A Zillion Ways to cook Rice
Rice is such a versatile food that it can be cooked in a zillion ways. Here are different ways to cook rice!
Sweet and spicy, savory and delicious recipes from all over India!
Rice is such a versatile food that it can be cooked in a zillion ways. Here are different ways to cook rice!
Pineapple chicken curry is a delicious dish using Indian masala that goes well with both white rice & rotis or even homemade balloon bread. Serve along with a light salad for lunch or dinner and you have a great meal!
This quick and easy Green Tomato Salad can be ready in just a few minutes. The fresh & tangy green tomato salad with onions is cooling on a hot summer’s day!
Jeera rice or jeera fried rice is an easy-to-make rice of cumin fried in ghee. Try this jeera rice recipe and you’ll start making it for everyone you know!
Kasuri methi chicken curry is a delicious Indian chicken dish made with dried fenugreek leaves. It’s served with rice or roti and salad for a complete meal!
Baiki Fish Vindaloo is a delicious tangy fish curry made in the traditional East Indian style. Serve with rice, chapatis, or chitaps, a tasty salad on the side for an enjoyable meal!
East Indian Mutton Khudi is a traditional curry that is loaded with flavour. This richer version of the local Maharastrian jungle khudi can be served with rice or foogias or chitaps, and a refreshing salad for a great meal!
Shankarpali is a sweet crispy diamond-shaped snack that is quite popular in the Konkan belt of India. This bite-sized treat is made with just a handful of ingredients. Shankarpali is a popular sweet crispy snack from Western India. This sweet maida biscuit is also called shakkarpara or shakar pare. In the Northern states, it is … Read more
Have you ever wondered why these Indians (including me) keep boiling their rice with so much extra water? Why won’t they just use the right amount of water so the rice cooks! The answer is really simple!
Gajar Halwa is a delicious Indian sweet dish made with fresh carrots. Eaten hot or cold, this mouth-watering dessert will keep you coming back for seconds!
Fried ray fish is a delicious dish that is easy to make and quick to cook. Serve fried pakat fish with rice, dal, and salad and you have a perfect meal!
Ginger Wine Lime and Mint Spritzer is a cool refreshing drink for summertime! Ready in no time, the minty ginger wine soda will help you say cheers to cool times 😉
Fried mudskippers or nivtya are a tasty fish that can be served with dal, rice, and salad for a perfect meal!
This fluffy Goan bread is a staple in many homes across India. Soft and delicious, this Indian bread is perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!
No-bake vegetarian Mango Cheesecake is an awesome soft and creamy dessert to beat the summer heat!
Indian food always includes spices, be it dry spices or wet spices. You’ll often find our recipes calling for ginger garlic paste or chilly ginger pastes or some combination of these ingredients. And even if they’re not pastes, Indian recipes almost always have chilies or ginger and garlic in them in some form or the … Read more
If you want to prevent your pickled garlic from turning green or blue, here’s how to do it! Here in India, sirke wala pyaaz is an easy-to-make pickled garlic recipe that uses only a few ingredients – rred onions, chillis, vinegar, sugar, salt, and water. It’s popular in dhabas and eateries all over the country. … Read more
King Fish rawa masala fry is a delicious seafood dish that is easy and quick to make. Serve with a salad, dal rice, or roti and you have a wholesome meal.
Kachumber or Cachumber is a fresh and healthy salad of onions, tomatoes, and cucumber that is part of Indian Cuisine. Serve alongside a delicious curry or dal with fryums, papad, and rotis or rice!
Paneer is a fresh Indian cottage cheese that is quite healthy and also easy to make. Be it appetizers or main course, a side dish, or a dessert, Paneer has many uses in Indian cuisine.
This easy to make Indian Paneer Stir Fry (Indian Cottage Cheese Stir Fry) is a delicious side dish that is quite filling and satisfying too! Add in just a few veggies and you have a healthy side dish or snack ready!
Moong Dal Halwa is a delicious and aromatic dessert from North India, but popular all over the country. Served hot with some lovely vanilla ice cream this moong dal sweet is just perfect!
This tasty Indian Paneer Appetizer is easy to make, spicy, and delicious! This soft and cheesy starter can be served as a starter, snack, or as a side dish for lunch or dinner too.
