I am a food enthusiast and I love to cook. It is a relaxing experience for me. I have created my own Spice Mixtures [Curry Powder] and have tried in my recipes to add tasty effect. I like to make an Indian cooking a simple, easy to prepare, fun but healthy and flavorful experience. Don't just take my word for it. I invite you to try my recipes and give me you honest feedback. I am always looking to improve my techniques. More to come...
prabhatjadhav has written 55 posts for Eastern Herbs

Green Peas Rice

Rice Ingredients: 3 Cups Basmati Rice [or a long grain rice] 2 Cinnamon sticks [each 2 inch long]
 12 Whole Cloves
 1/2 teaspoon crushed Cardamom Seeds 
1 Tablespoon butter
 1 teaspoon Salt 
Cook rice with water adding cloves, cinnamon sticks, crushed cardamom, butter, and salt. Simultaneously you can prepare Green Peas for rice. Tip: Rinse … Continue reading


Kadhi Ingredients: 2 cups Plain Yogurt 2 Tablespoons Chopped Onions 2 medium whole Garlic cloves – crushed 1/4 inch fresh Ginger – thinly sliced 2 medium Hot Green Chilies – slit in the middle teaspoon Clarified Butter (Ghee) [or 2 teaspoon Vegetable oil] 1/2 teaspoon Salt (or according to your taste) 1/2 teaspoon Sugar 1 … Continue reading

Shrimp/Prawns Pickle

Shrimp/Prawns Pickle Ingredients for the Marinade: 1 lb. medium size Shrimp – peeled & deveined 1 teaspoon minced Garlic 1 teaspoon minced Ginger 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric 1/2 teaspoon Red Chili Pepper 1/2 teaspoon Salt [Or according to your taste] Mix above marinade ingredients in a large size mixing bowl. Add peeled & deveined Shrimp to … Continue reading

Puran Poli [Stuffed Sweet Roti]

Puranpoli (Stuffed Sweet Roti) Stuffing Baked Poli Stuffing (Puran) ingredients: 1 1/2 cup chana dal [Yellow Split Peas Lentils] 1 cup crushed jaggery 1 tablespoon crushed cardamom seeds 1 pinch nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 cups water Boil channa dal in water for thirty minutes over medium high heat. Make sure that daal is cooked … Continue reading

Kothimbir Wadi [Small Cilantro Patti]

Kothimbir Wadi [Small Cilantro Patti] Dough Ingredients: 2 cups very finely chopped Cilantro leaves 1/3 cup Chick-pea flour (Besan flour) 1 teaspoon Rice flour 1 teaspoon Cumin powder 1 1/2 teaspoon Red Chili powder 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric 1/2 teaspoon Sugar 1 teaspoon Salt 1 tablespoon Yogurt 1 teaspoon Lime/Lemon juice 2 teaspoon Vegetable oil Seasoning … Continue reading

Chicken Vindaloo

Chicken Vindaloo Ingredients: 1 boneless chicken breast – cut in to bite size pieces 2 medium size Onions – sliced 2 medium size tomato with skin peeled 3 large size Garlic cloves – thinly sliced 1 inch cube fresh Ginger – chopped 2 hot Green chilies – slit in the middle lengthwise 4 large size … Continue reading

Spicy Chicken Fenugreek

Spicy Tomato Chicken Fenugreek Ingredients: 1 chicken breast – cut into bite size pieces 2 medium size onions – finely chopped [makes 3 cups] 1 large tomato – chopped 2 large fresh garlic cloves – minced [makes 2 teaspoons] 1 1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger – minced 1/8 teaspoon turmeric 1/4 teaspoon red hot chili powder … Continue reading

Paav Bhaaji [Veggie Purée With Bread]

Paav Bhaaji Note: This recipe is divided into three steps, as a result it may appear lengthy but it is easier to make. Ingredients: 2 medium size onions – finely chopped 1 large size tomato – chopped 1 small size potato – boiled and mashed 1/2 medium size green bell pepper – diced 1/4 cup … Continue reading

Steamed Modak

Modaks: Prepare Modak Stuffing: Prepare Modak Dough: Prepare Modak Wrappers: Insert Modak Stuffing: Prepped Modaks: Steam Modaks: Method: STEP #1: Prepare Modak Stuffing 2 cups Shredded Coconut (freshly shredded preferred) 1 cup jaggery [broken into very small pieces] 1/16 teaspoon Salt 1/4 teaspoon Cardamom powder Mix shredded coconut, jaggery, and salt in a pan and … Continue reading

Vindaloo Spice Mix

Vindaloo Spice Mix: 1/8 teaspoon Turmeric 1 teaspoon hot Chili powder [1 1/2 teaspoon for extra hot] 1/2 teaspoon Coriander powder 1/2 teaspoon Cumin powder 1/8 teaspoon Cinnamon powder 1/8 teaspoon Cardamom powder 1/16 teaspoon Clove powder In a small container mix all of the above Vindaloo masala ingredients well. Store the spice mix in … Continue reading