My best friend's no-brainer recipe! Try these fantastic bread-slice 'pizzas' for a quick and easy lunch or dinner when you're just too tired to whip up anything elaborate. This combination of tomatoes, onions, bell peppers over a salsa-bread base makes 2 satisfying servings.
This is THE most basic recipe for Indian rotis or chappatis (sometimes called phulkas). While it is a 2-ingredient recipe, mastering the art of making the 'perfect roti' takes some practice, but the results are well worth your while! Rotis are so versatile that they can used as 'bread'... use them with just about anything! For the uninitiated, they are sort of like Mexican fat-free tortillas! (Prep. time includes resting time for the dough)
Everyone loves chocolate fudge, and my fondest memories of fudge are of those from Lonavala, a tiny hill station in west India. No one visiting this place can leave without buying a generous amount of Lonavala's famous chocolate fudge!
Jaggery (also known as unrefined sugar) was originally rather hard to find outside India, but I think you should be able to find it in large supermarkets elsewhere today. Don't substitute jaggery with anything though; it forms the essence of this easy sweet that's native to Kerala, South India. Enjoy!
One of my mom's signature, no-fail recipes, this pudding (or kheer as it is called here in India) is really simple to make, with the most easily available ingredients (but not saffron, I agree!). Enjoy :-)
An absolutely delicious done-in-a-snap snack, or breakfast treat (if you double/triple the recipe) that's as much fun to make as it is to eat! You end up with a slice with pretty, circular patterns, that's soft and sweet on the top, and crisp at the bottom!
One of my lunch-box favourites and it's sooo easy to make! Although it tastes best served hot, it keeps well for later too. Serve with a coconut chutney (#15042 possibly? :) No no, I'm NOT advertising my recipes!), or plain chilled curds/yoghurt.
Another spartan vegetable side that we make at home, but this one's always been my favourite and is the reason why I love french beans! Once when I was a kid, I sat on my kitchen platform and ate the entire 4 servings of this dish that my mom made, while she was cooking the rest of dinner!
The perfect side-dish for a cold winter night! This goes very well with rotis, or as a sandwich filling (sort of a drier version of baked beans!) Prep. time does not include pre-soaking time for the beans.
Another one of my bizzare originals, that actually turned out wonderfully! This makes a light main dish along with a salad/raita, or a side dish with anything else! Steam the broccoli beforehand if you like to it more cooked. I like it crunchy! Oh, and I didn't make a spelling error; "FlavoUr" is right :)
This is my aunt's recipe for Christmas Cake. I tried this many years ago and still remember how awesome it was! If sultanas are hard to find, you can replace them with raisins. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all!