Recipe Index

Appetizers and snacks

“COOKERY IS NOT CHEMISTRY. IT IS AN ART. IT REQUIRES INSTINCT AND TASTE
RATHER THAN EXACT MEASUREMENTS” -MARCEL BOULESTIN
Paneer sesame pan tikki
STUFFED TOMATO (TOMATO BAKED WITH PANEER STUFFING)
PANEER SESAME PAN TIKKI (CRISP COTTAGE CHEESE WITH SESAME AND GARLIC FLAVOURS)
GOBI 65 (POPULAR RESTAURANT INDO-CHINESE STARTER)
CRISP BABYCORN (SIMPLE BABYCORN FRITTERS, VERY CRISPY, VERY EASY!)
SOYA GRANULES CUTLET (HEALTHY AND FILLING!)
ROASTED POTATO WITH GARLIC (WITHOUT OVEN)
RAW/GREEN BANANA SNACK! (READ FOR -WHY YOU SHOULD BE EATING MORE GREEN BANANAS?)
CORN CHEESE SNACK
GREEN PEPPER & SOYA GRANULES CHEESE CUPS
PANEER TIKKA- GRILLED PANEER WITH VEGETABLES
PEANUT AND SESAME STUFFED CHILLY PEPPERS
STUFFED TOMATOES (WITH SPINACH, POTATOES AND TOPPED WITH CHEDDAR)
HOMEMADE THIN AND THICK CRUST PIZZA- PIZZA DOUGH AND PIZZA SAUCE!

Baked stuffed potatoes with green peas and cheddar!

ROASTED SPICED CAULIFLOWER- GOBI TIKKA (INDIAN MONSOON TREAT)
CORN AND SPINACH AU GRATIN -MADE HEALTHIER AND EASY!
CORN AND YELLOW MOONG DAL KHAMAN DHOKLA- CORN AND YELLOW MOONG LENTIL STEAMED CAKES! (MICROWAVE,VEGAN, HEALTHY, DELICIOUS)
Spinach and fenugreek steamed dumplings- Methi palak muthia (microwave,vegan and pregnancy)
Tempered mixed sprouts salad! (DIY for pregnant you!)

Breakfast

“All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast” -John Gunther

Oats poriddge with cinnamon and caramalised nuts

Upma ( when nothing works, upma works!)
Dosa Batter (Try at home)
Accompaniments with dosa 
Classic tomato cheese omellete (Must for breakfast, so quick & so healthy!)
Masala dosa (heavenly tasty!)
Oats porridge with cinnamon and caramalised nuts ( A must try!)
Veg-chutney sandwich (yet another sandwich)
Poha (quick & stomuch filling)
Oats rava dosa ( oats semolina pancake with spicy peanut dip)
Steamed semolina pancakes – Rava idli!
Sago khichdi-A snack during Fast (What is sago?)
Savoury oats breakfast- Vegetable oats upma!

Savoury oats and lentil breakfast- Oats pongal!

Instant whole wheat and oats dosa/pancakes
Besan chilla- chickpea flour pancakes (vegan, gluten free breakfast)
Corn and yellow moong dal khaman dhokla- Corn and yellow moong lentil steamed cakes! (microwave,vegan, healthy, delicious)
Green moong bean pancakes with ginger chutney- Pessurrattu with allam chutney (Healthy and vegan)

Bread & paratha

Puri aloo bhaji (indian fried bread with potato curry)
Potato-spinach stuffed indian bread with yogurt dip! (Aloo-palak ke parathe)
Spiced cabbage stuffed indian flat bread!- Gobi ke parathe!
Sweet potato and beetroot burger with indian touch!
Sunday special: Rice flour and spinach pancakes!
All greens- Fenugreek leaves, spinach and coriander flat bread- Methi palak paratha!
Radish flat bread- Mooli paratha!
Homemade thin and thick crust pizza- Pizza dough and pizza sauce!
whole wheat and bajri(pearl millet)   beetroot paratha

 

Curry or subzi

“Vegetables are a must on a diet.  I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread,
and pumpkin pie” -Jim Davis

Rajma tomato saag

Rajma tomato saag (red kidney beans cooked in tomato gravy)
Aloo mutter (simple and easy)
Okra sesame masala
Simple chickpea curry!- Chole!
Sweet and spicy pumpkin curry!
Spicy egg tomato curry
Spring onion(green shallots) and lentils stir fried curry
Stir fried green beans with coconut
Potato and green pepper in flax seed gravy!
Potato and peas in spicy spinach gravy!
Pumpkin and sesame curry! (sweet and spicy)
Spinach in sesame and yogurt gravy!
Curried beetroot- beetroot subzi!
Mung bean and raw mango curry!

