Really easy to make and can be still be made successfully without self raising flour as I once tried it with plain flour unknowingly. They turned out fine but not as light and fluffy. May need to double recipe for hungry people.
This is a traditional sweet, popular all over India. Often cooked as pooja prasad, this recipe is made using 1 1/4 of any measure (instead of one). It is believed that using the extra measure will usher in prosperity and happiness.
A classic African dish which can be served as an accompaniment to dishes such as Egusi Soup, a rich spicy soup. Traditionally this dish is eaten communally with your hands. A small amount is rolled in the hand, then dipped into the soup before being eaten.
While teaching English in Asia the past several years, I've been lucky to exchange some delicious and authentic recipes with local people. This Vietnamese Sandwich, or Banh Mi, is brilliant and it is a nice break from common sandwiches. Use garlic chilli sauce but Indonesian sambal or Korean chilli paste can also be substituted. This is an authentic recipe of French influenced Vietnamese cuisine.
I love Gujarati style kadhi. It is more watery than Punjabi kadhi and I particularly like the sweet-sourness that is typical of Gujarati cooking. This kadhi is great with plain rice or khichdi.
This is a very easy recipe to make and tastes good especially if you like tomatoes! I picked it up from an Aunt and enjoy it by itself or with rice.
A sweet curry prepared with ripe mangoes. Very widely used in Kerala during the mango season.
This is my grandma's recipe that was made every Sunday morning as a family tradition! I crave it once in a while and is simple to make!
This is a quick and easy recipe to make if you are in a rush for dinner!
This is a great recipe for days when you are too cold and lazy to cook! You could have it as a meal or as a soup entree with a meal.
This is a typical daal that Sindhi's have with puris! It brings back memories of my childhood days at my grandma's house!
This is a flavourful aromatic curry that is usually enjoyed by people who like the taste of coconut! This is very easy and quick to make!
This is a simple dish to make that tastes good with rotis!
If you are a garlic lover, this chutney can accompany anything. Sometimes I eat it with plain chapatti or paratha and that tastes great too.
I make this almost every week and it tastes great every time.
This is a sweet form of daliya (porridge) traditionally served during Dushehra. You can add lots of nuts, khoya and make it an outstanding dish.
This is one of the few green vegetables available in western Rajasthan. The crunchiness of the radish complements the soft spinach and that takes it to another level of flavor.
One of the most famous delicacies of Rajasthan. This is traditional yet so versatile. I make it for every party and it is always a hit.
Easy to make salad.
This is a side dish cooked mainly in rural Western India. Simple to make and a good accompaniment with chapatis or naans. Serve hot or cold.