December 3, 2019

Homemade Ladi Pav

In India, we have some kind of un-written pledge about having roti, parathas, basically flatbreads at home. Another side of our preferred food catalogue has a prominent broach of bread. But we unknowingly, desist to acknowledge the companionship that bread provides for many of our favourite foods.  For an instant, take our street food, pav baji, keema pav, vada pav and bread burji, and we can not forget the humble Bun Muska that brings in oodles of joy to our […]
October 28, 2019

Baked Cocktail Samosa

When I was a young girl, samosa meant potato pea stuffing with imli chutney and green chutney. I still have a biased preference to a crispy, hot, well made, deep-fried samosa. There is a comfort zone in the foods, that are associated with childhood. Samosa is one of that food, and it holds a highly reputed place in my heart. But as I move forward with life, the necessity of good health and being fit takes the lead and sadly […]
October 28, 2019

Schezwan Sauce

Our love for Indo-Chinese food is supported by Schezwan Sauce in many ways. Honestly speaking, I over-use Schezwan sauce at home, to add flavour and a hint of spice to the dishes I prepare. Other than rice, noodles and innumerable Chinese dishes, I experiment beyond flavour boundaries in my kitchen.  A dash of Schezwan in my cutlet mix, roasted sweet potatoes with Schezwan mayo, even the dough of dal ka thepla will have a hint of Schezwan spice when I […]
October 15, 2019

How to Pickle Jalapeño

We all have bought pickled Jalapeño jars several times from the grocery stores. What if I tell you, how easy it is to make ditto tasting pickled Jalapeños at home, that too under 15 minutes.  An itsy-bitsy addition of pickled Jalapeño adds a lot to any dish. A salad, chutney, salsa, taco, nachos, pizza there is no limit to this list. A jar of pickled jalapeños in the fridge, it can be nicknamed as “The flavour affix”.  The recipe is […]
September 21, 2019

Baked Cauliflower Nuggets

Some recipes, give me reasons and leverage to make them over and over again. I go back to the same ingredients and method of cooking if it’s healthy and is accepted/loved at home. These baked cauliflower nuggets are perfect and ticks in all the right columns. It’s baked, has fewer calories, is incredibly delicious and easy to make + a very versatile.      Cauliflower has been around for ages now, but we have never given it the place it […]
June 11, 2019

Smoothies for Healthy Gut

Gut health should be taken into consideration. I don’t want to use that heavy vocabulary, that goes beyond our pronunciation sometimes, but you and me, we must take care of our guts. If we take care of our gut healthy, most of the health problems disappear.  Every emotion, feeling, that we go through starts from the gut. The mind and the gut are very closely associated. I have mentioned earlier, how few foods can help us improve our gut bacteria. […]
April 15, 2019
Apple Cinnamon Granola

Apple Cinnamon Granola

Granola is healthy and it’s so true. Here is a brutal fact – Too much granola will make you fat.  Healthy does not mean over-indulgence is permissible. The ingredients that are used in the making of granola are all healthy/superfoods, but they are rich in fat (healthy fat). The nuts, seeds, coconut oil, palm sugar are all great for health but are high in calories. By all means, having granola and ditching the packet of chips is a better choice. […]
April 5, 2019
Lentil Broccoli Kababs with Tandoori Yogurt Mayo

Lentil Broccoli Kababs with Tandoori Yogurt Mayo

These are Healthy protein rich kababs made using split chickpea lentil (Channa Dal) and broccoli. And there is tandoori yoghurt mayo recipe along with the kabab recipe as you scroll down the page.  Tandoori yoghurt mayo is yoghurt based dip with tandoori masala flavours. It is fantastic with these kababs. At home, we made Frankies with these kababs along with a fresh salad for dinner yesterday. It made a very satisfying dinner and my kids loved it so much. There […]
February 28, 2019
Classic Banana Bread

Classic Banana Bread

The very classic banana bread, that will be a success if you are precise with measuring the ingredients, technique and timings. I have baked several banana breads, and this is one of the best recipes. This is one of the easiest recipe too and yet can be tricky at time. Follow with me today, to have a great bake.  The most common complaint, I receive for banana bread (baked in a loaf pan) is that there is some raw, undercooked portion […]