Bharwa Mirch ka Achar (Stuffed Chilli Pickle)

I love making many pickles in winter from all the fresh veggies and I love instant pickles/achars more than anything. The best thing about them is that they can be made in very little oil and are crunchy and tasty. Plus they can be preserved for 2-3 weeks and be made again. If you a…

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Bisi Bele Bath

I lived in Bangalore for four years and was amazed by the sheer variety and diversity of Kannada food. Before living in Bangalore, south Indian food for me meant only idlis, dosas and vadas. It was later I realized the variety of Kannadiga food in the form of Akki Rotis, Bisi Bele Bath, Medhu vada,…

Litti Chokha

Cuisines in India are as unique as they can get and I absolutely love that about it. Some of them have received their due and are fairly famous but some of them are underrated. I always feel that one such cuisine from the eastern state of Bihar. The cuisine is simple, healthy and so flavorful…

Eggless Persimmon Cake Loaf

Fall is literally pumpkin season all around the world and why not. There are beautiful varieties of pumpkin all around. My mother-in-law’s garden has three gorgeous varieties growing in her garden right now. However, okay wait; we are deviating, aren’t we. I also love Persimmons, which start making an appearance in the fall. They are…

Sri Lankan Lentil & Coconut Soup

Winter brings in a delightful array of comforting recipes and an abundance of fresh veggies. I absolutely love having all the gorgeous greens, radiant reds and what not in the markets. Soups are one such winter essential and are a staple in my household. We all love a good soup and have our favorites. There…

Water Chestnut (Singhada) Thai Salad

Water chestnut is an amazing tuber vegetable native to South East Asia and is predominantly found in marshes and ponds. They are an amazing source of anti-oxidants and have proven to lower the risk of stress related diseases like blood pressure, Type II Diabetes, cancer and more. Due to a high amount of fiber and…

Pistachio & Lemon Kalakand

Diwali is just around the corner and I am spending the last few days cleaning and dusting the house, making some snacks and sweets for my family. Isn’t this the best time of the year, the air is so festive, the markets are full of sweets, decorative materials, flowers and more. I made a quintessential…

Masala Chai Madeleines (Eggless & Vegan)

I am a big fan of Masala chai. Love the sweet aroma of cardamom and cinnamon with the sharpness of cloves and ginger and how they perfectly blend together to form my beloved masala chai. Love stewing it for a long time slowly to get a strong blend of all the spices into the tea….

Jamun Granita

We are blessed with so many seasonal fruits and veggies. Every fruit has it’s own nutrients and benefits. Jamun is a childhood favorite and a very seasonal fruit available for less than 2 months.  the best memories have been of plucking the fruit and relishing it with black salt. Though I love to preserve the…

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…