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Lemon Rice

Lemon Rice!!!πŸ˜ƒ One of the most famous rice recipe from South India. It is so tasty, light and easy to prepare. If you have cooked rice then it will take hardly 5 mins to prepare lemon rice. Yes, It's that easy and that quick recipe.



Ingredients: Lime juice - 1/4 cup(Or to taste) Cooked Rice - 3 cups Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
Salt - to taste
Ghee/ oil - 2 tsp or as you wishπŸ˜‰ Peanuts - 10-15 Chana dal - 1/2 tsp Urad dal - 1/2 tsp Dried red chillies - 2 Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp Asafoetida - 1 pinch Coriander leaves (Chopped) - 1 tbsp Method:
Mix salt, turmeric and lime juice with rice. You can increase or decrease the quantity of lime juice as per your taste. Rice should be hot while mixing.Heat ghee/ oil in tadka pan.Add peanuts. SautΓ© them for 2 mins on low flame.Add asafoetida, dried red chilli,  chana dal and urad dal. After half a minute add mustard seeds. Let it splutter. Turn off the flame and add curry leaves.Add this tadka to lemon rice. Mix it well and cover it for some time. Gar…

Moong dal Khaman

Summer time calls for all the light kinda recipes. Khaman is one such dish. It is not deep fried, not spicy moreover it has no onions or garlic. Khaman is prepared with Gram flour,  which makes it slightly heavy.  If you want to prepare authentic khaman then replace moong dal paste with gram flour paste.  If you are an Indian then you must be knowing the benefits of moong dal! Moong dal khichdi with ghee and curd is the ultimate remedy for most of the illness especially related to stomach. I tried making khaman with other pulses too. This is my mumma's recipes. She tried it with other pulses too. However, it came best with moong dal. So today I will be sharing this recipe.



Ingredients:

Split Moong dal without skin - 1 cup
turmeric powder - 1 tsp
fruit salt - 1 tsp
ghee - 2 tsp
mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
coriander - 1 tbsp chopped
asafoetida - 1/4 tsp
lemon - 1
sugar - 1 tsp
green chillies - 3-4 (Optional)
salt to taste

Method:For Batter:Soak moong dal for 3-4 hours.Make a smooth paste…

Curd Rice

If you are following me on Instagram then you must be knowing how much I love South Indian food. Curd rice is South India's favourite dish. Just see this pic. Isn't it amazing? It is so light and tastyπŸ˜‹


Curd rice is one of the best food for summers. It boosts digestion, which makes it a perfect home remedy for stomach upset, bloating or indigestion. We all know about the beauty benefits of curd.😌 It has the perfect combination of calcium, good fats and proteins. Above all, it can be prepared in less than 5 mins. Now it has all the reasons to become a part of your mealπŸ˜ƒ
Ingredients: Curd - 250 ml Cooked Rice - 1 cup Ginger - 1 inch Pomegranate seeds(Optional) - 1 tbsp Peanuts (Optional) - 1 tbsp Curry leaves - 8-10 Urad dal - 1 tsp Chana dal - 1 tsp Dried red chilli - 1 Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp Ghee - 2 tsp Salt to taste Coriander (chopped) - 1 tbsp Method:Mix curd, rice and salt. Heat a tadka pan. Add ghee.Add Peanuts. Make sure that the flame is low. Saute it for some time…

Kadhi Khichdi

Kadhi khichdi is the simplest Gujarati dish that I've ever had. It is very light and tasty. It has all the ingredients that are good for digestion which makes it a must have during summers. It is a no onion and garlic recipe. If you are a beginner then this recipe is definitely for you! No master chef skills or patience is required.


Ingredients: For Kadhi: Curd - 250ml
Gram flour (Besan) - 1 tbsp
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Ginger - 1 inch
Green chillies - 4-5
Red chilli powder (Optional) - 1/4 tsp
Salt - to taste
For Tadka: Curry leaves - 8-10
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida - 1 pinch
Ghee - 2 tsp
For Khichdi: Moong dal - 1/4 cup
Rice - 1 cup
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Salt - to taste
Coriander (chopped) - 1 tbsp
Method: Khichdi:Soak moong dal and rice for about 1 hr before cooking. This step is optional but recommended. In a pressure cooker add rice, moong dal, turmeric powder and salt.Add 3 cups of water for 1 cup rice and 1/4 cup moong dal. If you want your khichdi to…

Dosa

South Indian breakfast menu is impeccable! Dosa is one of the most popular dishes in South India. However, in other parts of India people find it difficult to prepare. Batter preparation is very simple. Problem is  to get that perfect dosa! Just like the one in the image below πŸ˜‰ Agree? 😌 Cool! So today I'll be sharing dosa recipe with few tips to get a flawless dosa every time! Just follow this recipe and the tips. 

