Cold Brew

Making cold brew at home is way easier than you think. With just a little prep work you can enjoy a delicious cup of the cold brew all week long. I usually brew a big batch over the weekend and store it in the fridge for easy weekday fix. Cold brew is much different than…

No Knead Bread

Making bread from scratch can be a really intimidating process!! But not anymore with this simple quick and easy recipe. And the best part is there is no kneading involved!! This recipe is very versatile as you can use any flour or combinations of flour to make the bread of your liking, perfect for breakfast,…

Instant Upma mix

Upma is a popular breakfast in southern India, however, these days it has become popular all over India. Making upma from scratch is usually an easy process, however, sometimes you need things that you can whip up instantly in a matter of minutes without breaking a sweat. That is when the instant upma mix comes…

Salsa Verde

Salsa Verde is a staple in every Mexican kitchen. You will be amazed how easy it is to make this salsa which delivers such authentic flavor.  During the last Thanksgiving dinner at one of my good friend’s house, who is from Mexico, I tried this authentic homemade version of Salsa, along with other awesome Mexican…

Gajar (Carrot) Halwa

Gajar (carrot) halwa is the most popular and authentic Indian deserts, which marks its presence on any special occasions or festivals in India. Once winter sets in you will start seeing nice red carrots in the markets in India. These carrots are sweet and juicy, unlike the carrots that we get around here in the…

Molten Lava Cake

Cakey on the outside, warm, oozy and chocolaty on the inside, Chocolate indulgence at its best!! These molten lava cakes are super easy to make and are ready in just 30 minutes. They are also a great make-ahead dessert, just make the batter, pour them into the prepared ramekins and refrigerate them. When ready to…

Corn Sev Puri Chaat

Corn Sev puri is a non-traditional way of making sev puri chaat. While most Indian chaats demands for a generous drizzle of tamarind and green chutneys, this corn sev puri does not require either. The combination of lime, sugar, and chilies adds tanginess, sweetness, and spiciness that you crave for in regular chaat. This chaat…

Shrikhand

Shrikhand is a yogurt based traditional sweet from the western states of India. It is made from hung curd/yogurt, sweetened with sugar and flavored with saffron and cardamom. It has a thick creamy and smooth consistency. Unlike common belief, it is very easy to make shrikhand at home. It is a great make-ahead dish. I…

Pav bhaji

A hot, spicy, flavourful blend of veggies, served with lemon wedges and onions, along with generously buttered Pav just off the griddle… Yummm – Who can resist this most popular Street food from Mumbai!! Pav bhaji is believed to have originated on the streets of Mumbai as a fast lunchtime dish for the textile workers…

Chocolate Brownie

Brownie…. A pure chocolate heaven! Whenever I crave for a chocolate dessert, I have to bake some brownies. This rich decadent brownie will satisfy all your chocolate cravings. These are so easy to make even kids can make it. My son likes to help me make it all the time, but what he really LOVES…

Halwasan

Halwasan is a traditional Indian sweet from Gujarat region of India. It has fudge-like texture and consistency and is made from milk, edible gum, semolina, and caramelized sugar. It is a relatively healthy sweet as we are using edible gum which is sourced naturally from tree gum and is considered to be very nutritious. It…

Panettone French Toast.

Panettone is a sweet Italian bread filled with raisins and candied dehydrated fruits like papaya, guava, pineapple. It is usually found during Christmas time. You can simply enjoy a slice of panettone just by itself with a cup of coffee, but making panettone french toast just takes it to next level.. I am usually not…

Nutella

Nutella anyone… I have not met anyone who doesn’t like Nutella. It is one of those things that you can never go wrong with however you use! Over time I have seen many recipes of Nutella online, but I have was always been skeptical if the homemade version would taste any good as the store…

Egg Curry

Egg curry is a well known Indian street food that many must have enjoyed while growing up. The recipe that I am sharing with you today is an onion-tomato based curry infused with aromatic spices and fresh green chilies. I believe it tastes best with high spice level especially if you are making it on…

Fruit Custard

Fruit custard is a timeless recipe which makes its presence in many special meals and parties. It is one of those desserts that I have enjoyed growing up. I am happy to see that my son loves it as well, although he likes it with more bananas and apples (just like me!!), so I save…

Oatmeal Pancakes.

Oats are a prevalent part of everyday breakfast. But eating it as a porridge or overnight oats every other day can get really boring, isn’t it! It was certainly getting boring in my house!!! That is when I thought of trying these Oatmeal pancakes that my sister was raving about. Trust me, I was skeptical…

Corn Bhel

You know its summer when you start seeing fresh corn on sale in the market. Best way to eat corn is to simply roast it on fire and slather it with butter my son’s favorite and also my husband’s. I, however, like it a bit spicy and tangy, so I rub a mix of red…

Green Masala

The foundation of many Indian curries is a mixture of onion, tomato, ginger, and garlic. This base is further flavored using several spices. The basic mixture of spices essential to Indian cooking is called Masala. Each region has its own flavor profile and uses different spices to make their masalas. Usually, most of the masalas…

Ginger Garlic Paste

The foundation of many Indian curries is a mixture of onion, tomato, ginger, and garlic. This base is further flavored using several spices. Instead of having to make the ginger garlic paste every time the recipe calls for, I make it in small batches that lasts me about a month or so. Other masalas staple…

Red Masala

The basic mixture of spices essential to Indian cooking is called Masala. Each region has its own flavor profile and uses different spices to make their masalas. Usually, most of the masalas are made by finely grounding several dry spices together like Garam masala, Curry powder. Some masalas are made by blending fresh ingredients or…

Dudhi Halwa

“Halwa” is one of the most authentic dessert that is loved by every Indian across the world. However, the recipe passed down through generations, differs from one region of India to the other. Halwa is essentially made by adding milk, ghee and sugar to flour, vegetable or a fruit. The list of halwa is endless,…

Beetroot Halva

Beetroot halwa – A simple and delicious dessert prepared from nutritionally rich beetroot, rich creamy texture from mava, nice flavor and aroma from Ghee. My son used to love eating boiled beets as an early toddler, he would eat nothing but beets for lunch and dinner. Though things have changed lately, he won’t even touch…

Instant Pancake Mix

Who would not love to have nice warm pancakes for breakfast.? But imagine making them every morning… Forget about it!!! That’s when I thought why not have at-least the dry ingredients ready, so you don’t have to sit with measuring spoons every morning to make it.. just take the prepared dry mix, add egg, milk,…