Sarita Bhandarkar's Recipes

Zucchini Stir Fry

Heat oil in a skillet. Add mustard seeds and cumin seeds. When they splutter, add curry leaves and green chillies. Combine. Add diced zucchini and salt. Stir fry until tender. Garnish with chopped cilantro. - 32.5097

Dal Palak

Pressure cook dal with salt and turmeric powder. Whisk until creamy. Add ginger, green chillies, tomato puree and spinach. Cook until spinach becomes soft and everything blends together. Heat oil/butter in a pan. Add cumin seeds. when they splutter add garlic... - 38.1323

Palak Lobia / Spinach And Black Eyed Beans Curry

Soak black eyed beans for 3-4 hrs, add salt and cook until tender. Wash and chop spinach finely. Chop green chillies finely. Keep aside. Grind a masala by adding cumin seeds, garlic, peppercorns, coconut, dry red chillies and 1/3 tsp tamarind paste and about... - 45.5691

Chana Masala

Soak chana overnight and pressure cook for 4 whistles by adding salt. Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan. Add 2 diced onions and fry till translucent. Keep aside. Now in the same pan, fry coconut for few seconds. Heat a tsp oil and fry black pepper, cumin seeds,... - 48.6421

Capsicum Lemon Rice

Wash and cook rice. Spread on a plate and allow to cool down completely. Separate the grains with a fork. (You can also use leftover plain rice) Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard. When they splutter, lower the heat and add cashew nuts/peanuts and sauté until... - 47.5462

Tadka Moong/mooga Saarupkari

Tasty, healthy and easy to make moong curry - 39.3993

Chettinad Spinach Curry

Tasty and healthy spinach curry with garlic. - 46.1911

Prawn Green Curry / Shrimp Green Curry

Peel, devein and clean the shrimp. Marinate by adding salt, turmeric, red chilli powder, 1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste and lemon juice. Mix well and keep aside for 30 minutes. Put spinach, coconut, chopped coriander, mint, ginger, cashew nuts and tamarind paste... - 39.3369

Tomato Dalitoy

Pressure cook dal along with salt, turmeric, ginger and slit green chillies until soft. Whisk it to make a smooth paste. Transfer to a pot. Add diced tomatoes and cook till tomatoes are soft. (You can add the tomatoes in the pressure cooker, but I prefer to... - 44.2458

Tomato Gojju / Tomato Chutney

Blanch tomatoes and peel off the skin. Dice them roughly. Heat a pan and add grated coconut. Saute till most of the water evaporates. Combine everything in a blender and grind to a smooth paste. Do not add any water. Serve [Goes well with neer dosa... - 35.6179

Indian Chicken Cutlets

Recipe by Madhur Jaffrey - 45.6962

Vegetable Biryani

Vegetable Biryani, recipe by Chef Sanjeev Kapoor. - 56.9369

Lemon Pickle - 2

wash and dry lemons. Squeeze juice from 5 lemons. Cut the remaining 15 lemons. (each lemon into 16 pieces). Plce the lemons and lemon juice together in a air tight glass container. Add salt and mix well. Keep covered with a lid for 2-3 weeks. Make sure to mix... - 33.7854

Lemon Pickle

wash and dry lemons. Squeeze juice from 5 lemons. Cut the remaining 15 lemons. (each lemon into 16 pieces). Place it in a bowl and keep aside. Dry roast all the spices one by one. First dry roast dry red chillies till crisp over a low heat. Then dry roast... - 39.3844

Fresh Corn Salad

Cut the kernals off the cob. In a bowl take corn kernals. Add onions, tomato, green chillies, cilantro, salt and lemon juice. Mix well. Serve immediately. - 31.6789

Green Peas & Potato Curry

Quick, healthy and easy peas and potato dish. Goes well with any Indian bread. - 41.3738

Malai Kofta Curry

Steam cook the vegetables and allow them to cool. Pat them with a paper towel to remove excess water. Add cornstarch, bread crumbs, salt and 1/2 tsp red chilli powder to the vegetables. Mash with hands and make small balls and deep fry in hot oil till golden.... - 48.8413

Mooli Paratha

Recipe by Tarla Dalal - 42.4617

Dahiwale Aloo

Tasty potato curry which goes well with any Indian bread or as a side dish with steamed rice. - 45.7893

