Apple halwa or seb ka halwa recipe

Apple halwa is a very simple and easy dessert made from apples, sugar, ghee, mawa and nuts.  It does not require any special ingredients.  Apple halwa is delicious and nutritious sweet dish and can be made during special occasions and celebrations.  Its amazingly delicious and leaves one longing for more!!   It can be enjoyed

Crispy onion pakodas/pakoras or kanda bhaji or onion fritters recipe

Onion pakoras or pakodas  is a very popular Indian snack where onions are battered with besan or chickpeas flour along with spices and deep fried in cooking oil.  It is a popular teatime snack  and tastes best as it is or  with ketchup or green chutney and best enjoyed on pleasant monsoon season or winter

Jeera (cumin seeds) rice recipe (cumin flavoured rice)

Jeera rice or Zeera rice is a flavoured Indian dish prepared from rice and cumin seeds.  It is very popular in North India and very easy to prepare unlike  a biryani.  The main ingredients for jeera rice are rice, cumin seeds and any vegetable oil/butter/ghee.  It is one of the most simplest, easiest but most

Semolina (rava) cake/basbousa recipe

Semolina cake or basbousa are small cakes which are made from semolina, milk, all purpose flour and coconut which are the main ingredients and soaked in sugar syrup.  They are very easy to make and delicious too.  Basbousa or semolina cakes are traditional desserts from Turkish cuisine.  Basbousa or sweet semolina cake flavoured with rose

Chocolate nankhatai recipe

Chocolate nankhatai is a crunchy, delicious and easy to make sweet recipe.  It is made with all purpose flour, powdered sugar, butter, cardamom powder and with a flavour of little cocoa powder which gives a good colour as well as taste too.  Chocolate nankhatai  can be made for Diwali festival or Christmas and is best enjoyed

Spicy puffed rice (mandakki oggarane) / seasoned puffed rice recipe

Spicy puffed rice/mandakki oggarane  is a very healthy and delicious snack prepared with puffed rice, onions, tomatoes, green chillies, peanuts and mild spices.  It can be had as a evening snack with a cup of tea.  Mandakki oggarane is a tasty  and quick snack from North Western Karnataka.  It is very easy to make too and

Green peas masala/curry recipe

Green peas masala curry is a delicious and a great side dish for rotis, chapatis, phulkas or even pulaos.  It is a very easy and simple to make curry made with fresh green peas, onions and tomatoes and cooked in a spicy gravy.  Green peas are available throughout the year in frozen form, but during

Green peas soup recipe

Green peas are winter crops and fresh peas are easily available in the market  from December till March end.  Green peas are one of the most nutritious vegetable  rich in  minerals, vitamins and anti-oxidants and they are also low on calories. While shopping for green peas look for fresh pods that are full, heavy in hands

Spicy puffed rice/murmura chivda recipe

Spiced puffed rice or murmura chivda  recipe is a very healthy and delicious snack made from puffed rice, peanuts, roasted dal, curry leaves, red chilli powder, sugar and salt.  It is very easy and quick to make too and makes up for a tasty evening snack alongwith hot tea.  Spiced puffed rice chivda can also be

Gond or gaund ke ladoo/laddu recipe

Gond is a natural edible gum  and is available in crystal form and it is slightly yellowish translucent in color.  Gond is a kind of edible resin and is available in supermarkets as gum resin. It looks like lightweight, transparent crystals and are roasted in ghee before use. Gond ladoo is especially made during winter months,