snacks, Starters

Egg Puff – tasty bakery style

Puff is a hot favourite for many for its delicious crispy outer and an amazing filling of either chicken masala, vegetables or egg. This video will show you how to make Egg Puff in a typical bakery style taste.

A great evening snack for kids and adults. Having it along with some chai is just the perfect combo.

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Ingredients ( Serves 4 puffs)

1. Egg -2

2. Puff pastry sheet- 1-2

3. Oil- 2-3 tbsps

4. Onion- 1 big

5. Curry leaves-few

6. Kashmiri chilli powder- 1 tbsp

7. Coriander powder- 1 tsp

8. Cumin powder- 1/4 tsp

9. Garam Masala powder- 1/4 tsp

10. Salt to taste

11. Egg white- 1 egg

12. Turmeric powder- a pinch

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Desserts

Beetroot halwa- sweet dessert

Beetroot halwa is a very simple and easy to make recipe. It is similar to the carrot halwa recipe. The natural bright colour and sweetness of this vegetable adds the special touches to this dessert.

I love carrot halwa as a kid. And I remember my mom tried the beetroot halwa for the first time after reading in a magazine and made for us. I had my doubts if I would like it. But I loved it. Maybe just blame it on my sweet tooth. Nevertheless a great way to have the additional of this gorgeous vegetable in your diet.

It can be served warm or cold or even along with some vanilla ice cream would be a great combo.

Ingredients ( Serves ~ 3)

1. Beetroot- 2 medium

2. Milk- 1-1.5 cups

3. Sugar- 1/3 cup

4. Ghee- 2-3 tsps

5. Cashews ~10

6. Cardamom powder (optional)- a pinch

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Desserts, snacks

Moist Chocolate Muffin

I always get stuck on ideas for an after school snack. It’s hard to make kids like the snacks which we are used to. As much as I love to cook Indian snacks, baked goods are always preferred when it comes to snacking. And I have got a winner recipe which both my kids love and it’s very easy to make too.

Inspired from the genius kitchen, made small tweak. And these muffins are moist and soft that it will all be gone before you know. With all the ingredients handy you could make them in less than 30 minutes including preparation. Hope you enjoy the recipe and also try it out!

Ingredients:

1. Plain Flour- 1and 3/4th cup

2. Sugar- 1 cup

3. Cocoa powder- 1/2 cup

4. Baking soda- 1/4 tsp

5. Baking powder – 2 tsp

6. Eggs- 2

7. Milk – 1 cup

8. Oil- 1/2 cup

9. Chocolate chips- 1/2 cup

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Mains

Mutton Biryani in Pressure Cooker

Biryani is always my Sunday routine menu. Mutton biryani usually takes preference over Chicken biryani at my home. The taste is just delicious and very hard to stop with just one serve.

I have already shared a Mutton biryani recipe but this one is slightly different and also a much easier version.

This biryani is cooked using a pressure cooker and saves a lot of time and cooks the meat and rice to perfection if you follow the correct water quantity and duration.

This is the usual method followed at my mom’s place.

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Ingredients ( Serves 3-4)

1. Basmati rice-2 cups

2. Onions- 4-5

3. Tomato-1

4. Mutton pieces- 1/2 kg

5. Mint- 1/2 cup

6. Coriander leaves- 1/2 cup

7. Green chilli- 2

8. Ghee- 3-4 tbsp + 2 tbsp( for rice)

9. Ginger garlic paste- 4 tbsp

10. Lemon juice- few drops

11. Cinnamon stick- 1

12. Cardamom pods- 4

13. Cloves- 3

14. Sunflower oil- 1/4 cup

15. Salt as required

16. Turmeric powder- 2 tsp

17. Chilli powder- 1 big heaped tbsp

18. Coriander powder- 2 big heaped tbsp

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Mains

Himalayan Goat curry with Naan

A fantastic dinner idea to try at home. Dinner Idea #1: Himalayan Goat curry with Naan. The goat curry is inspired from the Nepalese cuisine which I recently had at a restaurant and the flavours were very close to what we use in South Indian cooking. An amazing side to naan or steamed rice. This video shows how to make this dinner idea with both the goat curry recipe and the naan recipe combined. Hope you enjoy the recipe and try it out.

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Himalayan Goat Curry:

Ingredients ( Serves 2-3)

1. Goat meat(mutton): 1/2 kg

2. Onuons- 300 gms

3. Tomatoes- 200 gms

4. Green chillies- 3

5. Ginger- 1.5 inch big pieces

6. Garlic- 6-7 cloves

7. Sunflower oil- 6-8 tbsp

8. Dry red chilli- 5-6

9. Cinnamon stick- 1

10. Bay leaf- 1

11. Fenugreek seeds- 8

12. Cumin seeds- 3 tsp

13. Coriander seeds- 3 tbsp

14. Garam masala- 1/2 tsp

15. Coriander leaves- to garnish

16. Turmeric powder- 2 tsp

17. Star anise- 1

To Make Naan:

Ingredients ( Serves 10 naans)

1. Plain flour or Maida- little over 2 cups

2. Yeast sachet (7g) – 1/2 sachet

3. Sugar- 1/2 tsp

4. Warm milk- 1/3 cup

5. Yogurt- 3- 4 tbsp

6. Baking soda- 1/4 tsp

7. Salt as required

8. Oil- 1 tbsp

9. Butter or ghee a little as required for topping (optional)

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Mains

Sabudana Khichidi- Sago Upma

Sabudana Khichidi is a very popular dish in Maharashtra, Orissa and western India. It is generally made during fasting days like navaratri and Shivaratri. It’s a great substitute breakfast idea to the usual Rava upma. It is a great snack idea too.

This recipe is made using Tapioca pearls (sago), javvu arisi in Tamil. Make sure the sago pearls are soaked long enough to enable it to cook quicker. Resting the drained sago for a couple of hours ensures it does not become mushy. It needs to turn translucent while cooking, so please adjust the cooking time accordingly. Enjoy the recipe!

Ingredients: serves 2-3

1. Sago or Tapioca pearls (Javvarisi in Tamil)( small variety)- 1 cup

2. Onion- 1/2

3. Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp

4. Cumin seeds- 1 tsp

5. Turmeric powder – 1 tsp

6. Green chilli- 2-3

7. Channa Dal (Bengal gram dal) – 1 tsp

8. Curry leaves- few

9. Kashmiri chilli powder (optional)- 1/2 tsp

10. Salt to taste

11. Peanuts – roasted- 25 gms

12. Oil- 3-4 tbsp

13. Baby peas- 40 gms

14. Carrot- 1/2

15. Ginger sliced – little

16. Lemon juice- 1 tsp

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Mains, Side dish

Indian style Spinach Red Kidney beans (Rajma) stir fry 

Legumes and greens are very popular in the Indian cuisine. We make sundals, add to dals, have it dry or in a gravy. This recipe shows a great combination of Spinach and red kidney beans along with some Indian seasonings. Very simple and nutritious dish packed with the protein of red kidney beans and the much needed vitamins from Spinach. Enjoy this dish on its own as a starter or along with some rice, roti.
Ingredients: serves 3-4

1. Spinach – 400 gms (used 1 bunch)

2. Red kidney beans- use canned or if raw soak it for few hours and pressure cook for 3-4 whistles)- 500 gms

3. Onion- 1 

4. Dry red chilli – 2-3

5. Mustard seeds- 1 tsp

6. Urid dal- 1/2 tsp

7. Oil – 2 tsps

8. Grated coconut- optional to garnish

9. Salt as required
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