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Bombay Toast

Need a quick and easy snack that can satiate your cravings in a jiffy? Try this crispy Indian style French toast, which is also popularly called Bombay Toast. Made with just bread, sugar, eggs and milk, this recipe can be made with easily available kitchen ingredients. Garnish with some strawberries and enjoy it with your loved ones. You can have it for breakfast or for snack during tea time Ingredients 4 slices bread slices1/2 cup milk4 medium...

Pea Bhaji

This pea bhaji recipe  illustrates the versatility of this crispy fried fritter by using fresh green peas, serving them alongside a pot of silky smooth crème dip PEA BHAJIS 300g of frozen peas, defrosted60g of gram flour50g of cornflour2 tsp mild curry powder1 tsp fennel seeds, lightly toasted1/2 tsp ground coriander juice of a half limewater, cold2g of sea salt Method 1.To begin, whisk all of the dry ingredients together. Add the lime...

KERALA APPAM MADE WITH BROWN RICE

I tried tweaking the recipe a bit and made appam with brown rice and I am really glad that I did. The fluffy, lacey appams with crisp edges are nothing but outstanding. I am sure this recipe will become a regular at your homes. Do give it a try! Recipe for making Kerala Brown Rice Appam – made with soaked and ground brown rice and coconut. These lacey appams make a delicious breakfast. INGREDIENTS 1.5 cups brown rice1/3 cup fresh...

whole-wheat masala buns (khara bun)

While the nuttier whole-wheat flavor is an acquired taste, it certainly goes well in breads, buns and anything savory.  These are just savory buns flavored with mint leaves and onions with a wheat-flour base. Using buttermilk and adequate good quality yeast ensure you get the fluffy bread texture we all love. These buns are very popular in India (especially south Indian bakeries) – and for good reason too. They taste amazing as is,...

Instant oats idli

Instant oats idli perfect for breakfast, one of the tasty and healthy Indian oats breakfast recipes. Its very healthy and you should make your children eat. This is not different from your regular idli. It tastes really nice along with some good coconut chutney .Choice of veggies is upto to you. Ingredients 1 cup Oats quick cook½ cup Wheat rava ½ cup plain yogurt2 tbsp Grated carrot½ cup Water +more if neededsalt - As...

Onion Rava Masala Dosa

Dosa is a popular South Indian dish which we all love so much because of its versatility. While preparing dosa, the culinary possibilities are endless. One of the many varieties of dosa that we love is Onion rava masala dosa. It is another delicious variety of dosa that can be easily made at home. For making this recipe, you will require rava, rice flour, onion and spices to bring the delectable flavor in the hot and crispy Dosas. Prepare the...

Cauliflower Pizza

The BEST cauliflower pizza crust you'll ever make! Learn exactly how to make cauliflower pizza crust that's flavorful, low carb and packed with fiber & protein. Top it with whatever your heart desires. You'll make this cauliflower pizza crust recipe again and again! Ingredients 1 medium head of cauliflower, broken into florets1 egg3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese¼ cup grated parmesan cheese1 ½ tablespoons coconut...

Eggless Cake Rusk

Eggless Cake Rusk made with basic pantry ingredients make the perfect crispy chai time treat! They are great to dunk in your coffee too! Crunchy & buttery, these eggless Cake Rusk and chai are a match made in heaven. INGREDIENTS ▢1 cup all purpose flour 130 grams▢1.25 teaspoon baking powder▢1/4 teaspoon baking soda▢ pinch salt▢1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temperature▢1/2 cup granulated white sugar 100 grams, can...

Smoked Tandoori Paneer Sandwich

This Tandoori Paneer Sandwich has a spicy paneer filling with cilantro chutney, sriracha mayonnaise & cheese! It’s spicy, cheesy and has a infused smoky flavor through charcoal. It makes the perfect brunch for the weekend. INGREDIENTS ▢ paneer 226 grams, cut into 1.5-2 inch pieces▢1/4 cup plain yogurt make sure it's thick yogurt▢1 teaspoon mustard oil▢2 teaspoons tandoori masala▢1 teaspoon kashmiri red chili...

Instant Pot Saffron Quinoa with Cashews & Raisins

Here’s any easy side dish for the holidays- Saffron Quinoa with Cashews, Raisins & Dried Cranberries. Made in the Instant Pot, this aromatic dish is vegan and gluten-free. This Saffron Quinoa ✔is easy to make in the Instant Pot. ✔makes a great vegan side dish for Thanksgiving. ✔is wonderfully fragrant from the spices. ✔one-pot dish and also gluten-free. This recipe uses a lot of spices which makes it very fragrant. Add to it the...

Coconut Dosa

Popular in Kerala, Karnataka and in parts of Tamil Nadu, this dosa is served as a breakfast dish with chutney and sambar. Since urad dal is not added, Dosai will be very soft and fluffy. Ingredients: Coconut – 2 cups, gratedRaw Rice – 200 gmsOil as requiredSalt as per tasteJeera – 1 tsp (optional) Method: Soak the rice for 60 minutes.Drain well and grind to a smooth batter.Add salt, jeera and grated coconut.Mix well.Keep aside for 15 to...

Osmania Biscuits

Any foodie who has been to Hyderabad would associate Dum Biryani and Osmania Biscuits. Few days back, a friend had brought some Osmania biscuits from Hyderabad. As I was munching on them, it dawned on me that the one I had made some time back, tasted very different. INGREDIENTS   150 gms Flour75 gms Rice flour150 gms Butter1 - 1/2 teaspoons Salt70 gms Caster sugar INSTRUCTIONS  Preheat oven...

Adai – South Indian Style Dosai

My mom used to make so many varieties of Adai, she had different combos of lentils and prepared it so well with some nice coconut chutneys. This has recipe she would make for us either for morning breakfast or evening snacks. Nevertheless we enjoyed every time she made Ingredients 1 cup Raw rice1 cup Idli rice/ parboiled rice½ cup Chana dal¼ cup Toor dal⅛ cup Urad dal⅛ cup Moong dal1 cup Small...

Healthy Quick Chelka

Ingredients 2 - medium carrots, well chopped1 - onion, chopped10 - garlic cloves, choppedGreen chilli1/4 - garlic, chopped1/2 cup - besan1/2 cup - wheat flourSalt as per tasteGreen coriander, well chopped4 tbsps.p - Mustard oil1 cup - Water How to Make Healthy Quick Chelka Take a bowl, mix besan, wheat flour, add the other ingredients, mix well with one cup of water and keep aside.Heat 2 tsp oil in non-stick pan.Add the mixture to the pan and...

Bread Vadai

Ingredients 4 slice White bread2 tablespoon Rice flour1 pinch Baking soda3 tablespoon Water1/2 teaspoon Salt2 tablespoon Onion preferably baby onions, chopped1 each Green Chilli minced2 teaspoon Ginger minced1 tablespoon Coriander leaves chopped1 cup Oil for deep frying Instructions Tear the bread into tiny crumbs.Add in...