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…

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…

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…

Palak Paneer

Paneer(cottage cheese) cooked in spinach gravy along with some Indian spices and topped up with fresh cream.Serve hot with steam rice,Indian flat breads(Roti, Naan , Kulcha). Ingredients Ingredients: 5oogm Spinach(wash,blanch.puree and set aside) 250gm paneer(Indian cottage cheese cubed) 1 medium onion(finely chopped or pureed) 1 medium tomato pureed 1Green chili finely chopped 1/2tsp garlic paste…

Bread Kofta curry

Bread Kofta curry is creamy & delicious. Usually these kofta’s are fried but i am baking to make it guilt free and healthy.Perfect side for Indian flat bread like roti, paratha’s, Naan.These kofta’s are placed in a rich and creamy onion,tomato gravy. Prep time:10mins Cook time-20-30 mins Author :Deepti Makes 6-8 Ingredients: 2 bread slices-Chop…

Vegetable Manchurian

Vegetable Manchurian a perfect party starter prepared using mixed vegetables like(cabbage,carrot,beans) , corn startch+all-purpose flour +bread crumbs to form a dough and fried until crispy golden brown. It is mixed with homemade Manchurian sauce and garnished with green onion. Serve hot. Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 25mins Serves 3-4 Author: Deepti Ingredients: 2 Cups…

Buckwheat aloo roti

Buckwheat(Kuttu) flour aloo(potato) roti perfect gluten free roti(flatbread) seasoned with ajwain and red chili flakes. Serve hot with some curry of your choice or with some plain yogurt. I find this flour easy to work with than other gluten free flours. They can be eaten alone or rolled up as a wrap with some chutney….