Hot Cocoa| Easy Hot Cocoa Recipe

Hot chocolate is like a hug from the inside,’ said someone, and they were so very right. A well-made mug of hot chocolate indeed feels like a giant bear hug, warming up your soul and making life look better almost immediately. I would say hot cocoa has the same magical properties. When you can’t make a cuppa hot chocolate, for whatever reason, hot cocoa works just as fine. Well, chocolate anything has the power to uplift your spirits, right?

Here’s presenting to you a simple recipe for some gorgeous Hot Cocoa. A mugful of this beauty does the trick for me when I’m feeling cold or sick or down in the dumps. Head to my other blog for the recipe!

Dal Makhani| Healthy Dal Makhani Recipe

I love the creamy deliciousness of well-made Dal Makhani. I love how it literally melts in your mouth and slides down your throat. I love how simple, how unassuming, it looks but how it manages to surprise you with the burst of flavours that it is. Well-made Dal Makhani is a joy to eat, and absolutely not a difficult thing to get right at home.

Check out my Healthy Dal Makhani recipe just in on my other blog!

Gujarati Steamed Carrot Muthia| Gajar Na Muthiya

Are you looking for a delicious snack that you can enjoy without too much of guilt? If your answer to this question is ‘Yes’, these Gajar Na Muthiya or Carrot Muthia I tried out recently would be right up your alley. I’ll also add here that this is a super simple snack, an easy-peasy thing to whip up.

Check out the recipe, just in on my other blog!

Instant Khaman| Easy Khaman Recipe

It would be a tough task for me to choose a favourite from the Gujarati cuisine. I have a soft corner for the state’s food, and love most of what it has to offer. However, khaman definitely ranks high up there, amidst the top Gujarati foods I adore.

Today, I present to you the recipe for Instant Khaman, an easy one that you can go to in a pinch, which does not require any soaking or fermentation. I learnt this from a Gujarati family friend of ours years ago, and it never fails to yield soft, fluffy, delicious khaman.

Do check out the recipe on my other blog, along with some tips and tricks that I’ve learnt along the way!

Home-Made Kala Khatta Syrup| Java Plum Syrup

If you’ve grown up in India, particularly in the north, I’m sure you have fond memories associated with Kala Khatta. I am no exception. As a child and then as a teenageer and young adult, I used to adore the sweet and sour Kala Khatta, which typically had a hint of spice to it. I still have a soft spot for it. 🙂 However, did you know that the Kala Khatta is traditionally made using jamuns aka java plums?

Here’s how you can make some very lovely Kala Khatta syrup at home, using the jamuns or java plums that are in season right now. This is one recipe you must absolutely try out!

Rajma Masala| Kidney Beans Curry

Love Rajma Masala?

Here’s presenting my simple pressure cooker version of Rajma Masala, tried and tested to yield a super flavourful dish every time you make it. Once you have the rajma soaked and ready, executing this recipe is a breeze.

I use minimal spices in my Rajma Masala and absolutely no cream, but the pressure cooking ensures that it still turns out creamy and delicious. Pair it with steamed rice, jeera rice, pooris, rotis or parathas – this is a pleasure to eat any which way!

Check out the recipe, just in on my other blog.

Pineapple Kesari Bhat| Pineapple Rava Kesari

Celebrations are in order!

The Foodie Monday Blog Hop group that I am part of has turned 200! Quite a big achievement this is, an occasion that warrants a special recipe. So, here’s presenting to you – Pineapple Kesari Bhat, aka Sheera or Rava Kesari.

Pineapple Kesari Bhat is a version of sheera redolent of ghee and fruit that you will come across in several restaurants across Bangalore. It surely is a gorgeous thing, something you must definitely try out, especially so if you love pineapple.

Check out the recipe, just in on the other blog!

Jaisalmeri Kala Chana| Rajasthani Black Chickpeas Curry

Thanks to the extreme weather conditions in Rajasthan most part of the year, the state’s cuisine comprises of a number of dishes using sun-dried fritters (vadi), gram flour (besan), sour curd, dried pulses and lentils. This Jaisalmeri Kala Chana recipe is also one such – dried black chickpeas are cooked and then simmered in a sour curd gravy, thickened with besan, to make this delicious confection.

Check out the recipe, just in on my other blog!

Quick Pickled Onions| Pickled Red Onions

Pickled onions are an important constituent of a meal in a few parts of India, especially so in the north. These onions, however, are pickled in vinegar to impart a delicious tang to them and to increase their shelf life.

Today, I bring to you our simple family recipe for Quick Pickled Onions, red onions soaked in lemon juice instead of vinegar, and every bit as delicious. And, guess what? These onions taste just amazing with curd rice!

Check out the recipe, just in on my other blog!

Instant Ragi Kuzhi Paniyaram| Healthy Finger Millet Snack

I’m sure all of us are aware of the many health benefits possessed by ragi aka finger millet. Rich in iron, calcium and dietary fibre, low in calories, ragi is an excellent food for weight-watchers, diabetics and healthy eaters, as well as for babies, toddlers and growing children. Today, I present to you the recipe for a delicious snack made using ragi – Instant Ragi Kuzhi Paniyaram!

These Kuzhi Paniyaram are super easy to make, and supremely delish with sour buttermilk, green chillies and curry leaves going in. You must absolutely try these out!

Check out the recipe, just in on my other blog!