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…

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…

Veg Hakka Noodles

Vegetarian  Hakka noodles are easy and quick to prepare with lots of stir fried vegetables and boiled noodles. Seasoned with pepper, soy sauce and chili sauce. Perfect for a snack or a main course. Prep time:10mins Cook time:10mins Ingredients: 2 cups boiled noodles(I am using this brand. follow the instructions for boiling) 2 cups of…

Dry fruit modak

Dry fruit and nuts modak is one of the guilt free healthy nutritious festive dessert. For this recipe i am using dates,figs,apricots and roasted nuts. Prep time: 10mins cook time: 5mins Makes 10-12 Ingredients 12 soft deseeded dates roughly chopped 6-7 soft figs roughly chopped 6-7 apricots chopped 1/4 cup mixed roasted nuts(cashews,pistacho,almonds roughly chopped)…

Lentil fritters

Easy and tasty snack to feed guests. It can be prepared using urad lentil flour, bread and sooji.Seasoned with grated carrot,onions and deep fried until golden brown and crispy. These fitters are crispy outside and softer inside. Serve hot with coconut chutney or tomato ketchup. Prep time:5-8mins Cook time:15-20mins Makes 12-14 Author:Deepti Ingredients for batter: 1/4 cup Urad…

Aloo bonda

Aloo bonda a popular South Indian gluten free snack prepared by using boiled and seasoned potato mixture dipped in a chickpea flour batter and fried until golden brown. Prep time:10-15mins Cook time:25mins Step 1:Ingredient for Potato Mixture: 2 boiled potatoes(peel the skin and rough mash the potatoes. Set a side) 1/2tsp turmeric salt to taste 1…