Snigdha's Recipes

Bread Halwa

Easy to make Bread Dessert, when you find extra slices of bread in the refrigerator and have no clue how to use them up ;) - 33.4843

Potato Salad

A low-fat version of Potato Salad - 29.562

Peach Cobbler

Paula Deen's Peach Cobbler Recipe that I had tried a while ago. Tastes yummy with a dollop of vanilla ice-cream - 38.4813

Lauki/sorakaya Pulusu

Lauki/Sorakaya/Indian Bottle Gourd cooked and simmered in a tangy tamarind base sauce. - 41.2693

Zucchini Pancakes

A Food Network Recipe by Paula Deen. Not as unhealthy as most of her other recipes ;) - 30.7465

Eggplant Chutney

Spicy Eggplant Chutney goes well with steamed Rice. - 41.69

Banana Bajji

For those with a sweet-tooth and don't mind deep-fried food. - 31.62

Badam Milk

Roast Almonds slightly and keep aside. Grind cardamom pods and almonds into a fine powder. Add 2 cups milk, sugar, almond essence and ice cubes and blend well. Garnish with saffron and serve chilled. You may also substitute chilled milk with warm milk. - 34.0054

Keema Curry

Heat 3 tbs oil in a pressure cooker vessel. Add shahijeera and allow them to sizzle. Add cardamom, cloves and cinnamon sticks. Add chopped onions and turmeric powder and saute until onions begin become translucent. Add green chillies, tomatoes, salt and... - 41.4765

Cabbage Stir Fry

This super simple cabbage fry recipe is for time-crunched people. With minimal ingredients cabbage fry can be made in a jiffy and goes well with Roti/Chapathi. - 37.208

Keema Cauliflower

When only a small portion of meat is available in your refrigerator and you have no clue how to use it, Kheema Cauliflower dish comes in handy since it is easy to make and tasty to eat. - 42.0618

Baby Corn Curry

Very easy and quick to make curry that goes well with Roti/Chapathi. - 48.2455

Prawn Balchao

A Sanjeev Kapoor recipe. - 42.8098

Fish Fry

This is a slightly elaborate yet easy recipe for a Fish Fry. It is my mother-in-laws' twist to a regular Fish Fry recipe. It is so tasty that the extra time involved is well worth the effort! - 39.6974

Mango Phirni

An easy-to-make pudding for Mango lovers! - 31.3706

Chilly Chicken (wet)

This is the Indo-Chinese version of Chilly Chicken (Wet) with gravy. - 43.3827

Lima Beans Curry

Like most other legumes, Lima Beans are said to have properties that aid in lowering cholesterol, are high in dietary fiber and especally good for diabetic people as it prevents the blood-sugar level from rising after a meal. - 41.094

Chicken Kofta Curry

Chicken Kofta goes well with Naan or Steamed Rice. - 44.5469

Prawn Masala

A spicy Prawn/Shrimp Dish, perfect with most Indian Flatbreads. - 37.5823

Ragi Sankati/raagi Ball

Finger Millet populary know as Ragi in India, is a cereal crop with an amazing nutritional value. Rich in Protein, Calcium and Amino acids such as Methionine, Ragi flour is versatile for making porridges, pancakes, flat-breads and Ragi Balls. Ragi Ball in... - 39.1069

Kadai Chicken

Kadai Chicken literally means Chicken cooked in a 'Kadai' or Wok. This spicy chicken dish can be eaten with any Indian Flat Bread. - 44.1378

Minced Chicken Curry

Minced Chicken Fry is a simple and easy to make dish and makes a good combination with most Indian Flat Breads. - 40.3666

Mirchi Bajji

Mirchi Bajji is a common Indian tea-time snack. Though it involves deep-frying, this snack can be enjoyed once in a while for its hot and tangy taste. - 47.8748

Mirch Ka Salan

Mirch Ka Salan, a typical Hyderabadi dish is served as a Side-dish with Biryani/Pulao. Mirch Ka Salan is a thick gravy with a tangy taste and made with long Indian green chillies. As the chillies are de-seeded and initially boiled in hot water and later... - 49.6166

Pav Bhaji

Pav Bhaaji is definetly one of Mumbai's many favorite Street Food. The popularity of this dish has spread to other metropoliton's in India. Pav Bhaaji can also made at home with ease. Pav mean bread and Bhaaji is the spicy-tangy curry/gravy. And they both do... - 45.7755