Avare Kaalu Kootu /surti Lilva Kootu

Heat little oil and roast urad dal, chana dal, coriander seeds, pepper, jeera, methi seeds, khus khus, white til and dry red chillies. Grind to a smooth paste with freshly grated coconut, diced onion, garlic cloves, tamarind paste, jaggery (optional) and ½... - 44.719

Honey Muffins

In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, whisk the egg, milk, butter and honey. Stir into dry ingredients, just until moistened. Fill greased or paper lined muffin cups 3/4s full. Bake at 400 degree F preheated oven for... - 36.853

Fork Cookies

Put butter and sugar in a bowl and beat till fluffy. Use your hands and gather the mixture together into soft but not sticky dough. Roll on the balls about the size of walmuts and place well apart on the baking sheet. Dip a fork into cold water and press on... - 31.5924

Palak Paneer

Cut paneer into cubes. Chop the onions. Peel and dice tomatoes. Heat little water and cook palak till it shrinks. Allow to cool and grind to a smooth paste. Grind cashews and poppy seeds to a smooth paste by adding little water. Heat rest of the oil and fry... - 47.5164

Okra Curry

In a pan heat 1 cup of water. Add okra, tomatoes, ginger and salt. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan, add coriander seeds, methi seeds and dry red chillies and roast for few seconds. Grind it to a smooth paste along woth coconut by... - 41.8125

Chocolate Cake

For cake: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl, stir water into cocoa until blended, set aside. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla.... - 47.739

Dal Makhani

Creamy Punjabi dal - 49.0024

Chicken Curry

A tasty chicken preparation. - 47.7522

Cucumber Roti

One of the tasty, healthy and easy to make Indian pancakes. - 32.2549

Bread Upma

Cut the bread into small pieces and keep aside. Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. When they splutter add urad dal and curry leaves. Saute till urad dal turns to golden. Add chopped onion and saute till translucent. Add turmeric powder and green... - 43.9674

Shrimp Rava Fry

Crush or coarsely grind the garlic, green chillies and cilantro. Take shrimp in a bowl and apply the ground paste. Add rice flour and corn flour along with salt and mix it well. Marinate for 1/2 to 1 hr. Add egg and mix well. Coat each shrimp with enough rava... - 37.7068

Batani Bhaat /peas Bhaat

One of the tasty rice preparations. - 40.6389

Curd Rice / Yogurt Rice

Take rice in a bowl. Add salt, ginger, green chillies and yogurt. Mix well.(The rice should not be hot or warm when mixing the yogurt). Heat oil in a pan. Adfd mustard, When they splutter, add cashew and chana dal. Saute for a while. Add urad dal and saute... - 39.1129

Indian Style Chilli Chicken

Recipe by Chef Sanjeev Kapoor - 55.8492

Baingan Ka Bharta

Apply some oil to an eggplant and cook it in microwave for about 8 minutes. Roast it in a hot pan for about 10 minutes turning in between. Allow it to cooldown. Peel off the skin and either mash it or chop it finely. Heat oil in a pan, add chopped onions. Fry... - 48.3172

Mushroom Pepper Fry

Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds. When they crackle, add garlic and saute. When they turn golden add onions and fry till they are translucent. Add curry leaves and green chillies and saute for a while. Add mushrooms and salt and continue to saute till... - 42.5599

Tomato Saaru

Dice the tomatoes, roughly chop the cilantro. Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds.coriander seeds, green chillies, red chillies, chopped ginger one by one and saute till the coriander seeds turn light brown. Add coconut and saute again for few seconds. Keep... - 41.3696

Rice Sevai Usli / Rice Noodles Upma

In a large vessel, take water and bring it to a boil. Add rice vermicelli in it and cook till soft. Drain excess water and keep aside. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard. When they splutter, add cumin seeds, urad dal and chana dal, saute till the dal are golden... - 42.3692

Aloor Dum / Bengali Style Dum Aloo

Wash and pressure cook the potatoes for 1 whistle. Peel and keep aside. (After peeling the potatoes you can deep fry them to give a nice golden brown color, but I skip this stage). Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds and bay leaves. When they splutter, add... - 44.6026

Avare Ghashi

Wash and soak white beans overnight. Pressure cook along with diced potatoes. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan and fry coriander seeds till light brown. Put coconut, red chillies, salt and tamarind paste along with some warm water to a blender and grind them to a... - 41.3825

Apple Cake

One of the tasty cakes, can be served warm or cold, with or without ice cream - 45.0418

