Cucumber kosambari recipe/cucumber moong dal salad/southekayi kosambari recipe – Karnataka recipes

Kosambari is a south indian salad made from lentils and seasoned with mustard seeds and curry leaves.  Cucumber is also added to kosambari, especially during summers, to have a cooling effect on the body.   ‘Southekayi’ means ‘cucumber’ in kannada language.  This salad is sometimes eaten as a snack, but usually it is a part

Beetroot halwa recipe – How to make beetroot halwa recipe – halwa recipes

Beetroot halwa is a delicious sweet dish made with beetroots, milk, sugar and nuts.  The recipe of making beetroot halwa is very similar to that of making carrot halwa.   Beetroots gives a nice colour and taste to the halwa.  The halwa is made aromatic by adding the cardamom powder.  You can also add condensed

Soya Chunks Pulao recipe – How to make Soya chunks rice recipe – rice recipes

Soya chunks pulao – a simple and nutritious pulao recipe made with basmati rice and soya chunks with an aromatic flavor from the whole spices.   Soya chunks or nuggets are full of proteins and rich in vitamins, minerals and other nutrients proven to help lower cholesterol and loss of bone mass.  It is a  vegetarian high

Tomato dal recipe – How to make andhra tomato pappu recipe – Tomato pappu recipe

Dal also called as lentils or split pulses is a staple Indian cuisine normally eaten with chapathis, naans or rice.  In India, it is eaten with rice and with a wheat flatbread called roti. The manner in which it is cooked and presented varies by region. Andhra tomato pappu or tomato dal is a very popular

French beans subzi – Maharashtrian style recipe – How to make Farasbi chi sabzi – side dish for rotis

French beans subzi is a simple recipe made with French beans in Maharashtrian style with peanuts and goda masala as the main ingredients. Peanuts give a nutty taste  and goda masala gives a unique flavor to this dish.   French beans are low in calories and fat and contains no cholesterol.  The fiber content is

Kayi holige recipe – kayi obbattu recipe – coconut puran poli – Holi recipes

Kayi holige is a very popular sweet dish from North Karnataka.  It is very similar to puran poli which is prepared in Maharashtra.  For puran poli, the stuffing is made with boiled chana dal, jaggery, ghee and cardamom powder and the outer cover is prepared from maida or all purpose flour. But kayi holige is

Tomato oats recipe – How to make tomato oats recipe – Healthy breakfast recipes

Tomato oats is a healthy breakfast dish made with oats.  This is a very nutritious and wholesome snack which can be prepared in less than half an hour.   Oats have lot of health benefits and are a great substitute to a lot of Indian grains and cereals in the Indian diet.  They help lower

Strawberry jam recipe – How to make homemade strawberry jam recipe

Homemade strawberry jam — a very easy to make jam recipe with fresh strawberries, sugar and lemon juice.  This recipe is made without the use of preservatives.  Lemon juices gives a nice flavor to the jam.  If you prefer a smooth jam, then you can puree the strawberries and then make the jam.  If you

Gajar matar subzi – How to make gajar matar sabzi recipe – side dish for rotis

Gajar matar subzi is a healthy and easy to make vegetable and a perfect side dish for rotis, parathas or phulkas.  This sabzi is very popular and commonly made during the winter season in North India.  Fresh peas and carrots are easily available and in plenty during the winters.  This side dish is very simple

Dry fruits ladoo recipe -How to make dry fruits laddu recipe – no sugar quick ladoo recipe

Dry fruits ladoo is a no sugar, no jaggery ladoo recipe made with dates, ghee and mixed nuts.  The sweetness to this ladoo comes from the dates and moreover it is very healthy too.  Dry fruits ladoos are traditionally prepared during festival days like Diwali, Janmashtami or Shivratri.  It is an ideal dish which can