Authentic Recipes from the Kitchens of Shriya, Nithu & Arthi!

Paneer Wrap

Posted by on Mar 13, 2014 in Paneer Recipes, Snacks | 0 comments

When I went to India this time I tried Paneer wraps in Mc D and I just loved it. I wanted to make it after I come here and it came it too good. It is a very easy lunch box menu and kids will love it. Ingredients: Onions – 1 cup (finely chopped) Ginger – 1 tsp (grated) Garlic – 1 clove (grated) Tomatoes – 1 cup (chopped) Bell pepper – 1 (chopped to small cubes) Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp Red chilli powder – 1 tsp Cumin powder – 1 tsp Coriander powder – 1/2 tsp Kasuri methi – 1 tsp (crushed) Green chutney – 2 tsp for each wrap (as required) Ranch – 1/2 tsp for each wrap (as required) Mayonnaise – 1 tsp for each wrap (as required) Lettuce – 1/2 cup Paneer – 1/2...

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Methi Thepla

Posted by on Oct 9, 2013 in North Indian recipes | 2 comments

Methi Thepla is a popular Gujarati flat bread. It is made with a mixture of flours, mildly spiced and contains fenugreek leaves. It is very easy to make and will be good for lunch box too :). Time of Preparation : 25 minutes Resting Time : 15 minutes No of pieces : 10 Spice level : 1 Ingredients: Wheat Flour – 1 cup Chickpea Flour / Besan Flour – 1/4 cup Salt – to taste Red chilly powder – 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp Garam masala – 1/4 tsp Cumin seeds – 1 tsp Curd – 3 tbsp Methi leaves – 1 cup (tightly packed) (chopped) Water – 1/4 cup (adjust accordingly) Method of Preparation: Mix all the ingredients in a bowl except curd and water. Add the curd and mix. Then add water little by little...

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Spicy Green Chilli Chutney

Posted by on Sep 26, 2013 in Chutneys | 4 comments

This year I have got so much of Green Chillies from my garden. I was wondering what to do with so much of green chillies. One of my friend from Andra suggested this Green Chilli Chutney. Her mom gave this recipe and my husband loved it :). Time of Preparation : 20 minutes Yield : Around 2 1/2 cups Spice level : 5 out of 5 (extra spicy) Ingredients: Green Chillies – 500g Tamarind – big lemon size Salt – to taste Coconut – 1/3 cup (optional) Oil – 1/4 cup Sesame oil – to taste (optional) For Seasoning: Mustard seeds – 1 tsp Split Urad dal – 1 tsp Curry leaves – a few Method of Preparation: Heat oil in pan and fry the green chillies in medium flame. Take tamarind extract (thick extract of 2 cups) and...

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Indian Style Pasta / Spicy Masala Pasta

Posted by on Sep 24, 2013 in Veggie Entrees & Sides | 3 comments

Looking for a quick lunch box menu or an easy snack ???…here is an easy Pasta recipe with Indian touch. Time of Preparation : 20 minutes No of Servings : 2 Spice level :4 Ingredients: Pasta (any kind) – 2 cups Onions – 1 cup (finely chopped) Garic – 2 cloves (grated) Tomatoes – 3/4 cup (chopped) Green Bell pepper – 1 (finely chopped) Red Chilli Powder – 1/4 tsp Green chillies – 2 (slit lengthwise) Garam Masala – 1/4 tsp Pav Bhaji Masala – 1/2 tsp Salt – to taste Olive oil – 2 tsp Method of Preparation: Add the pasta in water along with a tsp of oil and salt and boil it till they become soft. Drain the water and keep it aside. Heat oil in a pan and add the green chillies followed by the...

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Cauliflower Korma / Cauliflower in Cashew and Coconut Milk Gravy

Posted by on Aug 17, 2013 in Veggie Entrees & Sides | 1 comment

When we think of Korma, we generally make with green chillies or Red chilly powder. For this Korma, we use Red Chillies for the spice. I got this Korma Recipe from my friends mom and this Korma will be very good with Chapati. Time of Preparation : 45 minutes No of Servings : 3 to 4 Spice level : 4 out of 5 Ingredients: Cauliflower florets – 1 1/2 cups Onions – 1 1/4 cup (finely chopped) Tomatoes – 1 cup (finely chopped) Bay leaves – 2 Coconut milk – 1 cup (adjust according to the thickness) Green peas (I have used frozen)- 1/2 cup (optional) Oil – 1 tbsp Salt – to taste Coriander leaves – 2 tbsp Masala to Grind: Cinnamon stick – 1″ Clove – 1 Red chillies – 6 Coriander seeds – 1 tsp Khus...

