Kashmiri Pulao

India is a diverse country. It is rich in culture and cuisines. There is a famous Hindi saying – ‘Kos kos pe paddle baani, chaar kos pe paani’ which literally translates into ‘taste of water changes at every corner and people’s dialect changes at every 4 corners’. That is so true about India. Talking about…

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Jamun Kala Khatta (Java Plum-Orange-Thyme Cooler)

I love all seasonal fruits and veggies? They are packed with nutrients, are healthy and perfect for the season. Stone fruits are one such kind of seasonal produce. I am fond of all stone fruits like peaches, plums, cherries. One variety of plum is our own Indian version of the plum called Java Plum or…

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Who doesn’t like Pizza? Think no one. People like my mom who call it ‘tough-rotis-with-toppings’ like it too, especially thin crust ones. It is definitely one of the best inventions by our Italian friends, isn’t it? Now the health conscious fraternity is always looking for new ways to turn everything unhealthy into healthy food. We…

Kodo Millet Lemon Rice

Lemon rice is one of my favorite comfort meals. You could make it with leftover rice or even specially cook rice for this. I am always finding ways of making my meals healthy and exploring new millets, fruits, and other superfoods. One such recent discovery is Kodo Millet. It looks just like Quinoa, it’s just…

Spaghetti Arrabiata

I am a big fan of Italian food and love the flavors from fresh herbs. You would often see me make recipes with them. Here are some of my simple recipes with fresh herbs: Basil flavored Tomato Soup Rosemary flavored potato wedges Lemongrass flavored Thai Green curry When I found really fresh tomatoes, basil and…

Stuffed Eggplant (Bharwa Baingan)

If you have been following my blog and feed, you would know my fondness for fresh veggies and fruits. Love fresh produce and my trips to farmers markets. I had a chance to visit one such market in Sambalkha recently and was amazed by such gorgeousness and freshness. All the veggies looked so fresh and…

Kashmiri Dum Aloo (Potatoes in Yogurt Gravy)

Love how rich and diverse Indian culture is. And this diversity in culture brings in diversity in food as well. There is a big range of food and cooking styles in India. It is so different and varied across all the states in India. Did you know we have about 40,000 varieties of rice in…

Coconut Water Mojito

It’s terribly hot in Delhi right now and I am barely surviving in this heat. I am spending as little time in the kitchen as possible. What if friends come over in such weather? Someone like me will search for easy things to do. I usually make easy salads and pitchers of cool drinks to…

Ragi-Banana-Walnut Bread

There are some days when you crave for something sweet. Yeah, even a non-sweet fan like me. And on days like these, I have to think a lot about what to make. It, of course, needs to be healthy and made from simple yet yummy ingredients. Since I had a few super ripe bananas with…

Onion-Tomato Chutney (Tamatar-Pyaz ki chutney)

Chutneys are such an important part of our food. They do wonders in enhancing the flavors of the food multifold. I swear by them and can’t have a few dishes without chutneys. Like idlis and dosas, appe, sandwiches and the list is long but you get the hang of it. Don’t you? Here are some…