On the special occasion of Independence Day let’s make this delicious and nutritious Tri color rice preparation. To make three different color layers, we have used spinach to give green color, coconut milk to make white layer rice, and tomatoes to make a saffron layer of Tri color rice. Hope you enjoy this delicious dish.
Sabudana Kheer is a delicious festive dessert made with sabudana (tapioca pearls) flavored with cardamom and saffron.
Coconut Barfi is a classic and traditional recipe of an Indian sweet that is specially prepared for Raksha Bandhan festival and other special occasions. Coconut and festivities go hand in hand because the sweets made from them are auspicious and are used as offerings at sacred rituals performed during festivals. Kopra Pak is one of the everyone’s favorite sweets that come every Diwali or Holi, it has become a ritual at my home to make these. It is important to use freshly grated coconut to make this sweet as opposed to using frozen or desiccated versions of the coconut. The taste and the juices that emanate from the fresh coconut give the special richness to this delicacy.
Kerala Fish curry cooked in red chilli, spices and well flavored with cocum. It is the typical Kottayam style red fish curry. Also called as mulakitta meen curry / meen vevichathu. It can be served with rice or kappa (tapioca/yuca). It always tastes better after a day. The curry had come out well using King Fish, Seer Fish, Malabar Travelly and Salmon.
Chicken Tikka Masala is a dish of chunks of roasted marinated chicken (chicken tikka) in a spiced curry sauce. The sauce is usually creamy and orange-coloured. There are multiple claims to its place of origin, including the Punjab region of South Asia and Glasgow in Scotland. It is among the United Kingdom’s most popular dishes, leading a government minister, Robin Cook, to claim in 2001 that it was “a true British national dish”
Vegetable Biryani is that quintessential rice dish which is synonymous with good food and celebrations. Made with rice, spices, and vegetables, Biryani is a one-pot dish that is often served with shorba (gravy) and raita. It’s a perfect party recipe that can also be made in a pressure cooker without layering. This biryani recipe is the traditional way of making biryani in a pot, sealed with dough and slow cooked. Traditional methods of cooking biryani, allow the spices to infuse with the rice and give it a nice smoky and unique flavor.
Fish Tacos have been part of Mexico’s culinary heritage for well over a hundred years. These folded tortillas can be stuffed with any number of fillings—with each Mexican state claiming stake to their own. Fish tacos are said to come from Baja California, Mexico’s northernmost state. While the original fish taco was made with deep-fried fish, this recipe—made with sautéed fish—is a delicious and fresh version. This recipe is easily doubled, which makes it a great dish to make when entertaining a crowd.
Celebrate Eid in a grand way with the royal Sheer Khurma! This aromatic silken pudding finds its origins with the Mughals and in Urdu translates to ‘sweetened milk with dried dates and Maya Foods Pure Ghee’. Re-create this simple and authentic recipe at home and celebrate good times with family and friends.
Pav Bhaji is one of the most popular street foods which can now be found across metro cities, even in high-end restaurants. A delicious and wholesome mix of assorted veggies like potatoes, tomatoes, cauliflower, green peas and capsicum along with plenty of onions, ginger and garlic are mashed on a griddle and flavored with a quintessential spice mix known as pav bhaji masala. This spicy vegetarian sabzi is served with a baked Indian bread roll called pav which is toasted along with a good dose of butter. This vegetarian classic is an all-day hit – works great as a meal and even as a snack. It’s one of the best ways to feed your kids plenty of veggies that too with a smile.
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- Potatoes 4 medium
- Tomatoes 4 medium
- Cauliflower 1/4 small
- Onions 2 medium
- Ginger 1 tsp paste
- Garlic paste
- Green capsicum 1 medium
- Green chilies 3-4
- Fresh coriander leaves 1/4 cup
- Green peas shelled 1/4 cup
- Lemons 2
- Oil 3 tablespoons
- Salt to taste
- Pav bhaji masala 1 1/2 tablespoons
- Butter 3 tablespoons
- Pav 8
- Boil, cool, peel and grate potatoes. Wash and finely chop tomatoes. Wash and grate cauliflower. Peel, wash and finely chop onion. Peel and wash ginger, garlic and grind to a fine paste.
- Wash, halve, remove seeds and finely chop capsicum. Wash, remove stems and finely chop green chilies.
- Clean, wash and finely chop fresh coriander leaves. Wash and boil the green peas in salted water till soft, drain and mash lightly and keep aside. Cut lemon into wedges.
- Heat oil in a pan and add the three-fourth quantity of chopped onions. Sauté till light brown. Add chopped green chilies and ginger garlic paste. Stir-fry for half a minute.
- Add half the quantity of chopped tomatoes and cook on medium heat for three to four minutes, stirring continuously or till oil separates from the masala. Add chopped capsicum, boiled and lightly mashed peas, grated cauliflower, grated boiled potatoes and one and a half cups of water.
- Bring it to a boil and simmer for ten minutes, pressing with the back of the spoon a few times, till all the vegetables are completely mashed. Add pav bhajee masala, salt and the rest of the chopped tomatoes. Cook on medium heat for two minutes, stirring continuously.
- Heat half of the butter in a thick-bottomed pan or a tawa. Slice pav horizontally into two and pan fry in butter for half a minute, pressing two or three times or till pav is crisp and light brown.
- Garnish the bhajee with chopped coriander leaves, remaining butter and serve hot with pav accompanied with remaining chopped onion and lemon wedges.
Serving Ideas: Serve Bhaji with roasted pav buns, chopped onion and sliced tomato in dinner. It can also be served as a party snack.
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