Moong Dal Salad

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 panakam. You can serve it as a side dish with your regular meals…

Dry Fruit Laddu/Date & Nut Laddu

Dry Fruit Laddus are very delicious and very nutritious and super quick to make. Dry fruit laddu is an instant and healthy laddu prepared with only dates and nuts without any sugar or jaggery. This healthy laddu does not require edible gum for bonding. Dry fruit laddu is usually prepared during festival season. These are…

Egg less Banana Walnut Muffins

Banana Muffins are a delicious snack which everyone loves. Easy to make, ready in 30 mins with step by step photos. Try, enjoy and let me know how you like them. The batter is easy to make. Walnuts in this recipe can be substituted with chocolate chunks. If you prefer, both can be used. Greek…

Green Kobbera kaaram

This Green kobbera kaaram/green chilli coconut paste comes very handy in so many curries. This can be made in bulk and refrigerated or frozen for future use. It will be good for months if frozen. If you are the person who likes curries with no masalas, this is a nice option to add spiciness to…

Mexican Pizza

The recipe I chose today is something we all love. Taco Bell style Mexican Pizza is one of our very favorite Pizza. In Taco Bell, Mexican Pizzas are in layers. I am making them in 1 layer and using more veggies. I am sharing vegetarian version by using just the beans (usually they use beef…

Kale Chips

This is a low calorie nutritious snack. Kale Chips are Vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, and also sugar and soy free. This is a snack for everyone without any guilt. Very simple and easy, anyone can make. This serves as a great side with rice, tastes very good when you mix crunchy kale with hot rice. It…

Beerakaya Pachadi

Beerakaya is known as Ridge Gourd in English. This healthy pachadi/chutney is a good combination for hot steamed rice, chapathi, poori, jonna rotte, rice rava upma, dosa and idli. This is a healthy addition to the menu. There are many variations to make this pachadi. I am sharing the simplest version here. How to make…

Kale berry and Grape Smoothie

This is an easy way to get raw kale into your diet. Fruits mask the taste of kale and the end result is a tasty smoothie! This smoothie can be served as a breakfast or with breakfast and great way to include fruits and leafy greens in your diet. step by step photos

Punugulu

Punugulu is a simple snack recipe and perfect snack for a rainy day. A simple and easy snack recipe prepared with the unbleached all purpose flour or maida (usually maida/all purpose flour is bleached and unhealthy, but this is unbleached and organic) as a side dish to afternoon lunch or as evening snack recipe. It is…

Guacamole Sandwich

This is a healthy sandwich that can be made in less than 10 mins if the guacamole is ready. This sandwich is very filling and yet satisfying. You can find the guacamole recipe in Mexican food section or click on this guacamole link .

Guacamole

Guacamole is a Mexican dip, goes well with any Mexican food. This homemade Guacamole recipe makes a perfect party starter. This is vegan and gluten free for every one to enjoy. This makes a perfect side for corn/tortilla chips. Also, can be used in sandwiches and wraps as filling. To make perfect guacamole use ripe…

Mint Rice/Pudina Rice/Green Pulao

Mint Rice/Pudina Rice/Green Pulao is a fragrant, spicy and tasty rice which is made of mint leaves, cilantro, green chillies, fresh coconut, garlic and ginger garlic paste. Even though it is called mint rice, I use more of cilantro also for the great flavor. This is a simple yet crowd pleasing rice recipe which is…

Mashed Potato Masala/Alu Masala

Mashed Potato Masala with step by step photos. This Mashed potato Masala is useful in many recipes. This is can be used in making sandwiches, sev batata puri, pani puri, potato/alu tikki, alu parata, samosa… Since this is common in many recipes, I am blogging this as a separate recipe for easy access. This is…

Avocado Sandwich

Avocado Sandwich – this fresh and simple vegetarian sandwich is made with  avocado, tomato, cucumber, jalapenos and green chutney. Part of the distinctive taste of this sandwich comes from the green chutney I make. I don’t use mint in the green chutney I use for this recipe. In my original version of this sandwich I was using…

Green Chutney

Green Chutney goes well with all kinds of Indian food, sandwiches, burgers, appetizers such as samosas, pakoras, papads, kati rolls, chats, as a side with your dinner, or as a dip for veggies. This is no cook chutney will be ready with in 10 mins. Store this in an air tight jar/bottle, refrigerate and use…

Tomato Rice

Tomato rice is a simple, flavorful, spicy one pot dish made with Basmati rice, tomatoes, veggies, and spices. This can be made in pressure cooker or electric rice cooker. I am showing this recipe using Instant Pot(IP). Water measurement may vary with each one. Total time for this recipe is 25-30 mins. Tomato rice can…

Jonna Rotte/Jowar Roti

This is a Healthy roti with jowar/sorghum millets, aids in weight loss and controls diabetes, rich in vitamins and minerals and fiber.

Creamy Avocado

This simple quick creamy avocado is a healthy choice for breakfast. You can use it as a dip for raw veggies and chips. Even though we use honey in this recipe, it is neither sweet nor bland. The subtle flavor with combination of avocado, milk, honey, nuts, dry fruits and seeds satisfies your cravings. How…

Beerakaya/Ridge Gourd Sambar

This is also known as “Kammani Pappu”. Refreshing Beerakaya/Ridge gourd sambar/stew is very easy and quick to make. This side dish prepared with toor dal, ridge gourd and tamarind extract. This sambar goes very well with rice. Step by step photo instructions Cook 1/3 cup dal, mash, keep it aside. 2. Cut beerakaya/ridge gourd, and…

Rice Rava Upma/Biyyam Nooka Upma

Today I’m blogging a very very simple, wholesome, healthy tiffin recipe. Good menu option for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner as it makes a complete meal by itself. This upma is made from coarsely ground rice, rice rava (biyyam rava). If you need to prepare breakfast/dinner in less than 30 minutes and don’t have any veggies…