Palak Pakoda Kadhi (Spinach Yoghurt Curry)

Fresh produce is now no longer dependant on weather. Green houses and agricultural boom has ensured that every vegetable is found on the super market shelves all year round. Back in the days when I was a child ( oh so long long ago 😅😅😅😅), my mum would stop buying green leafy vegetables around monsoon…

Verdi Pasta / Spinach Pasta

Pasta is a staple for Italy but is also loved and appreciated by rest of the world. Broadly speaking , pastas fall under two main categories. Dried and Fresh. Further segregated into long , short, minute, etc etc. Depending on the region, preparation of the dish varies and so does the ingredients. Each region in…

 Rasam

Rasam loosely translated means ‘Tasty Juice ‘ in Tamil . It’s a gift to us from the southern part of India. Usually fluid in consistency, there are more than 20 variation of this preparation. It is light , aromatic and bursting with flavours. More like a broth, it is easy on stomach and acts like…

Dal Khichdi – Restaurant Style 

Festivities and food go hand in hand. Indians feast on ghee and sugar laden sweets, fried snacks, rich gravies and what not during the five days of Diwali. It’s all delicious and has to be eaten…. Diwali comes only ones in a year. … then Why not !!?? But many a times our stomach takes…

Diwali Snack – Banana Chips 

Season’s greetings to my readers celebrating Diwali and New Year !!  Diwali is a crazy time filled with chores around the house, shopping for gifts, social gatherings, loads of snacks, sweets , crackers , rangoli , flowers and lots and lots of light all around… Happy times I say !!  Snacks and sweets form an…

Whole Wheat Vegan Eggless Banana Chocolate Loaf 

Almost all have a dinner table at home and on that dinner table; we have a fruit platter / bowl which gets refilled every now and then with fresh produce from the market. But whilst we are refilling the bowl; we often discard marred and over ripe fruits without a second thought. These fruits are…

One Pot Malai Paneer – Restaurant Style

Ever been in a moment where you are sitting in a restaurant, mopping up delicious gravies served to you hot and ready on the table and you take a morsel in your hand and wonder; whether you can ever make a similar preparation at home??? !! I know I have had a few of my…

7 Reasons Why Fenugreek / Methi should be part of your daily diet !!

Fenugreek contains a wide variety of beneficial nutrients like iron, magnesium, manganese, and copper, as well as vitamin B6, protein, and dietary fiber. Fenugreek also contains a number of powerful phytonutrients, including choline, trigonelline, yamogenin, gitogenin, diosgenin, tigogenin and neotigogens. In my previous posts , I have mentioned that Methi is not native to India but it was brought to us from…

Churma Ladoo – Ganpati Special

।। वक्र तुंड महाकाय, सूर्य कोटि समप्रभ:। निर्विघ्नं कुरु मे देव शुभ कार्येषु सर्वदा ॥ Ganesha Chaturthi marks the beginning of a ten day festival celebrated by Indians from all over the world. Lord Ganesh is revered as god of good beginnings, prosperity and remover of obstacles. No new endeavor is undertaken before seeking blessings from…

Peas/Mutter Kachori

” Kachori ”  ” Kachori ” …  Is it me or does it sound like ” kar” chori” … Anyways… What’s in the name , a rose is still a rose… Come monsoon and fried food is a must… So we obliged and kept the tradition going…. Today we make Kachori.  Our “Plat du jour”…

Gluten Free Rice Panki

Panki ……. Sounds exotic isn’t it….. almost like some Japanese fish preparation…. But its not…. Its more local… More nearer than you would like to think…… And miles away from a fish… Panki is a Gujarati snack made usually by cooking rice flour batter in between banana leaf. Gujratis don’t always make everything sweet and…

Dahi Vada Two Ways

Thaiyir Vadai aka Dahi Vada aka Dahi Bhalla … call it whatever you want… This lip smacking dish is an all time favourite and dear to many a hearts, young and old. The idea of cold dahi vada on a hot summer day is simply irresistible. The dish goes back a long way, as far…