December 21, 2016

Stuffed Mooli Parantha/Stuffed Radish Flatbread

"Mooli Paratha or Radish Paratha is a stuffed Indian flatbread variety. These are great option for both breakfast & lunch/dinner. The pungent & peppery flavor of radish really goes well with the perky flavor of coriander and aromatic spices. These paranthas are wholesome, delicious and quite filling too. Serve hot these healthy tasty paranthas with a dollop of butter, plain yogurt, any raita or pickle of your choice on the side."

Cuisine: Indian | Recipe Category: Lunch & Dinner 
Prep Time: 15 Minutes | Cook time: 15 Minutes | Serving: 8 pc

December 17, 2016

Moong Daal Stuffed Aloo Tikki/Stuff Potato Patice

Moong Daal Stuffed Aloo Tikki is one of the Chaat varieties of Indian cuisine. These Tikkis are crunchy & crispy with flavorful moong daal & dry fruits stuffing. This recipe is my attempt to create famous stuffed Aloo Tikki from LMB, Jaipur. I tried making same and served this yummy Tikkis the same way as they do with sweet- spicy Pudina Chutney/ Mint Sauce and Imli Chutney/Tamarind Sauce which accompany  really very well. Give it a try folks! You gonna fall in love with the taste, texture and condiments of this recipe.

Cuisine: Indian | Recipe Category: Appetizers & Snacks, 
Prep Time: 40 Minutes | Cook Time: 20 Minutes | Serving: 12 pc

Meethi Pudina Chutney/Sweet Mint Sauce

"A very simple & easy recipe to prepare sweet Pudina Chutney. Pudina chutney can be prepared both ways; sweet or savory.  The very core ingredients not to be missed out while making this recipe is “Clove”. The combination of aromatic clove and sweet fragrance of mint is purely bliss. This chutney goes very well with Indian chaats and can be served as side dish in Indian cuisine. I prepared this to serve with Moong Daal stuffed Tikki."

Cuisine: Indian | Recipe Category: Spice Sauce & Condiment 
Prep Time: 5 Minutes | Cook time: 5 Minutes | Serving: 
½-1 cup

December 15, 2016

Christmas Fruit Cake (Eggless & Alcohol-free)

"This recipe may look like time taking seeing the long ingredients list and process of making it. But trust me it’s worth putting all your effort to bake your own Christmas cake. This recipe is egg-less and alcohol free yet super moist, fluffy and flavorful. The only preparation work to be done is soaking the dry fruits & nuts. So let’s get started and give your family & friends this Holiday season a delicious surprise."

Cuisine: World | Recipe Category: Cakes & Bakes | serving: 10 people
Soak Time: 3 Days | Prep Time: 20 Minutes | Cook time: 60 Minutes 

December 07, 2016

Easy Rice Krispie Christmas Trees

"Christmas is all most here!!! It’s a time for celebration, greetings and yummy food. This easy Rice Krispies Christmas Trees is a very simple kid’s friendly recipe made with just 5 ingredients. And Bonus!!! They are very easy to make, relatively neat and can be your last minute holiday treat/school treat if you are busy and running out of the time. Kids are going totally love these cuties."

Cuisine: World | Recipe Category: Dessert & Sweets
Cook Time: 5-7 Minutes | Set time: 20 Minutes | serving: 15 trees

November 15, 2016

Gobi Manchurian Dry (Cauliflower Based Appetizer)

"Gobi Manchurian is a very popular cauliflower based Indo Chinese appetizer recipe in India. Gobi (Cauliflower) Manchurian recipe is believed to have been originated by a small Chinese community lived in India. Indo-Chinese recipes are the combined result of the adaptation of Chinese cooking, seasoning, condiments complimenting Indian tastes.  Gobi Manchurian is a super yummy recipe. To make this recipe Gobi florets are dipped in corn flour based spiced batter and fried. And then are served with sauteed chopped onion, capsicum, ginger-garlic, tomato, soy and chili sauce based dry gravy. Gobi Manchurian can prepared dry and with gravy using common ingredients. This recipe is about dry version enjoyed as a snack, starter or party appetizer. In gravy version; cauliflower fritters are served with thick soup like spicy gravy using same ingredients but in changed proportion, generally served with varieties of rice dishes like steamed rice, Chinese fried rice, Szechuan fried rice, etch as Main Course."

