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Palak (spinach) recipes -Indian spinach recipes – 12 Indian spinach/palak recipes

Spinach or palak is a superfood which is loaded with tons of nutrients in a low-calorie package.  It is one of the most popular green leafy vegetable  and staple in a number of cultural cuisines. They are important for skin, hair and bone health. They also provide protein, iron, vitamins, and minerals and hence highly

Amla pickle/amla achar – How to prepare instant amla pickle/gooseberry pickle – pickle recipes

Amla pickle – this is an instant amla pickle recipe made from gooseberries also called as amla in hindi.  Here I have used til oil, but you can use sesame oil which also adds flavour to the pickle.  As this is an instant version of pickle, you do not need sunlight to prepare this pickle

Wheat halwa (with fenugreek seeds) recipe – How to make wheat halwa (atta ka halwa) recipe – halwa recipes

Wheat halwa or atta ka halwa is a delicious halwa made from whole wheat flour, dry fruits and jaggery as the main ingredients.  In this recipe, I have added methi seeds to make it more nutritious and healthy.  Methi seeds are used as a cure for joint and back pains especially during winter season.  This

Collection of 7 healthy and delicious ragi recipes – Finger millet/Nachni/ragi recipes

Ragi is a wonderful ingredient and a rich source of calcium, protein and iron.  Ragi is also called as nachni, finger millet or red millet and an extremely nutritious millet.  It resembles mustard seeds in appearance.  Nowadays, after realising the importance of ragi in our diet, people have started mixing ragi with other grains for

Green peas chutney recipe – How to make green peas chutney recipe – green peas recipes

Chutneys are an essential part of our Indian cuisine and is generally served with idlis, dosas, rotis or just as a side dish.  Todays recipe of green peas chutney is prepared with boiled green peas, coriander leaves and mint leaves.  Green peas are high in fibre and rich in proteins.  It also has a good

Bottlegourd curry/Sorakkai kootu (Lauki and moong dal curry) – How to make sorakkai kootu recipe

Bottlegourd kootu is a delicious curry made with bottlegourd (lauki) and moong dal and cooked in a spicy coconut masala  and is best had with plain rice and ghee.  It is a very popular South Indian dish.  Bottlegourd or lauki is also used for making halwa or kheer, which also tastes great.  This curry is

Homemade paneer recipe – How to make soft paneer at home

Paneer is a fresh cheese which is a very common ingredient in the Indian cuisine.  It is made  by curdling milk with a fruit or vegetable acid like lemon juice, vinegar or curd. It is then pressed with a heavy weight to set and then cut into pieces. Making paneer at home is a lot

Chickpea peanut salad recipe – How to make chana moongphali salad recipe – salad recipes

Chickpea peanut salad is a very refreshing and nutritious salad recipe made with chickpeas, peanuts, onions, tomatoes and mild spices.  This salad is rich in proteins and fibre which will keep you full for a longer period of time.  It is also a tangy snack which can be served either warm or chilled.  Except for

Curd dosa or sponge dosa (soft dosa) – How to make sponge dosa with curd – dosa recipes

Curd dosa is a tasty soft dosa made with rice, flattened rice  and curd.  It is best served with sambar or coconut chutney.  In this recipe, curd is added which gives a nice texture and sour taste to the dosas.  Curd also helps in fermentation process and brings a porous texture to the dosa.  This

Methi kadhi recipe – Methi or fenugreek kadhi recipe – How to make methi kadhi recipe

Kadhi is a light comfort food made with yoghurt which goes well with steamed rice.  Kadhi is basically a yoghurt based gravy to which gram flour is added and  then tempered and simmered with Indian spices.  In this recipe, methi leaves are added to give a healthy and unique flavor to the kadhi.  This kadhi