AVAREKAI PULAO | LEAN BEAN RICE

Avarekai Pulao, rice, veggies and spices cooked in one pot, making nutritious meals, a breeze!
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Avarekai Pulao, avarekai rotti, avarekai saaru, avarekai sweet are just a few of the dishes made from the humble broad bean or avarekai during winter. Rich in protein and fibre, broad beans are highly nutritious and apparently, are popular on weight loss menus. Well, if you ask me, who really cares about how good they are for your health when they are just so darn delicious! Continue reading

BOILED PEANUTS MASALA CHAAT

Boiled peanuts in a tangy street food avatar usually served as munchies with beer and drinks but makes a great after school snack too
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I know the name seems long…. “Boiled peanuts masala chaat”; but, unlike the name, the recipe is super short, I promise! An after schools snack or a side to go with tea or munchies with your beer, this ultimate street food aka boiled peanuts masala chaat is a combo of 3 delicacies – boiled peanuts (need I say more?), peanuts masala (peanuts with a sprinkling of Indian spices) and a chaat (tangy, spicy street food of India).
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MATAR PANEER | CURRY IN A HURRY

Matar Paneer, A cottage cheese curry that can be made in a hurry!
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Matar paneer; While it is one of the most basic Indian curries, it can get complicated and elude some of you but with this matar paneer recipe, not only will you be able to whip up some soft flavorful paneer (not chewy, not rubbery but soft and spongy), you can make curry in such a hurry, you will soon be nicknamed the curry-king (or queen)!
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EGG SALAD CROISSANT SANDWICH WITH MANGO MAYO

Egg Salad Croissant Sandwich with Mango Mayo, life can't get any better than this! :D
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Croissant sandwich with an egg salad filling, an egg salad that is tossed is a mango flavored mayonnaise sauce; did your brain begin to salivate at the very thought of this amazing croissant sandwich? Mine sure did, despite the fact that I was sinking my teeth into this fantastic sandwich for lunch just a couple of days ago. I just can’t seem to have enough of it and I am pretty sure you would be chanting “egg salad croissant sandwich with mango mayo” too after you try it. Well, maybe not exactly that because it is too long a chant but you get my point right? :) Continue reading

RAGI DOSA | A POWER PACKED BREAKFAST

Ragi Dosa, Finger millat crepes that makes the ultimate power-packed breakfast!
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Ragi dosa is one of the healthiest forms of dosa. An all-rounder in terms of nutrition, Ragi dosa is mainly made of ragi / finger millet & urad dal/lentils. With the lentil paste made ahead of time, this power packed, healthy breakfast takes only about 10 minutes in the morning making it an ideal candidate for weekday breakfast. It also offers the option of filling it up with sautéed greens, mushrooms, cheese and anything else of choice making it a delightfully scrumptious weekend brunch. Either way, Ragi dosa is a must try recipe. Continue reading

HONEY CAKE | FLUFFY SPONGE CAKE

Made with honey, condensed milk and eggs, honey cake is a soft sponge-like cake that can be served at any occasion.
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This honey cake recipe will result in the softest and fluffiest sponge cake you have ever eaten! Honey cake or plain cake can be served with coffee or…You can just lay it out on your table and watch the honey cake go from 10 slices to zero as your family grabs a slice every time they pass by the delicious-looking, nostalgia-inducing light-as-air….. Honey Cake! Continue reading

ALOO GOBI | CURRY IN 15 MIN

Aloo gobi, A very popular Indian curry made from start o finish in just 15 minutes!
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Aloo gobi, curried potato and cauliflower fry, is a curry in 15 minutes recipe that can come to your rescue when you want to pack lunch in a morning rush, have no time for a weeknight dinner or have unexpected guests over! Either which way, aloo gobi is simple, tasty and scrumptious making your mealtimes a complete delight! Continue reading

MASALA IDLI | STEAMED RICE CAKES

Masala idli, steamed rice cakes with veggies, an ideal make-ahead breakfast
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Masala idli is a variation of the South Indian staple, idli, with veggies, spices and seasoning, all, in it. Soft, spongy, steamed food that is light on your stomach, idli makes the most ideal breakfast. Not only because of it’s nutritional value (with lentils and fermented rice and makes it low carb), idli can also be made ahead of time and re-heated to the perfect spongy texture in about 30 seconds! This masala idli recipe is a no-brainer entry in your book of healthy breakfast recipes. Continue reading

IVY GOURD CHUTNEY | DONDAKAYA PACHADI

Ivy Gourd Chutney,this recipe uses a member of quash family. Can be tried with any other vegetable.
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Ivy gourd chutney is not only delicious but also a very healthy side that can be served with bread or rice of your choice. Mostly serve with dosa (Indian crepes), chutney tends to be rich in calories but this ivy gourd chutney recipe eliminates that and provides a base to be substituted with any other vegetable making this a SUPER RECIPE (one recipe, many forms)! Continue reading

PASTA ARRABIATA | PASTA RECIPE FOR BEGINNERS

Pasta Arrabiata, a classic pasta recipe that can be made in just under 15 minutes! Yep, my weeknights just got easier!
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Pasta arrabiata is a classic simple pasta dish that any Italian-food novice can make in a jiffy too. With some simple tricks to cook the pasta perfectly and to make the sauce thick enough to give a glossy, shiny coat to the pasta, you will soon be dishing out pasta like that in a restaurant! One of the pasta recipes that I recommend for beginners, pasta arrabiata is a fiery pasta recipe with a generous amount of chili flakes and a ton of makes-you-go-yum flavors in it. Continue reading