Cuisine: Indo-Chinese | Recipe Category: Appetizer
Prep Time: 20 Minutes | Cook time: 30 Minutes | serving: 4-5 

November 10, 2016

Baked Potato Loaded with Grilled Vegetables

"Baked potato or Jacket potato, a perfect dinner recipe on your rushed weeknight or lunch when you’re craving something both appetizing and comforting. Baked potatoes can be served loaded or unloaded with varieties of stuffing. I like this hunger satisfying recipe loaded with goodness of veggie for delightful as well as healthy meal. This recipe is bit time consuming but it is stress-free & effortless recipe; easily can be prepared in big batch and served. Potato being the main ingredient of this recipe; really need to choose your potato very wisely. High starched Russet potatoes are the best for this recipe, fluffy from inside and a crispy from outside; taste yum when mashed & combined with butter, grilled veggies and condiments."

Cuisine: American/World | Recipe Category: Lunch & Dinner
Prep Time: 10 Minutes | Bake time: 1 Hour | serving: 4 Large Size Potatoes

October 23, 2016

Kaju Gulkand Paan/Cashew & Betel Leaf Dessert

"Kaju Gulkand Paan is very popular North Indian Festive Dessert recipe. As Diwali is round the corner, welcome your guest with this lovely and delightful treat. This recipe looks complicated but really easy to make. This delicious recipe is made with Kaju/Cashew Powder as the main ingredients stuffed with Gulkand/Rose petal jam and dry fruits. Garnish these Paan with Silver leaf/foil also known as Chadi Varak to give a festive look."

Cuisine: Indian | Recipe Category: Dessert & Sweet
Prep Time: 10 Minutes | Cook time: 10 Minutes | Rest time: 10 Minutes serving: 24 pc

October 19, 2016

Pav Bhaaji

"Pav Bhaaji-A very popular Indian street food from Mumbai, almost liked & served all over India. Bhaaji means vegetables and Pav is an Indian bread. This recipe has goodness of boiled, mashed mixed vegetable cooked with special blend of spices known as Pav Bhaaji Masala & served with lightly roasted butter Pav. This recipe is almost everyone favorite and is kids friendly too. Give your kid a healthy, nutritious and mouthwatering recipe and make them eat variety of vegetable without any hassle. Enjoy!!"

Cuisine: Indian | Recipe Category:  Lunch & Dinner
Prep Time: 20 Minutes | Cook time: 30 Minutes | serving: 4-5 Person

October 14, 2016


"Malpua is a traditional Rajasthani Dessert Recipe served in several ways across the country, India. Malpuas are lusciously sweet, soft, fluffy yet crisp pancakes made with all-purpose flour batter, deep fried in ghee and dipped in saffron flavored sugar syrup. Taste amazing when served hot with cold Kesar Rabdi (Saffron flavored thickened milk). Tough serving Malpua with Rabdi is optional, you can serve sugar syrup soaked Malpua garnished with chopped almonds and Pistachio."

Cuisine: Indian | Recipe Category: Dessert & Sweet
Rest Time: 2 Hours Prep Time: 20 Minutes | Cook time: 30 Minutes | serving: 15-20 pc

Homemade Khoya/Mawa

"Khoya/Khoa/Mawa is dried evaporated milk solids. This recipe shares the traditional way to make Khoya. To make Khoya the milk is slowly simmered is large heavy bottom Iron Kadai till all the moisture is evaporated from the milk. The density and texture of Khoya depend upon its use ranging from hard to soft to granule texture. Khoya form a base for many Indian sweets and also used making rich creamy Indian curries like Navratan Korma, Mughlai Kofta and so on."

Cuisine: Indian | Recipe Category: From the Scratch
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 Minutes | serving: 1 cup

October 05, 2016

Kesar Rabdi

"Rabdi or Kesar Rabdi - A very famous and delicious dessert recipe from Indian Cuisine. Rabdi / Kesari Rabdi also known as Lachchedar Rabdi is thickened milk dessert flavored with Rose water/Kewra water and saffron. This recipe is mouth melting with flavors of rose water and saffron; served with sliced Almonds and Pistachio, it’s heavenly."