Kasoori Methi Malai Matar Paneer

I first tasted this Dish at a friends place and absolutely loved it! Kasoori Methi Malai Matar Paneer has now become a common Paneer Dish to make at home for. It has always been a hit with family and friends and I am sure you will agree after you have tried... - 50.7729

Gosht Kofta Korma

'Gosht' means meat of the Lamb/Mutton. Kofta's implies spicy deep-fried balls and Korma is thick gravy. This Meatballs Korma is an absolutely delicious dish. - 47.389

Chinese Noodles With Lobster

Chinese noodles with Lobster is a quick and easy to make dish with readily available ingredients. This dish does not have MSG and is made using simple chinese condiments. - 39.34

Semiya Upma

Semiya/Vermicelli Upma is a healthy and easy to make dish. It is a good break-fast dish or can be even had an as evening snack. - 40.1458

Green Mung Bean Curry

Green Mung Beans are packed with proteins and are an excellent source of valuable nutrients. This curry is a great combination with Rotis/Chapathis. - 40.2453

Ginger Prawns/shrimp

Ginger prawns/shrimp is a spicy Indo-Chinese dish. It is one of my favorite Shrimp dishes and tastes awesome when served with Steamed Rice or any Indian Flat Bread. - 43.441

Gajar Ka Halwa

Gajar Ka Halwa literally means Carrot Sweet/Halwa. Juicy Carrots are first shredded and pan fried on a low flame until they turn into a rich color and milk and sugar are added to make this mouth-watering delicacy. When served hot, Gajar Ka Halwa can melt in... - 41.2907

Bhel Puri

Bhel Puri is undoubtedly a very popular North-Indian snack/appetizer. Also it is an extremely common road-side snack in Mumbai and other such Indian Metropoliton Cities. If you have all the ingredients readily available at home, then its just a matter of... - 43.762

Chicken Hariyali

Chicken Hariyali literally means Green Chicken. This dish has got its obvious name since it is cooked in green herbs gravy. The cilantro and mint paste give 'Chicken Hariyali' a healthy twist. Easy to cook and tasty to eat, it surely is a way to get some... - 48.0326

Aloo Paratha

Aloo Paratha is originally/actually made in a 'tandoor' or clay oven just like most other Indian Breads. But, it can also be made at home, either pan-fried or baked in an oven. The home-made version of Aloo Paratha may not be as soft as the 'tandoor' version... - 53.7024

Sev Batata Puri

Sev Batata Puri is undoubtedly a very popular North-Indian snack/appetizer. Also Sev Batata Puri is an extremely commom road-side snack in Mumbai and other such Indian Metropoliton Cities. If you have all the ingredients readily available at home, then its... - 44.5708

Coriander Mint Chutney

Coriander/Cilantro Mint Chutney is an extremely popular condiment for most North Indian 'Chaat' dishes. Its spicy taste and smooth texture are perfect to tickle your taste buds and add the extra zing to snacks/appetizers like Sev Puri, Dahi Batata Puri,... - 43.2507

Date Tamarind Chutney

Date Tamarind Chutney or Sweet Chutney is an extremely popular condiment for most North Indian 'Chaat' dishes. Its tangy taste and smooth texture are perfect to tickle your taste buds and add the extra zing to snacks/appetizers like Sev Puri, Dahi Batata... - 42.9588

Curd Rice

Curd Rice is native to South-India. In telugu language, it is called 'Dadhojanam' or simply 'Perugu Annam' meaning Curd Rice. Dadhojanam is served commonly as 'prasadam' in most South-Indian temples. This easy-to-make dish is soothing to the tummy especially... - 37.8956

Baingan Bharta

Baingan Bharta is a popular Eggplant Curry that goes well with Indian Bread/Rotis/Chapathis. Traditionally the eggplant is roasted directly over flame/fire until the skin shrivels and peels off easily. Roasting the eggplant over fire gives it a smoky flavor... - 48.6898

Ground Turkey Fry

Ground Turkey is an excellent low-fat, low-cholesterol substitute for Ground Lamb or even Ground Beef. This minced turkey fry made with Indian spices is an interesting twist to the spicy "kheema fry" made by many. The subtle flavor of turkey meat is... - 41.3203

