BENNE BISCUIT | UTTERLY BUTTERY COOKIES

Benne biscuts or Nankhatai, Indian buttery shortbread cookies
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Benne biscuit or Nankhatai is a delicious Indian take on Butter cookies. No, wait. Benne Biscuit or Nankhatai is a delicious Indian take on shortbread cookies. No, wait. Butter cookies or shortbread? Gah! You get it, right? That benne biscuits are extremely delicious Indian cookies that melt-in-your mouth? That, this is a super easy benne biscuit recipe, that is must—make-right-now, kinda thing? Then, leave my confusion behind and read on… Continue reading

LEFTOVER STUFFING RECIPE | HOW TO TURN ANY STUFFING INTO KABABS?

Give a makeover to drab leftover stuffing to these delightful kababs
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Lackluster leftover stuffing from an exotic meal is no alien occurrence in your house, right? It is the same with me. This recipe will help you give a makeover to any kind of stuffing you have on hand, and I mean ANY LEFTOVER STUFFING. Read on.. Continue reading

BHUTTA | SPICY STOVETOP GRILLED CORN

Bhutta, The Indian grilled corn slathered in a spicy mint-cilantro chutney is must-have this summer!
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Bhutta is the Indian word for corn. Available in abundance during the monsoon, Bhutta is eaten either grilled or boiled but like most delicious Indian foods it is slathered in a bunch of spices (which is very different for the two versions) to help lift up the flavor profile to the quintessential Indian best! Continue reading

IDLI UPMA | MAKEOVERS FOR LEFTOVERS

Idli Upma, Spruce up leftovers and give them all new look and taste!
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Idli upma makes an ideal breakfast considering that it is made from leftovers which cuts down prep time for busy mornings and it is a light yet wholesome breakfast giving your day just the boost it requires. Idli upma also makes a great evening snack with coffee. Watching the rain with a bowl of this delicious snack was just what I needed this week. Continue reading

VEG MANCHURIAN GRAVY | VEGGIE BALLS IN CANTONESE SAUCE

Veg Manchurian Gravy, veggie meatballs dunked in a Cantonese sauce, A very popular Indo-Chinese recipe
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Veg Manchurian is a popular Indo-Chinese recipe that has a healthy mix of vegetables, deep fried (healthier alternatives in the my Take section) and dunked into a Cantonese sauce. These vegetarian “meatballs” make a perfect accompaniment to white/brown rice making you regret all the times you had take-out when you could have created a great dish like this in your very own kitchen! Continue reading

TURMERIC MILK | HEALING GOLDEN MILK

Keep this recipe for TURMERIC MILK ( aka miracle Golden Milk) handy before the allergy season hits you!
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It’s time! Time for spring and the beautiful blossoming colors around us… Accchooooo! That’s spring allergies sneezing away our admiration for beauty 😀 Spring brings with it inflamed throats, allergies and red eyes; not to mention the spring showers and the flu virus with it. The only way you should fight the effects of nature is with nature itself (you know, like how a diamond can be cut by a diamond and all). Bringing to your rescue, the age old Turmeric milk popular by its modern name of the miracle golden milk!

I know I am sounding like a tacky infomercial but this is not up-selling, this happens to be me, expressing my renewed love (actually, I used to hate it, so is it renewed no-disgust?) for turmeric milk aka haldi doodh. Continue reading

FRENCH ONION GRILLED CHEESE

French Onion Grilled cheese Sandwiches, When you can't decide for soup or sandwiches for lunch!
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Sweet caramelized onions have a way of sweet talking most people into falling in love with them. Add some warm, melt-y, gooey Swiss cheese and some golden toasty bread into the mix and it shall surely make you go weak in your knees! A deconstructed French onion soup, this French onion grilled cheese recipe is not something you want to miss. Continue reading

THAI FRIED RICE WITH BASIL & TOFU

Thai Fried Rice, Vegan with crispy tofu
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Fluffy rice flavored with fresh, fragrant basil tossed in with veggies and crispy tofu bites, this Thai fried rice recipe is truly, a vegetarian’s (or a vegan too!) delight. No hidden fish sauce, or oyster sauce that is synonymous with flavorful Thai food here. A bold flavor created with simple ingredients is what you have in store for you. Say bye-bye to take-out Tuesdays because this Thai fried rice recipe is all you need to cook yourself a happy meal! 🙂 Continue reading

PUNUGULU | VEGAN RICE FRITTERS

Punugulu, Vegan Rice Fritters, Deep fried batter, batter made with rice, bet you can't eat just one!
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Just like most other deep fried snacks from around the world, Punugulu ae just too damn delicious and yes, you cannot eat just one! However unlike most of them, punugulu has no added sugars, is vegan and almost borders the realm of the loved-by-all healthy snacks. Fondly renamed as dosa vadas by my husband, punugulu is a much loved recipe that was passed on by my grandmother and grandmas are never wrong, are they? 🙂 Continue reading

BURNT GARLIC NOODLES

Burnt Garlic Noodles, simple to make,light and so flavorful, you will forget about take-out for a long long time!
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Guess what we had for dinner thrice in the last two weeks? That’s right! Burnt Garlic noodles, burnt garlic noodles and more burnt garlic noodles! I want to say I am really done eating this and I can have no more! But every time my-obsessed with this-noodle-dish-husband suggests (read, begs) it for dinner, I cave. Then, I think, well, it’s not bad and then serve it onto my plate and my tummy, brain, heart (I swear, most of the times, these three are never in agreement!) just want more! Continue reading