Panch Mel Dal ( Mixed Lentils Curry)

Dal – A stew or soup like food preparation, staple to countries in Asia. It is a humble but nutrient dense food eaten along with flat bread or steamed/boiled rice. Rich in protein, fibre, carbohydrates, vitamin B, iron and phosphorus makes it an excellent addition to our diets. The choice of lentils and method of preparation differs…

Fajeto ( Mango Tempered Buttermilk)

Hello All !! Have been away from blogging world for a long time… Shifting into a new house kept me busy. Now that I have completely settled in, I can gladly return to my routine. Mango season is almost gone in India and there was nothing I could post here all this while for obvious…

Chai Masala

Can there be anything more refreshing than a cup of masala chai after a long tiring day ? !!! Super markets are flooded with several options for chai masala … I make mine at home. It rids me off the guilt that the masala has not come from a packet and at the same time…

Poha Chivda / Spiced Flatten Rice

In current times, lot of food comes out of packages. Sadly, most of the packaged food is laden with unhealthy amount of sugar, excessive salts, preservatives and food colours which make our bodies weak from inside as well as outside. Lot of us, young and old are suffering from food allergies which we just didn’t…

Raw Mango Chutney

Summers in India are harsh and down right mean. The only respite from this barbarous season is the arrival of my favourite fruit – MANGO … I .. Love… Mangoes… This too is an understatement. I love mangoes so very much that I don’t think there will ever be a moment in my life when…

Rajma Masala

A bean brought in from Mexico; has become a unoffical state bean for many north indian states in India ! Largely grown and eaten in the northern parts of India , rajma beans aka red kidney bean is an all time favorite in my household. My lil one’s eyes lit up at the sight of…

Choliya Bhaat / Tender Chickpea Pilaf

Chickpeas is one of the most nutrient dense legume you will find. It is available in varied form resulting due to the treatment it goes through at various stages. Some may associate with words like lal chana (red chickpeas), kabuli chole ( big chickpea) , bengal gram which is split chickpea/chana dal etc,etc. India is…

Peas Coriander Pilaf

An easy and flavourful side dish to go with most of the sunday gravies or curries. This recipe is your answer to taking your simple rice preparation to ten folds higher. The rice used in the recipe is long grain basmati pilaf rice which fills the house with nutty aroma when cooking. Fresh or frozen…