Aloo Methi Bajji

Aloo Bajji/Potato Fritters are a very popular tea-time Indian Snack. They are easy to make and don't require any prior planning. The potato slices are dipped in a thick spicy batter and then deep-fried. I also add some Kasoori Methi/Dried Fenugreek leaves to... - 43.0404

Hara Bhara Prawns

Hara (green) Bhara (full/complete) Prawns literally means shrimp/prawn cooked and simmered in thick green gravy of pureed mint and cilantro and spices. Comments/Suggestions/Feedback on this Hara Bhara Prawns Recipe welcome! - 39.3607


Poha or Flattened Rice is a quick and easy breakfast dish. It tastes good with some yogurt as a condiment. Boiled potato cubes and groundnuts go very well with Poha. Sprinkling a little lemon juice just before serving gives it a zesty taste. ... - 37.0294

Groundnut Chutney

Groundnut chutney is a wonderful condiment/dip/side dish when served with Pongal, Idlis (Steamed Pancakes) or even Dosas (Indian Crepes). It is easy to make and can be stored in an air-tight container and refrigerated up to 1 week. Though Groundnut chutney... - 41.6341


Pongal is a traditional South-Indian Dish made with Rice and Moong Dal and then mixed with some roasted cashews, finely chopped ginger, green chillies and freshly ground black peppercorns. Pongal is of two types. The Sweet Pongal and Salt Pongal. Both are... - 38.7326

Lamb Korma

Lamb Korma, a classic Indian Non-vegetarian Dish is tender pieces of lamb cooked in thick tomato gravy. The flavor of this dish is further enhanced by using Mint and Cilantro and squeezing a dash of lime just before serving. Lamb Korma is a great... - 45.6887

Simple Veggie Omelette

Veggie Omelette is a great fulfilling breakfast. Its healthy, easy to make and tasty to eat. Variations include using different kinds of chopped vegetables like french beans, carrots, sweet corn, tomatoes. Also you can choose to make it with just broccoli and... - 36.8163

Masala Peanuts

Masala Peanuts as the names suggests means sauteeing Peanuts/Groundnuts in Masala/Spices. This is a real quick and tasty snack. Though not recommended as a frequent snack (owing to high levels of cholesterol) this snack is surely a refreshing twist to the... - 31.5718

Turkey Pulao

Wash Basmati Rice and keep aside. Heat 1 tsp ghee is a small skillet. Add bay leaves, cloves, cinnamon sticks, green cardamoms and saute for a few seconds and add this to the Rice. Add 4 cups water and allow it to soak for 30 minutes. Cook Rice either on... - 43.501

Chicken 65

This is my Mom's recipe for Chicken 65 and is slightly indianized since she does not use Ajinomoto. Its truly delicious and serves as a great appetizer, also it makes a wonderful pairing with hard drinks like scotch or vodka. - 43.8482

Chilly Mushroom

Wash and cut the Mushrooms in to desired size. Keep aside. Cut the peppers. Chop spring onions and ginger root and julienne garlic pods. Heat 2 tbs olive oil in a sauce pan. Add shallots, peppers and fry until the sides of peppers turn slightly brown.... - 43.6862

Coconut Eggplant Curry

Cut eggplant into 3 inch long pieces and soak them in warm salty water for 10 mins. Drain and pat dry. Heat 3 tbs oil in a skillet and fry the eggplant until they turn slightly soft and change color. Drain excess oil on absorbent paper. Keep aside. Grind... - 43.7916

Aloo Rice

Potato slices are fried, sprinkled with salt and pepper and roasted beneath steamed Long-Grain Rice. This Rice dish is full of aroma and the use of butter enriches the taste. Also placing the potato slices in the bottom of the vessel helps them to roast in... - 37.1748

Bread And Butter Pudding

Bread and Butter Pudding is typically a British traditional dessert. This dessert is easy to make and can be made using stale/ left over bread. Variations to this dish include using different kinds of bread such as brioche, egg bread etc. - 40.533


Raita (veggies in thick yogurt) is great accompaniment with Biryanis (exotic rice dishes). There are different kinds of Raita such as the Mixed Vegetable Raita, Cucumber Raita, Potato Raita and so on. Here is a very simple and easy to make Raita that can be... - 27.3807

