Banarsi Dum Aloo is a Vaishnav (without onion and garlic) delicacy from Banaras city. This is a rich preparation made with whole and ground spices, tomatoes, cashews and fresh cream. Traditionally the potatoes are deep fried and then cooked with curry on very low heat (dum). If you don’t want to deep fry potatoes, you can shallow fry the potatoes or just use boiled potatoes. So let’s make this delicious Banarsi Dum Aloo...आगे पढ़ें..
Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle all the way! Boule de neige et jour de l'an, Et bonne année grand-mère ! Vive le vent..... You must be hearing Christmas songs every where. This time of the year is so special for everyone and especially for kids. They make a long list of their demands, write a letter to Father Christmas (Santa Claus) and they do not forget to say that "they have been nice and gentle".....
It is a tradition to decorate Christmas trees at home, at work and almost every where in the Western World. Following are the photos taken from a tree festival where these Christmas trees are decorated on different themes for an auction-
On this special occasion let's bake some cookies and cakes along with some some other delicacies for parties..... In some of the photos of this section, you will see small hands and cute little fingers - I have done most of the cooking and baking with my children. It is fun to work in the kitchen with kids and hear their discussions and their teasing each other....
Please try these baking goods and do not forget to write your valuable comments......
Merry Christmas !
Apple crumble is a very popular Western dessert. In the United States, it is commonly known as Apple Crisp. I did not know about this dessert when I was living in India. I first had a crumble in France, at a French friend's place. They had made pear crumble which was just amazingly delicious.
In my family everybody has a sweet tooth. To satisfy these urges, I keep looking for healthy options which have less calories and fat and are still delicious. In oat, flaxseeds cookies, all the ingredients are healthy with fibers, vitamins, minerals, and of course carbohydrate.
Black Forest is a very famous German cake. In France it is known as "La Forêt-Noire" and is everyone’s favorite. Typically, black forest cake comprises layers of chocolate cake, whipped cream and cherries. Finally it is decorated with more cherries, and dark chocolate curls.
Muffins are small cup cakes. Kids love to eat muffins and it is easier for mums to serve. This is a mouthwatering preparation for cranberries and walnut muffins. Kids love it and they always come back with a request of ”Can I have one more please”? Try out this recipe this Christmas....
Tehri is a rice preparation made with seasonal vegetables. It is very popular in north India and mainly in Uttar Pradesh(UP). Tehri is a delicious rice preparation, and is especially enjoyable in winter months when we have fresh carrots, peas etc. There are various ways to make tehri..Read more.
Raw bananas are rich in dietary fibers, carbohydrates, and also in vitamins C and B6. Bananas are one of the best sources for potassium. Raw bananas do not have natural sugars like ripened bananas. Raw bananas can be easily found in grocery stores. Bananas are usually eaten in most fasts in India... Read More..
Lauki Posto (bottle gourd cooked with poppy seeds) is an absolute delight for green vegetable lovers. Lauki, also known as doodhi, squash, gourd or bottle gourd contains 90% water and considered as an easy to digest and healthy vegetable. The credit for this recipe goes to my friend Shalini and her husband Alok. I am extremely thankful to them for not only sharing the recipe but also feeding me this delicious dish. There is a sweet story behind this recipe.... Read More..
This cake is a good example of food economy. It is easy to throw things but hard to use them. This cake has been made from leftover broken biscuits and rusk crumbs. I had a lots of broken biscuits which I surely didn't want to throw so made this delicious cake. This cake is so light that you can have a few pieces and still don't feel heavy. Read More..
Lobiya is also known as black eyed beans or black eyed peas and is a good source of potassium, magnesium and calcium. It is rich in soluble fibers and is a good source of protein and vitamins. Traditionally Kebab is associated with meat preparations - but this is a vegetarian version of Kebab. Read More..
Methi can be easily grown in home garden. To grow methi in a container, fill the container with organic soil. Sprinkle methi seeds all over, about ¼ inch apart from each other. Cover the seeds with a very thin layer of soil. Sprinkle some water to moisten the soil. The seeds will sprout in a couple of days. Water them and keep them under the sun. They grow very fast. Read More..
Being a biologist, I have always believed in eating a healthy, balanced diet. Our diet should have a balance of carbohydrates, proteins, fat, fibers, minerals, etc... The same thing applies to our kids' lunch boxes. Kids should get a balanced diet too!
Christmas is celebrated all around the world on December 25t. It is a tradition to decorate Christmas trees at home, at work and almost everywhere in the Western World. It is also a tradition to bake cookies and cakes on this special occasion..
Combo meals are combinations of two or three things. While the general perception is that combo meals are only served in the fast food joints and are always junk food, read on for healthy combos..
Italian cuisine is one of the most popular cuisines around the world. The words bring to mind the world of pizza, pastas, ravioli, spaghetti, delicious breads, salads, mouth watering cakes, pastries, coffee .
Fasting is a common practice in India. Along with Vasant and Sharad Navratri, there are many other festivals and holy days like Krishna Janmaashthami, Shivratri, Ekadashi, etc when people keep fasts.
Paneer is a kind of Indian cottage cheese prepared from fresh cow or buffalo milk. Read on for mouthwatering Paneer Preparations.