 

Chutney , sauce & pickle

“A recipe has no soul. You, as the cook, must bring soul to the recipe”
-Thomas Keller
Date and tamarind chutney(Sweet and tangy dip)
Simple coconut and mint chutney!
Raw tomato chutney – spicy and tangy! (South-indian style)
Fresh tomato mint chutney!
Sorrel leaves chutney- Gongura chutney- Ambaadi chutney- Iron rich chutney!
Bottle gourd chutney- lauki chutney- sorakai chutney! (A low-fat chutney)
Raw mango and garlic chutney!
Spiced plum jam(no pectin ) and a homesick tale!

Chaats and salads

“If we’re not willing to settle for junk living, we certainly shouldn’t
settle for junk food” -Sally Edwards

vinicooksveg

Corn cucumber salsa salad (within minutes!)
Cucumber raita (yogurt salad)
Papdi chaat !(popular Indian savoury snack)
Eggplant (brinjal) rolls with spinach and corn and fresh tomato mint chutney!
Simple chickpea salad  with quick dressing!
Crunchy and spicy- Pani puri!
Spinach and orange yogurt salad- Raita!
Quick green peas and sweet corn salad- Mattar chaat!
Sweet potato and raw mango salad!
Spinach raita- Palak raita!
Papaya, mango and basil salad!
Avacado and Pomegranate raita!
       TEMPERED MIXED SPROUTS SALAD! (DIY FOR PREGNANT YOU!)

Rice & types

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.”
– Virginia Woolf
lemon rice

lemon rice

Lemon Rice (quick, traditional and tasty)
Veg methi pulao with tomato raita 
Simple veg fried rice (A treat for hungry soul)
Paneer peas pulao (quick , easy & tasty too!)
One dish meal-Rice, lentils and vegetables,khichdi! (kind of Indian rissoto!)
Quick vegetable pilaf (pulao) with cucumber and tomato raita!
Simple Meal : Cumin and mint rice with peas and potato in tomato gravy and onion-tomato raita!
Quick paneer biryani!
Vangi bhaat- Spiced eggplant(brinjal) rice!
Curd rice- Tempered yogurt rice!
Red kidney bean pilaf in fresh coconut milk- Rajma pilaf in fresh coconut milk!

Soup & dal

“Great cooking is about being inspired by the simple things around you
— fresh markets, various spices. It doesn’t necessarily have to look
fancy.” – G. Garvin
Spinach daal(lentils)- Palak daal

Spinach daal(lentils)- Palak daal

kasoori methi dal (Any time and any day)
Tomato Rasam (Tangy, spicy and must for south indian dining table)
Sunday special- Jeera rice with daal tadka! (Cumin rice with tempered lentils)
Sweet corn soup with a dash of oats and mint!
Spinach daal(lentil)- Palak daal!
Red chilly, fenugreek seeds and garlic tempered lentils- Quick , easy and tasty dal!
Tomato and carrot soup- Indian style!
Spinach and chickpea thick soup- The indian way!
Raw mango and tomato dal- Andhra style!

Beverages

“One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly
stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating”
-Luciano Pavarotti
Tasty buttermilk

Tasty buttermilk

Tasty buttermilk
Beauty and detox drink: Beet-carrot-tomato juice with ginger and mint!
Carrot and apple juice with tulsi and mint- A summer drink!
Papaya and mango smoothie!
Fresh pomegranate juice with cumin and rosewater!

Desserts

“It’s my belief that cooking is a craft. I think that you can push it into the
realm of art, but it starts with craft. It starts with an understanding of
materials. It starts with an understanding of where foods are grown.”
– Tom Colicchio

lauki halwa

Lauki(dudhi, bottle gourd) halwa (Quick Indian Dessert)
Chickoo(sapodilla) custard pudding
Almond payasam- badam kheer. (Happy Dhantheras!)
Semiya kheer – Indian sweet dish!
My first cake: Dark chocolate cake!
Gajar halwa- Carrot halwa! (Quick Indian dessert!)
Basic sponge cake (eggless) and cookbooks!
Rich chocolate cake with chocolate glaze (vegan)!
Mocha cake with chocolate and almonds! (vegan)
A sinful chocolate dessert for two- Choco-lava cake! (eggless and super easy!)

Whole wheat banana and chocolate marble cake- eggless,vegan and low fat!

 

“After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relatives” -Oscar Wilde

Back to the basics!

Curried flax-seed powder- healthy and storable! (for salads and curries)

Home made paneer- How to prepare indian cottage cheese!

Home-made garlic paste and ginger paste!

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  1. Thanks for following my blog! I am looking forward to checking out all of your delicious looking recipes 🙂

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