My Kitchen

Recipes from India and beyond

Home-Made Veg Pizza (Indian Style)

Making Pizza at home is extremely easy. In Germany, the availability of ingredients needed to make it and an oven installed in every kitchen make it seem very doable. Today, I’m sharing the recipe for veg pizza, made with all the locally available ingredients in Germany. This is not an authentic Italian Pizza recipe. This Pizza is more suited for Indian tastes as it is a little spicy.

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How to make roasted chestnuts in the oven.

Right from the onset of autumn all the way up to winter, you can find chestnuts in german supermarkets. The ones we get in supermarkets are edible but must be roasted before consumption. After roasting, they get a sweet and nutty flavor. Roasting chestnuts is very simple and can be done in a few easy steps:

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Masala Bread

I lived in Bangalore, India, for many years before moving to Germany. Like many other Bangaloreans, I, too, enjoyed and savored the cakes and fresh bread from Iyengar Bakeries that dot every other street in Bangalore. After moving to Germany, I have always missed the masala bread I relished in Bangalore.

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Urad Dal Laddoo

Laddoos are an Indian sweet made with Flour, Sugar, Nuts, Clarified Butter, and some flavorings. In many Indian households, one may find a jar full of laddoos consumed as a dessert after a meal. In different states, people make these laddoos with the flour that is more abundantly available there.

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Pulihora

Pulihora (Tamarind Rice)

Pulihora is a tangy rice recipe very popular in the southern part of India. The word puli means tangy, and this prefix is added to various names given to his dish, some of the most popular ones being puliodarai, pulikachal and pulihora.

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Mushroom Matar

Mushroom Matar

Today, I am posting the recipe for ‘Mushroom Matar.’ It is a semi-gravy dish in which mushrooms and peas are combined in a semi-spicy gravy. It goes well with roti but can be served with rice too.

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Chole Masala Recipe

Chole/ Safed Chane ( Chickpeas) are loved by people in India, especially in the northern part. They are prepared in many ways and are usually enjoyed with Puri or Bhature. Of course, they go well with rice, roti, pulao, etc. Today, the version that I am sharing with my readers is the one that is usually eaten with Puri or Bhature. The gravy is less and is therefore easy to combine with any Indian bread. When eaten with rice, the amount of gravy is increased.

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Zimt-Schneckchen/Cinnamon Cookies

Christmas is around the corner, and I’m excited to try some new recipes. In Germany, it is a common trend in households to make cookies (called pl├Ątzchen in German) around this time of the year. Various types of cookies are made this season for gifting and enjoying with family and friends. During this time, the supermarkets are also full of Christmas goodies like Lebkuchen, Stollen, and Zimtsterne, and the list is long. When it comes to cookies, the possibilities are endless and different flavors, shapes, and tastes can be experimented with. Many families have their own traditional recipes that are passed down through generations.

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Vegetable Pancakes with pear sauce (Gem├╝sepuffer mit Birnenmus)

Today I am sharing a recipe for Gemusepuffer (vegetable pancake), slightly different from Kartoffelpuffer ( potato pancake) but equally delicious and satisfying. It takes some time to make, but the recipe is easy to follow. In my home, I usually make it on the weekend, when I have enough time to spend in the kitchen and when everyone expects something different from the usual everyday breakfast.

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Aliv Ladoo

Aliv Laddoo-Recipe

Today, the recipe I am posting is that of Aliv Laddo. I make these Laddos at the onset of Autumn every year and consume them all through winter. It helps me fight skin dryness and excessive hair loss.

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Home-made Pav Bhaji (with freshly baked Ladi Pav)

Germany can easily be called the bread capital of the world. The germans love their bread. The supermarkets offer many varieties of bread, and the early morning queue of loyal customers in front of bakeries is a common sight in Germany. Although many non-german breads like Indian naan, Turkish flatbread, Indian Chapati, etc., have found a place on German supermarket shelves, a very popular bread in India- the Pav is yet to reach there.

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All about Ghee: Buying Vs. making at home in Germany

Ghee and butter and Paneer are important ingredients in Indian cooking. All these products are available ready-made in shops and are easy to source in India. However in Germany, it is not so easy. In this article, I will share with my readers how these can be easily made at home in Germany.

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