Sunday 30 April 2017

Daal Makhani

Daal Makhani is an all-time favorite dish of Punjab. It is made with onion & tomato based gravy and is mildly spiced. Below is my way of cooking simple Daal Makhani, very easy & tasty recipe. Daal Makhani taste best with Jeera rice or plain steamed basamati rice.

Tuesday 25 April 2017

Mushroom Veg Puff

Looking for some new snack when you are planning your next get together or kitty party then this Mushroom Veg Puff is just the thing for you. Tasty and quick to make and the best part is most of the preparation can be done beforehand giving you more time with your guest :-) Do try this simple recipe of mouthwatering snack. 

1 bowl chopped  Mushroom
1/2 bowl chopped onion, ginger, garlic, green chili and coriander
1/2 bowl boiled corn, green peas and carrot
1/2 bowl chopped green and red capsicum
1 table spoon vegetable masala
1/2 boiled and mashed potato
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon red chili flakes
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon lemon juice
3-4 Pastry sheets

  • Heat butter in a pan and add chopped mushroom, corn, peas, carrot, capsicum, onion, ginger & garlic, green chili
  • Fry it for 2 to 3 mins and add all dry spices in it
  • Mix well and add boiled potatoes in it
  • Remove from stove and keep it aside to get cold
  • Cut small square of Puff  Pastry Sheets and keep stuffing in the center.
  • Fold it from other side and press it with fork
  • Grace oil in the oven try and keep in it and place it in preheated oven for 15 to 20 min.
  • Remove it from oven and serve hot with chutney and tomato sauce

Saturday 22 April 2017

Chicken Keema Kabab

In any season our taste buds crave for some hot and finger food so yesterday I made these amazing Chicken Keema Kabab. The flavors are awesome and what a nice dish to serve with hot tea. Enjoy this tasty & hot Chicken Keema Kabab with evening tea time.

Sunday 16 April 2017

Veg Fried Rice

Fried rice is a very popular and common dish of East and Southeast Asian cuisines, It is also very popular street food in Asia. Fried rice is a dish of cooked rice that has been stir-fried in a frying pan. Usually it is prepared with vegetables, meat and eggs. Today I tried to prepare it in a simple way with vegetables.

Friday 31 March 2017

Coconut khoya Berfi

No festival is complete without some delicious food so I kick start my fast with this melt in your mouth Coconut Khoya Berfi. I made this berfi without sugar or sugar syrup . You can feel original flavor of coconut, milk, khoya and dryfruits  On this sweet note wishing everyone a very happy Navratri.

Wednesday 22 March 2017

Baigan Bhaja

Baingan Bhanja or Begun Bhaja is a Bengali dish, where the big sized aubergines (small sized round eggplants) are sliced and marinated to give it exotic taste. There are a number of methods of making Baingan Bhaja. 

Sunday 19 March 2017

Chickpea Cheese Cutlet

Snacks are kind of a must-have accompaniment with tea or starters for small party. Today I tried some different kind of tikki. It is very quick to make and delicious. It is a combination of cheekpeas, zucchini (or cucumber), carrot and some cheese. So do try this recipe if you are looking for a quick and easy snack with tea.

Sunday 12 March 2017


No festival is complete without dessert and our Holi special dessert is Chandrakala. This is a famous dish of North India. This dish is very similar to gujiya. This dessert is dipped in sugar syrup and has khoya / mawa filling in it which makes it a very filling dish & on this sweet note wishing all the members of Desitadka a very Happy Holi!


2 small bowl all purpose flour
1 cup refined oil
1 cup sugar
1 cup khoya
1 tablespoon green cardamom powder
1/2 bowl chopped dry fruits ( as you like)
1 tablespoon coconut powder
1 tablespoon ghee


In a bowl take all purpose flour and add 4 to 5 tablespoons refined oil and mix properly, then add little water and knead firm dough. Then cover it with wet cloth.

  In a pan heat ½ tablespoon ghee on a low flame and add grated khoya to it, keep stirring it on low flame.

Cook the khoya till it begins to gather around itself. Then take it out in a bowl and keep it aside to cool down.

Once the khoya has cooled down, add ⅓ cup sugar, dry fruits and ½ tsp cardamom powder and mix properly to make sure there are no lumps. Now your stuffing is ready.

Take maida dough in your palms to form a ball.

Dust the rolling board lightly with some flour. Roll each ball with the rolling pin to a small circle.

For each chandrakala need two same sized circles of dough. You can do this by cutting a large flattened dough with a steel bowl.

Then with your fingertip, apply water all over the circumference edge.

Then place about 1 tbsp of the khoya filling on one side of the circle, keeping the edges empty Carefully.

Cover it with other circle of dough

Very gentle prepare or fold as design.

Heat oil in a pan and fry it on low flame till color turn light golden.

Preparation of Honey sugar syrup 

1.  Combine water and sugar in a small saucepan
2.  Stir over a low heat until the sugar dissolves
3.  Bring to the boil and cook for 5-7 minutes
4.  Add green cardamom and coconut powder in the sugar syrup and mix properly
5.  Add the fried kandrakala in the syrup and keep it in for 5 minutes.

Garnish with some chopped dry fruits and serve hot.

Thursday 23 February 2017

Kuttu Tikki

Today is Maha Shivaratri and most of the people observe fast during this day. Even I am fasting today and was looking for options and decided to make Kuttu Tikki. It is perfect food for fasting as not only it is delicious to eat but is easy to make and keeps your tummy full for long time. So enjoy your fast with crunchy and melt in your mouth tikkis. They taste best with chilled curd.

Monday 13 February 2017

Love bird Cocktail

Cocktail is mixed drink which is prepared by two- three different kind of drink like- fruit juice, rum, vodka etc. Today I prepared cocktail from two ingredients- wine and fresh strawberry fruit juice. Both have very different taste from each other but once you mix them together, it will give unique banded taste. So enjoy your love bird cocktail  on the occasion of Valentine day.

Saturday 11 February 2017

Veg tikki

Snacks are kind of a must-have accompaniment with tea or starters for small party. Today I tried some different kind of tikki. It is very quick to make and delicious. You can add or substitute vegetables depending upon your taste and liking. So do try this recipe if you are looking for a quick and easy snack with tea.

Wednesday 25 January 2017

Batata Vada

Batata Vada is a popular Maharashtrian food, which goes very well as snack or light breakfast. One interesting fact is "Batata" is actually a Portuguese word meaning potato. Apparently Potatoes were introduced in India by Portuguese and hence this name. Made from boiled and mashed potatoes and deep fried and usually served with green coriander chutney.

Monday 16 January 2017


Falafel is a traditional Egyptian and Middle Eastern food made of chickpeasfava beans, or both but now this dish is popular across the world. Falafel dish is very high in protein and is a perfect snack for evening tea. 

Wednesday 11 January 2017

Gajar Kheer

During winter, we mostly prepare Gajar halwa and Gajar Kheer. Today I tried Gajar Kheer. This kheer is very easy to make and is extremely light dessert to have. This winter season enjoy Gajar Kheer instead of your normal rice kheer.

Thursday 5 January 2017

Masala poori

Poori is very special dish in india. The combination of poori with vegitables, chole . I tried this poori in quite different way. It can be goes with morning breakfast and evening with tea as well.