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…

Overnight Oats

Overnight Oats is the healthiest oats recipe which involved no cooking time and is really easy to make. Keep it in mason jars and it can be easily taken in your handbag and be eaten in a jiffy. You can create several variations by adding seasonal fruits and nuts. PREPARATION TIME: 10 minutes SERVINGS: 2…

Pesto Pasta

Pesto pasta is a fresh and light pasta, which is quickly made and can be made with any veggie/meat of your choice. I usually make pesto during the weekend and refrigerate it and keep using it for quick pasta and salad recipes.   PREPARATION TIME: 10 minutes COOKING TIME: 20 minutes SERVINGS: 2 DIFFICULTY SCALE:…

Oreo Milkshake

Oreo milkshake is a mood lifter and can be made anytime and hardly takes a few minutes. All you need is some milk and ice cream, some Oreo goodness and a blender and lo behold, it’s ready. It’s loved by one and all. You can make slight modifications each time to alter the taste like…

Vegetable Biryani

Vegetable Biryani is a great dum dish packed with vegetable and long grain Basmati rice layers flavoured with spices. It is best to have with a simple raita/curd side dish and fried onions. My version of it varies on how quick and healthy I want it to be. I am frying vegetables in this version,…