Showing posts from February, 2012


Tofu is similar to cheese from the soyamilk..they are low in calories but rich in proteins..I wanted to try tofu instead of Paneer so I  prepared tofu vegetable biriyani!They turned out really yummy with amazing flavour.Enjoy the recipe below! Serves - 2 INGREDIENTS To grind Jeera - 2 Tbsp Dhania Seeds - 1 Tbsp Garlic - 4-5 pods Ginger - 1 Tbsp Chillies - 4-5 (can be increased if you want it more spicy) Onion - 2 (depends on the variety) Tomato - 2 (depends on the variety) Cashew nuts - 2 Tbsp Mint leaves- a small bunch Coriander Leaves Turmeric - 1 tsp Other ingredients: Basmati rice - 1 cup Butter- 1 tsp for shallow frying tofu Saffron- few strands tofu cubes- 1 cup Yogurt- 1 tsp Carrot -1- sliced Beans -1/2 cup- sliced Peas -1/2 cup Cauliflower - blanched in water  Onions -1 big- well chopped Potato - cut square in smaller sizes Oil - 2 tsp Jeera - 1 tsp Chilli Powder - 2 tsp garam masala - 1 tsp HOW TO MAKE: 1) Soak rice for half


Uddina Vada is a traditional South Indian recipe which is a common MUST HAVE for any south indian  breakfast. The idly and Sambar make a heavenly combination with the crispy vadas! This recipe is from my cousin Roopashree:) INGREDIENTS: Urad dal - 1 cup Salt - to taste Pepper - 2 tsp Ginger - 1 tsp Curry leaves - a few Chillies - optional Oil - 2 Tbsp HOW TO MAKE: Soak the urad dal in 2 cups of water for about 3 hrs. Grind the black pepper and keep it aside. Chop the ginger into very small pieces and keep it aside. Drain the water from the soaked urad dal.Grind the soaked urad dal with little water, so that the consistency is thick. Add pepper, ginger and salt to this mixture( If you want it be more spicy, chopped chillies can be added.) Heat oil, pat the batter on a oiled plastic sheet and make a hole like donut. Slip this into hot oil and fry it till it is golden brown. Remove from the pan,remove excess oil by patting it on a tissue

Khandvi - A Gujrathi snack made from Besan - Low Cal Recipe

Khandvi is a Gujrathi delicacy. Its a healthy snack as it involves very less usage of oil and yet is very filling as its made of Chickpea flour or besan. Its a snack which needs a bit of practice to get the consistency right and also quick hands to spread n' roll the ready mixture when its done. Since its not very spicy kids love them as well! Goes well as a tea snack. To Serve : 4 Time Req: 20-25mins INGREDIENTS Besan/Chickpea flour - 1 n 1/4 cup Turmeric - a pinch Green chillies - 2-3 [as per taste] Ginger - 1tsp [smooth paste] Baking Soda - a small pinch Yogurt/well beaten curds - 2 cups Water or buttermilk - 1 cup Salt - to taste C oconut - a handful [optional] Fresh Coriander - a few sprigs finely chopped Mustard seeds - 1 tsp Sesame seeds - 1 tsp [optional] Hing - a pinch Curry leaves HOW TO MAKE: In a large bowl, sieve the flour, soda, salt. To this, add turmeric, green chilli - ginger paste and the liquid ingredients..i.e., Curds and water or buttermilk. Using a whisk mix