Saturday, November 21, 2015

Vegetable Clear Soup

This is a very easy and healthy soup. You may add any vegetable of your choice. You can even add tiny pieces of Tofu or Paneer to lure the little ones to this soup. This recipe serves 4-5 people.

  • 2 bowls of chopped veggies like Carrot, Broccoli, Beans, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Potato, Zucchini, Paneer / Tofu or any vegetable of your choice. These Veggies should be chopped very finely.
  • 3 cups of Water
  • 1 tsp Salt (Adjust to taste)
  • 1 tsp Pepper Powder (Adjust to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp Finely chopped Dill/ Coriander leaves to garnish (Optional)

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Kara Boondhi

Happy Diwali !!! 

Kara Boondi is my daughter's favorite and here is a simple recipe for it. Once you have all the ingredients ready, it will take only 30 min to make the snack.

  • 2 cups Besan
  • 1/4 cup Rice Flour
  • 1 tsp Salt (adjust to taste)
  • 1 tsp Chilly Powder ( Adjust to Taste)
  • 1 tsp Ghee
  • 1/4 tsp Asafoetida
  • Curry Leaves - handful
  • 1/2 cup Peanuts
  • Oil to deep fry
Utensils required: Big Perforated spoon with round holes for making the boondis, laddle and a perforated spoon to remove the boondis from oil.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Veggie Pasta

This is a an easy and quick recipe that is loved at our home. I use the bow-tie pasta as my daughter likes that shape but you can use any type of pasta for this recipe. I generally dont use any cheese as the white sauce gives a creamy taste but if you do like to have a cheesy pasta, then in the end add some grated rennet free cheese just before serving.

For Cooking Pasta
  • 1 cup Pasta
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • Water (to cover the Pasta)
For Pasta Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tbsp All Purpose Flour (Maida)
  • 1/4 cup Milk
  • 1 tbsp Tomato Paste (or 1 Tomato pureed)
  • 1/4 tsp Oregano 
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp Red Chilly Powder (Adjust to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp Salt (Adjust to taste)
  • 1 cup chopped Vegetables (Cauliflower, Carrots, Peas, Beans, Corn)

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Set Dosa (Sponge Dosa)

This is a popular dish of Karnataka. This dosa comes out so soft like a sponge that it is also called sponge dosa and it tastes great even when it is not hot.

  • 4 Raw rice
  • 1 cup Avil (Poha or beaten rice)
  • 1/2 cup Urad dal
  • 2 tsp Methi seeds
  • 1 tsp Salt (Adjust to taste)

Curries for Indian Flatbreads

Paneer Butter Masala
Methi Malai Mutter
Channa Masala