Celebrate Eid with dates, sevaiyan, phirni, keema-matar, baba ghannouj, kibbeh and other festive dishes from India, Pakistan and parts of the Arab world.
Carrot halwa or gajor er halwa is often made for celebrating the auspicious night of Shab-e-barat. It is sweet, and is delicious by itself. It can be also served with parathas or loochis.
This is a simple recipe that you can serve as an appetizer or a meal in a wrap with onions and coriander chutney. Just great for rainy evenings and a movie...
This is a popular recipe for kheer, flavoured with cardamon and rose water. Serve warm or cold. Fresh milk, rice and nuts are considered 'satvic' foods in Ayurveda. Satvic foods help balance one's doshas (subtle energies), nourish the body, the mind and ultimately, pave the way for one's spiritual evolution.
From Amritsar to Chennai, this recipe for ever popular Chhole goes great with rice, naan, bhature or even aloo tikkis! Slather on some imli chutney and they're great even in sandwiches!
Is there a home in India that doesn't start its morning with a steaming cup of kadak chai? Or have it after dopeher ka siesta? This is my mother's recipe for masala chai. You can easily multiply the ingredients to make your monthly stash. Masala Chai goes great with paranthas, aloo tikki, samose or mithai. The peppercorns and cinnamon are great for the throat and stomach.
The wonderful flavours of the Mediterranean region inspired me to make this yummy dish. You may use mutton if you can't find lamb.
Simple wonderful on a cold monsoon evening! Chicken soup is often credited with being a panacea for all kinds of ills, and this version – with its warming spices and vibrant colour – should perk up anyone. Serve with ghee wala parathas.
Dates are ever popular for Ramadan and Eid. Start your day with these crunchy, delicious, filling balls rolled in coconut, serve them at Iftar or enjoy at the Eid feast.
Use fresh mushrooms for this dish. They add a wonderfully concentrated flavour to this fast and easy dish. Serve with creamy pasta and a tender tomato salad. Delicious!
I love Thai food and this recipe comes from a very good Thai restaurant.
Nargisi kofta is boiled eggs stuffed inside a shell of kheema. This dish is a little time consuming, but makes a fantastic party dish. Your guests will be impressed.
What makes this curry special is the “bhuna” part. This consists of pan frying the meat with spices. The meat cooks in its own juices, which is what gives the deep flavour. It is a bit time consuming, but the end result is delicious.
A wildly popular dessert that‘s found at any Rajasthani wedding and at sawan ki teej. It’s best had with warm milk.
If you are like me and enjoy besan in sweets, then you will love Besan ladoo. What is even better is that they're very easy to make and keep well for many days. Not that they will last that long!
Kori Rotti is a Mangalorean speciality. Kori means chicken, and rottis, in this case, are not the traditional chapattis or rotis. They are a special kind of bread, which are made of rice paste and then dried, so quite hard and crispy and are made into sheets that are then broken into pieces. These rottis, when soaked by the chicken curry, absorb it and turn quite soft. A real taste and texture sensation!
I invented this recipe just to make my son eat gujiya. Adding just a little bit of food color presents a colorful Holi snack kids can't resist picking up.
My mom used to makes this as a treat when I got good marks in tests at school.
This is one of the most famous sweet dishes in Rajasthan. This sweet dish is made on every occasion especially weddings.
Easy to make coconut laddoos. I love the way they crumble.
A fancy dish of soaked rice, milk and nuts.