Quick and Easy Recipes

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 […]

Makha Butta with Ellipaya Miram

Makha butta or corn on the cob is one of my favorite food, prepared in any form. Whenever I see fresh corn in the stores, it reminds me of street side vendors back home. During the corn season, these vendors are every where selling fresh corn or roasted corn. They roast the cobs on coal […]

Spicy Egg Mushroom Rolls

Few weeks ago, when I was browsing the through the blogs, I came across Meeta’s blog What’s for Lunch, Honey? She has a yummy blog and her spicy egg mushroom rolls caught my eyes. It is a quick and easy recipe and requires no before hand preparation. I made it couple of times and thought […]

Tandoori Chicken

Who says we need a barbeque grill for enjoying grilled food? I don’t have a patio nor a barbeque grill. But I enjoy grilled food anytime of the year, whenever I am in mood for some grilled food. I use my oven to grill my meats and vegetables and sometimes I do it on the […]

Mango Pie

Mango Pie is an easy recipe to prepare. One of my cousin’s makes delicious desserts and is Queen of Desserts. She makes yummy souffles and I am adapting her recipe to prepare this pie. I wanted to send this to Meeta for her Monthly Mingle: Mango Mania event but some how I missed the deadline. […]

Corn Salad with Yogurt Dressing ~ Corn Raita

Corn raita is Indian version of corn salad in yogurt dressing. This is a quick, easy, under 15 minutes recipe and makes a great side dish as well as a light snack. Update March 2018 – This post is updated with new images and re-edited in March 2018. Corn is one of my favorite foods […]

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 […]

Fried or Sauteed Sweet Corn Kernels

How to make Fried or Sauteed Sweet Corn Kernels Total Time: 15 minutes Preparation Time: 2 minutes Cooking Time: 10 minutes Serves: 1-2 Ingredients: 1 tbsp Oil 3 Curry Leaves (opt) 1/4 tsp Mustard Seeds 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds 1/2 small size Onion chopped 3 Green Chillies chopped (adjust to your taste) 1 tsp Garlic […]

Onion Raita / Onion Salad in Yogurt

Preparation Time: 10 minutes Ingredients: 1 small Onion chopped or diced 1 small Tomato thinly diced 2 Green Chillies seeded and chopped Cilantro chopped 1/2 tsp Lime Juice 1 cup Non Fat Yogurt 1 tbsp Non Fat Sour Cream (opt)  Salt to taste Method: Mix all the ingredients together refrigerate until ready to serve.

Murmura Upma

Total Time: 15 minutes Preparation Time: 5 minutes Cooking Time: 10 minutes Serves: 3 Ingredients: 2 tbsp Oil 4-6 Curry Leaves ½ tsp Jeera ½ tsp Mustard Seeds 1 small Onion chopped 10-12 Green Chillies chopped 2 tsp Garlic Paste ½ tsp Turmeric Powder Salt to taste 15 cups Murmuras or Puffed Rice Cilantro chopped for garnish […]

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