Instant Indian Salad

Posted by suherman jacob on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 In : Indian Recipes 



Serving: 2-3 persons 
Time: 10 minutes


  • Tomatoes - 2 nos. finely chopped
  • Onion - 1 big, finely chopped
  • Cucumber – 1Medium size grated
  • Carrot- ½ Well grated (Optional)
  • Beetroot – ½ grated (optional)
  • Coriander leaves – 2 tbsp. finely chopped
  • Green chillies - 2 nos. - lengthwise split into halves
  • Peanut Powder - 2 tbsp
  • Sugar – ½  tsp (optional)
  • Salt- To taste
  • Curd – 3-4 Tbsp.

*To make peanut powder:

Take one bowl of peanuts and roast them on a pan for around 10 minutes. Keep on...

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Easy Paneer Tikka Masala (Dry / Gravy)

Posted by suherman jacob on Tuesday, December 18, 2012

By Meghana Komarla

Paneer marinated in a variety of spices.

Usually tikka's are done in Tandoori however my version is done on stove top. I promise you guys, this recipe makes you feel so proud and happy. This is so healthy your gonna enjoy every bite of it ;) 
Here this recipe has two versions, one you can serve it as an appetizer and second gravy. So you can decide how you want it.

Serves 4 
Category - Lunch / Dinner

Paneer - 400g (1/2 inch thick cubes) 
Oil - 1tsp + 5tsp 
Butter – 5tbsp 
Onion - ...

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Posted by suherman jacob on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 In : Indian Recipes 

Upma is a traditional grain dish much loved all over India. It consists of roasted semolina (sooji) and sauteed spices, with added vegetables and nuts combined with water to form a moist, savoury pudding. Though upma's texture resembles Italian polenta or North African couscous, its flavour is unique. Served with fresh lemon juice and a little yogurt, it makes a delicious breakfast. Serves 6 - 8 persons.


1½ cups coarse-grain semolina,

¼ cup ghee or oil,

1½ teaspoons black mustard seeds,

2 te...

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Mushroom Tikka Masala Recipe from Veggie Belly

Posted by suherman jacob on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 In : Mushrooms 

Serves 4
Time: 1 hour, 40 minutes
3 sauté pans (any cooking pans will do, but sauté pans are the most efficient)
 Indian-specific Ingredients
Kasoori Methi - Dried fenugreek leaves which have acharacteristically bitter taste and pungent smell. Kasoori methi is widely used in India and is usually sprinkled over meats and vegetable sauces to round out the spices. It is reported to be a healing aid for Arthritis pain.  It has a similar taste to celery and fennel but with a stronger flavo...

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Posted by suherman jacob on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 In : Soup 
 Kitchari Recipe Ingredients :
 1 cup Basmati Rice 
 2 cups Mung Dal (split yellow) 
 7 cups (approx.) Water a bit of Salt 
 2 Tbs. Ghee 
 3 tsp. Mustard Seeds 
 2 tsp. Cumin Seeds or Powder 
 2 tsp. Turmeric Powder 
 2 tsp. Coriander Powder 
 2 tsp. Fennel Powder 
 1 pinch Asafoetida (Hing) Kitchari means mixture, usually of two grains. 

 This is one kitchari recipe that is particularly nourishing and easy to digest. 
 •Vegetables such as zucchini, asparagus, sweet potato 
 •For Vata or Kaph...
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