INDIAN DAL MADE DHABA STYLE

Indian Dal, created in a rustic dhaba style with a simple technique in your own kitchen
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Come, fall in love…. With this coal-smoked simple Indian dal that can be made in your kitchen with a recipe so simple, that you will reach out to it often, even on busy weeknights! Tandoor cooked food with no Tandoor, barbecuing with no grill, the simple technique explained in this recipe comes handy for all occasions and no occasions at all! This dhaba dal or smoked Lentil curry compliments Indian bread and rice perfectly and makes a wholesome, nutritious and delicious lunch/dinner recipe. Continue reading

TOFU STICKS AND CHIPS

Crunchy Tofu Sticks, A crisp crust and a soft centre just like the best person I know :)
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Crunchy “tofu sticks” is a sure-shot way to win anybody over! If they are a tofu lover, you are soon going to become their favorite chef, if they are a tofu hater, they will soon believe you have supernatural powers of transforming yucky into yummy! 😀 A crust that is so crisp that you can hear a crackle when you bite envelops a center so soft, you would think it is a marshmallow! Add a well-balanced seasoning to these complementing textures and you will be making tofu sticks every other day! Continue reading

VEGETARIAN SPAGHETTI CARBONARA WITH CHICKPEAS

Vegetarian Spaghetti Carbonara
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This Vegetarian Spaghetti Carbonara recipe yields a silky creamy pasta dish just like the regular spaghetti carbonara. The bacon is replaced with chunky, flattened, crispy chickpeas and the egg sauce with heavy cream. Try this for a refreshing take on a classic Pasta recipe. Italian and Chinese, I must say are the two most popular cuisines in India. Apart from Indian of course! 😛 Except for the fact that both these cuisines work with noodl-y things that can steal your hearts, the flavor profiles are miles apart. One is heavy on spices and while the other relies on subtle yet… Continue reading

DAL SHORBA – A MILD LENTIL SOUP

Dal Shorba
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Dal Shorba is an Indian soup that is made out of lentils. This Dal Shorba recipe uses moong dal (split mung beans) for lentils, flavors them with garlic and chili and obtains a creamy but light texture with coconut milk, overall, a winner for a soup and the never-ending winters! With priorities at the home front keeping me busy, I have not been able to pen my thoughts down for the blog. You would think expressing yourself is easy right? All you have to do is just speak your mind out, but your mind brakes hard when you have to… Continue reading

ITALIAN GNOCCHI RECIPE IN 15 MIN

Italian Gnocchi
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I admit I was a gnocchi-virgin until my tryst with this Italian Gnocchi yesterday(If you are one too, check this). It was so amazing it definitely will not be a one-time thing. I could not help myself from cracking this one. The virgin and fling thing was staring at me right in the face! And finally… FINALLY, I got to say “If you think you haven’t got time to cook; then think again!” words from Jamie Oliver, one of my favorite chefs because this recipe gets done well under 15 min with a salad too! Yesterday, I had to make… Continue reading