Falahari Cilantro-Mint chutney

FalaHari Cilantro-Mint chutney | VRAT (FASTING) RECIPES Being a native from the land of spices, I can’t imagine any of my snack platter served without a dash of this flavorful stunning sauce. This green dip is an extremely versatile condiment and is a favorite friend of almost all kind of Indian snacks. I have seen…

Pomegranate Raita

Pomegranates are among the healthiest fruits on earth. One of the oldest known fruits, found in writings of many cultures and religions, the pomegranate is a nutrient dense, antioxidant rich fruit and has been revered as a symbol of health. Pomegranates really shine in their content of powerful plant compounds, some of which have rich…

Popped Lotus seed Pudding(Makhane ki Kheer)

Popped Lotus seed Pudding(Makhane ki Kheer) Phool makhana is the name given to popped lotus seeds used in Indian cooking. It is a very popular food during the fasting.‘Makhane ki kheer’ is the most popular kheer during fasting . It is also known as foxnut. I read somewhere that foxnuts are rich in antioxidants which…

Paneer Makhani (Cottage Cheese simmered in rich creamy tomato Gravy)

Paneer Makhani (Cottage Cheese simmered in rich creamy tomato Gravy) Paneer Makhani is a well known Indian classic gravy. Cubes of cottage cheese are simmered in a creamy tomato sauce with the aromatic Kasoori methi (dried fenugreek leaves). It is also known as Paneer makhanwala or Butter Paneer. The dish is a favourite with most…

Water Chestnut flour (Singhare ka Atta) Pooris

Water Chestnut flour Pooris This particular recipe is commonly made on Hindu festival days,especially during vrat (fasting) on occasions like Navratri’. Singhare ka atta is called water chestnut flour in English. It is one of the flours that can be eaten during the fasting days. Various dishes can be prepared using this flour e.g Singhare…

Pan-fried Tapioca pearls patties (Sabudana tikki)

Pan-fried Tapioca pearls patties (Sabudana or Sago pearls tikki) In various Asian countries,tapioca pearls are widely used and are known as sagudana, sabudana or shabudana (pearl sago). It has religious importance in certain communities and used as a staple food for fasting. The pearls are used to make snacks and desserts.Tapioca pearls are an essential…

Mini cake sandwich bites : Satiate your cake cravings in less than 15 minutes

Last week,I was busy cleaning and organizing my kitchen cabinets as part of my monthly routine. Suddenly,this non-stick sandwich grill by Cuisinart grabbed my attention. I realized that the sandwich grill had been sitting idle for a while as my husband and the munchkin were not really interested in those regular mundane sandwiches.  My mind…