Cuisine: Indian | Recipe Category: Dessert & Sweet
Cook Time: 2 Hours | Chill time: 1 Hour | serving: 1- 1.5 Cup

September 27, 2016

Cheesy Bread Pockets

"Tea time folks!!! A very easy and cheesy appetizer prepared in no time. Cheesy Bread Pockets-Very crispy, mouth melting and delicious appetizer or snack recipe prepared with just 5 main ingredients. Do try them and enjoy eating."

Cuisine: Indian | Recipe Category: Appetizers & Snacks
Prep Time: 20 Minutes | Cook time: 10 Minutes | serving: 8 Pc

September 19, 2016

Veggie Spring Roll

"Vegetable Spring Roll….. A lip-smacking treat!!!  Spring roll is a very popular recipe from Chinese Cuisine and other Asian countries having varieties of stuffing. Thin crispy outer with sautéed veggies and noodles stuffing inside, perked up with spicy-tangy sauces; a perfect scrumptious appetizer hitting your party. This recipe looks time taking and it is but nothing can beat the fun of making this all-time favorite recipe in your own kitchen, customized to your palate, and enjoying right off the frying pan"

Cuisine: Chinese | Recipe Category: Appetizers & Snacks
Cook Time: 20 Minutes | Ready time: 30 Minutes | serving: 35-40 (4”size)

Spring Roll Wrappers (Brush Method)

"Sometime it’s tough to find Spring Roll Wrappers if you don't live near an Asian market or big super market in some countries. Try out this recipe made with just 4 ingredients to make super easy wrappers at home. These wrappers really make very thin, crunchy and delicious Spring Rolls without any guilt of not gettin ready made or highly priced in market. From different ways, this is the Brush method to make Spring Roll wrappers."

Cuisine: Chinese | Recipe Category: From the scratch | serving: 15 Wrappers
Preparation Time: 5 Minutes | Rest time: 1 Hour | Cook time:
 20 Minutes

Spring Roll Wrappers (Rolling Method)

"Sometime it’s tough to find Spring Roll Wrappers if you don't live near an Asian market or big super market in some countries. Try out this recipe made with just 4 ingredients to make super easy wrappers at home. These wrappers really make very thin, crunchy and delicious Spring Rolls without any guilt of not getting ready made or highly priced in market. From different ways, this is the rolling method to make Spring Roll wrappers."

Cuisine: Chinese | Recipe Category: Appetizers & Snacks | serving: 20-24 Wrappers
Preparation Time: 15 Minutes | Rest time: 15 Minutes | Cook time: 30 Minutes 

September 08, 2016

Paneer Pasanda/Stuffed Cottage Cheese In Creamy Gravy

"Paneer Pasanda is a very delightful and exotic dish made with dry fruits stuffed fried paneer sandwiches, served with aromatic, rich and creamy onion-tomato based gravy. This recipe is everyone favorite as the name suggest “Pasanda” which means every one’s favorite. Yes this recipe takes quite of time is not for daily cooking. So to ease the recipe you can make sandwiches in advance, a day before, refrigerate, soak in warm water for few seconds just before serving. Voila!! You are good to go. Enjoy with Tandoori, Naan or Jeera rice."

Cuisine: Indian (Punjabi) | Recipe Category: Curry
 Prep Time: 1 Hour | Cook time: 40 Minutes | serving: For 4-5 persons

August 31, 2016

Hara bhara Kabab / Green Patties

"Hara Bhara Kebab – A very deliciously healthy & perfect vegetarian recipe made with spinach, mashed potatoes and green peas. These Kebabs are very easy prepare and tasty way to add nutritious spinach and in your diet. Serve Kebabs hot and crispy with Green chutney or Tamarind chutney as snack or appetizer. Or use kebabs to prepare burger, sandwich, wrap etc."

Cuisine: Indian | Recipe Category: Appetizers & Snacks
Prep Time: 30 Minutes | Cook time: 15 Minutes | serving: 12 Pc

August 09, 2016

Magnolia Bakery’s (NYC) famous Banana Pudding

"Banana pudding - A very deliciously famous banana pudding from Magnolia Bakery, New York. This creamy Banana pudding is a dessert game changer, very easy to make, made with just 6 ingredients. So if you can’t make it to NYC to savor the world-renowned Banana Pudding at Magnolia Bakery, here the recipe. Give a try – this is going to become your party showstopper dessert."

