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Radhika Penagonda
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Radhika Penagonda is a vegetarian food blogger, ardent photographer and enthusiastic cook who loves to explore new ingredients and believes strongly in eating with our eyes first. Passionate about home-made food prepared from natural ingredients, minimally processed and close to nature, she shares through her blog how home style or not 100% vegetarian food can be lip smacking tasty and simply delicious.

Eggless Chocolate Pudding

Eggless Chocolate Pudding

This is a simple chocolate pudding recipe fit to be enjoyed as a dessert or just as a pick-me-up treat during a lazy day for which the silky chocolaty mouth feel seems perfectly paired.…

Onion, Apple and Acorn Squash Soup

Onion, Apple and Acorn Squash Soup

Squash soups are a Fall staple, and while butternut usually gets all the glory, acorn squash works just as well, with tart Granny Smiths cutting through the sweetness.…

Pumpkin Halwa

Pumpkin Halwa

You can use canned pumpkin puree in this recipe but you might need to increase the cooking timing to account for the extra moisture content.…

Carrot and Nut Kulfi

Carrot and Nut Kulfi

Even without eggs, this Indian ice cream is super rich and creamy with pureed carrots providing an unexpectedly sweet base.…

Eggless Apple Almond Bread

Eggless Apple Almond Bread

The color of this loaf comes from molasses which lends a deeper, more complex sweetness than sugar alone. …

Pickled Tomatoes

Pickled Tomatoes

The super-concentrated tomato flavor of this preserve can be used to brighten sandwiches or turn plain rice into a delicious dinner. …

Walnut Date Burfi

Walnut Date Burfi

These bite-sized sweets come together in mere minutes and require no baking.…

Carrot Badam Pista Kulfi Ice Cream

Carrot Badam Pista Kulfi Ice Cream

No fancy ice-cream maker, no churning, no nothing is needed to make this super simple ice cream.…

Tomato Pickle

Tomato Pickle

Summer tomatoes are supposed to be bursting with flavor. This pickle serves just right for the season.…

Spicy Pineapple Rings

Spicy Pineapple Rings

This one is a no-brainer ‘cos there’s nothing to go wrong. Just cut, sprinkle, and bite.…

Thyme and Garlic Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Thyme and Garlic Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Luscious sweet potatoes, velvety on the inside with blistering brown outsides and delicious garlic herb flavors. Sweet potato and thyme in perfect harmony.…

Sprouted Green Gram and Pear Salad with Spiced Pecans and Cranberries

Sprouted Green Gram and Pear Salad with Spiced Pecans and Cranberries

This is less of a recipe and more of a combination of healthful ingredients.…

Sweet and Spicy Tamarind Gravy

Sweet and Spicy Tamarind Gravy

Many people either hate Bitter Gourd or do not know how to cook it to be palatable. This recipe is a sure opinion changer.…

Cumin Spiced Blood Orange and Citrus Cooler

Cumin Spiced Blood Orange and Citrus Cooler

Jal Jeera is a cooling summer drink from North India and usually a must in any decent Indian restaurant menu.…

Rosemary and Garlic Roasted Purple Potatoes

Rosemary and Garlic Roasted Purple Potatoes

Rosemary being intensely aromatic perfectly accentuates this purple tuber united with the characteristic pungency of garlic.…

Purple Carrots Soup

Purple Carrots Soup

This recipe will turn out great with the pinkish orange Delhi carrots. If you spot them in your market, you should bring them home.…

Butternut Squash and Kalonji Flatbread

Butternut Squash and Kalonji Flatbread

This indian paratha flatbread is a wonderfully delicious side dish, to be enjoyed at any time.…

Green Beans and Carrot Puzhi Kootu

Green Beans and Carrot Puzhi Kootu

With it's green beans and carrot in a freshly ground south Indian coconut masala gravy, this recipe is a sure fire winner.…

Ellu Unde Recipe – Sesame and Jaggery Laddoos

Ellu Unde Recipe – Sesame and Jaggery Laddoos

Ellu Unde is perhaps the most easily prepared sweet dishes. Two simple ingredients and less than 15 minutes is all it takes to put together these lovely black laddoos.…

Lunchtime – Sprouted Mung and Pomegranate Salad

Lunchtime – Sprouted Mung and Pomegranate Salad

This gorgeous salad from Radhika Penagonda is just as delicious as it looks. …

Saaru Podi – South Indian Spice Mix

Saaru Podi – South Indian Spice Mix

Radhika Penagonda with the South Indian staple Spice Mix for everyday cooking, Saaru Podi.…

Swiss Chard Lentils with Indian Five Spices

Swiss Chard Lentils with Indian Five Spices

There are many more leafy greens to Indian cooking than the only ever popular Spinach made famous through Restaurant menus blistering with a single most common side dish - Palak Paneer.…

Indian Cousin Of Sweet Empanadas: Mawa Gujiya

Indian Cousin Of Sweet Empanadas: Mawa Gujiya

Rhyming with Fava, Mawa is a milk derivative translated as solidified or concentrated milk though neither of them instantly paint the right picture of what it really is.…