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Homemade Croutons

Posted by on Jul 30, 2013 in Baking | 1 comment

I had so much bread slices sitting in my pantry. Then I got the idea of making these Croutons. Since they Multigrain Bread slices I want to make them tastier by adding garlic and herbs and I loved the outcome :). Time of Preparation : 15 minutes Ingredients: Multigrain Bread slices / White Bread / French Bread – 5 Olive oil (I have used “Its not butter made with olive oil”) – 2 tbsp Garlic – 3 cloves (Grated) Dried Basil – 1/4 tsp Dried Oregano – 1/2 tsp Parmesan cheese (finely grated) – 2 tsp (optional) Method of Preparation: Cut the 4 sides of the bread and cut them to small squares. If you are using butter melt it and keep it aside. Add the grated garlic, dried basil, dried oregano, parmesan cheese and the butter and combine...

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Mullangi Chutney / Radish Chutney

Posted by on Jul 29, 2013 in Chutneys | 0 comments

Whenever we think of Radish, the first thing that comes to our mind is Radish Sambar or Radish Paratha. My Grandmother usesd to make chutneys with all veggies. This Radish Chutney can be made in many ways. It will take just 15 minutes to make this chutney and it will be good with Idly / Dosa or even rice. Time of Preparation : 15 minutes No of Servings : 2 Spice level : 3 out of 5 Ingredients: Oil – 1 tsp Cumin seeds – 1 tsp Red chillies – 4 Urad dal – 1 tsp Coriander seeds – 1 tsp Onions – 1/4 cup (finely chopped) Radish – 1 1/2 cups (peeled, washed and cut into small cubes) Turmeric powder – a pinch Salt – to taste For seasoning: Oil – 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp...

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Mutta Dosa / Egg Dosa

Posted by on Jul 23, 2013 in Breakfast Menu, Egg Dishes | 3 comments

My husband is a huge fan of Egg Dosa. Whenever I make Dosa, he prefers Mutta Dosa. It is very simple to make and it will be good with any spicy chutney. Time of Preparation : 10 minutes Spice level : 1 out of 5 Ingredients: Dosa Batter – 2 cups Eggs – 1 egg to mix with batter + 1 egg for each dosa Green chillies – 2 (finely chopped) Coriander leaves – 1 tbsp (finely chopped) Pepper – as required (I have used freshly ground pepper) Salt – to taste Oil – 1/2 tsp for each dosa Method of Preparation: Beat an egg and mix it with 2 cups of dosa batter. Beat eggs as required and keep it aside. Heat electric griddle or dosa pan in medium heat and make crepes of around 6″ diameter. Add...

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Thakkali Thooku (Version 2) / Tomato Thokku

Posted by on Jul 21, 2013 in Veggie Entrees & Sides | 1 comment

This Thakkali Thokku is the easiest side dish for Chapati or Dosa. When I do not have any veggies or when I am so bored to cook any side dish for Chapati, I make this Thakkali Thokku. Also this is the best side dish for travel. It will be good for longer time. Here is the recipe for the simple Tomato Thokku. Time of Preparation : 20 minutes No of Servings : 2 to 3 Spice level : 3 out of 5 Ingredients: Onions – 1 cup (finely chopped) Green chillies – 3 (slit lengthwise) Garlic – 5 cloves (crushed) Ginger – 1/2 tsp (grated) Tomatoes (large size) – 4 (chopped) Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp Sambar powder – 2 tsp (adjust according to spice level) Salt – to taste Oil – 2 tsp Gingerly oil – 1 tbsp...

