Inspiration for Vegetarian Recipes

As you all know, Indian cuisine will always be my favorite cuisine. It will always have a special place in my heart. However, we are living in different times. Our lifestyle has changed with the emerging culture. The same thing is happening with food. I like that the norms are changing. My family, especially my grandkids, are not happy just […]

Springtime & Holi!

I am very excited about the weather becoming warmer and Spring’s arrival.  With this also comes Holi, one of my favorite festivals! Holi is the festival of colors and will be celebrated on March 28th. I am beginning my preparations as we speak! The house will soon be full of sweet aromas to indicate Holi is coming. Of course, this […]

Paneer Petha Ka Ladoo

[embedded content] Paneer Pethe Ke Ladoo & Petha Sandesh Dessert Many sweets are made using paneer, which is freshly made homemade Indian cheese. Paneer Pethe Ka Ladoo is delicious and easy to make. This recipe was suggested by my friend Usha, who lives in Jaipur. I must say I really enjoy paneer-based sweets, which include Rasgullas, Ras Malai, Sandesh and […]

Punjabi Aloo Paratha

[embedded content] Punjabi Aloo Paratha Aloo Parathas make for the perfect lazy weekend brunch. Parathas can be made plain or with a variety of different fillings. A flavorful potato filling is by far the most popular. Aloo Parathas are very popular in North India, at any time of the day. In Punjab, Aloo Parathas are a staple for breakfast. Traditionally, […]

Khasta Kachori Besan

[embedded content] Khasta Kachori Besan Khasta kachori is a delicacy from north India. Khasta kachori is a spicy puffed pastry. Kachories are made with a variety of different filling, and I have many recipes for Khasta Kachori. They are my favorite over samosa. Maybe one of the reasons is I can prepare them even a few days before and can […]

Jeera Aloo (Cumin Potatoes)

Jeera Aloo Recipe » Dassana’s Veg Recipes Skip to content Home » Recipes » Potato Recipes Jeera Aloo is a vibrantly spiced side dish that’s as satisfying to eat as it is easy to prepare. This classic potato recipe is loaded with cumin and fresh herbs, and is naturally gluten-free and vegan. Try it for a healthy and comforting lunch […]

Mushroom Masala | Mushroom Curry

Mushroom Masala | Mushroom Curry (Stove-top and Instant Pot) Skip to content Home » Recipes » Mushroom Recipes This Mushroom Masala recipe is an easy, delicious Punjabi style one-pot mushroom curry made with white button mushrooms in a spiced onion-tomato gravy. Though I have made the curry in a pan, I also cover Instant Pot instructions after my step-by-step guide […]

Shrikhand Recipe (Sweetened Flavored Yogurt)

Shrikhand Recipe (2 Ways) » Dassana’s Veg Recipes Skip to content Home » Recipes » Sweets Recipes Shrikhand is a delicious and simple dessert recipe made with thick yogurt flavored with sugar, saffron and cardamom. Whether you choose to use homemade hung curd or take a shortcut by using store bought Greek yogurt, this easy dessert is the perfect after […]

Minestrone Soup

Minestrone Soup Recipe » Dassana’s Veg Recipes Skip to content Home » Recipes » Soup Recipes Packed with vegetables, pasta and beans in a tomato-y broth, vegetarian Minestrone Soup is one of the first recipes I learned in cooking school decades ago. It is hearty, filling and wholesome, and I can almost guarantee that you’re going to love it! What […]

Thandai Recipe (Flavored Spiced Drink)

Thandai Recipe | Shardai (With Video and Step-by-Step Photos) Skip to content Home » Recipes » Beverages An easy Thandai recipe that is refreshing, healthy and delicious. Make this traditional thandai or shardai during summers or the Holi festival for a cooling, nutty, spiced drink. I share the recipe with both a video and a step-by-step photo guide. What is […]