~ Science Behind Eating With Hands

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~ Pumpkin Curry / Soup Recipes

Pumpkins are visible everywhere in the market , also due to Halloween  . Then why not learn (watch total 12 recipes/videos) to make delicious Pumpkin Indian / Thai Curry , Soup, Dal, Sweet Dish (Halwa)!! Here are some nice & simple homemade Pumpkin Curry/Soup Recipes that you can serve to your friends, relatives and guests!

Pumpkin & sweet Potato Curry (Via CookingwithKarma)

Pumpkin Masala Curry (by VEhchef)

Dani’s homemade Sri-lankan style Pumpkin Curry

Pumpkin Curry (By Healthymeals123

Pumpkin Curry (Kerala Style) – Via Mallika Viswanathan

Pumkin Dal (Lentil) – By Rithika/IndiaFoodnetwork

Green Pumkin Curry (By Sandra Rupan)

Thai Pumkin & Coconut Curry (Via FreeYogaVideos)

Spicy Pumkin Soup (Via CookingWithkarma)

Pumkin Apple Halwa (Sweets) Via Veh Chef

Image credit: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pumpkins

Sources: Youtube, Wikipedia, google search, and all hyperlinks in the post.

~ Ganesh Festival Special : “Modak” (Indian Sweet) Recipe

Each festival has its unique sweet dish in India. Modak (pyramid shaped stuffed with dry fruits) is a simple & delicious Indian Sweet to be made during Ganesh Festival (Chaturthi). It is considered as favourite food of lord Ganesha , so offered (total 21 Modaks every prayer) daily for 10 days long festival as Prasad (Blessed food) to each devotee after prayers.

However, you can cook Modak as per your appetite! There are basically two types of recipes for Modak, one by frying and other bit difficult one by steam (called as ‘Ukdiche Modak’ in local Marathi language).

1. Fried Modak Recipe (Via Rajshri)

2. Ukdiche (Steamed) Modak Recipe (Via Rajshri)

Modak Pictures:


Fried Modak Offered as Prasad (Blessed Food)


Inside Fried Modak (After Ready)


Ukdiche (Steamed) Modak after ready. Offered in Traditional Banana Leaves

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Image credit: “en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modak”

Sources: Youtube, Rajshri videos, Wikipedia, Google search, and other mentioned link in the post.

~Mother’s Secret Recipe: How To Make Indian Spices Mix (Garam Masala)

Add Traditional and Authentic Indian Aroma/Taste in your curry. See all clips (step-by-step) to know Indian Mother’s/Grandmother’s secret Spices Mix (Garam Masala) Recipes for day-to-day Indian cooking, which also has various health benefits.

Indian spice mix is not only for taste/aroma but it also helps digestion and has medicinal properties. Separately each ingredient is also used as remedies for many diseases in Ayurveda (Ancient Indian Herbal Medicine).


Photo credit: Wikipedia

FYI, there are different  types of Spices mixes used according to type of food / Regions in India, but following Garam Masala Mix is prepared and used in daily cooking.; which is generally low spicy and oily but gives traditional taste and aroma to your Indian curry.

Prepare Garam Masala as per recipes below and store in dry seal-tight bottle (shelf life- about 4-5 moths) for future cooking usage.  First understand what Indian spice Box contains and then recipe of spices mix (Garam Masala, chaat masala and Chai Masala) by mixing these ingredients in proper proportion.

I. Garam Masala Recipes:

Step-2: Garam Masala Recipe ( Via Rajshri)

Step-1: Introduction to Indian Home Spice Box (Via Rajshri)

Also see this

Another Indian Spices Mix/Garam Masala Recipe (Via ShowMeTheCurry)

II. Chat Masala Recipe:

Chaat masala ( Via Rajshri) : For Indian Snacks (chaat)

III. Chai ( Tea) Masala Recipe:

Chai Masala ( Via Manjula Aunty) : Tea Spice for typical Indian “chai” taste

Sources: Google search, Image credit- Wikipedia,  Youtube, Rajshri productions, ShoMeTheCurry , Manjula Aunty, Wikipedia, and other links in the post.

~ Pani-Puri Recipe: How to Make Crispy ‘Puri’

Simple Pani Puri dish (also called Gol Gappa) but difficult to make crispy Puri (hollow spherical shaped fried bread ), that’s the biggest challenge with this dish! See collection of 3 Secret Recipes to make “Puri for mouth-watering Pani-Puri dish at Home! 😀

Many Indians buy ready-made Puris from shop and make Pani-Puri dish at home. But, such Puris may or may not be fresh. So, they generally prefer to make Puris at home. Find 3 different recipes below along with some important points to note. BTW, making Pani (Water with herbal ingredients and typical spices) is simple now after availability of many ready-made “Pani-Puri Masala” (Spice) in the market.


Photo Credit: Wikipedia

Important things to note:

  • Oil temperature should be proper (low and not  medium or high ) for frying puris
  • Puri should be properly closed at appropriate time using wet towel (except recipe showed in 1st video)
  • Remember proper Sequencing of ingredients/when to add oil , etc for making Puri Dough
  • Even if your Puri remain soft after frying, try to use oven (200 degree F/93 C for 20 min as mentioned in first recipe)
  • Ingredients of Puri Dough making is slightly different in each recipes, try which is best suitable

Try which recipe is better and share your experience with us here.

1. Puri using Baking powder (Via ShowMeTheCurry)

2. Puri using Suji/Semolina and Maida (Via : Manjula aunty)

3. Puri using Soda Drink (Via Bhavana’s Kitchen)

Sources: Youtube, Manjula aunty’s play list, Bhavana’s Kitchen playlist, Show Me The Curry playlist, Wikipedia , Google search, and other hyperlinks mentioned in the post.