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…

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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…

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…