Monday 22 May, 2017
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Mango Pickles

What’s Cooking? by P.S. Lakshmi Rao May and June is the season for pickles, because we get good mangoes for pickling. I get very nostalgic about my childhood days in India, where we get so many different kinds of mangoes. I am sure [...]

Lemon Karam (hot dip)

What’s Cooking? by P.S. Lakshmi Rao 1 Teaspoon oil 1 Tablespoon fenugreek seeds (methi) 1 Teaspoon red mustard seeds 25 Dried red chilies broken in to 4 pieces 1 Teaspoon cumin seed 1/8 Teaspoon asafoetida (hing) 1/8 Teaspoon turmeric [...]

Mamidi Allam Relish (White haldi)

What’s Cooking? by P.S. Lakshmi Rao ¼ Pound mamidi allam (white haldi) washed  and peeled 3 Carrots washed and peeled 10 Jalapeño peppers 6 Lemons plus 1/2 cup bottled lemon juice 1 Teaspoon salt or to taste Cut ginger and carrots [...]

Lavanga triangles

What’s Cooking? by P.S. Lakshmi Rao 3 Cups all purpose flour 3 Tablespoons hot Crisco or oil 1Cup warm water 1 Pinch of salt 1⁄2 Cup all purpose flour for dusting Cloves (lavangas) 2 Cups of oil Sugar syrup 1 1⁄2 Cup sugar 1 [...]

Easy to make recipes for tonight’s party

Try making granola bars, pepperoni pizza bread and fish mayonnaise on wholegrain bread for your party, says an expert. Naresh Guglani, Corporate Chef at Del Monte, has listed some quick recipes that are easy to make. * Granola Bars: Crunchy, [...]

Cheese Squares

What’s Cooking? by P.S. Lakshmi Rao Preheat oven to 350 degrees 1 box (18.25) ounces duncan hines yellow cake mix or moist deluxe lemon supreme cake mix sifted (no pudding) 1 egg 1 stick soft butter Mix cake mix, butter and egg together [...]

Quick snack ideas for Diwali parties

Food is an important element of all parties, so getting smart preparations right for Diwali festivities should be a priority, says an expert who feels assorted canapes and mini pizzas are interesting things to serve. Gaurav Chadha, in-house [...]

Onam payasam (Kheer)

What’s Cooking? by P.S. Lakshmi Rao 1 cup chana dal 1 1/2 cup water 1⁄4 cup ghee (clarified butter) 1 cup brown sugar 1 cup fresh shredded coconut 3 cups water to make fresh coconut milk 1⁄4 cup saggu biyyam (sabu dana, chauvarry, [...]

Bachchali koora pulusu (Vietnamese spinach soup)

What’s Cooking? by P.S. Lakshmi Rao 1 Lb bachchali koora,Wash thoroughly before cutting. Separate leaves from stems and chop the leaves fine. Cut the stems to one inch pieces. 2 Green chilies 1 1⁄2 Teaspoons salt or to taste 1⁄2 [...]

Sanjeev Kapoor shares a mouth-watering recipe for Dal Pakwan

Ingredients: Dal 1 cup split chana dal, soaked Salt to taste ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder ½ teaspoon red chilli powder ¼ teaspoon garam masala powder ¾ teaspoon dried mango powder 1 tablespoon Nutralite (substitute with oil) 1 teaspoon cumin [...]