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…

Jackfruit-Quinoa Cutlets (Kathal ke cutlet)

It’s good to keep trying new things in life, isn’t it? I love experimenting with my food and making variations to keep it interesting and healthy. One such recent recipe was Jackfruit/kathal kebabs. Saw many people post pictures on Instagram and I decided to give it a try as well. I, of course, gave it…

Zoodles (Zucchini Noodles)

Don’t you love pesto? I am an absolute fan and love making multiple variations of it. Though the best one is the classic: the pine nut – basil leaves version. But there are several other versions that I make: The Avocado – Cashew Pesto Spinach – Walnut Pesto Rocket Leaves – Almond Pesto Every pesto…

Moscow Mule

Summers is all about drinks, granitas, fro-yos and more. Isnt it? I love my fair share of cool things and weekends are reserved for some things special. Moscow mule is one such drink. Absolute favorite! Love making it when friends come over on hot summer-y days. It is such a simple one to make and…

Lauki ke Kofte (Bottle Gourd Fritters in Tomato Gravy)

Summer is finally here and we have a new set of veggies and fruits to deal with.  With all the kaddus, tinde, bhindi, tori and lauki (pumpkins, gourds and okra) around, we don’t have a lot of choices. Which is why I love to innovate and keep it interesting. Making new varieties of veggies…

Rava Dosa (Semolina Crepes)

It gives you immense pleasure to try something new, isn’t it. And especially when the experiment goes right.  This is what happened when I tried Rava Dosa recently and the result was amazing. I did spoil the first 2 dosas to be honest but then learnt the trick and I am here to share…

Infused Water

It is so important to keep yourself hydrated. It impacts your skin, hair and overall health as well. It becomes all the more important to take care of it in summers where the skin is always parched due to heat and we keep losing moisture and water content through sweat. I was introduced to infused…

Kuttu ke Aate – Kacha Kela ki Kadhi (Buckwheat flour curry)

Navratras are a festival of welcoming a new season and are celebrated twice a year. It is such a happy time of the year and brings in a special and happiness in me. There is a scientific reason behind these 9 days of fasts in the year. Elderly say that abstaining from grains allows you…

Dahi Baingan (Brinjal in Yogurt Gravy)

Aubergine/Baingan/Brinjal/Eggplant, this veggie has a lot of names. And it comes in so many varieties – the long tube like ones come in green and purple color. Additionally, the purple variety comes in a big, round variety and also as small baby ones. I like cooking with all of them alike. Each variety has a…

Idli Dhokla

I love idlis, I love dhoklas. So what happens when you combine two, you get another lovely dish. 🙂  I recently tried these Idli Dhoklas and this has become a new favourite. This is a West meets South dish and makes absolutely fluffy and soft idli dhokla. PREPARATION TIME: 30-40 minutes COOKING TIME: 25 minutes…