My mom’s special watermelon rind fries are easy to make and delicious too! Plus our homemade tarbooz bhajiyas are gluten-free. Serve them with green chutney or sauce!
Salli eggs is an upside down version of the popular Parsi dish sali par eedu. This delicious meal or snack can be made in just a few minutes. Serve with pav, toasted bread, or chapati!
Watermelon rind stir fry is easy to make and taste delicious too! Serve this Indian tarbooz ke chilke ki sabzi with chapati or puris and you have a good tangy meal.
Home-made corned beef is so tasty, you’ll wonder why you never made it yourself before. Useful as an ingredient in a number of dishes, this corned beef is easy to make and delicious!
Apple halwa is a delicious dessert that goes really well with vanilla ice cream or can be eaten plain. Served hot or cold, it’s the perfect way to end a meal!
Sesame Potato is an easy-to-make side dish that tastes really delicious. Taking just about 20 minutes to cook, this yummy side dish can be served plain or with green chutney!
Simple and elegant, the coconut barfi infused with roses is perfect to indulge your sweet tooth! This version of the traditional Indian burfi is coconutty and creamy, sweet and rosy!
Made with ripe bananas, this Indian dessert is easy to make but requires some refrigeration time. The banana barfi is perfect to prepare a few hours or days in advance.
Purple Cabbage Stir fry is easy to cook with soy sauce, and can be topped with mince, butter, or dry fruits!
Masala Potato fry is a delicious dish made from the humble potato in just 15 mins. Simple and easy to make , it can be had for lunch or dinner. Serve with Chappati or Puris.
This homemade tomato chilli sauce is easy to make and tastes just delightful! Use it for spreads, dips, or even as a base for curries and you have a perfect dish.
Homemade Dark Choc Coconut Bites are a yummy and easy-to-make dessert or snack. Chocolatey and coconutty at the same time, these kurmura bites are just delicious!
Who would think that a fungus would be the life of so many dishes? From humble home-cooked meals to expensive delicacies, mushrooms are eaten all around the world in cuisines and cultures in different ways. We’ve put together 50+ savoury mushroom recipes for you to try at home!
Easy to make Rose shaped cookies for Valentines day! These soft homemade cookies are delicious and bake in just about 25 mins!
A delightful cake made of sweet pitted dates and crunchy walnut pieces, the Date and Walnut Cake is often made for Christmas, special events, and birthdays. Easy to make at home, this traditional East Indian version from Mumbai is a much sought after Christmas delicacy!
Simple and easy to make these Indian Nankhatais are a perfect treat for Christmas but are loved throughout the year. Ready in a short while, this melt in the mouth eggless biscuit leaves you wanting more!
Homemade white chocolate mamra (puffed rice) is a semi-healthy sweet puffed rice snack that can be eaten anytime.
Mackerel Chili Fry is a healthy dish made of fish that is easy to make and delicious too. Served with pav, rice, or chapatis, it makes a perfect light meal!
So simple and easy to cook, the purple yam called kand or konfal is a tasty healthy snack or appetizer. Sprinkled with a bit of salt and pepper this tuber makes a perfect vegetarian starter to any meal! No wonder it’s called Indian cheese!
Puris are an Indian flatbread made by deep-frying dough in oil. They can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, or even as a snack. Adding ajwain gives them a healthy and warm twist!
Guava Cheese is a tasty East Indian sweet dish especially prepared around Christmas time! Both chewy and fudgy, there’s a mouthful of Guava in every bite.
Kaddu ha halwa is an Indian pumpkin dessert that is quick and easy to make. A seasonal dish that is widely made by North Indians during festivals, this yummy sweet dish can be served cold, hot or at room temperature. Pumpkin Halwa is a speciality from North India that is now popular all over the … Read more
The Indian mota vaal or butter beans curry is really tasty, and has a buttery and creamy texture. It is easy to make and quite healthy too. Serve for lunch or dinner with some warm chapatis, puris, or rice!
Sirke wala lasoon is an easy to make pickled garlic recipe that uses only a few ingredients – garlic, chillis, vinegar, sugar, salt, and water. Call it pickled garlic cloves or jade garlic or laba garlic, it is delicious.
