Traditional Indian Recipes

RIBBON PAKODA

Ribbon pakoda is an easy south Indian snack made during Diwali and its also a great tea time snack. Ingredients : 3 cups    Besan 1 cup      Rice flour 2 tbsp     Sesame seeds 3 tbsp     Hot oil 2 tsb       Red chilli powder 2              Green chillies ½ inch     Ginger piece 4               ... read more

CHAKKARA PONGAL

Chakkara Pongal is a sweet delicacy prepared on festive and auspicious days like Durga pooja and Diwali. It is also served as prasadam in the temples of South India. Ingredients : 1 cup           Rice 11/2 cup    Jaggery 3 tbsp          Moong dal ½ ... read more

Delicious Peanut Ladoo

It’s an all time kid’s favorite ladoo. Peanut ladoo kids enjoy the delicious taste of peanut and jaggery. Both peanut and jaggery have a great nutritional value. Jaggery purifies the blood and is a good remedy for anemia, asthma, joint pains and menstrual pains. Peanut are good source of ... read more

DAHI VADA

Dahi Vada  is a popular and tangy snack of North India. Dahi vada is also known as “ Thayir Vada“ in South India. This is made and sold in Chaat bandi’s all across India, near the shopping complexes, streets. Ingredients: 1 cup Urad dal(split white lentil)  soak in water 3 ½ cup ... read more

ALOO CHANA CHAT

Aloo Chana Chat is a popular and tangy snack of North India. This is made and sold in Chaat bandi’s all across India, near the shopping complexes, streets. Ingredients: 1 ½  Cups chick peas (Kabuli chana) 2 Medium potatoes, peeled and diced 1 ½ tsp Brown sugar 1/2 tsp ... read more

CHILLI BAJJI

Chilli Bajji is also known as “ Mirchi bajji “ . Mirchi bajji is a popular tea time snack inSouth India . This is made and sold in Chaat bandi’s all acrossIndia, near the shopping complexes, streets. Ingredients: 10 Green chillies, preferably big ones 100 gms Chickpea flour 1 ... read more

PUDINA PANI

Pudina pani is a refreshing drink during summer time and when you are outdoors on hot days. It is a common coolant in India , relished by young and old. Children love the chatpati taste. Vendors place Pudina pani stalls at prime places which attracts shoppers and the passer-bys. ... read more

GREEN MANGO DRINK

Green Mango drink is a summer delight. It is known as Aam panna and is popular all over India. Mango drink gives cooling effect to the body and is enjoyed by people of all ages. The preparation is easy too. You can certainly give it a try. Ingredients: Unripe ... read more

BUTTERMILK

Buttermilk is an ideal drink during summer.  In Hindi it is known as Chaas, mor vellam in South India. During hot summer days you can have a glass of buttermilk and feel relaxed. South Indian style of preparing Buttermilk. For making 2 large glasses of butter milk. Ingredients: Curd: ... read more

TOMATO CHUTNEY

Tomato Chutney is also known as Tamatar ki chutney. Famous and a favorite chutney among South Indians. A good combination with rice, khichdi etc.  Ingredients: 6 to 8 large cloves garlic (finely chopped ) 1/4 cup onion (finely chopped  ) 2 dry red chilies, soaked 1 cup tomatoes, finely ... read more

PEANUT CHUTNEY

Peanut Chutney is popular chutney among South Indians. A good combination with Idli, Dosa, etc.  Ingredients: 1/2 cup peanut (Groundnut / Moongfalee ) ¼ cup coconut (fresh grated) 3-4 green chilies ( diced) 1 small onion (medium) finely chopped few coriander leaves 1 tsp cumin powder (jeera) 3 tbsp ... read more

MINT CHUTNEY

Mint Chutney is a favourite chutney among South Indians. A good combination with Idli, Dosa, Bonda, bajji’s etc. Ingredients: 1 bunch fresh mint leaves (pudinah) 2 green chillies 1 tbsp tamarind pulp Little water Salt (to taste) Procedure of Mint chutney: To make tamarind pulp, soak little tamarind in ... read more

LIME RICE

Lime Rice is a sour South Indian dish. Ideal for meal packs during travel too. Ingredients: 2 cups Rice 2 lemon (extract juice) 6 tbsp Oil ½  tsp Black Mustard seeds Few curry leaves 3-4 green chilies 1/4 tsp. turmeric powder 1/4 cup peanuts Salt (to taste) Procedure of ... read more

TAMARIND RICE

Tamarind Rice is also known as “ Pulihora”. Served during festive occasions and as prasadam God’s offering after auspicious occasions, festivals. A tangy South Indian dish. Ideal for meal packs during travel too. Ingredients: 2 cups rice 1/2 cup tamarind juice ( thick pulp) 1/2 tsp turmeric powder ... read more