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,…

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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…

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…

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…

Gajar Mooli ka Achar (Instant Carrot Raddish Pickle)

If you know me and have been following me and my recipes for some time, you would know my love for Pickles. Pickles were invented as a preservative. They enabled one to use seasonal vegetables around the year. The most common preservatives are oil, high salt/sugar, vinegar, etc. And humans being the inventor that they…

Sirke wale Pyaz (Onion Pickle)

Indian food has a long list of condiments. There are countless varieties of pickles, chutneys and masalas. I love using seasonal veggies and fruits to make these.  Hope you have seen these recipes: Coriander chutney Amla-beetroot chutney Amla pickle Chilli pickle Haldi pickle So as soon as I saw those cute small sized onions in…

Bajra, Carrot and Date Muffins

Do you love sweets too? And then keep thinking about the number of calories that would be. Join the club! I don’t have a sweet tooth but indulge from time to time. So instead of missing on indulging on these rare occasions, I try to make my desserts as healthy as possible. I try using…

Broccoli Ki Sabzi (Broccoli Veggie)

Broccoli is such wonder veg. Love it for its unique flavor, color, and versatility. Also, it is supposed to be super veg because of it’s cancer-fighting properties and is recommended to adding it to your diet. I somehow feel there wasn’t a lot of awareness around this veg earlier in India. It was always considered…

Matar ke Chilke ke Shammi Kebabs (Pea Pod Kebabs)

This is Part 2 of my #zerowaste from the Pea Peels recipe. Hope you have had a chance to look at my Pea peels Chutney recipe as well. These are the best ways to save and make the best use of the Pea and its surprisingly fresh, crunchy and sweet peels. These Shammi kebabs are…

Sarson ka Saag (Mustard Leaf Veg)

Makki di Roti and sarson da saag is a match made in heaven. This is the most commonly prepared lunch in Punjabi households in winter due to the abundance of green leafy vegetables. It is also enjoyed throughout Haryana and Himachal as well. This has become such a popular dish today, that it is easily…