Hyderabadi Subz Biryani

Hyderabadi Subz Biryani as the name suggests comes from the region of Hyderabad. This exotic Rice dish is filled with a variety of spices, vegetables and great aroma. This dish is partly cooked on Steam/Dum to retain the aroma and rich taste. It makes a great... - 54.0634

Dum Paneer Kali Mirch

This is an exotic Paneer Dish I prepared for a weekend get together. I got this recipe from Sanjeev Kapoor's 'Khana Khazana' Cookbook. This dish is perfect to achieve the subtle flavors of Dum/Steam cooking. Though the Chef suggests cooking this dish in a... - 46.961

Szechwan Chicken Noodles

Boil 10 cups of water in a deep vessel. Once the water starts boiling, drop Hakka Egg noodles into the water, separating the noodles with a pair of tongs. Cook the noodles for about 5 minutes (until the noodles have become tender, do not over cook them).... - 39.6327

Ginger Teriyaki Chicken

Cut chicken into cubes and marinade with teriyaki sauce and black pepper powder. Keep aside for 30 minutes. Heat olive oil in a skillet. Add the chicken with the marinade. Cover with lid until chicken gets thoroughly cooked (approx 5-8 minutes). Remove lid... - 27.8208

Soy Chunks With Spinach

Wash Soya Chunks & boil them with 2 cups of water for 10 minutes or until water evaporates. Keep aside. Heat 2 tbs oil in a skillet. Add cumin seeds and onions and saute until onions turn slightly browned. Add a pinch of turmeric powder. Add chopped... - 30.7449

Szechuan Garlic Eggplant

Cut eggplants into 2 inch long pieces. Sprinkle salt and leave for 15 minutes; Then wash the pieces in luke warm water. Add black pepper powder and toss corn starch on to the eggplant pieces. Mix with hands so that the cornstarch lightly coats the pieces.... - 38.4984

Szechuan Potatoes

Cut Potatoes into wedges or thin strips and soak them for half an hour in cold water. Drain potatoes and dab them with corn starch, salt and pepper according to taste. Heat oil and deep fry potatoes until golden color and place them on an absorbent paper... - 37.6217

Sindhi Kadhi

Kadhi is a traditional full-bodied dish with a smooth texture. It is had as an accompaniment with most Indian Breads or even plain white rice. This recipe of 'Sindhi Kadhi' has been shared with me by my friend, Shradha. It very tasty, easy to make and also... - 34.6101

Tomato Lamb Curry

Wash lamb thoroughly and cut them into 1 inch pieces. Marinade lamb using yogurt, dhaniya powder, garam masala powder, turmeric powder, ginger garlic paste, salt and chilly powder. Mix well so that the marinade coats all the pieces well. Refrigerate for at... - 35.9152

Pindi Chole

Pindi Chole got its name from the place of its origin in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. This Chole is made using 'Kabuli Channa' or the Black/Dark Garbanzo Beans. This dish has a strong aroma and is tangy/sour and has almost no gravy. Its dark color is mostly achieved... - 41.5257

Bread Pakora

This is a very simple and tasty tea time snack. - 39.3144


To make the Dosa batter ---------------------------- Soak 2 cups rice and 1 cup Urad Dal for at least 8 hours and grind them into a semi-coarse paste using water as needed. Transfer batter into a deep vessel and keep it in a warm dry place and allow it to... - 35.4826


Paramannam (meaning Food of God) is a delicious dessert made of Rice simmered in Milk and mixed with jaggery/panela, topped with raisins and cashews. This traditional dessert is offered as 'prasad' to the deity in most South-Indian Temples and homes during... - 27.4698

Coconut Laddoo

Shred coconut well making sure no big pieces of coconut are left. Heat 1 cup of water in a vessel. Add sugar and keep stirring to avoid any lumps from forming. Allow the mixture to thicken until it reaches the perfect consistency (To make sure you have... - 24.1375

Shrimp Ghassi

Wash shrimp well and marinade with tamarind paste, salt, garam masala powder, turmeric powder and chilly powder. Refrigerate for at least an hour. Dry Roast coriander seeds, peppercorns, fenugreek, dry red chillies and grind them well along with shredded... - 35.5402

