Lauki (Bottle Gourd) Raita

Desserts, chutneys, pickles, Ekadashi

Lauki or Bottle gourd mixed with yogurt makes a delicious, cooling and quick Ekadashi recipe. A perfect side dish which is very light on the stomach and is a great accompaniment with pakoras, wadas or bhajiyas. Ingredients:1 medium size bottle gourd1- 1/2 tablespoons cumin seeds1-2 green chilliessalt as per taste750 grams yogurt4-5 curry leaves2 tablespoons …

Tapioca Potato Clear soup

Dals, Soups, Kadhis, Ekadashi

Soaked tapioca granules combined together with boiled potatoes and few selective spices gives rise to this delicious clear soup.A unique Ekadashi Soup! Serves 4 Ingredients 1 medium boiled potato ½ cup of tapioca granules (Soaked in water for 30-50 minutes) ½ cup chopped cilantro 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 2 finely chopped green chillies 2-3 curry …

Puffed Rice Chewda

Savories

This is a simple snack chewda, very mild in flavour andtasty at the same time. This is one of my favorite snack which I add to the salted buttermilk and relish it. Makes nearly 6 cups Ingredients 5 cups puffed rice ½ teaspoon turmeric powder ¼ teaspoon red chilli powder 1 tablespoon oil 2 cups …

GNOCCHI SOUP

Dals, Soups, Kadhis

A soft dough dumpling made often from Potatoes and semolina makes a good soup when mixed with steamed vegetables and spiced with Italian herbs. A wholesome meal alone for this season of spring!!! Serves 4 bowls Ingredients: 500 gms  of Gnocchi ½ cup of all-purpose flour 3 cups of mixed steamed vegetables 4-5 cups of vegetable …

EKADASHI TAPIOCA (SAGO) BALLS

Ekadashi, Savories

My most liked option during fasting is making these crispy stretchy grain free balls. Rolled with few spices and good amount of cilantro makes a good meal with some fresh chutney or soup. Makes 20 Tapioca BallsIngredients for tapioca balls:1 ½ cups of soaked tapioca granules (nearly for 30 minutes in 2 cups water)1 big or 2 …

Paneer Tikka Gravy Masala

Sabjis

This recipe has two parts, first marination and frying of paneer (hardened indian cheese) and vegetables with fine spices and then cooking them in a thick creamy gravy together. A perfect combination of pretty rich and heavy meal. Serves 4 Ingredients For panner tikka 3 tablespoons ghee/clarified butter 1- ½ to 2 cups cube cut …

Apple Pie

Desserts, chutneys, pickles

A traditional dessert recipe made commonly during seasonal festivals. In this recipe, the apples are baked slowly in the sauce covered by top and bottom layer of pie crust. 6-9 inches pie Ingredients: DOUGH FOR PIE CRUST 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt ¾ cup butter cubes Between ¼ – ½ cup cold water …

Lemongrass Seitan

Asian Noodles, Pastas

In this recipe we will see how the homemade seitan (wheat gluten) cut in various shapes can be used for making a gingery lemongrass stir fry. Serves 2 Ingredients 2 cups coated strip shaped seitan 2-3 big cabbage leaves cut in Julienne slices or ½ cup shredded cabbage ½ cup shredded carrots or carrot strips …

Banana Methi Thepla

Breads,Buns

Fenugreek leaves have a reservoir of medicinal properties. The slight bitterness of fenugreek and sweet flavour of banana makes a good combination of Theplas. Mixed with other spices this thepla not only has wonderful flavours but also has pleasing texture to it. Around 10 chapatis Ingredients: 2 cups whole wheat flour (best is durum flour) 1 cup …

Veg Biryani

Rice

Here I am presenting to you an aromatic full of different flavors and traditional spices restaurant style Biryani which you can prepare at home. This Biryani will boost your appetite and awaken your senses, try it yourself to believe! Serves 4 Ingredients: 2 sticks of celery and carrots (cut in long and thick slices) 20 cauliflower florets 1- ½ cups of …

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