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Moong dal kheer

Moong dal kheer, a traditional South Indian dessert. No milk added at all. Very healthy and this kheer maintains the body temperature.

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Added by Meghana Komarla on February 17, 2014 at 4:58am — 1 Comment

Oats Parfait / Breakfast trifle

Oats Parfait is a healthy breakfast bowl which includes oats, fresh fruits, dry fruits and some cornflakes. In other words its a breakfast trifle.…


Added by Meghana Komarla on February 17, 2014 at 4:30am — No Comments

Corn cooked in coconut gravy

A simple corn curry cooked in coconut milk with a few indian spices. The combinationation of corn and coconut is unique however tasty. 

Serves 4 to 6

Category - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Corn - 2Cups (Cooked)…


Added by Meghana Komarla on October 21, 2013 at 11:02pm — No Comments

Rice flour crepes

This is another instant crepe recipe. Very easy and delicious for breakfast or snack.

Serves 6

Category - Breakfast / Snacks / Dinner

Rice Flour - 3 Cups

Salt to taste

Water as required

Oil just to drizzle over the crepes as required

Combine all the above ingredients in a big mixing bowl (except for the oil). The consistency of the batter should resemble that of…

Added by Meghana Komarla on April 1, 2013 at 8:22pm — No Comments

Rava Dosa / Semolina Crepes

An instant dosa or crepes. Perfect for breakfast or snack time or just when your hungry and cant cook.

Serves 6

Category - Breakfast / Snack

Rava / Semolina - 1 Cup

Rice flour - 1 Cup

All purpose flour / Maida - 1/4 Cup

Green chillies - 1tbsp (finely chopped, add more if you want it spicy)

Jeera - 1tsp

Coriander - 3tbsp (finely…


Added by Meghana Komarla on April 1, 2013 at 8:19pm — No Comments

Dal Makhani

This Dal is popularly served in Dhabas in India. This Dal is an all time favorite of my husband and I too enjoy it. Its very easy n simple. So lets get started.

Serves 4 

Category - Lunch / Dinner 

Whole Masoor Dal / Baby Lentils - 2 Cups

Onion - 1 Big, roughly chopped

Tomato - 3 Big, roughly chopped

Oil -…


Added by Meghana Komarla on July 17, 2012 at 9:26pm — No Comments

Soothing Almond Wonder!!!

For the summers, this drink is super soothing. For few the body temperature is high, by consuming this milk it gets well balanced. This milk also has the power to enhance the inner glow. The face become radiant within a couple of days.

Serves 1 Big pot / 4 to 6 glasses-

Soak 35 to 40 Almonds with skin on in warm water, Overnight.

Full fat Milk or skim milk or 1% or 2% milk - 6 glasses.(Room temperature)

Sugar / any sweetener - 8 to 12tsp (Adjust)



Added by Meghana Komarla on May 23, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Baingan Bharta or Eggplant Curry

Baingan Bharta is a popular Punjabi recipe, which is medium spicy, cooked in tomato base. 

Serves 3 to 4

Category - Lunch / Dinner

Eggplant - 1No. Large

Tomato - 2Nos. Large

Onion - 1No. Finely chopped

ginger - 1/2 inch

salt to taste

cumin seeds - 1tsp

red Chilli powder-…

Added by Meghana Komarla on May 10, 2012 at 12:00am — No Comments

Vegetable Kurma (Vegan)

This is a North Indian style Kurma n goes well with Palak Chapathi.

Serves 4

Category - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Pressure cook the following for 3 whistles-

Potatoes - 3 Medium, diced to 1 inch

Tomatoes - 3 Medium, roughly chopped

Onion - 1 Small,…


Added by Meghana Komarla on May 7, 2012 at 8:55pm — 2 Comments

Banana Coconut Salad (Vegan)

Very simple and healthy. This recipe is very very famous in India. Usually prepared during festival days or they give this as prasadam at temples.

