Sem is also known as Indian beans, surti papdi, valor papdi or Lima beans in English. These annual beans are from the Fabaceae family like green beans/French beans and peas. Sem is rich in dietary fibers, vitamin A, C and K. It is also rich in minerals and is considered as a medicinal plant. There are a variety of dishes made with Sem. Here I am presenting a very delicious and healthy dry vegetable preparation from North India..... Read More..
Carrot and pepper pickle is a very quick and delicious Indian style pickle. You can use Jalapeno or serrano pepper. I have used serrano peppers, which are easily available in the USA. These are spicy peppers which are very close to Indian thick green chilies used for pickle. You can use any thick and spicy peppers available in your part of world...... Read More..
Lauki, Ghiya, Doodhi, Bottle Gourd and here in America it is also called as Squash. One vegetable and so many different names. I will use lauki name in this page as I grew up calling it lauki. Lauki contains about 96% water. They are rich in dietary fibers, and are also a good source of vitamin B and contain iron as well. Lauki is one of the lightest vegetable and it is very easy to digest...... Read More..
Paan- paan, also known as Betel is an evergreen perennial from tropical climate. Paan leaves are strong and peppery in taste. The paan leaves are heart shaped and are often consumed as mouth freshener along with fennel seeds and areca nuts in India.Thandai -thandai is a traditional milk based spiced Indian drink. It is made with selected spices grinded with nuts. Thandai is considered as a good coolant. In North India this special drink is made for Holi (the festival of colors). Read More..
Chili paneer is a very popular Indo Chinese delicacy. As the name shows this is a hot and spicy dish made with paneer, bell peppers (capscium), onions, and a lots of green chilies. I have used only green bell pepper in the pics but I do use colored bell peppers like, orange, red, and yellow bell peppers along with green bell peppers..... Read More..
Potato sandwich or desi style sandwich is a North Indian style of sandwich. It is made with potato masala. For desi style sandwich boiled and mashed potatoes are cooked with chopped onions and tomatoes and flavor with garam masala. This sandwich makes a hearty breakfast. You can also make this sandwich for kids' lunch box.... Read More..
Sarson saag (mustard leaves preparation) is a very famous delicacy from Punjab. This delicious saag is served with makke ki roti (bread made with cornmeal). Sarson ka saag amd makke di roti is a very popular combo in Punjab. Now a days in winter time one can find this combo all the restaurants... Read More..
In my Kitchen Garden this year 3 different kinds of Basil are growing. All the varieties of Basils are a fragrant herbs and they belong to the same family Lamiaceae, like mint. Basil is a summer plant and it likes heat. You can plant them in sunny area. Here are pictures and an introduction of the three basil growing in our garden. Read More..
These Idlies are steam cooked savory cakes of fermented batter of Semolina (sooji/ rava ). Usually in South India Idlies are served with chutneys for the breakfast. This is an ideal meal for kid's lunch boxes. You can also put some coconut chutney. Add your kids favorite fruits and sweet!
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