New Look...


Yup, it's the new look which I was planning for a long time. There is still a lot of editing needs to done but before that I wanted to check with you guys how did U like it? Please give your comments/feedback/suggestions. I have created a poll, check on the left....help me to decide what needs to be done next.


Cumin Pepper Rice

ou guys remember my Jeera Rice
here and here are the recipe which I make using cooker. This time I had leftover rice and I didn't want to spend time making Chawal ki Roti so thought of making quick jeera rice. For added flavor I added pepper too. Sometimes simple things make much of difference in this case it's the jeera mirch chawal....so here we go

Serving - 2


Rice/Chawal - 1 cup [cooked]
Green chili/Hari Mirch - 2-3
Garlic/Lehsun - 2 pods [ optional]
Cumin Seeds/Jeera - 1/2 tsp
Pepper Crushed/Kaali Mirch- 1/2 tps
Oil/Til - 1 tbs
Salt/Namak - to taste of 3/4 tsp should be fine.


1. Chop the garlic and green chili.

2. In a pan heat oil add cumin and allow them to crack.

3. Add garlic and saute for a min, add green chili saute for 30secs.

4. Now add the cooked rice mix well. Add freshly crushed pepper, salt and mix everything nicely.

5. Cook for 4-5 mins on low flame.

Jeera Pepper Rice is ready to enjoy.

This goes to Nag's Monthly Mingle #33 - Ravishing Rice Recipes event started by Meeta

Festive Food-Summer Treat Roundup I


How you guys doing? Thanks U all for the wishes :-).  As the title says am starting FestiveFood: Summer Treat roundup.

Before I move over to the roundup I want to say a Big THANK YOU to all of you.  So guys make this event so much happening with all your delicious entries...thanks for taking time out to send  your post, I  do know it takes effort to send email.   Also, I did visited all of your entries post but couldn't manage to leave comments in all, please excuse me for that!

Here is my Thanks for U.

So, this roundup going to start with starters, snacks, drinks etc.

Let's start the roundup with Summer King: Mango, so here comes yummy and easy Mango Shake from Prajusha of  I Cook I Post.


There are many refreshing drink for summer and this one looks fresh and simple and instant ofcourse.  Instant Cucumber Cooker from Shama of Easy2cookrecipes

Is there a summer without making vadaam, paapad etc, No rite? So here comes ...Jevarisi Vadaam from EC of Simple Indian food.

This by her mom and comes all the way to our event :) Check her space for the recipe.

Be ready to do some serious drooling over..here comes Strawberry Smoothie, Dates and Almond Milkshake, Strawberry Lassi and Strawberry Milkshake from Vidya of Delectable Vegetarian Recipes She is sure enjoying the summer with all these yummy drinks...you have to check her space to know we can make dessert of tofu too..isn't that wonderful?

Let's get our taste bud straight again after  with some simple and healthy Raw Mango Juice send over by Kavya of Kavya's Kitchen

Next up is Priyanka of Asan Khana with Aam Panna and Mango Cranberry Smoothie ...which she made to beat the heat...and what a other good way than to use Mango for this purpose :)

Here is Malai wala Lassi from looks so yum that I made it the day Priyanka posted, check her space to know how simple it is to make and enjoy.

After some lets try savory Matha (butter milk) which she had with yummy bhowri and chokha and after reading up her post I had cravings for that platter too ;)

As I was expecting, we are doing to see lot of Aam Panna and here is one more from Vidhas of Appetizing recipes check her space not only for the aam panna but also for the yummy corn pulav recipe...

Next one from Vidhas is buttermilk with a twist ..it's Cucumber Buttermilk...the sound itself makes it refreshing isn't it?

And here comes some fryums to be made during summer and enjoy from Kayal of Kayal's Kitchen, here some Mor Milagai ..tangy and spicy, to go with any dish, best with our dear curd rice.

Bitter Gourd Fryums ..yup it's easy to make and taste so gud...if you eat bitter gourd then you should try this.

And Rice Fryums,these are things which exactly I had in my mind while thinking about the event....so much easy and traditional things we do during each summer and here is the time to appreciate them :) Check her recipe for the detail procedure...

After these tasty fryums let have some drink, Lubna of  Yummy Food sent simple and delicious Coriander Flavoured ButterMilk just perfect for hot summer isn't it?

a2zvegetariancuisine from a2zvegetariancuisine has sent lovely Sparkling Strawberry Cider Juice which is full healthy and yummy too...sure to be hits with kids.

And is another entry Super Healthy Refreshing Falooda which she made using Chia Seeds....check her space for the yummy recipe.

Refreshing Orange Ginger Lemonade from Priya of Priya's Easy N Tasty Recipes which she says is her family's favorite...visit her post to know how simple it is to make :)

After Lemon it's time for Watermelon & Avocado Shake check her space to know more about watermelon and avocado benefits and the easy recipe

And how about some quick bites to go along with these drinks? Well then here is Spicy Mango Slices

How about some light soup to enjoy? Healthy and quick Gingery Berry Soup and to know why the colour of soup is pink then check her post...to know the twist :)

And here is something new for me..and perhaps for few of you too..it's Kiwi Lassi yup that's rite it's Kiwi Lassi..check her space for the simple procedure.

All this doesn't appeals to you, then how about some Cantaloupe Melon Smoothie?