Cuisine: World | Recipe Category: Desserts & Sweets
Prep Time: 30 Minutes | Set time: 4 Hours to Overnight | serving: 12-15

June 01, 2016

Kadai Vegetable

"Kadai Vegetable is a dish from Indian Punjabi Cuisine. Punjabi cuisine has exotic and rustic flavors. Kadai Vegetable as the name resembles is a semi dry mixed vegetable curry traditionally cooked in Kadai/Wok. Here I have parboiled few of the veggie to make recipe easier when you don’t have Indian Kadai. And for exotic aroma I always prefer using fresh grounded spices blend."

Cuisine: Indian | Recipe Category: Curry
Prep Time: 20 Minutes | Cook time: 20 Minutes | serving: 4

May 26, 2016

Dahi ke Kebab/Yogurt fritters

"Indian Kebabs have a lot of influence from the Mughlai cuisine. Kebabs are generally crisp and crunchy but this Kebab recipe is quite different having unique texture. Dahi ke Kebab are soft and creamy with the crunchy stuffing of nuts and dry fruits. This recipe is vegetarian preparation, interestingly made with hung curd (Dahi/Yogurt) as the main ingredient with crunchy nuts stuffing and exotic Indian spices.  Serve hot and enjoy this unique appetizer with green chutney or tomato ketchup."

Cuisine: Indian | Recipe Category: Appetizers & Snacks
Prep Time: 30 Minutes | Cook time: 20 Minutes | serving:8-10 pc

May 24, 2016

Mughlai Kofta Curry

"Mughlai Kofta Curry is one of the rich textured curries you will ever come across. This recipe is nutty, creamy and have perfect blend of all traditional ingredients from Mughlai Cuisine: Paneer, Dry nuts, Khoa/Cream and exotic selection of Spices. It’s simply irresistible to have this royal recipe on your table and miss the bite. The recipe looks lengthy and have long ingredients list but you will find most of the ingredients from your pantry or easy source from any Indian grocery store. Try this tried and tested recipe to recreate the restaurant style magic at home."

Cuisine: Indian | Recipe Category: Curry
Prep Time: 20 Minutes | Cook time: 40 Minutes | serving: 4-6

May 17, 2016

Strawberry Lemonade/ Sparkling Pink Lemonade

"Tart, tasty lemonade with a sweet kick of juicy strawberries is a perfect recipe for this heated summer.  A very simple, easy yet refreshing lemonade recipe made with very common ingredients from your pantry. Try out this variation of lemonade this summer, serve chilled and Enjoy."

Recipe Category: Beverages Drinks 
Prep Time: 10 Minutes | Cooling Time: 30 Minutes |serving: 6

Mango Lemonade

"Mango has tons of Vitamins, specifically A & C along with E, K and B6. Mango combined with lemon makes the perfect refreshing summer drink. This wonderful health punch is going to keep you cool, refreshing and energized this summer. Try this out."

Recipe Category: Drinks & Beverages
Prep Time: 10 Minutes | serving: 3

May 16, 2016

Chinese Plum Sauce/Duck Sauce

"Plum sauce also known as Duck sauce is a sweet and sour Chinese condiment. This sauce is made from sweet, tart, fully ripe plums along with sugar, vinegar, onion, ginger, garlic and few spices. Plum sauce is viscous texture and used in Chinese Cuisine as a dip for deep fried dishes like Spring Roll, Deep Fried Tofu and many non-vegetarian dishes. Try out this recipe and have one more variety in your condiment."

Cuisine: Chinese | Recipe Category: Spice Sauce & Condiments
 Prep Time: 10 Minutes | Cook time: 40 Minutes | serving:  cup 

Veggie Quesadilla

Quesadilla a recipe from Mexican Cuisine - is very yummy, super quick and great hunger satisfying meal! If you have tortilla on hand, you can prepare this recipe anytime. This recipe has all of the simple ingredients easily found fresh at your local Farmer's Market. Feel free to add in special blend of your favorite vegetables and shredded cheese, serve hot with your favorite salsa, sour cream, and guacamole.

