Traditional Vegetarian Recipes, Kid-friendly Recipes & Instant Pot Recipes from Indian and International Cuisines

Month: November 2016

Kalakand/Milk Cake – Instant Pot Method

Kalakand/Milk Cake – Instant Pot Method

Kalakand is a traditional Indian dessert made with whole milk. I prepared this dessert for Navratri. I prepared a very small quantity for naivedyam. Naivedyam is the food offered to a Hindu deity as part of a worship ritual. The food is placed before a […]

Eggless Pumpkin Semolina Mini Bundt Cakes

Eggless Pumpkin Semolina Mini Bundt Cakes

Fall is the perfect time to cook with pumpkin. Today I am sharing with you an easy and tasty pumpkin cake recipe. If you are looking for a delicious way to enjoy your pumpkin, or an easy eggless dessert recipe to make for thanksgiving potlucks, then this […]

Pumpkin Puree – Instant Pot Method

Pumpkin Puree – Instant Pot Method

Pumpkin Puree can be prepared in an instant pot. The process is very simple and easy. I learned this method from an instant pot group. I am sharing a step by step pictorial process.

Cranberry Pickle/Cranberry Ooragaya

Cranberry Pickle/Cranberry Ooragaya

Cranberry Pickle is spicy, tangy and a delicious pickle to make in this fall season when you find fresh cranberries in the grocery stores. I had tasted cranberry pickle first time at my niece’s place. I just loved it. Last year,  I prepared cranberry pickle for a Diwali […]

Kara Boondi Mixture

Kara Boondi Mixture

Kara Boondi is a traditional savory snack. It is a deep fried snack made with besan(chick pea flour). It is a tasty, crunchy and addictive snack. My kids love to munch on this snack. ‘Kara’ means spicy. Tiny balls made of fried chick pea flour is known […]

Kaddu Ka Halwa/Pumpkin Halwa/Gummadikaya Halwa/Pethe Ka Halwa – Instant Pot Method

Kaddu Ka Halwa/Pumpkin Halwa/Gummadikaya Halwa/Pethe Ka Halwa – Instant Pot Method

Kaddu Ka Halwa is a traditional Indian dessert made with pumpkin. Just few days back, after making a delicious pumpkin stew  a big piece of pumkin was lying in my refrigerator and I didn’t want it to go to waste. I  wanted to try making a […]

Gummadikaya Pulusu/Pumkin Stew Instant Pot Method

Gummadikaya Pulusu/Pumkin Stew Instant Pot Method

Gummadikaya Pulusu is a sweet and sour gravy made with pumpkin. It is a comforting dish to make in this fall season. It is perfect for chilly  fall days. On our recent visit to a farm, we got fresh fall harvest pumpkins. I couldn’t resist making this spicy, […]

Nippattu/Chekkalu

Nippattu/Chekkalu

  There are varieties of snacks to munch on anytime, anywhere and with anything. They can be packed as a lunch box snack and served as after school snacks. They can be a perfect accompaniment while watching TV or while having a cup of tea or coffee. […]

Kaju Burfi

Kaju Burfi

Kaju Burfi is also known as Kaju Kathli. It is a popular Indian dessert made during festivals. It is a delicious Indian fudge made with cashews. Kaju means Cashew. Everybody loves  it and especially, the kids love it the most. The recipe is very simple and can be […]