Dessert · Indian Desserts · Odisha Recipes

Chhena Poda Recipe with Ricotta Cheese

This Chhena poda recipe is a baked fresh paneer/cheese/chhena dessert from the Indian state of Odisha. Instead of homemade chhena, ricotta is used in this recipe to keep the simple recipe even simpler. The combination of ricotta and caramelization sugar makes this recipe undeniably rich, delicious and pillowy soft.

Cake, Muffins, Cupcakes · Dessert

Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Trust me when I say this, this is THE only Soft & Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe, you will ever need. Tried and tested for multiple time, these soft, moist and chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies, loaded with morsels of chocolate are so easy to make and ready in less than 10 minutes!!! I haven't met… Continue reading Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Cake, Muffins, Cupcakes · Recipes

Moist Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

These Bakery style Lemon Poppy seed Muffins are butter free and glazed with a delicious lemon glaze. These muffins are incredibly moist and crumbly and sure to brighten your day. I'm in love with these airy, moist and incredibly flavorful lemon poppy seed muffins. I'm just wondering, what prevented me from baking these before! And… Continue reading Moist Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

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

Beverage · Dessert · Ice Creams, Frozen Treats · Non-Alcoholic

Affogato, How to Make an Affogato

I consider myself very lucky when it comes to being surrounded by people I deeply care for. Friends who I love and family that I can't do without. I always think about ways to make them feel special...., without expecting anything in return (yes yes, it sounds noble and all that…., but noble isn't what… Continue reading Affogato, How to Make an Affogato

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

Dessert · Ice Creams, Frozen Treats

Watermelon Strawberry and Honey Popsicles

When life gives you a huge watermelon, be thankful and make popsicle. Sounds so clichéd, right? Sorry, couldn't help it. So yes, go ahead and make Watermelon Strawberry Honey Popsicle. They are refreshing, sugar free and delicious. My husband came home with this big watermelon the other day. The dude loves shopping at Costco! What… Continue reading Watermelon Strawberry and Honey Popsicles

Main Course · Non Vegetarian

Chili-Lime-Mango Chicken (Healthy)

  You can't go wrong with this Chili-Lime-Mango Chicken recipe. The sweetness from the mangoes, the heat from the chilies, the tartness from the lime add loads of flavors to this chicken recipe. Not only that, this is very healthy too. And, don't forget, gluten-free as well. I used a little bit of wine in the marinade, but it's totally optional.… Continue reading Chili-Lime-Mango Chicken (Healthy)

Cookies, Custards, Pies · Dessert

Chocolate and Nuts Instant Noodle Barks

With only four ingredients, this Chocolate and Nuts Instant Noodles Barks can be supremely addictive. You get sweet, salty, and crunchy in just one bite. If you are into innovative and fun cooking without compromising the taste, this is the recipe for you where you elevate the humble instant noodles into a star by mixing… Continue reading Chocolate and Nuts Instant Noodle Barks

Cookies, Custards, Pies · Dessert

Instant Noodles Brownies

Someone who is passionate about food should never fear of experimenting with unusual flavors. Sometimes, it will be a hit and sometimes it will be a miss, but it will be a good experience nevertheless. I have been fascinated with Instant Noodles lately. I tried Chocolate Barks with Instant Noodles and Boy!! Those were so… Continue reading Instant Noodles Brownies

Cookies, Custards, Pies · Dessert

Ricotta Cheese Tart (Egg-less, Flour-less)

This Egg-less, Flour-Less Ricotta Cheese Tart has a very very similar taste to Chhena Poda - a desert which is unique to Odisha, India. I was not a very fan of Chhena Poda while growing up but much later in life, I started to enjoy it. For me, Chhena Poda is a much healthier version of all… Continue reading Ricotta Cheese Tart (Egg-less, Flour-less)

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

Dessert

Coconut Cream Cheesecake with White Chocolate Drizzle

  I was scratching my head over what kind of dessert to make for my son's birthday party. He is picky when it comes to desserts (and many other things). He does not complain or nag much.., he just would not eat it. Neither would he overwhelm you with compliments when you make something and… Continue reading Coconut Cream Cheesecake with White Chocolate Drizzle

Dessert

Olive Oil Date and Walnut Cake

This Olive Oil Date and Walnut Cake is the second dessert that I made this month. Come on! Don't judge me. This is SUGAR FREE. The dates were so sweet that, the Olive Oil Date cake didn't need any more sugar.  I just felt like baking a lot this month. This is my first born's… Continue reading Olive Oil Date and Walnut Cake

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