Rava Dosa And Chutney

Mix rice flour, maida and rava with salt. Add enough water to make a thick batter without forming lumps. Add chopped onion, cilantro and green chillies, add more water and make a thin batter of buttermilk consistency. Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds.... - 44.6981

Vermicelli Kheer

One of the tasty and popular kheer dishes. - 36.1199

Loshne Gooli

Heat ghee in a pan and fry slightly crushed garlic till golden brown and keep aside. Grind coconut, red chilli, tamarind paste and salt together to a coarse paste by adding about 1/4 cup of warm water. Now add fried garlic and grind again to a smooth... - 31.3476

Saagu

Curry from Karnataka which goes well with all kind of Indian breads or dosas. But its a best accompaniment for puris. For Puri recipe, follow the link below: http://www.ifood.tv/recipe/puri_bhaji - 48.3128

Missi Roti

In a large bowl take all the ingredients. Mix well. Knead to a smooth dough by adding enough water. Add 1 tbsp oil and knead again. Cover and keep it aside for about 1/2 an hour. Apply little oil to your palms and make medium sized balls. Roll it with a... - 39.8972

Capsicum Masala

Dice capsicum and potato. Finely chop 2 onions and roughly chop 1 onion, tomato and green chillies. Grind it to a smooth paste along with cashewnuts without adding water. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a skillet and fry green bell peppers for 2-3 minutes on medium heat.... - 49.8344

Matar Mushroom Curry

Put green chillies, ginger, poppy seeds, cashew nuts, cloves and cardamom to a blender and make a fine powder. Add little water and grind it to a smooth paste and keep aside. Heat oil in a pan, add onions and fry till golden brown. Add garlic and saute for a... - 47.1816

Palak Pulao

One of the tasty and healthy pulao recipes. - 49.6163

Chhole

1. Heat oil in a pan and add cloves, cinnamon, green cardamom, bay leaves and cumin seeds. 2. Once the cumin seeds crackle, add ginger garlic paste. Saute for a while. 3. Add chopped onions and slit green chillies and fry till golden brown. 4. Add turmeric... - 52.9861

Shenga Chutney

One of the tasty chutneys which can be used for about a month if kept in an air tight container, which goes well with dosa or idli. - 34.5189

Misal Pav

A favourite Maharashtrian snack – sprouts cooked in a spicy masala and served with pav recipe by Sanjeev Kapoor. - 40.6255

Idli Usli / Idli Upma

Powder the idlis with hands. Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. When they splutter add asafoetida and curry leaves. Saute for 3 seconds. Add slit green chillies and powdered idli. Check the seasoning and add salt accordingly.(Be careful while adding... - 37.4356

Dry Potato Curry

Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan. Add cloves cinnamon, peppercorns, poppy seeds and fennel seeds. Fry on a low heat till nice aroma comes out. Keep it aside. Grind a masala by adding coconut, dry red chilli and tamarind pulp along with 1/4 cup of water to a coarse... - 41.333

Mushroom Capsicum Curry

1. Wash mushroom and slice them. 2. Slice tomatoes and capsicum into thin lengthwise pieces. 3. Grind peeled onion, coconut, red chillies, pepper, cinnamon, cloves, garlic and ginger to a smooth paste. 4. Heat oil in a pan and fry chopped onions and capsicum... - 47.0302

Potato Gojju

One of the simplest yet very tasty side dish which goes very well with plain rice and dal. - 33.7197

Beetroot Cutlets

One of the easy to make and tasty cutlets. - 49.8083

Tendle Bibbe Upkari (tindora Cashew Fry)

This is one of the famous Mangalorean curries. This recipe is usually prepared during hindu new year, the season when tender cashew nuts are available in the markets. This recipe is common in the konkani weddings or any other functions. Cashew nuts can be... - 40.4013

Raw Mango Chutney

1. peel and chop the mango. Grind it to a smooth paste along with coconut, green chilli and salt. 2. Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. When they crackle, add asafoetida and pour it over the ground chutney. 3. Serve as a side dish with rice or can also... - 35.6073

Paneer Tava Masala

Try this Punjabi paneer dish. Carefully combined spices ranging from ajwain to shahjeera, make this a real culinary treat. According to the wikipedia Ajwain are traditionally known as a digestive aid and an antiemetic (An anti-emetic is a drug that is... - 52.3538