Ingredients:

Urad dal - 1 cup
Rice - 2 cup
Salt to taste
Oil/ Butter/Ghee - As you wish😌
Method:

For Batter:

Soak rice and dal for 3-4 hours in water.Rinse extra water and put them in a mixer. Take few breaks while mixing it otherwise batter will become very hot and that will result in hard dosas.Wet grinders are best for this purpose.Keep this mixture for 8-10 hours or overnight for fermentation in a warm place. It will ferment quickly in a warm place.Once it is fermented then you can add salt. That's it! The batter is ready.For Dosa: Dosa preparation is exactly sa…

Phirni

Phirni is a creamy dessert made with milk, rice and dry fruits. It is a very common dessert in North India. It is prepared on festive occasions. It is similar to Rice Kheer. Phirni's recipe is very easy to prepare. No Masterchef skills required.πŸ˜‰ However, patience is required and the result is awesome! Just see this pic. Isn't it mouth watering πŸ˜πŸ˜‹ There is a saying in Hindi, "Sabr ka fal meetha hota h." which means the result of patience is sweet! Well, I think this saying is definitely related to kheer's family dessertsπŸ˜‹πŸ˜…


Ingredients:

Milk (Full fat) - 1 Litre
Rice - 2 tbsp
Sugar - to taste
Jaggery - 3 tbsp
Cardamom powder
Dry Fruits:Dates - 3-4Raisins - 6-7Almonds - 3-4Pistachios - 3-4Cashews - 5-6
Method: Soak rice for 2-3 hours.Grind it into a smooth paste.Boil milk. Once it is boiled keep it on low flame.Add Rice paste.Keep on stirring it occasionally.Stir it more frequently when it starts becoming thick.Add jaggery and cardamom powder after about 30 mins.…

Raw banana raita

Raita! πŸ˜‹ During summers, I don't like starting any meal without raita or may be just plain curd. I am pretty sure that you guys must have tried cucumber raita or boondi raita or may be simple raita with onion and tomato. All of them are tasty. Aren't they? Today I have something different for you😌 Raw banana raita! It's refreshing and tasty. Above all, it can be prepared in just 10 mins!!!

Moreover, Raw banana is a good source of fibre and resistance starch. Resistance starch improves insulin sensitivity, lowers blood sugar levels and has several other benefits for digestion. So, raw banana should definitely get its place in our plates! 😊 Don't forget to check out my other raw banana recipes Raw banana dosaRaw banana dahi vadaRaw banana tikki


Here goes my recipe for raw banana raita:
Ingredients :
Curd - 500 ml Raw banana - 1 Tomato - 1 (Medium size) Onion - 1 (Medium size) Green chillies - 2  Corriander leaves (Chopped)- 1 tsp Pomegranate seeds - 1/2 cup Roa…

Sattu Parantha | Makuni Parantha

Sattu is a very common in North India. However, few people from other parts of India don't even know about this super food! Yes, it is definitely a super food. Basically it is roasted gram flour. It has a lot of fibre, proteins and other minerals. It is very good for digestion. Low gycameic index makes it awesome for diabetic patients. It helps in maintaining cool body temperature. So, a must have during summers!

If you find it difficult to get it from local markets then, you can get it from amazon.

There are so many awesome foods that you can prepare with sattu like sattu ka sharbat, sattu parantha or makuni parantha, litti chokha, sattu kabab, sattu kachori, sattu laddu etc. Please let me know if you are interested in any of these or even all of these recipes as well. I will be more than happy to share it😊.
The best part about this recipe is that it can be prepared in just 15 minutes. No preparation time required!!!πŸ˜ƒ


Ingredients:

For Stuffing:
Sattu - 1 tbsp
Onion(Finely choppe…

Crunchy Sabudana Namkeen

Fast = Crash diet?! πŸ˜‰ Even I tried doing that few months back during Navratri. Do you know what happened? Well... Nothing. Thank God that I didn't gain weight! reason is obvious. During fasting, most of us starve throughout the day then have heavy dinner. By heavy dinner, I mean Potatoes + deep fries + sabudana which absorbs hell lot of oil!!!πŸ˜“ So, no need to starve during fastπŸ˜‡ Try this light crunchy and yummy sabudana namkeen with negligible ghee. πŸ˜‹


Ingredients:

Sabudana - 1 cup
Peanut - handfull
Dry coconut(Finely sliced ) - 1 tbsp
Sesame seeds - 1 tsp
Ghee(Clarified butter) - 1tsp
Chaat masala - 1/2 tsp (optional)
Red chilli powder  - 1/2 tsp (Optional)
Salt - to taste

Method:
Dry roast sabudana on low flame for about 30 minutes. Turn off the stove after every 7-8 minutes for about 1 min during this process. After roasting, sabudana will become crispy and crunchy πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜‹. Keep it aside.Heat ghee in a pan.Add peanuts,  Sesame seeds and finely sliced coconut.Saute them for about …

Multigrain homemade pasta

There was a day when I was forced to strike a balance between "tasty food" and "strictly no white flour (maida) recipe" wish that my roommate was drooling over. Then was when I started "all home-made ingredients (most of it, though)" mission. End of the day, there was this "yummy yummy in my tummy" look on my roommate's face. So, are you ready to sing the "Yummy...Tummy" anthem?! 




Ingredients:


For dough: Rice flour - 1/2 tbsp Maize flour - 1/2 tbsp Gram flour - 1/2 tsp Atta - 1 1/2 tbsp Turmeric - 1/2 tsp Oil - 1tsp
Vegetables: Carrot - 1 Capsicum - 1 small Onion - 1 medium size Ginger - 2 inch Garlic - 4-5 cloves Tomato - 3-4

For Sauce: Dried red chillies - 5-6 Sugar - 1/2 tsp Vinegar - 1/2 tbsp Red chilli powder - 1 tsp  Salt to taste


Method: Take rice flour, maize flour, gram flour and atta in a big bowl.Heat oil in a tadka pan. Add turmeric. Turn off the stove after 4-5 second. Add this oil in the mixed flours.Now prepare a soft do…