Apr 012015
Shahi Tukda - Indian bread pudding

Shahi Tukda is a wonderful treat for those special sweet cravings or when you want to prepare something unique yet exotic to your family and guests. It has a rich creamy flavor coming from the nuts and saffron along with a soft and melt-in-your-mouth bread that is fried and drenched with the milk syrup. This is one of the to-try [Read more]

Jan 042015
Garelu (Medu Vada/Urad dal ke Vade)

‘Garelu’ is a deep-fried urad dal (minappapu) doughnut that is crunchy on the outside and soft from the inside. This is a savory recipe that is served with any chutney or sambar on the side. We usually make them during festivals and when there are guests at home as it is considered something exotic 🙂 I normally like the plain [Read more]

Dec 042014
Dry Tawa Paneer (Pan-fried Cottage cheese)

I can never say no to appetizers or finger-foods. Not only do I enjoy eating them, but I love preparing them and serving for friends and guests at home. I actually have a lot of such recipes in my Snack foods column and the list just grows 🙂 Today, I share a classic Indian appetizer/starter recipe with paneer/cottage cheese – Tawa Paneer. [Read more]

Nov 212014
Vegetable Dum Biryani (Stove-top method/No-oven method)

Biryani is a delicacy at home. It is like the king of rice recipes 🙂 We, being South Indians just love our biryanis and my husband is more so as he is from hyderabad – the city known for its Dum Biryani 🙂 🙂 I make biryani atleast once a week, I am not joking, I make it in several forms [Read more]

Nov 032014

As promised to many of my friends, here I am sharing today Rasmalai recipe 🙂 Last week, I posted Sweet Potato jamuns that was a huge hit. Several have also tried and posted the pics, I am glad people have tried and shared it 🙂 Rasmalai is a paneer-based dessert that is dunked in a creamy condensed milk syrup. The [Read more]