12 Delicious Variants of Upma

Upma is a popular recipe of South India. It can be prepared fast and easily. No cooking experiences needed to cook this recipe. People who are new to cooking can easily prepare this dish. Different kinds of upma recipes are available. The most popular one is the one made with rava(sooji/wheat cream). But upma can be prepared with many ingredients like oats, bread, idli, oats, millets, broken rice, poha and tender jowar(hurda).

To make poha more nutritious, people add a number of vegetables like green peas, capsicum and carrots. Besides veggies, cashews and roasted peanuts can be added to it.

In this blog post, you will find many upma recipes.

  • Rava Upmaupma-recipe27This is a traditional breakfast dish of south india. It is prepared from rava, which is also known as sooji(in hindi). Upma is best served with coconut chutney, lemon pickle or lemon slices. Here’s the recipe: http://bit.ly/2qdFVe9
  • Tomato Upmatomato-upma-recipe28This is a tasty and tangy recipe prepared with tomatoes and spices. The tangy tomatoes adds to the flavor of the recipes. Here’s the recipe: http://bit.ly/2puUECw
  • Idli Upmaidli-upma-recipe12This recipe can be made with leftover idlis. Using this recipe, you can make quick breakfast using leftover idlis. Some of the recipes that can be prepared are idli chaat, masala idli, idli fry and chilli idli. Here’s the recipe: http://bit.ly/2pIAws1
  • Oats Upmaoats-upma-recipe18This is an easy, delicious and healthy recipe of oats upma prepared with mixed veg and oats. Other oats recipes that you can try are oats uttapam, oats idli, oats chilla, oats dosa and oats khichdi. Here’s the recipe: http://bit.ly/2pIJQfW
  • Bread Upmabread-upma-recipe21This is a quick, tasty and easy upma prepared with bread. Fresh bread slices or old bread can be used to prepare this upma. You can use any bread including brown, white, multigrain or whole wheat bread. Here’s the recipe: http://bit.ly/2pIxvIT
  • Mtr Style Khara Bhathmtr-style-khara-bath-recipe21This is a delicious, soft and smooth dish. It is made of mixed vegetables. It is best served with coconut chutney and lemon wedges. It can also be a great recipe for your tiffin.
  • Seviyan Upma Recipeveg-seviyan-upma36Seviyan(Vermicelli) upma is a popular south indian recipe of upma. Seviyan are prepared from maida or wheat flour or rice flour. The seviyan made from rice flour or wheat flour are better than that of maida. Here’s the recipe: http://bit.ly/2pIhkeE
  • Rice Sevai Upma Reciperice-sevai-upma-recipe17This is an easy to prepare upma recipe. It can be prepared with rice sevai or rice vermicelli. No need to add vegetables when short of time. To make the dish more healthy, you can add beans, cabbage, peas and carrot.
  • Rice Rava UpmamaxresdefaultThis recipe of upma is prepared with broken raw rice. Akki tari uppittu is another name for this dish. The meaning of akki-tari is broken rice. This dish is traditional, authentic, delicious and easy to prepare.
  • Quinoa Upma Recipequinoa-upma-recipe15This is a very easy and quick recipe of veg quinoa upma. Quinoa is also known as a super food and is a good protein source. It is good for vegans and vegetarians alike. It is also rich in Phosphorus, Manganese and iron. Here’s the recipe: http://bit.ly/2pIJ1nJ
  • Veg Seviyan Upma Recipeveg-seviyan-upma35This is a healthy breakfast dish prepared with rice seviyan(vermicelli), spice herbs and mix veggies. Here’s the recipe: http://bit.ly/2pIRGq4
  • Microwave Upma Recipeidli-upma-recipe-4This upma can be prepared fast as compared to other traditional ways of cooking. Here’s the recipe: http://bit.ly/2pvhvxG

10 Delicious Cottage Cheese(Paneer) Recipes

Paneer, which is also known as cottage cheese is regularly used in the Indian cuisine. It is a very good source of calcium and protein, especially for those who are vegetarians. It is best served in a spinach or butter gravy. It is also used in the preparation of bakes, snacks, curries and desserts. Besides this, it can also be used in combination with green peas, bell pepper, mushrooms, potatoes and green peas. In this article, we have collected 10 paneer recipes that you will love to have.