Grape - Lime Juice

1. Mix everything in a blender. Strain and serve chilled. - 26.4153

Spicy Shrimp Curry / Prawn Curry

1. Heat oil in a pan and fry the onions toll golden brown. 2. Add ginger garlic paste and saute for few seconds. 3. Now add the curry leaves, turmeric powder and chilli powder. Saute for some more time. 4. Now add the tomato and cook till mushy. 5. Add... - 42.2679

Chicken Roast

1. Wash and cut chicken into cubes. 2. Marinate chicken pieces by adding yoghurt, lime juice, coriander powder, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt to taste. 3. Marinate for atleast 3 hrs or overnight by keeping it in refrigerator. 4. Heat oil in a... - 47.1977

Jeera Rice

Jeera rice is one of the simple and easy to make rice dish. Makes a nice combination with rajma masala or egg curry. - 36.04

Fish Alle Piyava Ghasi

1. Cut fish fillets into 2" pieces. 2. Prepare a masala by adding coconut, red chillies, tamarind paste, salt and about 1 cup of warm water. 3. Heat the pan and add the ground masala and water to make a gravy of desired consistancy. 4. Add ginger, green... - 38.5223

Carrot Kosambari

One of the simplest and easy to make salad. - 40.0784

Rajma Masala

Usually this curry is served with rice and its called as Rajma chawal. You can also serve this curry with any Indian Bread. - 49.8187

Aloo Masala

One of the simple recipes which can be served with rice or roti. - 48.4226

Fruit Medley

One of the simplest healthy and tasty desserts. - 29.0228

Methi Fry

1. Heat oil in a wok. Add mustard seeds. 2. When they splutter add cut red chillies. Saute for few seconds. 3. Now add the chana dal and fry till golden brown. 4. Now add the chopped fenugreek leaves. Sprinkle very little water. Mix it well. 5. Cover and cook... - 43.6587

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

1. Combine strawberry, banana, sugar, yoghurt, ice and milk to a blender and blend till smooth. 2. Pour into 2 glasses and serve cold. - 33.8139

Gobi Manchurian

1. Cut cauliflower in to medium sized florets. Wash and drain on a kitchen towel. 2. Mix cornflour, all purpose flour, salt, pepper powder and red chilli powder along with little water to make it a thick paste. 3. Heat oil in a pan. Dip cauliflower florets... - 58.6279

Honey Banana Shake

Honey Banana Shake by Tarla Dalal This drink is ideal for athletes as it is rich in potassium as well as calcium. Potassium prevents muscle cramps while calcium strengthens the bone. - 34.4249

Dry Peas Curry

1. Pressure cook peas and potatoes upto 3 whistles. 2. Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds. 3. When they splutter, add onions and fry till golden brown. 4. Add ginger garlic paste and saute for few seconds. 5. Now add red chilli powder, coriander powder,... - 53.6141

Akoori

Perfectly spiced scrambled eggs in Parsi style by Sanjeev Kapoor - 43.5432

Vegetable Fried Rice

1. Cook rice in sufficient water (Add salt and 1 tsp oil to the water) till done and drain the excess water. Keep aside to cool down. Separate the grains with a fork. 2. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan, add the onions. Saute till traslucent. 3. Add the vegetables... - 38.3207

Mooga Dali Usli

Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds. When they splutter add green chillies, red chillies and ginger. Saute for about 5 seconds on a medium heat. Now add the curry leaves and saute for another 5 seconds. Now add 2 cups of water and salt to it. Check the... - 43.7035

Bhindi Sagle

1. Heat 1 tsp oil and fry the coriander seeds till golden brown. 2. Grind coconut, dry red chillies, tamarind paste and salt coarsely. 3. Now add the fried coriander seeds and grind again to a smooth paste. (Try to grind without adding water. If you want you... - 45.0696

Vaingana Bajji

1. Apply 1/2 tsp oil to the eggplant and bake it in a preheated oven in (500 F) for about 30 minutes. (You can also cook it on a grill) 2. Allow it to cool and peel the outer skin. Nicely mash the pulp. 3. Crush green chillies, salt and asafoetida together... - 34.0846

Kadgi Chakko

1. Wash jackfruit pices thoroughly (to remove the saltyness) and pressure cook for upto 2 whistles. 2. Mash the jackfruit coarsely. 3. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan and fry urad dal and coriander seeds till light brown. 4. Prepare the masala by grinding coconut,... - 45.1697

Bamboo Shoot Curry

1. Apply salt to bamboo shoots and keep it aside for about 30 minutes. Squeeze out the water. 2. Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. 3. When they splutter add cut red chillies and fry for few seconds. 4. Add onion and fry till golden brown. 5. Add... - 32.6695

