My visits to Bangalore are filled with shopping, visiting family and enjoying the delicious vegetarian food. Of all the food options, Chaat is my favorite. Every state has its own specialities. Bangalore is most popular for Nippat masala burger, Nippat masala, Masala puri, Churmuri and Tomato chaat. This is a recipe for Tomato Chaat. This an easy and healthy snack. Enjoy !
Thanks to Christine for this awesome recipe :). Bak Choy is a very popular leafy vegetable in Trinidad and I've had it many times and love it. Usually I just add Bak Choy to pasta or saute it with garlic and green chilies. Enjoy this mouthwatering dish !
6 large shitake mushrooms
11 baby bak choys
2-3 garlic cloves (peeled and minced)
1 cup Vegetab
Who doesn't like food on a stick such as lollipops, cotton
candy, popsicles and obviously Corn Dogs. Of all food on sticks, corn dogs have
always appealed the most to me. But, this dish is usually made with
sausages & being a vegetarian meant I could never taste it.
After unsuccessfully looking on the internet for a good recipe for
A Malaysian friend is always introducing me to the delicious food Malaysia has to offer. While visiting her the other day she treated us to this delicious Meatless Burger.Give this recipe a try and hope you enjoy it as much as we did :) Thanks Sadaf for this recipe!
Serves: 6 burgers
Veggie Patties or Hashbrowns
1 large onions peeled and sliced
white cheddar cheese sl
Frittatas are basically a baked omelette or a quiche. This is an egg-based dish which is very easy to make. Baking in the oven enriches and incorporates all the flavors. This is a very simple, easy melt in your mouth version. This was inspired by a recipe I saw on Food network. I coupled this with Green Pea soup to make a wholesome meal. Enjoy !
10 oz Spinach rough
Its been a while since I made anything Trinidadian so when we had family visiting I decided to make Trinidadian Tomato Choka. This dish is simple, easy and an excellent blend of flavors. To top that most of the ingredients used in this dish were grown in our home garden. The mouthwatering combination of fresh juicy ripened tomatoes and roasted garlic makes for a simple yet tantalizing&nbs
Hello everyone ... I wanted to share good news. My husband and I welcomed a new addition to our family, a baby boy. Its been an exciting couple of months. Motherhood has been a wonderful journey so far with my lil one.
My Mom is visiting and has taken over the kitchen which has two plus points, I get a break and I get to enjoy her delicious cooking :). She made her version of lemon
Payasam is a dish that is usually made for festivals or on special occasions. Moong Dal Payasam happens to be one of my husband's favorite dishes. This payasam is a South Indian speciality. Thanks Dipta for this recipe. Its easy to make and very delicious. Enjoy!
1 cup moong dal
3/4 cup jaggery
1/2 tsp crushed cardamom
Water (as needed)
A few weekends ago, on a rainy day, my husband and I decided to make some comfort food for the gloomy weather. We made Grilled Anaheim peppers, Potato Bread Roll, Potato Bonda and Fried Anaheim peppers. The stuffing for each recipe was the same, seasoned mashed potatoes. This dish can be easily grilled on a grill during the summer. Enjoy this mouth watering appetizer with your favorite c
I have been looking around for a dry (non-gravy) eggplant recipe and this one is absolutely delicious. Its easy to make and goes well with rice and dal or just as is. Enjoy this simple yet delicious Eggplant Fry. Bon Appetite :)
1 medium sized eggplant
1 pinch turmeric powder
1 tbsp rice flour
1 tsp Chili powder (to taste)
Salt to taste&n
Avocados are called butter fruit in India because of their creamy buttery taste which is exactly what this milkshake tastes like. Avocado milkshake is refreshing and easy to make. Another version of this recipe is to add 2 cups vanilla ice cream. Enjoy !
2 ripe avocados
2 cups milk
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
3-4 tbsps sugar (to tast
Summer is here and with it comes out lemonade, watermelons, allergies (:P), beach balls, swimming suits and most importantly the Grill. We may not like all the above mentioned but the Grill is definitely a hit. An evening of grilling was planned and on the menu was grilled vegetables and paneer marinated in a spicy yogurt sauce, grilled eggplant, grilled pineapple and grilled black bean burger
I have already posted a recipe for Dill and Mint Pulav on the blog. This recipe is my husband's version of Pulav using just Mint. Whenever my husband decides to cook I know I am in for a treat because he goes all out and cooks to perfection. Eggs were added to this dish to increase the protein content but eggs are optional and the pulav tastes just as delicious without it. Serve with raita.Giv
Indian ivy gourd or Tindora is a vegetable that resembles a miniature cucumber. I was introduced to it a few years ago by my husband's grandmother and she told me that its a vegetable that keeps you feeling full. It is rich in beta-carotene and is easy to make. Here is a simple stir-fry recipe for tindora which can be eaten with chappatis or dal and rice. Enjoy !
