Bendakaya Rice | Bhindi Rice | Okra Rice | Vendakkai Sadam

Bhindi rice/ Okra rice/ Vendakkai rice is a quick and easy to make rice that can be prepared either with fresh or left over rice. This is a gluten-free, and vegan simple one-pot meal. It involves just tossing of rice in spicy tempered okra mixture. Bhindi rice is yummy tasting masala flavored rice with simple…

Protein Energy Balls | Energy Bites

Energy Balls/Bites – We are all about healthy snacks that the whole family loves! These sweet, no bake treat Energy Balls makes the perfect snack, made with whole grain oats, peanut butter, honey, chocolate chips, and rice crisps for a nice crunch. Make a big batch to have them on hand for any occasion! These…

Basic Healthy 2 min breakfast with Oats and Fruit

This healthy oatmeal can be made instantly in just 2 mins. This is very filling and satisfying with fruit you love. Oats have so many health benefits! Oats are a whole grain, low in saturated fat, low in cholesterol, naturally gluten-free and a good source of fiber, thiamin, magnesium, phosphorus and manganese. The soluble fiber in…

5 Minute Sprouts Salad | Moong Bean Sprouts w/o salt | Pesalu

Super quick protein packed, healthy and delicious salad made with freshly sprouted moong beans with your choice of veggies and freshly grated coconut. The best thing is there is no cooking process involved and more nutrients in low cost. Protein value increases as they sprouting longer in size. This can be perfectly served as a…

Mint Paratha with Fresh Mint Leaves | Pudina Paratha/Chapathi

Mint Paratha is a healthy flat bread recipe, simple, quick and delicious recipe prepared with fresh mint leaves and whole wheat flour. Good substitute for Naans and Tandoori Rotis. Pudina paratha recipe is prepared by mixing the mint leaves and few spices with wheat flour. Mint Paratha is a popular Panjabi Breakfast option. The Parathas…

4 Mojito Mocktails

Need a quick and delicious drink for this summer? You’re looking at it(them😀). They are not just fruit juice. They are fancy enough to feel special but simple enough that anyone can make it. These are fun and sophisticated fruit concoctions that the whole family could enjoy. Here are a few ideas to cool yourself…

Bruschetta

Bruschetta is a lip smacking delicious classic Italian starter. This incredible food is done in minutes with a few simple ingredients. Bruschetta is one of the best ways to enjoy the summer. Toasted bread gets rubbed with garlic (don’t skip it, it’s the best part) and topped with simply marinated tomatoes. The brighter and juicier…

Veggie Bean Quesadillas

Crispy quesadillas – step by step directions, along with pictures, for how to put this flavorful meal together in 30 minutes. loaded with black beans, peppers, onion, corn, spices and lots of cheese! This easy recipe for Black Bean Quesadillas is perfect for weeknights, game day parties, and makes a delightful school lunches. A super…

Stuffed Mango Kulfi

Originally posted on Siri's Food Lab:
Stuffed mango kulfi recipe is a delicious ice cream recipe inside mango with video and step by step instructions. Kulfi is made with full fat milk and sugar or condensed milk. Kulfi is prepared by reducing milk by boiling. Making this ice cream is very easy with only…

Strawberry Quinoa Spinach Salad

This Strawberry Spinach Quinoa Salad is perfect to make this spring and summer when berries are at their peak. It will also be a lovely salad to make for Mother’s Day. It can be served with brunch or dinner. This salad takes almost no time to make if you cook your quinoa ahead of time….

Mango Cream/Mango Parfait

The perfect dessert for Mother’s day… Treat, impress and show gratitude to your mother with this fancy, delicious and lip smacking dessert with all your love.. ❤

Methi Pakoda | Methi Na Gota

Methi Pakora/Pakoda – is a traditional Guajarati tea-time Snack recipe made with finely chopped methi (fenugreek) leaves, besan (chickpea flour) and a few spices available in our kitchen. We all love pakoras, don’t we? These crispy outside, soft & fluffy inside golden balls are full of flavor and can also be served as a breakfast…

Tik Tok Tortilla Wrap hack | 8 Filling Ideas

I am doing this a little late but I happened to try many versions and variations with this tik tok food trend with tortilla/chapathi wrap. This trendy Tik Tok tortilla wrap hack that’s gone viral is worth the hype. It’s melty, and soft on the inside, crispy on the outside, surprisingly portable and endlessly customizable!…

Tomato Pickle | Andhra Style Tomato Nilva Pachadi with Sun Drying Method

South India is very popular in pickle making and the range of pickles from instant chutney/pachadi to year round pickles (stay fresh without spoiling). Nilva or Niluva means staying fresh for months. Traditionally tomato nilava pachadi is made by sun drying salted fresh tomatoes. This process dries out and removes the moisture from the tomatoes…

Paanakam and Vadapappu

Paanakam, Vadapappu – are offered to lord Sri Rama for Sri Rama Navami. Sri Rama Navami falls on the 9th day of Chaithra masam every year. As Sri Rama Navami is around the corner (when this recipe was posted), thought of posting the recipe for a traditional drink Paanakam here in my blog. All Hindus…

Moong Dal Salad |Pesara Pappu Salad |Kosambari

Moong dal salad is popularly known as Kosambari. Kosambari is a really light, and refreshing salad and can be made on any occasion. This cooling salad is perfect snack for summer months. This is served as a side on Rama Navami festival along with paanakam. You can serve it as a side dish with your regular…

Instant Beerakaya Dosa | Ridge Gourd Dosa

Beerakaya Dosa – it is one of the healthy & Instant dosa recipes which can be easily served for breakfast, lunch and dinner as it offers essential components like dietary fibers, high water content, vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, magnesium and vitamin B6. It is naturally low in calorie content, low in unhealthy saturated fats…

Mamidikaya Chithrannam | Raw Mango Rice

Mamidikaya Chithrannam –  In Andhra Pradesh, people celebrate the season’s fresh produce of mangoes by preparing Mamidikaya Chithrannam (Green mango rice) and a wide variety of mango pickles. Mamidikaya Chithrannam is a South Indian rice delicacy, prepared similar to Lemon rice or coconut rice which most of us make at home. This is our traditional…

Ugadi Pachadi

 Ugadi Pachadi – Ugadi, the name came from Yuga +Adi. In sanskrit Yuga means era, Adi means beginning. Ugadi means beginning of an era. Ugadi is celebrated as new year’s day in Andhra pradesh and Karnataka. The same festival is celebrated in Maharashra with a different name as Gudi Padwa. Ugadi is celbrated based on…

Sabudana Janthikalu | Saggubiyyam Karalu | Sago Murukku

Enjoy this traditional and crunchy savory snack during this festive season. Just follow the easy steps given below and enjoy…Janthikalu or Murukulu/Murukku/KArAlu is a popular snack recipe in Andhra Pradesh. There are hundreds of different varieties of murukku/chakli recipes to choose from. Basically Janthikalu recipes are prepared with rice flour, besan, urad flour, sesame seeds,…