Khatta White Dhokla with Peanut Chutney

I have fond memories of my mum making perfectly soft white khatta dhokla with peanut chutney. This is a Gujarati dish made from fermented rice and lentil batter and is usually had for breakfast or evening snack. Since dhoklas are steamed, they are low in fat and a healthy snack option. PREPARATION TIME: 10 minutes…

Mix Sauce Veggie Pasta

Everyone’s in my house is always decided on whether it’s a creamy white sauce pasta they want or a tangy red sauce pasta. And this divided house has led to the invention of the – Mix Sauce or the pink sauce pasta. Necessity is the mother of all inventions, eh!  Though it might sound a…

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…

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…

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…

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: Medium…

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…

Crispy Baby Potato Salad

My crispy baby potato is a twist to the classic British baby potato and mayo salad as I mix it with Indian spices to make it a bit more spicy and tangy to please my Indian taste buds. It’s quick and easy to make, and a crowd pleaser at your brunches. PREPARATION TIME: 10 minutes…

Spaghetti Aglio e Olio

Spaghetti Aglio e Olio stands for spaghetti with garlic and oil and is a traditional dish made in Naples region of Italy. It’s my favorite spaghetti dish and is really quick and simple to make. You can change the veggies to create different versions of the same dish. PREPARATION TIME: 10 minutes COOKING TIME: 15…

Vegetable Lasagne

Lasagna is an all time Italian favorite and a whole meal in itself. It is tangy, creamy and wonderful whole meal in itself. There are multiple version of it. You can make it only with spinach and mushrooms, but my version of it comprises of all veggies. You can easily edit and make your version…