Category: Recipes

Collection of Indian and world cuisine along with kitchen basics and how to’s.

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Dahi Bhalla or Dahi Vada recipe

Chaats are always welcomed in my family and that too if it is NON FRIED. We all are familiar with this yummy and delicious all-time-favorite Dahi Bhalla or Dahi Vada recipe. Savory non fried lentil fritters dipped in yogurt, served chilled; topped with chutneys and spices.....

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Bread Rolls

Good Morning friends!! Still thinking about a healthy breakfast recipe. Well your wait is over, today’s breakfast recipe is a quick & easy one – Non fried potato stuffed bread rolls. Pan tossed bread rolls stuffed with potatoes – pea mixture is a healthy, delicious and...

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Gatte ki sabzi

Hello friends, I bet all of you had wonderful summery weekend. Finally it’s Monday and after two days of relaxing I am all pumped up to start a whole new week !! 😉 So what’s cookin??  It’s no onion no garlic Gatte ki sabzi also referred to as Besan gatta...

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Pithi wala Paratha

Peethi or Pithi wala paratha is a lentil stuffed flat-bread which is yummy and extremely delicious. Pithi or peethi is a urad dal mixture sauteed with onions, gram flour, spices and later stuffed in wheat flour and rolled out like parathas. A versatile mixture that can be...

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Paneer Paratha

Start your day off right with a healthy and nutritious breakfast and should never be missed. I had read somewhere that BREAKFAST means break the fast meaning ‘break your overnight fast’. It’s so true. After a goodnight sleep body is craving for something healthy in the morning,...

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Ram Ladoo recipe

Delhi bellies here comes the popular street food of Delhi- Ram Ladoos or Gul-gule. If you are from Delhi you can’t miss on this one. Outside every shopping mall or a popular shopping place like Lajpat nagar, Chandi chowk, vendors setup their mobile stalls and sell these savory...

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Kakori Kebab recipe

Whether be kebabs or biryanis Mughlai cuisine takes a special place in my house. Today I bring you one of the famous Mughlai Kebab – Kakori Kebab recipe. Kakori is a term used to describe the most softest kebabs in the world. In fact kakori kabab have...

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Stuffed Aloo Tikki

Rains..rains and more rains.. when the weather is such what can you crave for – yummy STREET FOOD and that too homemade. So I am headed to my kitchen to prepare one the most popular street food of India- Stuffed Aloo tikki ♥. Aloo tikkis...

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Aam ka achar – Mango Pickle

Summer is here and so are the raw mangoes. Markets are flooded with green raw mangoes and a perfect time to put in some homemade Aam ka achar – Mango pickle. Every year when I get ready to prepare this achar, it takes me down the...

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Paneer Tikka Masala

What can I say about this dish, the name says it all – Paneer Tikka Masala. Marinated Paneer cubes along with veggies are grilled till toasty and then sauteed in onion-tomato based cream sauce, yum!! Tweak up the recipe by giving a smoky taste to the grilled...

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Keema Samosa

Rains and samosas…. delicious combination. Can never say no to samosas. Had Phyllo sheets on hand so prepared a flavor-licious recipe – Chicken Keema Samosa. Minced chicken sauteed in spices then wrapped in pastry sheets and baked to perfection!! Prepared both the non- veg samosas and...

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Bread Poha

With very little time on hand each morning is like running a marathon- packing everyone’s lunch box, sending them to school/office and feeding them a healthy and a well balanced nutritious meal. This is my morning routine and I bet you all are in the same boat. To sail...

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Eggless Crumble Cake

Everyday coffee cake that can be enjoyed at any time of the day! Easy to make and prepared with always available -on-hand pantry ingredients. Eggless Crumble Cake, a simple and tender cake with toppings of cinnamon,walnuts and brown sugar – super moist, and totally addicting recipe! Cinnamon on top adds...

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Leftover Dal Paratha

How many of you are in the same boat like me when you have leftover dal sitting in the refrigerator and no one is ready to finish that up? Well I face this situation every now and then and this is the most common and...

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Baghare Baigan

A specialty of Hyderabadi Cuisine – Baghare baigan. Baghar means tadka/tempering and baigan is referred to as eggplants meaning “Eggplants cooked with a tadka”. Baby eggplants/baigan are cooked in cashew – coconut gravy and flavored with tangy spices. This dish is pretty close to the traditional Hyderabadi baghare baigan...

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Bharwan Bhindi – Stuffed Okra

Bhindi also referred to as Okra is my family’s favorite vegetable – whether be kurkuri bhindi or baked bhindi, it’s their all time favorite. They can relish bhindi at any hour, just roll it in warm rotis and its their most preferred meal. Undeniably tasty and delicious recipe of...

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Dal Tadka

At Indian restaurants dal tadka or dal fry is a commonly ordered lentil. Simple yet loaded with flavor this dal is delicious and a staple part of Indian day-to day meal. Yellow Moong Dal is boiled and cooked with onion, tomatoes and aromatic spices that adds a very nice texture...

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Mango Kulfi

Mangoes are in abundance and time to prepare rich and creamy mouth – watering Mango kulfi recipe. Kulfi is always on the chart in my house, my kids can’t keep their hands off it. If allowed they can devour the whole batch of kulfi in one...

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Pesto Cavatappi

Headed to a picnic with another quick and easy vegetarian pasta recipe. If you have the homemade pesto sauce ready than it is under 30 minute pasta recipe. During summer break from school Pesto Cavatappi a staple in my household as a evening snack – it is absolutely...

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Salted Mint Lassi Recipe

A staple in every household during summer months – Salted mint lassi recipe also referred to as namkeen lassi.  Very cool and refreshing! Savory mint lassi is a traditional Indian summer drink that is prepared by blending yogurt with spices until its frothy. In Punjab, no meal...