Category: Recipes

Curd rice

Curd rice

This is one of our favorite cool-off recipe. When we do feel like our tummies need rest from spices or onion / garlic, when our brain does not seem to think of any more experiments with cooking, we turn to this one. It’s easy and […]

Quinoa upma

Quinoa upma

  I have been intrigued by Quinoa, the healthy and versatile seed, which is commonly substituted for grains. I saw pinterest food boards showing so many recipes using quinoa and even  health-food lovers recommending it. Supposedly, quinoa is a great source of fiber, protein, vitamins, and […]

Besan ke laddu / Besanache ladu

Besan ke laddu / Besanache ladu

  Happy Holi, friends! May you have all the colors of enjoyment, laughter and cheer in your life!! For those of you who are not tuned in to what I’m talking about, Holi is the famous festival of colors from the ever-so-colorful, India. And what […]

Fajita style veggie side dish

Fajita style veggie side dish

For my project work, I often travel to Mt. Vernon, WA. A couple times me and my colleague, Nidhi, had lunch at a Mexican restaurant out there called Cocina. I really liked their fajitas. The veggies in that dish were simply juicy and yummy and […]

Pearl Couscous Salad

Pearl Couscous Salad

When I cooked this for the first time, I asked myself, “Why didn’t I cook this before?” :-) This recipe is easy as well as versatile (can be eaten by itself or as a side dish). Here’s what you’ll need: 1. Vegetable broth: 1 and 1/2 Cups […]

Thalipeeth

Thalipeeth

Sorry for my long absence from this space. But I’ve been enjoying life outside computers a bit too much. Aai & Baba are here and we are having a daily feast. :-)   Thalipeeth. This is a popular breakfast item in Maharashtrian homes. There are […]

Rawa dosa and {cheat} recipe for chutney

Rawa dosa and {cheat} recipe for chutney

  When Mr. C was in India, me and Diya ran out of dosa-batter. So I decided to experiment a little :) {psst.. I had lots of help from dear Google}   [yumprint-recipe id=’7′] Enjoy!!

Raw Banana – Potato – Radish side dish {Recipe}

Raw Banana – Potato – Radish side dish {Recipe}

Mr C and little princess Akshu recently took a trip to India. They were gone for a little over 3 weeks. We stocked up on the veggies etc before he left and with fewer people to plan meals for (only me and princess Diya were […]

6 ideas to include more veggies in your diet

6 ideas to include more veggies in your diet

First of all, why should we eat more veggies? For being healthy, of course! Fruits and veggies are a great source of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber. They help you maintain you metabolism, keep diseases away and stay healthy. What’s not to love about that? […]

Kadhi – Pakora {recipe}

Kadhi – Pakora {recipe}

  In spite of being in love with this recipe for ever, until now I have not posted it on my blog. I am not proud of that. Anyways, ladies and gentlemen, here it is now – the awesomeness called “kadhi-pakora”! Drum-roll…. !!! Just kidding […]

Vegetarian Chili {Recipe}

Vegetarian Chili {Recipe}

  Being an Indian and a vegetarian, I was somewhat-wary-somewhat-curious about this food folks around here loved – the Chili. Google came to the rescue and consoled me that there were vegetarian possibilities for this dish. This recipe is a result my own experiment in […]

Daliya-wala Upma {Recipe}

Daliya-wala Upma {Recipe}

  Simple and healthy breakfast recipe. Enjoy!! [yumprint-recipe id=’4′] 

Vegetarian Thai Red Curry {Recipe}

Vegetarian Thai Red Curry {Recipe}

  I love Thai food. Use of ingredients like the coconut milk make it one of the closest international cuisines to Mom’s food at home. However, a couple times when I tried to get my kids to try Thai, my kids did not take to […]

Apple cake – steamed, not baked

Apple cake – steamed, not baked

Hi friends, Happy Raksha Bandhan and Happy Indian Independence Day to you all. May everyone on this beautiful planet be blessed with all the joys of togetherness and brotherhood!!! How about some delicious apple cake for your table to celebrate this day? This recipe is […]

Tapioca Pulao {Recipe}

Tapioca Pulao {Recipe}

It was Shruti who introduced me to this recipe and now this is my family’s favorite Sunday breakfast. Try it, I’m sure you’ll like it too. For a family of two adults and two kids you’ll need: – 2 cups tapioca (sabudana) – 3 cups […]

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