Main Course · Sides · Vegetarian · Vegetarian

Dal Palak Tadka Recipe

This healthy and nutritious Yellow Dal Palak Tadka is such a healthy, tasty and nutritious vegan recipe loaded with protein and chockful of nutrients like - Vitamin A, zinc and fiber. Enjoy with some steamed rice or naan bread or just as a bowl of soup. So, what is Dal Tadka? Dal Tadka, is this… Continue reading Dal Palak Tadka Recipe

Friends & Family Recipes · Friends & Family Recipes · Main Course · Non Vegetarian · Non-Vegetarian · Sides

Crab Masala Fry

This Crab Masala Fry recipe is my first recipe to belong to the Friends & Family Recipes category. I'm lucky to be coming from a family of food lovers and equally lucky to be with friends who enjoy eating and trying recipes. This Crab Masala Fry recipe belongs to my cousin from the east coast.… Continue reading Crab Masala Fry

Odisha Recipes · Sides · Vegetarian

Roasted Spicy Chuda Bhaja|Spicy Poha|Spicy Chivda

One snack that’s everyone’s favorite in all over India is Roasted Spicy Chuda Bhaja|Spicy Poha|Spicy Chivda. Especially, if you are from Eastern India. This Roasted Spicy Chuda Bhaja|Spicy Poha|Spicy Chivda is dry roasted and then flavored with dry roasted peanuts, dry roasted red chilies and then generously seasoned with sea salt. This dry roasted spicy… Continue reading Roasted Spicy Chuda Bhaja|Spicy Poha|Spicy Chivda

Sides · Vegetarian

Instant Chili Pickle Recipe

This Instant Chili Pickle recipe is all you need to make the best use of your extra chilies. This pickle is bursting with flavors and done in no time at all. Imagine this - you have something that you spent no time in making yet it lasts for weeks? Score, right? I love my pickles and… Continue reading Instant Chili Pickle Recipe

Cookies, Custards, Pies · Dessert · Vegetarian

Maamoul Cookies | How to Make Maamoul Cookies

Let me introduce you to Ma'amoul Cookies. These are Middle Eastern Date Stuffed Cookies. These Maamoul Cookies are not limited to just Date filling though. You can try other fillings such as a nut mixture filling etc. Even go for chocolate fillings and I think, that will be brilliant. The most popular is the Date… Continue reading Maamoul Cookies | How to Make Maamoul Cookies

Dessert · Sides · Vegetarian

Double Chocolate Loaf Cake (Eggless)

You don't need a lot of preparation time to bake this wonderful, delicious Double Chocolate Loaf Cake (Eggless). Just mix up the batter in one bowl, bake and get ready for people to love this cake. This makes an excellent cake to make for guests or take it along to a potluck or family event.… Continue reading Double Chocolate Loaf Cake (Eggless)

Main Course · Sides · Vegetarian · Vegetarian

No Knead Jalapeno Cumin Cheese Bread

This No Knead Jalapeno Cumin Cheese Bread is an EASY and FOOLPROOF recipe. It’s a breeze to make. Plus, want to impress someone with your culinary skills? This is THE bread to do so. Makes a great conversation starter. All you need to have handy is some good wine and some good butter. See your friends… Continue reading No Knead Jalapeno Cumin Cheese Bread

Sides · Vegetarian

Garlic Peanut Chili Chutney

This Garlic Peanut Chili Chutney is for you if you are a spice lover. This chutney is not for faint hearted. This simply made chutney can be used as a condiment to your otherwise boring food or can be used as a marinade as well. Bursting with delicious flavors, this is a must try chutney… Continue reading Garlic Peanut Chili Chutney

Main Course · Non Vegetarian · Non-Vegetarian · Sides

Mangsha Tarkari, Mutton Potato Stew

While growing up, Mutton Potato Stew or Mangsha Aloo Tarkari was a staple Sunday lunch. We all would sit down to a big meal prepared by my Ma. She would make this Mutton Potato Stew with freshly cut grass-fed goat and cook it with freshly ground masala paste and mustard oil. Oh.., it has to… Continue reading Mangsha Tarkari, Mutton Potato Stew