Tomato Egg Curry

Heat oil. Add cloves and cinnamon sticks, add cumin seeds and onions. Saute onions until they turn brownish. Add chopped tomatoes, turmeric powder, salt and chilly powder. Mix well and cover with lid. Remove lid after 2 minutes and smash tomatoes with... - 43.7004

Black-eyed Pea/lobiya Masala

Soak Black-eyed peas overnight or for at least 8 hrs. Pressure cook Black-eyed peas up to 3 whistles or boil them on the stove for at least 45 minutes. Add oil in a skillet, when hot, add mustard seeds & allow them to splutter. Then add jeera seeds, curry... - 39.3677

Bread Bonda

Boil Potatoes and mash them while still hot. Add turmeric powder, dhaniya powder, garam masala powder, juice of lime, salt and chilly powder. Mix well. Keep this mixture aside. Heat 3 tbs oil in a skillet. Add cumin seeds. Add the potato mixture and then... - 34.4715

Saag Paneer

Cut Paneer into small cubes, fry them until slightly brown in 2 tbs oil. Keep aside (Using fried frozen paneer cubes is also a good option). Wash and chop spinach, cilantro, mint, methi (if fresh methi is not available, you can use 3 tbs of dried methi... - 36.8105

Tomato Rasam

Boil tomatoes in 2 cups water for 5 mins. Remove the skin and puree tomatoes or smash them with a spatula. Keep aside. Pressure cook toor dal upto 3 whistles, smash dal into a coarse paste or Microwave toor dal for 25 minutes. Keep aside. Soak 15 gms... - 35.9362

Aloo Korma

Boil potatoes in microwave or on stove for 12 minutes. They should not become too tender or remain too hard. Cut them into cubes. Keep aside. Boil frozen green peas for a minute in microwave. The fresh peas will require an additional minute or two. Keep... - 43.2834

Plum Tart

Inspired from "The Book of Light Deserts" by Anne Sheasby - 37.1902

Palak Methi Fry

Wash and chop Spinach finely. Heat 2 tbs oil in a skillet. Add mustard seeds and allow them to splutter. Add cumin seeds. Add chopped onions and turmeric powder. Saute for 2 minutes. Add chopped tomato. Cover with lid until tomato turns tender. Add... - 29.9701

Hyderabadi Murg Biryani

Wash Chicken and cut them into large cubes. Puree Mint and Cilantro into a paste. Marinade Chicken in yogurt, pureed mint & cilantro, ginger garlic paste, dhaniya powder, garam masala powder, juice of lime, salt and chilly powder for about 7 - 8 hours (I... - 52.9793

French Toast

Cut the bread slices diagonally so that a single slice will give u two triangles. Crack the eggs into a bowl. Add milk & sugar. You may also add nutmeg powder, vanilla essence and cinnamon powder. Beat all ingredients well until the mixture turns completely... - 35.6628

Cabbage Chana Dal Fry

Chop Cabbage into small pieces/cubes. Wash & Rinse. Add half cup water & boil cabbage in microwave for about 12 minutes. Soak Channa Dal in half cup water for at least 45 minutes. Heat 3 tbs oil in a deep skillet. Add mustard seeds and allow them to... - 34.8561

Sweet Pongal

Wash a cup of rice & and a cup of moong dal. Add 5 cups water & pressure cook up to 5 whistles. The rice & dal should be cooked thoroughly and become almost soft. Add sugar & mix thoroughly. You can add more sugar for more sweetness. Heat ghee in a small... - 27.5214

Simple Chicken Fry

Wash & cut chicken into cubes. Blend & puree tomatoes, mint & cilantro into a paste. Marinade chicken cubes with the pureed paste, ginger garlic paste, black pepper powder, juice of lime, vinegar & salt. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Heat 3 tbs... - 35.2738

Chinese Chicken Fried Rice

Cook rice separately & cool it in a mesh bowl or a large pan. Keep aside. Cut chicken breasts into thin cubes. Marinade with salt, pepper & juice of lime for 15 minutes. Spray a non-stick cooking spray on a pan or use 1 tbs of olive oil & fry the chicken... - 43.1448


Tie the yogurt in a muslin cloth/cheese cloth or any thin cotton cloth & hang it by the kitchen wash basin/tie the cloth to the tap of the basin. This procedure will drain the water/whey from the yogurt. Depending on the thickness of the yogurt, it will take... - 30.1829