The popular sirke wala pyaaz is an easy to make Indian pickled onions recipe that uses only a few ingredients – onions, chillis, vinegar, sugar, salt, and water. Here’s how to make pyaaz sirka easily.
Bottle Gourd halwa is a dessert made by many Indian households. As a popular traditional Indian mithai, dudhi ka halwa is very easy to make and can be served warm, hot or cold. You cannot call it healthy, but it is delicious!
Rice is a staple food all over India. It is eaten as a main dish, with a variety of dals, curries, and is even used in a few sweet dishes. Who doesn’t like Pulao, Fried rice, paella, or Biryani? The options are innumerable. But here’s why we Indians add turmeric to rice! Rice is a … Read more
If you love Indian food, mangoes will become an indispensable part of your diet. Other than as a dessert, mangoes find prominent use in curries and pickles. One popular one, this traditional East Indian Mango pickle is sweet and mouth-watering. Easily and quickly cooked, it can be stored for months.
Chapati or Roti is an unleavened flatbread that is made almost every day in most Indian households for Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner. Recipe here!
Mom’s easy to make Masoor Dal recipe is an everyday favourite in most Indian households. Served with fried vegetables, fried eggs, or even fried fish on the side, this healthy dish is gluten free, vegetarian and as tasty as ever.
These eggless custard powder cookies are some of the best Indian cookie recipes using custard powder! Using just a handful of ingredients, these vanilla custard shortbread cookies are easy to make quickly; and become the perfect tea time snack!
Egg Bhurji is an easy to make Indian spicy version of scrambled eggs. It can be your go-to food when you’re not sure what to cook or need something made quick. Anda bhurjee well with Pav (bread), puri, roti, chapati, or even plain boiled rice.
Yellow Moong Dal recipe is an easy to make Indian yellow gram curry that’s eaten for everyday meals in most Indian households. It’s easy to make and goes well with rotis or rice.
Potato Bhaji, also known as Aloo Sabzi or Batata Bhaji is a simple Indian vegetarian dish made of potatoes that is easy to make. It doesn’t have as much grease as French Fries and can be eaten as the main course or even a side-dish. We love having it for meals with puris.
The baiki fish or fried Indian Basa fish has a delicious fatty and sweet taste that is just yum! Serve with dal and rice or pav and some pickled onions you have the perfect meal.
Fried Brinjal is an easy to make dish that is not only delicious but healthy as well; and it hardly takes about 25 minutes. Perfect as a snack or side-dish!
Home-made Yellow Mustard paste is an awesome accompaniment for your sandwiches, burgers. It even goes well with a wholesome Chicken or Mutton dish by lending a unique flavor!
Most Indian recipes include large amounts of ginger, garlic and chillies. So it’s easier to make lots of ginger garlic paste and store in the refrigerator for use.
The spicy and tangy Indian green chutney is an easy to make in 15-minutes spread or dip that goes well with snacks or sandwiches.
Prawn Chilly Fry is an easy to make in 20 minutes stir fry of prawns, tomatoes, onions and turmeric. Here is mom’s recipe for this traditionally Catholic Indian dish.
How to make mutton paya curry? How to make goat trotter khudi curry? What is the recipe for the East Indian paya curry? Those are the questions that brought you here, aren’t they? My mom uses the same recipe that she uses for the East Indian goat tripe curry to make a gluten free paya … Read more
Remember the easy fried purple cabbage vegetable we made last week? Well, this week was pretty busy too. So mom made her easy cabbage and corn stir fry; another one of those quick and easy vegetarian dishes to cook when you’re in a hurry. Just chop, fry and eat! The traditional cabbage vegetable dish is … Read more
Some days you’re so busy that all you want is a quick and easy vegetarian meal that you can eat with bread or puris. That’s when this purple cabbage recipe my mom makes comes in quite handy. If you like a tongue twister, we call it baigani patta gobhi cha sabzi in Hindi. Or for … Read more
Pineapple wine is an easy-to-make-at-home fruity wine that gets served for Christmas, Easter, or other family gatherings along with all the other wines, cocktails, and drinks. Here’s how we do it here in Bombay aka Mumbai. Ingredients for the Homemade Pineapple Fruit Wine But first, the list of ingredients we use. 800 grams pineapple2 litres … Read more
Boiled egg chilly fry is an irresistible dish that has a lovely creamy texture. It is so easy and quick to make! All it takes is half an hour and you can relish it with family or friends.