  • Chilli Paneer: This is an Indo-Chinese dish that is very popular in the restaurants. This is a sweet, sour and hot tasting batter of fried Indian cottage cheese that is sauteed in a chilli garlic sauce. This dish can be prepared dry as well as in the form of gravy. Here’s the recipe: http://bit.ly/2pI8kqz

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  • Kadai Paneer: This is a delicious and easy to prepare dish made of ground spices known as kadai masala. It is best served with rice, naan or roti. Here’s the recipe: http://bit.ly/2pzWvo0

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  • Matar Paneer: This sis a simple curry made of paneer and green peas. Peas are usually available in the winter season and that is usually when this dish is made. Frozen peas can also be used to prepare this dish. Here’s the recipe: http://bit.ly/2p8495u

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  • Paneer Sandwich: This dish can be prepared with fresh vegetables and Indian cottage cheese that is put inside bread sandwich. It goes well with lunch or snack. Here’s the recipe: http://bit.ly/2p89oSX

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  • Paneer Bread Rolls: This is a perfect snack and is loved by kids. It can also be prepared as starter or snack in parties. They can be pan fried, shallow fried or baked. Here’s the recipe: http://bit.ly/2pA7sGf

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  • Paneer Cutlet: Paneer cutlets are nothing but tikkis prepared with crumpled cottage cheese. These are best served as snacks or in burgers. Here’s the recipe: http://bit.ly/2qurseo

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  • Paneer Makhani: This is a very popular dish of Punjab. Indian cottage cheese is mixed with cashew tomato gravy and cream is added on top. It is best served with naan, roti or rice. Here’s the recipe: http://bit.ly/2q0TFKe

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  • Paneer Butter Masala: This is a little different from Paneer Makhani. It is a very popular recipe. The cottage cheese is simmered in a gravy of tomato and onion. It is a very popular recipe. Here’s the recipe: http://bit.ly/2qHdO47

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  • Palak Paneer: In this recipe, the cottage cheese is added to spinach gravy. This dish can be prepared in a number of ways. Here’s the recipe: http://bit.ly/2hXqMLk

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  • Paneer Pulao: If you want to add protein to your regular pulao, then paneer pulao is a great combination. The cottage cheese added to this dish is rich, marinated and fried. Here’s the recipe: http://bit.ly/2q0Ycw0

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Pyaz Ki Kachori: A great Indian treat

Pyaz Kachori

Pyaaz Kachori, which is also known as onion kachori or kanda kachori is a very delicious and spicy dish. The dish is frequently eaten as snack or breakfast. The dish is a variant of popular Jodhpuri Pyaaz ki Kachori. It tastes amazing.

The dish is mostly served with hot coriander chutney and spicy, sweet n sour chutney. They are mostly eaten with jalebis and samosas during breakfast. But if you ask me, it can be eaten anytime during breakfast, lunch, dinner or snack.

Pyaaz ki kachori is very famous throughout India. But the best of all are Rajasthani/Jodhpuri pyaaz ki kachori. The Kachori recipe that you will find in this article is similar to these famous kachoris. This kachori is very crispy and flaky.

The method of preparing pyaaz ki kachori is very simple. By following some easy steps, you can make delicious pyaaz ki kachoris. If you like kachoris, try suji kachori, poha kachori and aloo khasta kachori. You will surely love them.

 

Here is the recipe: http://bit.ly/2jwcQW7

10 Great Indian Breakfast Recipes

Breakfast is the most important meal of a person. But sometimes we tend to skip it due to shortage of time. But it is better not to skip this healthy meal.

Each state of India has its unique cuisine and that is the reason why breakfast recipes vary with each state. In this post, we share with you top recipes for breakfast that are popular with readers. Here are top 10 recipes for breakfast:-

  • Rava Upma: Upma is a traditional South Indian dish that is made from rava. The other names of rava are sooji in Hindi and cream of wheat in English. Upma is normally served with lime slices, lime pickle and coconut chutney. There are many kinds of upma including oats upma, bread upma and tomato upma.

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  • Idli: Idli is a traditional breakfast that is prepared in every household of India. Idli is available in many variants including rava idli, poha idli, oats idli and ragi idli. Idli is normally served with sambar and chutney.