As you all know by now Egg Curry is one of my favorite dishes. A few weeks ago my husband decided to make a Kerala style Egg curry. We had this with hot puris and it was the perfect combination. Enjoy this easy and tasty dish !
4 hard boiled eggs (peeled and cut into halves)
2 onions peeled and chopped
1 tomato chopped
4-5 green chilies
A new twist to a traditional South Indian dish, cocktail idli is a quick and delicious snack that can be made within minutes. This particular recipe is light on the palate as its not spicy, yet carries its own distinctive flavor. Thanks Mehak for this delicious recipe :). Grated carrots and diced onions can be additions to this recipe. Serve hot with chutney or ketchup. Enjoy !
The first time I had Mirchi ka Salan was at an Indian restaurant in California and loved it.This dish is usually eaten with biryani or pulav but can also be eaten with chappatis. Spicy jalapeno combined with the rich peanut and coconut gravy gives this dish a distinct flavor. You can substitute the jalapenos for a less spicier chili if you like for eg. banana peppers. Enj
Happy Pongal and Happy New Year to you all !
Pongal is a harvest festival where Hindus give thanks to the Gods of Earth and Cattle. This festival is celebrated in South India and lasts for four days. Pongal gets its name from the Tamil word meaning "to boil". It is held in the month of January during the season when rice is harvested.
Pongal is usually either sweet or a spicy r
Sweet Paal pongal as the name suggests is a sweet rice dish made with sugar and milk. This dish is also made on Pongal or Sankranthi. Its a big hit for anyone who has a sweet tooth. Enjoy this easy and delicious dish !
4 cups milk
1/2 cup water
1 cup rice
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 tbsp cashews
1 tbsp raisins
1 tsp cardamom
2 strands saffron
Cranberries are very popular during Thanksgiving time and are used to make cranberry sauce, cranberry bread, cranberry pie etc. As it turns out cranberries have a naturally tangy taste and are perfect to make Indian pickles as well. This recipe was given to me by my Aunt in California and I finally got a chance to try it out. Its the perfect substitute to mangoes or gooseberries. Tha
Happy Valentine's Day :)
Yesterday was the day to celebrate love, the day to take the time to appreciate and treat your loved ones with gifts, chocolates, flowers or a special dessert. I decided to bake a Red Velvet cake for my husband as a surprise. I got this recipe from Food Network. The moist, rich deliciousness of the cake coupled with buttercream frosting was a definite treat. I dec
For all you Okra lovers out there, here is a quick, easy and tasty recipe. This recipe can be made using fresh bhindi or frozen. The delicious combination of spices and besan in the gravy leaves you wanting more. Kadhi Bhindi can be served with rice or chappatis. Enjoy this mouthwatering dish :)
2 cups Yogurt
1/2 cup besan or gram flour
Phoulorie is a fried snack that is popular in Trinidad, so popular that a song was made about it "Kaise bani kaise bani pholourie bina chutney kaise bani" (How was pholourie made without chutney) hehehe. This guest recipe for this delicious snack was given to me by a friend of mine Pooja Verma . She mentioned it on facebook and it rekindled the memories of having hot tasty pholourie with man
I was first introduced to Udon noodles at Noodles and Company by my sister in law and I loved it. I've been wanting to make it at home and with her help I was able to. This recipe has a delicious combination of sweet and tangy and its quick and easy. You can substitute any other vegetables if you want and for a delicious twist you can also add tofu. Thanks Dipta for this yummy recipe :)
My friend Sadaf made this delicious Malaysian Pandan Cake and it was absolutely delicious. Thanks Sadaf for sharing your recipe. Pandan paste is available at any Korean grocery store and is green in color which gives this cake its unique taste and color.The cake is moist and delicious in a melt in your mouth kind of way. Its an easy and scrumptious dessert. Happy Baking :)
My recent trip to California took me down memory lane as I did my Bachelors there.I reunited with close family and close friends. My friend Neha's Mom had made Potato Bread Rolls which were so delicious that I had to make some when I got back to Richmond. Thank you Asha Aunty for this mouth watering recipe :). Serve hot with Pudina Chutney. Bon Appetite :)
Breakfast Casseroles are easy to put together and can be made ahead of time. It is also a wholesome meal which is quite filling. I had this delicious casserole at a friend's Christmas Brunch and it was scrumptious. A very good choice for a brunch. Thanks Sadaf for this quick and delicious recipe. You can add onions, mushrooms, broccoli, spring onions or spinach to this casserole. Bon Appe
Egg Dosa is a dish that my mother-in-law used to make for my husband and is one of his favorites. I tried making it myself and had it for the first time. I found it to be an easy and delicious dish and also an easy way to add protein to the meal. Enjoy !!!
Serves: 1Ingredients:1 egg Black pepper to taste Salt to tasteDosa Batter (Dosa Recipe:http://swadishcuisine.blogspot