Serves 4

Category - Sides / Dessert

Ripe Bananas - 4

Freshly shredded Coconut - 4 to 5 tbsp

Sugar - 6 to 8 tsp or to taste

Ghee or clarified Butter - 2 tsp (Optional)

Raisins - 10 to 12…


Added by Meghana Komarla on May 7, 2012 at 6:06am — No Comments

Creamy Coconut Zucchini (Vegan)

Zucchini cooked in a mild Spicy Coconut Base.



Added by Meghana Komarla on May 3, 2012 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Crunchy Flat Rice Flakes(Vegan)

A nutritious snack. This can be munched for breakfast or ideal for tea time snack.

Category - Breakfast / Snack

Serves about 400g

Flat Rice Flakes (Also known as thin/paper Poha) - 4 Cups

Oil - 4tsp

Mustard Seeds - 1tsp

Hing / Asafetida - 5g

Turmeric - 1/2tsp

Curry Leaves - 20g

Green Chillies - 10g Slit…


Added by Meghana Komarla on April 16, 2012 at 8:45pm — No Comments

Palak Paneer / Saag Paneer

Palak Paneer is favorite to many of us. However i have heard few people telling they feel the rawness in the taste when they make at home. I suggest them to try my recipe :)

Here I will be adding milk and wont use any cream. The important thing is while blanching Palak, I suggest you to blanch it in Microwave for 8 mins. By doing this it retains the rich green color, vitamins and minerals.

Serves 3 to 4

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Added by Meghana Komarla on April 5, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Butter Naan

Here you go - Butter Naan

Added by Meghana Komarla on March 30, 2012 at 12:28am — 2 Comments

Semolina Laadu / Rava Laadu / Sujji Laadu

For all the sweet tooth, you are gonna love this..... This is a Traditional South Indian Sweet and is dead easy to make and more simple to eat :D lol!!!!!! yeah its super yummy :) :) :)

Serves - Almost 2 Dozens

You will need the following -

Small Suji / Rava / Small Semolina - 2Cups

Ghee - 6Tbsp



Added by Meghana Komarla on March 29, 2012 at 1:14am — 2 Comments

Turmeric & its importance

Turmeric is of Ginger family and is native to Tropical South Asia. The fresh Turmeric looks similar to as of the Ginger however its color is slight yellow deep Orange. Turmeric is processed and further ground to powder and this powder is used in various ways. In India Turmeric Powder is also one among the spices they use and is used not only in curries but also in many more. Turmeric grows wild in the forests of Southeast Asia. However few…


Added by Meghana Komarla on March 22, 2012 at 1:28am — 2 Comments

Miracles of a Banana!!!!

This is interesting.

After reading this, you'll never look at a banana in the same way again.

Bananas contain three natural sugars - sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber. A banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy.

Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the world's leading…


Added by Meghana Komarla on March 22, 2012 at 1:19am — 9 Comments

Easy Paneer Tikka Masala (Dry / Gravy)

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 /…


Added by Meghana Komarla on March 18, 2012 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Chilli Chunky Manchurian (Vegan)

Soy Chunks - 150g (Here I have used mini soy chunks)

Onions - 1 Medium (thinly sliced)

Capsicum / Green pepper - 1 Medium (thinly sliced)

Green Chillies - 10Nos. (Slit into half, lengthwise) Adjust according to your preference

Salt to taste

Soy sauce - 2tsp

Garlic - 6pods (Finely chopped)

Ginger - 1/2 Inch (Juliens)

Vinegar - 1 1/2 to 2tsp



Added by Meghana Komarla on March 16, 2012 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Tomato Coconut Fried Rice

Serves 6

Category - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Tomato - 4 Medium (finely chopped)

Onion - 2 (thinly sliced or finely chopped)

Boiled Fresh / frozen geen peas - 3/4Cup

Boiled Beans - 50g (Cut to half inch lengthwise) Optional

Boiled Carrot - 1 (Diced)

Cloves - 8

Elachi / green cardamom - 3

Cinnamon - 1…


Added by Meghana Komarla on March 9, 2012 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

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