KODBELE |CRUNCHY BUTTERMILK RINGS

Crunchy buttermilk rings
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Kodbele (code-bay-lay) is a simple gluten-free, crunchy, buttermilk and flour snack. And no, they are not onion rings although their appearance screams otherwise! For those of you who have not read my About section, my mom has influenced my cooking significantly. I have a few recipes on the blog which are exactly how she makes them. This eggplant rice here and this radish dip here are a couple of examples; and now Kodbele. The reason I am bringing my mom up in this blog post is because she used to pack these kodbele for my lunch sometimes. You can understand… Continue reading

GRILLED BROCCOLI-CAULIFLOWER KEBABS

Grilled Broccoli Kebabs
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Grilled Broccoli? Yum! Grilled Cauliflower? Delicaso! Tandoori masala? Oh yes! My dinner yesterday was a triple treat with the three coming together with a spicy cabbage  salad & homemade whole wheat tortillas (Phulkas). And, it was all super healthy, just about 200 calories per serving. Oh, did I mention that it was Deee-lectable? Because, it was indeed. So…. I am trying to eat healthy. Not for any particular reason, just for general well-being. Being the foodie that I am and with food blogging added, it is almost impossible for me to go on a crash diet or skip any meal in… Continue reading

EGGLESS SPONGE CAKE

Eggless Sponge Cake
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Eggless sponge cake is in my opinion a blank canvas. A sponge cake is the base for most pastries. I like a vanilla sponge cake because it kind of is a neutral flavor. Like I said, a blank canvas. Paint your imagination with frosting and flavours. I almost prefer the flavour of an eggless sponge cake over the one with egg (probably because egg has quite a dominating flavour). But I feel the one with egg turns out tad more fluffier. I toy around with both while baking.  The search for a perfect sponge cake seems to go on. I… Continue reading

CREAMY YOGURT RICE | CURD RICE

Yogurt Rice, Curd Rice
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While Yogurt Rice is a very simple dish and most of you might scoff at my post for handing out a recipe for it (Why do I need a recipe? All I need is yogurt and rice!). Na-ah, the perfect yogurt rice has no lumps in it, is not sour, not dry, is creamy, has the perfect balance of salt and spice and soothes a weary mind like the sound of the ocean playing from a baby sound machine! I am the biggest fan of yogurt and I can eat it with almost anything. There is no need to hunt… Continue reading

ALOO NAZAKAT | TANDOORI CURRIED POTATOES

Aloo Nazakat
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I love dishes which have names that are hard to pronounce. I know it sounds ridiculous but I always had this notion that if the name sounds so exotic, the dish must have some rich history and by default, it has to taste amazing! 😀 I have been proved wrong sometimes but not with this one! Aloo Nazakat is truly a divine dish! Crisp potato shells stuffed with cottage cheese, marinated with spices and baked…. I don’t think I should talk more. Jumping straight ahead to the recipe for Aloo Nazakat PrintALOO NAZAKAT | TANDOORI CURRIED POTATOED Prep Time: 20… Continue reading

RAITA | VEG SALAD WITH YOGURT DRESSING

Raita
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Raita is prepared in many ways throughout India to serve as a side with food, mainly rice. I love the taste of vegetable raita, especially the blend of tomato juice with yogurt. It took me a while to attain perfection and mine would end up with lumps of yogurt until I just stumbled upon the idea of rectifying that one fine day! PrintRAITA | VEG SALAD WITH YOGURT DRESSING Prep Time: 10 minutesTotal Time: 10 minutes Serves: 3-4 Ingredients1/4 cup finely chopped onion 1/4 cup finely chopped cucumber 1/4 cup finely chopped tomatoes 2tbsp finely chopped green bell pepper (capsicum)… Continue reading