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Tomato Korma / Thakkali Kuruma

Posted by on Jun 27, 2013 in Breakfast Menu | 2 comments

Recently I have made so many side dishes for Idly / Dosa. This is also one such easy Breakfast Korma. This Tomato Korma is very simple to make and will taste good with Idly, Dosa or even Chapati. Time of Preparation : 25 minutes No of Servings : 2 Spice level : 3 out of 5 Ingredients: Oil – 2 tsp Fennel seeds – 1 tsp Green chillies – 3 (slit lengthwise) Onions – 1 cup (finely chopped) Garlic – 3 (crushed) Tomatoes (medium size) – 3 (chopped) Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp Salt – to taste To Grind: Oil – 1 tsp Red chillies – 3 Cinnamon stick – 1/2″ Clove – 1 Coriander seeds – 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp Poppy seeds – 1 tsp Coconut – 3 tbsp Method of Preparation: Heat 1 tsp...

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Vegetable Soup

Posted by on Jun 26, 2013 in Soups, Healthy Eats | 1 comment

I wanted to try some soup recipes for a long time. I tried this vegetable soup (thick soup) and it was good. We can add any vegetable we want and we have to follow the same procedure. Here is the recipe.. Time of Preparation : 30 minutes No of Servings : 3 to 4 Spice level : 2 Ingredients: Onions – 1/2 cup (finely chopped) Tomatoes (medium size) – 3 (chopped) Carrots – 2 (cut to small cubes) Beans – 10 (finely chopped) (optional) Cauliflower – 1/2 cup (chopped to small pieces) Broccoli – 1/2 cup (chopped) (optional) Peas – 1/2 cup Cumin powder – 1 tsp Garam masala – 1/2 tsp Black pepper – 1 to 2 tsp (freshly ground) (according to spice level) Salt – to taste Oil – 2 tsp Vegetable Broth – 3 cups Method...

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Split Moong Dhal and Green Peas Dosa

Posted by on Jun 16, 2013 in Breakfast Menu, Healthy Eats | 1 comment

Looking for some easy, tasty and new recipe???? This Split Moond Dal and Green Dosa is a healthy and tasty recipe which will taste like Pesarattu. But it is less time consuming and it is something different than a usual Dosa. Thanks to my cousin for this wonderful recipe. Time of Preparation : 40 minutes No of Servings : 2 Spice level : 2 out of 5 Ingredients: Split Moong Dhal – 1/2 cup Green Peas ( I have used frozen) – 1/2 cup Ginger (chopped) 2 tsp Green chillies – 2 Salt – to taste Oil – 6 to 8 tsp For Seasoning: Oil – 2 tsp Cumin seeds – 1 tsp Onions (finely chopped) – 1/4 cup Method of Preparation: Soak the the split moong dal at least for half an hour. If your using fresh green...

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Vegetable Hakka Noodles

Posted by on Jun 11, 2013 in Indo-Chinese, Multi Cuisine | 0 comments

This is the simplest way of making Chinese style noodles. In this recipe I have added many veggies of different colors. The vibrant colors will make anyone to eat it. Since we are adding lots of veggies it is a healthy meal for kids too :). Time of Preparation : 20 minutes No of Servings 2 Spice level : 3 out of 5 Ingredients: Hakka Noodles – 1 packet / 200grams Oil – 3 tsp Onions – 1/2 cup (finely chopped) Garlic – 5 cloves (grated) Bell peppers (I have used 3 colors of bell peppers) – 1/2 cup each color (thinly sliced) Cabbage – 1 cup (thinly sliced) Carrot – 1 ( 1″ thinly sliced) Beans – 10 (1″ thinly sliced) Soy sauce – 2 tsp Green chilli sauce – 3 tsp (you can replace red chilli sauce...

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Instant Korma for Idly / Dosa

Posted by on Jun 10, 2013 in Breakfast Menu | 5 comments

Thinking of a quick side dish for Idly/Dosa other than chutneys???…Here is the recipe for Instant Korma..Yeah Korma without grinding or without any veggies. I have never heard of Kormas without grinding any ingredient until I got this recipe from my Mother-in-law recently. But it tasted absolutely like Korma. I tried this and it tasted awesome :). Time of Preparation : 20 minutes Spice level : 3 out of 5 No of Servings : 2 to 3 Ingredients: Onion (preferably red) – 1 1/4 cup (thinly sliced) Tomatoes – 1 cup (chopped) Green chillies – 2 (slitted lengthwise) Garlic – 5 (crushed) Bay leaf – 1 Cinnamon stick – 1″ Cloves – 2 Fennel seeds – 1 tsp Oil – 1 tbsp Salt – to taste Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp Sambar powder – 1 tsp Besan flour –...

