Mixed Vegetables Tossed in Salt and Pepper | Quick Recipe

There are times when I like to change things up in the kitchen while cooking dry vegetables. I prefer leaving out spices like turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin seeds, etc. and simply stick to salt and freshly ground black pepper only. I also like to give the vegetables a charred flavor by adding only aContinue reading “Mixed Vegetables Tossed in Salt and Pepper | Quick Recipe”

Phirni/Firni | Rice Pudding | Easy Indian Dessert

Festive season has arrived and so has that constant craving for sweets. Preparing most Indian sweets at home can be quite hectic and it also uses up large quantities of ingredients. This is why Phirni is one of my go to desserts. It’s easy to prepare, doesn’t require tedious cooking and makes perfect individual portions.Continue reading “Phirni/Firni | Rice Pudding | Easy Indian Dessert”

Roasted Corn on the Cob | Street Style Bhutta

My earliest memory of having roasted corn on the cob/bhutta is on the street side; mostly during my travels, while coming back home from my boarding school in the hills. The weather would be chilly and I’d see the vendor roasting fresh corncobs over coal, airing it out to give it a perfectly charred flavorContinue reading “Roasted Corn on the Cob | Street Style Bhutta”

Atte Ka Halwa – Easy Indian Dessert

Yearning for an easy to make dessert after a warm hearty lunch? I recommend trying this recipe out. Atta halwa/sheera is one of the simplest and modest desserts you could have in any season, especially during monsoons & winters. You’ll find authentic style atta halwa in North Indian homes as it’s prepared on several occasionsContinue reading “Atte Ka Halwa – Easy Indian Dessert”

Stir-Fried Rice with Sautéed Cauliflower in Sriracha Sauce

Rice is one of my favorite ingredients to cook with and eat too. This particular rice dish doesn’t include so many ingredients. It has your basic ginger, garlic and green chili. Cauliflower tossed in garlic gives it a really mellow flavor. The Sriracha sauce on the other hand has the correct amount of spiciness whichContinue reading “Stir-Fried Rice with Sautéed Cauliflower in Sriracha Sauce”

Vegetable Dum Biryani

Preparing dum biryani at home may sound quite overwhelming. It is definitely more time taking than your regular pulao and other kinds of rice, but it is totally worth the time you spend making it. If made with the right balance of ingredients and spices, your biryani will taste amazing, bursting with flavors.

Mushroom and Baby Corn in Green Chilli Sauce

We as human beings, are bound to make mistakes at some point or the other in our lives. Most important thing is to accept those mistakes, learn from them and try not to repeat them again in future. I guess that’s how one moves on in life and grows into being a better person. IContinue reading “Mushroom and Baby Corn in Green Chilli Sauce”

Broccoli Rice with Cottage Cheese in Chilli Garlic Cream Sauce

This dish is really simple and will just take you not more than 15 minutes to make it, as it requires very less preparation plus cooking time. It is definitely filling too. I won’t say the dish is healthy as the sauce does have good amount of butter and cream in it. So if you’reContinue reading “Broccoli Rice with Cottage Cheese in Chilli Garlic Cream Sauce”

Paneer Pepper Garlic Rice

This recipe is really healthy and has very subtle flavors. It can be had with any Indian gravy or on its own as well. Freshly ground black pepper gives this rice a really nice punch. If you like, you can add more spices and veggies to it. Adding curd to the rice gives it aContinue reading “Paneer Pepper Garlic Rice”

Mushroom Pulao

Mushrooms and rice go really well together. You can add various other vegetables like green beans, carrots, cauliflower, etc. to make a different version of your own. I usually don’t like to keep a fixed recipe. Most of the times I add ingredients according to my taste buds at that point of time. That wayContinue reading “Mushroom Pulao”

Brinjal Fry in Thick Tomato Sauce

The subtle flavor that comes from the brinjal fry combined with a thick tangy tomato sauce just makes this dish so flavorsome and tasty. It does require quite a bit of preparation just like any other Indian curry, but it is just worth the time spent. Nevertheless, it is easy to make and tastes bestContinue reading “Brinjal Fry in Thick Tomato Sauce”

Corn on the cob and Green Bell-Pepper in Cashew Nut Gravy

This is a delicious and creamy dish which is so enjoyable to have. I say enjoyable only because you are bound to use your hands for this. We all know eating with hands is the best way to really connect with food. Biting into the corn on the cob and sucking the juice out fromContinue reading “Corn on the cob and Green Bell-Pepper in Cashew Nut Gravy”

Burnt Ginger Garlic Vegetable Fried Rice

When it comes to cooking delicious food, always make sure never to compromise on good quality ingredients. Try your best to find the the best possible quality available. There are so many different kinds of rice. If you want each cooked grain of rice separate from one another, it is important to use rice ofContinue reading “Burnt Ginger Garlic Vegetable Fried Rice”

Basic Paneer Kofta Curry

A few of my lovely readers have been insisting me to prepare Indian dishes for my blog. One of my friends mentioned she was looking for some good kofta curry recipe. I suggested I’d make the dish and post it here. A little bit of preparation time is required for making the koftas. Once you’reContinue reading “Basic Paneer Kofta Curry”

Mexican Tomato Colored Rice

As I had mentioned in my earlier post, I would be sharing a recipe from the Authentic Mexican Recipe Book I had won. So, here I am. 🙂 It took a while for me to pick one, out of so many delicious recipes. I realized I didn’t have any rice based dishes on my blog.Continue reading “Mexican Tomato Colored Rice”

Black Chickpea (kala chana) Paranthas

A few years ago, I had these paranthas for the first time at my aunt’s house. They were really delicious and thought to myself; I had to make them for sure when I get back home. I did try them out and was liked by all. 🙂 Recently, this recipe came to my mind andContinue reading “Black Chickpea (kala chana) Paranthas”

Lazy Creamy Potatoes- Indian Style

Now, why would I name this dish lazy? I could have simply called it Dahi Aaloo (Potatoes cooked with curd) or something like that. It was only after I assembled my ingredients and got down to chopping, I realized I barely had anything to chop for this dish. No peeling and dicing potatoes! Very littleContinue reading “Lazy Creamy Potatoes- Indian Style”