Watermelon Melody for Sapana’s Virtual Baby Shower

Watermelon melody is a delicious smoothie with watermelon and banana. Great way to beat the summer heat and a drink for anytime of the day. One of our blogging marathoners, Sapana from “Cooking with Sapana” is expecting a baby in couple of months and the group decided to throw her a virtual baby shower. The […]

Mango Shrikhand ~ Amrakhand

Mango Shrikhand is mango flavored yogurt, a popular sweet in western parts of India. It is a mixture of thick yogurt and mango pulp, a delicious dessert. Today we start another week of the blogging marathon and theme of the week is Mango Mania. When I sat down to make a list of recipes for […]

Kale Channa ki Kadhi from Rajasthan

Rajasthan is the largest Indian state. The state borders Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab. It shares an international border with Pakistan. The Thar Dessert in Rajasthan forms a natural border between India and Pakistan on the Northwestern part. This state is a historical state, rich in culture and heritage. The civilization dates […]

Kashmiri Rogan Josh

Jammu & Kashmir is the northern most state of India which shares a border with Himachal Pradesh and Punjab in the south and an international border with China & Pakistan in the East, North East and Pakistan in the west. Jammu Kashmir consists of three regions; Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh. Srinagar is the summer capital […]

Chana Madra from Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh is located in the Western Himalayas and is a beautiful scenic state. Most of the population lives in the rural areas and the capital city Shimla is well urbanized. It borders Jammu Kashmir in the north, Punjab on the west & south west, Haryana and Uttarakhand on the south east, and Tibet Autonomous […]

Radish and Yogurt Chutney ~ Raita

For the last week of cooking form cookbook challenge I have a very quick and easy raita from Anjum Anand’s New Indian cookbook. According to Anjum, this raita is called chutney in Kashmir and is served as a dip for kebabs. These two pictures were taken on two different days. Above was shot this morning […]

Dondakaya Perugu Pachadi ~ Ivy Gourd in Mustard Yogurt Dressing

Few years ago, during my first visit back to India, one of our aunts invited us for lunch. One of the items on the menu was dondakaya perugu pachadi and I liked it a lot. She chopped dondakaya and made raita or perugu pachadi with raw dondakaya. The crunchy raw vegetable in seasoned yogurt was […]

BM#3 Day 5: Beetroot Raita

For the 5th day of the marathon, I am here to share a raita recipe I tried from US Masala. I love raitas and try to make it various vegetables.  I have already shared tomato raita, brinjal raita, spinach raita, cabbage raita and onion raita.  As I was going through US Masala blog, I came […]

Cabbage Cucumber Salad with Mustard Yogurt Dressing

The name of the recipe sounds very fancy, doesn’t it?  Well, it is non other than cabbage cucumber raita. I bookmarked the recipe over two years ago when Nupur did a guest post on Sailu’s Kitchen.  The recipe she posted is a salad but I modified it to raita.  Every time I post a raita […]

Bengali Cheese Cake, Bhapa Doi

Bhapa Doi or steamed yogurt is a traditional Bengali cheese cake which  is prepared by steaming sweetened yogurt.  To simplify the steaming process in our modern kitchens, sweetened yogurt is baked in a water bath to make this delicious dessert. I followed  this  recipe exactly as given, except the baking time. The recipe called for […]

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