Mustard Sauce At Home | DIY Ingredients

Mustard is a superfood, packed with immense flavor in all its forms, be it leaves, seeds, oil, or even a sauce for that matter. When it comes to using this superfood in the kitchen, I find joy in making my ingredients from scratch as opposed to buying them from the supermarket. The best part is that you have the liberty to alter the taste and consistency according to what you desire and also use fresh ingredients.

The one I have made here is an easy mustard sauce recipe made with just 3 ingredients. I’ve kept it strong, more like a concentrate, therefore, it’s quite pungent in taste. This way I have more options to alter the taste as per the dish I’m making. Add this sauce to various salad dressings, sandwich spreads, dips, marinades, etc. Feel free to add in honey, olive oil, garlic, black pepper, lemon, and more such ingredients keeping in mind the taste you’re looking for.

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Protein-Packed Cucumber Salad with Roasted Bell-Pepper Yogurt Dressing | Simple Salad With Everyday Ingredients

In continuation with my Simple Salad Series from my previous post TOMATO SALAD WITH ROASTED PEANUTS AND SAUTÉED COTTAGE CHEESE, here’s another easy and flavorsome salad for you all which can be made with everyday ingredients.

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Tomato Salad with Roasted Peanuts and Sautéed Cottage Cheese | Simple Salad with Everyday Ingredients

There are times when I’m looking to have something light yet filling, salad comes to mind, but thinking about gathering all the healthy ingredients like flax seeds, quinoa, etc. and coming up with a salad dressing can seem a bit tedious for me. Keeping this in mind, I’ve decided to post simple salad recipes with everyday ingredients that are exciting, easy to whip up and of course flavorsome. There’s no room for boring food here! 🙂

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Cinnamon Spiced Green Apple Muffins | Eggless Baking

Green Apples bring back many childhood memories. I remember my friends and I would cut them up in two halves by making a zig-zag pattern before eating, comparing whose looks neater and more beautiful. Haha! Just a simple thing like eating an apple was an experience on its own.

I enjoy the juiciness and the slightly sour taste that comes from green apples. This time, I thought of using them in muffins instead of trying out the good old apple pie.

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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.

For this particular recipe, I’ve added fresh homemade khoya/reduced milk to give it a rich texture and flavor. It’s a simple, no frill recipe and can be prepared in a jiffy.

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Chocolate Almond Cookies in 2 Minutes

Food is both a Science and an Art. I read this years ago and it completely changed my perception towards it. Food turned into a necessity passion. Every dish I create brings a different experience that negates the scope for monotony.

Coming to my recipe, there’s this eggless mug cake recipe I picked up from Hebbar’s Kitchen which just works wonders every single time. I’ve been making it so often only because it’s so easy to prepare and it makes up for a quick post-lunch dessert.

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Vegetable Stir-Fry Noodles in Hoisin Sauce

Think of noodles and you instantly associate it with comfort, right? Well, at least a food lover will definitely agree with me. 😀

Best part about a stir-fry noodle recipe is that it doesn’t require any fixed ingredients. You’re free to use any fresh vegetables sitting in your fridge or of course whatever your taste buds are calling out for. Same can be done with my recipe below. Adjust the quantities as per your liking and create your own version of this versatile dish.

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Hand-Cut Sweet Potato Fries

Who doesn’t like potato fries? I mean, it’s the perfect snack for a lazy glutton like me. It’s also always an easy way for kids to get some food in their tummy with no tantrums. 😀

Whenever I ate fries at a restaurant, I was always curious to know how they’re so nicely cut and remain crunchy even after they’re left on the table for a while. I did a lot of trials in the kitchen, looked for the perfect recipe online, etc., failed a couple of times and finally stuck to one method which has always worked for me since then.

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Carrot Soup with Spring Onions and Ginger

Soup is a balanced meal, generally light on the palate and has the ability to cheer you up immediately. It tastes best especially when it’s homemade and is made with the freshest ingredients available locally which makes this a pocket-friendly dish as well.

The recipe I’ve put down below is hassle-free and doesn’t require any sort of tedious preparation. You can adjust the quantity of the ingredients as per your liking. Actually, that’s the best part about soups. You can mould it into any taste you desire; like increase the quantity of ginger for a more pungent flavor, adjust the quantity of the garlic, add leeks if you will and leave out the spring onions. There’s so much you can do with a specific recipe.

What ingredients would you like to pair with carrots?

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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 flavor and rubbing the corn with lemon, salt and chili.

Best part is that it can easily be done at home in maximum 10 minutes with hardly any preparation required. It makes up for a great evening snack. Enjoy the rains while nibbling on to your hot and juicy bhutta/challi.

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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 occasions whether it’s an auspicious one or just your regular day.

It’s also served in Gurudwaras as Kada Prasad/Prashad. The moment you take a bite, you’ll feel a strange sense of calmness through your mind that makes you smile.

All you need are three main ingredients and you’ll be good to go.

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Pita Pockets with Homemade Pita Bread – (No Oven, No Yeast)

The best part about homemade pita pockets is that all the ingredients can easily be found in an Indian kitchen. Hence, one doesn’t have to make the effort to go out and gather any special items for the recipe. It’s also a good change from your regular curries and chapati. Even though it takes a little time for the preparation, but the end result will definitely leave you satisfied.

I’ve tried to break down the process in an easy way for you all, especially for first timers, as a lengthy recipe can get overwhelming sometimes.

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Stir-fried Vegetables with Buttered Rice & Black Pepper Sauce

We’re all in a situation where ordering from restaurants is not a norm anymore or at least until we’re able to flatten the curve in terms of COVID-19 cases. The only way to satiate your food cravings is to head to the kitchen and put on the chef’s hat.

That’s how my flatmates and I took it upon ourselves to plate up a fancy looking dish and I think we did a pretty good job. I must say even though staying in lockdown for more than two months now is definitely not a pleasant feeling, but on the flip side, it has helped us build memories we’d want to cherish for life.

So, let’s not wait and scroll down to see how easy it is to whip up a delicious meal.

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Easy Cheesy Avocado Toasts

It’s Christmas time, which means the best time of the year has arrived 😀 and Christmas would be incomplete without food and sweets. I really wanted to share a nice recipe with you all which would be easy to prepare and suitable for this holiday season as well. My friends and I wanted to make something with avocados. We could have easily gone with our good old Guacamole, instead we decided to make these easy cheesy toasts which I am really excited to share with all my readers over here. Hope you all give it a try and enjoy it as much as we did.

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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 which blends well with the rest of the ingredients. Do give it a try. It is really easy to prepare.

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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.

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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. I remember my initial days in the kitchen. There are numerous kitchen disasters I have had from them till now. During that course of time I have learned so much and in fact still learning.

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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’re on a diet WATCH OUT, and as far as kids are concerned; they will definitely enjoy it. 😉

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Banana Cake | Banana Bread

During my trip to Australia, I noticed people over there ate Banana Bread quite often; especially for breakfast. I personally didn’t like the taste of it though. My elder sister is really fond of banana bread. She tried to bake it at home and it turned out pretty well. I thought I could share her recipe with you all. You can take an idea from my recipe here for pictures as I don’t have them for this one in particular. Everybody really enjoyed it back home. Hope you all like it too. 🙂

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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 a very mild flavor.

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