Vegetable pongal recipe – How to make vegetable pongal recipe – pongal recipes

Pongal is an important dish prepared  during pongal festival in Tamil Nadu and Sankranthi festival in Andhra Pradesh. People pray to Sun God on this occasion. In Tamil language, ‘pongal’ means ‘boiling over’. On that day, women boil the new rice with fresh milk and jaggery and allow it to overflow the pots. It is

Gajar ka halwa recipe – Carrot halwa recipe in pressure cooker – Instant carrot halwa recipe – winter recipes

Gajar ka halwa is also called as carrot halwa, gajrela or gajar pak.  It is a carrot based sweet dessert  made by carrots, sugar, ghee, cardamom powder and nuts.  It is a very popular  dessert in North India especially during winters, when fresh juicy red carrots are available in plenty in the market.    You

Methi matar malai recipe – How to make methi matar malai recipe – winter recipes

Methi matar malai (fenugreek leaves and green peas curry) is a rich popular North Indian dish made from fenugreek leaves, green peas and fresh milk cream.  It is best served with rotis and naans.  This dish has a more creamier texture and slightly sweet taste, without adding much spices to  it.  Green chillies are added

Sweet potato chaat recipe – How to make sweet potato or shakarkandi chaat recipe – chaat recipes

Sweet potato chaat – a healthy and delicious chaat recipe made with sweet potatoes and spices and garnished with chopped onions, sev, roasted peanuts and pomegranate seeds.  This chaat is very popular in North India, especially during winter seasons, when sweet potatoes are available in plenty.  It makes for a great snack and has a

Homemade rasam powder/saaru podi recipe – How to make rasam powder/rasam podi recipe

Rasam powder is a very traditional and popular spice powder, which is used to make varieties of rasam.   It is a mixture of  ground spices which is used for preparing  rasam, a South Indian  lentil soup.  There are different recipes of making rasam powder and it varies  by region to region.  This recipe has been

Sweet and spicy amla chutney – How to make amla chutney recipe – amla recipes

Indian gooseberry is called as amla in Hindi and nellikai in Kannada and Tamil.  Amla is an antidote to various winter maladies like cold, flu and coughs.  It is an immunity booster since it is high in Vitamin C and and is used to treat various ailments.  The other dishes which you can make from

South Indian beans fry | Beans poriyal recipe – How to make french beans subzi recipe | side dish

South Indian French beans stir fry or beans poriyal  is a simple side dish made with French beans and cooked with coconut, cumin seeds and red chillies.  It is served as an accompaniment for rice.  Poriyal is a Tamil word for shallow frying along with mild spices. This recipe is one of the easiest and

Capsicum besan subzi/ bhaji recipe – How to make Shimla mirch besan recipe – Capsicum recipes

Capsicum besan bhaji is a dry curry recipe made with capsicum (green bell pepper), gram flour (besan) and spices.  Besan not only enhances the taste of the vegetable but also binds  the spices together.  This is a easy and simple North Indian dry vegetable subzi which is served as a side dish for rotis and

Moong dal laddu recipe – How to make moong dal ladoo (moong ke ladoo) recipe – Diwali sweet recipes

Moong dal ladoo is a very popular Indian sweet made with yellow moong dal, sugar, ghee and garnished with nuts. It is very popular in North India especially during winter season. Moong dal ladoo is also called as pasi paruppu ladoo in Tamil Nadu. It is done during Diwali festivals and other special occasions. Moong

Sabudana vada recipe – How to make sabudana vada recipe – Indian snacks

Sabudana vada is a very popular deep fried snack from Maharashtra and is generally eaten as a light meal during fasting days. Sabudana vada is also called as sago vada as the main ingredient used is sago pearls. It is a nutritious and crunchy snack especially served during religious festivals and fasting days.  It is