Poha Mixture ~ Flattened Rice Mixture

Poha mixture is a crispy, savory Indian snack with flattened rice, peanuts and fried gram. Poha is flattened rice and atukulu in Telugu. Atukula mixture is one of the easiest mixtures to prepare. Peanuts and fried gram are roasted along with curries leaves, chilies, cumin and mustard seeds, and then mixed with poha. It is […]

Fresh Cranberry Pecan Brownies

Fresh cranberry pecan brownies are rich, tart and not very sweet decadent brownies with lots of pecans. It is a great snack for anytime of the day and also a dessert with some icecream. What is Elevenses? Theme for this week is Elevenses. Elevenses is an English tradition where tea or light snack is served […]

Vankaya Masala Koora ~ Sauteed Indian Eggplant

Vankaya Masala koora is a dry Indian eggplant curry. It is a delicious side dish for rice and Indian flatbread. Sautéed eggplant is jazzed up with peanuts and sesame seeds powder. Easy Dinner Dishes Rice and flat breads are staple in Indian cuisine and are served with side dishes. Quick and easy side dishes are […]

Carrot Radish Salad ~ Gajar Mooli Koshimbir

Carrot radish salad is a quick, easy and delicious salad. It is a great side dish to serve with rice, roti or even grilled meats. Theme of the Week This week’s theme is meal time dishes and it could be any meal. The first recipe for this theme is carrot radish salad or gajar mooli […]

Instant Pot Carrot Sabudana Kheer ~ Tapioca Pudding

Instant Pot carrot sabudana kheer is a delicious, easy Indian sweet. Theme of the Week – Colorful Food As my regular readers know, I do blogging marathons with a group of bloggers and we post theme based recipes 3 times a week. Theme for this week is colorful food and the first recipe is Instant […]

Thandai, Sweet & Spicy Drink for Holi

Holi is a festival of colors, celebrated all across India. The way it is celebrated varies from region to region. Regardless of region, common element is playing with colors, applying to friends and family. In many western and northern Indian states, food is also an important element in celebrating this Spring festival. Apart from array […]

Multi Colored Vermicelli Pudding ~ Vermicelli Payasam

Vermicelli payasam or kheer is one of the traditional sweets prepared all across India. It is a delicious, quick & easy preparation for many festivals Vermicelli is also known as semiya or seviyan. To prepare paysam, roast it in ghee, then cook in milk and garnish with roasted nuts. As with any recipe, there are […]

Basundi ~ Creamy Milk Dessert

Basundi is a milk based sweet from western India. It is a thick sweetened milk, flavored with cardamom and saffron, garnished with pistachios and almonds. In some versions of basundi, powdered nuts are also used. Traditionally to prepare basundi, whole milk is boiled with constant stirring until it reduces to ⅔ or ½ the original […]

Banana Nut Bread ~ Martha Stewart’s Banana Bread

Banana nut bread is a dense bread cake made with ripe bananas. Today’s banana nut bread with sour cream is a rich and a moist bread by Martha Stewart. I followed the recipe to dot. It is a perfect bread to serve for breakfast, as a snack or during teatime. If one isn’t calories conscious, […]

Carrot Cake Cream Cheese Frosting

Carrot cake is a dense cake that resembles a loaf of bread. Grated carrots are added to cake and is spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg and mixed spices. It is served with or without frosting and common frosting for carrot cake is cream cheese frosting. Carrot cake cream cheese frosting is a classic cake to bake […]

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