 

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  • Aloo Paratha: Aloo paratha is a popular breakfast of India. It is a whole wheat bread filled with potato stuffing. The most famous of all the paratha recipes is aloo paratha. You can also try onion paratha, paneer paratha, dhaba style aloo paratha and methi thepla. Parathas are best served with curd, pickle or butter.

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  • Poha: This is a popular dish for breakfast that is made with beaten or flattened rice. Its an easy, quick and healthy dish.

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  • Appam: Appam is a very popular dish of South India. It is very easy to make. As yeast is used, the batter should not be fermented too long. The dish is best served with coconut milk and coconut stew.

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  • Pongal: This is a popular breakfast of South India prepared with yellow moong and rice. There are many variations of this recipe. Many times, we also add grated coconut. You can also add chopped vegetables resulting in mix veg pongal.

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  • Misal Pav : This is a popular breakfast of Maharashtra made with Usal. It is topped with tomatoes, onions, farsan and lemon juice. It is served with pav.

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  • Veg Grilled Sandwich: This vegetable sandwich is spiced with cilantro and is perfectly grilled. Sandwiches are quick and easy to make. You can use whole wheat bread if you are conscious about health.

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  • Besan Cheela: This is a delicious pancake that is made with spices, herbs and gram flour. You can add grated vegetables to increase the nutrition of the dish. Try the Oats Cheela and Rava Chila recipe.

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Chaat: Great Street Foods Of India

The Indian street foods are popularly known as “Chaat”. Chaat is a delicious snack with its sweet, crunchy, hot and tangy flavors. It is also an ideal alternative to regular meals.

Chaats have their origin in North India. They are wholesome and easy to prepare food. Chaats are prepared fresh and consumed immediately. Due to their sweet, tangy and hot taste, chaats are an addictive food. At any given day, you will find a great crowd, along the roadside enjoying Chaat at the Chaat stalls.

Chaat parties are a popular affair in India and around the world. There are many restaurants in USA that send a person to your home who will prepare fresh pani puri, bhel puri etc.

Chaat parties can be organised for large and small crowds. It is a good idea to include traditional desserts and sweets in this meal.

If you don’t want to prepare chutneys by yourself, you can get them from a grocery store. You can also get ready-made Bhel mix and Puris. You will also need to buy tomatoes, green chillies, onion, and coriander. You should chop all the vegetables beforehand. Before serving the chaat, you can add green chutney and tamarind chutney.

Here are some of the chaats that can be easily prepared:-

  • Bhel Puri: Bhel poori is a delicious snack made of rice. It is a very mouth-watering chaat.

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  • Pani Puri: These semolina puris have filling of sprouts and mint flavoured water. This is a great snack in summer season.

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  • Dahi Batata Puri: Dahi batata puri is a combination of tiny, crisp puris mixed with ragda, potatoes and topped with different curds and chutneys.

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  • Pav Bhaji: A perfect street food that is a meal in itself. The bhaji is a spicy mix of vegetables with a tomato gravy. Bhaji is served with pav cooked in butter.

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  • Chole Bhature/Puri: Bhatura/Puri goes well with Chole. The dish is best eaten immediately after preparation.

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  • Ragda Patties: This is a complete meal in itself. It is very easy to cook and takes little time. The filling can be done with paneer, corn, french beans and beans.

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10 Tasty Breakfast Recipes from South India

Your breakfast is the most important meal of the day. A healthy and tasty breakfast is a good start for the day. In this article, we have collected 10 best South Indian recipes for you.

Everyone loves South Indian dishes. They range from light and yummy Upma to Appam that is served in Kerala with vegetable stew. The aroma of crackling curry leaves and the sputtering of mustard seeds is very tempting.

May it be Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala or Telangana, in this article we cover whole of South India. We have collected sensational recipes that are delicious, nutritious and can be cooked fast.

  1. Onion Rava Dosa

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Rava Dosa is crispy, deep-fried and mouth-watering, rava dosa is a great recipe. Try it once, and you will never miss it.

Onion Rava Dosa Recipe

 

  1. Sambar

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This is a kind of vegetable soup that is served in South India. It usually accompanies masala dosa or idli. It contains lightly spiced lentils in a coconut and tamarind sauce.

Sambar Recipe

 

  1. Appam

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These tasty appams can be prepared with a small no of ingredients. They have thick and soft center and exterior that is paper thin. Appam goes well with curry!