Cabbage Upkari

One of the simple recipes. You can prepare the same dish by adding cauliflower, potato and onion or by adding beetroot and onions. - 37.071

Sprouted Green Gram Curry

Sprouted green gram is very healthy. A very good recipe for kids and children. - 46.2531

Cocktail Idli Manchurian

Idli cooked in tasty Manchurian gravy. - 40.3373

Methi Pulav

1. Mix all the powders (clove, cinnamon, cardamom and coriander) and keep it aside. 2. Soak rice for 1/2 an hour. 3. Heat ghee in a pan and add the onions. Fry on a medium heat till golden brown. 4. Add ginger garlic paste and saute for few seconds. 5. Now... - 50.3991

Pomfret Fry

This is one of the tasty and easy to make fish fry recipe from Mangalore, Karnataka. - 40.8648

Potato Sagle / Humman

This is one of the common and very easy recipes of Karnataka. There are many variations to this recipe. You can prepare the same curry using arbi. You can prepare the same curry using shrimp which we call shrimp ghashi in konkani. - 37.9529

Mushroom And Rajma Curry

One of the tasty curries which goes well with any Indian bread or with Rice. - 49.9694

Onion Rice

This is a very simple and easy to make dish. - 43.5282

Lobia Ghasi

There are many variations to this recipe. You can substitute lobiya with Rajma or white beans or black beans. And you can also substitute potatoes with spinach or Chinese spinach. - 45.5515

Tendle Butthi

This is one of the side dishes from Mangalore, Karnataka, India. This is served as a side dish with rice. You can prepare the same dish with cauliflower with potatoes and onions or cabbage with potatoes and onions or by adding onions only or by adding... - 47.3962

Kashi Halwa

Kashi halwa is one of the famous sweet dish from Southern parts of India. The recipe is made with grated winter melon. - 41.7128

Kadai Paneer

Usually this curry is served hot in small kadai (Deep curved pan). Kadai are very common in India. You can serve it in a kadai to give a restaurant touch. - 52.7955

Churma Laddu

1. Heat a pan and add wheat flour. 2. Keep on frying the flour on a low heat till nice aroma comes out.(Approximately 20 min.) 3. Keep it aside and let it cool down completely. 4. Now sieve the sugar and mix it with wheat flour. 5. Crush the cardamom... - 31.3823

Chana Upkari Phovu

Wash chana and soak for 8-10 hrs. Add potatoes and salt and pressure cook for 4 whistles. Heat oil in a pot and add mustard seeds. When they splutter add cut red chilli and fry for about 5 seconds. Now add the curry leaves and heeng. Pour cooked chana.... - 43.8233

Onion Pakoda

1. Cut onion into thin 1/2" length wisepieces. Add salt to it. Keep aside for 5 - 10 minutes 2. Add besan, cornflour , finely chopped green chillies, chopped coriander leaves and 2 tsp oil to the chopped onion. 3. Mix nicely. (No need to add water as the... - 35.4917

Alsande Sukke

1. Cook long beans and potato till tender. 2. Fry urad dal in 1tsp oil and fry till light brown and keep it aside. 3. Grind coconut, chillies and tamarind paste by adding about a cup of water to a coarse paste. 4. Now add the fried urad dal to the ground... - 42.5684

Masala Vada

1. Soak channa dal for 2-3 hours. 2. Drain the water completely. 3. First grind 2 tbsp dal to a fine paste without adding water. 4. Now add the remaining dal and grind coarsely.(for 5-6 seconds) 5. Now take dal, onion, curry leaves, ginger, green... - 43.4974

Ghee Rice

1. Soak rice for 1/2 an hour. Drain the water. 2. Heat ghee in a pan and add all the spices. Saute till nice aroma comes out (About 10 seconds). 3. Add chopped onions and fry till translucent. 4. add 3 cups of water and salt. 5. When it comes to a boil... - 37.3058

Chutney For Snacks

1. Mix all the ingredients except lemon and grind to a smooth paste by adding about 1/4 cup water.(Do not add much as this is a thick chutney) 2. Remove from blender, squeeze lemon and serve with any snacks. - 31.906

Korma Chaat

1. Take korma and add onios. 2. Over that add some onions and chooda. 3. Now add some chopped cilantro over that and squeeze a lemon. 4. Serve immediately. - 23.6884

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