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Masala tea powder recipe – How to make masala tea powder or homemade Indian chai masala recipe

Masala tea is the most flavoured tea which is prepared with a mix of spices – ginger, cardamoms, cloves, cinnamon and cloves.  It is also the most popular among all teas.  The version of making this tea is to ground the tea masala powder and store it in an airtight container and use it as

Mango srikhand recipe – How to make mango srikhand recipe – mango recipes

Shrikand is a very popular sweet dish in Maharashtra and Gujarat and is best served with puris or as a dessert. Shrikand is made especially during summers and is very simple to make too. The sugar is well blended with hung curd and flavoured with nuts, saffron strings and cardamom powder.  If you prefer fruit

Sprouted green moong salad recipe – How to make healthy green moong sprouts salad/ sprouted green moong salad recipe – healthy recipes

Moong sprouts salad is a very healthy and refreshing salad made with sprouted moong, onions, tomatoes and chaat masala. You can use the readily available moong sprouts available in the market or can easily sprout the moong at home itself. Sprouted moong salad is a very nutritious and refreshing salad, which can be used as

Split green moong dal recipe / How to make chilke wali mung dal recipe – dal recipes

Split green moong dal is a highly nutritious dal made from split green moong, onions and mild spices.   Moong lentil is high in fibre and plant based protein which helps in weight loss.  Green moong dal is basically a green gram which has been split and not skinned.  Since the husk is not removed completely,

Cauliflower pepper fry recipe – How to make Gobi pepper fry recipe – side dish for rotis/rice

Cauliflower pepper fry is a very delicious and flavourful dish made with cauliflower, peppercorns and other spices. This is a semi dry dish that goes well with rotis as well as rice.  This dish is a simple South Indian stir fry recipe which can be prepared in less time.  Other spices like fennel seeds, cumin

Red pumpkin sambar recipe (poosanikai sambar) – How to make red pumpkin sambar recipe

Sambar is a lentil, tamarind and vegetable based curry or stew and very popular in South India. The story is that it got originated in the kitchen of  Thanjavur.  Maratha ruler, Shahuji during the 17th century from the southern Indian state of Tamilnadu tried to make a dish called amti (Maharashtrian curry) and experimented with

Vegetable pongal recipe – How to make vegetable pongal recipe – pongal recipes

Pongal is an important dish prepared  during pongal festival in Tamil Nadu and Sankranthi festival in Andhra Pradesh. People pray to Sun God on this occasion. In Tamil language, ‘pongal’ means ‘boiling over’. On that day, women boil the new rice with fresh milk and jaggery and allow it to overflow the pots. It is

Methi matar malai recipe – How to make methi matar malai recipe – winter recipes

Methi matar malai (fenugreek leaves and green peas curry) is a rich popular North Indian dish made from fenugreek leaves, green peas and fresh milk cream.  It is best served with rotis and naans.  This dish has a more creamier texture and slightly sweet taste, without adding much spices to  it.  Green chillies are added

Sweet potato chaat recipe – How to make sweet potato or shakarkandi chaat recipe – chaat recipes

Sweet potato chaat – a healthy and delicious chaat recipe made with sweet potatoes and spices and garnished with chopped onions, sev, roasted peanuts and pomegranate seeds.  This chaat is very popular in North India, especially during winter seasons, when sweet potatoes are available in plenty.  It makes for a great snack and has a

Homemade rasam powder/saaru podi recipe – How to make rasam powder/rasam podi recipe

Rasam powder is a very traditional and popular spice powder, which is used to make varieties of rasam.   It is a mixture of  ground spices which is used for preparing  rasam, a South Indian  lentil soup.  There are different recipes of making rasam powder and it varies  by region to region.  This recipe has been