March 1st, 2015

Pav Bhaji with a new twist for Holi!!

pav bhaji Pav Bhaji- Pav Bhaji is a very popular combo from Western India, especially from Maharashtra. A new twist to pav bhaji!! Serve pav bhaji as a finger food this Holi- The festival of colors...Cut bread or bun into small circles with cookie cutter. slightly toast the buns on greased hot tawa. Put a layer of bhaji on top of buns, sprinkle flavored onions and chopped coriander...et voilà!!

Febraury 27th, 2015

Holi!!

Dear Readers,

Holi is a festival of colors. All over India people celebrate this festival with dry and wet colors. They throw colors at each other and enjoy the festive mood. Holi is a festival which brings people together - people play colors in harmony.

According to the lunar calender, Holi falls on the full moon night of Phagun month. In the English calender it falls sometime in February/March. This year Holi is on March, 5th for the pooja (Holika Dahan) and March 6 th for color festival.

In different regions of India different delicacies are prepared for this special festival. Along with desserts (mithai) Chaat is also a very popular preparation for this festival. Let's make some mouthwatering delecacies for Holi...Read more about Holi recipes here.

Happy Holi to Everyone !!
Shuchi

Kanji ke vade Kanji ke vade Kanji ke vade is very traditional dish made in UP and Rajasthan. This dish is usually prepared for HOLI. Kanji comprises mustard seeds powder, along with salt, turmeric powder, and red chili dissolved in the water. Moong dal vadas are soaked in this tangy water. When this water becomes sour (it takes 2-4 days), the dish is known as Kanji. Vegetables such as carrots, boiled potatoes, radish, etc. can also be soaked in Kanji. ...

Febraury 25th, 2015

Quinoa Salad!!!

Dear Readers,

Quinoa grain is very popular for its health benefits. It is a member of the Amaranthaceae family, same like amaranth (रामदाना). Quinoa is very high in protein, vitamin B, minerals (zinc, iron, magnesium etc.), and amino acids and is also a good source of dietary fiber. Let make a very healthy salad with quinoa....As always please do share yopur comments.

Happy Cooking,
Shuchi

quinoa salad Quinoa Salad-Quinoa is very high in protein, vitamin B, minerals (zinc, iron, magnesium etc.), and amino acids and is also a good source of dietary fiber. >I buy quinoa from local organic stores. I am not sure what quinoa is called in India. Since quinoa grows in dry and warm climates so it should be available in tropical climate of India. In case if you do not find quinoa in your part of world use other healthy grains like, amaranth, cracked wheat, cracked buckwheat, and cracked oats etc…

Some Other refreshing and healthy salads:

moat salad Chola Chaat blackeye bean salad


Some other recipes we have made in past-

Upma for lunch Box

Oat-N-Date Laddoos

Dilruba Rice for lunch Box

Cheesy Bread Sticks


some photos for party planning and party organization/ bulk cooking.