Everyday Cooking

Halwai July 12, 2024

Ingredients: • 250 g – ladies finger • 2.5 cups -yogurt • 3/4 tsp – chilli powder Method: Cut the ladyfinger into small round pieces. Heat oil and add seasoning and fry ladyfinger. Add chilli powder. After it is cooked, add beaten yogurt and salt. Garnish with coriander leaves. Recipe courtesy of Nirmala

Halwai July 11, 2024

Ingredients: • 115 gms (1/2 cup) – warm Milk (approx 60 degrees C) • 1.5 tsp – Dry yeast • 1 tsp – Sugar • 400 gms – flour • 2 tbsp – Sugar • 1/2 tsp – salt • 2 – large eggs • 2 tbsp – oil • Butter • Icing Sugar Method: […]

Halwai July 10, 2024

Ingredients: • For batter: • 250 g – Bengal Gram flour/besan/chickpea flour (1.5 cup) • 1/2 cup – curd/yogurt (not very sour) • 1/2 cup – water • 1/2 tsp – cooking/baking soda • For seasoning to be mixed with the batter (to be added just before cooking): • 1 tbsp – oil • 1 […]

Halwai July 10, 2024

Ingredients: • 3/4 cup – soya granules/meal maker • 3 Green chillies • 2 tsp – Lemon juice • 3/4 cup – cleaned, chopped Coriander leaves • 1 tsp – gram dal • salt to taste Method: Soak soya granules in warm water for 10 minutes. Grind all ingredients with required quantity of water to […]

Halwai July 6, 2024

Ingredients: • 4 cups – Chicken stock • 4 cups – water • 1 pound – dried split peas (about 2-1/4 cups) • 1 to 2 lb – smoked Ham • 1 – medium sized Onion • 1 tsp – salt • 1/4 tsp – pepper • 2 or 3 – carrots, chopped • 2 […]

Halwai July 3, 2024

Ingredients: • 2.5 cups – Kaju powder (cashew nut) • 1/2 cup – Sugar for Kaju mixture • 1 cup – Pista powder (Pistachio) • 1/2 cup – Sugar (heaped) for Pista mixture • Saffron for decoration Method: Add water to 1/2 cup sugar, heat and prepare a semi thick syrup. Add kaju powder, mix […]

Halwai July 1, 2024

Ingredients: • 3 cups – sugar. • 3 cups – water. • 3 bunches – pudina leaves. • 3/4 cup – vinegar. • green food colour. Method: Boil sugar, water and pudina leaves together. Let it cool. Add a few drops of green colour. Mix in the vinegar. Strain through a clean cloth. Bottle and […]

Halwai June 28, 2024

Ingredients: • 250 gms – Flour • 125 gms – Sugar • 1/4 litre – Milk • 1 – small packet of vanilla sugar  • 3 – eggs • 50 ml – Oil • Half a packet baking powder • A pinch of salt Method: Put flour, baking powder, sugar and salt into a mixing […]

Halwai June 26, 2024

Ingredients: • 1 – medium onion, cut into thin strips • 1 – Capsicum cut into thin strips • 2 tbsp – small Paneer cubes • 1 cup – Milk • 1 cup – boiled pasta/macaroni • 1 tbsp – Tomato ketchup • 1 tbsp – chilli sauce • 1 tbsp – vegetable oil • […]

Halwai June 26, 2024

Ingredients: • 1 kg – Palak • 250 g – gram flour (approx) • 200 g – rava (semolina) (approx) • 12 – Green chillies • 1 piece – Ginger • 1 tbsp – ajwain • 1 tbsp – cumin • salt to taste • oil to fry Method: Wash palak, drain water and chop […]

Halwai June 24, 2024

Ingredients: • 1 cup – Rice • 1 – Onion • 1/2 cup – Green peas • 1/2 cup – tindora (tendli) • 1 – Potato • 3 tbsp – oil • Dry masala: • 3 tbsp – dry grated Coconut • 1 tbsp – Coriander seeds • 1 tbsp – Jeera • 5 flakes […]

Halwai June 24, 2024

Ingredients: • button Mushrooms – 200 gm • Garlic – 2 tsp, minced • Celery stalk – 2 tbsp, chopped • roasted Peanuts – 2 tbsp, coarsely powdered • salt to taste Method: Chop the mushrooms. Place in a non-stick pan and sprinkle with salt. Top with garlic and celery. Cover and simmer gently till […]

Halwai June 22, 2024

Ingredients: • 3 tbsp – oil • 1/2 tsp – Poppy Seeds • 1 onion, chopped + 1 tbsp extra • 4 tbsp – grated Coconut • 1/2 tsp – Mustard Seeds • 1 tsp asafetida • 1 tsp – ginger-garlic paste • 2 green chillies, slit • 200 gms – black peas, soaked and […]

Halwai June 22, 2024

Ingredients: • 3 cups – all-purpose flour • 9 ounces – grated mozzarella cheese • 2 tsp – Sugar • 1 cup – warm water 45 degrees C) • 1 tsp – active Dry yeast • 1/2 cup – warm water (45 C) • 1/2 cup – yellow cornmeal • 2 tbsp – Olive oil […]

Halwai June 21, 2024

Ingredients: • 1.5 cups – black dal • 1/3rd cup – kidney beans (rajma) • 1/3rd cup – Bengal Gram (chana dal) • 2 tsp – Red Chilli powder • 2 – whole Red Chillies • 1.5 tsp – Ginger and Garlic paste | 1/2 tsp – Garam Masala • 1/2 tsp – cumin (jeera) […]

Halwai June 21, 2024

Ingredients: • 1 cup – raw Peanuts with skin • 1 tsp – Mustard Seeds • 1 tsp – split black gram (urad dal) • 1-2 – Dried red chillies • 1/8-1/4 tsp – Turmeric • A pinch of Asafoetida • 4-5 – Curry leaves • 1-2 tbsp – coconut, freshly grated (frozen works too, […]

Halwai June 19, 2024

Ingredients: • Kara Boondhi – 1 cup • Ompowder / Sev – 1 cup • Ribbon Pakoda – 1/4 cup • Mullu Murukku – 2-3 • Peanuts – 1/4 cup • Roasted gram/Chutney dal – 1/4 cup • Rice flakes – 1/4 cup • Freshly ground pepper – 1/4 tsp • A few Curry leaves […]

Halwai June 16, 2024

Ingredients: • 1 cup – Rice • 2 cups – water • 1 tbsp – Ghee • salt Method: Wash and soak the rice in 2 cups water for at least 30 mins. Put the rice, water, salt and ghee into the microwave uncovered at 100% power for 8 mins or till there are steamy […]

Halwai June 12, 2024

Ingredients: • 1/3 cup – moong dal or paasi paruppu • 1/2 cup – onion, chopped • 1 – Tomato • 2 – Green chillies • 2 – brinjal, small • 1 – Potato • 1 – carrot, small • 1 tbsp – Tamarind extract • 1/4 tsp – Turmeric powder • 1 or 8 […]

Halwai June 8, 2024

Ingredients: • 3-4 – tomatoes, seeded and chopped • 1/4 cup – Tomato puree • 2-3 Cloves – garlic, minced • 1 – onion, chopped • 1 tsp – cumin-coriander powder • 3 – zucchini, chopped • 1 – large Eggplant • 1 – large red bell pepper • Basil for garnish • 1 tsp […]