Kalakand is a delectable, melt-in-the-mouth dessert created in Indian homes for festivals and celebrations. A moist and flavorful milk cake, Kalakand has a nutty floral aroma and delicate grainy texture. Laced with cardamom and saffron, and dressed up in bright green pistachios, this exotic mithai always stands out amongst the finest of Indian dessert spreads.
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Fresh Fruits Chaat is quite a popular fasting recipe from Northern India. It can also be served as an evening snack. There are many variations to it. Some like to add only fruits, whereas others add boiled or pan-fried potatoes and sweet potatoes as well. No matter what you add, it always turns out delicious.
The uniqueness of the recipe lies in the interesting combination of spices, distinct flavors and textures of all the fruits in there.
Delicious, filling, and satisfying, Indian Alu Paratha is basically a whole wheat pan-fried flatbread stuffed with a spicy potato filling. This paratha is best enjoyed with yogurt, pickle, butter and a side of chai!
In short, it’s a classic perfect breakfast and lunch box recipe.
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Black Chickpeas or Kala Chana is an incredible source of vitamins like B6, C, folate, niacin, thiamin, riboflavin and minerals including manganese, phosphorus, iron and copper.
The wealth of nutrients in Kala Chana is beneficial in boosting the immune system, promote muscle mass, regulates diabetes and enhance hair, skin and nail health.
Here, I am creating a very easy breakfast recipe from it.
There is a wide variety of sandwiches, available in the restaurants. Veggie Grilled Sandwich, Cheese Toast, Paneer Chilly Toast, and Corn Cheese Toast are some of them.
Personally, I love the sandwiches and try to make them in my own kitchen. Here, I have created yummy green peas and boiled potato stuffed toast. It is a very easy, quick, and a must try recipe.
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Radish is an edible vegetable root with a pungent, sweet taste. Because of the presence of a wide variety of nutrients, radish makes an ideal dish for raw and cooked consumption. Some of the benefits of eating radish include good digestion, and weight loss.
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The origin of Basil Pesto is from Genoa, the capital city of Liguria Italy, Pesto alla Genovese is made with fresh basil, garlic, pine nuts, salt, olive oil and hard cheese, traditionally Pecorino and Parmesan. Here, I‘ve created it with my homemade cheese (paneer).
Basil Pesto can be used as a dip, spread, with pasta, and mashed potatoes.
Spaghetti with a plenty of fresh vegetables (ginger, garlic, onions, mushrooms, and color bell peppers) is very easy to create. It makes a healthy meal for all ages.
Spaghetti –Italian origin, long and cylindrical in shape, thicker than noodles, made of wheat flour and water, and eaten with forks.
Veggies and Yogurt Pulao is one of the most common rice recipe of North India. A pulao is a one pot dish of rice and vegetables or a protein cooked together with aromatics (onions, garlic, ginger etc), spices and herbs. This is an absolutely delicious one pot meal and can be created either in a pan or pressure cooker. Here, I‘ve created it in a regular pan. It makes a great busy day, picnic, or lunchbox recipe.
Stuffed Baby Eggplant Curry or Masala Bharli Vangi is an authentic spicy curry recipe made with purple baby eggplants and a blend of rich spices. Stuffed Eggplant Curry is one of the most popular curries from the Marathi cuisines, loaded with a special goda masala. Typically, served with indian flatbread or roti, but can also be served as a side to dal rice combination.