Cookies, Custards, Pies · Dessert · Indian Desserts · Sides · Vegetarian

Pumpkin Fritters, Pumpkin Gulgula, Mini Pumpkin Donuts

Fall is almost here. Exactly a week away from today. Fall in the states mean everything pumpkin.., From your lattes to your cheesecakes to cookies to donuts.  Only after coming to the USA, I realized that there are so many varieties of pumpkin - different sizes, shapes and color. I was taken by the concept… Continue reading Pumpkin Fritters, Pumpkin Gulgula, Mini Pumpkin Donuts

Sides · Vegetarian

Tomato-Chili-Garlic Chutney

  I have been making this Tomato-Chili-Garlic chutney..., for years now. It's tangy and extremely spicy (but then spiciness is relative, right? I bought a jar of this tomato chili garlic chutney for a co-worker who is from New Mexico and he rated the spiciness at 5 and 1/2 out of 10 - 10 being… Continue reading Tomato-Chili-Garlic Chutney

Main Course · Sides · Vegetarian · Vegetarian

Spinach Rajma, How to make Spinach-Chili

  This Vegetarian Chili with Spinach also is known as Rajma is hot, healthy, delicious and protein packed. They're practical in that you can make large batches and enjoy for days on end. This can be made with very simple ingredients and stays well for couple days for you to enjoy as left overs.  When… Continue reading Spinach Rajma, How to make Spinach-Chili

Alcoholic · Beverage · Cookies, Custards, Pies · Dessert · Main Course · Non Vegetarian · Non-Alcoholic · Non-Vegetarian · Sides · Vegetarian · Vegetarian

Mother’s Day Recipes Round-Up

Rudyard Kipling had rightly quoted - "God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers " Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers out there. My Ma has been my greatest teacher. She taught me how to be compassionate, how to love and most importantly, how to give without expecting anything in return. The older I get,… Continue reading Mother’s Day Recipes Round-Up

Main Course · Non Vegetarian · Non-Vegetarian · Sides

Tandoori Fish Tikka

  Tandoori spice blend or the Tandoori Masala is just limited to make Tandoori Chicken. This spice blend can be used on fish or other seafood as well. When you try this Tandoori Fish Tikka recipe, you will see, how the flavors come out when Tandoori Masala is mixed with thick yogurt as a marinade… Continue reading Tandoori Fish Tikka

Main Course · Non-Vegetarian · Sides · Vegetarian

Crispy Coconut Shrimp – How to Make Crispy Coconut Shrimp

This crispy coconut shrimp when paired with the right kind of condiment like Sweet and Spicy Plum Chutney or Tomato-Chili-Garlic Chutney becomes a star at your dinner or party table. They disappear super fast. The shrimp is crispy and crunchy on the outside and tender on the inside and makes an awesome appetizer. Its crunchy, soft, spicy… Continue reading Crispy Coconut Shrimp – How to Make Crispy Coconut Shrimp

Sides · Vegetarian

Spicy Lentil and Potato Croquettes

    Lentils are primarily used in soups but I think it's a refreshingly new idea to try them as croquettes and if you think lentils are not versatile.., then trust me these Spicy Lentil and Potato Croquettes will change your opinion. You can enjoy them as a snack or use them as mini-burger patties.… Continue reading Spicy Lentil and Potato Croquettes

Sides · Vegetarian

Sweet and Spicy Plum Chutney

  This Sweet and Spicy Plum Chutney can be your make-ahead condiment for potlucks, family gatherings or dinner or lunch parties. Serve this with cheese, grilled meat, eggs, sandwiches, burgers etc. In fact, the options are endless. However you serve this Spiced Plum Chutney, just be sure this will be a sure shot crowd pleaser.… Continue reading Sweet and Spicy Plum Chutney

Non-Vegetarian · Sides

Tandoori Chicken and Beans Salad

I committed to write a post on re-vamping your left overs into delicious dishes for the Earth Day. I have two demanding kids, a intermittently travelling and workaholic husband and an ever demanding job and not to forget a long commute. Tired already hearing this, no? The point I want to make is -  who… Continue reading Tandoori Chicken and Beans Salad