Nimbu Pani (Indian Lemonade)

Nimbu pani is a refreshing drink of lemon. You can see it in every house in india. I still remember as soon I used to come back from school,my mom used to give it to me.  Nimbu pani is my all time favourite. It’s even my dad’s favourite drink apart from chai. Nimbu Pani Serves…

Boondi Raita

Raita’s are always handy and they go well with pulao, stuffed paratha or plain rice. There are various kind of raita but boondi raita is one of the most favourite among people. It is often served in north indian weddings. Boondi is an indian snack made from chickpea flour. It is fried and is used…

Rose Sharbhat

As a kid I used to love rose sharbhat, specially in summers. A nice glass of  rose sharbhat can lift your spirits in hot weather. Rose Sharbhat Serves 2 Ingredients 2 glasses of chilled water 4 tbsp rose syrup (How to make rose syrup) 1/2 tsp cardamom powder pinch of black salt or regular salt…

How to make Rose Syrup

Rose syrup is easy to make. In India people usually make it at home. You can also use rose syrup to flavour certain desserts. The darker your petals are the more colour you will get. Rose Syrup Ingredients 2 heaping cups rose petals (washed and patted dry) 1 cup sugar 2 cups water Juice of…

Mint Raita (Pudina Raita)

Raita’s are so versatile,they go well with many dishes and are easy to made. Mint raita is so full of fresh flavours. As a child i used to have raita everyday in summers. Mint Raita Serves 2  Ingredients 2 cups thick Yogurt ½ tsp roasted cumin seeds ½ tsp chaat masala ½ tsp black salt…

Bombay Pav Bhaji

Pav Bhaji is a Maharashtrian spicy fast food that originated from Mumbai cuisine. It is native to mumbai but it is popular all over India. Pav origninates from the Portuguese Pao, which means bread. Bhaji in Marathi means vegetable dish. Pav bhaji consists of bhaji (a thick potato-based curry) garnished with coriander, chopped onion, and a…

Jeera Rice

Basmati is a long-grain rice from India, considered to be one of the best-quality white rices. It has a distinctive aroma and, when cooked, each grain should remain separate, giving a light, fluffy result. It is the perfect accompaniment to Indian curries and is used in biriyani and pilao dishes. Jeera Rice Serves 4 Ingredients…

Rajma Masala (Kidney Beans Curry)

Rajma Masala is a popular North Indian curry prepared with red kidney beans. This is one of the popular and common dishes from the Punjabi cuisine. Rajma Masala is spicy, aromatic and flavorful with thick delicious gravy. It is usually served with rice or chapati. Rajma Masala Serves 4 Ingredients 1  cup Kidney Beans,soaked overnight 2…

Perfect Boiled Rice

The best rice to use for separate, fluffy grains is basmati. The rice grains are long, thin and pointed. It is usually more expensive than the other rice.  Indian basmati rice is considered to be the best in the world. Basmati rice is full of flavour and great taste. Back home in India whenever a…