Saute Onions – Whole Red Chilly – Translucent – Add Tomatoes – Chilli powder – Turmeric – Cook till soft

Add Pumpkin – Stir – Cooked Beans – ¼ cup water – Cook 10 mnts

Garnish  – Greated coconut – salt to taste –  cook 2 to 3 minutes  – Done  – Enjoy


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Alsande BhajiIngredients

500 gms Red pumpkin

½ cup Alsande / Black eyed peas

2 medium onions chopped

1 Tomato chopped

3-4 chillies finely chopped

5 tablespoon freshly grated coconut

Oil as required

¼ teaspoon turmeric powder

¼ teaspoon chilli powder

Water as required

Salt to taste.


1. Wash the pumpkin.

2. Remove the skin and cut into cubes.


3. Soak the Black eyed peas for 4 hrs.


4. Cook the peas in a pressure cooker for 2 whistles.

5Red Pumpkin bhajiMethod:

1. Add oil to a kadai / pot and sauté the onions till they turn translucent.

2. Now add chilies and tomatoes. Cook till the tomatoes become soft.

3. Add turmeric and chill powder and set the gas of low flame.


4. Now add the red pumpkin and stir well.


5. After a min add the boiled black eyed peas and stir.


6. Add ¼ cup of water and put the…

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Dal Makhani – Lentils in Cream Sauce

Dal Makhani a Popular Lentil recipes from North India Punjabi cuisine made with Whole Black Lentils Or Urad dal and Kidney Beans or Rajma.

  • Soak – 1 cup  Urad dal, 1/2 Cup Red Kidney Beans – 3 -4 cups water – Overnight – Pressure Cook / or Instant Pot – 20 mnts – till soft and done
  • Saute – Heat -2 tbstp Ghee / Butter – 1 chopped Onion – 1 tsp Ginger – Garlic paste – Add – 1 tsp Chilli – Pinch Turmeric – Pinch Garam Masala – Salt to taste – Low flame – Add 2 tbsp Tomato paste
  • Mix – Cooked lentils with Sauce – Bring to Boil – Add – Half Cup Cream – Simmer on low flame – 5 mnts.
  • Garnish – Coriander Leaves. Serve – With Rice or Naan

Packed with the goodness of whole lentils and Spices, this Creamy Dal is super easy to make, flavorful Protein-rich, loved by all.


Naariyal Ke Laddoo — Sweet Coconut Balls

Mix Condensed Milk 250 gms – Desiccated coconut powder 250 gms – 1/4th cup extra coconut powder to roll out laddoos

Recipe for Coconut Ladoo, a ball shaped indian sweet or fudge prepared from fresh or desiccated coconut with milk and sugar for a moist and sweet dessert. Cardamom Powder can be used for Flavouring.

Naariyal ke Laddoo with condensed milk is a very quick way to prepare these traditional laddoos. 329 more words

Naariyal Ke Laddoo — Dees Platter

Grilled Caramelized Pineapple

Peel the pineapple and slice it in 8 slices (remove the middle part). If wooden grill sticks are being used, place them into cold water before sticking them into each pineapple slice.

Pour the honey and juice from a half lime onto a flat plate. Add the ground cinnamon and mix it all together. Place the pineapple slices onto the plate and make sure the honey mixture gets around all pineapple slices.

Grill the pineapple slices on the grill and turn around as soon as the sides starts to get grill marks. Let the pineapple cool down a bit.

This is a simple summer dessert, and delish! We normally have it after a bbq when the grill has been used for the entrée as well. The cinnamon is perfect to the sweet and caramelized pineapple. Serve it with a creamy vanilla ice cream and you have a perfect summer dessert for the whole family. […]

Grilled caramelized pineapple with cinnamon and vanilla ice cream — Scandinavian Simple Eating

Tomato Soup with Dumpling – Supă de roșii cu găluște

Boil – 2 Onions – 3 Bell Peppers – 1 Kilo Tomato – till Soft – Strain To remove seeds

Add – 1 Bunch Chopped Parsley – Salt to taste – 1 tbsp. Olive Oil – Bring to Boil – Soup Ready

Mix 2 eggs – 1 cup Coarse Semolina – rest -10 Mnts – large pot – salted water to a boil – reduce heat to medium low.

