Carrot Pachadi / Carrot Salad

Friday, August 15th is India’s 61st Independence Day. To celebrate the Independence Day, I bring you healthy, nutritious carrot pachadi with a patriotic theme. I garnished the pachadi with grated carrot, chopped onions and cilantro to look like an Indian flag. I used the tempered green chillies and mustard seeds to make the chakra of […]

Tuscan Mushrooms

When I saw Dee’s announcement for this month’s Herb Mania Basil, I decided I was going to send something this time for her event. I missed her last month’s event and never participate in Herb Mania before. I don’t use basil very much in my cooking and I had no idea what I was going […]

Sorakaya Pachadi / Bottle Gourd Chutney

Sorakaya or anyapakaya belongs to squash family and is called bottle gourd in english.  In Indian cooking, it is used to make curries, gravies, chutneys or a dessert.  Sorayakaya pachadi is one of my favorite pachadis  or chutneys.  When making chutneys, whole spices are roasted in oil and ground to a fine paste with other […]

Spinach Rice

Rice can be cooked in many varieties such as Biryani, vegetable pulav, green peas rice, green chana rice, spinach rice and so on. I cook all the above mentioned rice very often in my kitchen, except spinach rice. Any variety of rice served with raita is a feast to me. When I saw the Mixed […]

Mushroom Green Bell Pepper Curry

Total time: 30 minutes Preparation Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 20 minutes Serves: 3-4 Ingredients: 1 ½ – 2 tbsp Oil 1 Small Onion chopped 1 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste 3 Green chillies chopped 1 ½ tsp Coriander Powder ½ tsp Turmeric Powder 1 tsp Chili Powder Salt to taste 14 oz Mushrooms peeled and […]

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