Appam Recipe

 

  1. Medhu Vada
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This Vada, made of urad dal is a favorite snack of many people. It is a treat when served hot with coconut chutney.

Medhu Vada Recipe

 

  1. Ven Pongal

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Ven Pongal is a traditional South Indian dish prepared with rice and lentils, cooked with small amount of ghee and cumin. It is a delicious dish and goes well with coconut chutney/sambhar.

Ven Pongal Recipe

 

  1. Uttapam

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Uttapam is similar to dosa and is prepared with urad dal, rice and fenugreek seeds. It’s a tasty and healthy breakfast.

 Uttapam Recipe

 

  1. Upma

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This dish is popular throughout India. This healthy breakfast dish can be prepared easily in less time.

Upma Recipe

 

  1. Puttu

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Puttu is a special breakfast dish of South India. Originated in Kerala, this dish is popular in Sri Lanka too. It is prepared with rice flour and finger millet.

Puttu Recipe

 

  1. Kerala Vegetable Stew

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This vegetable stew is prepared with potatoes, carrots, French beans and cauliflower and is full of flavors. You can make it spicy by adding curry leaves and cinnamon.

Vegetable Stew Recipe

 

  1. Oats Idli

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The oats idli is a very nutritious recipe. The rice replaces oats, so that the fat content can be reduced and the cholesterol can be kept in check.

Oats Idli Recipe

 

For more interesting recipes, please visit: http://tastyfix.com/

Dahi Vada: A Delightful Snack For Festive Season!!!

Dahi Vada: A perfect dish for Holi or Diwali!!

Dahi Vada: A perfect dish for Holi or Diwali!!

Dahi Vada is one of the favorite snack of Indians. Its a perfect side-dish for festive season like Holi and Diwali. It is known by different names in different parts of India. For example: Doi Bora in Bengali, Dahi Bhalla in Punjabi, Thayir Vada in Malayalam, Thayir Vadai in Tamil, Perugu Vada in Telugu, Dahi Bara in Odia and Mosaru Vade in Kannada.

Although vadas are very tasty and loved by all. But when made into Dahi Vadas, they become a mind blowing stuff! It is easy to prepare with the Vadas soaked in yogurt (dahi).

The vadas which are deep fried balls made of Urad or Moong Daal(Lentil) are placed in water. Then, they are moved to yogurt (which is beaten thick). The vadas are kept there for a few hours to get the best results and then they are served. If you want to add more flavor to the Dahi Vada, you can top it up with mint or coriander leaves, chaat masala, black pepper (crushed), chilli powder, coconut, cumin, boondi or chilli.

Besides Dahi Vadas, Sambhar Vadas and Rasam Vadas are very popular in India.

Here are different recipes of Dahi Vadas:-

The Queen of Indian Cuisine: Kashmiri Cuisine

Indian Cuisine: Kashmiri Cuisine

India is a country with as many cuisines as there are the number of communities. To simplify things, the food in India has been divided into 2 categories i.e. North Indian & South Indian. There are various categories of cuisines in India. This is first of the articles based on Indian Cuisine that we are going to present to you in our blog. In this article, we will talk about Kashmiri Cuisine.

Kashmiri Cuisine has its roots in ancient Kashmiri. Meat was a traditional food as mentioned in the Rigveda. Nilamat Purana, an ancient epic of Kashmir tells about the traditions of meat eating in Kashmir. This habit of meat eating persists still today.

It is also popular in many parts of Pakistan. The most popular cuisine today is mutton which has over 30 variations. In the early days, Kashmiri cuisine was very much influenced by Kashmiri Pandits. The Pandits in other parts of the country don’t eat meat normally. The Pandits of Kashmir have eaten meat (except beef) throughout the history. Most of Kashmiri Muslims are converts from the Pandit community of Kashmir. So, they also don’t consume Beef. Some important Kashmiri dishes are:-

  • Qabargaah
  • Dum Olav
  • Gogji Raazma
  • Goshtaba
  • Lyodur Tschaman
  • Matschgand
  • Modur Pulaav
  • Monji Haak/Gogji Haak
  • Mujh Gaad
  • Nadir Yakhin
  • Shaem
  • Qeleeya
  • Rogan Josh
  • Syun Pulaav
  • Tsarvan
  • Tschok Wangan
  • Yakhni

Tea forms a very important Kashmiri Pandit cuisine. The two types of tea found mostly are Kahwa(sweet green tea) and Sheer Chai(Noon Chai). These teas are normally taken with baked breads like Katlam, Kulcha, Roth or Bakarkhani.

