Kashmiri Pulao with Coconut Milk – A tasty treat

Kashmiri Pulao is a very special rice recipe. This traditional dish from Kashmir bursts with flavors and is packed with the goodness of dry fruits and fresh ones too. The original recipe calls for cooking rice in milk. But in this version of mine, the rice is cooked in rich coconut milk and flavored with rose essence. The subtle sweetness…

Multgrain Chocolate Ghee Biscuits without Baking powder/soda

    Hello All, so here is a very simple recipe to make crispy chocolate biscuits. In fact, these are chocolate ghee biscuits (Ghee is clarified Butter). I’m not very sure about the adverse effects of using baking soda or baking powder in baking. But have read that, if used excessively it might cause undesirable…

How to make Fish Biriyani – with step by step illustration

I love to eat biriyani. What about you? Biriyani served with some raitha, mint chutney and pickle is just divine and a complete meal. Whether chicken, mutton or fish biriyani, all of them are delicious. Even if i have had a heavy lunch of biriyani meal, and still offered a plate again for dinner, I…

Caramelized Plantain – An easy & tasty snack

Caramelized plantain is a quick solution to your sudden hunger pangs. If you have plantains at home, then this is the quickest recipe that you could think of. This dish require only a minimum number of ingredients. In fact only 3 ingredients – Plantains, ghee and sugar. It is as simple as that. Plantains are…

Seviya Kheer Tartlets/ Semiya Payasam Tartlets

Semiya Payasam Tartlets: Who doesn’t like semiya payasam? It is one of the most popular desserts of India. Both, old and young, enjoy this creamy sweet. You can prepare semiya payasam in different ways. I have learnt to make this delicious treat from Umma. And so, it can never go wrong 🙂 So here, I…

Palak Paneer Paratha

Palak Paneer Paratha is one of the healthiest and tastiest breads that you can ever think of for dinner, or breakfast. Yes, I would say that it is a balanced meal in itself. It has wholewheat flour and amaranth flour that form the source of carbohydrates. The palak (spinach) act as the source of vitamins…

Healthy & Tasty Oats Payasam

Payasam is an all time favorite at home. The traditional semiya/seviya (vermicelli) payasam is tweaked a bit here by replacing it with oats, a healthier option 🙂 Similar to oats porridge, but made tastier with dry fruits and coconut milk. Please read on to learn how to make this delicious and healthy dessert. Your delicious dessert is ready..!!

Fried Mushroom Rice

Mushroom falls under vegetarian chicken category for me.. together with soya, gobi etc. The rich taste of marinated and fried mushrooms are just awesome. I use to make fried rice with normal blanched and stir fried mushrooms. But frying well marinated mushrooms and then preparing the rice, takes it to another level. It turns out to be truly delicious and full of flavor. The more time you give the mushrooms to rest in the marinade, the more juice and flavor it would release when you take a bite. Serve hot.

Baked Beetroot Shakkarpara

A perfect accompaniment to tea makes tea time more enjoyable and refreshing. This bake is a totally healthy and nutritive snack that could be munched on without any regrets. Using wholewheat flour and beetroot as the main ingredients, beetroot shakkarpara is truly a healthy one. No all purpose flour and no frying in oil. Only the benefits of whole wheat, beetroot, sesame and a bit of ghee. You could relish this dish totally guilt free and it goes perfectly with a cup of hot tea. No one could make out that beetroot is added, and so can be easily served…