How to make Chai at home | Indian Tea Latte Recipe

Chai Latte is easy, tasty and so good for your health. Here is my version of Masala Chai.
I am using loose leaf tea from Tea affair (vedicteas.com) for this video and if you are using it..you dont need any spices but for regular tea.. if you add the spices listed below, you get this amazing tea latte.
You can make your own Tea Masala At home too. Follow our recipe for great tasting tea.

Ingredients/ Method

1 cup water
1 cup milk
1 tsp loose leaf tea of your choice or 1 tea bag
Sugar as desired
2 green cardamom
2 cloves
1 stick of cinnamon
4 black peppercorns
1/2 tbsp Fennel seeds
small piece of ginger

– Heat water and add all spices. Let them simmer. Add tea and milk. Bring to boil and let simmer until desired color is achieved. Serve hot.

Here is the Tea Recipe in Hindi

Quinoa Khichdi Recipe with Beans

Healthy, Fibre Rich and easy to make this Quinoa Khichdi recipe is a must try for everyone.

Ingredients/Method

1/2 cup Quinoa (+ 1 cup water)
1/2 cup blend of Red kidney beans and black chickpeas ( Soak them in water waternight or atleast an hour) + 1 cup of water
1/2 cup Oats
Salt and Paprika as per taste

For Tempering/ Tadka

2 tbsp oil
1/4 to 1/2 cup onions and 3-4 cloves of garlic
1/2 tsp cumin seeds

Method:
Soak Beans and chickpeas in water overnight. Then add all ingredients in a pressure cooker and cook on medium heat for 3 whistles ( or until beans are tender). Open cooker once it has cooled down. Fry onions, garlic and cumin and pour tadka/tempering over quinoa and enjoy with plain yogurt, raita or curry of your choice.

Crispy Coconut Cookies Recipe with Chocolate Chips – Easy Cookie Recipes

Like Coconut? Try these tasty coconut cookies with chocolate chip. Easy to make, these cookies are perfect with a cup of tea or coffee

Ingredients/ Method

1 and 3/4 cup flour
1 cup coconut shredded unsweetened
1 cup chocolate chips
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 to 3/4 cup sugar of choice
1/4 tsp salt
1 egg
2 drops of vanilla extract
3/4 cup veg oil

Combine sugar with oil and add in egg. Combine all other ingredients. Mix the two to form cookie dough and bake at 375 F for 10-12 mins.

Instant Dhokla Recipe – Easy Indian Snacks

Dhokla is a quick, healthy tasty snack that you can make at home in 3 minutes. It is made out of chickpea flour and basically its a steamed savoury cake served with tasty chutneys.

Ingredients/ Method

1 cup chickpea flour
1.5 tsp Eno (Fruit Salt) or substitute with baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup yogurt
2 tbsp oil
1 tbsp Lemon juice
3/4 cup water

For tempering
2 tbsp oil
5-6 curry leaves
1 tbsp mustard seeds
1 crushed red chilli
Decorate with coconut and coriander/ Cilantro leaves

Method: Mix all ingredients to make batter and then steam it until done. Steamer on the stove top takes roughly 20 mins while in a microwave steamer you can make it in 3 mins. the one i used in the video is idli maker and prepares dhokla in about 3 mins.

Mint Lachha Paratha Recipe – Easy Indian Flatbread Recipe

Lachha Parathas are yummy and we Punjabis surely love them. Here is one amazing recipe for delicious Punjabi mint flavoured Paranthas which you can enjoy with pickle or Raita.

Ingredients/ Method

Dough to make Parathas. It’s just combination of whole wheat flour and water and here’s how you prepare it: Preparing Dough for Parathas

Oil/ghee or Butter to cook Paranthas
Stuffing/Filling:
Dried Mint Powder
Optional- Salt and pepper

Method: Make Lachha parantha as shown in the video by using cone method and flatten it out. Roll it in mint powder and use rolling pin to flatten out the dough. Once the dough is flattened out and thin..cook on a hot skillet with tons of butter/ghee or oil until both sides have brown marks.. Enjoy with pickle, yogurt, chutney or with cup of hot Chai.

To View the Recipe in Hindi, please click here : Hindi Recipe Video Mint Lachha Paratha

Dhabha Style Shahi Paneer Recipe

Watch and learn how Shahi Paneer (Indian Cottage Cheese Gravy) is made at dhabas – Roadside Cafes. Its fascinating to watch food getting cooked in commercial kitchens. We were visiting India a few months ago from here in Calgary, Canada and had an opportunity to travel throughout our native land and observe various Dhabhawalas create magical mouth licking dishes so we captured few of those moments with our camera to share with our audience.