Cuisine: Mexican| Recipe Category: Main Course
 Prep Time: 15 Minutes | Cook Time: 15 Minutes | Serving: 16 Wedges

Homemade Tortilla

"Homemade Tortilla - tender, warm and simple recipe to prepare. Try out this Homemade Tortilla recipe, you will never want to have store- bought tortilla again. This recipe is with all-purpose flour but get creative with your choice of flour like whole wheat, corn flour, soy or mixture of flours."

Cuisine: Mexican| Recipe Category: From the scratch
 Prep Time: 15 Minutes | Cook time: 15 Minutes | serving: 8 Tortilla (7")


All-purpose flour
2 cups
Baking powder
1 Tsp.
½ Tsp.
3 Tbsp.
Warm water
½ cup to ¾ cup

Step By Step Instruction: [Hide Images]
  1. Sift the flour, salt & baking powder into a large mixing bowl. Add oil & mix with your fingertips to combine.
  2. Stir in warm water, adding little at a time and knead smooth dough. Wrap in plastic and let rest for at least 10 minutes. Divide dough into 8 portions.
  3. Roll each portion on a lightly dusted board into 7-in. circle. To get perfect rounded tortillas, trim off ragged edges & discard. Don't roll the dough out more than once or the tortillas will be hard.
  4. Heat a dry griddle or heavy skillet over high heat for 5 minutes. Cook the tortillas for 30 seconds on each side or until lightly browned.  Wrap tortilla in damp kitchen towel to keep them warm as you cook the other tortillas.
  5. Serve warm. I used to make Veggie Quesadillas.

May 11, 2016

Kadai Mushroom (Dry)

"Kadai mushroom - a recipe of sautéed button mushrooms served in a semi dry tomato gravy along with fresh roasted ground spices. Kadai mushroom is very easy and quick recipe, traditionally cooked in Kadai which means wok. This whole recipe is cooked in the Kadai and hence the name Kadai Mushroom. I always recommend using freshly grounded spices, whenever preparing any variety of Kadai recipe. Freshly ground spices add nice aroma and flavors to the food, which is missing from readymade or store bought spice powders."

Cuisine: Indian | Recipe Category: Curry
Prep Time: 20 Minutes | Cook time: 20 Minutes | serving: 3-4

May 10, 2016


Hung Curd/Drained Yogurt

"Hung Curd" is a process by which whey gets drained out from the curd/yogurt. Hung Curd is used in many Indian and Middle Eastern recipes like thick Raitas, Dips, Kebabs, and Desserts like Shrikhand and used as marinade ingredients too. Hung curd is low in sugar, low in carbohydrates, high in protein and great source of calcium. It’s a great for folks who are on a low carb diet."

Cuisine: World | Recipe Category: From The Scratch
Hung Time: 45 Minutes | Refrigeration time: 4 Hours | serving: 1 cup

May 06, 2016

Kair Saangari (Dry Curry)

"Kair Saangari is a traditional Rajasthani recipe made with dry Desert berries(Kair) and dry Desert beans(Saangari) as the main ingredients. Rajasthani cuisine uses little extra oil to keep the recipes fresh for long time in a hot and humid climate of Rajasthan. This  recipe is also prepared using generous amount of oil and spices and is very good to carry for traveling as it stays fresh for 2-3 days without refrigeration. Cooked simply with other easily available ingredients like whole red chilies, raisin and a couple of spice powders, sure you are going to love this recipe"

Cuisine: Indian | Recipe Category: Curry
Soak Time: 8 Hours| Prep Time: 15 Minutes | Cook Time: 15 Minutes | serving: 5-6

May 04, 2016

Gulab Jamun With Milk Powder

“Gulab jamun" does anybody need Introduction? Gulab Jamun, authentic milk solids based, mouth melting preparation, very popular in countries of South Asia. Gulab Jamun is one of the famous sweet of North Indian cuisine too. Mawa/khoya is the key ingredient but Mawa is not easily available at few places or you need to prepare it at home.  No worries as still you can prepare and relish your home made Gulab Jamuns. So to make things easier, this quick and easy step by step recipe with picture details you how to make Gujab Jamun with milk powder. The difference between two methods Gulab Jamuns with milk powder are soft, tender and have little porous texture from inside while Gulab Jamuns with mawa have smoother texture & stay long.  Folk I suggest you all to read Quick Tips to start your hassle free cooking.

