Cucumber thalipeeth or cucumber pancake recipe

Thalipeeth is a very popular and delicious multigrain pancake from Maharashtra. The dough is prepared from different flours like rice flour, gram flour or bajra flour. Onions, fresh vegetables, coriander leaves and spices are then added to it while kneading the flour. Thalipeeth is generally served with curd or pickle. Here in this recipe I have added cucumber to the flours and mixed with spices. Cucumber gives a cooling effect to our body especially during summer season.

Mango banana smoothie recipe

Smoothie is a blended and sweetened beverage made from fresh fruits and milk or yoghurt. Smoothies are ideal for breakfast as it is more filling and nutritious and they are generally milk or curd based mixed with fruits. Milk/curd added to it gives a thick, creamy, milkshake like texture. Mango banana smoothie is a wonderful combination of mangoes and bananas and when served chilled it is a delight for both elders and kids.

Medu vada recipe

Medu vada is a very popular and favourite dish in South India. Medu means soft and hence the name as medu vada means soft vadas. Medu vadas are made with urad dal batter which is spiced with green chillies, ginger, coriander leaves, black pepper and salt. They are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside and a hole in the centre is the important highlight of medu vadas. Medu vadas are a tradional South Indian dish which can be served as a side dish or snack with sambar or coconut chutney as an accompaniment. Urad dal is soaked for 4-5 hrs and ground to a smooth paste. There is no need for fermentation as the batter can be used for making vadas immediately.

Tomato rasam recipe

Rasam or saaru is a South Indian soup, made with tamarind juice, tomatoes, rasam powder, turdal and coriander leaves which are the main ingredients. Traditionally, rasam is served with rice and is usually fluid in consistency. Rasam is called as saaru in Kannada language and Chaaru in Telugu language, means essence. juice or soup. Different varieties of rasam can be prepared like jeera rasam, lemon rasam, dal rasam, garlic rasam and pineapple rasam. But tomato rasam is the most common an popular rasam in South India. Rasams taste best with homemade rasam powder but also goes well with store bought rasam powder. For home made rasam powder you can visit the link www.http://charuscuisine.com/recipe/rasam-powder/. Now for the tomato rasam recipe.

Homemade chocolate recipe- diwali festival recipe

Chocolates are loved by all age groups and they can be made at home easily. Milk powder and cocoa powder are the two important ingredients for making this recipe. Home made chocolates are not only delicious but also inexpensive when made at home. It can be prepared on birthdays or festivals like Diwali or Christmas or even on other special occasions and when wrapped in colorful wrappers, they make for excellent gifts.

Cabbage rice recipe

Cabbage rice is a simple to make rice dish and can also be done with leftover rice. It is ideal for lunch box or a sumptuous healthy meal and those who do not like cabbage will surely like this rice dish. Cabbage rice is a nutritious and tasty recipe that can be prepared quickly too. So do try this healthy recipe.

Aloo masala recipe

Aloo masala is a very delicious side dish made with potatoes in tomato gravy and simmered with mild spices. It goes well with rotis, puris or parathas. Enjoy this spicy, mouth watering and popular North Indian dish which is also quick and easy to make.

Raw banana stir fry recipe

Raw banana stir fry is one of the simplest and quickest recipe to make and it goes well as a side dish for rice and sambar. Raw banana stir fry also called as vazhakkai poriyal is a South Indian delicacy made with raw banana, red chillies, grated coconut and curry leaves. Now for the recipe…

Mango shrikhand or amrakhand recipe

Mango shrikand or amrakhand is a very popular dessert in Maharashtra and Gujarat and is best served with puris or as a dessert. Amrakhand is made especially during summers and is very simple to make too. Here the mango pulp is well blended with sweetened shrikand (hung yoghurt) and flavoured with nuts.

Green peas or matar puri recipe

Green peas/matar puri is very simple to make but tastes divine on its own or with aloo subzi. Then can be had as a breakfast dish or as a snack item. Kids just love the taste of spicy and crispy puris.