Author: Maria John

Chats & Snacks

Aloo Tikki

Ingredients: 3 Potatoes (boiled & mashed), 4 Green Chillies(chopped), 1 tsp Ginger(chopped), 1/2 tsp Coriander Powder, Salt to Taste, 1 tbsp Coriander Leaves, 1/2 tsp Cumin Powder, 1/2 tsp Mango Powder(Amchur), Oil for frying How to Prepare: In a mixing bowl, add all the ingredients except oil and mix well. […]

Chats & Snacks

Pani Puri

Pani Puri is one of the best chaat items and I think most of them love this chaat. This is also known as ‘Gol Gappas’ in Northern India. On an evening,  if we want to hang out with our friends the first thing that comes to our mind is a […]

Curries & Gravies

Veg Korma

Ingredients: 2 Cups Vegetables (Carrot,Beans, Cauliflower, Potato & Peas), 1 Large Onion, 1 Large Tomato, 1 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste, 1 Bay Leaf, 2 tbsp Oil, 1 tsp Mustard Seeds , 1 tsp Chilli Powder, 1 tsp Coriander Powder, 1/2 tsp Garam Masala, 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder, Salt to Taste […]


Plain Dosa

Ingredients: 1 cup Rice, 1/4 cup urad dhal, 1 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp. fenugreek seeds, 1 tbsp cooked rice, a pinch of Soda bi carbonate, 3 tbsp butter, water for grinding. How to prepare: Soak rice, urad dhal, fenugreek seeds for 3 hours. In a blender, grind soaked rice, urad […]



Ingredients: 2 Cups Plain Flour (Maida), 1 Tsp Sugar, Salt To Taste, Oil for Deep Frying How to prepare: Mix flour, sugar, salt with enough water and knead into a firm dough. Divide into small portions. Roll it on a lightly greased surface into thin circle. Deep fry in hot […]

Chats & Snacks

Dahi Vada

Having idly and vada is very usual in a week or two. How to make a little difference in your regular breakfast schedule was always on my mind. I am sure most of us do this thinking a lot. So when we are up doing the regular vada’s we can […]

Egg Recipes

Kadai Egg Curry

Ingredients: 4 Eggs (Boiled & Peeled), 2 Onion, 2 tomatoes, 1/2 Cup Mushroom, 2 Spring Onion, 1 tsp Saunf,1/2 Capsicum, 2 tsp Coriander powder, 2 tsp  Chilli powder, Salt to taste, 1/2 tsp Jeera powder, Oil How to Prepare: Heat oil/ghee in a pan, add saunf and chopped little spring […]

Desserts, Sweets

Carrot Halwa

Ingredients: 4 Grated Carrots, 4 Cups Milk, 3 Cups Sugar, 3 Cardamom, 3 tbsp Ghee, 10 Cashew Nuts, 10 Raisins How to Prepare: In a pan, heat ghee and add cashew nuts, raisins & fry for a minute. Remove cashews and raisins and set aside. Add the grated carrot in […]

Sweets & Desserts

Rice Kheer

Ingredients: 1 Cup Broken Rice, ½ Cup Jaggery, 3 Cups Milk, ½ tsp Cardamon Powder, 2 tbsp Dry Fruits How to Prepare: Wash the broken rice and cook it in the milk till it is soft and tender. Now add the jaggery and stir till it dissolves. Add cardamom powder […]


Aloo Capsicum

Ingredients: 3 medium Potatoes, 2 medium Capsicums, 1 Onion, 2 Tomatoes, 2 tbsp Oil, 1/2 tsp Garam Masala, 1/2 tsp Chilli Powder, 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder, 1 tsp Cumin Powder, 1 tsp Coriander Powder, Salt to Taste How to Prepare: Heat oil in a pan, add chopped onions and fry […]


Aloo Paratha

Ingredients: 2 Cups Wheat Flour, 1 Tsp Jeera, 2 Tsp Chilli Powder, 2 Tbsp Oil, 2 – 3 Potatoes, 2-3 Tbsp Yogurt, Salt To Taste How to prepare: Boil 2 – 3 medium sized potato, remove skin and mash it. In a mixing bowl put flour, jeera, chilli powder and […]

Oats Recipes

Oats Aloo Paratha

Ingredients: 1 Cup Oats, 2 Cups Wheat Flour, 1 Potatoe (Boiled & Mashed), 2 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste, 1 tsp Coriander Leaves, 2 tsp Garam Masala, 1 tsp Sugar, 1 tsp Lemon Juice, Salt to Taste How to Prepare: In a mixing bowl, put all the ingredient and make a […]


Oats Porridge

Ingredients: 1/2 Cup Oats, 240 ml Milk How to Prepare: Put the oats and the milk in a cooking pan and bring to it to boil for 3-4 minutes. Add sugar to taste. To make it more delicious and healthy, add some freshly cut fruits.

Oats Recipes

Oats Upma

Ingredients: 2 Cups Oats, 1 tbsp Oil, 1 Onion(chopped), 1 medium Tomato(chopped), 2 Green Chillies, 4 Cups Water, Salt to Taste, 2 tsp Lemon Juice, Coriander leaves for garnishing How to Prepare: Dry roast the oats in a pan for 5 minutes, In a pan, heat oil and sauté the […]


Poha Upma

Ingredients: 2 cups poha (beaten rice), 1 potato, boiled, peeled & chopped into cubes, 1/2 cup onion, chopped finely, 2 green chilies(chopped finely), 2 dry red chilies, broken into pieces, Salt to taste, 1 tsp turmeric powder, 1 tsp lemon juice, coriander leaves for garnishing For seasoning: 1 tsp mustard […]

Rava Idly

Rava Idly

It’s a special occasion and yes, the breakfast also needs to be special than regular. Favorites for most of the regular days are Idlis. But, special occasion mean special idlies.. Rava Idlies are much more attractive than the plain regular ‘Rice Idly’. One can easily see the difference of these […]

Soup Recipes

Mushroom Soup

Ingredients: 400 Gms Mushroom, 2 medium Onions, 2 pods Garlic, 5 Cups Water, 2 Bay Leaves, 1 Tbsp Butter, ½ tsp Black Pepper Powder, 1 tsp Corn Flour How to Prepare: Heat butter in a pan, add onions, crushed garlic and fry for 2 minutes until soft. Add the mushrooms […]

Soup Recipes

Mixed Vegetable Soup

Ingredients: 2 medium Onions, 2 pods Garlic, 1 Potato (small pieces), 2 Cups Mixed Vegetables (chopped), 1 tbsp Butter, 2 Bay Leaves,  ¼ tsp Pepper  Powder, Salt to Taste, Water, Fresh Coriander Leaves How to Prepare: Heat butter in a pan, add onions and cook until translucent. Add the chopped […]

Soup Recipes

Vegetable Stock

Ingredients: ½  kg any combination of vegetables, 2 pods Garlic, 1 Bay Leaves, 3 Cloves, 1 sticks Cinnamon, ½ tsp Pepper Corns. Vegetables: Spinach, Celery, Green Peas, Onions, Carrots, Turnips, Capsicums, French Beans, Tomatoes and Mushrooms. Wash all the vegetables except green peas and cut into small pieces. For celery […]