Onion Jeera Rice – Cumin Fried Rice With Onions

Front view of fried onion and cumin rice.

Onion jeera rice or jeera fried rice with onions is a tastier version of the cumin fried rice in ghee. This fragrant cumin rice with onions is the perfect accompaniment to any dish!

Red, Green, and White Rice – East Indian Tricolor Rice

Strips of green red and white rice in a platter.

A more colorful version of the jeera rice or jeera fried rice, the East Indian tricolor rice is pink/red, green, and white in color. Fragrant and tasty, it’s often eaten for Christmas and other festive occasions!

East Indian Wedding Pickle

Wedding pickle in a glass bowl.

Sweet, sour, salty, spicy, and tangy at the same time, the traditional East Indian wedding pickle takes a few weeks to prepare. This is our modified modern version of this mouth-watering East Indian raw papaya and carrot pickle.

Easy Boiled Grams – East Indian Chickpeas Snack

Boiled grams in a white bowl.

An easy snack or homemade appetizer, these homemade boiled grams or spicy chickpeas are easy to make and disappear quickly. Simple and pocket-friendly, these boiled chickpeas are an East Indian must-have. You’ll find …

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Easy Indian Green Tomato & Onion Salad

Green tomato salad in a dish with onion rings & mint leaves.

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!

Indian Jeera Rice – Cumin Rice

indian cumin rice in a black bowl.

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!

East Indian Amboshi (Sun Dried Mango)

Amboshi is ready.

Amboshi is easy to make and can be stored for use throughout the year. Because of its tangy flavour, it’s used in several East Indian dishes.

How to Cook Rice Perfectly Like Us Indians?

Individual separate grains of plain boiled rice Indian style.

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!

Dal Bhat Tarkari, The Nepalese Superfood!

Dal Bhat Tarkari in a thali on a blue table mat.

Dal Bhat Tarkari made with rice (Bhat), lentils (Dal), and (Tarkari) is perfect for trekkers on strenuous journeys in the Nepali Himalayas. Find out more about its background and how to cook it here.

How To Make Green Chilly Paste – Meal Prep

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 …

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Ma’s Blancmange Easter Eggs Or Party Dessert

Hands holding a yellow tray with blancmange eggs.

My ma’s colorful blancmange-filled Easter eggs are a childhood treat so delicious that it’s etched my memory. So cooling and yum, these delightful eggs are a cooling treat for hot summer days!

Easy Homemade Cream Cheese Frosting

A hand decorating a carrot cake with cream cheese frosting.

Cream Cheese Frosting is a delicious topping for cakes and also cupcakes. This tangy, sweet, and creamy frosting is so good, you will want to use it for all your baked desserts. But it goes especially well with carrot cake!

Kachumber – Indian Onion-Tomato-Cucumber Salad

Add little masala to the cachumber and serve with lime slice, salt and chilli powder.

Kachumber or Cachumber is a fresh 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 Stir Fry – Indian Cottage Cheese Side Dish

Stir fry veggies and indian cottage cheese in a wok.

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! Made with just a few veggies, it’s the perfect side dish or quick snack!

Moong Dal Halwa – Indian Mung Bean Dessert

Sprinkle with almonds and rose petals Moong Dal Halwa is ready to serve.

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!

Easy Peach and Apricot Crumble (with Polenta)

Closer looks at fresh peach apricot crumble.

Apricot and Peach Crumble is a popular dessert made with a flour and butter-based topping and soft fruit filling. It’s sweet and comforting and can be served with cream, ice cream, or custard.

Indian Cottage Cheese (Paneer) Appetizer

Tasty fried paneer is ready to serve from the pan.

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 Easy Sesame Potato Side Dish

Masala potato wedges with sesame seeds next to green chutney.

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!

Rose Petal and Coconut Barfi – Indian Dessert

Muffin liners of coconut barfi covered with rose petals.

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!

Kele Ki Barfi – Indian Ripe Banana Dessert

Another look at the burfi. to see if it has settled.

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

Purple cabbage stir fry with raisins and cashews

Purple Cabbage Stir fry is easy to cook with soy sauce, and can be topped with mince, butter, or dry fruits!

Refreshing Guava Salad

Add Pepper and salt to the guava salad.

This refreshing Guava salad is a great way to beat the summer heat. Easy to make and delicious, this salad is ready in less than 10 minutes.

Mom’s Easy Masala Potato fry

Serve the masala potato in a bowl.

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.

50+ Savoury Mushroom Recipes

50+ Savoury Mushroom Recipes

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!

33 Unusual Pancake Recipes

6 images of unusual pancakes.

Apart from the traditional pancakes that we eat every other day, there are some truly unique recipes for pancakes. So, if you are wondering what to do with pancakes that you haven’t tried before, try some of these 30+ unusual pancake recipes.

