Feb-6th-2016

New Recipe-7 Grain Cereal Porridge

7 Grain Cereal Porridge 7 Grain Cereal Porridge-This 7 grain cereal porridge is extremely healthy dessert which is a good source of fibers, calcium and iron. It also has protein and carbohydrate. I have used organic mixed cereals I bought from a local organic stores bulk section. . This dessert is a delicious and easy to make cereal porridge. The porridge can be served for breakfast, as a dessert, or even as a complete meal. Try out this light and healthy dish and please do share your comments. Happy cooking, Shuchi.

Feb-3rd-2016

New Recipe-Coconut Chutney

Mcoconut chutney Coconut Chutney-Coconut chutney is a South Indian variety of chutney. This delicious chutney is made with coconut, peanuts (groundnuts) and flavored with green chili and coriander leaves. It is seasoned with mustard seeds and curry leaves. Coconut chutney goes best with idly, dosa, uthappam,etc. It also taste very good with upma, lemon rice, tomato rice etc. Try this delicious and easy to make chutney recipe and please do share your comments.

January-27th-2016

New Recipe- Mix Green Salad With Vinaigrette Dressing

Mix Green Salad With Vinaigrette Dressing Mix Green Salad With Vinaigrette Dressing-This recipe uses a variety of salad leaves. These are rich in vitamin A, Vitamin C, dietary fibers and also in minerals like iron and calcium. I have used organic spring mix. Health nutritionist say that darker leaves have more nutrients that just regular iceberg salad. In case if you do not find spring mix in your part of world, use whatever greens are available. In my salad preparation, to get nutrients with nice flavor and crunch I like to add greens+ veggies+ fruits+nuts+berries along with dressing.

Festivals of February Month !

February 12th - Basant Panchami

February 14th- Valentines Day


January- 16th-2016

Gond Ke Laddu !

gond ke laddu Gond ke Laddu -–Gond, also known as an edible gum, is extracted from the bark of some specific trees. Gond can be easily found in Indian stores. You can also find it in local health store/ organic stores. Gond is considered to be having a heat producing tendency in the body, and that is why it is mostly used in winter season. In Indian cuisine, gond is usually deep fried in ghee before being added to any recipe. Gond ke laddu is a winter special sweet. These laddus are very delicious....

Methi Malai Paneer !

A rich, creamy and delicious paneer delicacy!

Methi_Malai_Paneer Methi Malai Paneer -Methi is the Hindi word for fenugreek leaves and Malai is a Hindi word for Cream. This paneer (cottage cheese) preparation is a delicious creamy curry, made with onions, tomatoes and a blend of spices, specially fenugreek leaves (Methi). Methi Malai Paneer is loved by everyone and it goes ...

With best wishes,
Shuchi


December 9th-2015

New Recipe- Soya Methi Aloo!

Methi-Aloo Soya Methi Aloo- Methi (fenugreek) leaves are mildly bitter in taste, , have significant medicinal values. Soya (Dill) leaves are mild in taste and are an aromatic leaves. Both these are also known as good digestive herbs. The vegetable made with the combination of two herbs and the king of vegetables (potato/aloo), is not only delicious but also very healthy. These green leafy vegetables are in abundance in Indian subji (mandi9vegetable market) in winter months and ..

December 5th-2015

New Recipe- Aloo Posto!

aloo posto Aloo Posto-Aloo Posto (potatoes cooked in poppy seeds paste) is a very popular Bengali vegetarian dish. This has come to you via Amrita, a Bengali friend of mine. I am extremely thankful to Amrita who invited me over for lunch and taught me in detail to cook Aloo Posto. All the pictures were taken at Amrita’s kitchen. Amrita made the dish absolute traditional way. Enjoy this delicious aloo posto recipe and please do share your comments. Shuchi.

November 21st-2015

Homemade Paneer!

Paneer is a kind of Indian cottage cheese prepared from fresh cow or buffalo milk. Paneer is an important ingredient of many Indian dishes. No party, festival and get together can be planned without paneer preparations. Paneer is used in various starters, main courses and in desserts (in the form of chenna) as well. Paneer is a good source of proteins, carbohydrates and calcium. If you live outside India you can easily find Paneer in Indian stores in most of the countries but nothing can beat the taste of homemade paneer. I like to make fresh paneer at home and it is very easy to make. To prepare paneer, some kind of acid, usually lemon juice/ vinegar/ citric acid / yogurt is added to boiling hot milk to separate the curds from the whey.

Please click on this link to follow an step by step recipe to make paneer at home.

homemade paneer

Please do try this recipe and as always do share your comments.
Happy cooking,
Shuchi


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