Spicy shakarpara or shankarpali recipe – easy diwali sweet recipe

Spicy shakarpara or shankarpali is a very delicious and flavourful snack perfect for tea time. It is a popular snack in Maharashtra and Gujarat and traditionally enjoyed as a treat during Diwali. Spicy diamond pieces or shankarpalli is rich in carbohydrates and has a long shelf life. Do try this spicy snack and enjoy during tea time.

Aloo methi paratha recipe

Aloo methi paratha is a very delicious and healthy paratha made with fenugreek leaves and potatoes and mildly spiced with red chillies, coriander powder and chaat masala. It is very easy and quick to make and good menu for lunch box. Aloo methi paratha is another popular paratha in North Indian cuisine and is best had hot with curd or pickle.

Chana and moong dal kheer recipe

Chana and moong dal kheer is a very simple recipe which can be done quickly from the available ingredients at home. It is a very tasty kheer which can be prepared on special and festive occasions and use of the dals makes it more healthier. Try making this delicious kheer!!

Sweet lassi recipe

Sweet lassi is a very popular flavoured drink of Punjabis, made with thick curd, milk and sugar. It can be had at any time of the day. Cardamom powder is added to lassi to give a unique and distinct flavour. You can add rose water or rooh afza for Punjabi version of lassi. It can also be flavoured with fruits or nuts. Sweet lassi is best enjoyed chilled as a hot weather refreshment. Now for the recipe for making sweet lassi.

Dal makhani recipe

Dal makhani is a rich and a popular punjabi dal dish where the main ingredients are whole black lentils (urad) and red kidney beans (rajma) and they are full of proteins. Black lentils and rajma are simmered in a creamy sauce of butter, onions, tomatoes, ginger-garlic paste, milk cream and spices. Dal makhani is a delicacy of North India and very easy to make too. It goes well with rotis as well as steamed rice.

Oats uthappam recipe

Oats are 100% whole grain and a natural source of carbohydrates and dietary fibre. It helps reduce cholesterol and gives energy to keep you going. Uthappam made with oats is not only healthy but also delicious and a good option for breakfast. People who do not like oats with milk can opt for oats uthappam. I tried oats uthappam with instant oats, semolina, green chillies and vegetables to make it more healthier and tasty.

Masala chaas or spiced buttermilk recipe

Masala chaas is a buttermilk preparation and a perfect cold beverage during summer. It is a salty, spicy and refreshing summer drink made with curd. Ginger, green chillies, asafoetida and mild spices are added to further enhance its taste. Masala chaas helps to cool your body and aids digestion and therefore is a best drink during hot weather. Make chaas a regular part of a meal especially during summer as it is the best refreshing drink.

Lemon rasam recipe

Lemon rasam is a very simple and delicious rasam. It is very common in South Indian households. Lemon juice added to rasam gives a tangy taste and goes well with steamed rice and any dry vegetable. Green chillies gives a spicy and good flavor to rasam. Lemon rasam is another variety of rasam different from the usual rasam which we make. Here we avoid adding tamarind and include dal.

Bread masala recipe

Bread masala is a very quick and easy to make breakfast or snack recipe. This snack is a welcome and good change from the normal snacks made with bread like sandwich or bread upma. Bread masala can be made with white bread or brown bread. Bread is lightly stir fried and then cooked with onions, tomatoes and mild spices.

Onion raita recipe

Onion raita is one of the easiest and most popular raita in the Indian cuisine. It is made with commonly available ingredients like onions, curd, green chillies and coriander leaves and can be done quickly. Onion raita goes well with biryani, pulao or any vegetable rice.