Author: theculinarypeace

Sweet Tamarind Chutney

Sweet Tamarind Chutney

Sweet and sour tamarind chutney made with tamarind, jaggery, and spices is a popular chutney used widely in Indian chaat or as an accompaniment with snacks like samosa or pakora. This recipe can be easily made in about 30 minutes with basic Indian pantry staples. 

Halasina Beejada Payasa (Jackfruit Seeds Vegan Kheer)

Halasina Beejada Payasa (Jackfruit Seeds Vegan Kheer)

Jackfruit seeds Payasa/Payasam recipe with step-by-step pictures- a South Indian dessert made of cooked jackfruit seeds and jaggery as the main ingredients. It is known as Halasina beejada payasa in Kannada, and as Chakkakuru Payasam in Malayalam. This recipe of the jackfruit seeds payasa is 

Indian Brown Lentil Dal (Whole Masoor Dal)

Indian Brown Lentil Dal (Whole Masoor Dal)

Whole masoor dal or sabut masoor dal or Indian vegan brown lentil dal made in the Instant Pot in 20 minutes. It needs minimal ingredients, does not use a lot of spices, is gluten-free, rich in protein and makes a healthy meal when served with 

Chickpea Avocado Salad with Yogurt Honey Dressing

Chickpea Avocado Salad with Yogurt Honey Dressing

Chickpea avocado salad is a perfect summer salad recipe that makes for a filling, nutritious and wholesome weekday meal in itself or as a part of a meal. If you are looking for vegetarian salad ideas or wondering what protein to add to make your 

Poha Chivda

Poha Chivda

Poha chivda is a traditional Indian dry snack mix made of flattened rice, peanuts, fried gram, dry fruits, dried coconut and spices. This recipe is easy to make, completely pan-roasted, low on oil, and gets done in less than 20 minutes. Vegan, gluten-free and made 

Paneer Sandwich (Bakery-style Masala Toast)

Paneer Sandwich (Bakery-style Masala Toast)

A delicious Indian sandwich recipe made of paneer (Indian cottage cheese), vegetables and a few Indian spices. It makes for a filling high-protein breakfast or snack, and a great kids-friendly finger food. This paneer sandwich recipe is basically Karnataka’s popular Iyengar bakery-style toast with a 

Strawberry Lassi

Strawberry Lassi

Strawberry lassi is a perfect spring or summer drink made of only three ingredients- strawberries, yogurt and honey. It is a fruity twist to the popular Indian drink ‘lassi’. Easy to make and so refreshing for those warm afternoons, especially when strawberries are in season. 

Mavinakayi Chitranna (Raw Mango Rice)

Mavinakayi Chitranna (Raw Mango Rice)

Mavinakayi Chitranna or raw mango rice is a delicious rice recipe from Karnataka, that is a mandatory Ugadi festival dish. It is tangy, spicy and flavorful, and is perfect for lunch box or dinner. Check out this traditional Karnataka style raw mango rice recipe which