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

BEANS TALIMPU|BEANS & LENTILS WITH DILL

Beans Talimpu
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Beans Talimpu is my mom’s recipe. It tastes great with hot rice. She also makes a rasam/soup with the water used to boil the veggies and lentils. I used to walk in home and my mom used to serve these with hot rice and ghee (clarified butter)….. Foodie heaven. The lentils I have used for this recipe is split pigeon peas (toor dal) but you could easily substitute it with mixed lentil bag that is easily available at every supermarket or just any lentil you have on hand. The process for cooking remains the same. Dill is a herb with… 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

SINGAPORE STREET NOODLES

Singapore Street Noodles
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I love Singapore Street Noodles. How many of you have stayed away from home, loved ones or your favorite food? I am sure everyone can vouch for me when I say, “Absence definitely makes the heart grow fonder”. Living continents away from home is no cake walk! You begin to crave for that familiar language, smells, taste and anything that your brain associates with HOME.  So the saga of search for food with Indian flavors begins for most Indians outside of India. It is something that never ends! When I walked into one of the popular chain of restaurants and… Continue reading

GREEK BRUSCHETTA RECIPE

Greek Bruschetta
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French bread & Greek toppings make up this Italian antipasti, Bruschetta (an open-faced mini-sandwich). This recipe for Greek Bruschetta calls for feta cheese, olives, sweet peppers and chili oil. The ingredients complement each other like little locks and keys. To make cooking simple, you need to understand the flavor and texture of ingredients. Once you begin to understand that, you can create gourmet meals in your own kitchen, because then, You don’t hesitate to substitute. If tamarind adds that acidic tartness, so does lemon or vinegar. The end product will not have the EXACT same flavors or colors but your… Continue reading

MANGO MOUSSE CAKE – EGG FREE & GELATIN FREE

Mango Mousse Cake
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Mango Mousse Cake is the best layered fruit cake. EVER! Actually, those are not my words. That’s Nachiket speaking. He LOOOOVVVEES mangoes and my Mango Mousse cake. Mango, often called the “King of Fruits” in India, is served in a variety of ways and as a part of many dishes. Entrées, sides, smoothies, desserts; you name it and you can make it! Its almost like the mango adjusts itself to perfection; like it does not want you to go wrong with it. Mousse cakes not only taste amazing but they also look gorgeous! The first time I made this for a… Continue reading