Ginger Pickle


Ginger 100 gm
Lemon 2
Red chilly powder 1/4 tsp


How to make Ginger Pickle:

Remove the skin and wash ginger finely.

Make strips of ginger and combine all the ingredients in a bowl.

Mix well and keep aside for 2 hours.

Ginger pickle is ready.

Store refrigerated in air tight container for next 1 week.

October 26th, 2008 Author: Vaibhavi

Halim Laddu


Halim 100 gm
Jaggery 200 gm
Coconut 1
Pure ghee 1 cup
Elaichi powder 1 tsp


How to make Halim Laddu:

Soak halim in coconut water or plain water.

Scrape coconut and grate jaggery finely.

Add coconut and jaggery in halim.

Keep aside for 30 min.

Take ghee in a thick bottom pan and add halim mixture.

Cook on low heat till jaggery melts completely.

Add elaichi powder and mix well.

Remove from heat.

While mixture is warm roll it into laddus.

Cool and store in an airtight container.

October 21st, 2008 Author: Vaibhavi

Aaloo Ki Tikki


Potatoes 4
Onion 1
Green Chilies 2-3
Roasted white sesame 1 tbsp
Roasted cumin powder 1 tsp
Chat masala 1 tsp
Kasoori Methi 1 tbsp
Coriander leaves 1/2 cup
Bread Crumbs 1 cup


How to make Aaloo Ki Tikki:

Boil potatoes and mashed it finely.

Add chopped onions,green chilies, coriander leaves,chat masala,cumin powder,sesame,kasoori methi and salt.

Mix finely and make balls and give shape of tikkis.

Take some bread crumbs on a paper and dip and roll the tikkis to coat completely.

In a non-stick pan heat little oil and fry tikkis both the sides till golden brown on low flame.

Serve hot with green chutney or sweet chutney.

October 15th, 2008 Author: Vaibhavi

Moong Raita


Sprouted moong 1 cup
Tomatoes 2-3
Cucumber 1
Onion 1-2
Green Chilly 1-2
Yoghurt 1 cup
Coriander leaves 1 tbsp
Sugar 1 tsp


How to make Moong Raita:

Chop tomatoes,cucumber,onion and green chilly finely.

In a big bowl take sprouted moong and add above chopped vegetables.

Mix well and keep aside.

While serving add yoghurt,sugar and salt.

Moong raita is ready.

Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves.

October 10th, 2008 Author: Vaibhavi

Raghavdas Laddu


Fine rawa (Semolina) 500 gm
Sugar 400 gm
Raisins 50 gm
Ghee 1 cup
Coconut 1
Elaichi powder 1 tsp
Vanila essence drops 2-3


How to make Raghavdas Laddu:

Scrape the coconut slowly.

Heat ghee in a kadai and roast rawa on low heat till light golden.

Remove rawa from kadai and fry scraped coconut on low flame for 2-3 min.

In another pan make syrup of sugar and two cups of water.

Make syrup of one string consistency.

Now mix all the ingredients in sugar syrup finely.

Cover the pan and allow to cool.

Make laddu of the mixture and serve.

Delicious raghavdas laddu is ready.

October 5th, 2008 Author: Vaibhavi

Sheer Kurma


Milk 8 cups
Vermicelli 1 cup
Ghee 2 tbsp
Sugar 1 cup
Raisins 10-12
Almonds 10-12
Pistachios 10-12
Elaichi powder 1 tsp
Nutmeg powder 1/8 tsp
Chironji 2 tbsp
Saffron strands 8-10


How to make Sheer Kurma:

In a pan boil the milk.

Soak saffron in one tbsp warm milk.

Heat ghee in a thick-bottomed pan and fry vermicelli on low flame for few minutes until light golden.

Pour milk on vermicelli and reduce heat and simmer till milk thickens and turns light pink in colour.

Add sugar,elaichi powder,nutmeg powder,saffron,raisins,chironji,blanched and slivered almonds and pistachios.

Bring to boil and then simmer for about 4-5 minutes.

Add sugar if necessary.

Sheer kurma is ready.

Serve hot.

October 1st, 2008 Author: Vaibhavi

Chicken Kurma


Chicken 1 kg
Onions 2-3
Tomato 2
Red chilli powder 1 tsp
Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
Ginger garlic paste 2 tsp
Coconut 1 tbsp
Cardamom 4
Cloves 4
Coriander seeds 1 tbsp
Yoghurt 1/2 cup
Bay leaf 1
Coriander leaves 1 tbsp
Oil 2 tbsp


How to make Chicken Kurma:

Clean the chicken and cut into pieces.

Make paste of coconut,cloves,cardamom and coriander seeds.

Marinate chicken with red chilly powder, turmeric powder,ginger garlic paste, yoghurt and salt for about 2 hours.

Cut the onions and tomatoes into thin slices.

In a pan heat oil and add bay leaf.

Now add chopped onion and saute it till light brown.

Add chopped tomatoes and fry for few minutes.

Now add marinated chicken and fry on high flame for 2 minutes.

Add 2 cups of water and cook it for 10 minutes.

Add red chilly powder if necessary.

Lastly add ground paste and boil for 5 minutes.

Chicken kurma is ready.

Serve with coriander leaves.

September 27th, 2008 Author: Vaibhavi

Tomato Dal


Moong dal 100 gm
Green chilly 5-6
Tomatoes 4
Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds 1 tsp
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Asafoetida 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves 5-6
Coriander leaves 1 tbsp
Oil 2-3 tsp


How to make Tomato Dal:

Boil dal in a pressure cooker.

Chop tomato,green chilly and coriander seeds finely.

Remove water from the dal and mash it finely.

In a pan heat oil and add mustard seeds and cumin seeds.

when seeds started to splutter add curry leaves,asafoetida,tomato pieces and chopped green chilies.

Fry it for 2-3 minutes and cover the pan.

Allow to cook tomatoes finely.

Now add boiled dal,turmeric powder and salt.

Add water if necessary.

Cook on low flame for 4-5 minutes.

Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves.

Tomato dal is ready.

Serve hot with rice.

September 22nd, 2008 Author: Vaibhavi

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