Split Green Gram Pancakes with Cucurbitaceae Chutney

Split Green Gram Pancakes with Cucurbitaceae Chutney/Moong Dal Chilla with Kachri ki Chutney is a great breakfast recipe and is quick to make and is a super healthy recipe. Since we use a non-stick pan it cooks in minimum amount of oil and are light and easy to digest and give energy to you throughout…

Plum and Oats Crumble in Salty Caramel Sauce

This is a super quick and healthy dessert which can even be your breakfast if you fancy. The color and tartness of the plums add a different level to the dish and hence my fruit of choice. However, you can definitely make this with peaches or pears as well. I have replaced sugar with honey…

Tomato, Orange and Peach Quinoa Salad

Quinoa is a great South American fiber food and can be made in so many ways that it’s exciting each time you make it. I alternate between veggies, fruits and proteins or a combination of the three each time which gives me a feeling of innovating each time I am cooking Quinoa. PREPARATION TIME: 15…

Fresh veggie and Feta Greek Salad

I love a fresh Greek salad more than anything! It’s a no-fuss-super-healthy salad which balances all the grease and junk you have gorged on in a week and makes for a super quick fulsome meal. I can eat this salad without the need of any protein and can also have this accompany any great pasta…

Dark Chocolate and Cherry Mud Cake

This is my version of a chocolate and cherry mud cake which is best had warm with a creamy chocolate sauce. I made it on a rainy day and had it with tea and it was bliss! PREPARATION TIME: 15 minutes COOKING TIME: 40 minutes SERVINGS: 6-8 DIFFICULTY SCALE: High INGREDIENTS:  For the cake mix:…

Daal Baati (Indian Lentil Soup & Baked Flour Balls)

Dal-Baati is a staple dish from the state of Rajasthan in India. Dal is a lentil curry which Indians love and make in uncountable variations that are possible. Baati is a flour ball which is traditionally baked on coals. My recipe is an oven version, as that Is what was readily available to me. This…

Drumstick and Veggie Soup

This is a great soup for winters but I love having it on a rainy evening as well. The warmth and goodness that this soup brings is incredible. Like most of my recipes, you can alter the veggies to make your own versions. I made this with carrots and few beans, but it also tastes…

Gnocchi with burnt butter sauce

Gnocchi is such a warm recipe and makes for a great dinner. It’s that perfect comfort food that can lift your spirits on a not-so-bright day. This is one of the easiest pasta to make at home and can be had with any sauce or veggie. You can roll the dough and make gnocchi and…

Vanilla Almond Eggless Cake

This is my mom’s eggless vanilla cake recipe which was my Baking 101. This creates a very crispy eggless cake which is best had fresh. Even though it’s an eggless recipe it’s a super moist and soft cake. PREPARATION TIME: 15 minutes COOKING TIME: 40 minutes SERVINGS: 4-5 DIFFICULTY SCALE: Medium INGREDIENTS:  All-purpose flour (or…

Stuffed Onion Paranthas (Indian Flatbread)

Parathas are a staple North Indian breakfast. All of us from that region in India have fond childhood memories of being pampered by our mums with these heavenly hot parathas. They can be made plain or stuffed with potatoes, grated radish, cauliflower, paneer or finely chopped onions. They are usually served with butter or curd…

Falafel Inspired Potato Cutlets

This falafel style veg cutlet is made from beaten rice (or poha as it’s called in Hindi) and potatoes. This is a really light and tasty vegetable cutlet recipe, you can add seasonal leafy vegetables like spinach to increase the nutrient content. PREPARATION TIME: 10 minutes COOKING TIME: 20 minutes SERVINGS: 4 DIFFICULTY SCALE: Medium INGREDIENTS: …

Tortilla Wraps

My tortilla wraps are a crowd pleaser and a must have when friends are coming over. They are easy to assemble when you are ready to eat and just need some preparation beforehand. I am making this version with black eyed peas (lobia/rongi as is known in Hindi) but you can make this with kidney…