast or Dinner. Prep time:10mins cook time:15mins Dough rest time:30mins -2hrs Ingredients for Batura: 2 and 1/2 cups All purpose flour pinch of salt pinch of sugar 1/2…