How to cook brown rice

Cooking brown rice got easier in Instant pot. It is easy to chew and perfect texture. Serve hot with some curry and dal for a balanced meal. Time:15mins serves 2 Ingredients:1 Cup Brown basmati rice1 and 1/2 cups of waterpinch of salt1/2tsp oil Procedure:1)Place rice in the instant pot wash thoroughly and add rest of…

Idli Manchurian

A quick and easy Indo Chinese inspired starter recipe. This recipe works great with left over idli’s. Ingredients:5-6 Idli’s (Cut each idli into 4 pieces and set aside)1 small onion diced1 green bell pepper diced1tsp finely chopped green chilies For Batter:2tbsp All purpose flour1tbsp Rice flour1 tbsp. corn starchpinch of black pepper powderpinch of salt1/2 tsp tomato…

Mooli Paratha

Mooli(White Radish/Daikon) paratha is prepared using grated radish stuffed in a whole wheat flatbread and seasoned with some Indian spices. Prep time:10minscook time:20minsMakes 6-7 Step 1:Ingredients for dough:1 and 1/2 cup whole wheat floursalt to tastewater to knead Step 1-In a large mixing bowl add all the ingredients and knead it into a soft thick dough….

Tomato Chutney

Tomato chutney is a Andhra spicy chutney prepared by sauteing tomato’s in oil until all its moisture is evaporated and seasoned with some Indian spices. It is easy to prepare and delicious last for upto a week. Prep time:10 minsCook time:20-25 mins Ingredients:2-3 cups of fresh tomato’s(Roma or Vine) roughly choppedsmall dime size seedless tamarindpinch…

Cashew yogurt chutney

Cashew yogurt chutney perfect side for Indian breakfast recipes like Idli, Dosa, Upma,Vada etc..,You can also use this a dip for your raw vegetables.It is simple and a tasty chutney prepared using roasted cashews, roasted chana along with some spices and herbs. Prep time:5minsMakes 3-4Author:Deepti Ingredients:1/2 cup Roasted chana1/4 cup Roasted cashews1/4 cup plain yogurt3-4 green chilies1/4…

Dahi puri

Dahi puri is a popular Indian street food prepared using puffed puri along with boiled potato, chickpea or whole moong dal and seasoned with chaat masala, sev, cilantro .Along with tamarind date sauce and coriander mint chutney. Crunchy and delicious party snack. Prep time:5minsCook time:20min Step 1:-1 box store bought puri or check out my…

Flaxseed powder

Flaxseed powder is prepared using combination of seeds dry roast along with dry red chilies.Serve it as a side for rice , quinoa or sprinkle this super seed powder on steamed vegetables or add to soups. Ingredients  1 cup flaxseed 4-5 tbsp sesame seeds2-3 tbsp sunflower seeds2-3tbsp pumpkin seeds 5-6 dry red chilies 4-5 cloves of garlic Procedure:…

Gujarati Dal

Gujarati Dal is prepared using split piegon peas and it is not thick as other dals.It is easy to make and tastes kind of sweet,tangy and spicy combination of flavors.You can serve this dal with plain steamed rice or roti as a side. Prep time:5minsCook time:20-30minsMakes 3-4 Ingredients1/2 cup cooked split piegon peas (Toovar dal)-Use…

Fresh turmeric root pickle

Fresh Turmeric root pickle it looks similar to ginger but yellow in color.Turmeric has many health benefits and usually it is available in Indian grocery store. I love to eat this pickle as a side for curd rice or top it on salad or with some dal and steamed rice or with roti or eat…