Vrat ka dhokla or Sama ke Chawal ka Dhokla

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Quinoa and Black Bean Patties

Naturally sweet meatless quinoa and black beans patties are packed with nutrients, fiber and ton of flavor! Easy to put together recipe that comes together under an hour. Is there anyone who doesn’t love Quinoa? I love quinoa in any form – whether be a salad or a...

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Homemade Mini Burger Buns

Deliciously soft and fluffy homemade mini burger buns topped with sesame seeds and nigella seeds. Perfect for picnic parties and BBQ. A must try recipe!! Update your boring weeknight meal with homemade mini burger buns. Yes you heard me right, homemade burger buns in your own kitchen...

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Spicy Chickpea Hummus Recipe

Homemade gluten-free and vegan hummus recipe that will surely be a hit at your next gathering! Easy to assemble and packed with flavor! Are you looking for a flavorful and healthy hummus recipe for your next party than this spicy chickpea hummus is the one for you! A...

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Sweet and Spicy Tofu Pizza

Sweet and Spicy Tofu Pizza made with homemade wheat crust and topped with spicy jerk tofu and homemade pineapple salsa. So crusty, flavorful and delicious. Who doesn’t love Friday? Friday means weekend and weekend means – “Family time”!! With growing kids and their busy schedules, the ritual of sitting...

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Kurkuri Bhindi

A distant friend is coming over for dinner tonight, she is from the heritage state of India – Rajasthan and eats food without onion and garlic. So had to come up with something that accompanies my no onion no garlic smoky panchmel dal , no onion...

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Phalahari Vrat ki Chutney

This quick and simple phalahari vrat ki chutney is ideal for any fasting day. The term phalahari or falahari refers to ‘phal’ that means fruit and ‘aahar’ means diet – meaning diet that contains fruits and veggies. During fasting days, people consume falahari diet that consist...

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Tawa Aloo Chaat

Looking for some delicious potatoes recipe for Navratri, then try my quick and easy tawa aloo chaat recipe. Requires only a handful of ingredients and trust me, you’ll be making it over and over again. These griddle cooked potatoes are simply the best and easy to cook.  For this dish, baby...

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How to make Chasni for Indian Sweets?

Sugar syrup or ‘Chasni’ is used in a lot of Indian sweets and mithais. These syrups are different for each mithai. Some desserts use 1 ‘taar’ or 1 string/thread consistency while other uses 2 ‘taar’ or 2 string/thread consistency sugar syrup. Many people find these terms (1...

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Paneer ke Sooley

Paneer is my all-time- favorite alternative to meat and whether be sweet and sour honey lemon paneer, achari paneer tikka or paneer tikka without oven, I like experimenting with paneer. Paneer on it’s own is pretty bland and has no taste at all. It takes on the flavors...

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Motichoor Ladoo

Motichoor ladoos prepared from gram flour are tiny droplets of flour that are fried, later immersed in thick sugar syrup and finally shaped liked ladoos. Mootichoor ladoos are used in Indian pujas (prayers) and offered to gods as a prasad (religious offering). Wondering what ladoo means? Ladoo is derived...

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Healthy Paneer Cutlets

Cutlets have always been my favorite appetizer, easy to prepare and flavorful. Every bite you dig in, is so delicious and simply delectable! The term “cutlet” is used to describe a patty (either veg or non veg) that is dipped in egg wash, covered with breadcrumbs...

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Avocado Rolls

Do you have some friends coming over and need a quick appetizer – try making avocado rolls. These rolls are so easy to put together and are extremely tasty. Today’s recipe is inspired from my favorite restaurant. On our girls night out, one of my dear...

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Boondi Ladoo Recipe

Boondi ladoos are an Indian festive sweet that can be enjoyed at any time of the year. Small pearl size boondi balls are fried and later dipped in sugar syrup to form this delicious delight.  RECIPE DETAIL – Combine the ingredients and make the batter as shown...

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Healthy Quinoa and bean salad

Looking for a quick and easy salad recipe for a game night or potluck, then give this nutritional powerhouse a try!! This incredibly healthy, bright and colorful quinoa salad is wheat-free, gluten-free and low in calories. A perfect salad for any occasion and can be prepared in no...

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Amritsari Fried Fish

Looking for some no-hassle party food, try this all-time favorite – Amritsari fried fish, served with lemon wedges and sprinkled with chaat masala. Amritsari fish as the name suggests originated from the lovely city of Amritsar in Punjab. It’s a very famous street food and you can find Amritsari fried fish...

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Moong dal ka shorba

We all have picky eaters and making them eat their greens and pulses is a struggle. But for some time now, I have managed to avoid mealtime battles. How? A bowl of hot soup is the final answer… toss everything together, boil, mix and mash – without any argument...

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Afghani Kebab Recipe

If you’re looking for a tasty kebab recipe to accompany your regular meal tonight – something that can be cooked easily, than Afghani kebab recipe is a great choice! It’s a simple and easy to put together kebab recipe that is super moist, delicious and goes with just about everything. Today I...

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Sama rice Idli or vrat ki idli

Finally, it’s Fridaaay and who doesn’t love Fridays… at least I do. 🙂  Friday means weekend is here and you have two full days of break from work – breathe, relax and enjoy!! And to top that, it’s Navratri week meaning simple and easy meals that require minimal...

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Chana Salad or Chickpea Salad

Temperatures have dropped and feels more like late October. It reminds me that summer is going to say goodbye and slowly winter is about to creep in. Summer is so colorful, from glowing luminescence of fresh blooming flowers to fragrant and bright – colored vegetables, everything is in abundance....