User Submitted Recipes


Almond Poli with Walnut Khoya Filling

Recipe submitted by Sangeetha Jagan This recipe makes 6 polis. Ingredients: For outer covering: 1/2 Cup All purpose flour 1/4 Cup Dry Ground almond powder pinch of Salt 3 Tbsp Oil 1 Tsp Ghee pinch of Lemon yellow food color (optional) 1/8 Cup Water For walnut khoya filling: 2 Cups Milk ( I used low […]


Appalu (Rice Flour Delicacy)

Appalu are one Authentic dish in Andhra Cuisine which are famous for their soft texture and color and of course not overly sweet. This is an item the whole family can relish and forces you to make again… I bet!.


Apple Custard with Strawberry Sauce

Apple custard is a nice desert with the red strawberry sauce to give a holiday touch. The uncooked apples and roasted almonds give it a nice texture.



Ari Pathal (Rice Pathal)

This bread is called Ari Pathal (Rice bread). This is my moms recipe (from Kerala) . It is normally served for breakfast or for snack, it can be eaten as it is or with potato masala curry or with chutney.


Baked Apples filled with Cinnamon Muesli

Baked apples are wonderful desert for a cold winter day, it warm up our body and the cinnamon apple smell that emanates when the apples are baked creates very cozy atmosphere in the house.


Baked Mini Samosa Pies

Baked Samosa Pies (actually more of mini pies) are wolves in a sheep’s clothing. Street food gone fancy! Or may be street food with a make-over.



Baked Vegetable Casserole

This super-easy casserole is a perfect healthy dish to feed an army. If you’ve got kids who need to get some veggies in them, a nice crunchy topping can go a long way. It would also be a perfect veggie option for a big Thanksgiving or Christmas or Celebration-type dinner, when there’s lots of mouths. Or make it all for yourself and have leftovers for lunch! Mmmmmm, leftovers.


Baked Veggie Satay

This is a simple and spicy recipe for a quick meal. On lazy evenings, just put together various vegetables mixed with spices and bake them on satay sticks. A colorful and tasty meal will be ready in 30 minutes. It can be served as an entree dish for parties or get-togethers.


Basil Flavored Vegetable and Rice Casserole

Basil Flavored Vegetable and Rice Casserole is simple but packed with lots of flavor.


Bean Sprouts Salad Spring Roll

This Bean Sprouts Salad Spring Roll recipe is Vietnamese cuisine inspired salad. I give credit to my very dear friend Anaya for this recipe and she in turn gives credit to her friend and food network. No matter what changes we make, this spring roll is tasty, healthy, very filling, very colorful, and easy to make. It has always been a very big hit whenever I have taken to potluck. Hope you all enjoy it. This versatile spring roll can be eaten with mint sauce or cilantro. I have used mint dressing in this recipe. I especially like this since it is not fried, tasty and a healthy salad which I like to skip a meal and eat this instead.


Beet salad with Mango dressing

This delicious salad is an alluring combination of roasted beets, mandarin oranges, leafy greens with creamy mango dressing. The mixture of sweet and tart flavors with a tangy mango dressing turns this salad recipe into something special.


Beet Soup meets Sambar

Beet Soup meets Sambar is an east European Soup with South Indian character. Though spices are used with shyness in this part of the world (Moldova), soups are staples at almost every lunch and dinner. My father loves filling a spoon with sambar powder, and mixing it with any soup my mother makes. Despite the fact that we tell him it needs to cook a bit, he says: “ It loses its flavor” Laughing!!!


Bharwan Mirch (Stuffed Chili Pepper)

Back home in India, we used to relish the pickled chilies or mirchi ka achar, where good quality of mirchi or chilies are chosen with great care, and then stuffed with pickle spices , drenched in hot mustard oil and infused with the flavor of fennel, cumin, mustard etc. The other way to enjoy it as an appetizer, where the jalapeno or korean chilies are coated with seasoned chickpeas flour and then deep-fried in hot oil, and on an overcast monsoon day you can relish these hot mirchi bhajjis with a cup of coffee…some of the simple pleasures in life. No discussion of chilies can be ever completed without mentioning the celebrated mirchi ka salan from the cuisines of Hyderabad. The lip smacking dish successfully wins every heart whether you love or hate the chilies.