Naralchi Wadi or Kopra Pak is a popular dessert in Maharashtra, India. It’s easy to make naralchi wadi at home using this recipe.
Now that Mom is kind of a pro at using Youtube, she keeps running through different videos about gospel music, prophecy and of course food. One day she came across a recipe using the pre-made Gulab Jamun mix to make cookies. So since we had a packet at home already, I figured why not give … Read more
We love chutney. Of course, we have to! We’re Indians. It’s one of the must-have vegetarian food items that we grew up with. And there are so many forms of chutney, red, green, yellow, white, brown! And chutneys made of tomato, coriander, garlic, coconut, dates, and so much more. One of the staple vegetarian chutneys … Read more
Puris are tasty, but not really healthy as foods go. To add a touch of healthiness to the deep-fried Indian flatbreads, make these beetroot puris.
So this Christmas we were looking at the list of Christmas dishes made across the world, but we just wanted to make some simple cookies that tasted like shortbread and were yummy too! Are they better than Shakar para? Maybe! Keeping our vegetarian friends in mind, we decided to make eggless Christmas cookies. And of … Read more
You know it’s nearing Diwali, when your family starts making many many sweets; and among them the traditional wheat halwas or Karachi Halwa or Cornflour Halwa or Custard Powder Halwas, or whatever your family calls them. This custard powder halwa uses a base or gluten-free custard powder or cornflour, and so is considered gluten free. … Read more
Desserts using rice flour or cooked rice in them; rice puddings, rice cakes, Indian rice desserts and more.
I love eating dates! A handful of the sweet luscious fruit is more than enough to satisfy my sugar cravings after each meal. I sometimes eat them as snacks too. Don’t you? I mean what’s better than eating a natural guilt-free energizing gift from God that’s full of all the right vitamins and minerals to … Read more
So last week we made the sugar free gluten free anjeer barfi or fig barfi for dad that’s really yummy to taste. But this week we figured we’d show you how we do it when we want just dry fruit energy bars. No dairy, no gluten, no sugar! No added sugar is good for diabetics … Read more
I love sweets, just like my dad. But dad is diabetic, so we try to keep his sugar intake under control. That doesn’t stop him from finding something or the other in the fridge to eat though. Even on the days we skip sweets, we’ll find dad right there in the kitchen rummaging through the … Read more
Brain Masala, a mouth-watering dish among Indian non-veg enthusiasts can be made in different ways. As East Indians, we also have our own method of preparing the traditional East Indian Brain Masala. And this too differs from home to home! Here’s my mom’s version of the spicy brain masala recipe! The difference from the regular … Read more
This simple and easy-to-make nutmeg cake is just delicious! A tea-time treat that’s warm and soft. So come tea time and we want something sweet and spicy to eat. And the easiest thing to make is of course cake. So this time I made an easy nutmeg cake. It’s not that much different from other … Read more
Breadfruit chips are one of our favorite fried breadfruit recipes to make at home. The breadfruit chips or nachos are yummy and gluten free!
Puris are literally one of the oiliest Indian flatbreads around, and tasty too! These deep-fried flatbreads can be eaten as a snack or even for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Traditionally, puris go perfectly with potato bhaji, or even sweet dishes like amras or shrikhand.
Love apples are crisp bell-shaped fruit. Tasting like pears, the juicy fruit is perfect for a spicy tangy love apple pickle.
Here in Mumbai, we make this lush sweet mango chutney every summer. Sweet and slightly spicy, it’s similar to the aam ka murabba or chunda; and tastes as good as a dessert. This mango pickle perfect as an accompaniment to meals or as a spread on bread or roti for snacks or breakfast!
This homemade creamy tomato soup recipe is the perfect variation of the simple tomato soup recipe. Why? It has carrots adding natural sweetness and turmeric powder for a dose of health. Here’s how to make this carrot and tomato soup recipe Indian style, or rather my mom’s style!