Dumplings – Use 2 spoons to form Oval Shape – Boil low flame few minutes – pour 1cup cold water – Bring to boil again – Strain and remove Cooked Dumplings

Serve – Cold – Tomato Dumplings with Soup

Recipe for Romanian Tomato Soup With dumplings Shared by my Romanian Friend Gina who dealing with Tomato abundance this Summer. Huge Sun-warmed tomatoes dreaming of ways to serve them.

Sweet Potato Brownies

Preheat – Oven to 325 F.

Microwave  – 3/4 c.+ 2 tbsp. peanut butter – 15-20 seconds

Blend  -3/4 c. sweet potato puree – Peanut butter  – 1/3 c. oat flour – 1/2 c. brown sugar – 1/4 c. cocoa powder – 1 tsp. vanilla extract – 1 tsp. baking soda – pinch of salt

Bake – 20 Mnts – Cool 10 Min. – Done

Gluten-free and Vegan Sweet Potato Brownies  healthier than your typical brownie recipe because peanut butter is used instead […]

via Sweet Potato Brownies (GF + Vegan) — The Gastronomy Gal




Kaddu Ka Saag – Creamy Lentil Spinach

Kaddu Ka Saag - Creamy Lentil with Pumpkin leaves

Boil – 1/2 Cup Yellow Lentils (toor Dal) – 1 tsp.  Turmeric Powder –  Until – cooked

Saute – 1 tsp. Oil – 1 knob butter –  1 tsp. each Mustard seeds – cumin – 1 chopped Onion -2 cloves Garlic –  2 green chillies  till translucent.  Add 1 tomato  and cook 3- 4 minutes.

Add – to above – Chopped Young Pumpkin leaves and flowers (4 -5 cups) – salt to taste –  bring to boil – Add Cooked lentils –  boil for 2 mins – Done.

Enjoy with Rice or Naan

Note :  Adjust Salt and Spice to taste. Use Spinach instead of  Pumpkin / Squash  Leaves.

Easy Vegetarian recipe with Indian Spices combined with  Creamy Lentils and Spinach of Choice.




Salted Banana Caramel Tarte


Salted Banana Caramel Tarte Tatin

Caramel – Melt 100g Brown Sugar  – 75g. Butter  – Low heat without Stirring – 4 – 6 mnts. — Spread Oven Proof dish.

Slice – 4 bananas – 2cm-thick slices –  arrange  circular pattern on Caramel –  sprinkle  a little sea salt.

Cover – Circular Puff Pastry – top of Banana slices – Tuck Edges around Slices

Bake – Preheated Oven – 25-30 mnts till done –  Cool 5 Mnts

Serve – Turn upside down on a plate  –  Sprinkle Dry Coconut Flakes

Total time to make 30 mnts.  Total time to eat 3 mnts.  Enjoy!!

Recipe for Yummy and  delicious Tarte Tatin inspired by French classic Dessert – Caramelized Banana on layers of Flaky, Buttery Puff Pastry, Garnished with Coconut Flakes.



Palappam Or Appam / Coconut Rice Pancake

Appam - Rice Pancake

Blend – 2 cups Rice Powder – 1/2 cup Cooked Rice – 2 tbsp. Grated Coconut  – 1 cup Coconut Milk –  1  tsp. Salt – Smooth Consistancy – Batter

Mix – 1 tsp. Yeast – 1/4 Cup Water -1 tsp. Sugar –  15 mnts – till Frothing –  Mix to above

Ferment – Batter mixed with Yeast – Overnight.

Garnish – Chop – Bell Peppers – Mixed Colors – Small Pcs – Wash and Drain – 1 Cup (Optional Step).

Heat – Grease Pan – Pour Ladelful  Batter – Spread – thick middle – Thin Sides – Sprinkle  Garnish.

Cook – Close it with a lid and cook on low heat +/- 1 mnt – Done. Continue – with rest of Batter.

Serve – Appam with Spicy Vindaloo Or Chicken Korma or Stew or Egg Curry.  For sweeter version serve with Coconut milk and Sugar.

Note :  Adjust consistancy of Batter with more water or Rice powder as necessary.

Recipe for Kerala Indian Appam.   Pancakes with Crisp Lace Sides and Soft Centres.  Gluten Free and Vegan Pancake from India.