A memorable Culinary Journey!

Month: July 2013

Dal Palak

Dal Palak

Lentils are an important part of Indian diet.Now they have become popular on an international level as  well.There is no country which has not been introduced to our humble “Daal – Chawal” and has not liked it.Here I am making a very nutritious and tasty […]

Punjabi Pakoda Kadhi

Punjabi Pakoda Kadhi

When it comes to comfort food this is something very close to my heart!When my grandparents relocated to Lucknow in the 1950’s they lived next door to a widowed lady – Mrs Shrivastava who was an AMAZING cook.She taught basic recipes to my grandma which […]

Rava Maida Dosa(Semolina-Flour Crepes)

Rava Maida Dosa(Semolina-Flour Crepes)

The beauty of this Dosa is the ease and absolute “no-time” in which it is made.Its chewy in the middle and crunchy from the sides.People who have sudden guests or do not want to labor much can make this Dosa and feel comforted by the […]

Gatte Ka Pulao(Gram Flour Dumplings with Rice)

Gatte Ka Pulao(Gram Flour Dumplings with Rice)

Sometimes it pays to invent things…and then they click!Well this dish was in my mind since I made Gatte ki Kadhi last Sunday and I was actually thinking that if the “Gattas” are blended with rice to make a pulao..how is that going to be.The […]

Sweet Saffron Mango Pulao

Sweet Saffron Mango Pulao

Mangoes are in season and we all love making different treats from the King of fruits.Lately there has been a wave of inventions in which the mango-primarily a sweet fruit has been used in the preparation of savory dishes and sauces.I somehow love sweet rice,especially […]

Spaghetti with Corn Balls in Tomato Sauce

Spaghetti with Corn Balls in Tomato Sauce

This dish won me the Second Prize in renowned Chef Ritu Dalmia’s Diva Green Contest in July 2013.I love Italian food and this is one of the innovations I did.I substituted the “meatballs” in the original dish with Corn Balls thus making this dish suitable […]

Muthusaram(Mullu Murukku) – Crispy spirals of deep fried rice and lentil flour dough!

Muthusaram(Mullu Murukku) – Crispy spirals of deep fried rice and lentil flour dough!

When it comes to savory snacks there are quite a few which may not be that popular with the general populace of India.While Samosas take the cake with a crown for the best known international snack from India, I am taking you to my own […]

Red Chili Pickle

Red Chili Pickle

How many of you love pickles?Almost ALL!Well I would say here that the Indian version of pickles are quite hot,pungent and spicy!The Western style of pickling revolves around preserving fruits and vegetables and the lovely process of canning and storing.Normally the pickles are stored in […]

Amla Candy

Amla Candy

Amla or what we call as Indian Gooseberry is a sour,bitter,astringent and fibrous fruit consumed widely for its numerous benefits.The scientific name is Phyllanthus Embelica and the fruit has a wide variety of uses! 1.Preserved in brine and turmeric and used as a body cooler in summers. […]

Nutritious Colored Rava Idlis

Nutritious Colored Rava Idlis

This recipe is adapted from Nita Mehta’s cooking classes which a friend of mine attended.She gave me this recipe and I made it.It was so delicious and so nutritive at the same time that I could not refrain from sharing it!The Idlis look so pretty […]