Posts Tagged ‘Yogurt’


Contest June 2010

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

For this month of June, the contest must use at least two of the following vegetables: Potato Cabbage Bell Pepper Green Peas And must use one of these: Tomatoes Yogurt You may use any herbs and spices. I look forward to your recipes. Good Luck! Be Creative! Search the web for ideas. There are many […]


Dahi Vada

Dahi Vadas are lentil dumplings topped with a spicy savory yogurt and tamarind chutney. These are great as a side dish for a formal dinner or served as a chaat. Dahi vadad are made using wash urad dal or moong dal or with a combination of both dals using different proportions of dal.


Dhokla (Suji – Semolina)

Dhokla is a traditional gujrati snack, spongy and fluffy in texture. Dhokla makes a great appetizer.



Gatte Ke Kadhi

This is a popular cuisine from the state of Rajasthan in India. Steamed gram-flour dumplings, cooked in spicy gravy. This mouth-watering dish will complement any meal.


How To Make Yogurt

Homemade yogurt tastes delicious and is very refreshing. Yogurt is high in protein and calcium. It is easy to make, you only need milk and the right culture / starter.


Kadhi Pakoras

Kadhi is a very popular dish throughout India. Kadhi is a blend of yogurt and besan (gram flour) with besan pakoras. Kadhi is served with plain white rice.



Kidney Beans Salad with Minty Yogurt Dressing

A healthy bean salad with an Indian twist is something that can bring you accolades in a party. This protein packed salad brings with it goodness of fresh and colorful veggies. Couscous adds to the fiber content of the salad while the minty yogurt gives it an Indian touch and that extra zing!, keeping the calories under count too. At times this can also serve a full meal on its own! The veggies for this salad are chosen such that you can make this salad ahead of time ( to lessen that last minute hush hush) and it will not turn soggy/watery or have that oniony smell. What more can you ask from a simple salad recipe!


Mango Lassi

Mango Lassi is a soothing cold drink for hot summer days or to brighten up any meal. This pale drink is a blend of mango and yogurt. A popular drink in Indian restaurants


No butter in butter paneer masala?

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

Another frequently asked question is why do I call this recipe Butter Paneer Masala when I don’t use any butter in this recipe. Personally, I call this recipe Paneer Masala. I have had lots of requests for Butter Paneer Masala, so I researched this recipe and discovered that butter isn’t used. My recipe uses yogurt […]


Paneer Tikka Masala

Paneer Tikka Masala is a gourmet dish which is simple to cook but very flavorful. Marinated paneer with tomato gravy makes a delightful dish for a formal dinner.


Papdi (papri) Chaat

My kind of food and there are so many kinds of chaat. Chaat can be found on roadside food carts all over India. Chaat is basically different varieties of snacks served with tamarind or hari (cilantro) chutney or with hot spice mix. The definition of chaat literally is “to taste”.


Poached Pears with Warming Spices

These are perfect for the wintertime; they’re hearty and warming, full of delicious spice, and easy to make. They’re also not too rich, which is a relief after a season of indulgence. If you’ve got the time, make extra and save them for a lovely breakfast with some oatmeal or yogurt.


Potato Curry with Yogurt Gravy

This recipe consists of potatoes combined with a creamy yogurt gravy. Tastes great with puris.


Pumpkin Raita

Here in US we can get the pumpkins already cut into small slices. I have given a recipe for a cool, refreshing raita which is a great accompaniment for spicy rice dishes like pulav and biryani.


Salted Mint Lassi (Salted Yogurt Drink)

Lassi is a healthful yogurt-based drink, popular throughout India. Mint and ginger give it a tangy and refreshing taste. Mint Lassi is a great compliment to any meal, especially during summer.


Shrikhand – Sweet Flavorful Yogurt

Shrikhand is a classic dessert of Western India. Plain yogurt is transformed into an aromatic delicacy flavored with saffron and cardamom.


Vegetable Raita (Yogurt)

Indian meals are not complete unless the meal includes a yogurt dish such as a raita. This is a colorful raita and can bright up any meal.


Vegetable Rice (Pulav)

Vegetable pulav has a mix of vegetables and spices. This is a great dish for get-togethers, especially for lunch. If you are not in the mood to prepare a big meal, use vegetable pulav as a one-dish meal with yogurt, pickle, papadam or chutney.


Veggie Salad Wraps

I came up with this recipe after I saw the email announcing the contest for august 2010. I have been growing mung bean sprouts so I decided to include those in the recipe. The remaining ingredients were determined by the produce and herbs available in my vegetable garden at the time. The filling is almost […]


Yogurt Chutney

Yogurt chutney is great paired with dosas and pudas. It is a great and less time-consuming variation from the more commonly used chutneys, such as coconut chutney.