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…

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…

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…

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…

Uttapam (Lentil Pancake)

Uttapam is a thick lentil gluten free pancake. The Batter is prepared using urad dal and rice. You can add different vegetable toppings like onion,tomato,bell pepper,carrot,green chili, cilantro etc…,Serve with coconut chutney or onion chutney. Prep time:5-10mins Cook time:20mins Ingredients: 2 cups Idli batter homemade or store bought(Check this link for batter) oil as needed…

Homemade Sesame seed powder

Homemade sesame seed powder is prepared by dry roasting sesame seeds along with red chili.Perfect for sprinkling it on top of steamed beans,roasted bell pepper,steamed carrot,steamed beetroot and squash.Also a easy side for steamed rice or cooked quinoa or soups. Click below links for some recipe ideas for how to use sesame seed powder in…

Moong Sprout salad

Moong sprouts salad is prepared with homemade moong sprouts along with sliced cucumber,tomato and seasoned with Indian spices.Great way to replenish your body with this protein packed salad.It is crunchy ,healthy and delicious. Soak time:overnight or 6 hrs +Sprout time 16-18hrs Prep time:10 mins Author: Deepti Ingredients: 1 Cup whole moong dal -Wash and soak…

Mushroom Peas Pulav

Mushroom peas pulav is prepared by sautéing mushroom , 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 2-3 Author:Deepti Ingredients: 1 Cup Basmati rice (wash thoroughly…