Supriya from Cook in a Blog World has sent over Mango Milkshake/Smoothie which is simple and ofcourse yummy....check her blog to know what else dear Supriya is doing this Summer :)

Trupti from Recipe Center has sent us over a quick, healthy and yummy snack to enjoy Mango Salsa


Here comes the Aam Panna yet again and this time from Purva's Purva's Daawat check her space to know her way of making this.

 Pooja from Saikitchen has sent us this simple, quick and always delightful Watermelon Juice

Next is yummy for tummy Mango Milk Shake from Srilakshmi of Annapurna

Sowmya from Creative Saag made this delicious & interesting Berry Smoothies

Prasu from Prasukitchen had this cool Lemonade orange drink which she is gladly sharing with us.

So with so many drinks shall we have some Chiwda, here is my entry.

Thanks All for the wonderful entries..coming up soon other round ups :-)  If I missed any of your entries, kindly let me know.

Blog's 1st Anniversary with Mango Pistachio Icecream

Celebration Time...Blog's 1st Anniversary!

Ya it's 1st Anniversary for Indian Khana today and 6months of my wedding too:-)  Actually I never thought I can complete one year of blogging, what started as fun has now become passion. It's not only about showcasing  one's recipe but learning others, making friends and come to know lot of new things. Lucky for me I have done all of these during this last 1 year.  So it's time for Thanks giving again and I would to love do that to all your guys...Thanks for visiting, commenting and inspiring me to blog.  Thanks to all the lovely friends whom always ask me to come back if I disappears. 

Celebrating the 1st anniversary with Mango Pistachio Ice cream.  We got this Alphonso [Haapoos] Mango ..juicy, sweet...umm it's so delicious.  These mangoes are good to enjoy just like this but I thought of making ice cream, and decide also to use pistachio for added flavour.  This is my 1st trial and  it came out quite well,  so here is the recipe

Mango Pistachio Ice Cream


Alphonso Mango - 2 [Use any other type of mango if you wish ]
Pistachio - 25-30 pieces [ optional]
Milkmade - 100gms [Use more or less according to taste]
Milk - 250ml


1. Squeeze the mango and collect all the pulp.  If you are doing can pulp then it saves time.

2. Boil the milk and cool it off to room temperature. 

3. Soak of the pistachio in water for min. 15mins this helps to remove the skin easily. Remove the skin and chop them.

4. In a blender/mixi  add milk, milkmade, mango pulp, half of chopped pistachio. Blend it 2 mins. 

5. Pour in a container and freeze for min. 2-3 hours. Take it out from freezer and blend again for one min, place it in container.  Add half of remaining pistachio and fold gently.

6. Freeze again for 3hrs or until the ice cream sets.  [you can repeat beat the ice cream again a few times to make the ice cream soft]

Yummy ice cream all set to enjoy :)

Another Looks ;)

Spinach Fry & Peas Fried Rice - Desi Style

This one is made by DH as I was late from office yesterday..fried rice using left over rice and saag both tasted just delicious....here is the simple recipes. Palak Saag/Spinach Fry

Spinach - 1 bunch
Onion - 1 large

Potato - 1 large

Green Chili - 2-3

Garlic - 3 pods

Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp

Red chili powder - 1 tsp [optional]

Salt - to taste

Oil - 2-3 tbs


1. Wash the chop the spinach, garlic, slice onion, dice potato, chilies.

2. In a pan heat oil, add cumin seed allow to splutter. Add garlic and fry until golden brown.

3. Add onion, chilies and fry till onion turns brown, add potato and cook for 2mins.

4. Now add turmeric and red chili powder mix well and cook until potato is almost cook or for 5-6 mins.

5. Now add the spinach and mix well. Cook for 3 mins add salt and cook for another 2-3 mins. Server hot with rot/rice.
This one goes to Sowmya's SWC: Cooking with Greens, event started by Lakshmi

Peas Fried Rice


Cooked Rice - 1 cup

Peas - 2 tbs

Onion - 1

Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp

Red chili powder - 1 tsp

Salt - to taste

Coriander leaves - 1tbs chopped [ optional]

Oil - 2 tbs


1. Boil the peas if you are using fresh ones or thaw the frozen peas.

2. In a pan heat oil, add cumin seed allow to splutter. Add sliced onion and cook until golden brown.

3. Add peas and cook for 1 min. Add turmeric and chili powder, salt and mix well.

4. Now add the cooked rice give a good stir and cook for 2 more mins.

5. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves

Rice goes to Nag's Monthly Mingle #33 - Ravishing Rice Recipes event started by Meeta

Potato Fry and with Coriander Chutney

his one was for Kedar, he likes potato fry very much and it has to be fry to extend!...so I made this on for Sat'day dinner along with Methi Thelpa. 

Serving: 3


Potato - 3 large
Cumins Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Salt - to taste
Red chili powder - 1tsp
Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt - to taste
Oil - 1-2 tbs

1. Wash and peel the potato and cut in small pieces.

2. Heat oil in a pan, add cumin and allow them to crack.

3. Add potato and fry until potato gets almost done  around for 5-7 mins. Now add all the powder masala and salt.  Give a good stir and cook for another 2-3 mins.

Potato fry is ready, have it just like this or add coriander chutney.

Grind coriander leaves with green chili, little tamarind, little jaggery and salt. Add this chutney in potato fry and cook for a min or two.  This was so delicious, Kedar and DH only wanted to eat the fry with coriander chutney!  Do try it out :)

This one goes to Sowmya's SWC: Cooking with Greens, event started by Lakshmi