Billie & Mamy’s Broccoli-Mango Samosas

It is a great pleasure for us to take part in your contest. It was fun for Billie and I to share ideas, and to cook together. The basic recipe is your recipe, as it works so well, but we have made a “spicy but sweet” filling with only ingredients that we love (broccoli, mango and coriander leaves).


Biscuit Cream Pudding

Biscuit Cream Pudding was a dessert that my mother used to make. It’s sinful because its loaded with high fat cream, but is absolutely yummy. Biscuit Cream Pudding has layers of biscuit alternated with layers of sweetened whipped cream. Biscuit cream pudding is not a dessert you can make often but it is a dish you should try at least once.


Black Eyed Peas with Green Peas

Black Eyed Peas with Green Peas is a high fiber protein packed dish that can be served as a breakfast item or as a side dish.


Bourbon Biscuits

Recipe submitted by Nithu Bala Ingredients: 1 Cup All Purpose Flour 1/4 Cup Butter 1/2 Cup Sugar 1/2 tsp Instant Coffee Powder (Optional) 1/2 tsp Baking Soda 1/2 tsp Baking Powder 1 tbsp Cocoa 3/4 tsp Vanilla Essence 1 1/2 tsp Honey 3-4 tbsp Milk For the Filling : 1/4cup Butter 1/3 cup Icing Sugar […]


Broccoli Pakora

Broccoli Pakora is a delicious Indian snack. It is a spicy, crispy snack that serves as a great appetizer for any occasion. It can be served with chutney or tomato sauce or any other hot sauce.


Butternut Squash & Almond Baked Crumble

Butternut Squash & Almond Baked Crumble is a comforting, warming supper and stands well on its own, without the need for any side dish. It is rich and creamy tasting and is full of goodness.


Butternut squash Badam Halwa

This is one the simple and yummy halwa that is easy to make and tastes great. The richness of the halwa comes from the almonds added to it. Also this halwa is almost healthy as it inculdes a large amount of veggie in it. It has less fat than the traditional badam halwa but tastes almost similar to it.


Butternut Squash Gnocchi in Coconut Curry Sauce

Butternut Squash Gnocchi in Coconut Curry Sauce is an Indian-Italian inspired fusion recipe. Italian cuisine is my favorite and this is an Indian twist to a classic Italian soft dumpling – gnocchi. Hope you enjoy!


Butternut Squash Risotto

Butternut Squash Risotto is simple, delicious and easy to prepare recipe that can be served at any time. It can be served with any side of green vegetables.


Caramel-Pineapple Phirni

I love phirnis, but this time I wanted to make them with a twist using fresh pineapple chunks. I had some leftover fresh pineapple chunks and also home made caramel syrup, so I decided to combine both together to create this beautiful looking phirni, which is a rich and wonderful dessert. If you are a bit lazy or don’t prefer to make your own caramel syrup, you can definitely get a store bought one. This fruity rice phirni tastes amazing when they served chilled, but you can also enjoy them warm. Adding cream is completely optional.


Cauliflower Couscous

Cauliflower Couscous is a simple, easy to make recipe that is a delicious alternative to regular couscous. It has amazing color, texture and also tastes great.


Cauliflower crust pizza

This is a yummy and healthy cauliflower crusted pizza, made with fresh ingredients and also egg-less. Pizza sauce and Indian cheese was made from scratch using fresh ingredients.


Cauliflower Spinach Bake

Cauliflower Spinach Bake is healthy nutrition-rich side dish that is easy and quick to make.


Chaat Bites

Appetizers are typically finger foods that are easy to pick up and eat while waiting for the main course. So I decided to come up with an appetizer that has all the flavors of a traditional chaat and at the same time has the convenience of being able to be made ahead of time and is also a finger food. After some thinking, I came up with these yummy Chaat Bites – a crowd pleaser for sure!


Cheese Para

Cheese is produced and consumed throughout the world in various forms. Shakkar para or Namak para are very popular snacks served in India during Diwali season. Combing cheese with Namak Para has resulted into what I call “Cheese Para”. The cheese adds a little zing to the Namak Para taking it to a whole new level.


Chilled Emerald Soup with Cheese Crackers

This Sweet Spicy Soup is a perfect accompaniment for a garden party starter or a refreshing drink on a summer day.


Chilli Coconut Burger with Peanut Relish

This is a completely innovative Fusion Burger dish with a blend of Indian and eastern flavors.