Bell Pepper, Olive and Rosemary Focaccia

Focaccia is an Italian flatbread and makes the best open toasts and deconstructed burgers. I love Focaccia for its sheer texture and versatility. You could make the classic stripped down version with just olive oil and salt. But If you love veggies in every place like I do, then I am sure you would be…

Tomato Upma

Tomato Upma is my all-time favourite breakfast. It is an almost oil-free recipe and hence is high up on my list of healthy breakfast recipes. It is a South-Indian breakfast option which my mum learnt from one of our neighbours from Tamil Nadu and she shared this recipe with us. Since my mum and I…

Tofu Scramble

Tofu scramble is a great vegan option which is full of protein and imparts all the protein-y goodness one needs in their diet. This recipe literally takes about 5-7 minutes to cook and is my go-to dish every time I am getting late in the morning. PREPARATION TIME: 5 minutes COOKING TIME: 7 minutes SERVINGS:…

Beetroot Poriyal

The first time I had Beetroot Poriyal was in my hostel and I hated it and I never ate it after that for the 2 years I stayed there. One of my close friends from Kerala convinced me I would love it if it were properly made. I then had a chance of eating it…

Risotto Milanese (Saffron Risotto)

Was binge watching Quantico on Friday night and slept at 4am. I didn’t want to put my laptop down but then had to as I could barely keep my eyes open. So I got up at 12:30pm on Saturday and was super hungry. I decided to fix a super quick yet yummy something as dear…

Banana Oats Muffins

Banana oatmeal muffins are so easy to make and so moreish that I make them once and enjoy them for 2-3 days. Each time some bananas go super ripe when I can’t eat them anymore, I think of this recipe (okay maybe sometimes I don’t eat them on time on purpose so that they go…

Malai Karela Recipe (Bitter Gourd in Milk Gravy)

Karele or bitter gourd is a staple summer veggie in India and can be made in numerous variations. Some most common styles are the fried crispy chips version, the potato-karela sabzi version, the famous bharwa karele and so on. Recently a friend suggested trying this in a milk-based gravy and I frankly couldn’t relate to…

Rice Firni

It was Eid this weekend and I decided to indulge my sweet tooth for the auspicious occasion. Decided to make Rice Firni, that thick milky rich dessert which I have always loved since my childhood. And since it’s summer season, decided to make it and chill it in earthen pots to give it an amazing…

Chickpea Flour – Oats Crepes (Besan-Oats Cheela)

I was testing recipes and decided to add oats to the regular Chickpea Crepes (Cheela) and see how did it taste. And this was one of those very simple and successful experiments. I love how Oats are so versatile and can be used in Savory and Sweet dishes alike with a lot of ease. Oats…

Cucumber Veggie Sushi Rolls

With all the junk food I had consumed throughout the day, I wanted to consume something really low on carbs and calories like a salad or a Buddha bowl or so. But that seemed boring. So this is the twist I added. Decided to make some vegan Cucumber Rolls stuffed with a lot of veggies…