Heres how I make Paneer dishes in my home kitchen:

1. Mushroom Paneer Masala
2. Kadai Paneer
3. Paneer Butter Masala
4. Matar Paneer Recipe
5. Paneer Lababdar Recipe

Gluten free, Vegan Brownies – Black Bean Brownies

Protein rich, Fiber rich, gluten free and vegan..these brownies are tasty and healthy. Instead of calling them brownies, it would be better to refer to them as Chocolate power bars.
Perfect for snacking and to enjoy with a cup of tea or coffee.

Ingredients/Method

1 Cup Black beans ( Cooked or uncooked..if uncooked, we pressure cook them after soaking them in water overnight or atleast an hour)
1/2 cup coconut shredded ( i used unsweetened but you can use sweetened version too)
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup walnuts ( or nuts of your choice)
1/2 cup sugar
2 drops Almond extract
3 tbsp Chia seeds ( soaked in 1/3 cup water for 10 mins) – using this as an egg replacement.

Method:
– Pour cooked beans in the blender along with other ingredients. Form a mixture.
– Pour batter in a baking tray and bake at 350 F for 25- 30 mins.
– Let the cake cool down and set before cutting it into pieces.

Chickpea Curry Recipe – Easy Dinner Ideas

Chana- Chickpeas are really healthy, full of fiber, protein rich and taste so good in a masala curry. Chana Masala curry is easy to make and is a great dish to sere to your guests when they come over for dinner. Here’s how you can convert simple chickpeas into exotic curry.

Recipe Video in Hindi : Chana Masala Curry in Hindi

Ingredients:

1 cup Chickpeas (Uncooked)
2 onion for onion paste, 1 onion for the masala
2 tomatoes
1 green chilli ( deseeded)
4-5 cloves of garlic and small piece of ginger
2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Turmeric
1 tsp mango powder
1 tbsp crushed coriander seeds
1 cinnamon stick
1 bay leaf
3-4 tbsp tomato paste
5-6 stalks of Cilantro
4-5 tbsp oil
1 black cardamom
1tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp red chilli powder

Method:

1. Soak chickpeas in water overnight or atleast an hour.
2. Discard the water and get your cooker ready.
3. Make onion paste with ginger, garlic and onions
4. Heat oil in the cooker
5. Fry cumin, coriander, cinnamon, bay leaf and black cardamom
6. Add green chill and onions. Mix in salt, turmeric and red chilli powder.
7. Mix in tomato puree ( by blending 2 tomatoes with 2 tbsp of water). Cook for 3-4 mins.
8.Add chick peas, amchur/ mango powder, tomato paste. Mix well.
9. Add water
10. Cover the lid and cook for 3-4 whistles ( if chick peas were presoaked), if unsoaked – longer
11. Once the cooker has cooled down, open the lid and garnish with cilantro leaves. Serve with Coconut Rice.

Easy Healthy Ladoo Recipe – 3 ingredients only

Super simple, delicious and healthy recipe for making ladoo in 5 mins at home. Ok..this is not a traditional ladoo but new age, full of taste and easy to make.

Ingredients/ Method

1 cup dates – pitted
1/3 cup chocolate chips
1 cup of dry fruit of choice

Blend all ingredients together until coarse mixture is formed. Take out of the blender. Pour in a plate. Form small round balls and let chill. Decorate with cashews if need be and serve with tea.

Punjabi Egg Masala Curry Recipe – Easy Indian Dinner Recipe Ideas

Egg curry is an easy Indian dish and fulfilling too. This Punjabi version of the recipe is my favourite as its flavourful and so tasty. Indian spices give eggs a unique taste and its best enjoyed with a buttery parantha, rice or naan.

Ingredients

1 black cardamom
1 stick of cinnamon
2-3 bay leaves/ Tej patta
1 small roughly chopped red onion
1 tbsp ginger- garlic paste/or chopped ginger and garlic
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp crushed coriander seeds ( or powder)
1/2 tsp garam masala
1 tbsp dried fenugreek leaves- Kasoori Methi
Fresh Cilantro leaves for garnish
2 tomatoes
Salt per taste
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp Turmeric
2-3 tbsp oil
3-4 boiled eggs

Method:

– Heat oil in a pan and fry boiled eggs until golden brown.
– In another pan, heat oil and fry coriander, cumin , cardamom, cinnamon and bay leaves for 30 secs.Add ginger and garlic.
— Add onions and mix well.
– Add salt, turmeric and chilli powder. Cook for 2-3 mins.
– Add tomatoes. Mix well. Cover and cook for 3-4 mins.
– Add water and bring sauce to boil.
– Add garam masala. Add eggs.
– Add dried fenugreek leaves and cilantro. Mix well.
– Serve with Roti or rice.

More Tasty Recipes from Punjabi Cuisine:

1. Punjabi Style Eggplant Tomato Curry
2. Punjabi Chickpeas Curry Recipe
3. Punjabi Butternut Squash Recipe
4. Punjabi Paneer Paratha Recipe
5. Punjabi Rajma Masala