Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Instant Rasmalai





Ras Malai is a very popular  sweet dish. "Ras " meaning juice and "Malai" meaning cream is a chilled dessert  belonging to the Bengali cuisine but is popular with every one now :) Today , I present to you a quick way to make Ras Malai. This my friends, I call "Semi-Home made cooking".





Saturday, October 14, 2017

Parsley Paratha / Parsely Flatbread



Parsley or Petroselinium crispum is cultivated as herb / spice and native to the Mediterranean region. Parsely is widely used in European and Middle Eastern cooking. Today, I will share with you an Indian flatbread using Parsley. It's a very easy to prepare recipe but so amazingly delicious. Parsley gives a very nice flavor to these simple parathas. Serve hot parathas with thick yogurt and some Indian pickle or chutney, you have a delicious meal on the table:)




Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Khara Pongal /Ven Pongal


Khara Pongal , also known as Ven pongal is a delicious and healthy rice-lentil preparation. In Udupi region of Karnataka, this is also called huggi. It is flavorfully spiced with cumin , black peppercorns and ginger. The rice has a wonderful aroma of ghee / clarified butter and this is my idea of soul food:)



Friday, September 22, 2017

Rice Kheer / Pal payasam / Rice pudding



Rice Kheer is a delicious and popular pudding prepared during festivals or to celebrate happy occasions. It is very easy to prepare and makes a great dessert for parties as you can prepare it well in advance and refrigerate it.



Rice kheer is prepared in the north as well as the south of India. In the northern parts, the kheer is served with a thicker consistency while in the southern  parts of the country, the kheer or payasam has a running or thinner consistency. Personally , I love the thicker consistency:)



Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Chana Dal Pulao


Chana Dal pulao is a rice recipe that is wholesome and delicious. Its a quick one pot meal that can be prepared  quickly and is a great lunch box option. Serve this rice with curry of your choice or just a simple raita...you will have a perfect meal on the table:)