rajma masala

Rajma Masala

Rajma Masala is one of the best Indian recipes in North Indian cuisine. Red kidney beans curry, prepared in a spiced onion tomato base and served with rice.

recipe for lasagna

Lasagna

Easy recipe for Lasagna using ricotta cheese and minced meat. Learn how to make lasagna using oven ready lasagna sheets, a gem among Italian pasta recipes.

carrot idli

Carrot Idli

Idli, among the South Indian veg dishes is versatile with many variations. One of the healthy breakfast recipes for tiffin, Carrot Idli, is a hit with kids.

recipe for oats upma

Oats Upma

Oats Upma is one of the easiest and healthy Indian recipes using oats. How about an Andhra style oat upma recipe with vegetables that your kids will love?

stuffed-chicken-buns

Chicken Stuffed Buns

Nehal is mid way through his final exams and am looking at ways to please his growling tummy. He is ever hungry during exam time. Does it happen with your kids too? I had bookmarked a recipe for chicken stuffed buns quite some time ago but re-discovered it recently and got down to baking them over the weekend. These stuffed buns are perfect homemade snacks for kids.

dondakaya-annam

Dondakaya Annam ~ Tindora (Ivy Gourd) Rice

I made a simple and comforting rice dish featuring dondakaya as the star ingredient. Perfumed with whole garam masala, spiced with green chilies, sweetened with coconut, Dondakaya rice recipe is jazzed up with a squeeze of fresh lemon and brightened with fresh coriander.

tamatar-pulao

Tamatar Pulao ~ Tomato Rice

Our friends sent us loads of farm fresh tomatoes they harvested in their farm. Last week saw the making of a lot of tomato based recipes namely, tomato pickle, tomato rasam, tomato soup and Tamatar Pulao. Tomato Pulao is an extremely flavorful rice dish using ripe red tomatoes and rice.

left-over-idlis-recipes

Left Over Idlis with Carrot

I always have left over Idlis when I prepare Idlis for breakfast or dinner. When I am in need of a quick snack, all I do is saute the crumbled cold refrigerated idlis with a spiced base of onions and lots of fresh coriander leaves. I tend to play with the spices each time I go the crumbled idli upma way.

Masala Idli

Any dish I prepare with left over idlis makes my stomach happy. Masala Idli is a favorite and takes me less than 15 minutes to prepare. Usually prepared as a breakfast fare with a good dose of lemon juice and fresh coriander as garnish. Lively, invigorating flavors!

Mamidikaya (Raw Mango) Semiya Upma

How about a savory breakfast with a tangy twist? Bursting with flavor and fragrant, our morning meal was delightful. With surplus raw mangoes at home, its been an overload of tangy goodness this past week. Mamidikaya (raw mango) Vermicelli Upma is quick and simple to prepare with few ingredients.