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Wazwan is a meal that can have multiple courses. It is treated with great respect in Kashmiri Muslim tradition. The preparation of this dish is an art. All the preparation during the feast is meat based i.e. lamb, fish & chicken). In tradition, the number of courses is thirty-six for wazwan although there can be fewer number of courses.

Wazwan is regarded as the core element of their Kashmiri Muslim’s identity.

Dosa: A Staple Food of South India

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Photo Courtesy: ndtv

Listed on the World’s 50 most Delicious Foods, Dosa is a fermented crepe. It is made of rice batter & black lentils. Dosa originated in South India and is a major food in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Telangana, Kerala & Andhra Pradesh. Although, it is a popular dish in other states of India too. It has also made its presence in other countries like Mauritius, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Myanmar, Singapore & Malaysia.

 

History of Dosa

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Photo Courtesy: gosvalayurmed

Dosa represents South Indian food. Its exact place of origin is a matter of discussion. But, according to K.T. Achaya, a food historian, dosa has its origins in ancient Tamil country in 1st century AD. According to the researcher P. Thankappan Nair, dosa has its source in the Udipi town of Karnataka. It may also be due to the dish’s connection with Udupi restaurants that dosa’s origins are linked to Udipi.

The original dosa of Tamil was thicker and softer. The dosa which is popular nowadays is crispier and thinner and it was first made in Karnataka.

 

Variations of Dosa

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There are many variations of Dosa. Some of them are listed below:-

Masala Dosa(click on the link to know more)
• Mini soya dosa
• Pesarattu
• Light white dosa
• Mysore Masala Dosa
• Onion Rava Dosa
• Ragi Wheat Dosa
Rava Dosa(click on the link to know more)
Benne Dosa(click on the link to know more)
Neer Dosa(click on the link to know more)

 

Nutritional Value

Dosa is a perfect breakfast dish and a street food. It is high in carbohydrates and has no saturated fats or sugar. As its ingredients include urad dal (Vigna mungo) and rice, it is also rich in protein. Due to the fermentation process involved in its preparation, it has increased content of Vitamin C and Vitamin B. Dosa should be avoided by diabetics as they have high glycemic index. They contain low calorie but high fat.

 

How to Serve?

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To make it a complete meal, dosa is often stuffed with vegetables and sauces. Normally, there is a vegetarian side dish that is served with dosa. Common side dishes include:-

• Sambar
• Chutney(Most commonly: Coconut chutney)
• Dry Chutney
• Pickles

 

How to Prepare?

For a quick and easy recipe of some popular dosas click on one of the following links:-

Simple Dosa
Masala Dosa
Rava Dosa
Onion Rava Dosa
Neer Dosa
Pesarattu
Mini Soya Dosa
Mysore Masala Dosa

 

Dal-Bati-Churma: A Rajasthani Delight

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Dal Bati Churma is a very popular Rajasthani dish that is a treat for your taste-buds. It’s a staple food in several parts of India including Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. It is served in a traditional way by first squashing the Bati and then pouring the Ghee on it. Yellow colored daal (lentil) is also served with it. It is served in all the celebrations and festivals of Rajasthan including weddings, religious occasions or birthday parties.

Three different food items-Daal (lentils), Baati & Churma(Sweet) combine to give you “Daal-Baati-Churma”. Daal is typically made of lentils and is spicy. Baati is made of flour. The sweet Churma is a combination of wheat flour, dry fruits & sugar. Ghee is added in all the three items.

In villages, Baatis are baked on firewood or kandas(i.e. cow dung cakes). But when you are preparing in your kitchen you can use Tandoor or electric oven. Baatis are served dipped in Ghee. The daal is also prepared in Ghee, the masalas used in daal are fried in Ghee and before serving, more Ghee is added to the daal. Churma is sometimes made by crushing the Baatis and mixing it with sugar.

All in all, it is a treat for you and your guests, suitable for any occasion.

To know more about Dal Bati Churma visit>>Daal Baati Churma

Try the simple recipe at>>http://www.tastyfix.com/recipe/dal-baati-churma-trla