Vrat ka dhokla or Sama ke Chawal ka Dhokla

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Oats Poha

Want to take a break from sweetened oats, then give this savory version a try. Oats, referred to as “Jau” in Hindi are high in fiber, provide important proteins and are loaded with iron. It’s light and something that will keep you full until lunch.  Oats poha or...

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Masala Idli Recipe

My kids are headed home from their activities and to feed their hungry bellies, I have a yummy snack ready. Had some leftover idlis from last night, so thought of a healthy quick fix that is delicious, nutritious and their favorite too – Masala idli recipe. Name sounds fancy but...

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Homemade Sambar Powder Recipe

Nothing can beat a homemade spice mix. Perfect combinations of warm spices that adds great authentic flavor to sambar without adding too much heat. A thought always crosses our minds – why bother to make homemade when we can find one in stores? Well the answer is simple...

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Sambar Recipe

Today’s recipe comes from the Southern land of India and is everyone’s favorite. Delicacies from South Indian cuisine are always relished in my household as they are extremely flavorful and light on the tummy. 🙂 There are many varieties of sambar that are prepared using different...

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Sambar no onion no garlic recipe

Saturday means brunch time and what could be better than a South Indian breakfast – yum and delightful !! Today’s dish is Sambar – do I really have to say anything about this? It’s everyone’s favorite, easy to make and so comforting meal when paired up with...

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Matar Poha or Chura Matar Recipe

India is a land of diverse cultures. Elements of Indian diversity is reflected in its languages, religions, traditions and above all FOOD. Pick a single ingredient and every state has its own way of making it and this diversity is the beauty of India. Today’s dish...

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Veggie Rawa Upma

A delicious and nutritious breakfast recipe that is easy to make and extremely healthy too. Veggie Rawa Upma prepared with semolina and fresh veggies is a one – pot vegan breakfast that can be prepared in 20 minutes and is loaded with flavor. It’s a very basic...

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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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Vada Pav or Batata vada Pav

Today I am sharing a popular and staple Mumbai street food – Vada Pav or Batata vada Pav. Brings back childhood memories – on my every trip to Mumbai with my Mom and dad this was a must-have. If you have lived in Mumbai or visited Mumbai...

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Vermicelli Upma

Looking for a healthy breakfast – try out this simple and nutritious Vermicelli Upma recipe for breakfast. Vermicelli is a very thin pasta broken into small strips. The beauty of this vermicelli is that it’s made out of wheat and it cooks up fast. A delicious breakfast...

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Sabudana Vrat Dosa

How about fasting in style this Navratri? Fasting doesn’t mean that you have to be refrained from you favorite foods. Try out this delicious and filling Sabudana Vrat Dosa or vrat ka cheela recipe. Soaked sago pearls combined with kuttu flour, Amaranth flour and stuffed with potato...

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Sabudana khichdi

Presenting a simple yet delicious sabudana khichdi or spicy tapioca salad recipe that you and your family can enjoy this fasting season. Whether be Navratri, Mahashivratri, Janmashtami or Ganesh Chaturthi this recipe is a popular vrat/fasting food. A Maharashtrain style perfect breakfast recipe where soaked Sago pearls or...

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Instant Khaman Dhokla

Instant Khaman Dhokla – a nutritious and irresistible Gujarati snack. Khaman Dhokla is prepared with gram flour, mixed with spices and steamed till its soft and fluffy. Beating the batter is the main trick to a fluffy khaman. Like in cakes the more you beat the...

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Coconut Chutney

Coconut chutney- a perfect accompaniment to South Indian delicacies. A versatile chutney prepared with fresh coconut and pairs well with dosa, idlis, uttapam and vadas. In this recipe I have used freshly grated coconut but you can always substitute unsweetened desiccated coconut for the fresh one. All you...