Makar sankranti – The Indian Harvest Festival

Makara Sankranti is a Hindu festival celebrated in almost all parts of India.  It is a harvest festival and it marks the transition of the Sun into the zodiac sign of Makara rashi (Capricorn) on its celestial path. The day is also believed to mark the arrival of spring in India and is a traditional event.

Beetroot raita recipe

Beetroot raita is a very easy, healthy and tasty raita made with beetroot, chilled curd or yoghurt, cumin powder, red chilli powder and salt.  It is a no-0il recipe which goes well with pulao or biryani or any flavoured rice.  Beetroot raita is simple to make too with very few ingredients and is a very

Aval kesari recipe – Gokulashtami special

Aval kesari is very easy to prepare and gets ready in no time.  It is made from avalakki or poha or flattened rice, sugar, ghee, cardamom powder and nuts and is very delicious and tasty.  Aval kesari  can be prepared in a jiffy when you have little time to make any sweets.  This sweet is

Palak paneer recipe

Palak paneer is a North Indian cuisine dish prepared from spinach and cottage cheese in a thick smooth curry of pureed spinach, green chillies and garlic cloves.  It is best served with roti, naan or steamed rice or even jeera rice or biryani.  Palak paneer is a popular vegetarian dish in North India. It is

Adai recipe or mixed lentils dosa recipe – healthy breakfast recipe

Adai is a healthy breakfast dish made from rice and lentils. Since it is a mix of different dals with rice, it is very high in protein content and make this dish protein rich. It does not require any elaborate preparation and is very simple to make.  Adai is best served with avial, butter or powdered

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