Healthy Veggie Hakka Noodles

Boil 10 cups of water in a deep vessel. Once the water starts boiling, drop Hakka noodles into the water, separating the noodles with a pair of tongs. Cook the noodles for about 5 minutes (until the noodles have become tender, do not over cook them). Drain... - 40.6291

Spinach & Tofu Fry

Cut Tofu in to small cubes & fry them in 1 tbs oil until light brown. Keep aside. Heat 1 tbs oil in a skillet. Add cumin seeds, onions & turmeric powder. Saute until onions turn brown. Add chopped spinach, salt & chilly powder. Mix well. Cover with lid.... - 28.8081

Snake Gourd With Chana Dal Curry

Soak 3 tbs Channa Dal in water for at least 45 minutes. Keep aside. Peel the skin of the snake gourd, cut the gourd in to small cubes, remove any seeds or pulp. Soak the cubes in warm salted water for 2 minutes. Remove & squeeze water out & dry the cubes on... - 38.986

Peas Pulao

A tasty & simple rice dish to make when you are running out of time. - 35.3088

Corn Kernels Curry

Boil corn kernels in 1 cup water for 3 minutes in a microwave, drain water, keep aside. Heat 2 tbs unsalted butter/margarine in a wok. Add Cumin seeds, onions, green chillies & saute until onions turn brownish. Add chopped tomatoes, black pepper powder &... - 33.8282

Gobi Manchurian

Cut the cauliflower in to florets of medium size, dip in warm water. Keep aside. Make a batter of corn starch & all purpose flour (both in equal quantities). Add salt and pepper. The batter should be slightly thick. Dip the cauliflower florets in the... - 39.5261

Egg Biryani

Eggs are a favorite for many people. This Egg Biryani Recipe is a great Rice dish with Eggs and Spices. It is Hot and Spicy. Adding some Coriander and Mint brings out an amazing flavor to this Egg Biryani Recipe. - 57.9485

Puran Poli

Make a dough of All Purpose Flour/ Maida with water & oil. The dough should be supple & the batter should not stick to your palms. Cover & keep aside for 1 hour. Pressure Cook Channa Dal with water at least 3 inches above the level of Dal, until 4 whistles... - 33.1668

Aloo Paneer Kofta Curry

To make the koftas: Boil potatoes, mash while still hot. Mash the paneer & mix well with the mashed potatoes. Add dhaniya powder, black pepper powder, juice of lime, salt & egg (optional). Mix well. Add cornflour, mix & make small balls of the batter. Each... - 44.7158

Cluster/gawar Beans Curry

Remove the ends of each bean & cut the beans into 1/2 inch pieces. Keep aside Heat 2 tbs oil in a wok, add mustard seeds & allow them to splutter. Add cumin seeds, onions, ginger garlic paste & turmeric powder. Mix well. Add curry leaves. Saute until onions... - 37.7775

Prawn Pakora

De- tail & wash shrimp well. Add ginger garlic paste, dhaniya powder, garam masala powder, coconut powder, turmeric powder, salt, chilly powder, egg & mix well. Add sooji/rava. Mix well until it coats the shrimp properly. Deep fry shrimp until golden... - 35.0332

Fried Toor Dal

Heat 3 tbs oil in a shallow pan. Add Toor Dal, 1/4rth tsp cumin seeds, green chillies, 1 crushed garlic pod & onions. Keep stirring the Dal until it turns brownish. Make sure you don't fry until it burns or turns dark brown. Transfer fried Dal to a pressure... - 33.0239


Wash 1 cup Rice & half cup Moong Dal together, drain water & keep aside. Heat 3 tbs oil in a shallow pan. Add cumin seeds, cinnamon sticks, cloves, bay leaves, onions, green chillies & turmeric powder. Saute until onions turn brownish. Add this to Rice.... - 35.0716

Fried Eggs Curry

Boil eggs separately, peel the shells. Make small slits on the eggs & keep aside. Heat 4 tbs oil in a shallow pan. Add cumin seeds, onions, green chillies, turmeric powder & fry until onions turn brownish. Add chopped tomato pieces, salt, chilly powder &... - 35.7097