78 Amazing Easter Dessert Recipes

Collage of Amazing Easter Dessert Recipies.

Easter calls for a celebration of new life, knowing that we have a lot to look forward to! Celebrate this day with some amazing desserts that are just adorable.

Easy Valentine’s Day Dessert Recipes

6 different Valentines day desserts collage.

From cakes to cookies, from indulgent to healthy, here’s a list of valentine treats to surprise your sweet love! And it doesn’t just have to be for a special someone. Valentine’s Day is a great time to show your parents or siblings that you love them. What a better way to sweeten the day than baking some goodies for your loved one.

Eggless Nankhatai Cookies

Homemade Nankhatai topped with tooti frooti on a black tray.

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!

Indian Purple Yam Snack (Konfal or Kand)

Purple Yam served on a plate with salt and pepper.

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!

Indian Butter Beans Curry (Mota Vaal Curry)

Butter beans curry in an earthen vessel next to an earthen water glass on a brown table.

This easy-to-make- mota vaal or butter beans curry is really tasty, and has a buttery and creamy texture. Serve for lunch or dinner with some warm chappatis, puris, or rice!

Vegan Ratatouille | Easy + Healthy By Anna

Vegan Ratatouille in a white baking dish on a white table.

This healthy baked vegan ratatouille is easy to prepare, gluten-free and vegan. For your daily dose of veggies try this light dinner recipe made by Anna from the food blog About Annella.

Lasoon Sirka – Laba Garlic – Pickled Garlic Recipe

Serve the green garlic pickle in a bowl.

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.

Sirke Wala Pyaaz – Indian Pickled Onions Recipe

Water, salt, chillies, vinegar, and onion rings in the glass jar.

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.

Indian Bottle Gourd Halwa (Dudhi or Lauki Halwa)

2 servings of bottle gourd halwa in white bowls.

Bottle Gourd halwa is a delicious 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.

Pan-fried Sweet Potato Chips

Sweet potato fries are soft and completely cooked.

Sweet potato chips are easy to make and delicious! They can be served as a snack or starter for any meal.

Masoor Dal Recipe – Indian Red Lentil Curry

red lentil curry or Masoor dal, ready to serve in a white dish

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 dish is gluten free, vegetarian and as tasty as ever.

Eggless Indian Custard Powder Cookies (Shortbread)

Custard powder shortbreads with butterscotch nuts.

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!

Yellow Moong Dal – Yellow Lentil Recipe

Ready moong dal curry sprinkled with fresh coriander

This Yellow Moong Dal recipe is an easy-to-make Indian yellow gram curry for your everyday meals. It is a common dish in most Indian households. Serve this dal with rotis or rice.

Batata Bhaji – Aloo Sabzi – Indian Potato Dish

Just a closer look at the batata bhaji that is served with pav and lime - Pic by Abby from AbbysPlate

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.

Home-made Rich Mustard Paste Recipe

Picture of Mustard Paste.

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!

Easy Cabbage and Corn Vegetable Recipe

Corn and cabbage sabzi (veggies) in a black pot.

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 …

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Mom’s Green Pista Chutney recipe

Lather on toast or bread - Pic by Abby from AbbysPlate

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, …

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Simple Buttery Oyster Mushroom Recipe

Oyster mushroom served in black vessel and buttered bread.

Looking pretty in pink and other colours, oyster mushrooms have a mild flavour that’s reminiscent of seafood. To retain the taste, we use this quick and simple buttery recipe with just a few ingredients.

Vegetarian Christmas Cookies With Honey

Shortbread cookies are ready to serve - Pic by Abby from AbbysPlate

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! …

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Moulded Walnut Fudge Recipe – Milk and Cocoa fudge

Walnut fudge on a thali.

Walnut fudge, also known as Milk and Cocoa fudge is a traditional East Indian dessert made for Christmas! This sweet is made in various shapes and sizes, chunks or molded. Try one and you can’t resist another!

Easy Indian Custard Powder Halwa Recipe

Chop into 1.5 inch squares

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 …

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Trick For Puris! Indian Deep-fried Flatbreads

Crispy triangular puris on a bed of tissue paper.

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.

East Indian Mango Chutney – Aam Ka Murabba – Chunda

Indian pickles murabba and chunda in two white dishes on a black background.

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!

Homemade Tomato Carrot Soup Recipe

Tomato and carrot soup in a blue bowl on a black table topped with cream and fresh coriander

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!

East Indian Raw Mango Kadmat Salad Recipe

Picture of Kadmat Salad

The East Indian Kadmat or Cuchumber is a traditional East Indian salad made from raw mangoes, onions and chillies, and can be made in a matter or minutes.