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Coriander Idly

Posted by on May 14, 2013 in Breakfast Menu | 1 comment

Coriander Idly is one of the easiest and tastiest dishes from leftover Idly. I got this recipe from my sister. If we are bored of having Idly Upma, this Coriander Idly is a good choice which can prepared under 15 minutes :). Time of Preparation : 15 minutes Spice level : 2 No of Servings : 1 Ingredients: Idly – 5 Coriander leaves – 25 strings Coconut – 3 tbsp Red Chilly – 1 Garlic -1 Split dhalia – 1 tbsp Onion – 1/4 cup (finely chopped) Idly Podi – 1 tsp (optional) For Seasoning: Oil – 1 tsp Mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp Split urad dal – 1 tsp Red chilly – 1 Curry leaves – a few Method of Preparation: Grind coriander leaves along with, split dhalia, coconut, garlic red chilly and salt to a slightly coarse...

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Toor Dal Adai / Split Pigeon Peas Crepes

Posted by on Apr 29, 2013 in Breakfast Menu | 0 comments

When you think of making something quickly, Adai is one of the easiest choices. Adai can be stored in refrigerator even for a week without adding onions. Also it need not be fermented before we use it. Here is the recipe for simple Toor Dal Adai.. Time of Preparation : 45 minutes Resting time : 4 to 5 hours No. of Servings : 5 to 6 Spice level : 3 out of 5 Ingredients: Par Boiled rice – 1 cup Split Pigeon Peas – 3/4 cup Green chillies – 6 Cumin seeds – 1 tsp Red chillies – 2 Asafoetida – a pinch Onions – 1/2 cup (finely chopped) Curry leaves – a few Coriander leaves – 3 tbsp (chopped) Oil – 1 tbsp Salt – to taste Method of Preparation: Soak the rice at least for 4 to...

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Rava Dhokla / Sooji Dhokla

Posted by on Apr 17, 2013 in Snacks | 5 comments

Dhokla is a famous Gujarati snack made of either Besan or Sooji or chickpeas. This is one of my favorite snacks and it is very easy to make. If you are looking for a real quick and tasty snack this is the one :). Time of Preparation : 20 minutes No of Servings : 20 pieces Spice level : 1 out of 5 Ingredients: Rava (Cream of wheat) – 1 cup Yogurt – 1/2 cup Water – 3/4 cup Green chillies – 1 (finely chopped) (adjust to taste) Coriander leaves – 1 tsp (chopped) Green chilli coriander paste – 1 tsp (optional) Ginger – 1/2 tsp (grated) Turmeric powder – a pinch Eno fruit salt – 1 tsp Salt – 1/2 tsp (adjust to taste) Oil – to coat the pan For Seasoning: Oil – 1 tsp Mustard seeds...

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Stuffed Kuzhi Paniyaram / Stuffed Rice Doughnut

Posted by on Apr 5, 2013 in Breakfast Menu | 4 comments

Usually I will make Kuzhipaniyaram in a simple way. I got this recipe from my friend Sowmiya and I tried this recently. This simple twist makes the Kuzhi Paniyaram more tasty. Since it has potato stuffing, it will be very good with coconut chutney. Time of Preparation : 30 minutes Spice level : 3 Ingredients: Idly Batter – As required Oil – 1/4 cup Green chillies – 1 (finely chopped) Onions – 1/4 cup (finely chopped) Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp Potatoes – 2 (boiled and peeled) Red chilli powder – 1/2 tsp Cumin powder – 1/2 tsp Ginger – 1/2 tsp (grated) Salt – to taste Coriander leaves – 2 tsp (finely chopped) Method of Preparation: Heat 1tsp of oil in a pan and add the cumin seeds. When they splutter, add the green chillies followed by the...

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