Baked Mathari ~ Baked Indian Crackers

Baked mathari is a guilt free version of traditional Indian deep fried Indian crackers. Mathari is a popular North Indian snack. It is usually deep fried and today’s recipe is baked version from a cookbook. Classic Indian Cooking by Juli Sahni has both deep fried and a baked recipes. The baked mathari recipe is flavored […]

Corn Kheer & Corn Vada

Corn Kheer or Pala Padiyum is a milk based sweet made with corn puree. It is usually served with corn vada or makha garelu, although the kheer can be served as it is, as a sweet. Normally pala padiyum is made with rice or rice flour. While I was searching for desserts or sweets to […]

Crispy Corn

I usually do not use corn in rice or curries. I have tried frozen mixed vegetables which also has some corn in it but I really did not care much for the corn. I do not like sweet in my rice and curries and that is probably the reason I usually avoid cooking with corn […]

Esquites ~ Mexican Corn Salad

Esquites is a toasted corn salad from Mexico. It is a street food and a quick & easy recipe, ready in less than 15 minutes. Update – Images and the post updated in April 2018 Corn is my one of my favorite foods and I love it in any form. Here are a few corn […]

Choco Flan ~ Impossible Cake ~ Mexican Flan Cake in a Pressure Cooker

Choco flan, also known as the impossible cake is a Mexican flan cake. It is usually baked in an oven in a water bath for about an hour. I found a pressure cooker recipe and the pictures were very tempting to ignore. The cake is usually prepared in a tube pan or an angel food […]

Eggless Chocolate Cake in a Pressure Cooker

For the third day of the marathon, I have a cake baked in a pressure cooker. I had actually planned on pressure cooker caramel pudding but the recipe I was counting on failed me. I tried another recipe which was up to par but was not totally convinced it was worthy of putting it on […]

Potato Kurma ~ Curry in a Pressure Cooker

For the second day of this 3 day marathon, I have a very simple kurma or curry cooked in a pressure cooker. At my home, both at my in-laws and at my parents, shorva is very common curry (gravy) unlike the kurmas. Shorva is a gravy curry, not very thick, not very thin and more […]

Vegetable Pulao ~ Bagara in a Pressure Cooker

I use my pressure cooker(s) on a regular basic, at least two – three times a week, if not every day. I use it mostly for cooking lentils & legumes, goat meat and once in a while to cook bottle gourd. Although bottle gourd looks tender, at times it takes longer to cook and in […]

Beer Batter Shrimp

I have a folder of recipe paper cuttings from newspapers, magazines and some from back of product boxes. Today’s recipe is from a magazine Lady’s Home Journal, December edition from the 90s. I do not know where I got this recipe from as I do not remember ever buying or subscribing to a Lady’s Home […]

Cranberry Almond Wedges

The weather in our neck of the woods has been nasty the last couple of days. Tomorrow it is going to be cloudy and the temperatures are going to drop to almost freezing point. There was even snow in the forecast but looks like Mother Nature had some mercy on us. I am glad we […]

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