Cuisine: Indian | Recipe Category: Desserts & Sweets
Prep Time: 10 Minutes | Cook time: 20 Minutes | serving: 18-20 pc

April 29, 2016

Boondi Raita

"Boondi Raita is very common Indian side dish served with Biryani, Pulao or any North Indian recipes.  Boondi are small crisp fried balls made with gram flour. Boondi Raita recipe is soaked Boondi in yogurt based thin consistency dip with flavorful dry spices. A very easy and mouth melting recipe made with very simple ingredients. You can use plain Boondi as well as Masala Boondi for this recipe."

Cuisine: Indian | Recipe Category: Chutney Pickle & Raita
Prep Time: 5 Minutes | Rest Time: 5 Minutes | Serving: 2

April 28, 2016

Fresh Pineapple Salsa

"Summertime-time for bright colors and bright flavors! This pineapple salsa recipe for sure serves your  purpose. This fresh Pineapple tropical tasting salsa has a delicious combination of sweet and spicy flavors. Serve fresh with tortilla chips or spoon over tacos. For the great flavor, make at least 20 minutes ahead of time to allow the flavors to blend in.

Cuisine: Mexican | Recipe Category: Salad & Salsas
Prep Time: 10 Minutes | Rest time: 20 Minutes | serving: 4 cups

Creamy Red Sauce Vegetable Pasta

"Delicious, simple and a perfect recipe for vegetable and pasta lovers. Creamy Red Sauce Vegetable Pasta recipe has goodness of vegetable with fresh rich creamy textured tomato red sauce, seasoned with Italian herbs and crushed red pepper. Along with fresh tomato sauce vegetable makes this recipe healthier."

Cuisine: Italian | Recipe Category: Lunch & Dinner
Prep Time: 20 Minutes | Cook time: 20 Minutes | serving:

April 26, 2016

Spinach Feta Sambousek

Sambousek is famous Lebanese recipe which is bit similar to Indian Samosa. Sambousek features all-purpose flour shell covering with a very delicious spinach and feta cheese stuffing. The spinach and cheese mixture is perked up with sauteed onions, crunchy pine nuts/walnuts and very aromatic Baharat powder, an exquisite Lebanese spice powder. Very simple recipe with simple ingredients, serve hot with Toum Sauce or Tomato Ketchup. Toum sauce is a traditional Lebanese garlic dipping sauce.

Cuisine: Lebanese | Recipe Category: Appetizers & Snacks
 Prep Time: 30 Minutes | Cook time: 30 Minutes | serving: 30 pc

Baharat Spice Blend

"Baharat is an Arabic word which simply means “Spice”. Baharat is mixture of finely grounded spices widely used in Middle Eastern cuisine. Every cuisine has its own set of spice powders, defining that cuisine with a characteristic flavor and aroma. Just a pinch of Baharat is enough to add an intense flavor and irresistible aroma to various Middle Eastern recipes including soups, curries, stews, sauces etc."

Cuisine: Middle Eastern | Recipe Category: Spice Sauce & Condiments
Cook Time: 10 Minutes | Ready time: 5 Minutes | serving: ½ cup

April 20, 2016

Dahi Vada

"Dahi Vada is a very popular North Indian street food, made of lentil dumplings dipped in a creamy whipped yogurt, topped with sweet & spicy chutneys and grounded spice powders. Dahi Vada can be served as a snack or as a starter dish. This mouth melting recipe is super addictive and very hard to resist. This recipe is super easy, just require some prep work to be done in beforehand like making both the spicy and sweet chutneys, preparing the Vadas etc."

Cuisine: Indian | Recipe Category: Appetizers & Snacks
Soak Time: 4-5 Hours | Prep Time: 10 Minutes | Cook time: 30 Minutes | serving: 5-6

April 19, 2016

Avocado Mango Salsa

One more fresh, healthy and delicious salsa recipe you won’t be able to stop eating it. Avocado Mango salsa recipe is tangy, sweet and hot. This salsa is quick and easy to make with very simple ingredients from your pantry. Serve with chips or side dish with any Mexican recipe.

Cuisine: Mexican | Recipe Category: Salad & Salsas
Prep Time: 10 Minutes | Cook Time: 10 Minutes | Serving: 3-4