Dec 12th-2016

New Recipe- Banarsi Dum Aloo!

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    Banarsi Dum Aloo

    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..

Christmas Specials!

Dear Readers,

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-

 christmas tree for 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....

 christmas tree for auction

Please try these baking goods and do not forget to write your valuable comments......

Merry Christmas !

Some Other Christmas ideas

Some other cakes and cookies

Winter Special!!

  • Tehri with soy nuggets

    Tehri with Soy Nuggets

    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.

New Fasting Recipe-Raw banana Cutlets

October, 2nd-2016

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    Raw Banana Cutlets

    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..

New Recipe-Lauki Posto

September, 20th-2016

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    Lauki Posto

    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..

New Recipe-Biscuit Cake

September, 17th-2016

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    Biscuit Cake

    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..

New Recipe-Lobiya ke Kebab/ black eyed beans Kebabs


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    Lobiya ke Kebab/ black eyed beans Kebabs

    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..

New Recipe-Baingan ka Bharta (A roasted eggplant delicacy)


Growing Methi/Fenugreek at home!

April 30th-2016

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    Growing Methi/Fenugreek at home

    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..

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