Double ka meetha(Bread pudding)

My take on hyderabad famous sweet double ka meetha(Bread pudding) .It is prepared by  soaking crispy bread pieces in sugar syrup and top it up with saffron and cardamom flavored milk.Garnish it with chopped nuts.Wonderful dessert for any festivals or occasions. Prep time:10mins Cook time:30-40 mins Serves -4-5 Step 1:Ingredients: 2 cups full fat milk…

Cabbage coconut stir fry

Steamed cabbage cooked along with fresh grated coconut. Served with steamed rice or quinoa along with some yogurt stew or drumstick rasam. Prep time:8mins Cook time:10mins Serves 3-4 Ingredients: 2cups steamed green cabbage finely chopped 1cup Steamed peas (optional) few curry leaves 1/2cup fresh grated coconut blend along with couple of green chilies,small piece of…

Masala Vada

Masala vada  is a wonderful tea time crispy snack .It is prepared by soaking and coarsely making a paste from chana dal (Bengal gram) along with some chopped onion,mint,cilantro,red or green chilies and deep fry until golden brown. Prep time:10mins soak time:2hrs cook time:10-15mins Ingredients: 1cup chana dal(Bengal gram) oil for frying For seasoning: 1…

Homemade oil free granola

A healthy delicious quick and easy stove top oil free granola and prepared from gluten free rolled oats, nuts and seeds.Sprinkle this crunchy granola on top of some Greek yogurt, coconut yogurt or smoothie bowl.A great addition for a busy week days breakfast. Prep time-5mins Cook time -15mins Makes 5-6 Ingredients 1 and 1/2 cup gluten…

Dosa(Lentil crepe)

Dosa a thin and a crispy crepe made from rice and urad dal. It is a popular South Indian breakfast recipe served with coconut chutney on side along with some potato masala. Prep time:20 mins+ overnight soak time Ferment-6hrs Cook time:10mins Ingredients: 2 cups of rice 3/4 cup of urad dal 1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds…

Vegetable Biryani

Vegetable Biryani is prepared by cooking basmati rice in aromatic spices and layering it in between the spicy combination of vegetables cooked in a oven.Add saffron to the rice bring a wonderful color and fried onion give a nice aroma and texture to the biryani. Serve it with a salad on side along with some…

Cluster(Gawar) Beans Curry

Cluster(Gawar) beans is fiber rich vegetable with many nutritional benefits. It is steamed and seasoned with chickpea flour/red chili powder. Serve it as a side for Indian flatbread like Roti/Phulka or with some steamed rice. Author: Deepti Prep time: 10mins cook time:20mins Serves 3-4 Ingredients: 1 and 1/2 cups Cluster beans chopped roughly(Wash ,steam set…

Jeera(Cumin) cookies

Prepared these wonderful Jeera (Cumin) cookies for bake sale at work tomorrow.I love these wonderful egg-less sweet and salty cookies. It can be served with some hot tea for an evening snack. Prep time:10 mins Cooks time:15 mins Serves:23 Ingredients: 1 and 1/2 cup all purpose flour (Maida) 1/4 cup unsalted butter at room temperature…

Paneer Curry

Paneer(Indian cottage cheese) curry is prepared in onion,tomato gravy and thickened with almond or cashew paste.Also seasoned with some Indian spices.Serve it as a side for Naan. Prep time:5 mins Cook time:15 mins Serve 3-4 Ingredients: 1/2 cup chopped paneer -In a pan add few drops of ghee and sautee for few minutes.Set aside. 1…